About this listing
If you need a QUIET, SAFE, AFFORDABLE, CLEAN and COMFORTABLE place to stay, with easy access to public transportation, this room will be perfect for you. LONG TERM GUESTS WELCOME.
I usually host long-term guests who stay a semester or more (phd students, interns). The room is perfect for someone who wants a quiet, safe and clean environment in close proximity to places to eat, supermarket, and public transport.
The room is located on the 2nd floor of a cozy house, and features all necessary things - bed, closet, desk, dresser. The shared bathroom is always clean and the rest of the house is quiet and clean.
I have hosted people from many countries over the past few years - USA, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Austria, Croatia, and more. Most of the guests were PhD students or interns who stayed a semester or more because the location is really perfect.
Small lovely chihuahua dog lives here, so you must be a dog liker/lover. :)
You will have access to the bathrooms: Full shared bathroom on the 2nd floor, half bathroom on the first floor, the kitchen to prepare meals, the dining room to sit and eat, and high-speed WIFI internet.
Interaction with Guests
It is a quiet house with people being busy around their work/school life. We greet each other when we have time, and go on about our day. I often travel for work so my brother who lives in the same house is the other host who can help you answer any questions, and I'm always available on my phone.
There will be another airbnb guest in the room nextdoor, and a airbnb guest in the basement level of the house (you probably won't meet this person too often as they only share the main entrance and the stove in the kitchen sometimes). Most guests stay long-term, and all are verified, so it's a safe house.
The neighborhood is fun, lively, and also quiet (we live on a quiet street next to the park). It is a safe place in Boston, even at night.
This area consists of mainly students, graduate students, PhD students, and young professionals. There are about 100 places to eat around here, you can find many cuisines and places to eat, also there are many pubs, bars, a HUGE SUPERMARKET which is open NONSTOP is 5 minutes away by bus!
Bus 57 takes you straight to BU in a few minutes.
Bus 66 takes you to Harvard in 12 minutes.
Bus 64 takes you to Northeastern in 20 minutes.
Metro takes you to downtown in 25 -30 minutes. (it is very close but because Boston's public transport system is the oldest in the country, it seems a little slow)
It is easy to get to main road and highway (Storrow Drive and I-90), only 10 minutes by car to downtown Boston. Backbay's shopping center (the heart of Boston) - Prudential, Copley, Newbury Street, is only 20 mins by metro. RED SOX Fenway Park is only 10 minutes by metro.
Other Things to Note
The rent includes all utilities. YES THERE IS HIGH SPEED WI-FI included.
For long-term guests, if you wonder what to bring:
- anything that helps you feel "home" (such as your own blanket, your own pillow, your own cup, etc.) even though sheets, blankets, and pillows are provided by me
- your own hygienic things (shampoo, body wash, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.), buy your own laundry detergent, toilet paper, and whatever you need for your personal use (razor for shaving, tissues, hand towels...)
The room is disinfected, cleaned completely, and comes with clean bedsheets and a clean towel upon check-in, always. As a long-term guest, you will participate in weekly cleaning (we will rotate every week) but don't worry, the house is always clean, so it will be very easy cleaning! :)
1. No guests/no overnight guests. (However, if you stay long-term and have a girlfriend/boyfriend come visit for short-term, we can arrange).
2. Please do not abuse the utilities - turn off the lights, take quick showers.
3. Be clean :)
4. Bring some slippers.
Even though this won't be often, and I will try to give you notice prior, but sometimes I won't know when exactly and so I reserve the right to enter your room at any time (when you are not home) in order to evaluate the premises & repair any things that might need it. If you are home, I will of course knock on your door first.
THANK YOU! :D