Victorian room with Alcove, ocean view
|Address||Peverell St, 02125 Boston, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||A week ago|
Bay views and ocean breezes from most windows, high ceilings and wood floors, crown mouldings, carved fireplaces, and custom Victorian decor distinguish this charming home. People have compared it to the Weazely's house in Harry Potter--something fascinating around every corner, with books, games, and artwork left behind by the world travellers, artists, engineers and medical people who have lived here. The house combines the homey comfort of a vintage farm house (it was a wedding present from the farmer who owned the hill to his daughter, in 1880, and still has the farmhouse-style kitchen) with the elegance of art nouveau-style decor in the bedrooms and shared areas--paintings, elegant carved fireplaces, colored glass and bay windows, and more. It was built at a time when architects wanted to celebrate local resources such as fine-grained varieties of wood, abundant light, and flexible uses of space and whimsical exterior color. There are inspiring views of the harbor islands and the city skyline and of huge leafy trees; large balconies to relax on with Breughel-like views of historic houses marching down to the bay; you can watch sailboats floating on the harbor in the distance or see the city lights blinking on at night, or just watch the blue jays and cardinals play nearby in the giant trees.
Rooms are fully furnished; shared kitchen fully equipped; rent includes WIFI, utilities, laundry facilities, easy onstreet parking. Bathrooms and common areas are shared. There are two full bathrooms and one half bathroom. Breakfast isn't provided but kitchen facilities are available. Off-street parking is an extra fee, but there is plenty of on-street parking available for free. This particular bedroom has a pleasant study alcove with bay view and desk. There is a shared balcony just off of the dining room with the same view.
We have extra guitars and other acoustic instruments; also games and fun books, some in Italian, French or Spanish, to relax with after a long day (including Asterix!). We have books about Boston, maps, dictionaries in five languages, and other helpful aids for getting around Boston!
Jones Hill is a quiet, safe residential neighborhood with a rich history and many examples of classic New England architecture. There is a mix of 1860's-1890's mansions and triple deckers from the 1920s. It borders South Boston and is within walking distance of two beaches as well as some nice biking paths; the historic Kennedy Library museum is nearby. We are at the top of the hill, so you can see the ocean from the yard, and we get ocean breezes all summer. My house was built in 1880 for the daughter of the farmer that owned the hill, and though the neighborhood is part of Boston, it still has a suburban feeling, with giant trees and plenty of yards. In past decades it has become home to immigrants as well as old New England families; about half the arrivals were from Ireland, but also some from Italy, Eastern Europe, Vietnam, the Carribean and Cape Verde. In winter we help eachother with shoveling snow; people stay a long time, as it is a pleasant place to live.
Close to shops and good restaurants, only eight minutes walk to Red Line subway. Walk or bike to several beaches and bike trails (we can rent you some bikes!), or take a quick subway ride to see the historic Boston center or visit the cultural and academic areas of Boston. We are a quick subway ride on the Red Line to the financial district, MGH, Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, MIT, UMass Boston, the Kennedy Library, South Boston, Lesley, Harvard, and more; or take a ten minute bus ride to the BU medical center and medical school. Several restaurants within walking distance with "best of Boston" write-ups, also grocery stores, ice cream shop, and breakfast cafe on the way to the subway station. Fifteen minutes from Santander Bank headquarters and the Italian consulate.
House rulesNo smoking indoors or behind the house; smoking area in front yard provided. Kitchen surfaces must be wiped and dishes and pots cleaned before leaving kitchen.
Consideration for other guests is important; being quiet when near bedrooms, no electronic noise other than alarm clocks in bedrooms.
|Weekly rate for 1 guest||£ 303|
|Monthly rate for 1 guest||£ 1268|
|Price for > 1 guests||£ 12 per guest/night extra|
|Check-in After||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out Before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
Jessica is the best host one could wish for, she is so welcoming and you can tell there is genuine concern that you have the best stay in Boston. Her knowledge of the area has no limits. There is a very helpful information pack in your room that list all the main tourist areas and sights and the subway station you need to see them.What a lovely change it was to stay in a property that has character as opposed to the usual sterile hotel chain room. It was great just sitting down and talking to Jessica about the arts and life in general. I have made a new friend for life.
Stary domek na wzgórzu na peryferiach Bostonu z widokiem na ocean. Spokój i cisza, blisko do metra, a po drodze można zjeść smaczne śniadanie w licznych "knajpkach". Gospodarz - Jessica - przemiła i sympatyczna osoba. Udało mi się namówić ją na grę na gitarze i śpiew. Pomimo chrypki zgodziła się zaśpiewać kilka piosenek - mam na pamiątkę video film z Jej występu :-). Szkoda tylko, że nasz pobyt w Bostonie był tak krótki, ale czekała nas dalsza podróż po USA, w tym NYC. Mam nadzieję, że teraz Jessica wraz z Perrym odwiedzi nas w Polsce i będą u nas dłużej niż my w Bostonie.
Accueil chaleureux, explications utiles fournies à notre arrivée.
Chambre à la décoration vieillotte, l'intérieur des placards est à refaire entièrement.Situation calme, proche du métro et de quelques restaurants.
Première expérience de ce type que nous ne renouvelleront pas.
Die gemütlich eingerichteten Zimmer sind in Ordnung; das Bett könnte etwas größer sein. Die Gastgeberin ist sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit, auch in Form von praktischen und nützlichen Tipps für den Besuch Bostons. Insgesamt vermittelt die Unterkunft einen familiären Eindruck; dies gilt auch für die gemeinsame Nutzung der zwei Nasszellen für vier Parteien.
Jessica ist eine sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin.
Schön gelegenes Haus mit gute Verkehrsanbindung.
Parkplatz vor dem Haus kein Problem.
Sauber und ruhig.
Jessica has been very kind to us. He has given every luxury at home and has told us places in the area for dining and entertainment. Always very attentive to us. If I go back to Boston, it will be an option for me again.
Jessica ha sido muy amable con nosotros. Nos ha dado todo tipo de lujos en casa y nos ha explicado lugares de la zona para comer e ir de ocio. Siempre muy atenta con nosotros. Si vuelvo a Boston, será una opción para mi otra vez.
We had a great time in this lovely home. We were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived and Jessica was so helpful and accommodating with ideas of things to do and see during our stay.
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Nice and charming place to stay. Clean and confortable. Fresh flowers everywhere...The owner is very friendly and she gives you all the informations you might need.
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