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!
We stayed 4 nights with Peggy & Mary. The location is very nice, calm, secure and everything (subway, restaurants, Harvard, Boston downtown) is easy to reach. The house is so beautiful, very stylish and homely, wish we had one like that! Our hosts were easy going and welcoming, the breakfast is very delicious. The room is perfect, even the private bath and entrance. Lot´s of privacy, but also some easy chat if you want to. We felt very very good and warmly recommend this place!!
We loved our stay with these hosts! The room was quite private, with a separate entrance, and was comfortable and welcoming. Our hosts provided written recommendations of local restaurants, as well as lots of maps and books about the area. The breakfasts were terrific, and we loved reading the NY Times and Boston Globe over breakfast. This place is definitely a gem, and within walking distance of Harvard and the T, which made exploring very easy and convenient.
Peggy and Mary were very welcoming and the house and garden are lovely. The breakfasts were scrumptious and the neighborhood very quiet. Thank you, thank you!
My first Airbnb experience and it turn out to be great. Me and my mom stayed 2 weeks at Peggy and Mary`s place and we liked it. They prepared gluten-free breakfast to my mom every morning and it was delcious. Boston is so nice place to visit and there is so much to do and to see. We enjoyed our stay and Peggy and Mary were really nice and helpful people even my mom didn´t speak English at all and my speaking skills were rusty, we manage to communicate :) Their neighborhood is very beautiful and it´s not far from T. Easy to use buses (83 and 87) to go to the T and you don´t have to walk from Porter to go back to the house.
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.
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.