2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1.5 private baths

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1.5 private baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Large bedroom within walking distance of historic Winchester with art and culture, great views, shops, restaurants and bars. The location is close to Boston; just 5 minute walk to the commuter rail and a 17 minute train ride. The neighborhood is quiet and you can enjoy my outdoor porch and back garden. My comfortable home is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families. I am British and have always worked in the hospitality industry and I look forward to welcoming you!


Cleaning Fee: £20
Weekly Discount: 5%


The space

Your bedroom and bathroom are large and clean.
Optional second single bedroom available for additional family member (shares bathroom). See separate listing for details.

Guest access

Your bedroom and bathroom is private, but you are welcome to use any of the ground floor space: kitchen, family room, dining room, spacious living room and outside porch and garden.

Interaction with guests

I will be around to assist you with your needs and questions.

The neighbourhood

The neighborhood is quiet as we live on a dead end street.

Getting around

You may park in my driveway and you are walking distance to the commuter rail to Boston. Historic Winchester is only a 10 minute walk away with many restaurants, shops and bars.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

20 Reviews

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Harold User Profile
April 2017
the walls are thin and we could hear others talking.

Ahsan User Profile
April 2017
Staying at Barbara's home was like staying at my sister's place. There is no better way to describe my stay here. I stayed for a month and it was a very pleasant experience. I had absolutely no problems and Barbara went above and beyond as a host to make sure I was OK. I also got to meet a few other quests during my stay and they were all very friendly and decent. I highly recommend Barbara's place for anyone visiting the area, especially business travelers. You can stay here long term for a month or two or even longer, it will feel like home after a couple of days. The location is just excellent. If you are looking for a decent place to stay with easy commute to Boston you won't find a better location. You can also park in the street there's no issue - it's a dead end street and the town does not prohibit overnight parking. Parking is hard to find in towns like Arlington or Cambridge. You also get to stay in one of the most beautiful towns in the state, if you have time to walk around you'll see what I'm talking about. The town center is not far, you can walk to it. Wedgemere commuter rail staion is 7 minutes walk and the train takes you straight to North station in 15-20 minutes. I've stayed at several other AirBnbs long term in various towns in Massachusetts and this is really the best of all locations like Belmont or Lexington. If you are just looking at the map it may appear that towns like Arlington and Cambridge are closer to the City but your commute time will be longer from there compared to Winchester and you won't find such nicer homes there or such a wonderful host as Barbara

Brandon User Profile
March 2017
This was my 2nd time staying here and just like the last time, everything was perfect with no problems. Barbara goes out of her way to make sure I am happy and comfortable.

Brianna User Profile
February 2017
Barbara was a wonderful host! She has such a lovely home in a nice secluded area.

Mindy User Profile
October 2016
Barb was an excellent hostess and we had a huge king sized bed and our own bathroom! Cute new England home that was very nicely decorated and clean. Would recommend anyone to stay. We made a good choice :)

Daphne User Profile
October 2016
This was our first Airbnb experience and we were not sure what to expect. Barbara was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The bus stop and train station are within a 10 minute walk. We got a Charlie card which reduces the price on the bus and Metro. Winchester is lovely and has great places to eat. We enjoyed our stay with Barbara and wish her all the best.

Peter User Profile
October 2016
We were not offered any breakfast. The neighborhood was very quiet, even though the train is near by.

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Winchester, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in January 2016
Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.

I am British but have lived in USA for over 30 years. I love to travel, enjoy good foods and wine, reading and playing the piano. My home is very relaxed and comfortable and you are welcome to use the kitchen, spacious living room, outdoor porch and family room too. I've enjoyed my life in the hospitality industry including 15 years with Four Seasons and I'm looking forward to hosting guests in my own home this fall.

Response rate: 91%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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