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 was great! As soon as I arrived, she gave me multiple maps and useful directions. I highly recommend staying here.
This is a wonderful little house in a lovely neighborhood. The accommodations are comfortable and attractive, with private entrance and deck overlooking the garden. Peggy and Mary were warm, generous, and informative but not intrusive, organized but not rigid. Our own requirements meant we couldn't enjoy their usual breakfasts, but we look forward to them when we return next year.
A big smile and feeling welcome
Unfortunately, the bus schedules are coordinated with people's work times, so they run more frequently in the early morning and late afternoon. Sorry you had to wait--as a user of public transportation, I know it can be exasperating. There is a bus app that people use to learn when the bus is coming, so in future I'll help people get that app on their cell phones.
Hope you're enjoying Maine. One of the most beautiful parts of the U.S., and one of the best times of year to be there.
Stay well and travel safely,
Peggy and Mary
Peggy was a very nice host. Breakfast on the first day was super with delicious homemade muffins. Very kind and helpful to find our ways to central Boston and to take us to the metro station when we left. The house is charming and cosy, the room facing the garden very particular even if for two single beds the layout was not ideal and confortable. I would suggest this b&b for couples or leave the two beds one next to the other. Position is 15 minutes walk to the tube and 15 minutes to central Boston. Ideal place to stay to visit Boston more than two nights.
Sorry the bed arrangement didn't work out for you. We usually ask guests before their arrival if they would prefer the beds separate or pushed together. If we forgot that question, I apologize.
Hope you're having a wonderful time on the Vineyard.
Très bonne adresse!
Accueil agréable, petit plus l amie de Peggy parle plutôt bien français. La propreté de la chambre et de la salle de bain etait parfaite, les petits dej copieux. La chambre donne sur un jardin et une terrasse privative avec hamac. Située dans un quartier calme à 20 minutes du metro pour Boston centre.
This place is an absolute must for anyone wanting to visit Boston. Peggy and Mary are just so nice and friendly it's like home from home . The breakfasts are great and so is the room with private access. We cannot compliment this place enough it's just so nice and Sommerville is ideally situated and a cool place to be.
Peggy was really helpful when we first booked to stay at the start and finish of a really great trip to America. She suggested some places to hike in the Appalacian mountains and to eat lobster in Maine. This is a truly tranquil but very interesting place to stay, close to good restaurants and Boston bike hub bikes we enjoyed riding. Our highlights in Boston were an outdoor summer concert in the Museum of Fine Arts (Dom Flemons) which we stumbled upon and supporting the Boston Red Sox to victory against Kansas City at our first baseball game. Boston is a great city and this oasis is an excellent base with welcoming generous hosts.
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.