Roslindale, MA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Roslindale

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I raised three daughters that are done with college and away living independently. So I have two rooms in the house available for rent. I am a friendly and open minded person. The rooms are located on the second floor of the three bedroom house. One room is spacious with two windows overlooking the yard and street. The other one is cozy with a window view to the trees. The house is just a minute walk from the bus line and 15 minutes walk to Roslindale square. The bus line connect to the subway line that goes to downtown Boston.
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We have two bedroom available right now in our private and cozy in our upper attic floor. Attic has a private bathroom only for guest use only. My family live downstairs in the first floor. We have two kids ( 8 and 2 years old). No Pests.
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The SpaceLarge private room in a large house near the Arnold Arboretum, in the Roslindale section of Boston. The Arboretum offers 281 acres with a living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines and is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world. House is on a one way block long street, and is quiet. Room is on the second floor in the back of the house, next to a large bathroom with washer and drier available for use. There is good natural light as well as privacy. It's an easy walk to Roslindale Square, where you will find Commuter rail and buses to anywhere you want to go. Roslindale has one of the city's best farmers' markets, as well as excellent restaurants. Easy access to downtown Boston and Cambridge Great restaurants and shops nearby. Internet access, cable, and parking included Use of kitchen or shared meals.
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Guest AccessGuests are welcome to relax in the first floor living area, porch and garden in addition to their own room. Kitchen use by arrangement only. Interaction with GuestsI'm available for guests as work allows. I'm happy to chat, recommend site and activities or let you discover Boston on your own during your stay. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is quiet and relaxed. There is a lovely village green in walking distance with a diverse selection of shops and restaurants - mostly locally owned. In warm months we have the best farmer's market around. The heart of Boston is only 25 minutes or so away by public transport, sometimes less by car. It is a perfect blend of access to the city and a break from the hustle and bustle. Getting AroundWe are less than a block from city buses, which go to the Forest Hills T (transit) station for the subway into Boston and Cambridge, or 7 minutes walk to the commuter rail (Needham line (URL HIDDEN) for a faster ride into South Station (Boston). If you are driving in to town, street parking by the house is easy and free. Other Things to NoteOn work days a hot cereal breakfast is entirely possible (with a little notice). I'm also happy to provide a varied selection of teas and coffee ready to help you start your day.
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The SpaceAfter a good nights' sleep you will wake each morning to the smell of fresh brewed coffee - roasted here by me from exotic green beans. Pair this with some fresh baked artisan bread that I bake and typically have on hand. If you love coffee and fresh home made bread, it doesn't get any better then this. If you are interested, I might give you a lesson or two on how to roast your own coffee. In addition to fresh baked bread toasted with jam additional breakfast offerings may include cereal, bagels with cream cheese, or, on occassion, a Colombian breakfast of arepa, egg, and cheese. It's delicioso and a high protein breakfast, a great way to start the day. At the end of the day I occassionally offer a fresh baked baguette with a sampling of quality cheeses. Current coffee offerings are listed at the end of this description. This room offers a rare and unique unobstructed view of the Boston skyline that includes privacy. All nearby buildings are below eye level from this bedroom. You can feel totally secure in leaving the window curtains open and still have all the privacy you would if they were closed. The view of Boston is wonderful. If by chance you wake in the early morning, the sunrise is also something to see and enjoy from the moment the eastern sky begins to turn red with the rising sun. In fact you will never get tired of the view out your bedroom window. This is a charming, bright, and sunny apartment with views of the Boston skyline. Roslindale Village is a quiet section of Boston with a lively and charming village square that has many fine restaurants, coffee shops, market, specialty shops, and farmer's market on Saturdays in good weather. This room is perfect for anyone considering a long term stay. If your needs are for housing for 1-6 months then you should consider this option. I have had many guests for just such a stay. The room is large and you have your own TV. Public transportation into and out of Boston is very convenient. It's what I use and I prefer it over driving. If your stay is for one month or more then I will arrange to meet you at the airport or train station and return you there when you depart. This double occupancy guest room has a full size bed that will accomodate two persons. There is an extra $10 charge for the extra person. There is a living room, dining room, kitchen, back porch, front porch, and a bathroom that is shared with the host. There is a full office with a printer, scanner, Macintosh computer, PC, and Linux computers. There is free off-street parking in driveway for one car. There is unrestricted on street parking. I am close to Rt. 128 for those who would use that route to arrive by car. If you enjoy biking around a city feel free to bring bicycles as they can be stored in the basement. Though there is no laundry on the premises your laundry can be done for about $5 per load for wash, dry, and fold. I have just recently joined the movement away from cable tv and I get 27 channels in HD through an antenna. I do have internet with Netflix streaming via a Roku box and Apple TV and these provide many alternative sources of tv entertainment. If you are spending the evening here I invite you to share a movie with me. Wifi is provided throughout the house. If you are an early morning person and want to go to the gym to start your day you can do so as my guest. Please let me know in advance of your arrival. Public transportation in Boston is as good as anywhere in the world. Every bus and train has a gps that lets you track it via your mobile phone or computer. There is no guesswork or wasted time in using the public transit system. You can actually see them coming on a live map on your mobile phone. If you take the same bus into Boston every morning you can have a text sent to your mobile phone 5 mintues before the bus arrives. It works very well and I have all the information you need to setup your mobile phone or computer with apps for planning and tracking public transit vehicles. To get into Boston the bus is just a few steps from the front door and you can be in downtown Boston in 40 minutes on average, often less. I am 2 miles from the Forest Hills subway station which is a 15 minute bus ride. Four buses serve my neighborhood and they do run on schedule. My location is an excellent place from which to commute into downtown Boston, Mass General Hospital, the financial district, Back Bay (Copley Square, Prudential Center, Newbury St.), the Museuem of Fine Art, and the Longwood Medical Center. If you are going to use public transportation I have 2 "Charlie Cards" with enough of a balance to get you through the first day or so of your visit. You can reload them at any "T" station. The Charlie Card is very convenient for bus and subway travel and is less expensive per fare than using cash or the Charlie Ticket. I do expect that you will return these cards with the same balance as when you received them. The best deal on public transportation is the one week unlimited subway/bus pass for $15. The breakeven on that is about 5 rides. If you are arriving from outside the US and you need to purchase a sim card for you mobile phone I can arrange that. If you need electric power adapters we can get those as well. Once you book your room I will send you links to useful local information. If you would like to discuss special transportation needs then please feel free to ask. f you are coming from outside the US and want to get a sim card for your phone I can help you with that once you arrive. This is absolutely a comfortable, professional, and safe place for both men and women. ####################################### Coffee we're roasting for spring and summer 2015 NOTE: coffee is roasted and kept fresh. At any time there usually only two coffees available. One light roast and one dark roast. These are alternated daily and sometimes blended as the morning coffee. Yemen Mokha Matari - Bani Matar is one of the few coffees from the growing regions surrounding the high-altitudes of Sana'a that was traditionally kept separate. It has red grape, and a winey fruit tone that is covered by dark chocolate roast tones, as well as earthy notes and tobacco. Colombia Vereda Pedregal - The farmer groups for this coffee are organized by town in both the Huilad and Cauca department, since the zone stradles the border. This area has repeatedly produced sweet, clean coffees due to the prime coffee growing climate, altitude (between (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) meters), and careful cherry selection on the part of the farmers. Panama Volcancito Don K - Don K is a short name for 'Don Koyner', or Senor Koyner. Senor Koyner refers to Alexander Koyner MacIntyre who emigrated from Canada to Panama in the early 1900's to purse coffee farming. Aromatically Don K reminds me of fudge brownie, buttery caramel sauce, toasted hazlenut, vanilla as well as dried ginger and cardamom and that's just the dry fragrance. El Salvador Majahual Tablon La Montana - El Majahual is part of a larger farm that was divided some years back. Majahual averages 1500 meters although much of the farm is higher up. From the ground coffee, the fragrance has slight Brazil nut hints, with cocoa and butterscotch sweetness. While pouring the hot water caramelized sugar and chocolate tapioca scents emerge, with a more semi-sweet chocolate and almond in the break. Java Sunda Pitaloka - This coffee is the result of a project in the oldest coffee-growing region in Java, working with the local farmers, and wet-processing the coffee in tiny batches to high