Bedroom 1 - King size Tempurpedic Bed. 2nd bedroom is set up as living room with a 32" TV with cable or rook. Can also be set up with 1 or 2 twin beds.
Cozy & Private Suite in Melrose-Near Boston/Train
Hosted by Lynn
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3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Private, quiet and cozy! Relax in your 3 room + bath suite with kitchenette (not full kitchen) on entire 2nd floor of a 100 year old home close to Boston. Subway is 2.5 miles away.

Sleep well with a king-size Tempur-Pedic bed. Close to Boston and North Shore but in a safe, quiet neighborhood.

75% of our heat/ hot water is produced from solar power.

The space

Walk upstairs to a lockable door to the entire 2nd floor of a 100 year old Dutch Colonial.
Detailed below is a description of the space and amenities provided.
The photos also provide more information on what you should expect from the suite.
Also, please see the Getting Around/Location sections for more information about using the Boston's pubic transportation from the suite.
Your suite includes:
A) Bedroom 1 with a King-sized, Tempu-Pedic bed.

B) 2nd room is set up as a living room with a day bed and a reading chair OR as 1 or 2 twin beds with memory foam toppers. There is a 32" Flat screen TV with Cable.

3) The 3rd room has a kitchenette (Not a full kitchen) which includes a coffee maker, electric tea kettle, microwave, small-fridge, and toaster oven. We provide coffee, tea, hot cocoa, sweeteners, and powdered creamer along with snacks and paper products for use with your food. There is no sink for washing dishes. There is a dining table with seating for 3 with a lamp/charging station that can also be used as a desk.

4) There's also a full bathroom with toiletries, blow dryers, and fresh towels for your exclusive use.

5) An outdoor space for smoking has been provided. Smoking, e-cigarettes, and vaping is permitted ONLY in this outdoor location on the property. Please do not walk up and down the driveway smoking.

***6) The suite is assessable via public transportation. Please see a more detailed description in the Getting Around/Location section if you plan on using public transportation.

Guest access

You will have the entire 2nd floor with a lockable door for your exclusive use while staying. The door has an electronic lock and there is also a chain on the inside of the door for complete privacy while you are occupying the space.

Interaction with guests

We are only a Airbnb Message Away.

The day before your arrival, you will be sent detailed instructions about check-in, checkout, electronic keycodes for the doors and directions to our home (important because GPS doesn't always get it right) and parking instructions. (Melrose does not permit overnight on-street parking.)

If you need an early check in, it can be arranged if there are no other guests checking out. On the day of checkout, if we do not have any other guests arriving, we can also arrange a later checkout than 10 am.

There is a manual with info on how to use the subway, restaurant suggestions and other local details.

We have lived in Melrose for 24 years and are happy to provide help with directions, using the subway system and schedules (Extra maps and schedules are printed in the manual for your use) and for fun things to do in the area.

Other things to note

1. All guests staying in the suite will be required to send us a government issued photo id or passport within 3 days of your booking. Access to the suite will not be granted until all IDs have been provided. Your AirBnB profile picture must be a picture of you (not your pet, landscape, etc.)

2. If you wish to use the iron, please ask.

3. Pre-approval for infants (non-crawling or walking) and children over 12 are considered.

4. No pets inhabit the suite you will staying in but there is a quiet dog and two cats that live in the apartment below. If you have severe pet allergies this suite may not be suitable.

5. All guests visiting must be pre-approved. Due to liability, no children under 12 are permitted in the suite.

6. There one video camera with audio located on the front porch when you enter our home for security and verifying. There are no video cameras inside of your suite. Your privacy is important to us.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad


a) We require a government issued photo id of all guests staying in the suite sent via text within 3 days of the booking. (This is separate from the Airbnb verification process.) Access to the suite will not be granted until all ids have been provided. (ID number can be masked).

b) The picture on your AirBnB account must be a recent picture of the guest making the reservation. (IE: no pictures of pets, children, landscape, etc)

c) If multiple guests are checking in on different times and/or days, the person checking in first must make the reservation.

No burning of candles or incense or use of air deodorizers due to allergies.

