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1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Spacious & quiet room w. private bath, for 1+ adult(s) in lower level of cozy colonial home. Great back porch and garden. Country feel in the city! Close to public transportation (40 min. to downtown Boston). Parks and Golf course 5 min away. Very private and quiet!

The space

Spacious room with private bathroom in really nice house located south of Boston, 40 minutes to downtown Boston by public transportation. It can accommodate up to 2 people for short periods of time. The bed is a FULL and not a Queen, so it's perfect for one person or 2 small ones. Great restaurants and parks nearby. The house has three levels and the room is located in the lower level. Beautiful backyard and garden, country feelin in the city. Share the kitchen and common areas with two more adults and one wonderful cat.
PLEASE NOTE: there is a beam in the room, therefore, you have to be careful if you are taller than 6Ft.

Wi-Fi, Cable TV, A/C, use of the washer and dryer by asking, Small refrigerator and electric kettle for your use. Use of our kitchen is limited but possible, deck and garden, NO Handicap access. There are 6 steps down to the room!

If you like quaint villages, come to Rozzie Square and explore the great shops and restaurants: American, Indian, Italian, Korean, etc. Some play live music on selected nights. Local Craft and Art shops. Great Cheese, Fish, Bakeries, Wine and Flower stores. Only 20 minutes to downtown Boston in the Commuter Train from Rozzie Square. The Arnold Arboretum and many other parks are walking distance.

Guest access

Wi-fi, Cable TV, Refrigerator, Tea Pot, Hair dryer. Use of backyard and garden grill. Access to Washer & Dryer, by asking. Juice, water, coffee and tea. The bed is a DOUBLE/FULL which accommodates one single adult comfortably. The bed has a nice foam thick pad.

Interaction with guests

We love to meet people from other parts of the world. I am a traveler myself and believe in interaction with the hosts or guests. It's great to learn about their exciting lives. We want guests to feel at home and let us know how we can help.

Other things to note

A cat lives in this property. Please Note: A person over 6 feet may not be suitable for this room since there is a small area where some pipes are enclosed. No handicap accessible.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)

The room is strictly non-smoking, however, you can smoke in the back porch. No drugs! No drunks! No visitors without previous authorization. We do prefer adults since the house is not "child proof" and we are full time workers. Babies OK!
Please, keep in mind that, this is not a hotel. The room should be left in good condition and picked up when you leave.
Longer term renters use of kitchen and other facilities can be arranged.

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Cat(s) live in the house

13 Reviews

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Jackie User Profile
June 2017
Maria was a wonderful hostess. We didn't see each other very often, but when we did, she was very hospitable. I would definitely recommend staying at her place!

Linda User Profile
November 2016
Maria and the neighborhood are both fantastic. The space is a very nice and roomy basement apartment. It is just as pictured and I felt very at home there. There is a small fridge and kettle in the room and Maria is nice enough to provide coffee and teas. The bathroom is your own, not shared with anyone. Interaction with the hosts can be as much or as little as you like. She does ask that the door remain unlocked when you are not there and if you don't mind will enter to vacuum, clean, or carry out the trash but if you prefer more privacy that is not a problem. I personally did not mind this and also thoroughly enjoyed Maria and Micheal's company in the afternoons. As far as the neighborhood goes, it is a nice residential area in a suburb of Boston. There is a bus stop just a 3 minute walk from the house which is very convenient if you don't have a car. There is also a bus stop about a 10 minute walk in the other direction with buses that run much more frequently if you don't mind a short walk. I would highly recommend Maria's place!

Sara User Profile
October 2016
Maria Cecilia was so accommodating, especially with my very late arrival. She was more than happy to go over everything with me and show me around even though it was around 1:30 am! Even though, I never took her up on it, she was very sweet to offer to make me breakfast or allow me join her for dinner and a glass of wine. Excellent hostess!
Maria Cecilia User Profile
Response from Maria Cecilia:
Thank you very much for your kind words. You are welcome anytime, hopefully, when we have better weather! Thank you also for leaving the room so clean and for the leftover pizza! It was a pleasure to have met you!
October 2016

Eric User Profile
September 2016
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was a good one. The basement space provided the amenities needed for my one-week stay. Maria and Michael were great hosts. They have a fantastic patio/deck and we had some drinks while they provided insight into their neighborhood. The only caveat I have is that their location requires some reliance on buses/uber or you have to be a person who does not mind walking up and down hills.
Maria Cecilia User Profile
Response from Maria Cecilia:
Thank you Eric for your review. You are right, we have to either walk to take the bus or drive. In fact, I will make it clear in the Airbnb listing. Hope everything is going well with you. Thank you, also, for leaving the room organized.
September 2016

Annette User Profile
July 2016
Maria and Michael were the consummate hosts. I was welcomed with fresh flowers and a variety of refreshments. The only thing lacking was turn down device with chocolates on my pillow at night!!

Geoffrey User Profile
March 2016
I was searching for somewhere near Futura Studios and found this AirBnB. Maria (Columbian) and Michael (Irish) were the best hosts ever. They made sure I had a constant supply of water, fruit juice and unsweetened coconut and soy - and even went against a decades-old tradition of no bacon. They are great company, excellent conversation, and were generous with their time and rides down to the studio next to the liquor store they own. The room was exactly as described, with a fun LED shower head in the bathroom. I don't know where they buy their towels, but they were incredible... Although there are two adorable (and not demandingly sociable) cats upstairs, there was absolutely no trace of them in my area. I can be allergic to things, often in lower levels, but this place was totally spotless and actually more comfortable in some ways than my own home... The only slight drawback to the space was a beam - and if I was any taller than 6 feet, I might have had trouble. Not recommended if you are 6'2" ... but on the whole the package was just lovely and I hope to return.
Maria Cecilia User Profile
Response from Maria Cecilia:
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We loved to have you and hope to see you again. The bacon and eggs were a real treat!! Good luck in your new job!
March 2016

Russell User Profile
November 2015
I stayed at Maria's place for a month and had a wonderful experience. It's a lovely place to stay!! The room is in the basement of the house. It's a large suite that you have to yourself with a comfy bed, full bathroom, mini fridge, and a table with chairs. I couldn't have asked for a better setup. The place is a s another bus stop 10 minutes walk away which another 3 buses pass that take you to Forest Hills. You can also walk to Roslindale Square in 15-20 min where there are a lot of nice restaurants and bars. Maria and Michael were the best hosts as well - always willing to help with anything. They offered excellent suggestions for what to do in Roslindale and Boston. Visit their wine shop in Roslindale square if you stay with them! Overall, I would stay at their place again in a heartbeat. You should too!
Maria Cecilia User Profile
Response from Maria Cecilia:
It was such a pleasure to have met you! Thank you for your kind review. You know where we are, come and visit!
November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Maria Cecilia User Profile
I am a professional woman working as a Certified Court Interpreter and also, a business owner in Roslindale. Originally from South America but living in the US for 40+ years. Having traveled to many countries over the years, it has been my privilege and joy to meet and interact…
Languages: English, Español, Italiano

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