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Seeking a roommate/tenant for July & August

Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Rates from USD $1200 | Monthly

House | Private Space | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From July 1, 2024 until August 24, 2024


THE SITUATION We live in a two-family home in South Medford. We will be taking two extensive trips (10+ days) in July and August and are looking for a roommate/tenant who can help with maintaining our home while we are out of town. In particular, we seek a roommate/tenant that can keep our cat company as well as water our indoor plants, our outdoor garden (vegetables, herbs, flowers), and maintain our hot tub. More details can be provided to interested roommate/tenant. We are flexible with dates (and open to just a one month stay), but you must be able to be here between July 10 - July 30 and/or August 06 - August 20. THE SPACE Our unit is on the second floor; another couple lives on the first floor. We have a furnished private room available in our unit (the second floor unit). The shared space includes a living room, dining room, kitchen, outdoor deck space, a backyard, and an enclosed hot tub. There is one full bathroom that would be shared with us. There is a washer and dryer in the basement. If you have a car, there is plenty of on street parking. The bedroom available includes a bed, adjustable standing desk, bookshelf, and shelving storage. There is also a small closet. The bedroom has windows which receive plenty of sunlight during the day and has a mini-split unit for air conditioning. Linens (towels, sheets, blankets) can also be provided. If you need, there is limited storage available in the basement. The kitchen includes an induction range and dishwasher and several appliances. Roommate/tenant will have full access to kitchen. Our back deck also has a gas grill which is available for use. Our living / dining room space has flat screen TV with access to multiple streaming services. Both decks have seating space which get a lot of sun during the day. Rent is inclusive of all utilities (heat/AC, trash, electricity, water, high speed WiFi, access to streaming services, hot tub usage). MORE ABOUT US We are in our early 40s and live an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. If you are also outdoorsy we would welcome you joining us when we go hiking, biking, and camping. We keep a tidy home and are very friendly with the couple who lives in the unit below ours. We also enjoy cooking, playing board games, and having company over in the evenings. Justin (software engineer) partially works from home and Chris (assistant professor) will be spending the summer writing from home, public libraries, and coffee shops. We also enjoy competitive board gaming, cooking, and often have friends over for game and dinner nights. ABOUT YOU We are seeking a roommate/tenant to help with our housework (plants/garden) and care for our cat while we are out of town. We welcome a roommate/tenant who would like to engage with us in social activities, but that is, of course your choice. Our home would be ideal for someone who might need a place before beginning a lease in September. Our space is pretty quiet during the day, so if you plan to work from home at all this can also be a good fit for you. This space/room would be ideal for one person, but we are open to a couple.

Private Space Offered




Suited For

Property Type

Comments: The bathroom is a shared bathroom.


From July 1, 2024 until August 24, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We will be traveling extensively in July and August and have some flexibility with start and end dates.


Private Space in a House in Medford, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Tufts University

Nearby Universities
Lesley University | Harvard University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Boston University | Boston College | University of Massachusetts Boston | Northeastern University | Emerson College | Wentworth Institute of Technology | Simmons University | Suffolk University

South Medford / Davis Square

Nearby Cities

Arlington | Boston | Brookline | Cambridge | Somerville

Comments: Walking distance from the following train stations: Davis Square (.9 mile), Medford/Tufts (.5 mile); the 101 bus stop is 3 blocks away (takes you directly to sullivan square station off the orange line); also a 5 minute drive to I-93

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1200 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

feeding, playing, and litter for our 5-year old cat (especially when we are out of town)

I would like help with mail and deliveries

I would like help with plants or garden

watering indoor plants bi-weekly, watering garden and outdoor plants daily

Comments: hot tub upkeep/maintenance (adding chlorine and chemicals as needed)





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio





Temperature Control

Air Conditioning











Comments: Plenty of off street parking available. We also have a hot tub.


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