Boston, quiet, near T, bus & parks

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Enfield St, Boston, MA 02130, United States
Your host, Marguerite
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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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Marguerite is a wonderful person and has a very nice place to stay. I was flying in from out of town to take a new job and she called me the day before I arrived to let me know about a storm coming. I was bringing two huge suitcases so had to take a taxi from the airport, but she did tell me how to get to her place with inexpensive public transportation. I stayed for five nights and then moved to a new permanent setting a few miles away. Marguerite drove me to my new place!!

    This is the first time I have used Airbnb and Marguerite gave me a wonderful first impression of the whole operation.

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 67 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • 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!

    October 2013
    Response from Marguerite:

    Thanks for the upbeat review, Lauren. I hope your trip home went smoothly. I really enjoyed meeting the two of you.


    October 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
    Response from Marguerite:

    Thanks for the nice review, Brendan. I guess you'll read this when you're back home. Glad the the loss of the scissors isn't a big problem.


    October 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
    Response from Marguerite:

    Thanks for that really nice review, Rebecca. I really enjoyed meeting you, too, and am glad you had such a nice visit with your family.

    October 2013
  • 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!

    October 2013
  • It is evident that Marguerite loves hosting BNB. Not only is she a charming conversationalist but everything we needed was available including many extras; a great TV 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!

    September 2013
    Response from Marguerite:

    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.


    September 2013
  • 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.

    September 2013
    Response from Marguerite:

    What a lovely review,, Nataja! You know, I enjoyed your visit very much, too. I hope you are enjoying Maine. It's getting chilly here, so I imagine it's really chilly at night there. But it should be beautiful.

    All the very best,

    September 2013
  • 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.

    September 2013
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We are two retired social work professors (women) and good friends. One, Lois, lives in Tucson, Arizona; the other (Marguerite - me) lives in Boston, Mass. except during the summer when I am in Vermont. We both have cats! We're taking a short trip from Burlington, Vermont and are looking forward to a pleasant time in Quebec City.
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