Victorian room with Alcove, ocean view
|Address||Peverell St, 02125 Boston, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||6 days 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||R 5231 ZAR|
|Monthly rate for 1 guest||R 21904 ZAR|
|Price for > 1 guests||R 204 ZAR per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
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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Das mit vielen Antiquitäten ausgestattete alte Haus wirkt tatsächlich etwas verwunschen. Das Zimmer ist größer, als es auf dem Foto wirkt, auch zu zweit ließ es sich dort gut aushalten. Man blickt in Baumkronen und sieht in der Ferne das Meer. Jessica ist eine sehr freundliche und unaufdringliche Gastgeberin. Sie hat vorab auf alle Fragen schnell reagiert und uns vor Ort mit vielen Informationen versorgt. Es gibt mehrere Gästezimmer im Haus, doch es war immer sehr ruhig. Die Straße liegt in einem ruhigen Wohnviertel, mit der U-Bahn kommt man aber schnell in Bostons Innenstadt und nach Cambridge.
The sweetest lady. First day she shower me around and took me with her to the supermarket. Because i was travelling alone I even got her spare laptop so i could search activities in de area better. A really warm home with nice clean and lange rooms. Mine had an amazing view.
Nadat we hartelijk ontvangen zijn door twee mede-huurders (was iets misgegaan in de afstemming tussen Wimdu en de gastvrouw), deed onze gastvrouw Jessica het nog eens dunnetjes over met allerlei praktische tips over de buurt en de highlights van Boston. Een prima kamer met gedeelde douche en gemeenschappelijke keuken- en woonkamerfaciliteiten. alles schoon en goed bed. 10 min. lopen naar de dichtsbijzijnde metro. Goede prijs-kwaliteitsverhouding
Près du métro
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour
We had a great stay here and would definitely recommend it...we'd stay here again!
Jessica was lovely. Communication was really easy. We had no issues at all, but I imagine they'd be sorted promptly if you did have any.
The house was fantastic. We had everything we needed! The bed was so comfortable, even my girlfriend who is a light sleeper slept really well.
The room we stayed in was spacious and had great views. It felt really private and cosy even though we were sharing the house with other people.
The bathroom was clean and the shower was good too.
It was great to have use of the kitchen and somewhere to store food. The kitchen had everything you could need in it...there's also a great space outside near the kitchen where we had coffee one morning!
Wifi signal was great throughout the house.
It was so easy to get into downtown Boston from the house! The Red Line is a ten minute walk away and it's very regular.
Just down the road is a nice sports bar/restaurant called Harp and Bard which is good and reasonably priced. There are a few little stores to buy essentials from and we found a larger store called Brothers not too far away.
Overall a great location in a safe neighbourhood.
Jessica is a great host. She cares about her guests. When I arrived at her house, she made me relax with her interesting story and served me a delicious cup of coffee. There are several kinds of coffee you can have for free. The location is convenient, less than 10min walk to the station. I enjoyed my visit in Boston. Thank you so much for welcoming me.
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