Central Bedroom Minute Man Bikeway

House - Private room · Rawson Rd, Arlington, MA 02474, United States
Dennis And Shirley
Your host, Dennis And Shirley
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The Space

This is a room in the center of the house, with two windows and very nice accoutrements. It has a full bed, with very nice bedclothes and it's perfect for working/playing on your computer while watching Roku on the 40" 1080p Flatscreen. It has a nice closet, chest, lamps, a bookshelf and bedside tables.

3 minute walk to Minute Man Bikeway/Arlington Center.

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, living room, back porch and garden. Enjoy your morning coffee in the cozy Italian kitchen. One parking space is available in the driveway.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $345 /week
Monthly Price: $1175 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Dennis is a riot. He is funny as hell, generous and one of the most intelligent people I have met. A delight as a house mate and landlord.

    When I fell ill he gave me a ride to the hospital and was always there to help with any problem that came up. I strongly recommend the place- if you don't mind waiting for the # 77 bus to Harvard Square!

    June 2014
  • Dennis and Shirley were very gracious and welcoming hosts. The room was very clean, comfortable in quiet city block and offered a lot of privacy. Easy to get to downtown with the bus.

    Sometimes an unknown place in that case as the USA ( especially for me, because I was for the first time there): other mentality, other culture, and other surroundings were accepted as your own, thanks to such people as Dennis and Shirley!

    They are very helpful and a lot of thanks to Dennis I published my collection of articles. He got up at 4 o’clock in order to get me airport, it was real a nobility. I really appreciate it. I would recommend everybody to stay here!

    September 2013
  • Dennis and Shirley are very kind and welcoming. They always tried to make me feel welcome in their home! i studied all day so I wasn't around in the house a lot, but the time I was there, they were very attentive. I didn't get to be with Shirley a lot but Dennis is a very funny and interesting guy! I surely learnt a lot from him. We had to share bathrooms but they always had it clean and cozy all the time. It was a nice visit! :D

    August 2013
  • Dennis & Shirley are incredibly lovely people. They were very warm and welcoming to having me stay with them in their home. They're very kind and very fascinating people. Very intelligent and well rounded people who have lived very interesting lives. I've definitely made lifelong friends by staying here.

    July 2013
  • My stay at at Dennis and Shirley's B&b in Arlington Mass was beyond delightful. The place was clean and my room was very nice and spacious. It is close to many restaurants and there is an excellent Mexican restaurant around the corner. They are the most caring and gracious hosts. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. I truly felt that I was part of the family.

    I must mention Chloe their alaskan husky she to made my stay fun too.
    I will always love you Dennis and Shirley.
    Warren Stone

    April 2013
  • Dennis is a prince. Very interesting guy. The place is clean and pleasant. Right on the Minuteman Bikeway, which I used to commute to both Lexington and (in the other direction) Cambridge. The 77 bus on Mass Avenue runs frequently. All in all, a great place.

    October 2012
  • I stayed a couple of weeks in Dennis and Shirley' house. To resume: I think I couldn't have find a better place to stay! The room was very nice and comfortable, just near the kitchen and the shared bathroom. Dennis is very pleasant and open-minded. I really enjoyed discussing about a lot of differents things with Dennis and his son, and with the other guests I could meet too. We had very enriching exchanges!
    The house is huge and well located: just 5 min walk from Arlington center and just next to a bus stop. The district is also delightful, there are stores (grocery and restaurant) just around and the Davis square T station is just 10 min by bus.
    If I have the opportunity to come back to Boston, sure I'll try to stay at Dennis and Shirley's house again.


    October 2012
  • I extended my stay a couple of times as my travel plans changed, but Dennis and Shirley were very understanding and flexible. The room was great and while they were actively working to improve the rest of the house, it was not a bad place at all.

    They are also an interesting couple - the house suits those who comfortably could talk with the hosts when home in the evenings.

    September 2012
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Pacifica Graduate Institute, U. Illinois, Chicago; Teachers College, Columbia U.
Brookridge Institute
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, Norah Jones 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.
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