Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed

Request to Book

Per Night
Per Month

This property is unavailable.

When are you traveling?
Enter dates for accurate prices and availability.

This is a rare find.
Be's place is usually booked.
Love this place? Book soon!
Chances are...
Be's place will get booked for these dates.
Chances are...
Be's place will get booked for these dates.
Reserve for disaster relief
Be has waived the cost of staying here for people displaced by
Strict Cancellation
50% refund until one week before arrival, except service fees.
Report this listing
You have reported this listing. Undo?

About this listing

A warm, peaceful, art-filled 1904 cottage in a quiet neighborhood, with semi-private beach & shady porch. Loving decor by an interior designer published in Boston Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, New England Real Estate Journal, and many more.

Contact Host

our beach at night is visual poetry

our beach at night is visual poetry

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $10
Weekly discount: 7%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Be Village Headquarters is a cabin in the woods + a cottage on the beach AND a cutting-edge art gallery, right outside of city sights. Our quiet little beach even has a Boston skyline view. It’s an amazing unique atmosphere, at under market-rates, and a super-peaceful retreat --- but ONLY IF you love antiques, the beauty of eclectic oddities, and are tolerant of imperfections --- in a 110-year-old house being lovingly restored. PLEASE read the FULL listing, especially 'caveats,' 'other things to note' & 'house rules,' especially if you're American, a 1st-time airbnb'er, or have never stayed in a typical beach cottage. With 99% of our guests we're a mutual admiration society, but of that last 1% - most are 1st-timers to this kind of home-stay experience, & Americans. (Hey, some of our best friends are also Americans!)

If you're like most of our guests - you'll love our ocean views and half-block stroll to the beach. Will you read on the porch in the hammock, listening to birds chatter and watching squirrels play? Will you grill steaks or boil fresh local lobsters, and eat out on the deck? We're just outside Boston, near Quincy Center, w/good public transport, free parking, & 10 minutes' drive to the freeway – it's like Boston + Cape Cod combined!



- Shared full bath + 1/2 bath

- Self-serve coffee/tea & Light breakfast: instant oats, toast w/spreads, cereals, or similar

- Wireless internet

- Kitchen, laundry, & extras like umbrella, sunglasses, other goodies

- Fans, shade, ocean breezes, moderate weather - no AC

- Flat screen monitor with Netflix streaming & DVDs in the den - no TV

- Board games, ping pong, original Pong, & a host of toys to play with and books to read

*** CAVEATS: The yard is a nature preserve (wild!). Genteel summer camp-like-ness rules the roost (rustic!). Outside: you may see skunks, possums, slugs, or a raccoon poking around, but they're harmless - just going about their business. Inside: there's almost always a beetle, spider, or a couple other country insects meandering - also Not out to get you. We avoid chemicals, and an authentic cottage of this period is permeable: this is how we live 365 days a year - we've never been attacked yet!

Lifestyle: This is our home - during your visit we'll continue to live the bohemian life of an artist - a few dirty dishes on the counter, maybe a pile of clean laundry on a living room chair. But there'll always be plenty of space for you to sit, cook, or eat. We strive to create win-win situations, please be sure you can accept our lifestyle before you book your stay.

Neighborhood is safe & peaceful, but there may be occasional random neighbor noise; house is calm & quiet, but w/some sound transmission - it's the downside to beautiful antique wood walls & ceilings. To us, it's a wonderful retreat like nowhere else in the world - & most of our guests agree! But if you're looking for the style and "perfection" of a contemporary hotel or suburban American 1980s-2000s McMansion, this is not for you.

ROOM DETAILS: Warm and welcoming yet light & bright. A queen memory foam-topped mattress, desk & chair, closet, bureau & mirror, lights & ceiling fan, personal heater. Currently featuring a reduced price while balcony is off-limits. Its french door & window can both be opened wide to enjoy the sweet sea air. This room holds up to 2 persons in one bed. If you need a second bed, or, a second room, see also Cottage Room at quirky arts&crafts, our other listing.

Guest Access

Full kitchen, living, dining, porch access

Interaction with Guests

I try to have at least one conversation with most guests if they are amenable - it makes life richer. But in stressful periods/near deadlines/after recent huge projects, I might just not have energy to socialize, and guests shouldn't take it personally that i sometimes keep more to myself. I am introverted by nature too so it could just be that it's introvert wednesday! It's kind of a big house - many nooks & spaces, so several people can feel private, free & easy even while working or relaxing separately.

The Neighborhood

We have the best sky, the most relaxing beach, the most pleasant walks, and the best smelling fresh air in the Boston area, hands down.

Getting Around

PUBLIC TRANSIT: 2 block walk to bus, 15 minute ride to Red Line subway (T) / Quincy Center (where there are also lots of restaurants & pubs. 5 minutes' bus in other direction to Hingham marina w/shops, restaurants, movies)

TOTAL TRAVEL TIME: approx. 45 minutes via rush hour driving OR mass transit to most areas of Boston including suburbs. The MBTA (mass transit) has a very thorough “how to get there” website, *** Please consult it or G. maps for travel times from “corner of Pilgrim Rd. & North St. in North Weymouth, MA” to your destinations before writing to ask me for transit info! *** I’d just be consulting the same websites or copy & pasting this paragraph, unless you have questions those sites can’t answer : )
Drivers enjoy our guaranteed free parking right in front!

CAR RENTAL: Often available: 2-seater smart car w/hatch, 36$ / day or 25$ / 4-hours.

Other Things to Note

1. Kids: Numerous artworks at kid-eye level include things that look appealing to play with but i'd prefer they not be! They are not overly fragile but active young children will need to be kept in sight.

I also have numerous toys and games, that kids and adults are actively invited to play with. The majority of objects here can be touched and handled, with reasonable care.

2. Dis/abilities: 1 full flight of imperfect stairs outside, squirrels who like to throw walnuts on walk paths & such, & a flight of wood stairs inside.

3. Some of our playful, witty art references a bit of nudity & the existence of a concept called sex!

I've had 100's of air bnb guests, including children of Every Age and adults from 18 - elderly, and 99% are quite content (most are even overjoyed) with the decor. I raised my child (now an adult with his own home) around all this same stuff. One solution if you don't like a piece of art - don't look. Any given piece is not that obtrusive. This is not a McBanal hotel; it's my home. I'm an art collector and very liberal-minded. There are well over a hundred works of contemporary art here. Many are abstract paintings but others are more unusual sculptures or imagery.

4. LGBT friendly & we welcome all regardless of race, country of origin, or level of english proficiency.

+ More

House Rules

1. Smoking: outdoors only, porch is fine. 420 friendly.

2. Pets: well behaved pets ok, with negotiation. Most pets entail a 10$/night pet fee. No pets live here now. Dogs cannot be left alone at home all day while you work; there is a doggie-daycare nearby.

3. While here you will have full run of the house and can make yourself at home like a trusted guest.

4. I like to be helpful and can answer many questions about the area/transport/etc., but sometimes the answer will encourage you to look that up in the house manual or on the internet with suggestions on how/where to look.

5. Communication: I am phone-averse and prefer texting but certainly can use voice-phone when needed. I do not check email every single day or receive email on my phone.

+ More

Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit

1 night minimum stay
do a little writing at your desk

do a little writing at your desk

46 Reviews

Check In

This host has 59 reviews for other properties.

View Other Reviews

About the Host, Be

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Member since July 2010


Explore other options in and around Weymouth