Note: I am away for about 3 weeks in January. If you are interested in staying long-term during the month, please make an inquiry and we can discuss the terms.
The house is located in Jamaica Plain, a beautiful residential neighborhood in Boston. I offer a private room and bathroom (shower) with private entrance, and landscaped yard in season. Included: cable tv, wireless internet access, hair dryer, off-street parking and easy walks to public transportation (subway and bus) and parks. If you're careful, you can use the wood stove in cold weather.
The bed is an easy-to-use full (double, not queen) futon. There is a memory foam pad on top of the mattress to soften it. There is also an air mattress for an extra guest. About food: Thanks to the tax laws, I am not permitted to provide food (I will provide coffee), but you are welcome to bring your own and use the kitchen for breakfast or reheating purchased meals.
The house is minutes away from downtown Boston and its universities, concert halls, museums and hospitals, and about half an hour from Cambridge by T (subway). The Jamaica Pond and the Arnold Arboretum, both beautiful for walks, are very close by. Great restaurants and food and gift shopping are a short walk away.
I am retired, live upstairs with my 2 cats. I'm happy to give you suggestions of how to get around and things to do.
I've noted this restriction on the "House Rules" section, but I want to emphasize here that I DO NOT WANT SMOKERS as guests. Even if you're used to smoking outside, your clothing and personal effects carry an odor that I abhor and that makes the room unpleasant for others. So, please, if you're a smoker, try elsewhere.
Nothing but great things to say about our stay in Boston. Marguerite was lovely and the accommodations were perfect. It was very nice to have our own bathroom and it was easy to get to the train. Highly recommended!
I had a great stay in Boston, a lot thanks to a very enjoyable stay at Marguerite's. I thoroughly enjoyed the delightful neighbourhood with a short walk to large parks, Samuel Adams brewery, and the T for getting downtown.
I only saw Marguerite at breakfast times which provided plenty of interesting conversation as well as good food. I was able to come & go as I pleased as the comfortable accommodation has its own external door & is quite separate from the main house.
Marguerite was very accommodating, easy to communicate with and helpful with ideas of things to see.
My daughter and I had a lovely stay at Marguerite's. Marguerite is a wonderful hostess and went beyond the necessary to make our visit enjoyable. The room was delightful, clean and very comfortable.
Marguerite was a wonderful host! She is friendly, easy-going, and incredibly hospitable. There was a bottle of wine and two glasses waiting for us when we arrived! The place is quiet, with lots of space, and it's within walking distance of cafes, stores, and other amenities. We had a lovely stay with Marguerite, and we highly recommend her place.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Marguerite´s. She was a great host and discussion partner! The room was very comfortable, quiet and clean and we had our own entrance and bathroom! The neighborhood was also very nice and the T Station was only a few minutes walk away. Marguerite also offered us a delicious breakfast . That's not to be taken for granted. So, thank you again for the lovely time with you, Marguerite!
It is evident that Marguerite loves hosting BNB. Not only is she a charming conversationalist but everything we needed was available including many (email hidden) and free wi-fi, off street parking for our rental car and even a bottle of wine to greet our first night. It was so convenient to have a private entrance so that we didn't bother her when we returned at night. Breakfast in the mornings was delightful and we looked forward to that time with her at the start of each day. Thank you Marguerite for having us in your home!
How very nice to get this great review from you! I so enjoyed having you here I hope your trip has gone (or is still going?) well. You've been extraordinarily lucky in the weather, and I understand that VT is beautiful now. Have good travels and an easy trip home.
I really enjoyed my time in Boston and staying at Marguerite's place was absolutely wonderful. The room has everything you need and more: wifi, TV, closet space, comfortable bed, desk, private bathroom...
But I enjoyed having breakfast with Marguerite the most, and our talks. She was genuinely interested in how I experienced Boston and the States, had good tips about the neighborhood, and she was such an attentive host! When I mentioned I liked oatmeal, she would make that the next morning, when I said I didn't eat enough fruit, I would get an apple to take with me :-)
Great stay, and Jamaica Plain is lovely too, and only a few subway stops from downtown or the waterfront.
A wonderful first experience of Air Bnb and the undoubted highlight was meeting Marguerite herself. A delightful lady with a delightful house who generously shares her house with fortunate airbnb guests.
We loved our groundfloor suite with it's own garden entrance, we loved the house,we loved meeting Marguerite and we loved Boston!
Would definitely return and recommend this place to friends.
Marguerite was a delightful and considerate host. The room was comfortable and private, with a private entrance and a quiet neighborhood. Close to public transportation and good eateries. SO glad we stayed there and got to meet Marguerite.
We had a wonderful stay! Marguerite's house is in a fantastic location in Boston--very close and convenient to getting downtown. I enjoyed running in the nearby Jamaica Pond and Olmsted Parks most mornings--a short walk--or in my case, a jog--away. We also loved her quiet backyard garden and the beautiful surrounding neighborhood. The little basement apartment was so very nice to come back to after busy days touring Boston and the futon bed is very comfortable and cozy.
Several cafe's and stores are located nearby including a Whole Foods Grocery and the "around the corner" Robinwood Cafe' and Grill that serves excellent food. My favorite was the french toast!
Stoneybrook station is only 4 stops from downtown and to all the other lines that take you anywhere you want to go in Boston. Stoneybrook is a very pleasant 7-10 minute walk to and from Marguerite's house on the Orange Line.
Marguerite gave us many tips and ideas on how we could best utilize our time including information about the ferry harbor cruises. We were able to fit this in on our last day and traveled by ferry to Georges Island and for an afternoon--A must do experience in the summer! The ferry travels quite fast and it was a rush to feel the cool summer breeze and see all the sailboats in the harbor and the various islands all around.
Throughout our stay, Marguerite was very friendly and accommodating and I enjoyed chatting with her in the mornings learning about Boston and about the beautiful Jamaican Plain neighborhood she resides in. We highly recommend renting with Marguerite for both comfort and access to Boston!