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Room in Chef’s Home with Meals

Room in Chef’s Home with Meals

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

I'm a professional chef and have lived in Paris & Brazil. I prepare a full meal every night, and also host international ESL students. I don't accept smokers or users of fragrance, as I'm highly allergic. The room may be available longer than my calendar indicates, please contact me for details.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Wifi
Breakfast
Washer
Heating

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 double 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 5PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

12 Reviews

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Devran User Profile
Devran
September 2017
If you want to taste his meals you should stay there. But comfort is not so good.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
I don’t think he looked at my photos or house rules, which I always ask guests to confirm before booking. He wrote: “I read house rules and because of these I am interested…I know that Your house is not a rental apartment…You can feel comfortable because we are kind couple ok with all rules.” In his Private Feedback he wrote that the floors and carpet weren’t clean. My rules are clear: “As dinners are included and significant effort goes into their preparation, guests help by alternating between setting the table, washing dishes, and taking out recycling & sweeping floor.” He didn’t sweep the floor after dinner as per the house rules; he left the dinner table early to take phone calls. Had I known how this guest would behave, I would not have accepted him. Read my review of him for more details.
September 2017
Carlos User Profile
Carlos
August 2017
Michael is a very good host. Very pleasant, cult , easy going guy. He makes excellent food and is a fun conversationalist, I had a great stay.
Peilin User Profile
Peilin
September 2016
Michael's little warm house is in the quiet beautiful neighborhood of Somerville. His special house rules make this listing unique among others. As a professional chef, he has enough recipes to make you a fantastic dinner every night, and he has even more stories to tell, about h…
Josh User Profile
Josh
June 2015
Staying with Michael is Somerville was a great airbnb experience. He is a very gracious and accommodating host, and his food is excellent. The one recommendation I have for people thinking of staying here is to make sure you read the listing thoroughly. There is a large amount of…
Randi User Profile
Randi
October 2014
Michael's house was the perfect location for my friend and I during our first trip to Boston. The bus station is right down the street and the public transportation is great in the city. We purchased a week long Charliecard to get around during our stay (which was worth every pen…
Violette User Profile
Violette
October 2014
This is my first air bnb experience and thanks Michael for offering such a great one. Although it was a really short stay of 3 nights during my fall break, I got a better idea of what makes a real good chef. He is quite resourceful, fun and doing his best to make your stay as ple…
Bjoern User Profile
Bjoern
September 2014
It was a nice place to stay. Michael was a great host. Good food. Good stories. Good place. Also there is one bus leaving right around the corner and one down the street if you need public transportation.

Hosted by Michael

Somerville, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Michael User Profile
31 Reviews
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I learned to cook in while living in France and Italy (and at Wesleyan, where I studied psychology.) I founded and ran a catering business for 20 years and our specialty was artful presentation: “from our palette to your palate.” After I sold the business I lived in Brazil, and …
Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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Location

Somerville, MA, United States

It's a safe, quiet neighborhood, one of the best in the city, filled with large, old houses with character and charm. Somerville has areas that are very congested, but in Winter Hill--our neighborhood…

Getting around

We're near everything: buses to Orange, Green & Red subway lines, easy car access to Route 93, and local ethnic restaurants on Medford Street at the next corner.

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