Comfortable bed, quiet, sunny room overlooking my garden and the conservation land behind the house. You might look down and see a beaver, rabbits, a possum or deer!
The house is a convenient place to stay for those wanting to be close to Babson, Olin or Wellesley Colleges--Mount Ida is not far--and the train to Boston is three blocks from the house.
Parking available for one or two cars on my driveway.
This listing is for a bedroom with a queen bed, overlooking conservation land with big windows and lots of sun, which has a bathroom that can be private (if adjacent twin bedroom is not rented) or shared (if it is).
The twin bedroom is currently not listed for rent, but if you need the extra bedroom, please let me know and we can work it out. Following is a description of all the available rooms in my big house, but each bedroom is listed separately.
Have available 2 sunny bedrooms next to each other, one w/ queen, other w/ twin, sharing full bath. Also have downstairs suite with bedroom, private bath, kitchenette and big room opening to garden. Rent one-three bedrooms. Walk to train going to Boston. Price depends on number of rooms rented.
Lots of privacy, whether in the upstairs rooms (the twin room or the queen) or in the downstairs suite of rooms, even though there is no private entrance. You will be at the other end of the house from the host. Some rooms overlook the conservation forest behind the house. It's easy to walk to the commuter rail or up to Highland Ave, where you find Starbucks, Trader Joe, restaurants, bank and the bus to the Green Line. There is also parking available on my driveway.
Guests in the downstairs suite have several rooms to themselves--bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and family room. Guests in the bedrooms upstairs have a bathroom to themselves and are welcome to sit in my library/den, where I have my TV. If the downstairs suite is not rented, they are free to use the big downstairs family room with TV/DVD player.
My own life is busy, but I am happy to share some tea and conversation and to tell guests anything they need to know about the Boston area. I've lived here for thirty years and am very enthusiastic about metro Boston.
I live in a totally safe neighborhood, and I love the fact that the commuter rail is only three blocks away, as well as the bus to the Green Line and amenities like Trader Joe, Starbucks, restaurants, bank, CVS, and so on. I am thrilled to be backing onto conservation land--forested--full of geese and bluebirds.
Needham is ideally located for exploring the city of Boston, rural towns and many historic towns, such as Concord and Lincoln, to the west of Needham.
The commuter rail into Boston is 3 blocks away, as is the bus to the Green Line, and if guests have a car, they can park on my driveway. Getting onto Route 128 takes less than 5 minutes, and the drive into Boston takes less than half an hour.
There is a friendly cat who probably will visit guests.
The most important rule is to make sure the cat does NOT go outside. She was a declawed stray, and she cannot defend herself outdoors. No smoking is permitted.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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I'm from Boston, love to travel, explore, home exchange...have been home swapping for 20 years. Love big cities and countryside...museums, music, theater, film, horses, botanical gardens!