About this listing
Our home and adjoining apartment are bordered along one side by the banks of Fort Pond Brook, and along two of the the others by woodlands, making it an especially restful location to unwind from your sightseeing or business in the Boston area. Our property is dedicated to our interest in all things horticultural, including unusual trees and shrubs, as well as creating ideal habitat for our bird friends. Acton is a five minute jaunt from historic Concord, Massachusetts, and is a mere 35 minute commute from Boston.
Acton is located off of Route 2, the fastest and least congested way into and out of Boston; it is also a scenic avenue for all forays into western Massachusetts, and all points north into New Hampshire and Vermont. The guest apartment has separate, off-street parking. However, a car is optional for the more intrepid or athletic traveler as the South Acton / Fitchburg line commuter rail stop is a mile away, and it will connect you to any points (including Logan airport) serviced by the inexpensive and extensive Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority.
The apartment consists of a private bathroom (shower only), bedroom with platform queen bed with new memory foam mattress, and window air conditioning unit (during the summer months). All bed linen, blankets and towels are provided. The living room looks out over the brook, and guests find the sound of the running water quite soothing. The kitchenette area is comprised of sink, dining table, half size refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, toaster oven. A traditional grocery store (pharmacy, etc) is a little over a mile away but there is a wonderful farm stand with seasonal produce just a five minute walk down the road.
We provide complimentary coffee, tea and bottled water. We personally do not provide breakfast; however, with your key you’ll find a Dunkin Donut (DD) gift card that you can use at nearby DD breakfast shops. We have found the ubiquitousness of DD in the Boston area gives our guests a flexibility and choice of breakfast comestibles we could not match.
We have two flame point Siamese cats, Bonny and Beau and were adopted by an inquisitive Ocicat we named Pakhet. However, in consideration to those with allergies, they are not allowed in the apartment.
John and Laura
(Airbnb members since Sept 2012)
Off street parking, the apartment, surrounding grounds
Interaction with Guests
We let our guests dictate the amount of interaction they want to have with us. We have found many of our guests to be independent and seasoned travelers who need little or no interaction with us (other than a brief hello or goodbye) to have a wonderful time in the area. We are available and attentive to our guest needs, and friendly without being too intrusive or overly solicitous.
No pets and no smoking. No parking directly in front of the garage. Second floor above the apartment is a storage space only and out of bounds. Otherwise, feel free to wander about the property and explore and enjoy. We may or may not be home during your stay; the cell phone is the best way to contact us. If you do see us out and about, don't be shy! We'd love to chat with you, and we're eager to help out in any way possible. We've lived in the Boston area 12 years, so we know a lot about the traffic routes and points of interest, both locally and in southeastern Massachusetts and New England.