Stay in my home while I'm away and help me build a company to tackle the world's garbage problem. Thanks to all my guests, I've been able to move to India and become an entrepreneur...something I never imagined could be real!
My mom and aunts helped upgrade the formal living+dining rooms, study+bar, eat-in kitchen, deck, 2 bedrooms (a queen bed in each) + sofa bed + a couch long enough to sleep in; off-street parking in the driveway; coin-operated laundry; wi-fi for reasonable browsing.
We've just revamped the whole space (thanks to my mom and aunts!) and WiFi is working fine.
Also, there's FREE PARKING IN THE DRIVEWAY!
THIS IS SELF-HOSTED RENTAL, which means you'll have to let yourself in and make sure you leave a clean space before departing.
Hello fellow AirBnBers,
Welcome to Prospect Hill, the first spot a US flag was raised and now commemorated in a monument just up the street. That spot also marks one of my favorite panoramic views of Boston. Walk around the neighborhood and admire some spectacular period mansions, explore Union Square, Inman Square, Porter Square, Davis Square! Don't forget Broadway either-it's an up-and-coming neighborhood with lots of good eateries and a HUGE ceramics studio (Mudflats) where you can drop in for a class.
Somerville (and surrounding Cambridge) offer a funky vibe, interesting events, proximity to MIT, Harvard, and Tufts, and EXCELLENT food, especially for the globally-minded. Delicious Thai, Peruvian, Ethiopian, Spanish, Indian (north and south!)...the list goes on. And of course, the neighborhood landmark brunch spot, The Highland Kitchen, is a short walk away. No, you don't understand, their dirty bird and shrimp n grits are to die for (I don't even like grits!)...and wow, pair that with their sangria or anything else from the bar? Heaven! Not that I'm a food motivated person of anything...=)
More about the neighborhood:
Did you know Somerville has the most artists per sq mile anywhere in the US outside New York? You should check them out in action at Brickbottom!
I could go on about how amazing Somerville is and how accessible Boston and Cambridge are from the house (5 bus lines either diagonally across the door or within a 5 min walk; quick access to the Orange, Green, and Red line trains) but perhaps you're more interested in the place:
Although two units now, this house was once a grand Victorian mansion built in 1865. You can still marvel at the handmade woodwork around the two fireplaces (closed up for a while) or the pocket doors separating the living and dining rooms. Before me, the house was owned by the same family since 1940. There's a lot of love, stories, and good energy here. =)
This is a 2 bedroom set up (queen size bed in each bedroom) with a sofa bed in the living room and a very comfy couch that can sleep even a 6' person quite comfortably. There's a formal living room and separate dining room, a bar and study (that I still need to set up properly), a large eat-in-kitchen that overlooks the deck.
There's a brand new bathroom with marble, a separate shower, and clawfoot tub.
In the back, there's a two-level loft with a bedroom upstairs and a couch and table downstairs. There's a projector and speakers you can use to watch movies, etc.
Please note there's no TV or landline phone in the house.
There is a good sized deck off the kitchen and a backyard/brick patio you can take chairs out to for enjoying the weather.
Coin-operated laundry in the basement, should you need it. There is also off-street parking in the driveway but let me know if you need to use it beforehand.
A few things to be mindful of:
- This is my home that I'm opening to you while away. Please be clean, respectful, and pick-up after yourself.
- There are tenants upstairs so please respect their privacy and space. Do introduce yourself if you bump into them while getting in and out of the unit but they expect to be independent.
- There is no smoking permitted ANYWHERE on the property.
When you respond, please include details about yourself, including:
- Why are you visiting Boston? What are you looking to accomplish during your stay?
- What do you do to pay the bills?
- What do you do for fun?
Looking forward to having you enjoy this spot! =)
Accès des voyageurs
You'll need to use a lockbox to get into the house at your convenience and can use everything in the kitchen+fridge+cabinets.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I am out of town but always reachable via email. Joha is the local contact who can help out if there are any issues and my mom is helping me co-host and can also be reached by email. This is a spot for independent travelers who feel comfortable making a temporary home and exploring without supervision. Of course, there are plenty of tips I'll give you via the listing and via email, if requested.
Please be responsible, follow directions, and communicate well.
-Pickup after yourself
-Take out all trash before departure and replace with new trash bags.
-smoke, anywhere on the property
-bother the tenants upstairs
Always up for an adventure, a good book, a great glass of wine, and delectable local cuisine, I'd like to be a global nomad and travel to every part of the world, if I could. At the moment, I run a startup in India that is demonstrating a model for recycling economies to be developed globally. In fact, it was by listing my home in Somerville (just outside Boston) that I was able to fund this venture. So thank you to all the travelers who've made this dream possible!
As a host: I'm glad to open up my home in Somerville that I painstakingly renovated and now co-host with my mom (who is in California but much closer than I am!). It's a delightful spot that lets you explore locally (Union Square!) and also make the most of Cambridge and Boston too! A great base for a single person, couples, and families alike.
As a guest: I will treat your home as if it were my own and would love to get tips on your favourite spots to eat and activities, places, music, and events to explore. If you have books about local history, culture, or even novels you can recommend, I'd love to hear about them and even discuss them over a meal or coffee/tea with you!