Boston Harvard Tufts family-perfect

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Touro Ave, Medford, MA 02155, United States
Your host, Steve
139 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

The relaxing way to visit Boston:

Your own cozy, comfy little house. No one above you or below you.

NEW: upgraded high-speed Internet (May 2014)

Free parking right by your front door. When snow limits street parking, we reserve a space in our driveway for our airbnb guests.

Fast access to I-93 and its carpool lane.

Quality bedding, linens, towels, shampoo and conditioner. Hair dryer.

Excellent public trans to the main tourist sites: Freedom Trail, Harvard Square, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument.

Quiet, safe neighborhood. Yet just a 6 minute walk from Medford Square's restaurants, pizza and sub places, ice cream shop and sports bar.

Spacious, clean, renovated 3-room house.

More details:

By walking, 5-7 minutes away, you have a choice of 20 food and drink places in or near Medford Square: Mexican, Thai, Italian, Pizza, Subs, Seafood, Steak, Sushi, Korean, Sports Bar, Ice Cream, North End's Modern Bakery.

You can get to even more restaurants and pubs at Davis Square in 5 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bus, or 30 minutes on foot through nice quiet streets and the Tufts University campus.

Whole Foods, Starbucks, and the popular Danish Pastry House are one km away.

Enjoy the night life in downtown Boston or Harvard Square and return by public trans (if you download the "Catch the Bus" app, you'll get back quickly and dependably, knowing exactly when each bus will arrive).

The apartment has: 2 large rooms (350 and 275 sq ft) and a smaller room (100 sq ft). Modern full bath, accessed from the middle room. Queen-sized bed in front room, queen bed and single bed in middle room, single bed in back room. Additional single bed and futon on request. Bed linens and towels are provided. Central A/C. Free Wi-Fi. Cable TV, large screen. Books and DVDs. Iron and ironing board.

Small room has: Microwave, refrigerator, toaster, French press coffee maker, teapot, electric kettle, coffee, tea. Cabinet with dishes, glassware and utensils. No kitchen.

Late check-ins are no problem.

Children 3 and under are free. Graco portacrib. Children’s books and videos. Experienced, trusted babysitters available.

No smoking.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • It was a great stay! Steve and Diane were super friendly and helpful! The house was clean and it has everything needed. Though there's no kitchen but there's a microwave, coffee press, and water boiler. My 3 yr old had a blast in the pool and my in laws were relaxed and enjoyed all the book collection! It is convenient enough to take public transportation to all the sight seeing, a supermarket is only 6 mins drive away.

    I'm so glad I have choose this over staying in a hotel!

    July 2014
  • We only stayed for one night but it feels like home already :) Steve and his wife are among those most friendly and hospitable people we have ever met!
    The house is perfect for short term stay. Spacious and well organized. I know many people have already mentioned it but boy that handbook Steve prepare is so informative. You can easily get a good grasp of the neighborhood.
    Location is really good. We wish had more time to explorer. This is a place you will never get bored.
    Highly recommended!

    July 2014
  • My sister's family and ours had a delightful time on our recent trip to the Boston area. Steve and Diane were so gracious, and helped us with travel suggestions for our northeastern vacation. The accommodations were perfect for our needs and just the right fit for everything on our agenda. We highly recommend it for future adventures!
    This was without a doubt one of the nicest locations we stayed during our week and a half journey.
    Thanks for everything!

    July 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay! Steve and Diane were very helpful and kind hosts. The place was very comfy, clean and well equiped. Even with toys and games for children. Your even invited to use the pool. We really appreciated the hints and tips about medford and boston. Thanks very much!

    July 2014
  • The hosts are great. The place is great. The neighborhood is great!

    June 2014
  • The hosts, Diane and Steve, welcomed us when we arrived and gave a brief, but thorough, tour of the house---answered questions about it's history and told us how to use gadgets...all of this while we were "oohing" and "ahhing"....the house is adorable AND functional!!!! Sweet. The neighborhood is an actual "neighborhood" not just an "area"---sidewalks and cute, well cared for houses...while being close to necessary highways which provided access to everywhere we went including: BU, BC, Tufts, Harvard, Harvard Square, Davis Square, Rockport, Revere Beach, Castle Beach, Newbury Street, Corporation Park, Fanuil Hall and Quincy Market (all pretty easy driving for a 72 year old grandmother!!!!).................Steve and Diane left tour books and maps and best of all -- a notebook of "how-to's", "where-to's", favorite recommendations and neighborhood trivia. Very informative. Very helpful. Great hosts! Great house! Great trip! Love Airbnb!!!

    June 2014
  • Great hosts, great location! we recommend at least 1 week staying!
    Thanks a lot!

    June 2014
  • We stayed at Steve and Diane's apartment for 4 nights before heading to Washington. We wanted to cram as much as possible in the 4 days. With Steve's local knowledge and information folder we were able to see everything we wanted even managing a day to Good Harbour beach in Gloucester on Steve's recommendation. The apartment was a real home from home in an absolutely perfect location away from the madness of the city. Yet we were still close enough to get into the centre of Boston in 15 minutes. Steve and Diane were the perfect hosts and would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a break in the Boston area.

    June 2014
  • Great stay as always!

    June 2014
  • Great space. Great hosts. Always a pleasure

    June 2014
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Married to Diane, the gal in the photo. We came to love airbnb in early 2012. First we rented as a couple, then we tried it with our children. We had great experiences in Germany and Israel. Now we try to offer the same to others, here in Boston.
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