Woodside Retreat - Full bedroom

House - Private room · Woodside Ave, Wellesley, MA 02482, United States
Lisa & Tom
Your host, Lisa & Tom
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The Space

Single family home, in Boston's western suburbs. Wellesley and Babson and Olin Colleges are within a few miles as well as Elm Bank- Mass. Horticultural Society's summer gardens. Close to and easy access to all major routes.

Our recent college graduate has moved back home and is working full time in Boston.

A light breakfast is available.

Guest Access

You will have access to wi-fi, 1st & 2nd floor bathrooms, a large private bedroom with a full size bed and HDTV. The living spaces on the first floor are available for guests to use as well. There is a separate livingroom, which is a wonderful space to curl up and read a book.

We have a lovely porch and patio which guests are welcomed to use.

Kitchen access is limited to breakfast. If you would like to use the kitchen at other times, that will need to be discussed before booking.

Interaction with Guests

Because we are retired, we are around the house a great deal. Guests can choose to hang out with us or not....we're pretty casual.

The Neighborhood

We have a beautiful backyard with flowering shrubs and flowers, the front of the house overlooks a pond and the bedroom overlooks beautiful woods. It's a quiet suburban neighborhood, but instead of being surrounded by other houses, we have beautiful views all around

Getting around

You really do need a car. The commuter rail is about 3 miles away, and the T (Green Line) is about 6 miles away. We are very close to MA Pike (90), Route 9 and Rte 95.

Other Things to Note

If guests need to be out early in the AM, we might not be able to serve them breakfast, but will leave them everything they need to make their own breakfast including coffee, tea, cereal, bagels, fruit, etc. We will also review "the lay of the land" in the kitchen so they know where everything is kept.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Tom & Lisa are very gracious hosts. I slept great on the comfy bed in their tree top bedroom. Very safe and quiet retreat relatively close to the main road. I was at my destination in minutes the next morning! I'll certainly be back.

    June 2014
  • Perfect place! Lovely hosts, pretty room and very comfortable bed.

    May 2014
  • LIsa and Tom are warm and gracious hosts. Our stay was easy and carefree.

    May 2014
  • We were very pleased with the accommodations. Lisa and Tom were very friendly. We came late in the evening (they were up and showed us what was what in the house) and we needed to leave early the next morning, before they were up. It was a very positive first bnb experience for us.

    May 2014
  • My daughter and I spent 2 nights at the Woodside Retreat. Lisa and Tom were welcoming hosts that graciously shared their home and time with us. They gave us great sight-seeing information. They were great communicators about their home and access to their home. The proximity to Wellesley College worked well for us. I would recommend staying here.

    May 2014
  • Lisa and Tom are terrific hosts who make you feel very welcome. The bedroom was very comfortable with wonderful views of the woods. It was truly a lovely country setting. I look forward to visiting again.

    May 2014
  • Lisa and Tom were wonderful hosts. They have a lovely home in a nice, quiet neighborhood. They were VERY accommodating and helpful for us. We will definitely stay again when we are in Boston next.

    April 2014
  • Tom & Lisa were gracious hosts. The bedroom was clean and comfortable. I recommend this home to anybody who wishes to stay in the Wellseley area. This was very convenient to the Babson College campus.

    October 2013
  • I very much appreciated the Dorans' hospitality. I enjoyed
    their laid-back friendly way of being welcoming and making me feel at home. Their home allowed both privacy and conversation. I can't remember sleeping better than in their quiet and very pleasant upstairs "in the tree tops" bedroom. Lisa served me a delicious light breakfast. I will certainly return next time I stay over in Wellesley.

    October 2013
  • I was very pleased and comfortable with my two night stay at Woodside retreat., The host and hostess were friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay again and have already recommendedWoodside Retreat to a friend who booked a night there immediately.

    October 2013
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Tom & Lisa, early 60s, retired. Two kids, one launched, the other a recent college graduate who is working full time and living with us. Tom is a retired computer software engineer and 'master' bass (electric) player. Lisa worked in administration in the clinical trials industry. We're pretty regular folks. Lisa spends her time going to the pool daily, looking after her 94 year old mother and auditing classes at Wellesley College. Tom's been giving bass lessons, gigging and teaching Jazz History at a couple of Lifetime Learning organizations. Tom's originally from Long Island, Lisa is from the Boston area...
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