Private 800 sq.ft. second floor completely furnished (turnkey) loft above detached barn/garage with 8 x 20 ft. deck overlooking treetops, hills, and fields, no houses in sight. Part of 2.25 acre hilltop home with beautiful gardens, lawns, woods, and small orchard. Bright, open and airy with bed/sleeping, sitting, dining areas, closet, separate fully equipped kitchen, and large private bath. Additional storage space on first floor and/or main house. Washer/dryer available. TV/Netflix, internet wifi, linens, all utilities, and use of grounds, hammock, rope swing included. Labrador retriever always ready for walks or game of ball. 10 minutes from major state Routes 495, 3, and 2; approx. 30 minutes to Worcester, Lowell, southern NH, and metrowest Boston businesses; 10 minutes to Boston train. Travel time to Boston/Cambridge via car approx. one hour. World-class symphony orchestra, restaurants, museums nearby; hiking, swimming, skiing, canoeing, cycling trails from house and neighborhood. Friendly, welcoming, respectful-to-all small town environment.
- Apartment74 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 nights
Private 800 sq.ft. 2nd floor loft w/large deck above trees, nature-only views
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec. 17, 2018
About Mary Livingston
Having spent most of my growing-up years in the Atlanta, GA area, I moved to New England in the late 1970's and have loved it ever since. I earned my graduate degree in secondary/post-secondary education at Boston University, did some teaching in area high schools and community colleges; then transitioned my career into organizational development working in a wide variety of industries. Currently I work part-time for a nonprofit social services agency and also enjoy making/selling food, furniture, and sewing creations. I love all outdoor activities during all seasons, especially if it includes the company of Happy, my labrador retriever.
Mary Livingston purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Mary Livingston chose Groton
This area of MA offers a great deal of open space and yet is close to the major cities of Boston and Worcester as well as Nashua, Manchester and Concord in NH. Cape Cod, Maine, Vermont and western Massachusetts are also equally accessible. Groton is a quintessential, friendly, sophisticated, thriving and beautiful small New England town that is home to two reputable private schools, The Groton School and Lawrence Academy. Situated on 2.5 acres at the top of one of the highest hills in the area, my property has complete privacy and is also part of a close-knit, friendly neighborhood. Hundreds of acres of conservation land abut the property, providing plenty of walking trails, a great swimming pond, a beautiful river, bike trails, stables/horse-back riding, cross-country skiing, and lots of wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, foxes, fishers, otters, turkeys, racoons, porcupines, possums, and, of course, skunks. Birding habitat is equally varied--the hummingbirds are my favorite. Relaxing on the private, second-floor deck overlooking the surrounding hillsides and woods; or in the hammock and adirondack chairs at the edge of the woods enjoying the peace and quiet and a cool breeze is also quite satisfying. The gardens and small orchard on the property captured my imagination and I have enjoyed bringing the neglected ones back to life as well as creating new ones.
What makes this Apartment unique
Enjoy stunning views, both the sunrise and sunset, as much solitude or friendly neighborly interaction as desired, fresh breezes, stars, birdsong, crickets, spring peepers, frogs, and the occasional rainbow (or double rainbow) in summer.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Mary’s loft apartment was the perfect place to stay for 10 weeks! There was plenty of room for my husband and I and the bed was so comfortable! She has it decorated so beautifully, from the diagonal pine plank floors, to the bright cheery colors, to the overstuffed down couch! The galley style kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. It was truly a pleasure to live there! Mary is very creative and loves artwork and gardening! We loved her gardens and yard and loved watching it progress from summer to fall to winter! She takes great care to make sure your environment is warm and welcoming! Mary was always available to answer our questions and we had many great chats out on her front deck and in the yard! Thanks Mary! We will miss you and Skeeter and always have fond memories of living at your home!
Thank you, Lauri and Mike, for your kind words and lovely review! I so loved posting you and getting to know you, your thoughtfulness, generosity of spirit, humor, enthusiasm for my home and kindness all contributed to you being the most delightful guests! Of course you are welcome back anytime your travels bring you back to New England. It would be a pleasure and privilege to again be your host! You are the best! Mary
Definitely would come back
Good layout, wonderful area, conveniently located to many of the wonderful things Groton has to offer. Top that with Mary, a wonderful host, and you have a perfect stay!
a wonderful property and so meticulously maintained
Mary is a delightful host and the property was just perfect for our stay, we had everything we needed and then some. The loft apartment was well furnished and came with everything we needed right down to dishtowels and paper products. We really loved the area, it was quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday noise and traffic. Convenient to town and stores. Would like to stay again if the future calls us back to New England.
Jim, Mike and doggie Amber are wonderful guests! In addition to being extraordinarily thoughtful, kind and friendly, they even offered their help should I need it with the yard/house--such unusual generosity of spirit! They are very responsible pet owners and Amber is a sweet and well-behaved dog. And they went above and beyond leaving the loft absolutely spotless. I would love for them to come back any time!!
Beautiful yard and surroundings
Beautiful outdoor yard and surroundings - at top of hill with views all around. Lots of great hiking trails right out the door. Living space is clean and efficient. Good closet and storage. Owner is very nice. Very quiet and peaceful place to stay. The bed is super comfortable - Tempurepedic mattress I think. Our dog loved it here too. I highly recommend.
Charming, cozy, and spacious apartment, cool in summer, warm in winter, overall delightful spot
I loved every minute of my stay here - Mary is warm, kind and always helpful - I had everything I needed. The location is secluded and yet convenient to everywhere I had to go, whether toward Boston or elsewhere. The apartment itself is inviting, cheerful, and beautifully laid out, with a large closet and a large and very comfortable bed. It has been a wonderful experience and I recommend it highly.
Laela was an absolutely delightful guest--very thoughtful, kind, responsible and respectful; a lovely person I felt fortunate to get to know and to have enjoy my "Quarter Moon Loft" and surroundings. She is welcome back any time, and I truly hope to see her again soon!