Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Spacious, sunny room in single-family home on 57 bus route to Kenmore Square with connections to BU, BC & Harvard. 501/503 Express buses Downtown in twenty minutes. Neighborhood safe and friendly, host active member of community and BU alum. Discounts for long-term stays: Weekly, $350, Monthly: $1100.

The space

Location, Location, Location! Within walking distance of Boston College, short commute to Boston University and Harvard. Oak Square, Brighton is western neighborhood of Boston bordering Newton and Watertown, with easy access to the Mass Pike and Storrow Drive. That and an eclectic family home with lots of whimsy and even more books...

Guest access

Kitchen, living room, porches in summer.

Interaction with guests

Depends on how busy I am. I'll be home to greet guest upon arrival and help orient him/her to neighborhood, answer questions, etc. I work from home so usually will be in.

Other things to note

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 8 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: 237
Weekly Discount: 23%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No pets, no smoking of any manner or tobacco products allowed. This is my home and I expect guests to treat it with the same consideration and respect as they would show their own homes.



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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Patrick User Profile
June 2017
It was my second time at Deborah's. I stayed for 6 months with her and it remains my best Airbnb experience. Her place is perfect for long-term stay, especially if you are a graduate student or a postdoc in one of Boston's universities. The house is very conveniently located: local businesses, groceries, public transportation, etc. (One tip: There was a really nice mexican restaurant around the corner that served delicious meals. Loved the spices!!) Plus, Deborah is a really nice host; I am glad that I can call her a friend. I highly recommend any of her rooms. I would definitely stay there again if I had the chance. I could go on forever... OK, OK, OK, that's enough! Deborah, I hope that our paths cross again in the future :)
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Okay, okay, okay, best guest eva...! When I miss you I listen to my "Douze Hommes Rapailles" & speak "faux French" in my head.
June 2017

Sara User Profile
August 2016
Deborah is super welcoming and a great host! She accommodated my early arrival by letting me drop off heavy bags a few hours before check in. Deborah was fun to talk to and really helpful regarding local info, transit, etc. Her home is very clean and well thought out for guests. I'd highly recommend staying here!
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Great fun hosting you as well, Sara and hope you have a wonderful year here in Boston. And maybe see you around...!
August 2016

Johannes User Profile
August 2016
Excellent stay, everything you could need for a short or long stay. Exactly like the photos. Close to bus stop to getting into town. Nice safe area. Good fun chatting with Deborah.
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Great fun chatting with you too, Johannes!
August 2016

Aziz User Profile
June 2016
I stayed at Deporah's house for four nights. My experience was undoubtedly wonderful. Her house was cozy, clean and so beautiful. There is a bus stop right in the corner of her house, which makes it much easier to get to the downtown. Deporah is very affable person who simultaneously communicates with her guests as well as respects their privacy. Moreover, I enjoyed chatting with her sometimes at night about various subjects. She also suggested many places worth to visit in Boston, which made my visit much more enjoyable. If I have a plan to visit Boston anytime later, I would definitely stay again at Deporah house.
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Aziz, I enjoy our chats too. Please do come back so we can chat some more!
June 2016

Maryam User Profile
June 2016
as I mentioned before, Deborah is kind and supportive and the location is great!.
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Thanks Maryam & all the best!
June 2016

Maryam User Profile
June 2016
I had 2 weeks stay in Deborah 's house and I 've extended it for more 2 weeks. Deborah made me feel welcomed, she is supportive and she cares about the conditions. you can ask her anything you want to know about the local area and enjoy her advices. The neighborhood is quite safe and quiet and the room is really bright which I love.
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Glad you are enjoying your stay, Maryam and look forward to next two weeks with you!
June 2016

Berenice User Profile
April 2016
I have stayed with Deborah for 1 month, as I just moved to Boston for a short-term research program. My stay was simply lovely. Deborah made me feel completely at home, and I had both the privacy of my own room when I needed it as well as the pleasure to exchange a good chat and sometimes a glass of wine with her when we met in the kitchen. The room was at the same time very spacius and cosy, precisely what it looks like in the picture! And the neighbourhood is full of more or less hidden 'culinary jems' that are definitely worth a try - ask Deborah, she will give you great advice :) Deborah is a great host and an intelligent and resourceful woman, and having lived for a long time in the neighbourhood chats with her were not only always interesting but also a great way to settle in. Couldn't recommend her more and would definitely come back when in Boston.
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Twas so much fun chatting with you as well, you made my job as Host very easy to do!
April 2016

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Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in November 2014
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.

"WRITER" as in "Castle"...! Smart, funny, no-nonsense, curious and well-travelled with two grown daughters who sometimes drop by and a large Italian/American family of origin. Write dramas but not into them in my home. Read a lot, garden and sing. Good cook, better baker. Glasgow and CapeTown, SA favourite cities, coffee and red wine favourite drinks! Love action movies and Doctor Who.

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