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View of park's side entrance from front porch.Aurora and BeeBee sharing a box
Private room in apartment

Nice view, near subway, near downtown Boston

Robert

Nice view, near subway, near downtown Boston

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath

Quiet street in bustling district. Apartment has deck with nice view of Dorchester Bay. Across from large park. Walking distance to Subway. The apartment is bare-bones and under some repair, but very clean. The room and apartment are well-lit and ventilated within a peaceful atmosphere.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop friendly workspace
TV
Hangers
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

46 Reviews

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Chelsea User Profile
Chelsea
April 2018
Subway is about 10min away; not the safest area for, say, a woman traveling solo, and the place is definitely barebones, but if you're just looking for a place to sleep or are only going out during the day it's probably fine. Robert is a clear communicator and getting into the pl…
Edward User Profile
Edward
June 2018
Renovating a home you live in is a chaotic affair, but Robert manages to do it with minimal intrusion into his guests' stays. It was easy to move around Robert's home, the room was really neat and well-kept, and the bathroom was clean. He is clearly dedicated to providing the bes…
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
I thank Edward. He was a great and interesting guest. He did mention the kittens. I have not updated my listing yet to include the kittens. One of my two adult cats accidentally got loose in February, got pregnant from a male stray and had four kittens on April 13th. They are 2 months old now and I'm in the process of finding homes for them sometime in July after their mother is done weaning. They are all healthy and adorable, well-behaved but active and curious like normal kittens. They are using the litter box. Six cats is a lot, but I might find it too difficult to let all of them go.
June 2018
Brent User Profile
Brent
May 2018
Good place for the value
Yvonne User Profile
Yvonne
May 2018
Robert is a kind and attentive host who shares his home. The bedroom is big and comfortable with nice views. The bathroom could do with a makeover.
Brooke User Profile
Brooke
May 2018
While the apartment is not the cleanest or most organized, the room is fairly pleasant and clean. However, it was a little drafty at night so be sure to use extra blankets. The location wasn't ideal, but it is pretty fair for the price. That said, if you are a female traveling so…
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
The apartment is actually very clean. But it is small and storage space is limited. The clutter recent guests speak of is tools, groceries and fresh laundry that have not yet found storage space. The house is old and some areas need renovation, but everything is clean, safe and functional. My cleaning standards often (probably always) exceeds those of my guests. I need to eliminate some of the clutter of tools and item, but for some reason, though I have slowly improved in this area, complaints have increased, which is something I can't really explain. The bedroom is fairly roomy with four surfaces for eating, writing, placing objects, etc. In addition, I provide small common spaces to sit, read, eat, watch television, sit out on the back deck. There is definitely an eastern sea breeze that almost constantly cools the room. In the winter, the room heats up quite well. As summer approaches this will not be an issue. I like lots of fresh breeze ventilation and usually open up the windows. But if the breeze gets too strong please make sure windows are shut to your liking. I will turn up the heat (usually not necessary after May 1). The area is generally safe, but I cannot deny how women travelling alone feel unsafe. Do not hesitate to tell me any problems you might be having with anyone in area. I will deal with it in an appropriate way. I am also generally available to escort you to and from say the subway. But, for most women here, it has not been an issue I'm aware of. Anyway, I enjoyed Brooke's stay here. She is a great photographer and took many photos of my kittens. Note: one of my two cats got loose in February and was impregnated by a feral male. She had four kittens on April 13. I will let her raise her kittens for at least another month, before I decide what to do with them. For now, the kittens stay in my room. I let them run around at specific times and will make them available to play with if you love kittens, and who doesn't.
May 2018
Kevin User Profile
Kevin
May 2018
Despite not being there at check in, Robert was very accommodating! He had notes all around the house to help and stayed on the phone with me to help me check in. Very convenient location and the cats were very sweet! Robert even offered beer/beverages which was an added bonus!
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Kevin was great. I can't always be there at check-in due to work etc. and I think I make it very convenient and easy for people to do self-check-in. But I'm beginning to realize some people (not Kevin) really, really don't like that. I try to make it so people can check-in whenever they want, but in the future, I will try to coordinate a time so that I can meet guests as they arrive. Thanks to Kevin, It'd be great if he can relocate to the area.
May 2018
Meagan User Profile
Meagan
April 2018
The place was fine in the sense that it provided me with a bed to sleep in, but the overall environment was very displeasing. There was clutter all over the house, none of the doors had locks, including the bathroom. The bathroom had clear shower curtains which was disturbing as …
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Meagan had a very short stay. If more people communicate to me about things like door locks, shower curtains and objects, I will make improvements. I will add locks and a more opaque curtain. I provide a variety of clean blankets of various sizes and materials just outside the bedroom door. Meagan did not see them or ask. The house is old. Though the water heater is fairly new, it might take a few minutes for hot water to get through the pipes. I often mention that to guests and ask how the shower was. All have said it was good. You can't please everybody. I've had a few bad reviews. Meagan's is probably the worst. So far I'd say 37 of the 41 guests who left a review had a positive experience. Maybe she was having a bad day. Please read other reviews to get a better sense of the place. Funny though, seems the more I think I'm making improvements, the harder it gets to please people. But I'll keep trying.
April 2018

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Robert User Profile
46 Reviews
I'm a former journalist and editor, who made a career change and now working in home repair, yardwork and the stageworkers union. Divorced and currently seeing women. I have a lot of experience travelling, including alone on no-frill, adventurous vacations. My life is partly defi…
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