House from the street - quiet neighborhood.Your hosts, 
Peggy and Mary
Private room
2 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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House from the street - quiet neighborhood.

House from the street - quiet neighborhood.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

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 issue(URL HIDDEN)

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

Quiet, green, but convenient to everything.

Getting Around

Bus lines connecting to subways in easy walking distance, subways no more than 20 minutes walk, bicycle rental station available in warmer months.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not child-friendly (0-12 years)

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!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Your hosts, 
Peggy and Mary

Your hosts, Peggy and Mary

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States · Member since March 2010

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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