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About this listing

Small, sunny, private room in Boston's best undiscovered (quiet, safe, residential) neighborhood, 3 miles from the city center, 1.5 miles from Longwood hospitals and Fenway colleges.

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Room in geographical heart of Hub

The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Small, private room in a bright funky apartment in a 110 year old house in the geographical heart of Boston, three miles from the city center.

Room is small and cozy with a full size bed - 54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm). Closet is very small. Room has southern exposure so there is lots of sun all day. Bathroom is shared as is the kitchen and living room.

Though currently listed for just one person, two people have been quite comfortable staying in this room. If there are two of you, write me.

Light breakfast of coffee, tea, seasonal fruit, baked goods provided.

Je peux parler un peu de francais.

Guest Access

Kitchen use is negotiable depending on length of stay but for shorter stays the kitchen can be used for food storage, occasional light meal prep, eating, and tea and snacks. And guests are welcome to tea, coffee, baked goods and fruit that will be provided for breakfast.

Interaction with Guests

I will meet you when you arrive (where and how to be arranged once you know where and how you will arrive) and get you settled in.

How much we interact once you are here will depend on how much we are both home at the same time!

The Neighborhood

Architecturally interesting, historic (Roxbury Highland Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988), economically, racially and ethnically diverse, and very quiet residential neighborhood. Formerly part of what was called the Boston Highlands, it is now known as Highland Park or Fort Hill and my house is on a hill. On a hill. Yes, two hills.

Getting Around

The Orange and Silver Lines are an 8-10 minute walk from the house. There is free on-street car parking and in-house bike parking available. Inexpensive hourly bike rentals available very nearby from (website hidden). Car sharing stations within walking distance.

From the airport to the house takes about 30-40 minutes by public transport. A cab from the airport will take 15 minutes and cost about US$30.
If the weather is fine, the shuttle boat from the airport to Aquarium or Long Wharf is a really nice way to come into Boston. It costs $10 each way.

The house is a ten minute walk to a major bus hub, 10 minute walk to the subway; convenient to the Pierre Lallement/Southwest Corridor bike path. The city center, airport, and major hospitals are all accessible by public transport. The Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, Northeastern, MASSArt, Wentworth and other Fenway colleges; Beth Israel, Brigham and Women's, Dana Farber, and Childrens' Hospital and the BU Medical Center are all within walking distance - about 1.5 miles away.

Other Things to Note

Je peux parler un peu de français.

Though this apartment has a cat, you are still welcome to visit even if you don't like cats. She is never allowed into guest rooms.

Smokers are welcome to smoke outside.

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House Rules

No street shoes in the house, please, but especially not in the bedrooms.

Kitchen privileges vary and can be negotiated with length of stay but for shorter stays the kitchen can be used for food storage, occasional light meal prep, eating, and tea and snacks.

Check-in and check-out times are flexible all days except Sunday where check-out is by 11 a.m.

Smokers are welcome to smoke outside.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay


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About the Host, Michelle

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Member since October 2010


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