standards. The Pitaloka has a sweetness we don't find in many Indonesian coffees, and yet it has clear Indonesia character too. The dry fragrance has sweet tobacco, dried cherries, cashew, molasses and chocolate cake mix. The wet aromatics are intense, with muscovado sugar, cocoa nibs, Madagascar chocolate, and some definite Indo foresty notes, which make it clear what part of the world this coffee is from. Ethiopia Goma Duromina Cooperative - This coffee from Duromina Cooperative is part of an initiative in Ethiopia to work direct at the coop level. Duromina is a sweet, delicate and well-structured cup, totally different from the typical dry-process Jimma coffees. The fragrance from the dry grounds has stone fruit (peach, apricot) and honey. As the hot water is added, there is intensely sweet smell of apricot preserves, jammy, with floral scents as well. Guest AccessYou can feel free to use almost anything here. Feel free to cook in the kitchen and store food in the refrigerator. The local farmer's market runs June through November where you can buy the freshest of local produce and many other products. If you have a lot of luggage and are here long enough I can store things out of the way in the attic. Interaction with GuestsThis is a shared living experience. I live and work here. I spend most of my time in my office thus it affords the guest a sense of privacy to watch TV or some other sort of entertainment. Your room will offer you a sense of privacy to be comfortable. If you are here for a longer stay we might even share takeout, dinner, or go to a movie. The NeighborhoodThis is a very quiet neighborhood. Guests often remark at how quiet this neighborhood is for being in the 3rd most densely populated city in the US. You are within walking distance to the village square where you will find restaurants, markets, and a variety of shops. Getting AroundPublic transportation in Boston is as good as anywhere in the world. Every bus and train has a gps that lets you track it via your mobile phone or computer. There is no guesswork or wasted time in using the public transit system. To get into Boston the bus is just a few steps from the front door and you can be in downtown Boston in 40 minutes on average, often less. My location is an excellent place from which to commute into downtown Boston, Mass General Hospital, the financial district, Back Bay (Copley, Prudential Center, Newbury St.), the Museuem of Fine Arts, Harvard Medical School, and the Longwood Medical Center. If you are going to use public transportation I have a "Charlie Card" with enough of a balance to get you through the first day or so of your visit. You can reload them at any "T" station. The Charlie Card is very convenient for bus and subway travel and is less expensive per fare than using cash or the Charlie Ticket. I do expect that you will return these cards with the same balance as when you received them. The best deal on public transportation is the one week unlimited subway/bus pass for $19. The breakeven on that is about 5 rides. Other Things to NoteIf you book late on the same day as your arrival you may find that I am not available to you for a convenient arrival time. You should check that. I am about as laid back, flexible, and accommodating as you could expect to find. Read the reviews, that's me. For the most part I have professional guests who are here for work, education, or relocation. This is a shared living experience. I work here as well as live here. It is a quiet home in a quiet neighborhood. I'm here to make your stay as pleasant as possible within the context of the "Airbnb experience". I get up each day anytime from 6:00am on. I will get up to see to it you get on your way. I will coordinate with you so that fresh coffee is made and you are provided with fresh baked bread toasted with butter and jam. Any other breakfast items are on you. You can use the refrigerator to keep any food you may want. You can bring in most anything you want and use the kitchen and most everything else in the house.
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The SpaceThis is a charming, bright, and sunny apartment with views of the Boston skyline and is absolutely a comfortable, professional, and safe place for both men and women. You will awake each morning to the smell of fresh brewed coffee - roasted here by me from exotic green beans. Pair this with some fresh baked artisan bread that I typically have on hand. If you love coffee and fresh home made bread, it doesn't get any better than this. I've also recently begun to make simple cheeses. If you are interested, I might give you a lesson or two on how to roast your own coffee. In addition to fresh baked bread toasted with jam additional breakfast offerings may include cereal, bagels with cream cheese, or, on occassion, a Colombian breakfast of arepa, egg, and cheese. It's delicioso and high protein breakfast, a great way to start the day. Roslindale Village is a 6 minute walk away and is a lively and charming village square that has many fine restaurants, coffee shops, market, specialty shops, and farmer's market on Saturdays from June through the first weekend of November. In the winter a smaller version sets up inside a local hall. This room is perfect for anyone considering a long term stay. I now find my typical guest is staying for a month or more. This room is an excellent place for someone coming to Boston for an extended educational program, relocation, or business stay. Though the room is small the adjacent living room, for the most part, is yours to relax, watch tv, work, or browse the internet on your computer. This room was created by knocking down one of the walls in order to open up the front of the house. It is an "alcove" off the living room separated from the rest of the house by blackout curtains. Read the reviews, people enjoy it. There is plenty of storage for whatever you bring. Public transportation into and out of Boston is very convenient. I use public transit and it's faster than driving and parking. If your stay is for one month or more I will arrange to meet you at the airport or train station and return you there when you depart. The room has a twin size bed that will accomodate one person. There is a living room, dining room, kitchen, back porch, front porch, and bathroom that is shared with the host. There is a full office with a printer, scanner, Macintosh computer, PC, and Linux computers. There is free off-street parking in driveway for one car. There is unrestricted on street parking. We are close to Rt. 128 for those who would use that route to arrive by car. If you enjoy biking around a city feel free to bring bicycles as they can be stored in the basement. Though there is no laundry on the premises but there are several local options. I have just recently joined the movement away from cable tv and I get 27 channels in HD through an antenna. I do have internet with Netflix streaming via a Roku box and Apple TV that provides many alternative sources of tv entertainment. Wifi is provided throughout the house. Once you book your room I will send you links to useful local information. If you would like to discuss special transportation needs please feel free to ask. If you are coming from outside the US and want to get a sim card for your phone I can help you with that once you arrive. If you need electric power adapters we can get those as well. Guest AccessYou can feel free to use almost anything here. Feel free to cook in the kitchen and store food in the refrigerator. The local farmer's market runs June through the first weekend of November where you can buy the freshest of local produce and many other products. A smaller version of this market moves indoors for the winter. If you have luggage that is in your way I can store that in the attic. Interaction with GuestsThis is a shared living experience. I live and work here. I spend all of my time in my office thus it affords the guest a sense of privacy to watch TV or some other sort of entertainment. For the most part you will have the entire front of the house to yourself. If you are here for a longer stay we might even share takeout dinner, go out to a restaurant, or go to a movie. The NeighborhoodThis is a very quiet and safe neighborhood. So quiet you will hear the birds sing. Guests often remark at how quiet this neighborhood is for being in the 3rd most densely populated city in the US. You are within walking distance to the village square where you will find restaurants, markets, and a variety of shops. Getting AroundPublic transportation in Boston is as good as anywhere in the world. Every bus and train has a gps that lets you track it via your mobile phone or computer. There is no guesswork or wasted time in using the public transit system. To get into Boston the bus is just a few steps from the front door and you can be in downtown Boston in 40 minutes on average, often less. My location is an excellent place from which to commute into downtown Boston, Mass General Hospital, the financial district, Back Bay (Copley, Prudential Center, Newbury St.), the Museuem of Fine Arts, Harvard Medical School, and the Longwood Medical Center. If you are going to use public transportation I have a "Charlie Card" with enough of a balance to get you through the first day or so of your visit. You can reload them at any "T" station. The Charlie Card is very convenient for bus and subway travel and is less expensive per fare than using cash or the Charlie Ticket. I do expect that you will return these cards with the same balance as when you received them. The best deal on public transportation is the one week unlimited subway/bus pass for $19. The breakeven on that is about 5 rides. Other Things to NoteIf you book late on the same day as your arrival you may find that I am not available to you for a convenient arrival time. You should check that. My checkin time is flexible but only if we both agree. I may not be here so please check if you are making a same day booking. I am about as laid back, flexible, and accommodating as you could expect to find. Read the reviews, that's me. For the most part I have professional guests who are here for work, education, or relocation. This is a shared living experience. I work here as well as live here. It is a quiet home in a quiet neighborhood. I'm here to make your stay as pleasant as possible within the context of the "Airbnb experience". I get up each day anytime from 6:00am on and typically go to the gym. I will get up to see to it you get on your way. I will coordinate with you so that fresh coffee and bread is available. Any other breakfast items are on you. You can use the refrigerator to keep any food you may want. You can bring in most anything you want and use the kitchen and most everything else in the house.
