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 enjoyed our stay at Hilary's home very much. Before we arrived in Boston, Hilary contacted us and provided us with detailed directions to her place. The room is small but spacious enough for two people. The house is lovely and shows Hilary's creative side. Hilary and her daughter Hazel were welcoming hosts, interested in meeting new people, at the same time leaving enough space if desired. Same goes for the adorable dog Aggie. There's a subway station close by. The neighbourhood is charming with cafes. We'd definitely recommend this place.
Hilary and Hazel are such lovely people. We felt very welcome from the moment we walked into their house. Hilary emailed me a few days before we were scheduled to arrive with detailed instructions on how to get to her house from South Station. She was very helpful providing maps and booklets on the different things there is to do in Boston. Her house is very cozy and made us feel like we were home. The room is small but very relaxing. Hilary and Hazel's dog Aggie is such a sweetheart and very adorable. Our overall stay was amazing and next time I'm in Boston I know where I'll be staying.
Hilary s'est montrée disponible et nous a donné beaucoup de documentations pour Boston ca nous a bien aidé.
Le logement n'est pas loin du metro donc c'est pratique et le coin est tres calme.
We enjoyed our stay with Hilary and her daughter very much! The house was even more adorable than in the pictures! Only a short walk from the next trainstation. The information Hilary provided was great and very helpful, and she always answerd our questions and helped make our trip to Boston amazing! I would recommend it any time!
주인과 딸, 심지어 개까지 모두 친절하고 좋았어요!! 동네 정보, 보스턴 정보까지 꼼꼼하게 알려주고 맛집이나 볼 것들도 추천해주셨어요ㅎㅎ 방도 깨끗하고, 수건도 주시고, 커피랑 차도 자유롭게 마실 수 있고! 정말 좋았습니다. 항상 웃으면서 대해주셔서 고맙습니다 ^^
Although we unfortunately didn't get a chance to meet Hilary during our she made us feel very at home during our stay. Communication was good leading up to our stay and she was even able to accommodate an early check in to suit our travel plans. We were provided with a big book of things to do and places to eat in JP and Boston. The house itself is beautiful filled with arts and crafts and the room small but cozy. The back garden is a nice place to just sit and relax with a book. The location is great on a quite street which is just a few minutes walk from the main restaurant strip of Jamaica Plain or the T-Station to easily get around Boston. I would absolutely recommend anyone travelling to Boston.
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.