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Victorian elegance and breakfast

Bill

Victorian elegance and breakfast

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Bill is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

Location: We are on Prospect Hill, 1.4 miles to Harvard Sq.; 1.3 to Central Sq.; 2.0 to Tufts University, 2.3 to MIT, and 2.6 to downtown Boston. Steps from fabled Union Square. with cafés, pubs, live music, Best-of-Boston restaurants, ethnic grocers, gym, 2 yoga studios, three craft breweries and community acupuncture. Neighborhood is friendly, diverse and the safest in Somerville. (See Guidebook tab, upper right on this page.)

Description: Pleasant room in a Victorian home on the hill where the first American flag was flown. Glorious morning sun. Queen-sized bed. Shared bathroom. Interior of home has been restored and exterior is in process.

Transportation: Ample on-street parking. 6-minute walk to 7 bus lines including direct lines to the Orange, Red, and Green Subway Lines (10-minute rides), MIT, Harvard, Tufts University, Boston University, Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard Medical School, Central Square, Davis Square, Kendall Square, Innman Square, Copley Square, Harvard Square, and downtown. Hubway bicycle rentals in Union Square: $6 for one day and $12 for two days.

Breakfast: Select crumpets, bagels, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, and dairy and soy milk. No additional charge.

Amenities: Broadband wifi, central HVAC, free laundry facilities for longer-term guests.

The room accommodates two people.

Amenities

Wireless Internet
Breakfast
Dryer
Washer
Iron
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

710 Reviews

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Josephine User Profile
Josephine
June 2018
Gloriously colorful and a bit eccentric but in a good way staying at Bill’s will give you memories to treasure.
Ed User Profile
Ed
April 2018
Bill's place was perfect for my working trip to Cambridge. He was very welcoming and informative, and pointed out the best local transport for me to use, which offers quick access to Harvard and Boston. The house itself is beautiful and has a lovely atmosphere. If work takes me b…
David User Profile
David
October 2017
Good transport links to Boston central. A lovely neighbourhood in an historic setting.
Jenni User Profile
Jenni
September 2017
We loved our stay! Bill was very helpful & friendly. The bed was comfortable & his home is fabulous. The location was good for our needs but if you aren't a fan of using public transport then you'll want to be more central. The area is quiet & filled with quirky coloured ho…
Aneliese User Profile
Aneliese
August 2017
Bill is a fantastic host! The room is very clean & comfortable, and with easy access to Boston & Harvard, we really couldn't recommend it enough!
Ellie User Profile
Ellie
June 2017
Bill's place is perfect for a bit of Boston sightseeing from a local base. Quirky place, great characterful host and tasty breakfast. Would recommend!
Jane User Profile
Jane
June 2017
Bill was the perfect host,and we highly recommend it as a base for seeing Boston and areas.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in August 2010
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Bill is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
My checkered career has included work as a community organizer, consultant to small businesses, consultant to Fortune 500 companies, sociologist, social entrepreneur, and start up. At present, I am an unemployed malcontent. I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in sociology fr…
Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
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