About this listing
Large sunny private bedroom with two closets. Queen-sized bed, desk, large chest, two side tables and lamps. Bathroom is shared with host.
Location is walking distance from public transportation, restaurants and shops. 1/2 hr-Harvard
Large sunny private bedroom with two closets. Furnished with Queen-sized bed, desk, large chest, two side tables and lamps. Bathroom is shared with hosts.
Location is walking distance from public transportation, restaurants and shops. Harvard Square is a 15-minute bus ride away and Davis Square is a 20-minute walk. Boston is reached through either Porter Square or Alwife T Stations via Mass Ave bus ride
We provide WiFi, use of kitchen and back porch and garden. Enjoy your morning coffee outside watching the squirrels and birds and smelling the flowers. Coffee and light breakfast are provided. One parking space is available in the driveway.
You will have access to all the common areas, including kitchen, living and dining room, both bathrooms, laundry area upstairs, private parking, yard/garden, etc.
Interaction with Guests
I love people, who they are, what they do, etc. Most guests are very busy, so I try not to bother, but the short answer is 'as much as people want to'.
As a neighbor said to me one night while we were walking our dogs, I love the peacefulness of the suburban quality, at the same time many great restaurants are a short walking distance away. We have one, Zocalo, right across our driveway. Also, our street runs from the Mystic River to Spy Pond. That is very cool!
Bus stop on Broadway in sight from our windows. Couple blocks from the buses on Mass Ave, basically 15 min from the T at Alewife station.
Other Things to Note
The East Arlington neighborhood is charming, most of these 'two flats' that go for miles in every direction were where a lot of working class families raised their kids from the '20s until fairly recently. Shirley's folks emigrated from England and got this place in 1962.
Front and Back outer doors must be secured to prevent our Husky, Chloe, from running off. Also, consideration is key for use of the shared bathrooms.
About the Host, Dennis And Shirley
Dennis is physically active, semi-retired teacher, participating in current event forums, philosophy clubs and mythological study groups. Interests in tennis, yoga and meditation. Originally from the Chicago area, have lived on the east coast as well, lived in the Bay Area for over 20 years.
Enjoy music from Leonard Cohen to Jack White, now listening to Black Keys, Tom Petty and Sachal Studios Orchestra - Take Five. Have seen 93 of AFI Top 100 movies. Favorite Authors in Science Fiction: Charles Stross, William Gibson, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. LeGuin. Currently investigating healthy mediterranean cuisine.
Shirley is retired Human Resources Manager having served for more than twenty years in such well-known firms like TWA, USF and KTSF as well as stints in the Silicon Valley world with Hyperion, Slipnet and Everex. Other interests include travel to Europe to make documentary films on Celtic mythology, facilitating the Game of Transformation and researching the teachings of the Sophists and the Druids with the idea of creating workshops and writing a book.
Shirley is originally from England and remembers her mother starting the family tradition of opening her home to others. A member of W5, an intentional women’s’ hosting group, Shirley is an experienced B and B hostess who is ready to chat about current events or create a special English breakfast experience for her guests.
Her current passion is a new project she has created with her partner¬¬––Metis Game. The project is a game-based learning experience to enhance awareness skills and teach participants how to apply what they learn in the world.
For relaxation she enjoys watching British thriller series like MI5, going to La Costanera, her favorite restaurant on the coast in Montara, and creating candlelight dinners for friends.
Participating in international guest exchange programs in the last year, we've hosted folks from Australia, Switzerland, France and the UK.