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The SpaceWe provide a bedroom and full shared bath. Rates are dropped by 10% for the winter months. See below! From the front of the house you have a panoramic view of Boston and from the back deck you have a private space overlooking our spacious back yard and the greenery of the neighborhood. We provide the towels and the linens. (For the summer months, we have air conditioning in the bedrooms) Our home is impeccably clean. We vacuum, dust, and clean everywhere before and after our guests arrive and depart. Rate explanation - $70/night for the first guest, $85/night for an additional guest in the same room. Use of another room is an additional $70/night for the second room. See our listing at Sub"Urban" Vacationing Rm. 2. We will respond to your inquiry withing 6-8 hrs or sooner, so please be a little patient while waiting. In order to best accommodate our guests we ask that requests/inquiries be made at least 48 hours in advance. This is because we care about you and we want to prevent you from being inconvenienced. Guest AccessAmenities include an evening snack upon arrival, continental style breakfast (Please let us know of food allergies, or other dietary needs.), wireless internet, washer, dryer, and detergent), and on street overnight parking. We have an outside deck overlooking our spacious back yard. Feel free to relax on the deck or in the yard. You will be a mere one mile walk to restaurants, convenient shopping including, CVS, Staples, and more. We are also close to major shopping areas. Lots of on street parking available. An easy trip into downtown Boston by car or by public transportation. We'll tell you some of our favorite things to do. Interaction with GuestsWe will share with you tips about the area - restaurants, shopping, getting around. And, we will have fun learning about each other. We love meeting new people from all over. We are present at the listing during our guests' stays. The only time we leave is when we have to go to work. Before we leave, breakfast is always prepared and set up for our guests. They rave about our home-baked muffins. We have membership with the Museum of Science and we share our passes with our guests. Marilyn speaks Spanish and Alan speaks Hebrew so if you speak English as a second language, we can help you out. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is residential with friendly neighbors. Roslindale is a very safe area. Our neighbors have children who work on the Boston Police force. We feel so lucky to live here. We are very close to Boston's major hospitals. Our neighborhood is near lots of different houses of worship so even while you are on vacation, you can make time for spirituality if you wish. There are also many terrific restaurants nearby for a variety of dining experiences for your enjoyment. We'll be happy to share with you some of our favorites. Getting AroundWe are a few minutes walk to public bus service with easy access to downtown and suburbs. Other Things to NoteWe love having company and meeting people from around the US and world! Please DO NOT TEXT but use email or phone. Thank you. If you find that you will have A LATE ARRIVAL - PLEASE CALL AND LET US KNOW.
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The SpaceThe room is spacious and private. The house is one block away from the bus line. It is around the corner from the 'Pleasant Café" restaurant. Guest AccessGuest has access to everything in the house, Kitchen, bathrooms, living room, dining room, washer and drier. Interaction with GuestsI enjoy the company of others and would be happy to carry a conversation with my guest. To me a stranger is a friend I haven't met yet. The NeighborhoodThis a nice multicultural, family neighborhood. Getting AroundThe bus line to Forest Hills station is just one block up the street. At Forest Hill station, the subway will take you to downtown Boston.
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Guest AccessGuests are welcome to relax in the first floor living area, porch and garden in addition to their own room. Kitchen use by arrangement. Interaction with GuestsI'm available for guests as work allows. I'm happy to chat, recommend site and activities or let you discover Boston on your own during your stay. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is quiet and relaxed. There is a lovely village green in walking distance with a diverse selection of shops and restaurants - mostly locally owned. In warm months we have the best farmer's market around. The heart of Boston is only 25 minutes or so away by public transport, sometimes less by car. It is a perfect blend of access to the city and a break from the hustle and bustle. Getting AroundWe are less than a block from city buses, which go to the Forest Hills T (transit) station for the subway into Boston and Cambridge, or 7 minutes walk to the commuter rail (Needham line (URL HIDDEN) for a faster ride into South Station (Boston). If you are driving in to town, street parking by the house is easy and free. Other Things to NoteOn work days a hot cereal breakfast is entirely possible (with a little notice). I'm also happy to provide a varied selection of teas and coffee ready to help you start your day.
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The SpaceCome stay with a friendly, middle-aged guy in the safe and quiet Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. You will have you own clean, furnished room (with cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a desk to work at) in an apartment that is filled with Mexican folk art. This is a well-maintained two-family house built in the 1940s. My apartment is on the second floor. This is a pet and smoke-free apartment. PRICE: Price includes ALL utilities (heat, electricity, Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioner), parking in street, and use of back yard. NO SMOKING indoors or outside. Note that the bed is a size "Full" mattress, not a Queen or a King. This is ideal for one guest, but if it is two people traveling together, you can fit two in the bed, or the second person can sleep in the living room, on the long couch. (Not a fold-out couch, but comfortable). Additional fee for the second person is $20. The price listed is for one person. I offer discounted rates for stays of one week or longer. Guests get free coffee and a slice or two of my homemade banana or zucchini bread in the morning. It's not a full breakfast, but it will get your day started on the right track. YOUR ROOM: Measures 12.5 by 11.5 feet. It has 2 windows, side-by side on one wall, looking out onto the back yard. Walls are painted, light green color, with white trim. Room has a closet. The room is fully furnished with an 8 x 10 wool rug, and a nice bureau, a new, wood-frame, full-size bed, cable TV, and a desk and chair, window air conditioner. Apartment has a Wi-Fi connection for your laptop. THE APARTMENT: The apartment is very well maintained, with freshly-painted walls, newly-refinished hardwood floors, and some original, natural wood detailing. It is on the second floor of a two-family home, and gets lots of nice sunshine. The apartment has an eat-in kitchen, a gas stove, big refrigerator. The kitchen floor is tile. The bathroom is shared. It has a big bathtub and a good shower. Outside, there is a small front porch overlooking the quiet street, and a large yard in the back. A clothes washer & dryer are in basement. You can wash clothes at no charge. I am living in the apartment during your stay, and I work from home, so I'm there most of the time. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and all cooking utensils, refrigerator, etc. I have a gas stove, toaster oven, microwave, convection oven and a pressure cooker! I have a backyard garden, so if you are here during August and September, be prepared for tomatoes and cucumbers! In addition to your personal room, you can also use the living room which includes a 32-inch HDTV with an Apple TV connection. The bathroom, adjacent to your room, is shared. The only room that is off limits is my bedroom on the opposite side of the apartment. I have a clothes washer and dryer in the basement for your use. ABOUT ME: I'm a laid-back, friendly, unmarried guy. I work from home, spending a lot of time on the computer. I have an website that sells handmade things from Mexico. It is called "Viva Oaxaca Folk Art." You will see lots of folk art in the apartment. I also run websites for other small companies. I don’t smoke, don’t have overnight guests. I keep regular hours, am friendly, considerate and quiet. I am one of the original Boston AIRBNB hosts, having signed-up with them in 2008. I am a big traveler myself, and I love hearing stories of where guests have been or where they are heading to next. The LOCATION: Roslindale is a safe and diverse Boston neighborhood located between Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury. This apartment is on Ardale Street, a quiet side street off Centre Street. This is about one-half mile from Faulkner Hospital, walking distance to the renowned Arnold Arboretum park (look for it on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)), and about 20-minute drive to the Longwood Medical Center area. I have easy, restriction-free, on-street parking here, and a back yard. Just one block from the house, there is a 7-11 convenience store, a dry-cleaner, a Mexican restaurant, a pizza parlor, a popular sports bar and grill (similar to an Irish Pub), and another restaurant for breakfast and lunch. The house is located 1/2 mile from Roslindale Square where you will find more restaurants, 4 bakeries, the public library and the post office. There is a superb farmers market here every Saturday. The fast-train to downtown Boston stops there, too. