Cozy top floor of house in Medford

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Monument Street, Medford, MA 02155, United States

Nicely appointed two bedroom suite with study/office and private bathroom. Pleasant neighborhood, good for walks along the river or lakes, convenient to central Boston by public transportation, plenty of on-street parking, and breakfast!

The Space

$150/night: Whole top floor (single and double rooms with private bath and sitting room/office)

$100/night: Double room with private bath and sitting room/office.

$75/night: Single room with private bath and sitting room/office

Whatever you choose, you will enjoy a private space with your own bathroom. Comfy beds with puffy duvets, overhead fans, all linens provided. Wireless throughout.

I've traveled a lot and know how much it means to have a cozy welcoming and comfortable place to stay. And whether it's been a ger (yurt) in Mongolia, a round thatched roof house by the seaside on the coast of Senegal, a hotel in Istanbul or an apartment in Paris, I like to know that there will be a pot of good coffee waiting when I wake up in the morning. I'll make sure you have coffee & tea in the morning and at the very least, a continental breakfast--with waffles or pancakes on the weekend!

We are close to transportation into the city (a 5-minute walk to the commuter rail--one stop into Boston), and are on several bus lines that lead to Davis Square and other subway lines. If you are from out of town and have family in one of the area hospitals and are looking for a comfortable place to stay with easy access to the city, this is very convenient, Boston is a great city to visit and I have lots of tips for fun and interesting outings--walks in the city, museums, boat rides to the Boston Harbor Islands in the summertime, restaurants, music and theater.

West Medford is a nice neighborhood for walking--with lots of green space and a lake just down the street (great for a swim in the summer, and nice for a brisk walk in winter). You will find just about all you need within walking distance: banks, post office, dry cleaner, drugstore, coffee shops, pizza and sandwich places. Whole Foods is nearby, as are a number of wine stores. And West Medford is home to award winning Bistro 5 restaurant.

The Neighborhood

This is a very friendly neighborhood, safe and great for walking. There is just about everything you need within walking distance--restaurants, banks, dry cleaner, post office, drug store, coffee shops, and more. And we are close to public transportation--buses and commuter rail (1 stop into the city). It's pleasant for walking or going for a run--the Mystic River is just down the street, as are the Mystic Lakes.

Getting around

Buses to Davis Square (red line subway) and to Lechmere (green line subway) within a minute or two walk; commuter rail 5-7 minute walk.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • This is the second time I've stayed with Jennifer, and I hope to have many more opportunities to stay with her in the future. She is the perfect host -- friendly, helpful, but not intrusive. Her home is warmly and artfully furnished. The rooms for rent are way more attractive than a hotel room.

    April 2014
  • Jennifer est une hotesse charmante aux petits soins avec les voyageurs. Elle a rendu notre sejour avec notre petit bebe a boston inoubliable . Ces petits dejeuners sont du tonnerre! Sa belle maison de new england est decoree avec beaucoup de charme.

    March 2014
  • This was really the perfect place to stay to visit my son who is studying at Tufts. He also stayed a few days with us in Jennifer's place and it gave him a break from University. My daughter and I felt very much at home and got the hang of the Boston transport system,
    taking a bus from the BNB to Davis Sq and then getting onto the Red line to visit Harvard Sq or Boston. There are more buses during the week then on week-ends but if you miss one, Wholefoods is a 15min walk and Tufts is 30min which is very pleasant in good weather .With the bus you get to Davis Sq in less then 15min.
    We slept very well in a nice cosy bed and in a quiet neighbourhood.
    We had lovely, healthy breakfasts with home made jams.
    And I really miss Jennifer's powerful coffee !

    October 2013
  • Jennifer nous a accueilli chaleureusement dans sa belle maison de Nouvelle Angleterre. Nous avons apprécie les discussions avec notre hôte. Les petits dejeuners etaient aussi excellent;
    C'était un séjour charmant!

    October 2013
  • Jennifer was great! Her home is lovely and a great retreat after our long drive and the days we put in at our conference. Thanks again!

    September 2013
  • Jennifer is amazing, was there for just one night and even though it was really short notice, she made me feel welcome and was extremely helpful.

    September 2013
  • Jennifer has been a lovely host during my stay. Her house is really well decorated, cozy, clean, and comfortable. In the morning, she made delicious coffee and waffles for breakfast and I also learned how to make jam that day! Jennifer is a well cultured lady that is very open minded and fun to talk to. I will never forget her hospitality and would definitely stay at her place again. I would recommend her 100%.

    September 2013
    Jennifer
    Response from Jennifer:

    Thanks, Yiwei; it was a pleasure to host you. I hope that you are all settled in your new place ... and enjoying your jam. (I've made two more batches and a third is on its way!)

  • We had a lovely time in Medford! Jennifer is a gracious and accommodating hostess. We enjoyed her home. We came to Medford to visit a local university. Jennifer was very helpful in guiding us in our use of the local bus/metro system. Thank you, Jennifer! I'm sure we will be back!

    September 2013
  • We had a very nice stay in Medford.
    The most important reason for it was Jennifer, always friendly and a really good host.
    The rooms were very nice and clean.
    The house lies in a quiet area with pleasant neighbours. In close vicinity there is a nice lake where you can relax very well.
    The connection to Boston is quite good.
    I can only confirm the description on airbnb.
    Jennifer, many thanks for your hospitality!
    I can only recommend Cozy top floor of house in Medford.
    August 2013

    August 2013
    Jennifer
    Response from Jennifer:

    Thank you, Thomas, for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you!

  • I had a great time staying at Jennifer's. She was very accommodating--staying up for me when I arrived late and making me a delicious (and healthy) breakfast. Jennifer was also a delight to talk to...she even gave me an awesome lesson on African culture.
    The place was very clean and well-decorated. I highly recommend!

    August 2013
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I've lived in Medford for twenty years, so I know the ins and outs of the area. I'll be happy to show you some of the cool spots in town or leave you to your own devices. Having traveled extensively, I understand what a difference it makes to have a nice, cozy space to come back to after a day's adventures--my aim is to provide just that--a place where you can relax and feel at home. Our house is in a safe, friendly and easily accessible neighborhood. It's a wonderful old house with a nice garden. We raised our daughter in this house and have shared it with many friends over the years. I look forward to sharing it with you when you come to visit Boston!
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