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Fresh home roasted coffee from around the world awaits you each morning along with a thick slice of my freshly baked artisan bread. This alcove room is comfortable for any length of stay with some stays up to 6 months. Excellent for those relocating.
This 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 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 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 October.
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 education, 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. It's what I use 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 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 that provides many alternative sources of tv entertainment. 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.
If you are arriving from outside the US and you need to arrange for 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. 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.
You 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 luggage that is in your way I can store that in the attic.
This 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, or go to a movie.
This is a very quiet 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.
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.
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 $17. The breakeven on that is about 5 rides.
If 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.
Arrival time can be no later than 9:00PM unless pre-arranged. No visitors allowed at anytime without prior approval. Overnight guests are not allowed at all. There is no room for guests. Don't ask.
11:00 PM is quiet time while watching private room tv is acceptable.
No eating meals in the room. It's too small, you'll see what I'm saying, and there's a nice dining table for that. Small snacks are fine.
If you cook and/or uses dishes and utensils then please clean them so someone else can use them. Do not leave anything uncleaned in the sink overnight.
Shared areas of the home are expected to be maintained after you use them. There are no room services provided other than normal cleaning. Closet and dresser space is provided for your clothes.
Duane is such a great host. He cared about my arrival and departure plans and was willing to help me with anything. He provided detailed instructions on how to get around Boston. Although I only stayed at Duane's house for less than a day, the experience was really pleasant. I would definitely recommend staying here for however long you visit Boston.
Duane was were professional and made all the arrangements for me. He acknowledged the fact that I was a bit late on my arrival and he had organized everything for me.
The room was clean and cozy. Although I did not get a change to meet Duane, I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a airbnb place in boston to stay at Duane's place.
Duane was a very accommodating and personable host. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Boston.
Had an absolutely fantastic time at Boston staying at Duane’s place.
Host: Duane is the best. Friendly, considerate, professional, going above and beyond to help answer any questions related to Boston, and provided advice (apps on bus times, etc). Really loved talking with Duane on all topics Boston related or not.
Location/Room: Neighborhood was very safe, and loved the ample and safe parking. Easy to get to by Orange Line/Bus 50 or 34. Shared apt was very clean, comfortable; fresh towels, and clean bathroom.
Picture and description is very accurate; exactly as described and photos; No surprises.
Also no need for a car unless you have other needs for it. As they say, when in Rome; do as Romans or Bostonians. I really felt like I relocated to Boston!
Overall: Five Stars! Highly recommend staying with Duane. Will stay again without a doubt. You truly get another dimension of getting real Bostonian perspective staying with Duane vs Hotel. ...save a bundle vs hotel, and is so much better. Loved it! Can’t say thank you enough to the hospitality of Duane, and his very friendly and accommodating approach. Hope to be in Boston again in the future.
Cosy, clean room with its own terrace in a charming three-floor house. Plenty of privacy and personal comfort. Quaint neighborhood, so many large trees, main street with restaurants and everything else you need near by...Above and beyond expectations. Host couldn't have been more gracious, leaving me home-made bread, coffee, etc. Definitely staying here next time I'm in Boston.
This was a great stay and a fantastic place to explore Boston from. Duane is very kind and informative be about the area. Good coffee is completely amazing and his warm personality makes the experience completely worthwhile. Hope to come back some day.
Duane is a super nice host. He is so kind and always willing to help me anything during my relocation. Every morning, Duane prepared nice coffee and breakfast, which makes me feel like home. He allowed me to move in with several boxes and park my car in the driveway.
The place is very clean, quite and in a safe neighborhood. It is a few minutes walk to bus stops, which take you to Forest Hills T station. Overall, it is a comfortable place and I really enjoy my stay here.
I highly recommended Duane's place, especially for those relocating to Boston.
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I am a self-employed professional. I work as a technology consultant out of my home office. I am very knowledgeable about Boston, it's history, and most importantly, how to get around in Boston. I was once a Boston cab driver. I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities including surfing and tennis. Perhaps most interesting to my guests is that I roast coffee from beans grown on the best plantations in the world. This is absolutely a comfortable, professional, and safe place for both men and women.
This is my favorite Chinese takeout restaurant and it has the approval of Chinese guests. Close, good price, and good portions. My favorite is the A2. Whats that? Youll have to come find out.Washington Street MA 02131
This little market has a good deli with some good deals. Also has the typical groceries along with wine and beer.Washington Street MA 02131
This is a classic family style restaurant. The food is decent but not award winning. The pizza is above average to very good. Prices are very reasonable and plenty of parking across the street.Washington Street MA 02131
A comfortable eating place and cozy bar with moderately priced meals.Washington Street MA 02131
Tony has been here almost 50 year and sells high quality Italian import foods. He makes sausage fresh every Thursday. Great selection of meats and cold cuts.Washington Street MA 02131
The Saturday morning farmers market in the Village Square is excellent! It runs from the first Saturday of June through to the first Saturday of November.Poplar Street Boston MA 02131
This is a uniquely American place. Started as a pizzeria, bought by a family from Mexico, they blended the two cuisines. This is fast food and cheap.Washington St Boston MA 02131
This franchise restaurant offers simple sandwiches.Washington St Roslindale MA 02131
Bank of America. A good choice for long term guests to set up a temporary account.Corinth St MA 02131
This bakery offers great lunches including soups and salads. Its a great bakery too!Corinth Street MA 02131
A full featured grocery store.Corinth Street MA 02131
Small, fast food style taco restaurant.Poplar St MA 02131
Great breakfast place and family style restaurant. Open for breakfast and lunch only.Corinth St MA 02131
Very good Japanese restaurant.Corinth Street MA 02131
Full service pharmacy open daytime hours only.Corinth St MA 02131
A very nice Mediterranean style restaurant.Birch Street Rosalindale MA 02131-3008
US Post OfficeCummins Highway MA 02131
A better American style bistro.Birch Street Roslindale MA 02131-3008
As good an Italian restaurant as any in the city.South Street MA 02131-1740
This restaurant recently opened in the village square. This is a second location for this restaurant and it is very good. The original won Best in Boston 2012.Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131
Full service pharmacy. Pharmacy services until 9:00 pm.Washington St Roslindale MA 02131
Office supplies, printing, faxing.Washington St Roslindale MA 02131
Excellent Mexican restaurant.Centre Street MA 02132
High quality market 1.5 miles from my house. I walk there often but Ill arrange to go by car if you need to. After a long day you probably dont want to walk.Centre Street West Roxbury MA 02132-1901
US Post OfficeCentre St Boston MA 02132
Arnold Arboretum is a museum/park of Harvard University. It is a short walk to the top of Peters Hill which offers spectacular views. The park is extraordinarily beautiful. A great walk destination.Arborway MA 02130-3500
A cemetery you say? Yes, this is a fascinating place that not only has fantastic Victorian era sculptures it as has modern sculpture as well. Take a tour, maps provided.Boston Massachusetts
In the village square at 4195 Washington St Boston, MA 02131, not where the map says. Great Irish pub with good food.Day Street Norwood MA 02062