About This Listing
Your own floor & entrance, 1 1/2 private baths. Washer/dryer in unit.
3 level, 2200 sq feet new & modern townhouse in Boston's Adam's Village neighborhood, on Red Line subway by Ashmont Station.
3rd guest bedroom available.
Your own floor, own entrance, own private bathroom. Washer/dryer in unit. Red Line Ashmont subway station.
3 level, new & modern townhouse in Boston's Adam's Village neighborhood, on Red Line subway.
Central air (and heat) that works really well, even i the worst Boston heat.
There are 2 bedrooms available on their own floor, along with your own 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms can be accessed through the main townhouse entrance and they also have their own private entrance from the backyard.
The 2200 square foot (200 square meters) townhouse is on 3 floors. The 2 bedrooms available are on lower level which you can get to through the main entrance or from the backyard. You have your own private half bath half flight up. There are an additional 2 full baths on the top level. One of these is in my master bedroom, and the other is for your use.
So...in summary...you get 2 adjacent bedrooms on the 1st level, exclusive use of half bath (between Level 1 & 2), and complete use of full bathroom on Level 3.
Given that the townhouse has 2200 square feet (205 sq meters), and is on 3 levels, it is quite comfortable and spacious for guests, as well as offering a great deal of privacy with multiple rooms and your own bathrooms. And you have your own entrance should you choose not to use the main house entrance. Your bedrooms are on Level 1; mine are on Level 3. On Level 2 (the main floor) is the open kitchen/living room/dining room. Guests have reasonable access to the kitchen and occasional use of the living room. The bedrooms are quite large and have queen beds, dressers, desks, shelves, end tables, and hi def TVs with cable (including on-demand), and WiFi.
I am on the 3rd level, with my bedroom, my spare rooms, and 1 additional spare bedroom (should the needs of your party require a 3rd bedroom).
Being on the Red Line subway makes most of Boston & Cambridge very easy to get to...(Shawmut and Ashmont stations are the stations near me, both equidistant). The Red Line has frequent service, and downtown Boston is 15 to 25 minutes depending on where. Cambridge is another 5 to 8 minutes.
South Station (rail & bus station), 16 minutes by Red Line.
Downtown Crossing Station (main stop for downtown) 18 min.
Mass General (Charles St./MGH Station): 23 minutes
MIT (Kendall Sq./MIT Station) 25 minutes
Harvard Square Station, 31 minutes
For those needing to travel to the Longwood Medical Area, you can take the Red Line (near me, either Ashmont or Shawmut Stations) 12 minutes to the JFK/UMass Station, where there is a free and frequent shuttle bus to the Longwood Medical Area (about 20 minutes, depending on your stop in the huge Longwood area). Realistically, if you are commuting to Longwood, you should allow 45 minutes door-to-door by public transit. Longwood isn't far, but public transit there isn't super fast; driving is about 25 minutes in traffic.
Getting from the airport is super convenient and FREE by public transit. There is a "Silver Line" electric high-capacity bus that stops curbside at each terminal and goes directly to South Station in Boston where you have a free transfer below ground to the aforementioned Red Line.
In addition to reliable public transit, there is off street parking for those who are driving.
The townhouse has central air conditioning, outdoor deck and a small yard, washer/dryer and dishwasher, all of which are available to you.
The basic food supplies are included (coffee, milk, cereal, etc.) and you are welcome to purchase food and use the fridge, as well as order food delivery. A large supermarket in within walking distance and there is a smaller convenience store across the street. The kitchen is available primarily for breakfast and light use for dinner, snacking, microwaving. No major cooking, please.
Price is $120 for 1, on your own floor w/private bath; $20 for extra person (you can share the bedroom or each have your own bedroom, as there are 2 bedrooms on your floor). You also have your own half bath and full bath. (I have my own bath, so there are 2 1/2 baths total, you get 1 1/2 for yourself).
2 fully furnished bedrooms; backyard and deck space, both bathrooms (1 full bath, 1 half bath; both of these are for exclusive use of guests; I have my own bathroom in my master bedroom, so no one is sharing your 1 1/2 baths).
Interaction with Guests
I'm always available to help, I know Boston well. Some guests have daily interactions, others I hardly see at all. Depends on our schedules and your preference.
Nice houses, close to Ashmont & Shawmut T, safe.
The very reliable and frequently running Red Line Subway is just under a 10 minute walk (Ashmont Station). In addition there is a bus directly in front of my house which goes to Fields Corner (also on the Red Line, which is a convenient alternative if you don't want to walk to Ashmont or if the weather is bad).
Other Things to Note
The townhouse is new, nice, spacious, far off the street so is very quiet for the city, mostly faces south & west so have lots of natural light.
I do have Internet access and cable, although Fox News is not available on any of the sets. Those who watch Fox regularly may wish to consider alternative accommodations (although I think you should be able to get their programs via Internet streaming).
