One of the nicest aspects of owning a guest house is the freedom to decorate and surprise – delight our guests.
Last week Yulia spent a few hours with silk flowers and real branches and here are the results of her work.
Tell us what you think.
Relocation planning to avoid the blues
Like many of our guests you are in between homes. You sold your home, found a new one, hired a contractor and are now chomping at the bit to get into your new home. In between you come to us looking for an interim place to live. The initial request for a stay with us is typically one month: it is apparent that this is what most contractor estimate it will take to redo your fabulous kitchen or bath or both. The one month ends up morphing into two and sometimes three months. This comes as a shock to you… By the time you, our guest, request an extension on your stay, we usually booked the apartment you are staying in and you end up traumatized again having to move out or within CAJ House: an added inconvenience within a larger one. As a practicing contractor for 28 years, I understand why this happens. Contractors rely on sub-contractors and material suppliers to complete their work. A typical kitchen will require at least 12 different subcontractors and material suppliers. Add up the cabinet makers, granite counter makers, plumber, electrician, appliance suppliers, tile suppliers, etc and you can see that a time slip on one delivery lets say the counter, will delay the plumber and electrician. One day delivery slip becomes one week if that plumber cannot install that sink in that new counter. To avoid having to move within your move to CAJ House, my advice is always add one third to half to a contractor time estimate. If you do this in advance of your stay with us, you will avoid one more anxiety: having to move out of your temporary housing while out of your final home. If it turns out you hired the best contractor in the world and he/she finishes her job on time, I will buy you a Prosecco bottle and if you do not need the extra stay, you can relax and enjoy a drink on us.
Cafe’ at CAJ House
Though we offer self serviced furnished apartments, we strive to find ways to make guests feel cozy and welcome and comfortable. We want CAJ House at 677 Tremont Street to feel more than just a week or month long apartment stay; we want our apartments to feel like a second home. To add a little romanticism, we would like to make our place feel like a second home in a corner of Rome or Florence… A cappuccino and a croissant and a talk with your neighbor or the barista sounds to me like just the right ingredients to make our guests feel our love and and a great way to start the day. A cafe located on our commercial first floor sounds like a great addition to me.
Our present tenant, Sarni Cleaners is leaving December 1 and I would like to find a cafe partner to launch this concept.
What do you think?
Do you know anyone who would be interested in running such a place?
CAJ House is a sponsor of Sparrow Park Concert Series
Just want all of you to know about an exciting activity happening just feet away from our Tremont Street CAJ House location.
It is the Sparrow Park wednesday evening concerts on the park!
Please join us there!
An exciting new series of designer apartments
We are very excited to announce that CAJ House has just partnered with Upton House to offer 10 magnificent apartments designed by Laura Wyckoff. Each apartment will boast same amenities offered at other CAJ House locations plus some state of the art features found only in the best hotels in Boston. Call us for rates and availability.
Apartment 2 – Upton House – CAJ House
The Wait Is Over.
After one month of patient work, we have completed our newest gem. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, swivel TV viewable anywhere in the room, pocket door to bath, tiled bath with custom counters, fabric headboard coordinated with drape holders, brilliant wall paint and gleaming hardwood floors… every corner of the apartment was redone. Let us know what you think.