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: From the house, quick public transportation to Forest Hills station (Orange Line and Commuter Rail) is via two nearby MBTA bus lines. The #38 bus stops one-half block away, and takes you past the Faulkner, then to Jamaica Plain and Forest Hills. The #51 bus stops one block away, and goes a more direct route to Forest Hills. (The bus also goes to Cleveland Circle in Brookline.) Between the two bus lines, there is a bus that stops here every 15 minutes or so on weekdays; but no service on Sunday. ALSO, the apartment is just 1/2 mile walk to the Roslindale Village MBTA commuter rail stop, Needham Line. The train takes you to Ruggles Station at Northeastern Univ., to Back Bay station and to South Station in downtown Boston, in about 15 minutes time. There are more city busses, running 7 days a week, from this MBTA rail station. You can also pick up ZIP Cars there. GETTING HERE FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: By public transportation: You take the free shuttle bus at the airport that brings you to the MBTA subway train "Blue Line" AIRPORT station. Take the train in the "Inbound" direction to the STATE Station stop. Change there to the "Orange Line" train going in the direction of Forest Hills station. At Forest Hills, the last stop on the Orange Line, a cab ride to the house will cost about $9. Or you can call me when you are on the way, and I can pick you up at Forest Hills. The station is about 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) from my house. BY TAXI from the airport to the house will cost about $45. Tell the driver that you are going to the "Roslindale" neighborhood of Boston. I am in a scenic part of Boston with a couple big parks nearby, and Jamaica Pond, where you can rent a sail boat or jog the paved perimeter path, within a mile away. Here is a clue to my personality: Favorite singers are Judy Collins, Ari Hest, Miguel Bose and the British rock band, James. My top favorite places to travel to are Oaxaca, Mexico and Budapest, Hungary. In years gone by, I have had repeated trips to Paris and to Tunisia, also. These days I am mostly home, spending a lot of time in front of my iMac, writing copy, filling orders or coding for websites. Guest AccessI am living in the apartment during your stay, and I work from home, so I'm there most of the time. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and all cooking utensils, refrigerator, etc. I have a gas stove, toaster oven, microwave, convection oven and a pressure cooker! I have a backyard garden, so if you are here during August and September, be prepared for tomatoes and cucumbers! In addition to your personal room, you can also use the living room which includes a 32-inch HDTV with an Apple TV connection. The bathroom, adjacent to your room, is shared. The only room that is off limits is my bedroom on the opposite side of the apartment. I have a clothes washer and dryer in the basement for your use. Interaction with GuestsABOUT ME: I'm a laid-back, friendly, unmarried guy. I work from home, spending a lot of time on the computer. I have an website that sells handmade things from Mexico. It is called "Viva Oaxaca Folk Art." You will see lots of folk art in the apartment. I also run websites for other small companies. I don’t smoke, don’t have overnight guests. I keep regular hours, am friendly, considerate and quiet. I am one of the original Boston AIRBNB hosts, having signed-up with them in 2008. I am a big traveler myself, and I love hearing stories of where guests have been or where they are heading to next. The NeighborhoodThe LOCATION: Roslindale is a safe and diverse Boston neighborhood located between Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury. This apartment is on Ardale Street, a quiet side street off Centre Street. This is about one-half mile from Faulkner Hospital, walking distance to the renowned Arnold Arboretum park (look for it on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)), and about 20-minute drive to the Longwood Medical Center area. I have easy, restriction-free, on-street parking here, and a back yard. Just one block from the house, there is a 7-11 convenience store, a dry-cleaner, a Mexican restaurant, a pizza parlor, a popular sports bar and grill (similar to an Irish Pub), and another restaurant for breakfast and lunch. The house is located 1/2 mile from Roslindale Square where you will find more restaurants, 4 bakeries, the public library and the post office. There is a superb farmers market here every Saturday. The fast-train to downtown Boston stops there, too. Getting AroundPUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: From the house, quick public transportation to Forest Hills station (Orange Line and Commuter Rail) is via two nearby MBTA bus lines. The #38 bus stops one-half block away, and takes you past the Faulkner, then to Jamaica Plain and Forest Hills. The #51 bus stops one block away, and goes a more direct route to Forest Hills. (The bus also goes to Cleveland Circle in Brookline.) Between the two bus lines, there is a bus that stops here every 15 minutes or so on weekdays; but no service on Sunday. ALSO, the apartment is just 1/2 mile walk to the Roslindale Village MBTA commuter rail stop, Needham Line. The train takes you to Ruggles Station at Northeastern Univ., to Back Bay station and to South Station in downtown Boston, in about 15 minutes time. There are more city busses, running 7 days a week, from this MBTA rail station. You can also pick up ZIP Cars there. GETTING HERE FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: By public transportation: You take the free shuttle bus at the airport that brings you to the MBTA subway train "Blue Line" AIRPORT station. Take the train in the "Inbound" direction to the STATE Station stop. Change there to the "Orange Line" train going in the direction of Forest Hills station. At Forest Hills, the last stop on the Orange Line, a cab ride to the house will cost about $9. Or you can call me when you are on the way, and I can pick you up at Forest Hills. The station is about 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) from my house. BY TAXI from the airport to the house will cost about $45. Tell the driver that you are going to the "Roslindale" neighborhood of Boston. Other Things to NoteI am in a scenic part of Boston with a couple big parks nearby, and Jamaica Pond, where you can rent a sail boat or jog the paved perimeter path, within a mile away. Here is a clue to my personality: Favorite singers are Judy Collins, Ari Hest, Miguel Bose and the British rock band, James. My top favorite places to travel to are Oaxaca, Mexico and Budapest, Hungary. In years gone by, I have had repeated trips to Paris and to Tunisia, also. These days I am mostly home, spending a lot of time in front of my iMac, writing copy, filling orders or coding for websites.
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The SpacePerfect apartment rental for those in town visiting family and friends or for people who just need the temporary extra space. Very comfortable, cozy, and convenient. * Open and airy with lots of windows and light * Large living room and dining room * Gumwood architectural period detail and character * Kitchen w/gas stove and breakfast bar, and all the appliances you need * Refinished hardwood oak floors throughout * Shared porch (couch, grill, bistro table, tv) and backyard with patio (dining table and lounge furniture) * Laundry in unit * Driveway parking (negotiable) for 3 vehicles and plenty on street parking (no permits required) * 7-8 min walk to Needham line commuter rail. Short bus ride to Forrest Hills T (orange line). * On a major bus line * 10-15 minute drive to Fenway/downtown * Wireless internet and cable included * Smoke free Note: This unit is 5-6 miles outside of downtown so please take location into consideration before you book. Shops, market and restaurants all within a mile. Harvard Arboretum right up the road! Close to Newton and Brookline. Owner either onsite or nearby to help with anything you may need. This is a great way to spend some time in Boston for a fraction of the cost. You're still in the city but in a more comfortable "suburban" environment. Very affordable rates compared to what you would spend at a hotel. City living with a suburban convenience! This rental can also be combined with Airbnb #962610 for larger groups. Interaction with GuestsI'm available for questions anytime before or during your stay. Do not hesitate to ask me anything. The NeighborhoodThis neighborhood truly has it all. Good, not overpriced restaurants and a variety of food. Everything you need (groceries, zipcar, alcohol, etc.) is within a mile. It's ideally close to the city center but in a quiet residential area. My guests tell me they feel like they are "home" when they stay here. Getting AroundPlenty of on street parking with no restrictions. On major bus line. Subway is 2 miles away and is a nice walk through the Arnold Arboretum or about 10 minutes by bus. The Needham line commuter rail is about a 7-8 minute walk from the house. It runs on a set schedule Monday through Saturday. Cab/Uber/Lyft rides from the city center approx $15-25. Other Things to NotePlease note that this is a second floor apartment on a house located on a hill. There are two flights of stairs to enter the apartment. Guests also have the option of entering in the back of the house which would require a walk up an inclined driveway and one set of stairs.
