About This Listing
One guest room with private entrance on ground floor of single family house
Your own porch with hammock and chairs, overlooks small yard, garden
On-street parking (residential parking card provided),
Close to bus (3 blocks), subway (.9 mile to one line, 1.3 to another line). Bike rental station within 5 minutes walking distance of house (spring/summer/fall only). 20-25 minute walk to Harvard, easy public transportation to MIT, Tufts
We can arrange to pick up guests who arrive by public transportation.
Suitable for single person, two singles, or couple. Comfortable twin beds may be combined to make queen sized bed
Ensuite bathroom with stall shower
Small desk, library with extensive travel information, fiction in room
Air conditioner, space heater
Coffee, tea, breakfast (fruit, juice, cereal, breads, muffins, or quiche) provided--a different breakfast served each day
Eat outdoors on kitchen porch during warm weather.
Wireless internet available
Street in quiet, leafy neighborhood
Stunning view of city from third floor deck
Walk in any direction to restaurants serving every possible cuisine in every price range.
Stairs down to garden level and up to the porch and room, as well as walk to public transportation, may make access difficult for guests with mobility issues
Guests have access to their own private porch with garden view. Third floor porch with view is also available on request and use is encouraged by mutual agreement. Guests may make (or take, as available) coffee, tea; store takeout food in refrigerator.
Interaction with Guests
We are pretty social people, and enjoy getting to know guests and having conversations as our schedules permit. We find mornings work best for this, but we're always available to offer suggestions for people based on personal interests. We also appreciate the fact that the room provides a good deal of privacy thanks to its separate entrance, and appreciate the need of some people for space and solitude.
Quiet, green, but convenient to everything.
Bus lines connecting to subways in easy walking distance, subways no more than 20 minutes walk, bicycle rental station available in warmer months.
We've left a guide to the house on the desk in your room. here are the basics before you arrive:
You will be free to come and go by the stairs on the side of the house, which lead to your private entrance.
Enjoy the garden from the entry porch, or come up to the third floor deck for a spectacular view of the city (check to be sure we're not using the bedroom first, please)
Let us know your food restrictions and preferences, and we'll do our best to meet them
As so many of our guests are vegetarian, we don't serve any sort of meat
Let us know if you prefer coffee, (high test or decaf), tea, or nothing with your breakfast
breakfast is put out by 8 a.m. come up early or sleep in--we'll leave it on the table until you are ready to eat.
The house is no smoking-- Please do not smoke in or near the house. Thanks!
Peggy and Mary were very welcoming, wealths of knowledge, and wonderful hosts. The room was perfect for two, the ensuite bathroom was well-appointed, and the private access was both convenient and a great way to come and go at our pleasure. The breakfasts were awesome! Each day, something new and always fresh. Our favorite was the homemade scones with lemon curd! The garden, view from each balcony, and beautiful home were all such pleasant extras. We figured out the bus line quickly (thanks to Peggy's app suggestion), making the location and neighborhood a perfect hub to the T, Boston, and surrounding areas. The library of area maps, restaurant menus, and guidebooks was very helpful. We couldn't have been more pleased with our first BnB experience. Thank you Peggy and Mary!
We had a great few days at Peggy and Mary's place,they were exceptionally helpful and had lots of local information available, and Peggy's breakfasts were fabulous, we had a great time there.
My daughter and I truly enjoyed our stay with Mary and Peggy. They are wonderful hosts and make you feel welcome in their lovely home. The room was very nice with a private entrance..Every convenience was thought of to make our stay more comfortable. Each day we went out fortified with a delicous breakfast. ( the muffins are heavenly). We will definitely come and stay again.
Delightful, interesting couple. Great breakfast and morning chat. Good location even without a car.
This was my first AirBnB experience and it couldn't have been better! Peggy and Mary were delightful hosts and the facilities were perfect. The private access allowed us to come and go as we pleased. The homemade scones and muffins for breakfast were to die for! I fully recommend this beautiful home to anyone wishing to explore the area and hope to return next time I visit. Thank you Peggy and Mary.
Peggy and Mary were such lovely hosts, who made a delicious breakfast every morning. The room was so comfortable, the bathroom very clean and well equipped and the porch to the garden site is wonderful. Thanks to Peggy and Mary for the helpful tipps for Boston and the Cape and for that pleasant stay. We hope to see you again!
Fantastic. First time to Boston and Peggy and Mary were wonderful hosts. Our room was great and it was handy having our own entrance and bathroom. Lovely area and not too far from subway to get around. Breakfast each morning was one of the daily highlights. Highly recommend and will definitely return if I make it back to Boston.
About the Host, Peggy
Peggy: retired art teacher now working as a potter. enjoys reading, travel, choral singing, classical music.
Mary: clinical social worker, long- time choral singer, gardener, enthusiastic grandmother.
Both of us are active world travelers in the off-season.
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