Victorian room with Alcove, ocean view
|Address||Peverell St, 02125 Boston, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||4 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||$ 405 US|
|Monthly rate for 1 guest||$ 1697 US|
|Price for > 1 guests||$ 16 US 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 definetely a fantastic host. Her victorian house is lovely and cozy. It is very immaculate too. The room is big and the bathroom (shared) has all necessities. The district is beautiful, quiet and safe. The house is located 15 minutes from the closest subway station (red line) by walking. The station is only 4 stations far from the downtown. We prefered to drive to the station and then take the subway though, because there are free parking spots nearby.
I recommend this apartment at 100%
Jessica es una anfitriona encantadora. Su casa victoriana preciosa y muy cómoda. La limpieza, impecable. La habitación grande y el baño con todo lo necesario. El barrio precioso, residencial, tranquilo y seguro. Hay unos 15 min andando hasta la línea roja que te deja en 4 paradas en el centro de Boston. Nosotros preferíamos ir hasta la estación en coche y allí coger el tren: hay estacionamiento gratuito en los alrededores.
Alojamiento 100% recomendable.
The room (and the bath) was good and clean. The bed comfortable so that I had a nice sleep during my stay. Jessica is very kind and hands out useful information to explore Boston. !0 min walk to the T and then another 10min ride to reach downtown ... perfect!
The room was great and Jessica was really kind. We arrived before the usual check-in time and she gave us a temporary room until ours was ready.
The house is 10-minute walk from a T stop, so you can reach downtown Boston very easily.
The house and rooms are cosy, authentic and really comfortable. The beds are soft but satifying. Jessica is a very obliging host and went out of her way to make us feel at home. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Nice house, lovely and quiet neighbourhood and with the train (red line) at a short ten minutes walk, it's easy to go to Boston center.
Just be careful before you arrive that you have received all the instruction to open the house (code).
We enjoyed our stay and will recommend Jessica's home !
Da Jessica auf meine Fragen zur Anreise zunächst nicht geantwortet hat, wurde ich etwas nervös. Das hat sich jedoch aufgeklärt.
Das Haus hat viel Charme. Schade, dass wir nicht viel Gelegenheit hatten, Jessica näher kennen zu lernen.
We had a wonderful time in Boston, part of that is owed to Jessica and the lovely house she created for guests. It was a very cozy place and my friend and I enjoyed staying there. Jessica gave us a nice introductory tour through the house and had all kinds of tips ready for us to help us make the most of our weekend in Boston. On the desk in the room we found a map, directions to the nearest subway station, recommendations for things to do and places for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The bedroom was cozy and clean and had this lovely view of the sea. The bed was very comfortable and big enough for two people and the bathroom that we shared with the other rooms on the floor was nice and clean as well. My favorite part of the house, though, was that small living room with the lights and a really, really soft carpet - such a beautiful room to just sit and enjoy a cup of tea in after a long day walking around Boston.
Thank you so much for the lovely place and your hospitality, Jessica!
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