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The SpaceA cosy house on one floor with typical inside architecture of East Coast America. Easy access to commuter rail Roslindale Village stop Forest Hills T stop 15 minutes away Bus lines 34 and others run up Washington Street and along Belgrade Ave Easy walking to all bus stops and village shops Guest AccessGreat access to Arnold Arboretum, restaurants and farmers market on Saturday. Interaction with GuestsDetailed information in house of all areas and regions to visit and suggestions of restaurants and cafés. The NeighborhoodHistoric Boston/Cambridge area is easily accessible. World-famous Beacon Hill, Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, Harvard Square, the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, Boston's renowned colleges and universities, the Esplanade by the Charles River, Arnold Arboretum, historic homes, antique stores, Copley Square and Prudential Center Shopping - all of downtown Boston! Golf close to home at George Wright or Franklin Park Public Golf Courses. Whale watching, Trolley Tours and Duckboat Tours, the Boston Common and Public Garden are all wonderful experiences in and around Boston. There are miles of walking and biking pathways on the nearby Emerald Necklace, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of NYC's Central Park. The Charles River offers sailboat and kayak rentals, as well as unforgettable views. Getting AroundPUBLIC TRANSPORTATION With excellent public transportation (locally known as "the T") you can access all of Boston or Cambridge easily from our lovely neighborhood. We highly recommend doing the majority of your travel by foot and public transportation, as Boston can be challenging to navigate by car. All of Greater Boston's historical sights, academic institutions, fine medical centers, and sightseeing tours are accessible by public transportation. Other Things to NoteFree WiFi! * No smoking anywhere on property.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis is a fantastic space! We've finished all the updates which the current pictures don't reflect. It's even better now! This is a third floor, with a cozy feel but with lots of space. Huge bedroom & kitchen. 8 ft ceilings in most places. We've updated all the fixtures and appliances, new paint, new flooring and furniture. It's clean, and there's plenty of room for 4+ people. The kitchen is large with a table and seating for 4. Coffee is provided. It's fully heated and there's a window AC unit in the summer months. As of January 2016 we have a new futon for comfort and ease of use. Bedroom mattress is fantastic and new within the last few years- extremely comfortable. Guest AccessWe have private, off-street parking. Please let us know if you'll be taking advantage of this otherwise we may not leave a space for you. We ask guests to park in front of our house as available, as our neighbors are sensitive about parking in front of their homes. The street does not require a sticker for parking, and finding a nearby spot is never a problem. We have a private back yard with a table and kid play-structures that you're welcome to use at your own risk. There is a shared mudroom, and from there a private entrance to a private stairwell up to the apartment. You will come/go at your own schedule. Interaction with GuestsWe're happy to talk and give any tips or help that you need. We'll give you the key and any other pertinent entrance information, and after that you can contact us as needed. We're always available via phone, email or text. We have plenty of items for small children, if you need anything. We may be able to loan an extra car-seat, pack-n-play, or other such items. The NeighborhoodWe're just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants of Roslindale Village & West Roxbury Center, in Boston. There's a large park & playground at the end of our street. The Arnold arboretum is about 6 blocks away, or a 1 minute drive to a lovely entrance. Getting AroundWe're 3-4 blocks from the Roslindale Village train station where you can catch the commuter rail (running every 30 minutes during rush hour, 1x per hour during the day), and many buses pass on the corner. Check MBTA website for more information. We are 2 miles from the T Orange Line, which runs every 5-10 minutes all day night until 2am. Many buses on the corner go directly there, or you can take a nice walk through the Arnold Arboretum directly to the T. This is a fantastic location for vicinity to all downtown Boston has to offer, with tons of space for you to relax in. Other Things to NoteThis is a quiet neighborhood where you can get a wonderful night's sleep. Lots of local things to do in walking distance, and also a great location for taking the commuter rail into town. Our household is generally up early, though since we are downstairs you shouldn't hear us.
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The SpaceSimple, private space with a surprising amount of room. You also get to admire my inadequate efforts at modern art. Guest AccessThe guest has access to the kitchen, bathroom, living room, second story balcony. Interaction with GuestsI will be present during a guest's stay, but I won't be in the way. I enjoy conversation with new people, but I leave it up to the guest to socialize beyond what is necessary. The NeighborhoodBE ADVISED: This is a super fun neighborhood in Boston, but please note that it is NOT DOWNTOWN and not within walking distance of downtown. There seems to be a lot of confusion on the part of prospective guests on this matter. Furthermore, my residence is quite FAR FROM HARVARD AND MIT. It will take you over an HOUR to get there by public transportation. In my neighborhood, I am glad to direct you to any of our unique dining options. We have lots of bakeries around here. And you'd better enjoy parks. We have several big ones, including one with the best view of downtown Boston in the area! During the summer there are Boston Summer League baseball games at Fallon Field almost every night. Getting AroundDear Prospective Guests, this unit has access to public transit. The bus stop and commuter rail are within walking distance. You must take a bus eight minutes to get to the nearest T (subway) station. PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMUTER RAIL DOES NOT RUN ON THE WEEKENDS. THE SUBWAY, HOWEVER, OPERATES SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. PLEASE, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW FAR MY PLACE IS FROM ANY LOCATION IN THE BOSTON AREA, USE (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) MAPS TO CALCULATE TRAVEL TIME FROM FALLON FIELD IN ROSLINDALE TO YOUR DESTINATION. I NO LONGER HAVE TIME TO GO TO (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) MAPS AND CALCULATE TRAVEL TIMES FOR EVERY INQUIRY. MANY THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING! Average commute to Back Bay/downtown by subway is about 40 minutes. By commuter rail you can be in Back Bay in 10 minutes. Orange line from Forest Hills Station. Commuter Rail (Needham Line). Myriad buses run through Roslindale Square on the way to Forest Hills. Other Things to NoteI have a dog. He is a happy boy.
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The SpaceOne big bedroom in a three bedroom Apartment in Boston. Guest has use of kitchen, living room, Laundry on premises. Conveniently located on back side of Arnold Arboretum, just a 3 minute walk to commuter rail (and then 11Minutes to Down town), bus stop at corner, 15 minute walk to Forest hills MBTA station. 3 minute walk to restaurants and stores. On bike path to inner corridor. This is the home of a woodworker/sculptor and you will be surrounded by art. Located in a safe quiet neighborhood. Guest AccessGuests have use of bedroom shared bathroom and kitchen. I have bicycles on premises. Interaction with GuestsI try to leave guests alone unless they need help. I am always available for questions by phone or text. The NeighborhoodThis is a safe beautiful neighborhood bordering the Arnold Arboretum. Easy walk to dinner safe to walk home at night. Getting AroundEasy access to commuter rail, bus and MBTA. I am located on Boston bike trail and it is a 4.8 mile bike ride to the center of downtown Boston without riding on any roads.
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The SpaceWe provide a bedroom and a full shared bath for this room. From the front of the house you have a panoramic view of Boston and from the back deck you have a private space overlooking our spacious back yard and the greenery of the neighborhood. We provide the towels and the linens. (For the summer months, we have air conditioning in the bedrooms) Our home is impeccably clean. We vacuum, dust, and clean everywhere before and after our guests arrive and depart. For use of another room see our listing at Sub"Urban" Vacationing Rm 1. We will respond to your inquiry within 6-8 hours or less, so please be a little patient while waiting. In order to best accommodate our guests we ask that requests/inquiries be made at least 48 hours in advance. This is because we care about you and we want to prevent you from being inconvenienced. Guest AccessAmenities include an evening snack upon arrival, continental style breakfast (Please let us know of food allergies, or other dietary needs.), wireless internet, washer, dryer, and detergent), and on street overnight parking. We have an outside deck overlooking our spacious back yard. Feel free to relax on the deck or in the yard. You will be a mere one mile walk to restaurants, convenient shopping including, CVS, Staples, and more. We are also close to major shopping areas. Lots of on street parking available. It's a short trip into downtown Boston by car or by public transportation. We are happy to share with you some of our favorite spots. Interaction with GuestsWe will share with you tips about the area - restaurants, shopping, getting around. And, we will have fun learning about each other. We love meeting new people from all over. We are present at the listing during our guests' stays. The only time we leave is when we have to go to work. Before we leave, breakfast is always prepared and set up for our guests. They rave about our home-baked muffins. We have membership with the Museum of Science and we share our passes with our guests. Marilyn speaks Spanish and Alan speaks Hebrew so if you speak English as a second language, we can help you out. The NeighborhoodRoslindale is one of the neighborhoods of Boston! Our neighborhood is residential with friendly neighbors. Roslindale is a very safe area. Our neighbors have children who work on the Boston Police force. We feel so lucky to live here. We are very close to houses of worship as well as Boston's major hospitals. Our neighborhood is near lots of different houses of worship so even while you are on vacation, you can make time for spirituality if you wish. There are also many terrific restaurants nearby for a variety of dining experiences for your enjoyment. We'll be happy to share with you some of our favorites. Getting AroundWe are a few minutes walk to public bus service with easy access to downtown and suburbs. Enjoy touring the City of Boston and when you need to rest, return to quiet and friendly Roslindale! We are conveniently located close to Boston AND surrounding suburbs. Other Things to NoteWe love having company and meeting people from around the US and world! If there is more than one of you travelling, please take a look at our other listing - Suburban Urban Vacationing - Room 1 Please communicate by phone or email. Please DO NOT TEXT. Thank you. If you find you will be late, PLEASE CALL AND LET US KNOW!