No visitors or children unless pre-approved and Government ID is provided. NO exceptions!

a. No smoking,-cigarettes, vaping or disposal of cigarettes or ashes INDOORS.
b. Smoking is permitted ONLY in the designated area in the outside shade garden. Please use ashtray provided and close cover when done. Cigarettes and ashes may only be disposed of in ashtray. Please do not walk up and down driveway smoking. If you are smoking outside before 8 am or after 8 pm, please keep your voices low so you do not disturb our neighbors.

5. QUIET TIME is after 10 pm but you can come and go as you please. You can watch tv, listen to music, chat, etc We just ask that you be mindful if you are coming in late. There are people sleeping below you so please keep this in mind if you are walking around late at night (especially in the living room and kitchenette).

6. Please hand up all wet towels on the hooks on the back door of the bathroom. Do not hang towels on poster bed, over bathtub, on furniture.

Unless otherwise pre-arranged, check in time is after 4 pm and checkout out time is 10 am.

8. By making a reservation and accepting our house rules you acknowledge that you have read our listing description, pictures, location and access to transportation and therefore can not complain about something that was explained in the listing.

8. If you leave something in suite there is a $25 fee plus shipping to mail it back to you via USPS priority mail. Payment will be required before we ship. You have 7 days to provide payment after we notify you. After 7 days, your items will be donated to charity.

Thank you for respecting our suite and being mindful of our house rules.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Suite is located on entire second floor. A picture of the stairs is in our photo section. May not be suitable for people who have trouble with stairs
Pet(s) live on property - No pets are in the suite but there are 2 cats and a quiet dog who in the unit below.
Amenity limitations - We offer a kitchenette not a full kitchen. See listing and photos for full description.


99 Reviews

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Caroline User Profile
October 2017
We enjoyed our stay. Nice place. Lynn is quick to answer any questions you may have. Great!

Linda User Profile
September 2017
This was our first time staying at an AIRBNB and it exceeded our expectations. Lynn was a gracious host, friendly but not intrusive. The amenities were great and the binder of information was so helpful. Everything was spot on, exactly as described in the listing. It was nice to have the extra space as opposed to just a hotel room. If ever travelling in that direction again, we would definitely check Lynn's availability first.....just to sleep on the mattress is worth the trip, it was like sleeping on a cloud. Thank you Lynn.
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Response from Lynn:
I was a pleasure hosting you and your husband.
September 2017

Iris User Profile
August 2017
Lynn's place is located in a quiet, residential neighbourhood, safe and welcoming. Interaction with the place felt choreographed through lots of notes in the place. The apartment is spacious, very safe, mostly carpeted, very clean and well equipped, the kitchen can be best taken use of if plates and cups are brought so, however paper-cups and breakfast ingredients were kindly provided.
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
Thank you for staying in our suite. As indicated on our detailed listing, we provide a kitchenette with paper goods. There is no sink for washing dishes which is why we provide paper goods.
August 2017

Stephen User Profile
June 2017
Great host. Nice location. It was perfect for our stay in Boston!

John User Profile
October 2016
Host was great. The house is in a lovely area with an easy commute by T train to Boston. Main street of Melrose has nice little stores and is really pleasant.
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
I enjoyed meeting you and your brother-in-law. If you decide to make it down for another Toronto Blue Jay/Boston series, you are most welcome to stay again.
October 2016

John User Profile
September 2016
Lynn was a wonderful host & we had the privilege of being her first AirBnB guests. She gave us just the right amount of attention while also respecting our privacy. The banana muffins we found waiting for us outside our suite were very good & above and beyond. Unfortunately, we were coming in late and leaving early, so we didn't make much use of the suite except to shower and sleep, but it was perfect for our needs. Close to Boston & in a safe neighborhood. Thanks for your hospitality, Lynn.
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
I am glad to have been your first AirBnB trip too. I was a pleasure hosting you and your wife.
September 2016

Cheryl User Profile
October 2017
You have the whole 2nd floor of this quaint older home. It's very close to one of the T stations(the mass transit for Boston) . The home is in a quiet neighborhood, but the little town of Melrose has many great restaurants. We loved Giacomos. The kitchenette was perfect with a mini fridge, toaster oven and coffee maker. Lynn had it stocked with a variety of picnic wear plus some other utensils. She had a great selection of teas.
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
Thank you for staying in our Airbnb. We enjoyed hosting you.
October 2017

Melrose, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
I both have an Airbnb unit that I rent and also use Airbnb when I travel. I live in the Boston area and am originally from East Meadow, NY.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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