About this listing
A large and comfortable bedroom (200 sq ft/19 sq m) with a small private terrace. The apartment is in a very well-kept and traditional Back Bay townhouse with a lovely view of the Charles River. Convenient to subway and bus lines.
Room (200 sq ft/ 19 sq. meters) with a private entrance and small terrace in my apartment in the Back Bay on Beacon Street. Furnished with a queen size bed, a desk, chair, small bureau . Pillows, bed linen, towels and continental breakfast are provided.
The apartment itself is a first floor, 1125 sq. ft duplex down and has a nice view of the Charles River. There are 1 1/2 baths and the common areas (kitchen, living room, dining area, full bath) are shared. There is a lot of art on the walls, thousands of books, cd's, lp's and dvd's (in case one gets bored with Boston).
Lovely neighborhood, great walking on the Esplanade along the Charles River and beautiful restaurants and boutiques on Newbury Street.
Easy access to subway to downtown, you can walk to MIT in 10 minutes over the Mass Ave bridge and the No.1 bus is one block away and goes directly to Harvard Square (about 20 minutes).
The apartment public areas are available to enjoy during your stay. Guests may cook but have to clean up.
Interaction with Guests
I work during the day and am often out at night but am always glad to share some conversation and a glass of wine if I am there. I am present as I also live in the house.
This is the quintessential Boston neighborhood. Well, kept, tree-lined streets give you a sense of what it must have been like when these houses were all single family dwellings. There are great restaurants, cultural institutions and shopping close by and transportation via MTA trains and buses, cabs and Uber make this a really convenient place to live
#1 bus goes directly to MIT and Harvard and is 1/2 block away. Green Line stop is 4 blocks away and direct shuttle bus to airport is 4 blocks away.
Other Things to Note
Please note there are two cats - they are short hairs so not a lot of fur flying around but they are friendly and those who suffer from allergies should be aware.
1. It would not be possible to have large numbers of people over.
2. If you don't want the cats in the room you will have to keep an eye on them. They are very sneaky.
3. Barbecue is available in the summer.
4. For security reasons, please make sure that outer doors are firmly shut when entering and leaving building.
5. English muffins, bagels, cream cheese, butter, jams, fruit, yogurt, milk and hard boiled eggs are in the fridge for breakfast. Selection of cereals and breakfast bars.
About the Host, James
A former professional opera singer I now live in Boston and work for a large hospital as an administrator. I like good food, good wine and good conversation (not necessarily in that order). Can't live without coffee in the morning or good music on the stereo. Loved watching Smash and almost any British TV comedy or drama (I'm a sucker for an English or Scottish accent).