Your home away from home is a spacious bedroom on second floor of a classic West Somerville three family. On Street Permit Parking available. Cozy robes, in room TV, Netflix and incidentals complimentary (Full description below in "The Space" ). Walking distance to Davis and Porter Squares (Tufts, Lesley University), a short Red Line subway ride away from Harvard, MIT, and downtown Boston. 88 and 90 buses stop outside with service to Davis or Lechmere/Sullivan. Looking forward to meeting you!
We've added little touches inspired by our own travels to make your stay comfortable and convenient:
• a new, plush Serta queen mattress,
• the same combination alarm clock/USB charging station that our favorite hotel uses,
• a full sized desk with task lighting and a USB/grounded outlet charging station,
• an armoire and closet for your exclusive use,
• a luggage/shoe rack,
• a comfortable upholstered slipper chair,
• a 32" web-enabled TV for you to enjoy- stream content via Netflix (complimentary), your Amazon Prime, HULU, etc., or watch many broadcast HDTV channels via digital antenna.
We also offer soft, cozy LL Bean french terry robes for each guest.
In the adjacent shared bathroom we keep a variety of incidentals on hand in case you discover you've forgotten anything. The in-shower dispenser offers Dr. Bronner's peppermint castile soap, as well as shampoo and conditioner. We also have an ionic hairdryer and attachments for quick and easy hair drying and styling.
Enjoy your stay? Help yourself to a postcard of a local landmark to send to a friend.
Disponible para huéspedes
Your bedroom is private, but the rest of the apartment is shared with us- please feel free to enjoy our common spaces.
Our long term guests will get a brief orientation to the kitchen as part of their check in, short term guests are welcome to ask about kitchen use- we'll happily accommodate you as best we can.
Feel free to use our microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and electric kettle.
Atención a los huéspedes
We like to greet our guests personally when they arrive when possible. Please let us know when you would like to check in so that we can be on premises, or make arrangements for you to receive your keys.
When we are around we welcome interaction, especially if you need help navigating the city or want to know about what's happening around town.
If you're a little on the shy side, no worries- there's no obligation to socialize, we'll take a friendly nod and smile.
Otros aspectos destacables
We welcome guests throughout the year, including the university reunion and commencement seasons- if you'll be staying with us, let us know if we can help you make arrangements for anything you might need.
Help us help you avoid parking tickets! If you need parking during your stay, you MUST let us know this in advance.
- We lend guests staying 5 nights or fewer standard On-Street Visitor Parking passes, FREE.
- Longer term guests: we must obtain an Extended Visitor Permit from the City of Somerville on your behalf, which costs $35. For more information please see Park Somerville (URL HIDDEN) .
Our home is not toddler/childproof, but we'd be happy to host parent(s) and older child by prior arrangement. Message me, I'd be happy to talk with you to see if we'd be the right fit for your situation.
Laundry facilities in our building are available to residents only, but there is a laundromat on our block and some local cleaners will happily pick up and deliver if you wish to send your laundry out.
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