Marvelous Room with Ocean View, Balcony
|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 private balcony with bay view, accessed through a large window; there is another shared balcony just off of the dining room.
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 rulesIf using kitchen, wipe table, counters and stove and wash and put away all dishes and food before leaving the kitchen. If using common rooms such as bathrooms or sitting rooms, leave them as tidy as you find them.
No smoking inside or behind the house; smoking area in front yard only. No pets.
No electronic noise in bedrooms, other than alarm clocks. Food must be kept in refrigerators or closed hard plastic containers (we can provide them).
|Price for > 1 guests||22 NZ$ per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||10 AM|
Reviews of this property
Great accommodation. House with charm. Leaves nothing to wish for. Quiet, clean and cozy. Train station in walking distance. Jessica is a wonderful host. We enjoyed making her aquaintance.
Jessica is very friendly and gives good tips.
The sea view room had a terrace that you can not reach, however, through a door but through the window.
The bed is just great. The room is a good choice and it large enough for a few days. On my floor there are three rooms that share the bathroom.
Since Boston has outrageously expensive parking fees, we fuhrenn with our rental car for the nearby Subway. Parked there kostemlos and made with a seven-day ticket for 16 dollars every route in and around Boston.
Jessica ist sehr freundlich und gibt gute Tips.
Das Zimmer mit Meerblick hatte eine Terrasse, die man allerdings nicht durch eine Tür sondern durch das Fenster erreichen kann.
Das Bett ist einfach Klasse. Das Zimmer ist für einige Tage eine gute Wahl und dafür ausreichend Groß. Auf meiner Etage gibt es drei Zimmer, die sich das Bad teilen.
Da Boston unverschämt teure Parkgebühren hat, fuhrenn wir mit unserem Leihwagen ur nahe gelegenen Subway. Parkten dort kostemlos und machte mit einem Siebentagesticket für 16 Dollar alle Strecken in und um Boston.
Nice rooms with a wonderful view. Jessica tells you a lot about what's going on and what you can doi in Boston. You can use the kitchen and the sitting room.
Relative old hotel, could do with a revamp.
For the price you could expect something better, but it is easier to walk to the train and small restaurants.
Relativ alte Unterkunft, könnte mal renoviert werden.
Für den Preis könnte man was besseres erwarten, dafür kommt man gut zu Fuß zur Bahn und kleinen Restaurants.
I spent two nights at Jessica's beautiful home and was very pleased! The neighborhood is quiet, it was easy to find parking very close to her home, and the accommodations were very comfortable.
Very friendly hostess who also speaks French
house very well located, a bit old equipment, but a lot of charm
Shared bathroom but no problems
Hôtesse très sympathique qui parle également français
maison très bien située, équipement un peu vieillot, mais beaucoup de charme
SDB partagée mais pas de Problèmes
Got what was promised.
Nice room. Very friendly host. Gave plenty of useful advice where to go. Provided hot chocolate and hot water bowl after marathon race in the cold. Much appreciated!
Jessica greeted us with a good hot tea and told us all the places to visit based on what we liked; it is a very warm and friendly person.
His house on top of a hill has the charm of old houses. It is easy to get to the center by metro. Nice room with a beautiful view indeed.
Jessica nous a accueilli avec un bon thé chaud et nous a indiqué tous les lieux à visiter en fonction de ce que nous aimions; c'est une personne très sympathique et chaleureuse.
Sa maison en haut d''une colline a le charme des vieilles demeures. Il est facile d'aller dans le centre par le métro. Belle chambre avec une vue magnifique effectivement.
We had a lot of fun with Jessica. The house was quiet and clean, although it's an old house, which means that the bathroom is as old. The people we crossed there were really friendly, the lady of the household. The room was bare, but actually contained everything you need.
On a eu beaucoup de plaisir chez Jessica. La maison était calme et propre, bien que ce soit une vieille maison, ce qui implique que la salle de bains est aussi vieille. Les gens qu'on y a croisé étaient réellement sympathiques, dont la dame du ménage. La chambre était plutôt dépouillée, mais contenait réellement tout ce dont on a besoin.
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