Bedroom with a alternative down comforter and a fantastic comfy queen mattress.
Harvard, Tufts; Luxury and Private

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Perfect for Tufts or Harvard. Bus stop right out front, minutes to Davis square subway stop with unique food, theater, entertainment, and libation. Just a 10 minute walk to Tufts and a 5 minute walk to both Whole Foods and a local Danish bakery.

The space

Our bright and spacious home near Tufts University on the Somerville Medford city line, has beautiful oak floors with radiant heat and comfy mattresses. The bathroom is newly remodeled along with our modern fully equipped kitchen.

Lightning fast Wi-Fi throughout the home with large lounge areas in the finished basement and main floor.

We are very close to Tufts and situated in a safe and elegant neighborhood.

Free parking right by your front door. When snow limits street parking, we reserve a space in our driveway for our Airbnb guests.

Fast access to I-93 and its carpool lane.

Quality bedding, linens, towels, shampoo and conditioner. Hair dryer.

Excellent public trans to the main tourist sites: Freedom Trail, Harvard Square, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument.

Quiet, safe neighborhood. Just a 7 minute walk to a fantastic Danish Bakery and many restaurants.

Spacious, clean, renovated 3-room house with a finished basement for reading and watching movies during the hot summer months.

More details:

By walking, 5-7 minutes away, you have a choice of 20 food and drink places in or near Medford Square: Mexican, Thai, Italian, Pizza, Subs, Seafood, Steak, Sushi, Korean, Sports Bar, Ice Cream, North End's Modern Bakery.

You can get to even more restaurants and pubs at Davis Square in 5 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bus, or 30 minutes on foot through nice quiet streets and the Tufts University campus.

Whole Foods, Starbucks, and the popular Danish Pastry House are one km away.

Enjoy the night life in downtown Boston or Harvard Square and return by public trans (if you download the "Catch the Bus" app, you'll get back quickly and dependably, knowing exactly when each bus will arrive).

The apartment has: 2 large rooms (350 and 275 sq ft) and a smaller room (100 sq ft). Modern full bath, accessed from the middle room. Queen-sized bed in front room, queen bed and single bed in middle room, single bed in back room. Additional single bed and futon on request. Bed linens and towels are provided. Central A/C. Free Wi-Fi. Cable TV, large screen. Books and DVDs. Iron and ironing board.

Small room has: Microwave, refrigerator, toaster, French press coffee maker, teapot, electric kettle, coffee, tea. Cabinet with dishes, glassware and utensils. No kitchen.

Late check-ins are no problem.

Children 3 and under are free. Graco portacrib. Children’s books and videos. Experienced, trusted babysitters available.

No smoking.

The Neighborhood

Quiet, safe neighborhood. Many food-drink options just 5-7 minutes walk away in Medford Square.

Getting around

Five bus lines from our neighborhood to downtown Boston (20 minutes), Red Line subway at Davis Square (10 minutes), and Orange Line subway at Sullivan Square (10 minutes).

Guest access

Full kitchen and all dishes and appliances
Window A/C
55 inch Plasma TV
High Speed Internet

Interaction with guests

However much you like, we understand if you are busy or would be glad to help you get around the Medford/Somerville area.

Other things to note

Two wonderful and friendly cats live here.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £5
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House Rules

Shoes off at the front door.
No smoking.
Do not let the cats outside.
Clean up after yourself.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Ruthie User Profile
May 2016
My husband and I had our first ever experience with airbnb with Matt in Boston. What a great beginning! A comfortable bedroom, a family room to relax in, and a kitchen at our disposal if needed. Everything was clean and we had plenty of space. Great conversation with both Matt and his girlfriend, fun with cats, and a totally wonderful experience. Hopefully, we will return to Boston and Matt will again provide us with the perfect spot...close to Tufts, bus stops, and the T and a peaceful,friendly street in the Medford/Somerville area.

Xavier User Profile
May 2015
Matt and Sarah were such great hosts, making everything look good. Matt even kindly allowed me to check out late to accommodate my flight time, which I appreciated so much. The house is well-located, cozy and clean, with two pretty, friendly catties. I really hope I could come back again.

Benjamin User Profile
May 2015
Matt and Sarah were excellent hosts. They immediately made me feel welcome. My room in their condo was nice and clean. It had everything that was listed online freely available. Matt immediately gave me his WIFI and assisted me with printing out my boarding pass, which I appreciated. They also suggested potential activities to do. I also found their communicate to be great and that they promptly responded to texts or emails. I thought their rules were simple and fair. Definitely a positive experience

Cathy User Profile
May 2015
Matt responded to my last minute request almost immediately and answered as best he could my questions about on-street parking. He was at the house at the appointed time and was kind and gracious in giving me a tour of the entire residence and inviting me to use the wifi, other spaces in the home, and even the laundry! The room is in the home where Matt and Sara and a roommate live, but I felt very comfortable coming and going, and they all made me feel very much at home. Great location, easy access to stores, restaurants, all areas of Boston.

Zhanibek User Profile
May 2015
We had an awesome stay at Matt's place. Everything was just great. Hosts were more than friendly.

Li User Profile
May 2015
Matt is a great guy, and the room is very clean and comfortable. two little cats are cute, I had a really sweet sleep.

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Medford, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in August 2013
Matt User Profile

I am a 30 year old who loves running and climbing. I live with my lovely and charming girlfriend, Sara. We started hosting people when we lived in Cambridge and once we moved in together, we decided that we wanted to continue hosting because we always met such fun and interesting people through Airbnb. Sara and I both work in Cambridge, I am at MIT and she is part of an upstart biotech company.

Sara and I both climb and can almost always be convinced to head out to nice rock wall or even just get out to the nearest park. I also love to run, and both Somerville and Medford are fantastic places to get out and run as far as you want.

We have two cats who are always friendly and are Boston natives, unlike us. I am originally from Boulder and Sara is a New Englander through and through. We would be glad to host, as well as get to know you a bit. We also understand if you're here to get something done and will gladly give you the space you need.

We're both looking forward to meeting you!

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