Light-Filled Artist's Home Harv/MIT

Apartment - Private room · Homer Square Apt, Somerville, MA 02143, United States

Our cozy, quiet & colorful two bedroom apartment is the perfect home away from home. The room comfortably fits 2 and is within easy access to Harvard, MIT and Tufts. Enjoy your own balcony, view of the city, and the friendliest cats you'll ever meet!

The Space

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Please inquire about availability before booking.

We have a beautiful light filled 2 bedroom apartment on a quiet cul-de-sac in Somerville. The apartment is the top two floors of a character house. It is within a 20 min. walk to Harvard, MIT or Tufts. Easy access to bus transportation and all major squares/downtown Boston.

There is a lovely light-filled kitchen/dining area and beautiful plant-laden deck with a view of the city. There is one large shared bathroom, which is downstairs from the bedrooms (must be ok climbing stairs). The whole apartment has been lovingly painted and decorated. Your bedroom overlooks Union Square and has its own private deck with a view of downtown Boston.

We are located one block behind Union Square and within steps of many great bars, stores and restaurants including The Independent, Journeyman, Back Bar, Reliable Market, Market Basket, Block 11 Cafe, Sherman Market (locally sourced groceries) and the Saturday Union Sq. Farmers Market.

Your room is large with vaulted ceilings, a skylight and lots of light. It is furnished with a double bed, easy chair, bedside tables, dresser, lamps, quality bedding, feather pillows, towels and closet access. There is also a small desk and work area and a printer in the room that is available for use. A visitor's guide and transportation printout is provided in the room.

Your stay includes:
-2 day guest parking pass (for stays longer than 2 days guests must get their own temporary parking pass from the Somerville parking office)
-Fresh towels
-All bedding washed with hypoallergenic biodegradable laundry soap
-A green clean - all cleaning products are biodegradable and we use recycled toilet paper and paper towels
-A selection of organic teas & french press coffee
-limited kitchen access for making breakfast, tea, coffee and snacks

We have two sweet cats named Shiro and Polly. They love to snuggle and play and we vacuum the wood floors regularly so there is minimal cat hair.

We are a Canadian couple in our early thirties, currently expecting our first child, who keep an immaculately clean apartment and love meeting new people. Ariel is an artist and Steve is an engineering manager at a technology company. We are both very friendly and well traveled. ESL and International students welcome.


Guest Access

Bathroom, living room, guest bedroom

Interaction with Guests

We enjoy getting to know our guests, giving information on our favorite locals haunts and sharing tea and chats especially on the weekends!

The Neighborhood

Somerville is the "Williamsburg" of Boston. With a cross section of diverse ethnicities and a little outside of the downtown core it has been attracting more and more young families and creative types to the neighborhood. There are great cafes, yoga studios, community garden projects, 2 letterpress studios, many great restaurants and even a number of live music venues all within walking distance. Feel free to ask us for recommendations!

Getting around

The best ways to get in and out of Union are by taxi or bus. There are buses that connect quickly to all major subway lines. We have provided a transportation map in the room and if you have a smart phone recommend using (website hidden) maps to navigate as Boston can be a bit of a maze.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • As unoriginal as it may be I'm going to join the numerous other reviews that rave about how lovely Ariel and Steve are, and how inviting their home is. Great communication every time, even when I arrived 2 hours early they were able to accommodate me. The neighbourhood is vibrant and there are many food and night-life options very close by - check out Backbar down the alley for speak-easy style drinkies. The train is a bit of a hike but I was lucky with the weather and was happy to walk everywhere. I would definitely stay here again but - with a new arrival due soon - I'm sad to say Boston may be losing one great AirBnB address, at least for a little while. I wish them all the best!

    April 2014
  • Ariel and Steve were great hosts and have a lovely, comfortable home. As a solo-traveler exploring Cambridge and Somerville for the first time, they were very helpful in helping me to get a better sense of the area. And, as quite a few others mentioned, their cats were certainly a treat to have around. I would definitely stay with them again.

    April 2014
  • I really enjoyed staying here! I didn't get to meet Ariel but Steve was a great host and an awesome guy in general. The guest room was perfect and I really, really liked Shiro and Polly. The apartment is in a convenient location, too. I couldn't have asked for a better Airbnb experience in Boston.

    March 2014
  • Lovely place, lovely hosts - wish I could have stayed longer.

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 74 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
  • We stayed three nights and the experience was great. The apartment is bright and sunny. The room is very comfortable. And the hosts were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Tha location is great too, in a quiet spot but just two mins walk into Union Square and is variety of restaurants. We will be back!

    November 2012
  • We had a great time at Ariel and Steve's place: a lovely, comfy apt with wonderful touches, color and sunlight, plus two friendly cats that made my kids feel right at home. We ended up doing a lot of rushing in and out, and our gracious hosts made that easy -- we were only sorry we didn't have more time to get to know them. We hope to return for that!

    November 2012
  • I had a lovely stay with Ariel and Steve. They were welcoming and friendly and their home is beautiful!

    November 2012
  • I loved staying at Ariel and Steve's apartment. Their home was very cozy and beautifully decorated, and they took a lot of care in preparing it for our visit. I enjoyed our stay, and would recommend their home and hospitality to anyone.

    November 2012
  • Lovely place and very friendly couple. Ariel and Steve have a very cosy house and share it as you feel at home.
    Quiet, clean and restful ! A lot of bars and restaurants in the neighborhood...
    Buses (almost) downstairs...
    Very good place to go.

    November 2012
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We are a Canadian couple in our early thirties. He is a Software Project Manager and she is a national touring musician. We love great food, music, movies, pop culture and relaxing on our plant-laden deck while sipping homemade cocktails.
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