The location was perfect for our needs and near Cambridge, the Charles River, A Star Market. Our host Mont is very welcoming and because of all of the above we are back for year 2 and looking forward to year 3.
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I made last second plans to visit Boston for 6 nights, and it was recommended to me to find a place along the route of the 73 bus in Belmont since it would combine a beautiful neighborhood with easy access to everything I'd want to visit in Boston. Mont's place did not disappoint, with the nearest bus station being 5 minutes away, and a 45 minute bus + subway ride to anything and everything downtown.
His house exudes a warmth and coziness from the first moment you're in it. It's beautifully decorated, and the wood and color tones all around the house make you feel comfortable and at ease. Mont himself is an very friendly and helpful host, making sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed, and following up quickly with any issues. The house was in impeccable state cleanliness wise. Wi-fi access was good enough for me to enjoy some Netflix during downtime, so another plus there.
I stayed in the bedroom with the single bed, which also features a desk if you need a work area. The bed was comfortable, and didn't feel cramped at all. There's plenty of light coming in during the day, but you have privacy.
There's a shared bathroom which he makes a point of using as little as possible and leaving it for the guests to use, and I never had to wait. Shower's water pressure is a plus too.
Mont's 2 cats also live there: they're extremely friendly, and follow instructions well.
The neighborhood was very pretty and quiet, and felt safe. That and the very easy access to public transportation as well as the number of shops and eateries within walking distance made for a very nice choice.
Mont provided me with a 12-page document listing house rules as well as explaining where everything is and how to use any and all appliances around the house. You can brew your own coffee, cook, even wash and dry your clothes with everything provided, so that was nice. The length of the document might seem intimidating at first but I appreciated the robustness, it's supposed to cover everything you need even during times of the year when he's not at home, and has other useful tips such as where to rent a bike from since Boston really offers itself to people that like to ride with bike lanes and signs on how to get to parts of the city using them.
All in all, I was very happy with my stay, and I'd consider staying here again if I find myself in town. Mont is a pleasure to have as a host, and his house provided for me very well while I was there.
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I had a great, week-long stay in Belmont. The space is very comfortable and nicely appointed. The neighborhood, as advertised, is quiet and peaceful at night. The owner, Mont, is very reasonable and committed to making your stay a smooth one. I would definitely recommend a stay at his place in Belmont.