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!
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.
This was truly an urban oasis! My granddaughter and I stayed for four days and had a lovely experience. Peggy and Mary were so warm and helpful, we felt like we made new lifelong friends. The breakfasts, too, were to die for. We felt extremely lucky to have found them and their inviting home. We hope to come back and stay again some time.
Da Peggy e Mary siamo stati davvero benissimo. La stanza è accogliente e molto pulita, idem per il bagno. La casa in generale è davvero bella e oltre ad una piccola veranda con amaca avevamo a disposizione anche un bellissimo giardinetto. E poi c'erano le super colazioni, davvero ottime! La zona in generale è tranquilla e sicura, ben servita dai mezzi pubblici e soprattutto vicina a davis square dove ci sono buonissimi ristoranti e vita notturna. Consigliatissimo!
The room was very clean, confortable and cute. Peggy and Mary are very welcoming people and they gave us a lot information about Somerville and Cambridge (places to eat, maps,..). The breakfeast was perfect. I totally recommend this place!!
Peggy and Mary were perfect hosts. We loved the house and breakfast was superb. Never forget the homemade muffins!
They offered great information for Boston and surrounding. Perfect start for our US trip.
By the way we played:" Who is the psychiatrist" at Winslows tavern last night.
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!!
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.