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Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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A Garden level in-law apartment in a lovely Victorian. Kitchenette microwave and coffee. No stairs required to access and a separate entry is alsoavailable through garage. Additional front porch is exclusive to guests and is accessed via common area.

The space

This is a lovely in-law apartment. French doors separate the unit from a central living pass through area. Kitchenette makes it easy to do minimal food preparation. The front porch is available exclusively to guests, but the rest of the garden is available as well. Your TV is DVD fitted and a wide selection of DVDs are available for your use . The bed is Victorian four poster full size (double) mattress. The standard size tub/shower is fitted with a jacuzzi. Our family living space is on the upper levels. You are welcome to pass though all the first floor rooms in the house.

Guest access

You may access the space from the ground level garage (no stairs necessary), and pass through an attractive generally vacant sitting area/ living area. This additional space is available for rent (futon) to those who are staying in the bedroom unit,creating an extended living space for four - the second party would need to pass through the apartment unit to access the bath.

Interaction with guests

We are very welcoming, and generally available to help during the day. The situation is perfect for guests to set boundaries where they are comfortable. We are easy to access but you have an independent space.

Other things to note

We have a lovely Victorian home we have raised a family in, most of our children have moved out, creating an opportunity to use the space creatively and meet fellow travelers. We have loved using airbnb ourselves and are curious and excited about the prospect of hosting . We enjoy meeting people. Most of the time we anticipate enjoying the opportunity to get to know our guests, if our and their schedule allows, and welcome them to tap on the door or give a shout out with any questions or needs.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12AM (midnight)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekend Price: 79 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We do not smoke anything in our home . Tobacco is OK on the front porch. We anticipate that our guests would not play loud music or host groups of people . This unit is a separate portion of a family home, there is no excess drinking or use of drugs . We have confidence that the standard rules or courtesy will be all that is needed for everyone to have a wonderful experience.



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

2 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Susan User Profile
July 2017
Tina is a lovely, kind person who, although I only met two of them, obviously has a close & loving family. The bed in the private room was very comfortable and it was very nice to be able to control the room room temperature. I slept very well while a guest in Tina's home!

Meredith User Profile
July 2017
This was my second time back here and it felt even More like being with family, I referred to it as "Coming HOME" when I made the reservation. It's located close to everything I know and hold dear, so it's the Most Perfect place for me to stay. Tina and her family are warm and welcoming, and it's simply a pleasure to interact with all of them. I call them "my second family." I hated packing up and leaving :( But...I'm looking forward to returning whenever the urge to be back in Massachusetts hits me.

Kedar User Profile
June 2017
They are great hosts.

Susan User Profile
May 2017
Tina was a super host(ess) with a nice homey space.

Paul User Profile
April 2017
The place offered everything we required. It is a short walk to our grandchildren's house and a short walk to a couple of great restaurants for breakfast. Surprises were that the entrance/exit to the apartment is via the overhead garage door, but it works well without issue. And then after several decades sleeping in a queen-sized bed one has to adjust to a double again. Very quiet and completely comfortable over all. Tina and John are terrific.

Ken User ProfileKen is a superhost.
April 2017
Tina is, as described by others, a wonderful host offering a private, quiet suite that had everything I needed. Comfortable bed, good shower, separate area for eating with fridge and microwave. Beautiful Victorian in a nice neighborhood. The location is central to Melrose and easy access to Boston.

Dan User Profile
February 2017
Our second stay here .. everything as good as the first time ..

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Tina User ProfileTina is a superhost.

We are a married professional couple with four adult and teen children. We love to travel and do so as much as possible. We are friendly and easy going enjoy reading, intresting food music and art.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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