Private bedroom with full private bathroom and your own private living room on the 2nd floor of our solar-powered house near Davis Square. Many windows, central air, ceiling fans, queen bed, dresser, closet, plus a living room with pull-out sofa and TV with Amazon Fire TV. All within a 10 minute walk of the subway.
The house was built in 1863 yet gut-renovated in 2015 with fully modern amenities (including solar panels, making your stay here carbon-neutral). The space is designed exceptionally well for privacy so you can have as much (or as little) as you want (you will be the only guests since we only rent to one party at a time). The first floor consists of a foyer, hall, open living room, dining room, and modern kitchen, all with hardwood floors. There is also a shared half bathroom with a bidet. Highlights include granite counters, stainless appliances, Keurig coffee machine, ceiling fan, central air, TV with Apple TV, gas fireplace, and a back door with access to a private/fenced back yard.
Upstairs you will find that your private bedroom has two large windows with blinds and curtains, a queen size Sleep Number Bed with memory foam mattress pad and 4 pillows, hardwood floors, central air, ceiling fan, a large closet with shelves, coat hangers, extra blankets, a 6-drawer cherry dresser, 2-drawer cherry nightstand, table lamp, wall mirror, and plush chair.
Adjacent to your room (accessible by the hallway) is an equally sized family room/lounge (with lockable door) that has a full-size pull out sofa, additional closet space with board games, and two windows (with blinds). There is also a 22 inch flat-screen LCD television with local TV channels, plus an Amazon Fire TV providing you with access to Hulu Plus and Netflix. This room is exclusively yours, so you are free to relax here after a busy day of working or sightseeing. If your party has more than two people you can pay extra to use this room for sleeping, too (up to 2 people per room for a total of 4 people).
Your private bathroom (accessed from the hallway) includes a window, sink, mirror, toilet, shower/tub, bath mat, towels, and basic toiletries (including a blow dryer).
Your bedroom is at one end of the hall and ours is at the other end of the hall, providing you with good privacy and no adjacent walls between our bedrooms. Our master bedroom has it's own master bathroom so you will have exclusive use of your bathroom.
The entire property has central climate control (heating and air-conditioning). We tend to keep temperatures in the following range:
Summer: day (unless terribly humid, we set AC to 78 and use fans when home)
Summer: night (AC set between 71F - 74F, or open windows/use fans if there is no humidity and it's cool).
Winter: day/night: we tend to leave thermostat at 60F when we are not home or during the late night while sleeping (midnight to 6am). When we are awake/home, the thermostat is usually set between 68F - 72F).
Since people are comfortable at different temperatures, we also have floor fans or window fans (in case you're hot) and additional blankets or a space heater (in case you're cold).
You should feel free to ask us questions at any time.
One of your guest room's windows faces the street so you will hear some some light traffic drive by, particularly if the windows are open at rush hour. It is VERY rare to hear horns or sirens. Guests have never complained before, however, we wanted to be up front in case you are very sensitive to noise.
Zugang für Gäste
Within the property you will have access to the following places and things:
Kitchen: plates, glasses, utensils, condiments, microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee machine, and refrigerator. You may also use the gas grill and lawn furniture in the fenced in/private back yard. There is also a half bathroom at your disposal (these are all shared spaces with the hosts).
Dining Room: table, place mats (this is a shared space with the hosts)
Living Room: all furniture, television (with Apple TV), gas fireplace.This is a shared space with the hosts, though you also have exclusive use of the upstairs lounge room for more privacy.
Private Bedroom: all furniture
Private Bathroom: all fixtures and amenities, plus towels.
Laundry Room: Located on the second floor. We can help you if you need to wash some clothes.
Family/Lounge Room: all furniture.
Back yard and deck: all deck furniture available (table, chairs, lounge chairs, beach chairs for private sunbathing). Please note the hot tub is not for guest use for liability reasons.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Interaction with the hosts is up to you. When we are home from work, we will usually be found in the main living room, the kitchen, or in our bedroom. You are welcome to sit with us, but we also understand that this is YOUR vacation (or business trip) so we are not offended if you spend time in your private room or your private family/lounge room (which we don't use).
This is a non-smoking house (inside or outside).
Since you will be sharing the house with us we request that you maintain reasonable noise levels.
If you use the kitchen, please rinse items before leaving them in the sink (so food items don't get crusty).
We are a gay couple in our 40's living in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Davis Square area).
Our interests include travel, architecture, wine, board games and cards games, and dinners out with friends.
We lived in Tokyo, Japan, for two years and that's where we got our start using AirBnB - as hosts and guests. We've also lived in various parts of the United States; including Boston, Cape Cod, and Salem (MA), Roanoke (VA), plus San Francisco and Irvine (CA).