Premium Cable HD TV, Netflix capable. Comfy love sofa, ottoman Shared common bathroom
Brownstone Custom Bedroom

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Custom built, spacious & well designed bedroom, in a historical 19th century Boston Brownstone. 10' ceiling, full of all daylight from direct sunny south/west facing large windows overlooking a park/square & community garden. Modern shared bathroom in a international & professional household. Located in historic Fort Hill/Highland Park neighborhood, 5 min walk to the T (Metro) Orange line, 3rd stop from Back Bay city center, walk to Longwood Medical Area, MFA, Northeastern, Fenway & South End.

The space

Welcome to my home at Alvah Kittredge Brownstone in the historic, friendly and diverse neighborhood of Fort Hill/Highland Park.

The House:
My 142 year-old, newly restored classic Boston Brownstone home has four equally unique bedrooms available in this 3 level penthouse apartment (see also Master Bedroom Suite, Modern Bedroom, & Loft Bedroom).

The Room:
A well balanced blend of modern and historic. The bedroom is well designed for an individual or couple and ideal for long term stays. Plenty of storage to unload into the built-in closet, and drawers. 170sqft (15.7sqm).

Guest access

Dedicated kitchen pantry (with blue personal cups, mugs, bowls, plates, pans and utensils), washer and dryer, fridge, kitchen, and living room.

Interaction with guests

I'm a social and hospitable host who loves to share his home with others. I was born and raised in Boston, went to university literally down the road at Northeastern and so with plenty of knowledge I would be more than happy to help. I work from home and so usually around if you ever needed anything. My mother lives in a separate apartment downstairs (so please feel free to say hi if you cross paths with her) and I stay at my girlfriend's across the park. So I'm always close by and available, but you can have your space as well.

Other things to note

The house is actually as it seems in the photos everyday; well maintained common spaces, so I simply ask guests to clean after themselves to leave the common space in order.

The bedroom is part of my 4 bedroom apartment, and shares a common bathroom with with my housemate and 1 other guest bedroom. (2 flights of stairs total to bedroom + 1 flight up to shared bathroom)

Our area is considered safe and quiet for Boston, but this is the city, and anything can happen anywhere at any time so I always like to tell people to have general common sense in travels in the whole city, that's all. We are walking distance to many good cafes, bars, restaurants down Tremont St past the T (metro station) and a ~$8 Uber ride to the nightlife of the Back Bay city center.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared washroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smart lock

Wireless Internet
Buzzer/wireless intercom

Extra people $38 CAD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $36 CAD
Security Deposit $445 CAD
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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 1PM

Shoes off apartment (slippers available to guests)
No smoking of any substance on the property
Leave things as they were found, clean after yourself
No dishes left in the sink
Please use blue cups, bowls, utensils and plates and
Store dry foods in 3rd tall pantry cabinet for your personal food storage and store food in the fridge on the 1st top row
Guests may not have additional guests without clearing them with me first

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 2 flights of stairs to bedroom, 1 more flight up to the bathroom
No parking on property - Free on street parking, usually plenty next to the house.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay.
From Oct 17 - 22, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

72 Reviews

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Kathryn User Profile
September 2017
We were very happy with our stay at Johnathan's place! It is beautiful, clean & convenient to Northeastern University, which was the focus of our visit. Jonathan was available and answered questions/concerns promptly, and checked in on us frequently. I am only sad that we didn't get the chance to meet in person. We would be sure to stay at this lovely home again.

Diana User Profile
September 2017
My dad and I had the honor to stay with Jonathan a second time. All I can say about this room is that it is perfect. The room and the apartment are very clean and organized. Jonathan is a great host. He is very welcoming, friendly and kind. I really recommend people to stay here if you are looking for a place that feels like home in every aspect. Also, the location of this apartment is very good. You could find a lot of stores and restaurants nearby. Totally recommended.

Ayden User Profile
August 2017
Jonathan was an excellent host, went all out to make sure I had a great stay. The house itself is clean and modern and the location makes it perfect for exploring Boston, really comes highly recommended.

Ye-Rin User Profile
August 2017
My mother and I had a wonderful stay here. Jonathan always made sure we weren't short of anything, and was always available to help when we needed something. I would highly recommend this place to everyone, but especially to those who enjoy cooking, as Jonathan has everything you need including a great range of spices.

Philip User Profile
July 2017
Jonathon's attention to detail is thorough. Was welcomed by detailed checkin instructions and quick communication. Upon arriving, the home is warm and inviting. My bedroom felt like coming home to a longtime friend, with a personal handwritten note from Jonathon, a water carafe, a chocolate, and fresh towels and warm lighting. The little things make a lasting impression. I was in town for a conference, so the location was not the most convenient. It's about a $7 Uber-pool fare to the convention center. If visiting for pleasure or a baseball game, the location would be perfect. Would stay again, and would allow more time to enjoy Jonathon's home. Also had a chance to chat with the host, he is very friendly, personable, and helpful.

Jackline Joy User Profile
July 2017
Jonathan's home is a gem. The house is impeccably maintained and clean while the room itself was spacious with beautiful bay windows overlooking a small community park and the neighborhood's community gardens. Everything you would need as a traveler is provided by Jonathan (and a huge help when you like to travel light). Additionally, the location is close to downtown but far enough away that you can explore real neighborhoods in Boston without feeling like you are in a tourist trap.

Derek User Profile
July 2017
Great spacious place.

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Jonathan User ProfileJonathan is a superhost.

Born and raised in Boston, to parents from former Portuguese islands in the Atlantic ocean. I'm an international, global citizen who loves travel, food, cultures, languages, history, current events and much more. I'm a former biomedical engineer (cardiovascular, sports medicine) now working in residential real estate (investments, design & development, management) & loving it! I also spend time on issues I'm passionate on, one of which is education where I sit on the board of a school.

I love hosting guests in my home and getting to meet different people from all over the world and give them the best experience in my home that I look for when I travel all over on Airbnb. The engineer in me loves feedback, and to make improvements so please feel free to share your thoughts so in turn other guests will have an even better experience.

Fun fact: I studied Mandarin for 6 years and sadly forgot most of it, so I'd love to practice it with you if you speak it :)

You can also stay connected with me and my home Alvah Kittredge Brownstone on Instagram and Face book @akbrownstone

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