Great location if you are working throughout New England and need a central place, near Rt. 495 and MA Pike. Also good just for Rest and Relaxation, for outdoor enthusiasts, or while visiting colleges and universities. Thirty miles to Boston, Worcester, or Providence, RI. Twenty minute drive to Wrentham shopping Outlets a popular destination of some visitors..
Continental breakfast included, kitchen and common areas available to you. You will have your own bedroom. Casual, clean, comfortable accomodations though a bit worn in spots.
House is situated in trees and sustainably landscaped. The town has many places to eat dinner, any flavor, or cook your own in the kitchen.
There are many historic and scenic sites easy driving distance. There is a paved bike trail in town or an off
road trail down the street, as well as a pond. Depending the season, your time, and inclination there are many sports
to indulge from swimming to skiing, kayaking to ice skating, fishing, snowshoe or biking. The weather changes quickly in New England.
The house is visited regularly by wildlife. Full time residents include two indoor/outdoor cats.
In winter there is a fireplace insert in the den. Firewood stacked in back. In summer, I rarely need air conditioning due to the treed lot and prefer to hear the quiet of the outdoors. There are ceiling fans and/or portable AC in bedrooms, if needed. Cable TV only in living room, but there is WiFi. Many books and magazines.
Clothes line outside for towels, beach or sports gear. Washer and dryer available, but highly encourage drying on clothes line (summer) to reduce adding heat to the house.
Bedding, towels, and soap provided. Some sporting equipment available for use.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests varies with guests and my own schedule. Continental breakfast is provided, help yourself, however if I am around I usually make a additions or bigger breakfast available.
Even though it feels like you are "out" I do live in a neighborhood so need to be considerate. That means park in the driveway and no foul language.
Three miles away you can get a bus which takes you to Framingham where you can get a bus to the airport or train into Boston. No public transportation from house except taxi or limo to airport. Can take the train to downtown Boston from Ashland, Southborough, or Franklin if you don't want
to drive in the city
Other Things to Note
Board games and some sports equipment on site may be used.
WIFI code: assegai7
No foul language please.
No smoking please.
We COMPOST food waste, coffee grounds,and tea bags, and RECYCLE: newspapers, cardboard, plastics #1-6, cans, metal cans, and plastic bags.
You may hang wet clothes or towels on racks in bathroom or hook on door or on clothesline outside. Please do not put wet towels or clothing on wooden furniture or railings.
Please ASK, if you have any questions that I may have failed to tell you. I will be glad to help with washing machine, where the clothesline is, and directions to nearest store, etc.
It is always nice to come back to Linda's place. It really feels like coming back home. Linda is the most hospitable hostess. This time Linda and I took a long walk in the woods on Sunday morning. Linda gave me good advice for my own listing.
This is my second time staying at Linda's home. She is a great host. She gave me and my son two seperate rooms although i only booked for one room with two beds. The neighborhood is very nice and safe. There's always coffee and plenty food in the fridge for us for breakfast. Despite her schedule at work, Linda spared her Saturday evening taking me and my son out diner at Chinatown! thank you Linda for the hospitality.
Nice friendly and helpfull lady. We liked it at her house it was a warming place to stay. Next time we sure coming back there. Nice bedrooms and very clean.
It's been our second stay with Linda, we have already stayed with her last year and liked it so much that we came back. Very convenient for us (we have lots of activities in the Hopkinton/Milford area), but Boston is not far away either nor are the beaches or other tourist attractions. We had very nice breakfasts, and Linda helped a lot organizing our visits (a lot of insider tips of what or what not to do, and where to go or not to go - which was very helpful!). There were other guests around from time to time, which was not a problem at all.
We have definitely enjoyed it as much as the first time and would not hesitate to come back a third time !!
From the moment we arrived we knew Linda was going to be a great host. She picked us up at the bus stop and then fed us dinner, even gave us options. Our room was clean and nice with comfortable beds, which was important for us since we were going to run a marathon a couple of days later.
The room was a bedroom and therefore provided little more than the beds, a chair and a closet. So if you only want to hang out in the room it might not be ideal, but the downstairs living room or dining room had plenty of space if you need to get some work done. She also let you have access to her WiFi.
Linda provided us with good information on the surrounding areas, good places to run, trails etc. making the days before the marathon interesting and relaxing. She is very social and we shared many stories. If anyone is interested in kayaking, she can definitely provide good information about good waters in the area.
With motherly care she made sure we got a breakfast that we liked and needed to perform well at the Boston Marathon, and even gave us a ride to the drop off point, as well as picking us up there when we came back after the race. As the cherry on top she had cold beer ready for us to celebrate with.
We left the Milford with many stories and a good experience of small town life in Massachusetts.
Staying at Linda's house was comfortable and I really enjoyed that Linda tried to make all the guests at her home feel comfortable. The house is rural yet located close enough to the 495 freeway to have easy on and off. I was treated to fresh treats each morning and one night Linda cooked a nice dinner.
Thank you Laura. Sorry about the tight squeeze in the garage. I did come out to help fit you in as I know it is crowded. Guess I need a shed for all the mowers and stuff. At least being in the garage you didn't have to shovel the snow off your car like the Chinese family. Hope you had a good trip home.
Linda was a great host. She was very welcoming and accommodating. She made fresh muffins a few times and even cooked me dinner which was an unexpected surprise.
Her house, in the exurbs of Boston, is close the freeway, clean, and homey. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with her and would stay again if I have need to be in this part of Mass again.
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I'm getting older but I don't let age categorize me. I enjoy being active working in my yard, picking flowers, taking pictures and cooking or baking especially to share with others. This time of year I love kayaking for the nature I see and the tranquility it brings. Yesterday I saw two baby beavers only a yard away from my kayak. It made my day. They sounded like new born puppies but could already smack the water with their tails and disappear in a blink. I enjoy quiet, music, reading, banana grams and other board games, and my berry plants. I love the simple things in life, like sharing a good meal, shade on a hot day, new adventures and smiles from pleasant people.