Union Square is a wonderful, community-based neighborhood with lots of green space that is easily accessible to the downtown Boston via public transportation (20-25mins), bike (15-20mins), or car (10mins). We are also extremely close to MIT and Harvard University.
Our neighborhood is a place where people greet you with a smile.
We just started hosting on Airbnb after using it all over the world! After meeting so many wonderful people and see some great spaces, we want to offer our house on the network. Come be one of our first guests!
Located in one of the most historical and beautiful areas in Somerville/Boston. Prospect Hill is the site of the first American flag, which George Washington heisted in 1776. On top of the tower you have a perfect view of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.
Just down the hill is Union Square where you'll find different bar, cafe, and restaurant options, including the famous Union Square Donuts.
Access to three subway lines (T-stations) to bring you throughout Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston: Green [walking - 25mins/bus - 10mins], Orange [walking - 20mins/bus - 10mins], and Red [bus - 15mins]. We are happy to provide you with some directions on how to get to each T or bus stop.
We are close to Harvard Square, MIT, and Kendall Square. All can be reached in 15 minutes by bus or 20-30minutes walking.
There is also a Hubway Bike station available at the bottom of the hill for daily bike rentals.
We love to make people feel comfortable and enjoy their time in Somerville/Boston! If you need help with some tour guide tips, we are happy to help! Our interaction will be minimal, but if we are hosting a BBQ or going out to dinner, we will most likely extend an invite!
Front Entrance Door. We will provide you with a guest key.
Guests will have access to the guest bedroom, front dining room, bathroom, and kitchen. Restricted access to upstairs bedroom, downstairs living space, and room next to bathroom. Patio has an amazing view and guests can utilize it to relax at the end of the day.
We will be in the house with guests, but respect privacy and space. We will not enter bedroom space unless asked to address an issue. Our interaction with guests is based on your interest in interacting with us. We are pretty good at reading people, but if we misread you, please do not hesitate to let us know!
If you would love to learn how to make fresh pasta, I can show you how to make some of the most delicious pasta dishes from scratch. I'll buy all the ingredients as well as pick a bottle of wine to pair with it. For two people, the cost is $60. You'll also get step by step instructions on what to buy and how to make it at home. Just give me a day's notice!
We love our house, and ask that our guests respect it too. Some pets would be allowed. Please inquire before booking. We enjoy a drink and have no problem if you do too. Feel free to have one or two, but we ask that you refrain from excessive drinking or drug use. Please no loud noise after 11pm. We are working professionals and need our beauty sleep. Smoking allowed on the porch as long as butts are properly disposed. Just ask where to put them.
Finally, please remove shoes as you enter the house.
We are an international couple (1 American and 1 German). Gary grew up in upstate New York, and Aliette grew up in Worms, Germany. We have travelled and lived around the world, including Arizona, Germany, and New Zealand. We have been in Somerville for 4 years now. Love this town. We love everything with the outdoors, food, and great conversation.
We have used Airbnb a lot while traveling, and understand what is needed to make a trip that much better, a home to come to. We are looking forward to opening up our home to you, and make your travels even better.
Gary's life motto is "be unmuted". Aliette is an avid gardner and nature lover.