Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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Amazing location! Walk to MIT, Harvard, downtown Boston. Historical townhouse with lovely period detail, layout provides great privacy. On a quiet side street, only a block or two from subway and the top happenning neighborhood shops, cafes, parks.



The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space


If this listing is booked, try my other listings for the same rooms in the same property.

Beautiful sunny furnished room in lovely, elegantly restored Victorian townhouse in a very desirable location 6 blocks from MIT and Harvard.

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AN APARTMENT, IT IS A HISTORICAL TOWNHOUSE. Quiet street, 1 block to Central Red Line T subway, bus and hubway biycles. The house is in a vibrant area with lots of cool pubs, restaurants, bookstores, art galleries, grocery stores, banks, etc, but on a very quiet side street, so it offers the best of all worlds.

No kitchen, laundry or common areas, host not in residence, just a wonderful location, and perfect for those seeking privacy. Shared bath (with lock). 1/2 block from Mass Ave., 1 block to "Central" Red Line MBTA bus, subway and hubway bike stop. Wireless internet, cable TV in each room. There are parking lots nearby 260 and 438 Green Street. Meters are free 6pm-8am weekdays and Saturday 6pm-Monday 8am. And, limited parking on premises when available is $19/night, by advance arrangement.

Perfect for a friendly but focused professional/visiting professor/grad student. Harvard/MIT visiting professors and PhD students often stay here as well. It is a quiet environment, perfect for studying or quiet rest. Note: confidential key code provided prior to check-in, 6pm, on day of arrival, through the Airbnb channel. This is key-access service, host is not in residence. Caretaker nearby and from time to time in residence, always available to respond by phone or text to any problems, issues concerns or requests. Guests wishing interaction with a host would be most comfortable choosing a different accommodation. We provide a great location and lovely, comfortable, private rooms, no host interaction. NB we have multiple listings, if dates are unavailable on this listing you may try one of the other listings. Check-in 6pm, check-out 10am.

Guest Access

No Kitchen, laundry or common areas. Private rooms with private keycode, shared bathrooms with lockeable doors.

Interaction with Guests

Host not in residence. All interaction via the Airbnb channel, as it keeps all communication together in one place for easy reference.

Getting Around

"Central" Red Line Subway, bus and hubway bicycle stops 1 block away. Or, walk 6 blocks from Harvard and MIT. Can't get more central or convenient that this! Signs at the airport inform how to get to the subway, Red line, and Central stops. We suggest you (website hidden) map the address and bring the directions with you, we don't want to give you misleading directions.

Other Things to Note

All guests are kindly reminded:

All guests are requested to PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK THE FRONT DOOR BEHIND YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT USING THE CODE AGAIN. The door does not lock automatically behind you! Please turn around after you leave the house and ENTER THE CODE and TURN THE KNOB, just as you did when you entered. Thank you!

Hello, All guests are also kindly reminded:

All guests are requested to please keep in mind that this listing has SHARED BATHs with a lockable doors. It is not possible to clean between each use. Please be sure to use the PLASTIC shower curtain, it needs to be INSIDE the tub and FULLY extended, like anywhere else, else you will cause a flood all over the floor. Please be considerate of other guests and clean up after yourself. Including, especially, please clean your hair out of the sink, bath, and all over the floor. No one wants to clean someone else's hair from the sink, bath and left all over the floor. Please clean up after yourself, do not expect your fellow guests to clean up after you! Your neighbors will take notice and let us know if you do not, please do not make us contact you personally regarding this.

Thank you very much.
NOTE: Like a hotel, please be aware that cleaners enter guest rooms periodically to clean. They always knock first! We like to keep a clean, neat environment.

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House Rules

Check-in is 6pm and checkout is 10am. Guests are welcome to leave your bags in the front hall early or late, no need to make special arrangements. The room will not be ready before 6pm. The cleaners are in the house at times throughout the day and night to ensure all is in order.

1 block from the “Central" Red line subway, bus and subway bike stop. Signs at the airport inform how to get to the subway, Red line, and Central stops. We suggest you (website hidden) map the address and bring the directions with you, we don't want to give you misleading directions.

Food is NOT allowed in the rooms. Food attracts rodents. Leaving food trash in the garbage attracts rodents and runs counter to providing a CLEAN environment which we seek. Refrigerators are not provided for a reason, that is, food is not permitted in the rooms. Please keep your food outside! Feel this is unreasonable? We get it! But then, this is not the place for you. Please choose another listing if you want to store and consume food in the room. Please do not even THINK of bringing leftovers home from restaurants and attempting to store in your room. The smell will immediately attract pests. Thank you very much for respecting this rule.

Parking lots available nearby at 260 and 438 Green Street. Meters out front are free 6pm-8am weekdays and Saturday 6pm-Monday 8am.

Access is through keypad only, no keys. We will provide the code prior to check-in, 6pm, on day of arrival, through the Airbnb channel.

Please note that in the United States (and everywhere outside Europe), the ground level entry floor is universally referred to as the "first floor." In Europe, the "first floor" is one flight up from the American "first floor." Likewise, the "second floor" in the US is ONE flight up from the entry floor; in Europe it is TWO flights up from the entry floor. Guests are kindly requested to familiarize themselves with the non-European conventions of referring to floors.

Pets are Not permitted.

Similarly, there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the premises. This means smoking is not allowed on the front porch nor the sidewalk in front of the house, as loitering there is noted by neighbors and others. NOTE: if you smoke in the house, you will incur a $700 cleaning fee to get the smoke smell and residue out of linens and everywhere.

We maintain quiet hours fro 10pm to 8am. During this time guests are requested to refrain from loud television, loud talking, talking in the halls, and heavy footsteps on the stairs, and anything else that may disturb the rest of others. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please put all trash, including food and beverage trash, in the bathroom wastecan, remove any articles left in the bath, and leave the rooms as they were found. The cleaners will do the heavy cleaning. Guests are kindly requested to leave their room DOOR OPEN upon final departure, and reminded to LOCK the house FRONT DOOR behind them, BY ENTERING THE CODE AND TURNING THE LOCK. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

In conformance with Airbnb's policy, Guests are kindly reminded they shouldn't be uploading, downloading, or viewing anything illegally with the Internet access provided. If they use our network, they agree to use it only for legal purposes and they promise not to use it for illegal uploading, downloading, or other illegal activities.

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