The parlor is cool in the summer and cozy in the winter months
Comfort in Historic Melville Park 1

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%


Fireplaces, the Freedom Trail and Frog Pond – Oh My!
Fully furnished guest rooms and common spaces with utilities and breakfast included, you can’t beat this 5-star B&B for your short-term or extended stay.
Enjoy the best of Boston at my lovely, Victorian B&B. This 1860's Painted Lady has 3 private bedrooms in a three story residence (see Comfort in Historic Melville Park 1, 2 & 3), gracious parlor, dining room and large kitchen.
This B&B is ideal for international tourists, graduate students, visiting professors and professionals on short or long-term assignments. Close proximity to the city center. Three minute walk to the Red Line T station which transports you to the J.F.K. Library, UMass Boston, Harvard, MIT and Mass General Hospital without the need to transfer on transit lines, the Boston Convention Center, countless college campuses, Copley Square, Downtown Boston shopping and cultural sites. Practically door-to-door subway service to and from Logan Airport and South Station (Amtrak).
Free on-street parking. Restaurants, pubs, groceries, banks, post office and laundry are nearby. Great jogging area, close proximity to the harbor, the beach and two golf courses. Close to Routes 90W -Mass Pike, 93 & 95. Short-term or long-term stays.
B&B services and amenities include: Professionally Laundered Sheets & Towels, Premium Brand Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Shaving Cream, Lotion and Hair Dryers. All guest rooms have ample space for additional companion accommodations on air mattresses, bring your own or nominal - $20 flat rate fee for air mattress provided by host.
Additional Amenities & Details
-Free, fast, reliable wireless internet
-Free, on-street parking
-Use of refrigerator and preparation equipment available for extended stay guests.
-Relax and enjoy parlor and dining rooms, both with fireplaces
B&B is owned by a former hospitality executive who knows gracious accommodations, comfort and service. Self-service continental breakfast available daily.
Please contact me before booking. Complete an Airbnb profile with photo and verifications. Drivers license / state passport must be presented upon arrival.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

134 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
April 2017
Susan is a great host. The house was comfortable and our stay was enjoyable. Easy to get to Boston, and a quiet neighborhood.
Susan User Profile
Response from Susan:
Rachel, Tina and Deepthi, Thanks so very much for your lovely note which arrived today. You're total class acts and standouts among your peers, plus, you really made my day.
April 2017

Stephanie User Profile
March 2017
Susan is the best host one can ever ask for. Her attention to every detail of your stay is just way more than what a traveler can dream of. Her house is kept absolutely tidy and clean and the breakfast provided was really delicious. Communication was always prompt and every need of ours taken care of. Susan's pet dog Zoe was also such a darling to us. We had a great time, thank you Susan. :)

Alexandra User Profile
September 2016
Great place. Susan is very helpful and professional!

Rick User Profile
September 2016
Susan is a fantastic host, makes you feel right at home. Only complaint I could have is the boston traffic so prepare for the drive into the city to take 30-40min, all in all a great experience.

Cassandra User Profile
August 2016
I loved staying at this place because it was very homey and warm. The house is beautiful and inviting. Every morning breakfast was prepared which was especially awesome being the foodie that I am. To top it off, Susan is a great host. She went out of her way to make sure things were going smoothly within the house and in regards to our Boston visit as well. She is so friendly and nice! If you don't know what to do in the area, she will surely give you plenty of ideas, and ways to get to your destination. Also, Zoe, her dog was an absolute pleasure!! I would definetely stay at this location again if I was in the area.

Honey User Profile
August 2016
You can't ask for more from this fabulous, conscientious host. She was attentive while giving you privacy. Susan's house was wonderful and I felt at home! Very clean and the breakfasts were delicious! Would definitely stay at Susan's again!

Owlina User Profile
August 2016
Susan is a fantastic host, the perfect mix of formality and personal warmth! We adored her calm & peaceful ways and above all, her constant smiling face. She welcomed us with drinks & snacks on our arrival, which was absolutely unexpected. She was ALWAYS there making sure that every need was covered & provided us with plenty of tips and advice about the city & the neighbourhood. It was great to be experiencing a real part of the city rather than staying in an informal & impersonal hotel anywhere else. We especially loved our daily baked cakes & fresh fruit for breakfast, plus you couldn't really starve in terms of quantity. The room and the bathroom we shared with another guest were absolutely enough according to our needs. I wouldn't recommend Susan's place to non-dog lovers as they might not enjoy the animal presence around the house, but we loved Zoe's company and the fact that she welcomed us every time we came back home & spent some time with us at breakfast time! She's such a cute and sweet little girl!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in July 2011
Susan User Profile


Hospitality is my life, and that is proven in my extensive career in the hotel business, as CEO of a private dining and events management firm and currently as an executive trainer and consultant in the field of American business etiquette and international protocol.

I have traveled the world and have a great respect for varied cultures, cuisines and global events. I will make sure your visit to Boston is comfortable and enjoyable.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour