About this listing
Our tiny guest room, often a favorite in a house of cool rooms, feels much like a tree house or ship's berth with a full sized bed. Our antique house in hip JP has a modern kitchen, shared bath and is a quick ride to downtown and the Medical Area.
We have one tiny room available for guests in our sweet little house. Our guest room, often a favorite in a house of cool rooms, feels much like a tree house or ship's berth. The full sized bed takes up almost the whole room, but that’s what tree-house-ish rooms are like.
Our petite c.1890 house is settled ideally in lovely Jamaica Plain, MA. Lovingly renovated and filled with art you will find it welcoming and comfortable. Built for the mistress of the mansion owner across the street, our house is small, straight forward, and simple, with very fancy period radiators. We try to bring the outdoors in with lots of light and fresh flowers. In the warm months you can hang outside in the garden.
Our modern kitchen, which our guests are welcome to use, looks out on a shaded terrace with a table for four and flower gardens, berry bushes and herb and vegetable beds. All linens and a hairdryer are provided and the bathroom is shared. There is ample and easy on-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
We like to be welcoming and also let you do your own thing. At times we have shared meals with our guests and at other times our paths barely cross. Our primary goal is to make you feel at home and at ease so you can comfortably enjoy our neighborhood and city.
Jamaica Plain, often considered the grooviest place to be in Boston, we are a 5 minute walk to the Orange Line train and 3 minutes to the 39 bus; both getting you downtown in 15-30 minutes. Longwood Medical Area and Harvard Medical School are a 20 minute ride from the end of the street. Walk to many fabulous restaurants, or if you prefer to cook get your ingredients at Wholefoods, only 7 minutes away by foot. Jamaica Pond is perfect for a run or stroll and slightly farther on you can lose yourself in Harvard's Arnold Arboretum.
Subway and Bus, both getting you down town within 20 minutes door to door. The neighborhood of JP also offers wonderful walks and street life.
We want our guests to be comfortable and enjoy not just our house but our city. To those ends we welcome inquiries about what to do and where to go. Our guests should feel free to use the kitchen and living room and not feel confined to "their room". Store your food in the fridge, eat your meal on the terrace, read a book on the couch or hammock. We request only your general consideration of living with others.
Our one hard and fast rule is:
No smoking on the property.
Maison très agréable et accessible facilement par le métro. On peut compter 5-10min de marche jusqu'à l'arrêt et 15min de métro jusqu'au centre. La chambre est conforme à l'annonce. Hilary, sa fille et Aggie le chien sont très accueillant et n'hésite pas à partager les bons plans de boston, un carnet entier de brochure est mis à disposition. C'était vraiment un très bon séjour en sa compagnie.
This house was warmful and accessible easily by the subway. We have to walk 5-10min to the train station and 15min of Subway to downtown. The room is as described. Hilary, his daughter and Aggie the dog was very warmful and doesnt hesitate to share all the boston secrets. She gave us plenty of maps and information about the city. That a lovely place to stay in boston.
Nous avons passé un très beau séjour chez Hilary et Aggie. La petite chambre est identique a la photo, soit propre et tranquille. Hilary fut une excellente hôte est nous donner de bons conseils sur la ville et est une personne très chaleureuse.
Hilary was also on a little trip when we arrived, so we didn't get to meet until the last day of our trip. She was extremely warm and welcoming and of course, very interesting, as I'm sure you can gather from her photos. The house was adorable with very eclectic choices of art. The neighborhood was very quiet and easy to walk. The main 'drag' was just a short walk away in one direction and the train a little bit longer walk in the other direction. Easy to get to and from downtown or the pier. Beautiful homes and architecture to enjoy along the way.
We arrived belated in Boston, but Hilary waited to welcome us personally. She is open, interested in the people that come to her house and gives helpful advice to Boston visitors. The place was as shown in the list, the neighborhood is quiet with everything you need within a short walking distance (food market, restaurants, laundry service, transportations, etc).
Hilary left for a trip one day after our arrival and left us her home...a sign of respect and confidence toward us which we appreciated very much. We really enjoyed our trip to Boston and would definitely come back to this place.
We enjoyed the stay at Hilary's place so much. She gave us a lot of very interesting advices for visiting Boston! If going back to Boston we would come back to Hilary!
Thanks a lot!
We had a wonderful stay at Hilary's house! The house is beautiful and sits in the middle of the very cozy Jamaican Plain. The house is nicely decorated and our room was very cute.
We had very interesting conversations with Hilary and she gave us valuable insider tips.
Really nice days in Hilary's house. Beautiful house and she is very helpful, she told us a lot of places to visit. Good public transport connection and quiet neighborhood. I really recommend it!!
About the Host, Hilary
I was born and raised in New England and have lived here for most of my life. I moved to Boston in 1986 and have lived in Central Square, Coolidge Corner and Fort Point; finally settling in Jamaica Plain in 1996. I am an artist working in primarily textile-based media. I bought my home sixteen years ago and have lovingly renovated it bit by bit ever since. I am now lucky to share it with my teenage daughter and our short dog. If you visit in the warm months you will see I love to garden and if you visit in the winter you will find I bake when I can’t be outside digging. Not sitting still for long I am always working on something and my home shows my passions for contemporary ceramics, tools, and the color orange, among other things. I love where I live and enjoy sharing my house, my collections and my neighborhood with others.