This is the most amazing place to stay!
My colleagues and I (four of us in total) spent a week at a conference in Boston and had the immense pleasure of staying at Cosy Cottage. Luckily, all of the hotels in the area were either fully booked or extremely overpriced which is how we were fortunate enough to find Cosy Cottage. The home and the host surpassed our expectations in every way. Charles was always available, extremely helpful and very discreet, not at all obtrusive. He also must be one of the most generous people in the world. No exaggeration. As other guests had mentioned, we were welcomed with cheeses, fresh fruit, and wine. The refrigerator and cupboards were stocked with high-quality breakfast goodies and other treats which we thoroughly enjoyed at the end of long days at the conference.
Cosy Cottage itself is a lovely, inviting, peaceful place, full of natural light. With 4 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, we had plenty of space for all of us and it never felt cramped. Each bedroom has its own special advantage too. I stayed in the charming loft bedroom above the kitchen. The cottage is immaculate and full of amenities (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) that are both excellent quality and environmentally friendly!
On a quaint and quiet street just off of Harvard Street, we had all of the benefits of wonderful Brookline Village within easy reach. I went running in the beautiful residential neighborhood of colorful Victorian houses and by a park perfect for kids that was right around the corner. I had a suit dry cleaned and got a pedicure one block away on Harvard Street. There are numerous pubs, restaurants and coffee shops serving every kind of food and drink all along the 10-minute walk to Coolidge Corner. (I highly recommend Matt Murphy's Restaurant for wonderful food, service and atmosphere!) There are supermarkets and drug stores minutes away too. And, of particular importance for us, the nearest metro (T) stop was a 5-minute walk from Cosy Cottage. We took the T to the Boston Convention Center everyday with no problems at all.
All in all it was an absolutely wonderful experience and we have been recommending Cosy Cottage to everyone we know! I lived in Boston for many years before moving to Europe and Charles and his charming Cosy Cottage not only made this trip a lovely homecoming for me, it also made me extremely pleased and proud to know how much my European colleagues enjoyed their first trip to Boston in great part due to the happy experience of staying here. Thank you, Charles!!!!!