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The SpaceI have two attractive room available in a third floor walk up in Roslindale. The apartment is bright and airy with two porches and easy walk to the bus and commuter rail for downtown Boston. Free wi-fi, parking, 10 minute walk to Roslindale Square. I am a traveller myself and like meeting people from all over the world. My ideal guests are quiet and respectful of my neighbors and leabe the place as they find it. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and come and go as they wish. Parking is ample and unrestricted. I am a small business owner and my home is also my office, but I am out much of the time and on weekends as well. Your rental of the room for one person includes the use of the kitchen, bathroom and dining area. The master bedroom is also available when there are two or more guests for an additional $50 per night. I am there during the day and sime weekends. I am not there at night and ask visitors to be considrate of other neighbors in the building. We are very close to the Arnold Arboretum which is a wonderful respite in any season from the hustle bustle. I have taken some of my AirBnB guests on bicycle tours of the area, but you don't need me to guide you...just follow your eyes to whatever you like there. Roslindale Village is very attractive and there is a nice mix of shops, restaurants and a Saturday market from June to October. We are accessible via bus from the Forest Hills T stop and by the Needham Commuter Rail during Weekdays. Here is an AirBnb Portrait of Roslindale: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/boston/roslindale People like my place because it is bright and cheery, but they like me as a host because I can direct your visit towards the things you like to do. Guest AccessYou are free to use the kitchen and cook as you like. I ask only that you clean up! My guests are free to use the room or rooms that they have paid for, and I ask that they be quiet and respectful of the two other families that live downstairs. My space is perfect for solo travellers who need some peace and quiet after the conferance, the training, the event, or for couples looking for some quiet alone time. Please no non-paying guests or party makers. I request that guests try to arrive during the day if at all possible so I can meet you. Late arriving guests are fine too, as I will make the key available in the lock box, but sadly I will not be there to meet you. Interaction with GuestsI like to meet with guests, hear their stories, make recommendations. Then you are on your own! I use the other half of the apartment for my office and I am normally there 9 to 5 weekdays. The NeighborhoodRoslindale is a vibrant area of Boston, with resturants and cafes, though it is to the Arboretum that I usually direct visitors if they have the time to explore. Getting AroundThere is the commuter rail, and a bus to Forest hills T stop which is the terminus of the subway line to downtown. Other Things to NoteI was once a great traveller, though I seem to live my travels through the lives of others now. I prefer to hire this apartment to guests who are familiar with Air BnB and have either used this service or hosted themselves.
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The SpacePrivate 1bd apt. Great hotel alternative or longer stay option for visiting relatives, students, Boston Marathoners, graduation visitors, language students at Boston School of Modern Foreign Languages etc. Ample on street parking. No restrictions. Walk everywhere! Closest AirBnb to Roslindale Village and train station. LONG STAY INFO: Monthly pricing - contact us for long stay inquiries! In 2014/2015 we had several guests who enjoyed 1 month+ stays. We are fully equipped for long stay with full kitchen, private washer/dryer, cleaning option and vacuum provided for self clean etc. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE APARTMENT SLEEP? We think 3, most comfortably. However we recognize that everyone's tolerance for sharing space is different, as is everyone's budget. So while we are at great pains to paint an accurate picture of the size of the apartment, it's up to guests if they feel they are OK with squeezing extra people in. If you are really looking for an economical stay, plan to be out most of the time, and don't mind falling over each other, you can squeeze 5 people in! Unlike other AirBnb's there is no charge for extra people, but we kindly ask you tell us exactly who is in your party when you request a reservation. Again- most comfortable for 3 people; a couple, small family, couple + baby, group of 3 friends. BEDS: Upstairs sleeps two comfortably in a full bed, with space for an aerobed or pack and play for one or two more guests/children sharing same bedroom. Kitchen/lounge has loveseat that folds out to double sofa bed, with memory foam mattress topper. This is not a proper bed, so is best suited for good sleepers, kids, and folks who can get up and down from floor level easily. Not for the super tall or mobility impaired. Note: We are family friendly (young kids of our own - fair warning), and can provide booster seat, pack and play, other baby items. However the apartment is not "child proofed". Similarly the stairs to the bedroom are steep and may not be suitable for those with mobility impairments. Guest AccessThis is a small (450sq ft) private one bed apt which is located on the back of our single family home. Guests have access via their own front door to own open plan kitchen/lounge/diner, and private bathroom with tub and shower on first floor, and one bedroom upstairs. Please note (as of June 2016) external front door leads to shared lobby from which we access home office and guests access private apartment which has its own locked front door. In the warmer weather, enjoy outdoor dining/grilling in our shared backyard. Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to chat and provide tips on the area. This is a great neighborhood. If you are just looking to enjoy the privacy of your own apartment, that's fine too! We want you to be comfortable so expect us to check in via text or if we bump into you, to see if you have everything you need. It's often fastest to catch us by email, phone or text message, but generally one of us is available at the house between 7-9AM and 3-7PM. Guests should of course contact us at any time in the event of an emergency. We want to allow for flexible check in times, especially when people have traveled a long way. However please understand we won't be able to greet you if we are at work. We will arrange for a key to be available for you, this has so far worked seamlessly with our guests. The NeighborhoodSaturday Farmers market in the square with free kids entertainment. Now happening winter too indoors at Son's of Italy Hall Jan-March. Enjoying the changing seasons in the oasis of the Harvard university arboretum Getting AroundEasy access to downtown via the commuter rail- 2 minutes to the platform! Commuter rail now runs on Saturday too. 15 mins to Back Bay or South Station. Or via any number of buses that stop at the end of the street that run the 10 mins to forest hills T stop and beyond. On street parking available. Convenient for Boston Uni, Suffolk Uni, Northeastern Uni, Boston College, Berklee, Wheelock, Emmanuel, Emerson colleges. Also ideally situated for driving to Longwood Medical Area which includes Brigham & Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Babson College is 30 minutes away. Boston School of Modern Languages is a 3 minute walk. You can see the school building from the apartment! Surrounding neighborhoods accessible by foot or short public transport ride are Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Hyde Park. A little further afield (15- 20 mins) by car, cab or Uber to Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Needham and Milton. MIT, Harvard, Cambridge about 45 minutes away during peak time. Other Things to NoteAccess to the apartment is via a gate at the end of our driveway. Please be respectful of neighbors and our family and limit noise after 10pm.
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The SpaceRecently renovated, private one bedroom apartment which sits on the border of the great Boston neighborhoods of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Has everything you need to make your short or medium term stay comfortable, convenient, and affordable! Rents by the day, week, and month. Approximately 600 sqft of fully furnished top floor living space including a spacious bedroom, large living room, new bathroom, efficiency kitchen (no oven) and eating area. Private entrance. Access to shared back porch, grilling area and backyard. WiFi and internet cable included. Note: This unit is 5-6 miles outside of downtown so please take location into consideration before you book. Please see note below regarding public transportation. 7 minute walk to the Needham Line commuter rail (note: does not run on Sundays) and a short bus ride to the Forest Hills T station (orange line). Takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the heart of Boston via train. 10-15 minutes by car depending on where you are going. Bus stop right outside the apartment. Shops, market and restaurants all within a mile. Harvard Arboretum right up the road! Plenty of on-street parking which does not require a permit (only town in Boston where this is the case). Close to Newton and Brookline. Owner on site to help with anything you may need. This is a great way to spend some time in Boston for a fraction of the cost. You're still in the city but in a more comfortable "suburban" environment. Very affordable week and month long rates for people who are here for temporary work, school, or just visiting. Would love to have you!! This rental can also be combined with Airbnb #849408 for larger groups. Guest AccessThere is a shared porch and patio available to all guests. Interaction with GuestsI'm available for questions anytime before or during your stay. Do not hesitate to ask me anything. The NeighborhoodThis neighborhood truly has it all. Good, not overpriced restaurants and a variety of food. Everything you need (groceries, zipcar, alcohol, etc.) is within a mile. It's ideally close to the city center but in a quiet residential area. My guests tell me they feel like they are "home" when they stay here. Getting AroundPlenty of on street parking with no restrictions. On major bus line. Subway is 2 miles away and is a nice walk through the Arnold Arboretum or about 10 minutes by bus. The Needham line commuter rail is about a 7-8 minute walk from the house. It runs on a set schedule Monday through Saturday. Cab/Uber/Lyft rides from the city center approx $15-25. Other Things to NotePlease note that this is a third floor apartment. There is an inclined driveway which you will need to walk to access the back door of the house. From there, you will walk up two flights of stairs.
