About This Listing
This room is located in my apartment, which I live alone. It's a convertible space from a TV room, and is private for guest. This room is a pass through for the back bedroom. The pass through is the corner space of the room. The room does have plenty of privacy. In general the room is really perfect for 1-4 night stay's. It's a perfect space for a last minute bed, especially good for people that plan on being out all day. You are welcomed to use the hammock in the back of the house. **NOTE**As a response from Air bnb feedback, I now live in space alone, there is no longer a roommate. The sofa sleeper is brand new (9/2014).
My apartment is located in Jamaica Plain, a diverse and safe neighborhood in Boston! The apartment has a shared bathroom, available eat in kitchen and your own private bedroom with and a gigantic TV. GLBTQ friendly, no drugs, smoking, or alcohol. I do have a small dog, extremely friendly, warm and loving. The room does have Wifi.
The house is conveniently located on a major street in the neighborhood. The bedroom is located in the middle of the house so the noise is less then it would be int he front.. My apartment is quiet and I am not around much. We are walking distance from the bus and train stations.
There are several grocery stores nearby (walk to Harvest Co-op and whole foods is less then a mile.-which absolutely amazing!) I am also located next to many restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich shops, bakeries and bars. Walking distance to public transportation to downtown Boston. Also close to hospitals, colleges, Universities and Fenway Park! You can also hop on to the T and be in Faneuil Hall or Chinatown in 20 minutes.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Please feel free to use the Kitchen and Bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
Though I enjoy the guests, I am in the background and available to help them make their trip the best possible. I interact a minimal amount and realize that this is their vacation or quick getaway and most like to 'pack in a lot in a little time'.
I love the JP (Jamaica Plain) area. We live steps from the center of town. There's tons of international food options as well as a sub shop, hamburger joint, JP Licks Ice cream (which you should not miss). We even have a grass feed restaurant. close by. All the is if you turn left outside our front door. If you turn right, there is a cupcake store, dog store, Coop grocery and a wonderful cafe.
The bus to get into Boston (Copley Square #39) will pick you up directly in front of my house. The bus can also get you to Forest Hills T station in 3 minutes, if you prefer to take the train into the city. We are 15 min from Longwood Medical area, Northeastern and Harvard School of Public Health.
Other Things to Note
There is plenty of free street parking. For the most part it's not a problem. If it is we do have a driveway for a temp. solution.
Please only smoke across the street, (smoke travels) there's a lovely green space and a bus shelter if raining
Please, no bikes on the fence in front of the house. There's plenty of places to park the bikes.
I have a wonderful dog, he's submissive with people, unfortunately aggressive with other dogs..so I'm unable to welcome other dogs in the space.
The place is super easy to find and has a lot of cute shops around. Lots of cheap eats. There are two T stations that are very close by. Robin was so sweet, welcoming, and really easy to talk to. Her dog is extremely well behaved. The house is very clean and organized. The room we stayed in was well worth the price. There's even a mini heater provided. I would stay here again.
Robin is sweet. My boyfriend and I spent a weekend at her house and she made us feel very welcome. The flat is beautifully decorated and very cozy. Robin's dog Sammy is cute and I am sure that even people who usually don't like dogs, will like Sammy. One of the wonderful things about Robin's flat is the location, right in the heart of Jamaica Plain (and easy to reach with bus and metro). We loved the neighborhood. If you are staying with Robin, make sure to visit Monumental Cupcakes and if possible see a show at the Footlight Players Theatre (Robin is involved in some productions as a stage manager). I would recommend Robin's place for short stays. If you want to book her guest room, you should however be aware that it leads to a second bedroom that is occasionally rented out (I am not sure how frequently and I assume that Robin mainly hosts players of the Footlight Company). This means that it might happen that someone walks through your room at night. The bed is protected from view by a curtain - but you might still hear footsteps and voices.
Robin accepted my last minute reservation, and was so nice and informative, as this was my first AirBnB experience. Her home was perfectly located to walk into town, and was easy to find, as I got in around 10pm using Uber. The bed was very comfortable (Robin put a York peppermint patty on my pillow
It was very easy going at Robin's place. At first I was surprised that there was another roommate too, but it turned out fine and he is really nice as well. Robin was helpful with tips about where to shop for things and made me feel at home in her kitchen and going in and out. It was quite by 10pm which was important for me and is a place I would go back to on another visit to Boston.
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About the Host, Robin
Hi there, I'm GLBTQ friendly. An avid dancer, I dance Country 2 Stepping, Line dancing, Contra and all types of Swing. I have a very very sweet dog (Sammi) that loves everyone. I'm very busy, not home much. I enjoy hosting and meeting people from all walks of life. The 5 things I can't live without are: (not in any particular order) dancing, TV, Movies, Bike, family, friends. Opps, I ran past my 5 ;-) I also have been told my many people that I have an good sense of humor, my motto in life is "Learn to bend so you don't have to break".