I'm a franco-american working on my Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Languages : French and English
CJ was a gracious and accommodating host, and an interesting person. The location was convenient for us, and accessible to several public transportation alternatives. The room was exactly as advertised, as was her apartment - tidy and clean, but somewhat cluttered. She ended up having overnight house guests while we were there, so space was a bit tight. But everyone was friendly, considerate and polite.
Close to public transport (porter and Davis square) which is very convenient getting in and out of town. Coco was very welcoming and friendly and was super helpful when it came to questions about Boston. Highly recommend staying here
My aunt and I stayed at Coco's for 2 nights,she was really fantastic! On arrival, she immediately took us to the supermarket to get whatever we needed and was always around to give us precious advice. Her home is very cosy and clean and Liam, her two and a half year old son is a treasure.
We would have liked to stay on but unfortunately she was full up.
When we moved to another Airbnb room she packed our really heavy bags into the back of her car and took us there.
We couldn't have started our stay in Boston in a better way.
I was in town for a college reunion. I was very busy so all I needed was a convenient location, a comfortable bed, and a good shower. Coco was able to provide all of the above, plus a little pleasant conversation when I checked in.
CJ was an amazing host and really made us feel welcome and at home. She picked us up from the local station and also helped us out with laundry and things to do in the city. Room was a decent size and clean and internet was good. Would stay here again for sure!
Coco was a great host, giving us very clear and specific directions to get to her place. Although she was not in, she made arrangements for us to get in at the time that we were arriving, so that we would not have to wait around with our bags and all. Her coffee each morning was also a nice way to start the day. Her little boy, Liam, was really really adorable and a joy to be around. The room itself was clean and comfortable and we had everything we needed. We had a very pleasant stay for the 3 nights that we were in Boston. Highly recommended.
Coco went above and beyond. She is a gracious hostess and we had a wonderful time. She helped us navigate many uniquely Bostonian problems - and went out of her way to make our stay great. Thank You Coco!
Coco was a stellar host. She really went out of her way to make sure that we felt comfortable and at home in her home.
It was great to have so many age appropriate toys for our 1-year old to play with, and it was fun watching our two sons play and run around.
Not only that, she was and excellent resource for any questions we had and were extremely helpful. For example we asked her where the closest Trader Joe's was and she not only gave the address but sent screen grabs from her iPhone on how to get there. We were also apartment hunting and she gave us further advice for that as well.
There are only a few potential downsides.
1) If you are not comfortable living with another family (ie. sharing a bathroom, seeing each other around) this set up may not be for you. But if that is okay with you, then I would HIGHLY recommend staying with Coco.
2) Another downside was the parking, as we had to move our car most days because we shared a driveway with her and her neighbor. But in reality, even that was a non issue as we were out most days before anyone had to get out of the drive way so it didn't impact us. Further, the parking was something I asked for and she provided free of charge - she's THAT type of person! :)
Bottom line: if you're a new visitor to Boston or just looking for a place in Somerville, Coco's is the way to go!
These digs are located in a suburb well out of Boston but ajoining Harvard. However, the city is easily aaccessed using the subway which is a 10-15 minute walk (use the bike track rather than the street).
Host was fine; has a young son who was not well during my stay and 2 cats that live inside. The place was basic; reasonable clean and well resourced in terms of kitchen ware. I wasn't informed of availability of any breakfast or other foods so walked to supermarket to purchase for 4 day stay.
Not the most comfortable of stays but Coco helped me out during a very high occupancy rate in Harvard due to the graduation week.
Coco est charmante et nous avons été très bien accueillies durant le week-end que nous avons passé chez (website hidden) maison est un peu à distance du centre de Boston mais celui-ci est très aisément accessible par le métro et Cambridge est encore plus proche.
Thank you Coco, was a pleasure to host you. Love & light always
Coco is amazing! Smart, sweet, fun and if she brings her son Liam with her then you are in for a real treat as he is cute as a button! If Coco wants to stay with you, just say yes!