Yellow Sun room @ Happily Factory

Best of2016
US$74 / night
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Property Details
  • Property Type Room
  • Floor 2
  • Size 162m² / 1750ft²
  • Number of Bathrooms 1.5
  • 1
    Bed Types
Description

With interior designs by a regular in Boston Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, New England Real Estate Journal, HGTV and more, this 106-year-old cottage/cabin is exciting And comforting. Water views & 2-minute walk to the beach make more happily.

A cabin in the woods + a cottage at the beach + a cutting-edge art gallery = the happily factory. Just outside Boston (30-45 min), near Quincy Center, w/public transport access, free parking, 10 minutes' drive to the freeway. It feels like Boston & Cape Cod combined.


It’s a special treat - IF you like antiques, weird cool things, and see beauty in imperfection. But it's not for everyone - so please read on to see if it's right for you...


On the plus side:
- half block walk to the beach
- reading in the hammock on the porch watching birds & squirrels
- grilling steaks or boiling lobster to eat on the farm tables inside or out
- fans, shade, ocean breeze, gentle weather
- flat screen with Netflix & DVDs in the living room
- ping pong, toys, games, & art materials to play with, books to read
- self-serve coffee/tea & Light breakfast included your first week
- loaners like beach stuff, umbrella, sunglasses, stuff you maybe forgot
- cute furry wild animals in the yard who won't bother you (really!)
- naturally clean indoor air, avoiding chemicals
- It's exotic! Stay in the home of a real Bohemian!
- super safe neighborhood, quiet, peaceful
- witty, playful art like the best contemporary museum, in a range of media
- charming! unique! full of life!
- cheaper than a hotel!


On the minus side (for some folks):
- no AC, no TV
- the yard outside is a wild-life preserve, not a croquet court
- inside you may see a spider or something with wings (it's ok! it won't get you!)
- something is always not quite finished being renovated
- sound travels thru wood walls & ceilings more than thru modern ones
- some of that art is related to sex! or bodies! or (gasp) feminism!
- it's not a familiar perfect chain hotel or McMansion
- it's not the cheapest thing imaginable!


But what is the bedroom like?
a memory foam-topped queen bed, a comfortable laptop workspace. 2 mirrors, hooks, closet, fan, personal heating. and a warm, relaxing ambiance.


But how's the daily lifestyle in the household?
We enjoy the bohemian life of an artist - a few dirty dishes on the counter, an occasional batch of clean laundry on a living room chair. But there's always room for you to sit, cook, or eat. We're about win-win situations: be sure you can accept our lifestyle before booking.


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OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:


1. Kids: art is within reach, it's not too fragile but active youngsters should be supervised. There's lots of toys and games kids get to play with too!
2. Dis/abilities: 1 full flight of Imperfect stairs outside, squirrels who like to throw walnuts on walk paths & such, & 1 full flight of wood stairs inside.
3. Upstairs balcony: off-limits currently.
4. Yard: not off-limits, but not conventionally landscaped.
5. LGBT friendly, welcoming all, regardless of race, language, nationality, etc.
6. Art: Some of our often playful, witty contemporary art references a bit of nudity & the existence of a concept called sex!


In 4 years I've had 100's of rental guests, including children and adults of every age - 98% of guests were content (often overjoyed) with the decor. There are over 100 works of contemporary art. Many are abstract paintings, but others are more unusual sculptures or imagery.


IMPORTANT TRANSIT/TRAVEL INFO:
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PUBLIC TRANSIT: 2 block walk to bus, 15 minute ride to Red Line subway (T) / Quincy Center (where there are also lots of restaurants & pubs. 5 minutes' bus in other direction to Hingham marina w/shops, restaurants, movies)


TOTAL TRAVEL TIME: approx. 45 minutes via rush hour driving OR mass transit to most areas of Boston including suburbs. The MBTA (mass transit) has a very thorough “how to get there” website, *** Please consult it or G. maps for travel times from “corner of Pilgrim Rd. & North St. in North Weymouth, MA” to your destinations before writing to ask me for transit info! *** I’d just be consulting the same websites or copy & pasting this paragraph, unless you have questions those sites can’t answer : )
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Drivers enjoy our guaranteed free parking right in front!

Amenities
  • Bed Linen & Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor Space
Good To Know
About The Host
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brenbe
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  • Response Rate 93%
  • Response Time About 13 hours
  • Last Updated 9 days ago
Rates and Availabilities
  • Rates Based On
    1 Guest - Additional Guest Pays US$15/ night
  • Processing / Misc Charges
    US$15
  • Tax
    No
  • Minimum Stay
    1 night

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