Private Room in Spacious Apartment2
Hosted by ToRena
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1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Private, clean, and furnished bedroom available in a historic triple decker family home. Guest have access to wifi and full kitchen. Less than 30 minutes to Downtown Boston. Popular jogging route and golf course nearby.

The space

Enjoy your stay in Boston with us!
We have 3 private, clean, and furnished bedrooms available in a traditional triple decker family home in Dorchester. Built in 1910, this budget-friendly space offers a lovely dining room, shared bathroom and cozy kitchen. Please note this is a non-smoking residence.
*If this room is booked, please check our other two listings.

Our "Purple Room" features
-Twin-size bed
-Desk, chair and reading lamp
-5-shelf dresser and closet
-Hardwood floors

-Free Wifi
-Fresh towels and linens
-Breakfast "starter pack"
-Free street parking
-Refrigerator and kitchen
-Within walking distance of Coin Op Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Convenience stores, Barbershop (one minute), Bus and Commuter rail, Franklin Park Golf Course and jogging trails (five minutes), Stop n Shop Supermarket (fifteen minutes).
Proximity to Common Locations via Public Transportation:
-South Station/Financial District - 25min
-Ruggles Station/Northeastern - 30min
-Downtown Boston - 30min
-Boston Medical Center - 35min
-Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Children’s Hospital/ Beth Israel Deaconess/ Dana Farber - 45min
-Harvard University/ MIT/ Boston University (main campus)/ Mass General Hospital/ Hult International Business School/ Museum of Science - 60min
When booking, have a completed profile with photo and provide your purpose of visit. I do require at least 48 hours advance notice to properly prepare for your visit so you can have the best experience possible. Also please note that check-in is between 5pm and 11pm. I may be able to accommodate an earlier check-in on weekends but it is highly unlikely during the weekdays. Late check-ins after 11pm will be accommodated for a $10 fee, payable upon arrival. A driver’s license / state I.D. or passport must be presented upon arrival.

Guest access

Full access to kitchen (just clean up thoroughly after you're done)

Interaction with guests

I live on the property so I am available to address any issues with your stay and help you navigate the city.

Other things to note

This is a student/intern-friendly place ideal for those looking for quiet time at night.
Also, you will likely have fellow guests from different countries, even continents. Feel free to interact and learn from each other!

Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

This is a non-smoking residence.
There is light housekeeping (biweekly exchange of linens, weekly removal of kitchen trash) but guests are to clean up after themselves and keep the area tidy, including removing hair from bathtub and sink and washing dishes right away.
Remove shoes in the apartment. Slippers are OK.
Turn off lights when exiting a room or hallway. Guests are not permitted without prior authorization. Overnight guests are not allowed.
Be courteous to others in the household.
Additional rules will be in the house manual, available upon arrival.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Andre User Profile
October 2016
Thanks ToRena. It was great time in Boston and perfect place to stay!

Katrina User Profile
September 2016
Very responsive host, everything as advertised. Enjoyed the running trails.

Logan User Profile
January 2016
I communicated with ToRena to meet her at the house. She gave me a tour and checked in on me during my stay. I had an emergency that came up and had to leave early and she was very accommodating. It is a great location in Dorchester. It is a quiet street and a nice place to stay.

Minho User Profile
October 2015
I stayed in ToRena's place for 7 weeks while I was doing a clinical rotation at BWH. First, apartment was very well maintained. Kitchen was functioning well and ToRena was providing essentials such as milk, juice, egg etc. To go back and forth BWH, four bus lines are going to Ruggle's station, where I was able to catch the shuttle service. It takes about 45 min every morning, which is not bad at all in Boston. ToRena is living in an Apartment right below. So she is close enough to take care of any necessity but not in the same place. Overall I really enjoyed my staying. Thanks ToRena!
ToRena User Profile
Response from ToRena:
Thanks Minho, you were a pleasure to have. Safe travels.
October 2015

Thomas User Profile
July 2014
Nice family and private area

Jenna User Profile
February 2014
I had a great stay! ToRena's home was clean and she was always available to be sure I had what I needed. Kitchen was always stocked with breakfast items. I stayed for a month and found it to be very comfortable and pleasant. I would recommend these accommodations to anyone looking for a short or long term stay. The neighborhood felt safe day and night.

Sergey User Profile
December 2013
Quite nice family and their house. Big enough room, bed, bathroom and kitchen shared with other guests, everything was ok. One small minus- about 40-50 minutes to downtown by public transport, but it was expected. Also it was a little cold inside, but the weather was cold as well, so may be I'm too picky. Anyway, I recommend this place to staying.

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in March 2012
ToRena User Profile

We are a fun outgoing couple, who enjoys spending time with our children.
We enjoy traveling, cooking, gardening, food, reading and music.
We love hosting and try to provide a "home away from home," whether it be short term or long term.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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