Sunny Library in Victorian Home

Appartamento - Stanza privata · Columbus Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, Stati Uniti

**Please read our entire listing, including 'house rules', so you know what to expect. Kindly inquire and get a response from us BEFORE booking, we may be discussing the same dates with others already.**

Listen to the rustling trees at night and the birds in the morning. Comfortable, clean, quiet, second floor room with private en suite full bath. Hanging closet plus armoire for clothes. No TV: Room is chock full of books. Queen-size fold-out is Italian Ligne Rosset design, both chic and (ALL our guests report) EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE with thick duvet for winter (NO nasty bars in this fold-out. Will comfortably sleep large people!)(NOT a futon). The cat you see sunning in the window in the photo is very friendly but not intrusive, and you can close the doors to the suite to keep him out.

This is an arty house with loads of character, and we always have a construction project or two going on--currently we're painting the front entry the colors we recall from visiting Rome. While the house is old (it's got an official historic designation) and worn, everything is super-clean and neat.

Centrally located. We are one block from Union Square, a major bus hub that serves all subway lines. We are 1.2 miles to Harvard University; 1.6 miles to Davis Square; .9 miles to MIT (all walkable and scenic routes in nice weather, buses go regularly to all); 2 miles to downtown Boston. For further information please visit the Boston MBTA website.

-Free, fast, reliable wireless internet
-Free, private off-street parking
-Use of washer/dryer for guests staying a week or more
LIGHT use of kitchen
-Fans for hot-weather cooling. No AC. Please note that Boston can have heat waves.
-Great porch with flowers and umbrella, relax or work there in warmer months
-Relax in dining room and set up your computer there if you like
-Hang out in the living room (see our other listing) when there are no guests in it
-Lots of printed resources, occasional free passes and tickets!
-Let us help with your itinerary!

Neighborhood is diverse, friendly and safe. We don't serve breakfast. Great “ethnic” groceries and excellent cafés are steps away (as well as pubs, music and a full range of restaurants). A farmers market operates in Union Square (one block away) on Saturdays, and there are art festivals and outdoor concerts. Yoga studios, dancing, and a chocolate factory are within five minutes' walk. We’ve lived in the Boston area for more than 30 years and are extremely social, so can direct you to pretty much anything here-- bicycle routes, foodie and art events, sports, the cheapest car rentals. If you're traveling in greater New England, we're also happy to help you plan your trip to get the most out of it.


Tipologia alloggio: Stanza privata
Tipo di letto: Divano Letto
Posti letto: 2
Camere da letto: 1
Letti: 1
Persone extra: 12€ / notte dopo il primo ospite
Soggiorno Minimo: 4 notti
Termini di Cancellazione: Rigidi
Animali: Gatto(i)

Valutazione degli Ospiti

  • Jesa and John are great hosts. Nice and comfortable stay. Didn't have any kind of problem. You get what all has been detailed out in the listing. The place is about 1.9 miles from MIT Sloan school and takes about 35 minutes to walk.

    Aprile 2014
  • I spent 5 days in Boston at the beginning of April attending Science Teachers Conference. Jesa and John's place was absolutely great: private, comfy and quiet. Jesa and John answered my questions, helped me to get around, supplied me with maps and Jesa even donated her big black bag when my science gadgets would not fit into one bag! Jesa and John are interesting people to have a great conversation, hold a wealth of knowledge and fun to be around. If you are into arts, ask Jesa about Artisan Asylum and visit it! John, on his part, can save your soul if it got lost, he is a Buddhist priest! Thank you guys for having me in Boston! Consider yourselves invited when you come to Alberta,
    Lena :)

    Aprile 2014
  • I was greeted warmly by John upon my arrival and had the opportunity to chat with him and Jesa a few times during my stay. They are both interesting people as well as wonderful hosts and offer equally wonderful accommodation: A cozy room with a closet and armoir for your belongings, a private hallway at the end of which awaits the large, creative full bathroom. It was perfect for me.

    Prospect Hill is a great location and within easy walking distance to other places; it is a beautiful neighborhood and very quiet.

    I would very much recommend Jesa and John's place to my fellow travelers and hope to be able to come back in the not too distant future.

    Marzo 2014
  • Jesa and John were wonderful hosts. They were very helpful in advising on the neighborhood and local food, as well as how to get around Somerville and Cambridge. The room was extremely comfortable with everything that I needed, and being surrounded by so many books was lovely. Overall a wonderful stay, and I would highly recommend it!

    Marzo 2014
  • This was my second time staying here. A beautiful and comfortable place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Marzo 2014
  • Always comfortable with John and Jesa. They're my family when I'm in Cambridge. Would be lost without them - seriously!
    They've hosted me solo a couple of times, and also when accompanied by my family. There's always time to chat - sorry to have missed you, Jesa!
    Lovely home and lovely people!

    Marzo 2014
  • This time, I stayed over with my girlfriend for the weekend. We were hosted in this other room ( I usually stayed by myself in their Sofa-isticated basic room) and it was as great as usual. My girlfriend had a great time and was incredibly happy with John's and Jesa's hospitality. Now they might have her as a usual guest as well, :)

    Marzo 2014
  • Had a great stay. Room as described comfortable and clean. Jesa and John were very nice hosts.

    Febbraio 2014
  • Our stay in Jesa and Johm apartment was perfect!
    It was a very cozy house that is exactly as described on the AirBNB site. The room was lovely and the heating was perfect. Jesa gave us many great suggestions about restaurants and shopping areas. She was very helpful , she called the taxi for us everytime we needed and also made laundry for us !
    I cannot recommend this house enough. We will go back for sure !!

    Overall a fantastic place to stay.

    Febbraio 2014
  • I had great time stay in Jesa & John's Sunny Library!! The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable environment to stay! I would love to stay there again!

    Gennaio 2014
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Zen, Sailing, Art, Poetry, Arts Marketing, and now, apparently, Inn-keeping
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One of us is a Zen priest, around-the-world sailor and occasional financial consultant, and the other is primarily an arts marketer, artist and used to write on green building technologies. We've been married 23 years and still like it. We love art and good food and spending money on adventures rather than stuff. We don’t own a TV or a dishwasher because most of our pottery and hand-made glass won’t work in one, anyway. We are friendly with our tenants (professional musicians), know all our neighbors, and love the outdoors. We’ve owned our house, an 1870s Victorian, for 16 years and live on the 2nd and 3rd floors (we rent out the 1st floor to our long-time tenant). It’s on a quiet, sunny street of other Victorians on the South side of Prospect Hill, just above Union Square. There is a carriage house out back, and an art studio is on the first floor of this (we’re renovating the top floor gradually as a meditation hall). The property in general is on a slow schedule of both renovation and benign neglect: there are always several construction projects in process. There’s a parking area in between the two buildings for four cars which you can use if you've got one, and we also use this area for parties on occasion and for grilling, and for setting up the inflatable palm trees and wading pool and showing movies. There’s a garden. And yes, fire spinning in the driveway is an option. Life motto? "Nothing exceeds like excess."
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