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.
This was the second time I went to Michelle's house and it was as perfect as the first time. Michelle is a great host. She is very helpful to indicate your way or what you can do and see in the surroundings. She even baked muffins for me in the morning and show me my way to the bus station so that I could go quickly to South Station. I totally recommend her house.
Michelle est une hôte très accueillante (et qui parle français). Je la remercie pour ses conseils, ses muffins, sa balade pour aller manger un très bon lobster chowder et le fait de s'être levée à 2h30 du matin pour attendre mon taxi. La chambre est-elle qu'elle est décrite et la maison situé à dix minutes du métro (très pratique). J'ai apprécié mon séjour chez Michelle et recommande cette hôte.
Staying with Michelle made my whole Boston experience truly amazing. Went to Boston for the Early Music Festival mostly held around the New England Conservatory / Museum of Fine Arts ( i.e. a very short trip from her location) and while Monteverdi’s Ulisse Opera and Jordi Savall fulfilled every bit of my music thirst it was Michelle’s great hospitality that won the trip. Since the very first day she took care of every detail picking me at the nearest mbta station ( a very short walk from her place) and welcomed with a delicious breakfast of homemade carrot walnut cupcakes, dragon pearls green tea and fresh strawberries. What else to ask for? Right? She didn’t spare any minute to give me practical travel advice or keep helping me. She even called a last minute taxi for me when I was late for my concert covering the payment with her own card! The room I stayed in was really comfortable as well, I usually have trouble sleeping outside home but this wasn’t the case at Michelle’s probably because the room had the right combination of cleanliness, low light at night and good ventilation… ah and the right blankets of course ( Michelle actually uses designer brand blankets although she doesn’t admits it. I checked the labels myself) Overall I would very happily return to her place on my next trip to Boston.
Michelle was very nice and a good host. She made made sure I was comfortable and had maps and other advice for navigating the city and finding things to do. She was available if I needed anything and checked in with me frequently. I was very happy with my experience with Michelle.
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!
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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!
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