The room.
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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Victorian elegance and breakfast

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Location: We are on Prospect Hill, 1.4 miles to Harvard Sq.; 1.3 to Central Sq.; 2.0 to Tufts University, 2.3 to MIT, and 2.6 to downtown Boston. Steps from fabled Union Square. with cafés, pubs, live music, Best-of-Boston restaurants, ethnic grocers, gym, 2 yoga studios, three craft breweries and community acupuncture. Neighborhood is friendly, diverse and the safest in Somerville. (See Guidebook tab, upper right on this page.)

Description: Pleasant room in a Victorian home on the hill where the first American flag was flown. Glorious morning sun. Queen-sized bed. Shared bathroom. Interior of home has been restored and exterior is in process.

Transportation: Ample on-street parking. 6-minute walk to 7 bus lines including direct lines to the Orange, Red, and Green Subway Lines (10-minute rides), MIT, Harvard, Tufts University, Boston University, Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard Medical School, Central Square, Davis Square, Kendall Square, Innman Square, Copley Square, Harvard Square, and downtown. Hubway bicycle rentals in Union Square: $6 for one day and $12 for two days.

Breakfast: Select crumpets, bagels, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, and dairy and soy milk. No additional charge.

Amenities: Broadband wifi, central HVAC, free laundry facilities for longer-term guests.

The room accommodates two people.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not child-friendly (3-12 years)
Check-in is after 2PM

Check out is at noon. Check in is anytime after 2 p.m. If no other guests are expected after you, you may check out later. If the room isn't reserved the night before your arrival, we can probably accommodate you earlier.

Smoking is permitted in the house if you don't exhale.

Guests are required to wear clothing in the common rooms.

There is a small refrigerator in the guest room. In the kitchen, guests may use the microwave, toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, and electric teakettle. Guests may not use the stove.

We provide toiletries, bathrobes, an umbrella, a hair dryer and a toothbrush for those guests who do not bring their own. We also provide a caddy for carrying the toiletries between the guestroom and the bathroom. We ask that, when not in use, the toiletries remain in the guestroom.

We lend no more than $200 in bail money, so please be moderate in your indiscretions outside of the house.

Please return the toilet seat to its lowered position.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States · Member since August 2010

My checkered career has included work as a community organizer, consultant to small businesses, consultant to Fortune 500 companies, sociologist, social entrepreneur, and (EMAIL HIDDEN) start up. At present, I am an unemployed malcontent.

I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in sociology from UC Santa Cruz and Rutgers, and an MBA from Yale University.

The quality that most inspires me about human beings is our capacity to transform ourselves. My greatest pleasure is spending time with friends and looking at the world through their eyes. I also like to read, write, listen to music, teach community development (for NeighborWorks America), and in warm months, ride my bike. I write a biweekly column for the Somerville News.

Yo hablo español como un niño retrasado. Pero si usted tiene la paciencia de un santo conmigo, nos podemos comunicar.

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