If you need an AFFORDABLE, CLEAN and COMFORTABLE place to stay, with easy access to public transportation, and an experienced host, this room will be perfect for you. LONG TERM GUESTS WELCOME (few months, not a problem!)
The room is perfect for someone who is gone during the day to work and school and comes home at night. Guests in the past have enjoyed staying in this room very much because it is cozy, comfortable and most importantly - affordable.
It is located on the 2nd floor of a house and just a few minutes away from public transportation with easy access to the city and universities.
I have hosted people from many countries over the past few years - USA, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, and more. I have lived in Boston for almost a decade now and can give you good guidance to make you feel comfortable here. I enjoy traveling, and everything adventurous. Staying with me, you will learn new things about the city, and at least once, you will also get to enjoy my cooking! :)
Small lovely chihuahua dog lives here, so you must be a dog-lover.
You will have access to all the bathrooms in the house, the kitchen, the common areas, and high-speed WIFI internet.
Interaction with Guests
I will be available to answer any questions you have and give you guidance, anytime. And if you're not busy and are up to a cup of tea and chit-chat, we can do that!
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 minutes.
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 WI-FI included.
You bring your own toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.), buy your own laundry detergent, and whatever you need for your personal use.
The room comes with clean bedsheets and clean towel, always.
1. 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 - make sure you always turn off the heat, the lights, when you are not using it - just be respectful. And please take quick showers.
3. Clean up after yourself (dishes, trash, etc.)
4. Please, no smoking in the house and no walking with shoes on in the house (take off your shoes in the hallway).
5. Laundry is available for you in the house. If you stay long-term (one month or more), you can use it, but please no more than 1 LOAD every 2 WEEKS. If you need to wash more than 1 load every 2 weeks, you can go to a laundromat 100meters down the street where it costs $6 per load.
As all the others reviews say, she is an incredible host. Texted me 2 days before asking what time id get there, in the day i got there she always wanted to make sure everything was according to the plans. when I actually got in her place, was introduced to the entire place, it all looked like new, really well organized, she is really neat, really friendly and warm. the room is exactly (or even better) as the picture. I had had only 7 hrs of sleep in the past 50 hours. so i all i wanted was a bed, with clean sheets and comfortable. What she had was exactly that. I slept for... 12 hours I think. Was really what I needed. In the other day i went to explore Boston, again she texted me asking if it was all good etc. when i got home we kept talking about random things, she is rly kind :D
about the facilities, bathroom perfect (sink was not working when i got there, so i needed to use downstairs, but the next morning the guy went there and fixed). bathroom was the cleanest ive seen in any airbnb place ive been. also was smelling good. she has a dog which i didnt even see, actually (stayed for 2 days). the dog kept in her room all the time, i think. for me wouldn't be a problem, i dont mind dogs, but even if you do, i dont think this is a problem.
oh! she also explained me all about how to go to the places i wanted to go, how to get back home using train or bus. btw, it's really close to the stops, 1min walking to a laundry place, 2min walking to a BK and other FF places...
if i ever come back to boston i dont even need to search for another place, this is where im staying (if possible lol). Totally recommend.
Thank you for such a great first airbnb stay! Clean, convenient and great housemates! Wonderful place and if I need a place again or know someone looking, I won't hesitate to let you know! Thank you Tia!!
Tia was very communicative, friendly and welcoming. She provided me with a few options for transportations to her place from the airport, which was very helpful. I told her I will be arriving late and that was not a problem. She stayed up and waited for me until I arrived. She gave a lot of infos about what her neighborhood has to offer. I found some great restaurants to eat 2 blocks away. A trip to Harvard is 10-15 mins away by bus. Green line is 2 blocks away. There were ATM's, CVS and Walgreens nearby. The area is quiet. The room was exactly as the picture showed. Tia and I had a very nice chat. She was always willing to help with whatever you need. Highly recommended!
I had a wonderful few days in Boston, and a great part of it was because of Tia. Communication was very easy and she was very helpful. She gave me really good advices on places to eat, things to do and which buses or trains to take. She is very friendly but she will respect your privacy if you'd like. The room was perfect! It was cozy and had everything you would need, clean bed sheets, a small closet with lots of hangers and even a little tourism book of Boston. While it is a little far from downtown (around 30 min by train), public transportation is very good and there are lots of things to do in the neighborhood and a ton of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Allston is a great area, lots of students and very safe, even late at night.
Bottom line: if I ever go back to Boston, that's where I'm staying!
It was literally amazing!!! How come tia so kind and awesome!!
She was always tried to be keeping communicating with me. Actually I arrived in Boston at 6:00 am, so I asked her whether I can check in so early. She was kindly accepting my request, so thankfully I was not shuddered cold outside.
The room was also awesome. Really cozy and neat. And there were lots of hanger being able to keep our clothes neatly.
If I had not chosen this host, then my trip in Boston would have not been enjoyable so much. Thank you!!
I stayed with Tia for a full semester this year and she was an excellent host. On my first day, Tia was still moving into this house and managed to do all of the moving and decorating within two days; I still have no idea how she managed to do that with only two other people considering the size of the house. Tia and her brother, Martin, were extremely helpful throughout my stay with any problems I might have had (including when I sprained my ankle and Martin very generously picked me up at the hospital).
If you're not familiar with the Boston neighborhoods, Allston is where many college students rent apartments and it's full of restaurants of all kinds, bars, and very close to both Boston University and Cambridge.
So basically, if you want great roommates in a neighborhood where you will never run out of food and drink options, stay at Tia's!
Also... It's a 3 minute walk to the T and a 1 minute walk to the bus stop, so you won't have to bear the cold for long.
Tia was a great host ! I enjoyed a lot staying in Allston with her. Her place was nice, clean and she was very present and helpful. Tia is a very kind person, responsible and always ready to show you around ! You will definitely enjoy your stay with her.
Greatly recommended !
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Hi! I am fun and outgoing, take things easy and very helpful. If you need anything, just ask. :)
5 things I cannot live without:
+ My perfume (Everything I own must smell nice)
+ My cell phone (I communicate a lot!)
+ A cup of tea with honey (I drink at least 3 cups of tea per day)
+ A good movie (love Steven Spielberg movies)
I am a clean and responsible person. My style of hosting is giving you lots of privacy and also embracing you as a friend, so please feel free to talk about life and whatever you want with me. I also like to go out with my guests (I have gone out to eat and shop with many of the guests, and we have formed friendships). Of course you don't have to go out with me, I respect your privacy. :)
As a traveler, I will treat your home like it is my own.
My life motto: Be young & have fun!