The Red DoorThe Black and White room, airy, with a great view, private, the only room on the top floor.


2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1.5 baths


2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1.5 baths

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Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 21%

Description

The space

We call this the black and white room. Two new twin beds with comfortable mattress pads and comforters. Complete privacy as room is on a separate upper floor of house with its own half-bath and mini-fridge. Washer and dryer is easily available on this floor as well. A/C can be ready to use if you like.

Furnishings consist of desk, chair, chest, lamp, radio/speaker. Large (nearly) walk-in closet plus abundant storage in dormer enclosure.

Experience fantastic views of sunsets from the back porch enjoying the icicle lights and view of back garden and wooded area.

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 Alewife 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 is available. One parking space is available in the driveway.


House Rules

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.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) lives in the house

Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews


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Nilay User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Jill Laurie User Profile
November 2016
This place had everything I needed for a weekend spent at conference nearby.

Diana User Profile
October 2016
This room was ideal for what I needed. It was clean and quiet (on the top floor) and private. Dennis was a pleasant and helpful host. The room provided nice towels and decent bedding, a space heater, a desk, a refrigerator; it was basic but a good value for the price. The bathrooms (half bath in the attic and shared bath with shower downstairs) are somewhat less appealing than the bedroom. I would definitely stay here again.

Fiona User Profile
October 2016
Dennis and Shirleare very nice and friendly. They made us feel at home at their place. Although the location is not very near to the center of the city, the transportation is fairly easy to access. Our overall experience is very good!! Thank you Dennis!

Bodil User Profile
October 2016
Dennis was friendly and nice. The neighborhood was quiet, pleasant, and centrally located. The house was old and not very neat.

Frank User Profile
May 2016
I had an outstanding stay at with Dennis an the family. These are some of the finest people that I have met my years traveling the on Business & Pleasure. I would recommend them as a 5 Star. the rooms are clean and vey homey. The location is great and only minutes from public transportation. Harvard and Boston are within 15 minutes. There also plenty of great restaurants within minutes.

Tamsyne User Profile
March 2016
As a scientist I believe in replication to verify results so decided on a repeat visit to Dennis' place with a collaborator (my boyfriend) in tow! Location is great - close to public transport, places to eat and the beautiful Spy Pond. Our room was wonderful - on the top level so we had some privacy, spacious, large comfy bed and wardrobe space! Again, what made out stay fantastic was Dennis (and Chloe the husky) himself. We both enjoyed hanging out with Dennis, watching TV or just having a chat - made our stay feel homely! ...although we may have to return again to triple test our results! ;)

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Arlington, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in September 2011
Dennis And Shirley User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a few hours

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