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!
My stay at Urban Oasis was all I hoped it would be, including a genuinely warm welcome, a comfortable, well equipped self- contained flat-let & delicious freshly prepared breakfasts - different each day. Peggy was a mine of information, tailored to my specific interests on what to do & see both locally & downtown in Boston - enabling me to spend happy hours in the Grolier poetry bookshop & even helping me to ship the books I couldn't resist home! Both Peggy & Mary were friendly & helpful hosts & I will definitely be looking to stay at Urban Oasis again when hopefully I make it back to Boston.
Peggy and Mary made us feel very welcome. The online description was completely accurate. The room has its own separate entrance which is very convenient since we did not have to disturb Peggy and Mary with our comings and goings. The hosts provided a lot of information about the neighborhood restaurants and traveling around the city. I would recommend this airbnb site to anyone visiting Boston.
Once again I enjoyed my stay at the "Urban Oasis Close to Everything" very much. The room is lovely, there is enough space, and the house is just beautiful and in a nice area. I strongly recommend staying there.
Peggy and Mary are amazing and made my first few weeks in the Boston area manageable. Wonderful location and great hostesses!
This was the last visit (for awhile anyway!) to Boston after almost 3 years of visiting regularly and staying with Peggy & Mary several times over the last year and a half. What can I say? Always reliable, enjoyable, wonderful accommodations and hostesses. Their spot is lovely with a wonderful backyard deck that is quite peaceful.
We will miss this great place (loved the convenience to the "T") but have nothing but good memories to cherish!
Staying with Peggy and Mary was a perfect introduction to Boston. Their home was welcoming and the breakfasts superb. The house was in a lovely quiet area and close to public transport although, because the weather was so sunny we often walked the twenty minutes to Harvard Square in order to admire all the wonderful houses! It was good to have our own entrance to our room so that we didn't disturb our hosts at night. The subway which was a bus ride away led straight into the middle of Boston which was ideal.
Peggy and Mary did everything to make my 2-months-long stay in Somerville as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The room is very nice and offers enough space. Furthermore, it's great to have a private bathroom. The neighborhood is nice and public transportation (buses and T) is nearby. I highly recommend staying at this nice place!
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.