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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I loved staying at this listing, it's really comfortable and homey and has lots of character. The neighbourhood is safe - there were people up and about as I walked back from the station at night, but they were friendly. And Michelle was a lovely host; really welcoming and funny and gave me directions and suggestions on places to go. And more importantly, some great advice! ;) I really enjoyed staying here and would definitely come back.
The house is good and the environment inside the building is super nice in spite of the fact that the neighborhood is not as safe as I assumed. It's a good place to live if you have a company, but you might want to do some research about that area if you are coming alone. I ended up not living in the room out of my personal concern of security. However, I can tell that the host is a really nice person and the room is really spacey. Thanks!
I was on vacation when Wenjia came to stay chez moi and so did not have the pleasure of meeting her. I am very sorry to hear that the neighborhood scared her! Stepping out of one's comfort zone is often scary so there is probably little I could have said or done to change her perceptions and assuage her fear but I can state emphatically and confidently that my neighborhood is as safe as any other neighborhood in the city of Boston or Cambridge. And I hope Wenjia enjoyed her time in Beantown, wherever she stayed!
Michelle is a great and Lovely person!!!
She makes me feel like at home, very friendly, and gave me many advices to visit Boston.
My TRIP was still better Thanks to Michelle!
In one word : Amazing!:)
The entire experience was delightful! Pam's a great host with a great old house! Highly recommended!
The host canceled this reservation 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The guest made a reservation without introducing himself and I don't accept reservations from people who don't include a few words of introduction. The user interface in airbnb is sometimes wonky and it looked as if this reservation had already been canceled by the guest. When I tried to call airbnb for clarification, the wait for service was 30 (thirty!) minutes so to be sure the reservation was indeed canceled, I canceled it.
We arrived late on a Friday night, Michelle made sure to be available. She was super nice and explained how things work at her place. She a good cook, we enjoyed our breakfast, healthy and soooo good (love your home made granola bars!!).
We were always out but the few time we had with Michelle was nice.
The place is not far from the heart of the touristic Boston, as we are lazy people we took uber or bus to go to the center, less than 12$ each time :)
Lovely place and lovely owner.
Very good room and breakfast.
Thank you Michelle!
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About the Host, Michelle
A native Bostonian, I can fill you in on the city's history and what's happening now - or not - depending on what you need and want while you're here. Come visit!