Charming room in apartment conveniently located in green JP: a 5 minute walk to the Stony Brook T stop, and 15 minutes ride downtown, and an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants, moments away, together with Jamaica Pond and the Arnold Arboretum.
You'll sleep on an Ikea couch, which easily converts into a very comfortable queen-sized bed (sturdy and firm with a mattress topper available to add a soft layer.)
There isn't a closet, but the room has ample hanging and storage space for clothes, etc. for a few days, even weeks, stay; there is also a T.V., together with cable and Netflix service.
Towels provided, laundry facilities in basement.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to book the room for any period after November 1st, 2017, I would very much appreciate if you would first contact me rather than making a reservation via "Instant Book." This feature does not allow hosts any discretion in deactivating it for particular dates and, as a school teacher, I have holidays when I might be away and could therefore not host.
Many thanks for your consideration!
Accès des voyageurs
A cook's kitchen is available for your needs, as is the deck for relaxing when weather permits.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I'll be very glad to help when and where I can -- to offer advice, make a cuppa tea, chat about one thing or another; at the same time, I am very respectful of people's privacy.
Breakfast foods are provided -- tea/coffee, yoghurt, cereal, fruit.
I'm a passionate vegetarian cook, so I may happily and spontaneously offer you something to eat, or share dinner with you, or you may ask for a meal for an additional modest fee.
I have a substantial library of guidebooks to Boston and the surrounding area, so no need to schlep yours along.
I don't specify a check-in/check-out time, as travelers' needs vary; I always try my best to accommodate their wishes.
"Check-in time" is when your room will be ready for you, but you are welcome to arrive early or late as you need to; you can always just collect your key, leave your belongings, and enjoy the city until your room is prepared for you.
"Check-out time" gives me the chance to prepare the room for the next guest. It doesn't matter when you leave the apartment, but does matter when you leave your room -- please respect the time I ask, as I respect your desire to leave your luggage in the apartment so that you may enjoy another few hours or day in the city without it, which you may then return to collect before your departure from the city.
The usual "social code":
There are two steady inhabitants of the apartment -- myself and a flatmate, then two other rooms currently given over to guests -- so ten minutes maximum use of the bathroom would be appreciated in consideration of others' needs, as well as the environment's. With awareness, the traffic flows remarkably efficiently!
Quiet is appreciated before 8:00 AM and after 10:00 PM.
Please remove your shoes at the door -- you can bring your shoes into your room, or put them on a rack in the hallway.
I am very glad to share the kitchen with you; I ask only that you please clean up after yourself, including putting away your dishes, etc. after eating.
Smoking allowed on deck.
*Good communication is essential to ensure everyone is contented.
I moved to Boston five years ago after having lived for more than 30 years in three different countries on as many continents. I have a passion for travelling and, since my migration to Boston, have so enjoyed the experience of hosting other travelers through Airbnb, in addition to a non-paying website. I love that people from vastly different corners of the world, and its multiple paths, arrive on my doorstep; I also love being of service, and sharing my resources (including my cat. :-)
I'm an educator, artist, cook, polyglot, nature-lover, film aficionado, social-justice activist, and mother to an enchanting fur-person. I try my modest best to live with care, consciousness and compassion. My nest is my castle and, whether you're here on holiday, or for a work gig, I would hope that it's a kind of "home away from home" for you.