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Composer and professor of Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I live alone in a pet free house. I am very open and friendly and will give my guests their own space. My bedroom and bath are on a separate floor.
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Andrew was a great host! My boyfriend and I loved staying at this beautiful and comfortable home for 2 nights over a weekend.
Andrew made sure to ask what we wanted for breakfast and set it up for us each morning, which was so sweet. He also wasn't home the first night of our stay, so we had the place to ourselves. It was nice having our own bathroom as well. It was also nice to chat with him when we did see him. The location is great and ideal - right across the end of the orange T line, and a short walk to Jamaica Plain's amenities, including a great cafe, grocery stores, vintage stores, a record store, and many restaurants. We took a walk at the Arnold Arboretum which was steps away - and so beautiful. Definitely recommend Andrew's place!
Andrew is a perfect host and a lovely person with a beautiful house. Prior to arriving he had asked us for our breakfast wishes, these were standing ready when we arrived. The room is lovely and the bed was very comfortable. The house is opposite the T station from where its a 15 minute journey to the centre of town, can't beat that for convenience. All and all our 3 days at Andrews place was great. We can highly recommend him.
The best part of our four night visit to Boston was our stay with Andrew! His home is cozy, comfortable, and convenient for touring Boston (just steps to the T).
Andrew made us feel very welcome and at home! Before we arrived he contacted me go get an idea of our itinerary and asked what we liked for breakfast. We didn't want to be any trouble, and generally eat a light breakfast, which Andrew accommodated, but after several days, he encouraged us to let him bring in some pastries and muffins from local bakery, and boy was that a treat!
The comfortable bedroom was separated from the bathroom by a flight of stairs, which wasn't problem at all! We had everything we needed and we also felt private.
Andrew was very interesting to talk to - a perfect host! On our first night, he opened a bottle of wine and we had fun getting acquainted. He always politely probed to be sure we wanted to chat, which we did. Andrew was gone Sat morning through Sun Evening and we had the place to ourselves!
Andrew very kindly helped us refine our itinerary and wrote down the best routes to take, and let us know about interesting things to see along our route. Although a long time resident, he's still excited about the beauty and culture of Boston! He says he's not a tour guide, but all of his suggestions, including dining recommendations, perfectly matched our interests and tastes! He lent us maps, looked up info online, i.e. museum hours, restaurant menus, etc. Our next destination was Quebec, and he even printed out driving directions for me after he let me know that my phone's GPS would stop working after I crossed the Canadian border - which I hadn't anticipated! He made it all so easy and stress free!
Another bonus is Andrew's beautiful garden which spills over into the house with cheery fresh flowers, even in the bathroom!
Andrew was an excellent host. He provided accurate, easily understandable information about how to reach his home. He let us know when he would be available and greeted us warmly when we arrived. Andrew's home is lovely and is very accurately represented in the promotional material. The environment is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. He provided all we needed and made us feel very much at home. As music lovers, we felt very privileged to be in the home of an accomplished composer. Although we realize his schedule is very busy, we enjoyed that he was available for some friendly, interesting conversation. The bedroom and private bath were just what we needed and we were physically and otherwise very comfortable.
The neighborhood could not be better. The T station was directly across the street, but far enough for us not to hear the noise of the station. One can be in other parts of Boston within minutes.There are buses and taxi's within steps. The nearby homes are charming; most seem to be inhabited by attentive gardeners (Andrew included) as evidenced by the many flowers. If one wants to see lovely vegetation and would like to have a pleasant stroll, the Harvard Arnold Arboretum is literally around the corner from Andrew's home.
All in all, our stay could not have been better. We recommend this airbnb highly.
Hinda and Norbert
The host was very sweet and accommodating . The house is beautiful and comfy and has everything you would need . The area is urban and quite noisy but also central
Andrew was a fantastic host, gracious, helpful, and went above and beyond to make our stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. He would set the coffee pot ready to go, and provide a variety of mixed fruits and yogurt for breakfast. He was extremely helpful in suggesting places to visit and what routes to take.
For the visiting tourist, you couldn't ask for a better location in the Boston area. The house is a short walk to the train station, which can get you nearly anywhere you need to go in Boston. In addition, there are multiple good restaurants in walking distance, and the neighborhood is a stone's throw from the Arnold Arboretum.
The backyard garden was a great spot to sit, sip coffee, rest, and (if you are so inclined) take advantage of the provided wifi. The bedroom was very comfortable for the two of us who were staying, and included its own AC unit, if you desired a different temperature from the rest of the house.
We highly recommend Andrew's place for your visit to Boston. You won't find a better host or location.
We were met at the T stop and very graciously welcomed to Andrew's home. Easy and comfortable stay. Felt much like we were visiting a friend, and it really is a sunny place. Would be an easy place to stay for anyone travelling on Amtrak, getting off at Back Bay and taking the Orange line to Forest Hills. No need for a car in Boston. The T will take you just about anywhere, or use Uber.
This is the first time we've tried airbnb and it was successful.
A wonderful and magical place to stay. We fill really fortunate to stay at Andrew's house, it's very cozy, it has all the services you need and a wonderful garden full of beautiful flowers. The rooms and decoration of the house makes you feel like home.
Location is not bad at all, the T station (subway) is just across the street, it will take you no more than 10 minutes to get downtown.
Boston is amazing, and staying in Andrew's place made it even better.
We were no lucky enough to meet Andrew because he was in a trip, but he let his neighbor Damasio in charge, he's also a very nice guy from Brazil.
I have only good things to say about this wonderful place.
My husband and I were looking for a comfortable, private accommodation to use as our base during a family weekend in Jamaica Plain. Andrew's house was everything we could have wanted and more. It's a beautifully decorated and inviting space with an upstairs bedroom and downstairs guest bathroom. Andrew wasn't home while we were there, but he was a wonderful host. We arrived late in the evening, and he was kind enough to leave the coffee pot set for the next morning. The backyard garden was a perfect spot for our morning coffee, and the best way to start our day. While we had a busy weekend planned, we truly enjoyed our downtime in this relaxing retreat. The house is located a stone's throw from a T stop, and very close to grocery stores, restaurants, hike/bike trails, and other attractions. We enjoyed our stay, and would love to visit again.
This is a great location. The bed is comfortable. The bathroom is down the stairs from the bedroom, but it was not a problem. Andrew is lovely and his home is a wonderful, comfortable space filled with beautiful art. He wasn't home for most of our stay, and when he was there, he was friendly, but did not intrude on our space. All in all, a very good experience and we would stay again.
Andrew and his family and friends were ideal guests. Communication was thorough and prompt throughout the process of booking and during the checkin/stay. They left the house in immaculate condition and stripped all the beds leaving the linens in a basket in the hall as requested. I would DEFINITELY rent to them again anytime and highly recommend them to other hosts.
Andrew and his friend are very lovely and we love they visit again.
Andrew was an enthusiastic and very enjoyable guest. He was also very gracious about some refrigerator issues we had. We hope he returns to San Francisco for another visit soon.