Victorian room with Alcove, ocean view
|Address||Peverell St, 02125 Boston, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||2 weeks ago|
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. Historical sights within biking distance include the John F. Kennedy Museum and Library, the Uphams Corner cemetary, and the oldest house in Boston!
Rooms are fully furnished; shared kitchen fully equipped; rent includes WIFI, utilities, laundry facilities, easy on street parking. Bathrooms (three of them) and common areas (two living rooms, big balcony, eat-in kitchen, front and back yards and deck with grille) are shared.
Ocean views from most windows, ocean breezes, 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.
The alcove room has windows in three directions, so it is sunny from early morning until late afternoon, with lovely views. We have more than one room available, so we can usually accommodate a group in the main part of the house, with ample facilities for you to cook and eat together in the shared kitchen (ask about group rates). There is also a separate apartment available; it is more modern in decor, with a private kitchen, entrance, bathroom, sitting room, and deck, suitable for one or two people. Look on this site for our other listings!
Your host, Jessica, is a therapist and musician who speaks several languages (Italian, French and English) and has a good understanding of some others (including Spanish). She grew up in Italy and Africa, has traveled a lot, and is happy to share ideas on fun things to see and do in Boston. The alternate phone number provided is for my assistant Michael; he can let you in if I am away, so please keep his number as well.
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||R 6207 ZAR|
|Price for > 1 guests||R 207 ZAR per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
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.
Reviews for this host's other properties
The house of Jessica in Boston is so beautiful! We stayed in the Eagle's nest and we enjoyed our time in Boston. You can get very fast by subway (red line) to the city center. We can hihly recommend Jessica's house. She is so helpful and nice and alway has a friendly ear :-) Thank you Jessica...
very nice house and room
all the guys in that house are very friendly
all the information we need are comming per mail
and if stay again in boston we would try to book at jessica
thanks a lot to jessica
We had a great time at Jessica's place. It's a lovely old house located a 10 minutes walk from the Red Line, with another 10 minutes ride to get to Downtown Crossing. Jessica sent us detailed information in advance how to get to her place and gave us a warm welcome.
There is a quite good Indian restaurant nearby and a RiteAid, but I didn't notice other places for grocery shopping in the area.
We very much enjoyed our stay at this place and would love to come back if we are in Boston again.
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.
I really enjoyed my stay in Boston. Nice house and clean rooms. The city center can be reached via public transport within 20 minutes.
The room and the house in general were very nice to stay in. Even though Jessica was not here to great us, she did every thing to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The house is very close to a subway station and close to the center of Boston. This is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting the city. I highly recommand it !
very nice room with everything we needed. From the bed you can look over houses to the sea. We roused by the sunshine in the morning.:)
Jessiaca was a very nice host. She help us with every question and had good tips for the city.
Nice location, a ten minutes walk away from the train station(from where one gets to town quite quickly). Jessica seems to be really nice, she answers quick and provides tips on activities which can be done in Boston. As well everything worked out as discussed with her prior to our stay. Unfortunately we did not meet her in person.
However, unfortunately some of the interior in the house is a little bit old fashioned and some rooms are really full with lots of different stuff. But if you look for a rather cheap room to stay in Boston this is a good place to be.
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