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Sunny private studio in forest, near fresh water, sea & Boston universities

Cohasset, Massachusetts, United States
Preferred Destination: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Alternate Destinations: Paris, Île-de-France, France | San Diego, California, United States | Open to any destination

Studio or Loft
Available Dates:
From February 9, 2024 until January 1, 2026


We welcome all people, identities & languages. We receive you & your loved ones with deep care and respect. We are a multi-racial/lingual (Spanish, Portuguese, French, English) family with roots in Latin America, France, Spain, & the U.S. We seek to host a safe space where you can rest, create, & connect with what's most important to you. (Whole house also available to rent - see separate SH house listing & here below.) Nature retreat sanctuary in private studio in our California Ranch home in the forest/beach town Cohasset. Easy to visit other New England towns, beaches & the city of Boston. We have a car available for rent. Studio Oasis at end of lane with forest views on 1.4 acres. Studio located on fresh-water's edge in separate part of home, a three-level California Ranch split level, a rare find in New England. Enter private tree-lined brick pathway to private entrance. Two doors between main house & studio. Privacy and quiet. Inside: your sunny spacious studio oasis, cathedral ceilings, three walls of windows w wild nature views. Inside: Soft lighting, reading lamps, cozy bathtub/shower, ample closet & kitchenette. Heat/ac green energy. Professional wooden painter easel avail. Outside: private deck, 3 grills (propane, charcoal, & smoker), 3 outdoor fire pits. For a fee, we can arrange more access to our California Ranch style, 3-story split level. 2 stone fireplaces, 3 beds/2 bath, office, Yoga/meditation studio + free weights. Spectacular sunsets & sounds of forest & wetlands life outside your door. Cook / sit by fire outside. If you know about forest or wetlands & wish to study them, this studio is ideal. Sea & sandy beach 10 min. away. Free: kayak, paddle board, boogie boards, bikes, picnic & beach chairs. Optional for fee: car w/beach access sticker, work studio, fresh meals, tours of universities, the city, the nature. We're professors & artists (science/community living archive making, multi media story telling, equity & sustainability). We offer guided writing workshops for all ages (academic, artistic, literary, community, wakes/events/community rituals) for individuals & groups. (link below). Minutes to beach & other beach towns, Hingham & Quincy. An hour to the Cape. Easy access to Boston. (Commuter Rail, 5 min, Ferry Boat, 12 min). This local public transport is 35-minutes to Boston downtown wharf & a few-minutes walk to historic Quincy Market, Aquarium, Children's Museum, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, China Town, Institute of Contemporary Art, dozens of restaurants, cafes, shops, & all five T-lines (metro) that go to Harvard, MIT, East Boston, the airport, the Museum of Fine Art, the Isabella Gardner Museum & more. Ferry Boat offers table seating, full bar, snacks & spectacular ocean experience between Nature & City. Suggestions for grocery, restaurant and nature hike or trips to in Boston? We are happy to connect! ENTIRE HOUSE also rentable upon request. Great for famililes, groups, events. Main house has two large (6-feet wide) fireplaces in floor-to-ceiling stone walls (kitchen & living room). 2 skylights. Great room & largest bedroom has private deck overlooking the forest & wetlands. House designed to embrace natural light, creating a feeling of spaciousness & privacy. Each bedroom has own bathroom & living room area. Fully equipped kitchen. Generator if storms knock out power. We lived in Boston 14 years. Our roundtrip work commute from our nature oasis to local universities in downtown Boston now takes the same time it took us when living three miles from downtown Boston (walking + T/metro ride). Now we take the ferry across the ocean (30 minutes) to downtown Boston, the commuter rail or drive. Below are more pictures of Studio, entire home, surrounding areas. & Writing Workshops. More questions? Great! We are happy to connect with you.




500 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Studio or Loft


From February 9, 2024 until January 1, 2026

Minimum Stay

2 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing | Open to non-simultaneous exchanges

Comments: The entire house can also be rented for events, conferences & family retreats. See separate SH listing.Embodied writing workshops also available guided by Dr. Tamera who has been working with individuals and groups for last 30 years. See more below.


Studio or Loft in Cohasset, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Harvard University

Nearby Universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Boston University | University of Massachusetts Boston | Emerson College


Nearby Cities

Scituate | Boston | Hingham | Norwell | Quincy

Comments: Commuter Rail (5-min drive). Ferry (12-minute drive). T-stations: Quincy & Braintree. Car available for daily fee. Free parking at house. Great space for project retreats. Sounds of nature all year. Entire house available for rent upon request.

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: We welcome all people & identities and your families. We seek to host a safe retreat where you can rest, connect with what matters to you and be inspired. This space is especially great for artist, writing, work, meditation, or romantic retreat.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is available

Comments: Rental car comes with sticker to Private Beach 10 minutes away. Can use Paddle Board and mountain bike. We have three lovely cats who do not enter the studio. They do adore pets and cuddles if you like.





High Speed Internet



Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

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Art Studio

Comments: Studio includes: Deck, 3 grills (propane, charcoal, and smoker), three fire pits. For a fee, we can arrange more access to our California ranch style, three-story split level. 2 stone fireplaces, 3 beds/2 bath. Yoga-meditation studio. Free weights.

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
2 Adults | 1 Child

Our Destinations

Preferred Destination

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Closest University

University of Colorado Boulder

Alternate Destination

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Alternate Destination

San Diego, California, United States


Open to a home exchange in any destination

What We Are Looking for





I prefer smoking not allowed in the home


I would like a car if possible

Comments: We will be visiting our daughter (17) who lives in Boulder. So we would like to be able to go to hikes and be around the city. Car not necessary though.


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