About this listing
I like that something is always blooming in the yard and that it is usually very quiet.
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.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
As usual, it was a pleasure to stay at Linda's home. I think it was the fourth time for our family. Very easy, very quiet, a lot of good advice on what to do in the area, where to go, where to eat... Unfortunately we did not see much of her this time, we were quite busy the whole week. I love her breakfast and her cooking in general... !! Thanks a lot for everything, Linda.
Linda was a gracious, generous, and welcoming host. From the moment we arrived (to freshly baked cookies) to the moment we left (with a farewell berry crumble) she made us feel at home in her lovely house. Upon our arrival, we also met Linda's nephew, who was equally welcoming and friendly and we had a lovely time chatting with them that evening.
Four of us stayed with Linda, in her home which is located on a quiet street in an ideal location for exploring Boston, the Cape, and parts of Rhode Island. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the breakfast Linda provided gave us a great start to the day.
Linda is very knowledgable about the surrounding area, and she had great recommendations for activities, places to visit, and places at which to eat. Because of our somewhat hectic schedule, we did not get a chance to join Linda in a hike or a kayak trip, but we will make sure we do so next time we visit.
We would definitely recommend staying at Linda's!
Staying at Linda's cozy home was a delightful experience. The lovely wooded setting was still convenient to everything. Linda and her nephew were friendly and generous, yet respectful of privacy. Linda went beyond the norm to attend to making me comfortable and well-fed! Should I attend another workshop in the area, I woudl gladly return---and next time make sure I had an opportunity to join Linda for kayaking.
She was really warm and made me feel absolutely comfortable. I was at home.Linda was an awsome host. She made sure I was comfortable and the area she lives in is absolutely gorgeous if you love nature. I would anyday stay with Linda if I come back. Great host
It was a treat visiting Linda again this weekend. It is always a pleasure to see her again. We took a morning walk together in pursuit of the pileated woodpecker, and later she made us her famous amazing breakfast. Looking forward to staying with her again.
Staying at Linda's was a wonderful experience. I stayed there for the purpose of being close to the start of the Boston Marathon. Linda was very helpful to my preparation and a big part of why I was able to PR and re qualify for 2016. I hope I can stay there next year :) Thank you Linda....Your the BEST....
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.
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About the Host, Linda
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.