About This Listing
A sunny private bedroom with a bed that converts into a 7-foot desk. Located 6-7 minutes walk from the Fields Corner Subway Station (Red Line), east of Dorchester Avenue.
This is a simple and affordable place to stay during your visit to Boston, several subway stops from the downtown.
Feel free to use all common areas and the stove, microwave, utensils, flatware, and cookware as needed. Some of our other kitchen appliances can brake if not used properly (e.g., centrifugal juicer), so please check with us first. Coin-op laundry is in the basement, 8 quarters per machine cycle.
Interaction with Guests
Michael usually works long hours, so you might not see much of him, but he is happy to chat when home.
There are many cheap and delicious Vietnamese restaurants along Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street, a public library around the corner, a park/field (bring your frisbee!), and a no-frills grocery store right where our street meets Dorchester Avenue. There is also a Subway (restaurant), convenience store, liquor store, and Dunkin Donuts two minutes away.
The neighborhood is residential, located 6 miles from the downtown. The only major attraction is the JFK Presidential Library, two subway stops North, facing the Ocean.
The Fields Corner T Station (Ashmont Red Line) takes you right into downtown Boston. The trains come every 10-12 minutes or so (average wait of 5-6 minutes).
Other Things to Note
We have a friendly short-hair Weiner Dog named Apollo. He is very well-behaved.
Please leave your shoes in the foyer. We encourage you to use the kitchen. Please clean up afterwards.
Our apartment is smoke-free and drug-free. For everyone's comfort and safety, guests must be sober during their stay.
Only guests registered as part of the Airbnb booking may enter the apartment.
Michael and his roommates were nice to my friends and I. The room was the same as the picture and the neighbourhood was quiet and quite near from downtown, great for a short stay.
Since Michael was out of town, his housemate Chris welcomed us inside. Our room was clean and the bed was really comfortable. Chris provided us with clean towels and he also offered us bagels and coffee in the morning. He also recommended us different places to visit in Boston.
The nearest metro station is a quick 5 minutes walk away and it will take you all the way to downtown Boston and to Cambridge as well. There's also a coffee place, a grocery store and other small restaurants and cafes around the corner.
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About the Host, Michael
I am a stereotypically friendly Canadian. At the moment I'm working on a PhD at MIT and am hoping to do something with my career that will help business and NGOs in developing countries operate more effectively. I love travelling to Latin America and have tried to go during the winter holidays to explore and study Spanish for the past few years. I've also spent time volunteering in Kenya through a non-profit that I was heavily involved with during college. Although I study engineering, my real interest is reducing poverty - I am passionate about social justice and this affects most things I do.
Some of my favorite things to do include hiking, snorkeling, buying fresh produce at farmers markets, and getting great deals on Craigslist and at thrift stores. I also love to experiment with new food in the kitchen.