Private, neat, & cozy! Near NESA.

Apartment - Private room · California St, Newton, MA 02458, United States

The Space

Guests: before sending a reservation request, please read the house rules carefully and then send an e-mail detailing your visit, number of guests, and purpose of visit along with your reservation request. Thank you!

Beautiful and cozy private room, right by NESA (New England School of Acupuncture) and the Charles River in Newton, one of the 10 safest cities in America:

Visiting the greater Boston area for business, pleasure, or visiting one of its numerous universities and colleges but don't want to stay in downtown Boston or Cambridge because of the astronomical cost and/or safety issues? Newton is the safest of all the areas in the greater Boston area, as well as being super convenient- whether by public transportation or by car!

We are about 15-20 minutes by public transportation from downtown Boston and South Station/Back Bay/Chinatown, etc., from Harvard Sq/Central Sq and Cambridge, about 20 minutes as well, and a 10-minute walk from Watertown Square and Watertown Yard, from where you can hop on a number of buses that connect to the greater Boston area with ease -- buses 57, 59, 70A, 504, 502, and 71 are all a short walk away!

**Acupuncturists and other alternative/integrative medicine practitioners: we live a stone's throw (a 2-minute walk!) from NESA, the New England School of Acupuncture, and a 10-minute walk from the Watertown Center for Healing Arts.

And it's beautiful near here- our apartment is located right by the Charles River: walk/stroll on the beautiful trails by the river, take in the rich wildlife, go fishing, kayaking or canoeing, or go picnic-ing in one of the numerous beautiful parks in Newton. Moreover, check out our personalized Airbnb Guidebook for restaurants/bars/coffee shops in the area!

Our beautiful, cozy guest bedroom is yours for the night if you're in the area and are looking for safe accommodations with all the amenities included -- the room has a very comfortable bed that easily sleeps two; antique night stand; lamp; mirror; easy-to-read-in-the-dark alarm clock; free wi-fi; writing desk; chair; fan for the summer; and we include luxury towel(s) in your accommodations so you don't have to travel with one! There's cable t.v. in the living room which you are welcomed to enjoy at your leisure. Also, there are coin-operated washer and dryer on the premises should you need to do laundry as well.

-Private room, shared bath
-Real bed
-Down pillows year-around/down blanket in the winter
-Free, fast wireless internet
-Cable t.v.
-Linens and towels
-TWO fans for the summer/heat in the winter
-Iron if you need one
-Blow dryer if you need one
-Coin operated washer and dryer on the premises

N.B. We have two adorable, docile, and very friendly cats; if you do not like cats and/or are allergic to cats, this is NOT the place for you.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I stayed the week here in Newton as I was working in Waltham. The location was perfect for me and so were Christopher & Afroza. I was made feel like a visiting relation rather than a house guest. It was great. The only issue I ran into was that Newton has a winter parking ban and I coudlnt park on the road but Afroza was quick to advise that I could park a couple of blocks away in Watertown which was perfect as it was less than 3 mins walk.....Perfect....I look forward to staying again sometime !

    December 2012
  • For my first Airbnb experience I booked with Afroza and Christopher in Boston. They were lovely hosts and very considerate of my privacy that it almost felt I had the apartment to myself. The room was cozy, decorated in a soothing green color palette and it's the perfect little nook for a short stay. Plus, the bed (a full) is super comfortable and I can tell Afroza considered every detail to make sure accommodations were of high quality. There's fast wifi, a desk, towels provided, drawers to store belongings, and a set of keys to come and go as needed. The area is safe and residential with a lovely park across the street. The only drawback was the long walk to the apartment. It takes about 10 min, and with luggage, it's quite a trek. To get to the subway (Red and Green lines), you'll need to take a bus which is fine for general sightseeing but I used cabs for keeping time-sensitive appointments and for returning to the airport. Overall, the rate, quality lodging and considerate hospitality of Afroza and Christopher makes this an excellent place to stay while visiting Boston. :)

    November 2012
  • Christopher and Afroza were the best hosts I could have asked for. They were extremely nice and hospitable people, making sure that I was as comfortable as possible during my stay. The room that was provided was relatively small, but more than enough space for me with a desk and a large (I think queen size) cozy bed. The room (and entire apartment for that matter) were extremely clean and well kept. The location was very convenient (close to downtown, but far enough to avoid traffic and have available/free parking.) The price was EXTREMELY reasonable for the quality of my stay. There is much and more I could say about how enjoyable my stay was, but I will only say this...if ever I need a place to stay in Boston again, they will undoubtedly be my first choice.

    November 2012
  • I was in Newton to receive some training. This worked out great. Afroza met me and made me feel comfortable right away. They are both good hosts and easy going. The location was only 3 blocks from Aircuity - the training site. This allowed me to take the MBTA system to Christopher's and Afroza's, and then simply walk to training. I love not having to rent a vehicle. I got a great sleep in the bed and woke up refreshed. I usually don't sleep that well away from home, this time I did. The stay really worked well for me. Thanks.

    November 2012
  • Cool people, good hosts. I recommend the apartment to anyone needing a place to crash.

    November 2012
  • Christopher and Afroza were friendly hosts. We shared a bit of conversation here and there. It's a small sized and older apartment in a fully residential area. Wi-fi worked great and parking was fine. When comparing the quality of room furnishings, mattress, linens, and overall comfort...I'd have to say that this space probably falls a bit below other places I've stayed on AirBnb for the same price range. Unfortunately, the biggest challenge was noise from the traffic and the above neighbor.

    Christopher and Afroza received good reviews when hosting guests in their previous apartment in New York. If you're looking for a space in the Newton area and are on a budget, I'd still give it a try.

    October 2012
  • Safe and clean place to stay with friendly people and cats ..

    November 2013
  • Great home away from home. Afroza & Christopher are gracious, clean and welcoming. I really enjoyed sharing in after work cocktails and conversation. Many thanks!

    October 2013
  • Really nice couple - good location, easy to get to and find. Good connection into the city. Great experience!!!!

    October 2013
  • I had a wonderful time staying here. While I couldn't meet Chris who was out of town, Afroza was a wonderful host. I enjoyed discussing several topics of mutual interest. She was also kind enough to drop off an item I'd forgotten at their place... thank you.

    The room is cozy and beautiful. The house is also tastefully decorated. The location is a short 10-14 minute walk from bus stops which easily take you to Harvard Square, MIT or South Station.

    I'd highly recommend staying here.

    October 2013
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Bengali, English, Français, Italiano
Harvard University
A gracious, tolerant, and respectful couple with a spare guest room in the safest part of the greater Boston area. Afroza is a graduate student at Harvard University and owns her own consulting and tutoring business; she grew up in New York City and is first generation Bengali-American. Christopher is a community organizer who has been involved with the Progressive Movement for almost a decade; he grew up in Michigan and is of Dutch heritage. Life motto: do unto others as you'd have them do to you. ---------------------------------------------------- In keeping with the ideals of hospitality, previous guests have been offered to join in a hot meal, some tea, or in sharing a bottle of wine over warm conversation. However, we are also pretty hands off and respect our guests' privacy. We value our guests and the experience of hosting through AirBnb; we are willing to work with our guests to accommodate them to make their stay more comfortable. We have rented out other spaces through AirBnb before - when we lived in New York, NY, prior to Newton, MA - and enjoy the experience of meeting people from all corners of the world!
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