Before they became all the rage, this was the original Tiny House (400 sf). 1928 free-standing Contractor's Office re-purposed into a residence during WWII, completely renovated in the 2010s.
Cozy and private studio apt. with full sized kitchen in fun neighborhood w/ restaurants, parks, shops, river walk. Just outside the city yet quick and easy access to downtown Boston and local colleges (BC, BU, Harvard, Bentley, Brandeis...).
Pretty, flower-filled patio in season.
Studio with separate kitchen/dining area and bathroom. Completely freestanding/detached and private apartment.
Furnished with Internet/WiFi, full bed, dining table, chairs, full-sized stove and fridge, toaster oven, microwave, linens, kitchen items. (dishes, flatware, cookware, etc); LCD TV ( reception cable service only with just a few major network and PBS channels, but there is a Roku and you can stream to the TV from your laptop) with DVD player (and DVD library). Hardwood floors with rug in bedroom. Window A/C (please note: a/c is a window unit connected in peak summer season only).
DVDs, magazines, books, local maps to borrow for your enjoyment.
Strictly no pets, no smoking anywhere on property (i.e. no smoking indoors OR outdoors).
Parking for one car directly in front of the apartment. Compact or mid-sized cars only (no large cars, trucks or SUVs permitted).
Convenient to MassPike (I-90) and Highways 95/128.
Easy walking distance (2 blocks) from # 558 (express to downtown Boston) and #59 bus lines (commuter hours only). Otherwise it is a 1.25 mile walk to the numerous bus lines (500 series, 57, 71, etc.) to Cambridge and downtown Boston from Watertown Square, Watertown Yard (but there is plentiful daily parking at Watertown Yard for $7/day).
2 blocks to Charles River walk/bike path. 2 blocks to the local village with restaurants and pubs, quaint independent shops (antique shop, the country's oldest cutlery store, beauty salons, post office).
Newton, on the Watertown line. Newton - ranked by Money Magazine as the #4 Best Small City to Live in the USA.
2 miles to Boston College Law School. 3 miles to Boston College. 5 miles to Harvard University, Boston University, Wellesley College. 4 miles to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Brandeis University, Bentley College. Across the street from Chapel Bridge Park office complex.
Guests have access to our peaceful patio garden (in season), lovingly cared for with a mini bamboo grove, zen fountain and flowers. When we are in town we share the patio, but when we're away it's yours alone (during daylight hours).
We provide WiFi, TV with basic channels, a large and varied DVD library and player, books and maps of the local area, and a lending library of books and magazines to suit all tastes (ask us for more if interested since we have a very large library in the main house that we are happy to share).
Interaction with guests
We live in the house across the way and are happy to get to know our guests, or if they prefer we will leave them to their solitude in their completely detached unit.
Other things to note
PLEASE read House Rules regarding plumbing.
House and plumbing are 100 years old.
No smoking and no pets anywhere on the property, not even outdoors.
A/C to be turned off when not in the apt. Please turn bathroom ceiling fan off after showering.
No washing laundry in the unit. There is a clean and modern laundromat a few blocks away on Adams Street.
Due to allergies, no cooking with curry.
Toilet paper ONLY in toilet - this rule must be strictly observed. Century-old plumbing is highly sensitive.