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 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.
The room is just as described - quiet, private, and with a beautiful view of Mary and Peggy's garden. Mary and Peggy were friendly, warm, and welcoming. A very pleasant visit!
Peggy and Mary are amazing people. everthing is perfect. we visited in spring and very good view. walk 20mins to Harvard campus.
l like the photo wall in their house and the story of famliys. and delicious breakfast. 2 lovely ladys and exciting experience for us.意外的惊喜还包括我们住在李志住过的房间（好吧，其实我不知道他是谁）非常喜欢两位老太太的生活态度。
Logement pratique, bien placé, place pour garer sa voiture devant la maison,on est très bien reçu et le petit déjeuner est royal !
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.
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.
consistently good American cuisine, bar, music, energetic social scene
summer farmers market; Thai, Mexican, sushi, upscale Irish pub and other restaurants.
fabulous city view, just up the hill from all the good restaurants of Union Square
excellent barbecue, friendly atmosphere, close to buses and T, easy walk from house