My 2nd floor home is just a 10-minute bus ride to Harvard Square, and a 10-minute walk to a supermarket, a post office, a dry cleaners, 2 bakeries, and several restaurants.
While this 1927 house is decorated in "late-century yard sale," the 11' x 12' bedroom (w/ queen bed), bathroom, and kitchen are clean. Window AC in bedroom.
I'm a laid-back, late-50's male, an engineer at a public radio station. Renting this room out is not a business for me; but if I can help you, you'll be helping me.
I've owned - and lived in - the property for 11 years. A visiting friend suggested I rent out the guest room through Airbnb, so here I am. The room is an O-P-I nail-polish color called "You'll Lilac It," that was suggested by a dear friend when she spent a year as a house guest. I've become rather fond of it, which is good, because I've frankly no motivation to re-paint the room anytime soon.
Of course you can use any of the kitchen appliances as well as cooking utensils and plates, cups, flatware, and so on to make your own meals if you'd like. I ask - and expect - that you will treat the space respectfully and clean up after yourself.
I'll most likely be at work during the weekdays, but always reachable; and, of course, you can always engage me when I'm home - though it's my goal to give you your privacy and space. I'm always glad to answer questions or give recommendations. I won't be cooking you any meals, but as you've probably read in the reviews, I'll have fresh fruit (usually bananas, apples, pears, and clementines) as well as bottled water waiting for you in your room.
I'm figuring you're just looking for an economical, yet comfortable, place to crash during your visit to the Boston area. Like most things in life, an Airbnb stay is about expectations - if you have any questions, concerns, or specific expectations, please let me know prior to booking (or even during your stay) so I can address or assuage them. If you're a seasoned Airbnb pro, I would appreciate it if you let me know what I'm doing right, and/or what needs improving. Thanks!