The SpaceLooking for a place to crash for just a couple nights? Need to escape from your current living situation for the summer? Whether you are looking for 1 night or 60 nights, I can accommodate your needs. I am located 1 block from the beach in a 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath house in Hull, MA.
I have a private room to rent that has a twin bed. We would share the bathroom, but there is also a half bath downstairs.
I have a full kitchen -- fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, espresso & coffee maker -- as well as an outdoor gas grill that you are welcome to use any and all of during your stay. I have a washer & dryer on the premises, as well as an indoor porch and outdoor deck (should you opt for the more green method of clothes drying). I also have basic cable & WiFi, that you could use with the ultra secret password (ha!). For the more musically inclined, I have a piano that you are welcome to jam on.
I have a seven year old boy. So kids are welcome.
I'm a 20-minute boat ride away from Boston, the ideal mode of transportation in the summer. You can also grab the commuter train (I'm 10 minutes away by car) or simply drive to the city (45/60 min, if you don't go during rush hour). I have a plethora of brochures of museums (Science Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, etc), tourist attractions (Duck Boats & Swan Boats rock!), whale watch trips (my summer favorite), and public transportation schedules. Oh, and maps. (I'm still a hard copy kinda gal at heart, especially where maps are concerned.)
I'm 2 blocks from a convenient store/liquor store and local bars. I'm about 1 mile from the local market/pharmacy/bakery/shops/bank. Local restaurants, many of which offer live music, are about 1.5 miles away (and the really good ones in town are about 2 miles down "The Avenue"). If you are interested, I'd be happy to supply a bicycle if you'd rather peddle than walk. And there is also a local bus. Speaking of transportation, if you do have a car there is on street parking for which you would need a parking sticker during the summer months ($14).
I would also be happy to arrange a kayaking trip, should you be interested. As Hull is situated between the ocean and a bay, it is an ideal location for kayaking (my other summer favorite). Personally, I love to pack a picnic and paddle to World's End, a beautiful peninsula that is on the other side of the bay (about a 20-30 minute trip, depending on the tides).
If you are traveling with kids, there is mini-golf, a carousel, an arcade, and of course, the beach! Also, depending on your timing, there is a carnival that comes to town every summer -- hoo hoo!
Last but most definitely not least, for every month you book with me, I offer a half-price 1-hour Reiki session (retail value $70; half price is $35). Never tried Reiki? Then you are in for a treat! Reiki is ancient Japanese energy work that de-stresses and rejuvenates, relieving both physical and emotional aches and pains. Picture yourself beaching it all day enjoying the sun & surf and unwinding with a Reiki session in the evening. Aaaaah!
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PS-I am currently repainting the guest room; photos are coming soon! Guest AccessAs a guest, you will have access to the whole house except for the other three bedrooms. You will have access to both bathrooms, the kitchen, the living room, the porch, and the washer/dryer downstairs. There is on street parking, but you will need to buy a parking sticker ($14). Interaction with GuestsIdeally, I love to interact with the guests. Most of the roommates I've met through AirBnB have been an utter joy. However, if one has an attitude of entitlement, judgment, or downright rudeness, I will not seek out your company. (Uh, who would???) I don't anticipate sharing meals with roommates, unless it's a special occasion and I invite you to join the soiree (and vice versa). I deeply value my privacy, as well as the privacy of others. The NeighborhoodThe beach is 1 block away! What's more to love??! But on top of that, Hull is one of the warmest, most welcoming places I've lived in quite some time. I feel a deep sense of community here -- from the neighbors to the postal workers to the owners of the local businesses. Getting AroundUuhhh... This is one area Hull is lacking. While there is a plethora of transportation options to commute to and from Boston, GETTING to those transportation modes can be challenging without a car. For example, there is a boat that will get you to Boston in about 20 minutes, but you need a car to get to the boat. Same with the commuter rail or subway. While there is a local public bus that does take you to the boat or commuter rail, its schedule isn't the most convenient. I HIGHLY recommend a car (or at the very least a bike) if you are planning on staying in Hull for any length of time.