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Garden Apartment for Vacation & Business Travelers

Entire flat hosted by Mikkie
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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Mikkie is a Superhost
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The perfect place for business travelers, tourists and those of you visiting universities, or family and friends in the area. Our home is located on the Mystic River, 10 minutes from Harvard University in Cambridge and 20 minutes from the City of Boston.

There are many local amenities including the Mystic Lakes, parks, playgrounds, tennis / basketball courts and jogging paths, literally behind our house. We warmly welcome people from all backgrounds as we value and respect diversity.

The space
This is a unique lower level "English Basement". Entry is through the side garden gate. There is one small step down to the path. When you arrive at the entrance, there will be 5 stairs to descend into the apartment. There are handrails on both sides. Please be aware that this apartment is not suitable for people with mobility issues.

Inside, the apartment is all on one level with an easy flow design. There is plenty of natural light and each room in the apartment has been thoughtfully furnished with your comfort and ease in mind. The space is approximately 900 sq. ft. and comprises of the following:

Bedroom: Features a king size bed with dual heated memory foam mattress for the perfect night's sleep. There is ample closet and storage space, a Bose clock/radio/CD player and multiple lighting options to relax and unwind.

Living Room: 2 Queen-size futon couches, a table with 2 chairs, storage space, 8' x 10' rug, writing desk and a 40" screen TV with many premium channels to keep you entertained. On cold nights, you can relax in front of the Shaker fireplace for extra warmth and ambiance.

Kitchenette: Full size fridge/microwave/mini cooking facilities including double electric counter top range, induction plates, toaster oven, press sandwich maker, kettle, electric wok, Compact Air Fryer. (Please note: there is NO STOVE). The space is fully equipped with pots, pans, plates, cutlery and serving utensils.

Best of all, if you do not want to cook, we are within walking distance of a great selection of international restaurants, diners, and take-out food.
Guests have use of the high efficiency washer/dryer. Due to individual preferences and allergies, we do not provide laundry detergent/fabric softener or dryer sheets. We advise you to bring/buy your own.

Bathroom: Shower, toilet and sink, hanging and storage space, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and First Aid kit. You will also find extra towels for you use already stocked in the linen closet

Enhanced Cleaning & Hygiene Protocols:
As Super Hosts, we have consistently achieved a score of 5/5 for cleanliness. At this time we are taking extra steps towards exceptional care to ensure an outstanding stay. You can expect an enhanced cleaning and maintenance routine that includes a deep cleaning and sanitizing of every room surface and item. All removable coverings including sofa coverings, cushion coverings, linens and towels are machine-washed at the highest setting possible.

To help our guests, maintain a higher standard of cleanliness and hygiene, we provide essential products including:
• Antibacterial hand sanitizer
• Disposable gloves and wipes
• Hand soap
• Cleaning and disinfectant products

We provide initial supplies of paper towels, tissues and toilet paper. Guests are asked to obtain their own once these supplies have been used.

FYI: You will also find a printed cleaning summary in the "Welcome Book".

For Business travelers and those working from home amenities include:
~ Laptop-friendly work spaces
~ Fast and reliable wifi
~ Office supplies: pens and notepads. Access to a printer
~ Alternate workspaces: different choices that allow multiple people to work at the same time

Family-friendly amenities include:
Baby essentials such as a crib, potty and high chair.

You also have use of the patio area of the garden and you will find that it is well furnished with various table and seating options. Enjoy Al Fresco dining and a libation next to the outdoor fire pit (propane) at the end of a day of sightseeing or work.

Parking: You will have your own parking space in our driveway for the duration of your stay. There is also free, non-metered on street parking available year round.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the outdoor entrance
Wide entrance for guests

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Medford, Massachusetts, United States

This is a quiet, safe, friendly community orientated neighborhood with people from all over the world. We value and respect diversity and warmly welcome people from all backgrounds. With a multitude of amenities both indoors and out, the apartment makes for a perfect adventure, work place alternative or staycation getaway.

This Cape-style home is very well located with easy access via public transportation into Cambridge, Boston and surrounding areas via car, bus, subway and commuter rail.

Our place is one block away from the Mystic River, 5 minutes’ walk to the Mystic Lakes. West Medford borders Cambridge and Somerville to the east and Belmont and Lexington to the West . We have Kayaks for use (Mystic River) 1 block away. Biking/running/walking trails/tennis and basketball courts 3 minutes away

Hosted by Mikkie

Joined in August 2013
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I am a holistic health care practitioner in the Boston area. I am originally from Guyana (South America), raised in London, and a world traveler. I have enjoyed exploring beaches from Cape Cod to the Caribbean and I rarely stay in hotels as I prefer to be with folks who live, work and play in the areas I visit. My wish list includes Bali, Thailand, the Maldives and Kerala in Southern India. When I am not dreaming of exotic destinations, I love to read great novels - Cutting for Stone, Pillars of the Earth and The Physician are some of my favorites. I am blessed to live near the city, yet close to nature: I enjoy walking in the woods, rowing with my crew members or playing tennis with friends. I love to listen to live music - anything from jazz to old soul to classical and to cook foods that reflect the many aspects of my cultural background. Sharing good wine, food and conversation in the company of family and friends brings me great joy.
I am a holistic health care practitioner in the Boston area. I am originally from Guyana (South America), raised in London, and a world traveler. I have enjoyed exploring beaches f…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy