Victorian elegance and breakfast

House - Private room · Boston St, Somerville, MA 02143, United States

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 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Bill is a charismatic, friendly and accommodating host. The house is beautiful and is in a lovely neighborhood. One I could've spent my entire time in. Bill kindly drove me around the main streets upon arrival and pointed out all the great eateries and public transport. One of his housemates, Tori was also incredibly hospitable and great to talk to. If my Boston itinerary wasn't so full, I would've loved to have spent even more time with these great people in this great house! See you again some day.

    April 2014
  • Bill is a very considerate host. For my first time stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts, or use of airbnb ever, he accommodated us for early luggage drop-off on his busy schedule. It saved us much hassle to drag 25kg worth of stuff across city for half day. Later on we were visiting the two popular schools and hop onto the wrong bus causing further delay, we couldn't make it back in time and he kindly waited for us. The policy for the share space was crisp clear written and not difficult to meet. I admit we were big troublemakers, I am thankful for Bill and co. kept their coolness and warmth. Breakfast was simple and delicious, we love the house decor, which is Victorian style inside out with many hidden details of luxury. Neighborhood is safe and very walkable, with easy access to CT1, CT2, to schools and 85, 91 to red line Central or Kendall station to transfer to everywhere in town. I highly recommend this place in the State's best-run city Somerville!

    April 2014
  • Bill is an excellent host! His home is full of history and right near where the first American flag was raised. We loved walking around the area. He has a great personality and made us feel at home immediately and offered fantastic suggestions for dining out. Also, breakfast was delicious and a perfect way to start our day! Great value and fantastic trip!

    March 2014
  • Very nice and accommodating! Bill gave us a warm welcome to Somerville and Cambridge. The shared bathroom was always available when we needed it. Bill provided a light breakfast every morning. The bedroom and bathroom were clean and well kept up. The neighborhood was quite and safe. We'd stay again!

    March 2014
  • Bill was such an open and friendly host who really did everything to make our stay the perfect time.
    Our late check in and check out were no problem, when we arrived we even were offered a ride to the restaurants!
    the room is a beautiful an clean one in a lovely house.
    If we ever make it to Boston again, we would definitely like to stay with bill once more!

    March 2014
  • Bill's place was perfect for me. The room was large and comfortable and the sheets were super soft. Tory was very welcoming and showed me around the place and also gave me some good tips to get started finding my way around Boston. I had some good conversations with Bill and really felt at home.


    March 2014
  • This was an excellent first experience to aibnb. The room and host were great. Bill graciously accommodated me 45 minutes earlier than check-in time and welcomed not only me, but my accompanying brother and sister for a cup of tea before we went to meet other family for dinner and a show. Just like a home away from home. Very gracious host and comfortable home. I will definitely use this host again and also heartily recommend him to others.

    February 2014
  • Our son stayed at Bill's home while visiting a college friend. Couldn't have worked out better.

    February 2014
  • Bill is a very good host and showed us around with passion. His house is decerated well and breakfast is lovely,I hope to be there again.

    February 2014
  • Great room, bathroom right across the hall. Bill was an excellent and friendly host. The entire house is an amazing place to wake up to! I would definitely stay here again.

    February 2014
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