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.
We had a wonderful time at Hilary's house. Although the bedroom is really tiny, we felt very comfortable and we were lucky to have the whole house on our own. Hilary prepared our stay very well, the communication was great and we found everything we needed. The neighborhood is really nice with many good dining options nearby and we felt totally safe.
Hilary and Hazel provided a warm and comfortable place to stay during our trip to Boston. They were amazingly helpful with providing maps and suggestions for food and fun. Great place to stay, close to subway and busline and several great restaurants....all within walking distance. Highly suggest for anyone looking for an authentic piece of Boston.
Hilary und ihre Tochter sind wunderbare Gastgeber, wir haben uns sehr willkommen gefühlt! Das Haus ist wunderschön und mit vielen lieben Details dekoriert. Zur Begrüßung hat Hilary uns einen Ordner mit vielen Stadtplänen, Restaurantempfehlungen etc. zur Verfügung gestellt, der sehr hilfreich war.
Das Zimmer ist klein, aber sehr schön und mit ausreichend Platz für die Koffer. Die Küche ist riesig und sehr gut ausgestattet.
Die Lage des Hauses ist auch super, 5 min Fußweg bis zur orangenen Metro oder noch kürzer zum Bus, der direkt nach Back Bay fährt. Ein Whole Foods Market ist auch nah bei. Die direkte Nachbarshaft ist auch wunderschön.
Wir können diese Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen!
Unser Aufenthalt bei Hillary war wunderbar. Obwohl wir erst sehr spät angereist sind, war sie noch wach und hat uns mit Hundedame Aggi empfangen (definitv der liebenswürdigste Kurzbeinhund :-) ). Ein Ordner mit super vielen Empfehlungen für Restaurants, Ausflüge etc. war auch für uns da. Hilary war eine super Gastgeberin. Sie hat uns ihren Drucker benutzen lassen und war sehr geduldig mit uns ( wir haben 3 Tage gebraucht, bis wir uns an das amerikanische Türschließsystem gewöhnt haben). Die Wohnung ist liebevoll dekoriert, mit einer gut ausgestatteten Küche. Das Bett war super bequem und obwohl es auf den Bildern nicht richtig ersichtlich ist, bietet der Raum vor dem Bett gut Platz für 2 Koffer, auch ein kleines Regal ist in dem Schlafzimmer. Der Platz ist sehr gut genutzt. Hilary hat eine freundliche und aufgeschlossene Art. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
My girlfriend were visiting Boston to attend a graduation, and we had the pleasure of staying with Hilary, Hazel and Aggie the dog. Hilary and Hazel were very hospitable, accommodating and gave us excellent advice and directions about the city. Hilary also gave us full access to her wonderful kitchen, but we didn't have the time to cook, which is a shame. When the weather got hot, Hilary gave us a fan for our bedroom room. And when it started raining the next day, she gave us umbrellas to use while out in the town. The stay was absolutely wonderful, and the house itself is just gorgeous and full of all sorts of art pieces. Just hanging out in the living room and doing nothing was therapeutic for us. We already know where we'll be staying the next time we visit Boston.
Note: Aggie the dog is the cutest and friendliest dog you'll come across.
she let us use her kitchen, coffe and refrigerate, and a very "expensive" kitchen. collection,
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.
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