There is a Boston GoCard that provides discounts on dozens of the top tourist locations & activities...it is really quite extensive. Not necessarily cheap, but if you use a lot of them, it can be both a big money saver as well as a great tool for planning your stay in Boston. I was very surprised at the number of things included; not just museums but some of the costlier attractions, such as ferries on Cape Code, etc., etc., Check it out at: http://(email hidden)/boston-attractions-and-tours/_d_Bos-p1.html?pass=Bos_Prod_Go or (website hidden) "Go Boston Card."
Nothing out of the ordinary...the basic (email hidden)ing reasonably neat and tidy, cleaning up in the kitchen after using (there is a dishwasher); absolutely NO SMOKING in apartment or deck.
Kitchen is available for breakfast and light use at other times. Please no cooking or preparing of dinner. Snacking is fine, as is storing items in the refrigerator.
I'm insensitive to noise, so there is no need to tip-toe. Plus we are 2 floors apart, you likely won't be hearing me either.
I do request that guest be tidy and clean, i.e. dishes not left overnight, etc. I do have a housekeeper a couple of times a month to handle the big stuff.
Guests can have breakfast at the dining room table, at the kitchen counter bar, or on the sofa facing the television.
Bill was a great host. The rooms were clean, snacks and muffins were provided for breakfast, and he even gave us a ride to the T station when he was headed out at the same time. The house is conveniently located to a T station and Adams Village if you're looking to get some dinner. I would definitely stay here again.
Bill was the perfect host! He went over an above to make sure that our stay was pleasant and comfortable. The accommodations were just as described, and were perfect for us--my husband and I stayed 4 nights, and our adult daughter joined us for 2 of the nights. Bill helped us find food, transportation (and even dropped us off at the T one day when he was on his way out about the same time we were leaving!) and was pleasant and helpful throughout our stay. The T is about a 12 minute walk away, and it's easy to get wherever you need to go. We ate at a great Italian place right by the T, and there were plenty of other restaurants nearby. Great place & great host--thanks!
I had a great time here!!! Bill is a very gracious host, the room was very clean and comfortable and the location is perfect (convenient access to the red line). I couldn't have hoped for a better experience!
I had a great stay at Bill's. It's probably one of the best airbnb places I've stayed at - super clean and has everything I needed. Bill also doesn't take in multiple guests at a time so you'll have a lot of privacy and space to yourself. Bill is extremely thoughtful; all the rooms are stocked with paper towels and tissue and he even prepared a robe for me. Only thing is, because of the central heating system, the lower floor could be cold unless you set the temperature really high, but I think in the less cold months, this shouldn't be a problem.
It was everything we had expected, and Bill even left us muffins and fresh bagels for breakfast during the week. The train is walking distance, and we enjoyed delicious dinner and drinks at the Ashmont Grill also down the street.
The two bedrooms are clean and spacious located on the lowest level of the property. Each room had its own separate entrance via a secure external lockable door. The spacious living area is comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. It is worth noting that the full bathroom is one flights of stairs up from the main level, but the sturdy handrail was appreciated by those in our group who needed it.
It is within easy access to public transport (the bus stop is a few yards along the opposite side of the street and it's a 5-10 minute walk around the corner to the closest train station). We had no need of our car during our stay and the free parking space behind our rooms was much appreciated.
Bill was very accommodating, hospitable and friendly. He had coffee and breakfast supplies out for us before he left for work in the mornings. He even dropped us off at the station. His recommendations on where to go and the best ways to do it were very helpful, and he made us feel very welcome.
Thanks for sharing your place with us, Bill! We'll be looking you up next time we're over your way :)
We were in Boston for a week with the vision of covering a broad spectrum of activities without using a car. We also needed a place that could accommodate an additional couple for a few days. Bill's place was perfect! Subway an easy walk, with the option of a bus to get us there. But Bill was more than willing to drop us off. More than anything, Bill gave great advice on where to go, how to get there, food, events, really took time with us. Easy to the airport even at the bad arrival and departure times we had. Bed was comfortable, and rooms clean. Gave the trip a personal touch no hotel could match. Well stay with Bill when we come back!
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About the Host, Bill
I'm Bill, a working professional (public high school teacher) currently living by myself in a 3 floor, 3 bath, 4 bedroom apartment. Having traveled much of the world for business & pleasure, I've been at the extremes, sleeping on rocks when I got kicked off a French train in the middle of nowhere, to 1st class airtravel & 5 star hotels during the heyday of the Internet boom. Now I'm teaching public high school, so you can safely assume my travel style is very middle-of-the-road these days.
As a host I can be an active, involved host, or just the provider and clean, safe, nice, and convenient accommodations for those visiting Boston. I work long hours during the school year and travel freely over the summer.