Private room in bright, clean, modern, well-equipped apartment with off-street parking. Apartment is shared only with me (female high school teacher) and my friendly cat.
My apartment is in Somerville, a neighborhood convenient to downtown Boston and Cambridge. Somerville has tons of great restaurants, bars, and live music. There is an emphasis on promoting locally-owned businesses rather than chain stores and restaurants. Arts-related events are always going on, and I have loved living here for the past 11 years. Just let me know what you are interested in (food, music, outdoor activities, museums, shopping, etc.) and I'll clue you in on what to check out. The neighborhood is safe, and I frequently walk home after dark from Union or Davis Square.
Private room in modern 2 bedroom, 1100 square foot (100 sq. m) condo. The bathroom is shared with me. The comfortable double bed accommodates two guests.
Early or late arrival is never a problem, as I have a way for you to get the keys if you arrive when I'm not home. And you can leave your bags here as late as you'd like if you are catching a late flight, train, or bus.
-Use of kitchen for storing food in the refrigerator and cooking meals
-Self-service breakfast is included. I usually have granola, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, fruit, nuts, bread, and coffee/tea/juice. I'm happy to pick up gluten-free or other special items if you have special dietary needs.
-Help yourself to as much coffee and tea as you'd like any time of the day.
-Use of my washer and dryer
-Full-size bed with featherbed, feather pillows, and down comforter in the winter
-Sheets, towels, blankets, soap, and shampoo are included
-Off street parking in private driveway
-Centrally located near Harvard Square (1.7 miles), Davis Square (1.8 miles), Porter Square (1.8 miles), MIT (2.8 miles), and Tufts (1.8 miles)
-If you're the walking sort like I am, you walk to the Sullivan Square stop on the Orange (20 minutes) or the Harvard, Davis, Central, or Porter stop on the red line (30-35 minutes)
-Short walk to a new Hubway bicycle rental station; only $5/day for quick transportation all over the city!
-If you're not the walking or biking sort, there are lots of bus routes close by that go to Lechmere (green line), Sullivan (orange line), and Davis (red line).
-12 minute walk to Union Square where there are coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and a Saturday farmer's market
-A 15 minute drive from the airport by rental car or taxi
-Flexible check-in/check-out times
-Binder with information I've written about local transportation, restaurants, attractions, etc. along with local guide books; ask me as many questions as you'd like about the area
-Wifi and printer access
Note: I have a very friendly cat. I usually try to keep her out of the guest room, but you'll want to pick another place if you are allergic!
Please tell me a bit about yourself and why you're coming to Boston if you are interested in renting the room. I love Airbnb because it gives me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. I hope you will choose to stay with me!
-Smoking is not allowed in the apartment, driveway, or on the porch. Please use the public sidewalk. My upstairs neighbors have complained about smoking in the past, so it's a sensitive issue.
-Please don't allow the cat to go outside. She doesn't try to run out, so it's not much of a problem. And she will be excited to meet you, so she'll have no desire to run!
-Be sure to lock both the building door and the door into the apartment, as they don't lock automatically.
Staying at Stacy's during travelling Boston was the best decision we could possibly make! It was like staying at stylish and early-adopter friend's home. After one day at here, I could fully understand the feedbacks from other guests and Holly's comments. We really loved everything - place, host (and her lovely cat - cookie), direction. Strongly recommended!
The experience in boston was perfect and stacy was very nice and available with us. You feel like home in her appartement. It's clean, quiet and stylish.
What a great stay in Somerville! Stacy was very helpful with recommendations and how to get to/from Boston. The apartment is very clean, has all the necessities, and we felt right at home.
We had Good communication from day one. The room is large, good light, very clean The bathroom is nice size and very clean as the rest of the house. Breakfast was available with nice cereals
Stacy was great! From all my experiences, I would say she is one of the most thoughtful hosts I have ever stayed with. The bed was very comfortable. Internet information placed on the desk with bathroom essentials conveniently located. I appreciated the desk filled with things we might have needed as well, such as a lint roller and contact lens solution. Stacy also made her apartment completely available for us - coffee and breakfast in the kitchen and living room area to relax. In addition, her cat, Sebastian, was so cute and friendly! I would love to stay here again. :)
Stacy was awesome! She was friendly but gave us our own space when needed too. She had great food for us, she gave us great recommendations, and she was accommodating to us having a small child in her home. We can't say enough great things about her- we really could not have had a better experience. :) The room and space that she has is wonderful as well.
This was my first airbnb experience and thanks to Stacy, it went great. I stayed in her house for several weeks. She is so nice and generous that I definitely felt like staying at a friend’s house. And Cookie is the best cat hostess you can ever have. I had decided to keep her out of my room when I first came here, but it did not take us long to start sharing the bed:) Stacy and Cookie are both very quiet in the house so if you plan to spend some time studying or working, this is the perfect place. I could use the living room and the kitchen as if my own and I think that is very important for long stays. The house gets cleaned every two weeks. The room is big enough and there are plenty of drawers and hangers even for a long stay like mine. The neighborhood is very safe. I had no problems coming back alone late at night. In summary, I am very pleased with everything here.
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I'm a high school science teacher, textbook writer, and for the past several years, an Airbnb host. I enjoy taking photos (both digital and Polaroid), going to arts-related events, walking around the city, cooking mostly vegetarian food, rock climbing, and reading novels. I am a sucker for mid-century modern design and collect old cameras and pachinko machines. I love living in Somerville and think it's the absolute best place to live in greater Boston. I'd be happy to recommend things to do and places to eat in the area. I share my space with a very friendly cat named Sebastian (nicknamed Cookie).
Not only do I love hosting on Airbnb, but I always use it when traveling. So far I've stayed in great places in the US, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Germany, and Turkey. But my favorite place to visit is Helsinki, Finland, where my boyfriend is currently living.