The SpaceThis is a private room and bathroom off to the side of the house to create a bit more privacy. The bathroom is right next to the bedroom and is private for air bnb guests. The room has a double bed, desk, TV, mini fridge, rocking chair, bureau, ceiling fan and closet. There is a cot in the closet of the bedroom to accommodate a 3rd person or child. Private full bath next to the room with hair dryer (iron and ironing board are in laundry closet in kitchen). Our house has a backyard with a deck & an indoor front screened in porch! We are about 10-20 minutes to the city by car (depending on traffic, high traffic times will take longer) and close to public transportation & hiking trails across the street. There is also a lake with a beach across the street (access with pass during summer months - just ask, we have the pass!!) We are near Tufts University, Stone Zoo and kayak rentals also. We are right near highway 93 for easy access to the city. Public transportation: near us there are 2 running bus lines - the 99 and 100 - that will connect you to the subway (MBTA). To get into the city by bus and train takes about 45 mins to an hour. The buses come about every 20-40 minutes so follow the schedule (to avoid waiting) that we have posted in the room or look online also. Guest AccessGuests have access to their comfortable private bedroom with wifi and cable TV, private full bathroom, backyard with deck and patio furniture and the fully equipped kitchen - coffee, tea... and front screened in porch. We like to keep our living room as a private space for our family, but the guests are welcome to walk through to access the rest of the first floor living space. We have a piano next to the guest room since my son takes lessons - feel free to play it if you like.
Free on street parking for one car in front of the house. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy meeting new people and are happy to greet the guests and answer any questions they may have or give suggestions of places to go. We've lived in the Boston area for over a decade so know it pretty well. We are pretty busy with different activities and work and like to relax when we are home. We are willing to talk and chat as little or as much as you'd like. Some work nights when we're tired we'll retreat to our rooms upstairs to relax. Our puppy dog loves to greet people ... she tends to jump up so she can get up to you and say hi, if you don't want her to jump, just firmly tell her to get down. She is extremely friendly. The NeighborhoodMedford, MA - a suburb of Boston. Fun fact: "Jingle Bells" was written by Medford [Massachusetts] resident James Pierpont in 1850, inspired by the annual one-horse open-sleigh races on Salem and Pleasant Streets between Medford Square and Malden Square. Medford is kind of like country living near the city - we are close to Tufts University, Medford Square, Stone Zoo, Malden Center and Davis Square with nice restaurants that are open late, and Boston, yet our home is set in a Boston suburb in a quiet neighborhood with 2,575 acres of forest across the street - ¨The Fells¨ - with hiking trails and access to a lake with a beach in the summer (accessible with a pass during the summer months - we have the pass, just ask). Kayak & canoe rentals on Mystic Lakes near Stone Zoo. We are close to the city, but off the beaten path. By car, get on 93 and access the city in about 10-20 minutes depending on traffic. 93 is right near us. If you don't have a car, we recommend Uber or public transportation. There are 2 buses that run near our home - the 99 and 100. The 99 comes about every 40 minutes so please follow the schedule to avoid long wait times. This bus will take you to Malden Center to the Orange line on the subway which gives easy access to the city. Bus to train to city - about 45 minutes. Some of our favorite local restaurants in Medford are Blue Fuji, Sei Bar, Tom Yum Kung, Salvatore's, Pastalina's, Tenoch and El Potro (El Potro is on Medford/Malden line on Highland Ave very close-by), breakfast in Medford - Dempsey's, Mystic Coffee Roaster and Jim's Market has some breakfast sandwiches; Malden Center - Hugh O'Neil's, All Seasons, Exchange Street Bistro; Somerville - Assembly Row with many restaurants and outlet shopping on the river, for breakfast - Sound Bites, Renee's & Neighborhood Restaurant; Davis Square with an old movie theater and restaurants. Getting AroundPublic bus #99 and #100 are about a block or two away, which will bring you to the T orange line at Wellington or Malden stations. We are right off highway 93 and very close to Medford Square and Tufts University. Stone Zoo about a mile away! If you have a car, we have free on street parking right in front of our house. Some guests have used Uber and the bus/train. Please follow the bus schedules so you don't have to wait for the bus for long. The schedules are posted in the room and also online. We are not right in the city, but access to the city is quite easy and close. Other Things to NoteMy son practices piano every day (well he is supposed to) in the early evening hours. If you ask him he might play a tune for you! He is also at the age that he loves to have sleepovers, so he sometimes sleeps over friends' houses and other times his friends will stay with us. They mostly play upstairs in his room so they won't be in the way!