I am a semi retired college professor still teaching courses in English literature and history relating to the year 1912 and sinking of Titanic...also a student of CHINESE history
This was my first Airbnb experience and I couldn't have been happier. Robert was gracious and offered directions where I had to go the next day. The room was just as described and was very pleasant and quiet. Books everywhere added to the character. Thank you for a great stay.
I stayed on the top floor (the room pictured) for three nights. The location was exactly what I needed, a few blocks from the conference I was attending. Otherwise, my stay was fine (but not great). Robert was responsive online before and after my visit, though I didn't meet him in person - Jackie(sp?) took me to my room when I arrived, carried my suitcase upstairs and took the time to point out walking directions on a map. The bed was not very comfortable, but fine for a few nights. The room was clean. I shared a bathroom with one other person, but there was never any hot water. There were other people staying/living in the house but I never ran into them. There are no locks on the bedroom or bathroom doors; I didn't realize this until I arrived and was only given a key to the front door of the house. None of my stuff was moved or stolen, but it did make me a little uncomfortable. Overall, very convenient for this trip but I probably won't return.
Excellent location. I was able to walk almost everywhere I wanted to go. If too far to travel on foot, I was close to mass transit. Shopping, dining, entertainment...all right there. Robert also took time my first night to share places I might like to visit, taking into consideration my tight schedule. He was quite hospitable and helpful.
Excellent first experience with Airbnb. The room was clean, the location perfect (just 5 min from Copley Sq) and the neighbourhood calm and quiet. I would recommend anyone a stay at Robert's in Boston!
I stayed at Robert's house while attending conference at Westin Copley hotel.
The location is amazing. It's on a quiet street, so room is very tranquil, yet - it's in the heart of the city, with everything within short walking distance. I was getting to my conference in 6 minutes, 8 if I stopped at Starbucks.
The room has old charm/rustic/eclectic/hard to capture feel to it. It was a bit dusty from all the books in the house (they are EVERYWHERE:)), which I didn't mind.
The only substantial negative for me was that the internet, otherwise fast and reliable, is going out when someone is talking on the phone. If your work relies on uninterrupted access, make sure to warn Robert.
In my opinion, room is best suited for one guest, I had a good time there alone, although a young couple might find it also pretty attractive and convenient.
Overall, good value for the money. Fantastic option for those willing to explore Boston on a budget.
Thank you, Jackie and Robert.
It is very nice to stay in Robert's apartment, which is ancient-styled. It is very close to orange line and back bay station. I could recommend others to stay there for a few days!
This was my first AirBnB experience. I loved the location and its proximity to a lot of great spots. The indoor parking garage a block away was perfect as parking for the weekend was difficult.
The room is great and comfortable, in particular for the price point. Its not a hotel stay (no private bathroom), bed is ok - but neither but the hosts have priced the room with that in consideration.
I would stay there again.
Robert was helpful about what things he thought were worth seeing around town and flexible about my arrival time. Things were neat and tidy.
Robert was a kind, helpful, friendly host! His place is in an excellent location--I was attending a conference at the Westin Copely Square and it was very easy to travel to and from Robert's place to the conference. The room was clean, spacious, had a TV, and I loved the decor.
I stayed with Robert while in Boston for a conference near Copley Square. It was the perfect location and had all the amenities I needed-- a bed, desk, bathroom, warmth, quietness, cleanliness. His home also has a ton of character!
Robert is a admirable guest. He is more used to be taking care of others in his b&b than receiving help from others. He unfortunately got scammed some money in Beijing but fought tooth and nail for two days with local police and got some money back. We need more fighters in China like him.