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The SpaceThe whole house was recently redone and it 's only a 5 minute walk into Rosi Square- the new hip area of Boston - with the train into downtown Boston (15 minute train ride) , several good restaurants, grocery, bakery, etc. Free wifi and off street parking. This studio is in the basement and has a private separate entrance under the back deck. The ceilings are a bit over 8 feet tall and the windows are located just below the ceiling. The kitchen does NOT have an oven. It only has a small fridge, microwave, fancy toaster oven and coffee pot. I may be in residence upstairs in the rest of the house but I travel frequently/ or from time to time the main house also may be a separate Airbnb rental. As such, you may hear footsteps above you. In addition, the water heater for the house is located in the utility area of this level as is a separate furnace for this studio so you can control your own temperature. Guest AccessI have an electronic keypad so arrival time can be flexible. Guests can use the backyard and driveway in addition to the apartment. The rest of the house is occupied by me or may be a separate rental. Interaction with GuestsI can interact or not- that is up to you. This studio has a separate entrance so we do not have to interface if you don't want to. I live in the rest of the house or it may be a rental. The NeighborhoodRoslindale is the new hip area of Boston. Close to downtown but still quiet, safe and private. I even have a small backyard where you can relax. Great restaurants and all services close by. Getting AroundThe commuter rail (Needham Line) is a 5 minute walk and many bus lines are close also depending where you are going. It is 7.9 miles to downtown Boston (South Station) if you decide to drive or take an UBER or regular cab. Other Things to NoteInformation about the house, wifi pasword and tourist information will be inside the house in a book when you first arrive. I have an electronic key pad for entry so you will not have to worry about getting a key from me. I will send you your code the day before your arrival.
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The SpaceThe room is cozy and private. The house is less than a minute to public transportation. It is around the corner from the 'Pleasant Café" restaurant. Guest AccessGuest has access to everything in the house, Kitchen, bathrooms, living room, dining room, washer and drier. Interaction with GuestsI enjoy the company of others and would be happy to carry a conversation with my guest. To me a stranger is a friend I haven't met yet. The NeighborhoodThis a nice multicultural, family neighborhood. Easily accessed by public transportation, car or bycicle. Getting AroundThe bus line to Forest Hills station is just up the street. At Forest Hill station, the subway will take you to downtown Boston in less than 15 minutes. Other Things to NoteI speak French, Arabic and some Spanish.
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The SpaceI have two private rooms that I rent individually on the top floor of my sunny, spacious, newly renovated four bedroom condo with a shared bath available for long-term stay. We are in front of the #51 bus stop that takes you to the commuter rail and subways to Boston. I have two young children who live in the home with me. Laundry use available on weekends between 9am and 1pm. We have high speed internet, full utilities (heat, water, electricity, central air conditioning). I stock the room with sheets/pillows/blanket and towels. Ideal for a graduate or exchange student . Please note: (1) only available for three months or more (2) this is for a single person - no couples or people with children and (3) we are not able to accommodate overnight visitors or guests other than the person who rents the room. We are within .75 miles of the Commuter Rail, within 100 feet of the bus, and 1.3 miles of Forest Hills subway. Safe neighborhood, fun restaurants in the Village (.75 miles), fabulous 250 acre Arnold Arboretum across the street. Please note that due to volume, I will not reply to requests that are shorter than three months. Guest AccessDuring limited hours: laundry privileges; small refrigerator located on the floor with the two shared rooms. Interaction with GuestsLimited but friendly. The NeighborhoodIt's diverse, easy to walk to town, full of old nice houses, and across the street from the Arboretum. Getting Around51 Bus at our door; Commuter Rail .75 miles away; Orange Line Fores Hills 1.2 miles away. (About 45-50 minutes to get t Downtown Crossing in Boston)
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The SpaceGuests can use the entire house but if your group is less than the entire house will fit, you will have access to the number of bedrooms you need and the others will be closed so I don't have as much to clean. I ask for guests to please take off their shoes inside the house, and please no smoking.The basement will also be locked unless you are a large group and have rented it separately. Fell free to relax in the yard and help yourself to herbs from my garden. There is another apartment in the basement level which I may stay in if I am in town, but I am often away. I also come over to water the new grass which I am trying to grow! I am happy to interact or leave you on your own! I have an electronic keypad for entry so you will not have to worry about the key if I am not around. If there are no guests the night before your arrival or none coming the day of your departure, an earlier check-I time or later check-out time will be possible. An entire house takes a good amount of time to clean and change the sheets, so please respect these times. Roslindale is a very trendy neighborhood in Boston. Within a 5 minute walk there are several great restaurants and 3 bakeries, an Italian food/meat store, a Greek fish/produce store, a cheese shop, a wine store, and some cute shops. The commuter rail is there also for quick access to Boston. The bus is also available in Roslindale Square and will take you to the T (subway). Great transportation- commuter rail and bus. I am happy to provide groceries or breakfast or cook a full meal for you for a fee. Just ask for details. Guest AccessMy study and the basmentwill be locked and any bedrooms that you will not need. The rest of the house is yours- living room, dining room, kitchen, yard, back deck, free parking on the driveway. Interaction with GuestsI am happy to interact with your or not- your choice! I am happy to provide meals or grocery shopping for a fee. There is an electronic entry so you do not need to worry about getting the key from me and you can arrive at your leisure and not worry about being late. The NeighborhoodRoslindale is the new hip area of Boston. "The Square" is a 5 minute walk from my house and there are restaurants, grocery, train and buses into town, public library, etc Getting AroundThe commuter rail stop "Roslindale" is part of the Needham Line and is a 5 minute walk from the house. It goes to downtown Boston South Station in 15 minutes. The # 34 Bus is a 2 minute walk which will take you to the Forest Hills Orange Line subway statsion in 5 minutes. Many guests use UBER or LYFT also. Other Things to NoteFree wifi and parking on my driveway. This house can hold a large group but it is not to be used for parties or events unless we have previously agreed. It is for the sole use of those to whom I have rented.
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The SpaceSmall but cozy and quite room with a full size bed. Ample street parking. Guest AccessApt has one more bedroom (which I use) and large living space and kitchen that you can use. Possibility to do laundry. Two porches. Interaction with GuestsIf I am at home, I am likely working in my home office, which is a separate room. I can help you settle in and give you tips and directions on the neighborhood and Boston. The NeighborhoodThe room is in Roslindale, a diverse and primarily residential neighborhood of Boston. It's well connected via public transportation to other neighborhoods and easy to access by car. Roslindale Square is a nice business district with supermarkets. banks, a bakery, etc. (See my Guidebook for some recommendations). The Arnold Arboretum is just steps away. Getting AroundPlenty of safe street parking. Bus stops a few hundred feet from home. Buses 35, 36, or 37 will take you to the Forest Hills subway station is approximately 10 minutes. The buses are frequent during the week, less frequent during the weekend. However, many more buses leave Roslindale Sq., which is just 5 minutes away. Commuter rail is also down the road: more expensive but will take you downtown (Copley and South Station) in less than 20 minutes. Does not run on Sundays. The station is Roslindale Village on the Needham Heights line. Other Things to NoteIf you don't have a US cell phone, you can text me using (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceLarge living and dining area. Sprawling space. Grand piano. The NeighborhoodQuiet Roslindale, close to the trendy Jamaica Plain and walking distance to Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. Climb Peter's Hill, and run around Jamaica Pond! Getting AroundSteps to Commuter Rail. Needham Line. 15 minutes to downtown Boston. Multiple bus connections. Good Boston Logan Airport Connection.
