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.
Very unpleasant experience. Michelle accused me of breaking into her apartment even though check out time wasn't till 5pm (which means I still had the keys until then) and I even left way before that at 2pm. Apparently the sweet note and the cake that I left for my roommate was the "copious and concrete evidence" of me gaining forbidden access. Good thing I had 2 friends to witness what was going on so I definitely recommend having witnesses when you leave the house. After talking to the airbnb agent he agreed that I didn't do anything wrong.
This was truly my best airbnb-stay till now! The house and room were really nice, comfortable and clean with everything you need from a great hot shower and a good breakfast available. But also by staying with Michelle you get the feeling as if you were staying at a friends house, she makes you feel very comfortable and welcome, is always there if you have any questions or needs and is truly an amazingly kind person.
Would recommend this stay to everyone! Thanks a million Michelle!
Ahh, to review Michelle! :)
Michelle is a super blend of the hostess with the mostest, friend, animal whisperer. And I know this is just in the few days I spent with her. :) She knows what she's doing. I'm glad she decided to open her home up on Airbnb; especially to visitors as far flung as Australia, Italy, Brazil-or me; just from Las Vegas but new to New England and traveling solo.
From my first interaction; she offered to let me stow my luggage for me in her car while she worked (I came in a few hours before she would be able to welcome me to her home), homemade granola and blueberry goodness I enjoyed in her cheerful fuschia kitchen, to the last night Thai dinner with her other boarders, this place was warm and welcoming. She was respectful of my privacy as well; silently proffering a space heater outside my door when the weather suddenly cooled. This is how good she is to all; a neighborhood stray momma cat has devotedly affixed herself to Michelle (even if in a room with other hands to pet her) because animals just KNOW. There is such warmth and graciousness and genuine concern for others that emanates. It's an innate ability.
Stay here if you need a friendly and respectful place to stay. The room is comfortable, the neighborhood is beautiful, and I would recommend it to any of my friends traveling to Boston in the future.
I loved the room. It felt like I was in a tree house up amongst the tree tops. The house is very comfortable and Michelle is a great host. Easy walk to both a train and bus stop and if you have 45 minutes to spare, it is a lovely easy walk into town. Highly recommend this wonderful residence. A beaut breakfast is available with your choice of beverage. Michelle loves to share her knowledge of this interesting neighbourhood whilst you walk back to her place fom the station. You too should enjoy this experience.
Michelle was very nice and kind. She is always thinks about your needs ahead of yourself. Weather permitting, easy 10 min walk to subway station in safe neighborhood.
Fantastic ! Fantastic is the word I will use If I had to describe my stay at Michelle's House. But I need more than 1 word to describe the place I lived for a month.
The appartment is really beautiful, I had a big room, quiet, with a fan and a desk, just perfect for the summer ! I slept really good !
But the most important : Michelle !
It's impossible to describe the goodness and kindness that Michelle has. She is the nicest person by far I have ever seen ! She's thoughtful, nice, always smiling, cooking really good meals, always here for you if you need her ... and the list go on !
I'm so glad to meet her, she was essential for me ! And she will probably be essential for you if you didn't know Boston !
I think that my description and my words can't describe Michelle as perfectly as she is, the best thing to do is to try and discover by yourself what kind of person she is and I promess ... you won't regret it !
If you have to go in Boston, Michelle is definitevely the host you need :) !!!
Séjour très agréable, bien accueillis par Michelle qui est un super guide de Boston. Le petit déjeuner était complet et fait maison. A noter, le logement se situe à 20 min (marche + metro) du centre ville. Une bonne première expèrience Bostonienne.
Very pleasant, well received by Michelle is a great guide to discover Boston. The breakfast was complete and homemade. Note the accommodation is 20 min (walking + subway) from the city center. A good first experience Boston.
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