**Please read our entire listing, including 'house rules', so you know what to expect. Kindly inquire and get a response from us BEFORE booking, we may be discussing the same dates with others already.**
Listen to the rustling trees at night and the birds in the morning. Comfortable, clean, quiet, second floor room with private en suite full bath. Hanging closet plus armoire for clothes. No TV: Room is chock full of books. Queen-size fold-out is Italian Ligne Rosset design, both chic and (ALL our guests report) EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE with thick duvet for winter (NO nasty bars in this fold-out. Will comfortably sleep large people!)(NOT a futon). The cat you see sunning in the window in the photo is very friendly but not intrusive, and you can close the doors to the suite to keep him out.
This is an arty house with loads of character, and we always have a construction project or two going on--currently we're painting the front entry the colors we recall from visiting Rome. While the house is old (it's got an official historic designation) and worn, everything is super-clean and neat.
Centrally located. We are one block from Union Square, a major bus hub that serves all subway lines. We are 1.2 miles to Harvard University; 1.6 miles to Davis Square; .9 miles to MIT (all walkable and scenic routes in nice weather, buses go regularly to all); 2 miles to downtown Boston. For further information please visit the Boston MBTA website.
-Free, fast, reliable wireless internet
-Free, private off-street parking
-Use of washer/dryer for guests staying a week or more
LIGHT use of kitchen
-Fans for hot-weather cooling. No AC. Please note that Boston can have heat waves.
-Great porch with flowers and umbrella, relax or work there in warmer months
-Relax in dining room and set up your computer there if you like
-Hang out in the living room (see our other listing) when there are no guests in it
-Lots of printed resources, occasional free passes and tickets!
-Let us help with your itinerary!
Neighborhood is diverse, friendly and safe. We don't serve breakfast. Great “ethnic” groceries and excellent cafés are steps away (as well as pubs, music and a full range of restaurants). A farmers market operates in Union Square (one block away) on Saturdays, and there are art festivals and outdoor concerts. Yoga studios, dancing, and a chocolate factory are within five minutes' walk. We’ve lived in the Boston area for more than 30 years and are extremely social, so can direct you to pretty much anything here-- bicycle routes, foodie and art events, sports, the cheapest car rentals. If you're traveling in greater New England, we're also happy to help you plan your trip to get the most out of it.
PLEASE READ 'HOUSE RULES' FOR OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION, thanks.
This time, I stayed over with my girlfriend for the weekend. We were hosted in this other room ( I usually stayed by myself in their Sofa-isticated basic room) and it was as great as usual. My girlfriend had a great time and was incredibly happy with John's and Jesa's hospitality. Now they might have her as a usual guest as well, :)
Had a great stay. Room as described comfortable and clean. Jesa and John were very nice hosts.
Our stay in Jesa and Johm apartment was perfect!
It was a very cozy house that is exactly as described on the AirBNB site. The room was lovely and the heating was perfect. Jesa gave us many great suggestions about restaurants and shopping areas. She was very helpful , she called the taxi for us everytime we needed and also made laundry for us !
I cannot recommend this house enough. We will go back for sure !!
Overall a fantastic place to stay.
I had great time stay in Jesa & John's Sunny Library!! The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable environment to stay! I would love to stay there again!
Jesa & John are wonderful people! I enjoyed my stay in their Sunny Library during my Boston trip. I will stay there again if travel permits. Very homey and comfortable environment!
My husband and I spent four nights at Jesa and John's Library room with adjoining private bath. They are experienced hosts and every detail was taken care of, including a welcome sign on the door and a power strip for extra charging outlets in their beautiful victorian home. The bed is so comfortable I am seeking one of this same type for our guest room. And to be surrounded by books is this librarian's dream. We slept well! The house is in a very quiet neighborhood yet only one block from public transportation and the shops and restaurants at Union Square, home of a Saturday Farmer's Market, Italian grocery with fresh pasta, Catholic church, Subway sandwich shop and many ethnic restaurants. We hope to stay with Jesa and John again although their place is very popular and we'll have to plan our visit around their availability. Everything about our stay was beyond our expectations and this surely was due to the care taken by Jesa and John in every aspect of hosting. Thank you.
Jesa and John were kind and thoughtful hosts, and helped make my first airbnb experience a real treat! Their home was charming and cozy, and the radiant heat was very comfortable. They were eager to help me find my way around town, offered up suggestions for local eateries, shared good conversation, and made me feel very welcome and at ease. If you are traveling to Boston, I highly recommend a stay with Jesa and John.
What a house! If you want a place with tons of character, stay here. Nice suburb with lots of great breakfast and dinner places nearby. Great location for Harvard - be prepared to use public transport for the rest. Jesa and John were truly interesting hosts.
This room and private bathroom in Jesa and John's house is beautiful, comfortable, clean, and quiet. I highly recommend it.
We had a great time in Boston (Sommerville). John and Jessa are lovely hosts. We had really engaging conversations and were introduced to great local attractions, such as the Neighbourhood brunch and the Artisans Asylum. Though quite a way out of Downtown Boston, it was easy to go there and see the 'main attractions of the city and nice to come back to very pretty Sommerville at the end of the day. Plenty of local restaurants. Would recommend to others!