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A warm, peaceful, art-filled 110-year-old cottage in a quiet neighborhood, with a semi-private beach and huge shady porch. Free parking, 2 blocks from bus line, 30-45 min from most of greater Boston metro area by car or public transport.

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our beach at night is visual poetry

our beach at night is visual poetry

The Space
Bed type: Real Bed
Property type: House
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)


Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $515 /week
Monthly Price: $1999 /month
Cancellation: Strict


House Rules

1 night minimum stay
do a little writing at your desk

do a little writing at your desk

32 Reviews

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July 2014
Response from Be:

hi piers, i'm sorry you did not more fully enjoy your stay. given the last-minute reservation, your world travels to developing nations, your reference to staying at my place because the 'friend's floor you were supposed to get fell thru' and your friendly, casual demeanor, i would have thought it to be to your satisfaction.

since your stay coincided with final preparations for a major public exhibition & performance in Boston literally 2 days later, the house was indeed in more of the 'maximum level of disorder' it tends to get into. there is a range, and the range varies with life situations, lifestyles/comfort levels of my guests, whole house vs. 1-room rental, & advance vs last minute reservation. while your combination of circumstances put you in the 'more disorder/imperfections witnessed' category, it had seemed you were someone who could well understand & tolerate that. i'm sorry, i misjudged your personality, otherwise i would have warned you in detail about conditions given your last minute reservation coinciding with such truly enormous life events for me as the biggest exhibit and performance i'd been part of in over a decade.

on a couple of points you too have misconstrued - your linens & bedding were quite fresh, so what you experienced with them was merely the odor of antique wood. i'm also surprised you had a problem with the mattress; it's a conventional Serta set with a memory foam top &has been praised as extremely comfortable by other guests; i even sleep on it myself for a change now &then. some folks do not respond well to memory foam. i wish you'd let me know you had a problem as i'd have been happy to try removing the topper for you.

in other aspects, your review lays out an overall description of the home stay experience i offer which is fairly accurate. yup, there is almost always a dirty pan or two in the kitchen! that also means guests can relax & not feel they'll get thrown in the clink if they don't clean 100% of their dinner dishes 'til the next morning 'cuz they're tired. yes, we usually have a bug or 2 somewhere - of one or another sort that you'll find in the country! it's a 100 year old authentic cottage - somewhat permeable between inside & out. but, we've never had bedbugs or roaches, which i &others i've chatted with have even had the privilege to experience in hotels that cost more per night than my own listing. and, while a visitor here may see the occasional flying beetle or crawling spider, he can also rest assured not to be breathing in toxic chemicals from fumigation.

in general, i do encourage ALL potential area visitors who would have a really hard time with a stay in a setting that is close to this description to either inquire in detail about current conditions and their particular concerns, or simply refrain from booking here. i would suggest another 'more perfect' though almost guaranteed also more expensive and less warm, interesting, unusual & adventurous, option for their stay in the area.

July 2014

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About the Host, Be

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Member since July 2010
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours
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  • Tedeschi Food Shops

    nearest food shop, has plenty of day to day foods and etc. ten minute walk or three minute drive.
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  • Pizza Plus Inc

    nearest restaurant, little local pizza place, very good, very cheap. also sandwiches, salads, pastas. 10 minute walk or three minute drive, also delivery.
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  • Hingham Shipyard LLC

    Movies, Miniature Golf, Multiple Restaurants (including a beer micro brewery, a hamburger shop owned by celebrities, and, etc) and mucho shopping. a five minute drive or 10 minute bus ride away
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  • Super Stop & Shop

    nearest supermarket, only 5 minutes drive or 10 minute bus away
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  • Hingham Lobster Pound

    best fried seafood ive ever had. takeout only, eat on the beach or our porch or dining room. seasonal. 10 min drive.
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  • Thomas Crane Public Library

    has a REALLY beautiful little architectural gem worth seeing the inside of the original old library
    Washington Street Quincy MA 02169
  • Fuji 1546

    1 of my favorite sushi places (another good one 1/2 block away as well as a thai place on same block, 2 VERY authentic Chinese places within a few blocks. ten minute drive or 15 minute bus ride away
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  • Alba Restaurant

    popular local nice restaurant. has a prix fixe menu and regular. 10 minute drive or 15 min. bus away
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  • United First Parish Church

    famous church where john adams and john quincy adams attended and are buried. historical cemetery across from it as well. Beautiful architecture inside.
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  • Talbots

    this area is Hingham center and has many shops, a cool old movie theatre, and several restaurants and pubs. 10 minute drive away
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  • Quincy Center Station

    nearest subway station, red line (best line). ten minute drive and cheap or free parking, or, 15 minute bus ride away
  • Tosca

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  • Adams National Historical Park

    president john and Abigail adams estate. tours.
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  • World's End

    park with famous views
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  • Nantasket Beach

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