About the Homestay
I have a house here filled with brilliant young adults pursuing greater knowledge in the sciences, social sciences & etc in schools in the area. Though the house is usually quite & great for studying, we have weekly potlucks (Tuesdays) filled with interesting conversations & sometimes on other days people might go out for a run, a drink, a climb or etc. Everyone get's along & I have great joy in maintaining that.
As for myself, I am way upstairs & pass through the house several times a day, though I seldom occupy the space, except for Tuesday evenings (see potlucks above) or on other occasions if I notice that no one else is around.
Since all other living area is rented out, my first concern is toward the guests. I bring in new people who I sense will get along with the others & flourish here. I am very happy when I see these connections made & often these connections last long after they they have parted. Many who have passed through these halls, 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years ago stay in touch, some telling me this was the best time of their lives.
- Bikes for use
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are a short 10 to 15 minute walk to Harvard square and the T, near Inman Sq (Cambridge), 5 min to Union Sq (Somerville), 10 to Porter Sq, 20 to Central Sq (Cambridge), on the 86, 83 and a couple other bus lines but in such a nice quiet neighborhood (just over the Cambridge line in Somerville) that you wouldn't know how close you are
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.