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Wonderful living arrangement in a safe, beautiful neighborhood of Somerville, about 4 miles from Boston downtown.
We live in a large home, and want to open the spare bedrooms out to our guests. This 'room' in question is actually a basement level 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit, with its own entrance. It doesn't feel like a basement because it has its own entrance and a window, feels like a regular room. the home is over 100 years old so it has some character.
It has no cooking facilities. It has its own entrance, if you want to move in and out. We have a hot plate available for long-term guests that you can use if you use it responsibly and follow all safety precautions while using it.
It has a large unit that contains a living room with comfortable seating area, and kitchen/dining area, a bedroom that can loll accommodates a queen bed. And a full bathroom leading off the living room. It is like a studio apartment with the privacy you need. There is an AC in the bedroom.
Windows bring in light in both the room, and the living area, it is a nice place to crash in after a long day shopping and sight seeing. It has plenty of storage, and a closet to hang your clothes in.
Bedroom - Real bed
Living room - Sofa bed (comfortable ikea unit)
House is located in Somerville, which is a town just north of Boston, and to the East of Cambridge.
Its about 10 min by car to Boston downtown (about 3-4 miles), so its great.
Public transport options -
There are 3 subway lines at varying distances to the house, depending on where you want to go. The Boston transit system is a well-connected one, and there's Red, Green and orange lines at close distance to our place.
Orange Line - Sullivan Station - Less than a mile away - frequent buses take you within 5 min. Bus stop less than a minute (website hidden) Line - Lechmere station - Bus stop to get to the station is a 5 min walk, takes you to Lechmere
Red Line - Davis Square Station - same bus stop as for orange line, but go the opposite direction.
Orange line is closest at 1 mile away.
Right opposite out home is a beautiful public park, that has 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, baseball field, soccer ground, and even a public pool that is open from may onwards. Available for you to use.
We have parking available (a visitor permit if you want for 2-3 days), or a long term parking on our dedicated drive way.
Extras available -
iron and board
washer dryer in the unit
Whatever else you might need. We are a functioning household, so we will be able to accommodate your requests at a reasonable rate.
Lots of restaurants close by
grocery store just few minute away (stop and shop)
dry cleaning, convenience stores, few min walk
I will be updating the guidebook to the listings shortly, to make it easier.
Please ask me any questions you have. We are not new to hosting, although this house is new. We welcome our guests with open arms, and make their stay pleasant and memorable.
Pls ask me any questions you have. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire unit and appliances in the unit - coffee maker, microwave, plates, fridge etc.
We also have things In the fridge that you can use like coffee, butter, ice, etc. And things like sugar, tea bags are available for you.
You will have access to the laundry in the below unit but it will be $7 per load. You can ask me for access to the machine. You can use our detergent as well.
We have a hot plate if you want to do light cooking but we reserve the right to loan it to you. You must assure us of its safe use, including unplugging it when not in use, and taking all necessary precautions to avoid short circuit and burning anything in the unit. We've a fire alarm that could go off if there's smoke detected so it's important to take care.
You've access to maps, information about boston that I've left for you. Interaction with GuestsIt depends on the guest.
We like to give tips about the city, public transit and being effective in their sight seeing with maps, bus information etc.
We're always available for guests if they have questions, we ask that guests be open and communicative with us before complaining to airbnb. We always make efforts to rectify the experience to a positive one before discussion about a refund or cancellation. We're clear about what we offer and hope the expectations are met.
If you don't require interactions, then we don't keep bothering you. We live right upstairs but we won't get in your way -you've your own entrance to get in and out. The NeighborhoodIts proximity to boston downtown and proximity to public transport stations.
Safe area with plenty of restaurants and grocery stores.
Assembly square outlet mall just opened up within walking distance with stores like j p licks and Saks 5th Ave. And an imax theatre. Theres lots of fun stuff happening there.
We've a large park just minutes from our home. Getting AroundPublic transport is convenient and we use it everyday to get around the city.
We do recommend using the map we provide initially and especially for late nights, buses are not too frequent so taxis and other services are available to use.
Lyft, uber, sidecar are popular car share apps that can be used late at night for the area once you use subway. I believe they run till 12 or 2 am.
The orange line is a mile away, a nice 15-20 min walk.
Red line is little further, if you want to get to harvard MIT and some other places, you take a 10 min bus ride to the Davis Square Station.
But it's not too difficult to figure out and I'll provide you with great tips on how to get around
It depends on your trip, if you want to get to Cambridge often, the n this is not the most ideal as you end up spending a lot of time on buses and waiting in subway. But for boston downtown it's great.