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The SpaceThe room is private and has two windows overlooking the yard. It is on the second floor of the house. Guest AccessGuest has access to everything in the house, Kitchen, bathrooms, living room, dining room, washer and drier. Interaction with GuestsI enjoy the company of others and would be happy to carry a conversation with my guests, but also give them their space. To me a stranger is a friend I haven't met yet. The NeighborhoodThis a nice multicultural, family neighborhood. Easily accessed by public transportation, car or bicycle. Getting AroundThe bus line to Forest Hills station is just up the street. At Forest Hill station, the subway will take you to downtown Boston in less than 15 minutes. Other Things to NoteI speak French, Arabic and some Spanish.
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The SpaceNice and cozy apartment about 6 miles away to downtown Boston and only about 30 minutes via public transportation with plenty of street parking. It is a 5 minute walk from Rolsindale Village where you can find public transportation, a Supermarket, a Bakery, and a ton of great bars and restaurants. It is also 1 mile from Forest Hills Station: Bus/Subway/Train. It is conveniently located, with a small town atmosphere and just minutes to the city. The bedroom is about 8 x 8, with a bunk bed for 2 guests including, a dresser, closet and a small desk. No TV. Shared bathroom. Amenities include: Free WIFI internet. Fresh towels. Pets: 1 cat. The NeighborhoodRoslindale is a primarily residential neighborhood of Boston, bordered by Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury and Mattapan. It is served by an MBTA Commuter Rail line, several MBTA bus lines and the MBTA Orange Line in nearby Jamaica Plain. Six miles south-southwest of downtown Boston, Roslindale was originally part of the town of Roxbury. In 1851, current day Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury seceded from Roxbury. The area voted in 1873 to be annexed to the City of Boston. Roslindale has a supermarket in the town's square and some of best and reputable restaurants in Boston, to name a few: 1- Defino (Italian) Address: 754 South St, Roslindale, MA 02131 2- Shanti (Indian) Address: 4197 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131 3- Birch Street Bistro (American) Address: 14 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131 4- Village Sushi. Address: 14 Corinth St, Roslindale, MA 02131 5- Sophia's Grotto (Italian) Address: 22r Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131 6- Redd's in Rozzie (Southern BBQ) Address: 4257 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131 7- Triple Eatery (Chinese) Address: 77 Cummins Hwy, Roslindale, MA 02131 8- Fornax Bread Company (Bakery) Address: 27 Corinth St, Roslindale, MA 02131
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The SpaceClean, attractive, private room, one block from the bus line, on a quiet, safe street. Two comfy single beds. Full bath and one half bath shared with 1-2 others. Kitchen privileges and breakfast included. Air Conditioned. Five minute walk to shops. Guest AccessYou will have access to the front and side porches, the living room with TV, and the kitchen/dining area. Interaction with GuestsI love my city and really enjoy sharing it with guests! I live in the home and share the kitchen and common spaces; my room is on the third floor. I work full-time, and am out a lot. I will be happy to provide you any information that would be helpful in navigating Boston. It's a wonderful city and I hope to help make your visit here enjoyable. I suggest you get the "What's App?" phone app if you are traveling internationally; we can text for free with it. The NeighborhoodI love the proximity to downtown, the neighborhood pride, safety, nice shops and restaurants within a 8-minute walk. Roslindale is welcoming to all types of people. The City website describes it: "Once considered a "garden suburb" of Boston, today's residents of Roslindale are still attracted to the neighborhood's natural beauty. Locals walk and bike in the Arnold Arboretum, a 265-acre oasis that is part of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace.....Roslindale Village is the city's original Main Street district and now one of the city's most vibrant, featuring several bistros, unique shops, and wireless Internet access. The MBTA Orange Line and Commuter Rail provide commuters with easy access to downtown." Getting AroundFrom Logan Airport and South Station you have 3 options to get to my home: 1. Take the airport shuttle to the MBTA. (If you're at South Station, the MBTA is right at the bus station) Take the MBTA subway to the "Orange line" train stop at Forest Hills station (it involves a switch that doesn't cost money). From there, go to the Washington Street side of the station (not the Hyde Park Avenue side) and get bus #35, 36 or 37. Get off at the Belgrade Avenue & Walworth Street stop (by 165 Belgrade Avenue). My home is a 3-minute walk from there. The MBTA website has a tab "Rider Tools" which will give you excellent, detailed routes and times to get anywhere in the city. 2. Take a cab - which usually $35 to 40 from Logan and much less from South Station, unless there is terrible traffic. 3. Or you could follow step #1 to Forest Hills Station, then take a cab from there (they are lined up) to my home (about $5-7). 4. The Silver Line is also an option - you can get their schedule on the MBTA website. I can purchase for you a $10 or $20 stored value passcard for the MBTA bus and trains, if you let me know in advance that you need it. You can then add value to it at the stations, using credit card or cash. A very helpful website in planning your travel in the city is: mbta with (URL HIDDEN) after it. Go to "Rider Tools", then the "trip planner" drop-down menu; put in addresses or major destinations and it will tell you the cost and time it will take to get there, and provide detailed instructions. I recommend you get the "Uber" app so you can use it if you want - there are lot of Uber drivers in the area, and the prices are good. There are multiple Zipcar locations within easy walking distance from my home. Happy traveling! Other Things to NoteI have one roommate who lives on the lower level. She is a nurse and is usually working. Another roommate resides on the same floor as your room - she works a lot too. Please note that - since I work full time - my check-in window is 3 pm to 11 pm.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceLots of room for 3 couples or a family. 3 bedrooms (only 1 bathroom) Walk to Roslindale Square- the new hip area of Boston. Easy access to downtown from the Rosi train station. Free parking in my driveway. Large space and great for 3 couples or a family. Only one bathroom however. Dishwasher needs to be replaced. Free parking and wifi. This is a NO SHOES house. I have provided clean slipper/socks for your use. This keeps the house extra clean. Please leave your shoes on the shoe shelves when you first enter. NO SMOKING EITHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE. The basement and garage are not part of the house rental. You can park off street in the driveway. Feel free to relax in the backyard and eat the concord grapes. I can interact or not- your choice. I have an electronic key entry so you will receive a code to enter which will give you flexibility when to arrive in case you are running late and we will not have to meet up. I am around doing yard work and maintenance so we will possibly meet at some point. Roslindale is the new "hip" area of Boston. We have several great restaurants, cafes, a real bakery, butcher, fish store, cheese store, wine shop and grocery in "Rosi Square". The commuter rail (Needham Line) from the Roslindale stop into downtown Boston is also there and it takes 15 minutes to South Station. Please (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) current schedules. I have schedules in house but they are always changing. Closest MBTA subway stop is FOREST HILLS on the Orange line. Many guests also use UBER. Walk to Rosi square and take the commuter rail into town ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Needham Line) or take the bus to the Orange Line (Forest Hills Station) or UBER for approx. $15 to downtown Guest AccessThe basement and garage are not part of the house rental. You can park off street in the driveway. Feel free to relax in the backyard and eat the concord grapes. Interaction with GuestsI can interact or not- your choice. I have an electronic key entry so you will receive a code to enter which will give you flexibility when to arrive in case you are running late and we will not have to meet up. I am around doing yard work and maintenance so we will possibly meet at some point. The NeighborhoodRoslindale is the new "hip" area of Boston. We have several great restaurants, cafes, a real bakery, butcher, fish store, cheese store, wine shop and grocery in "Rosi Square". The commuter rail (Needham Line) from the Roslindale stop into downtown Boston is also there and it takes 15 minutes to South Station. Closest MBTA subway stop is FOREST HILLS on the Orange line. Many guests also use UBER. House is in quiet and safe neighborhood with a nice backyard- relax after a long day of site-seeing. Getting AroundWalk to Rosi square and take the commuter rail into town ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Needham Line) or take the bus to the Orange Line (Forest Hills Station) or UBER for approx. $15 to downtown