Open balconyStaircase to the open balcony


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1.5 baths


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1.5 baths

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Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100

Description

The space

Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from Dorchester, England in 1630.
The Townhouse is an addition to Beautiful Victorian house built on 1848 (front main house)
This is not the wealthiest part of Boston, yet very convenient , affordable and save location to the city center, Downtown, Cambridge, Harvard Square, MIT, ocean, South Shore
The townhouse is behind the main house. Can accommodate 4-6 people.
Location to public transportation: 4 min to walk to the T- red line Fields Corner stop. Red line is the most convenient line in Boston which connects you to any directions you need to go. The South Station is the 5th stop from the house and next one is Downtown Crossing stop, continues to Mass General Hospital, MIT, Harvard on the same line direct.
Things to do in Dorchester area:
You can end your day in the ocean for sunbath, swim or nice walk in Castle Island (Historical site). JFK Library and Museum, UMASS Boston are in Dorchester two stops from the house.
Interior: Warm and colorful walls. Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
This bed room has a king size bed, closet
Wireless internet access, cable TV, home phone for you to make local calls and Canada for free

TRANSPORTATION
Parking: unlimited (privilege for the area).
From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip
From the South Station: T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to Fields corner it may be $15-20,
Safety: It is save to walk from T station to the house even late nights.
In front of the house is a Vietnamese Buddhist center and the back of the house is the of the branch of Boston police station. It is very safe between two of them :)
~ The highway (93) and the Mass Pike (90) are a short drive away.

You will have clean bed sheets, Towels, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Maps

The library, shopping and eating places just around the corner (Blarney Stone is a nice place to eat on the corner).

About a 5-10 min quick drive gets you to South Bay shopping center, where there is a supermarket, large Asian grocery store, Target, Home Depot, Marshall's, Office Max, Best Buy and Old Navy. There are also neighborhood shops on the plaza if you need something and a grocery store the very last one on the plaza.
From T-Andrew Station shuttle bus takes you to South Bay shopping mall area.
PS: you can rent my car as well (Honda insight, Hybrid)

Guest access

Dinning/living area, kitchen, 1,5 bath, open balcony, patio. Coin operated laundry in the basement, detergent provided

No cleaning fee, please change the bed sheets and take the trash out before you leave (I really appreciate this help)

Interaction with guests

e-mail, phone, text, , Viber, in person when I'm at home, if I'm not available then the house manager will be helpful.

The neighborhood

Mixed population, safe, convenient location, interesting history, beautiful Victorian homes in Wesley park, Melville st.
Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from Dorchester, England in 1630. It's not a wealthy area, has pockets with beautiful Victorian houses, like Melville st., Wesley Park.
This is a Beautiful Victorian house, built on 1848. And the addition, attached Townhouse was built on 1900’s

Getting around

Important information please fallow strictly: Have this directions handy
Landmark: RadioShack on the corner of Park st and Dorchester Ave. and Buddhist Center with Yellow arch across the house
From the airport: Taxi (cost around $35-40)
FREE ride on public transportation from the airport, if you take Silver line and change to T-red line in South Station (look outbound train Ashmont destination) get out on Field’s corner stop. Get on Dorchester Ave when you exit on your left side. When you are on Dorchester Ave., turn to your right and walk. At the second small traffic light left corner you will see the RadioShack store. That’s Park st, turn to your left, walk you will see bright orange color building. Just across the yellow arch is smoky blue house 120 (Buddhist Center) (4-5 min walk)
From South Station: follow the same directions above starting from the South Station. Taxi may be around $20. H. Now there is UBER (online private taxi, which is more reasonable price, if you have the apps your for UBER, you can use is, cheap, safe and no tip
From the house to the T-red line: Turn to your left when you leave the house, right on Dorchester Ave. You will see the iron bridge above Dorchester Ave. On left is the station: Fields Corner (all trains go to Boston, Cambridge)

Other things to note

Very convenient, affordable and save location to the city center, Cambridge, Harvard Square, MIT, ocean, South Shore
Restaurants, shops, are around the corner and open late. The ocean is end of the street and Castle Island 5 min to drive. JFK library and museum, UMASS Boston is 1 mile away
Free, unlimited on street parking. Airbnb helps to discover real Boston neighborhoods where you would not be otherwise as a tourist. Dorchester is a historical area.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Check-in is 2:00 pm, and checkout 11:00 am. You may bring bags in before check in time or leave it to pick up later. Let me know to arrange it. After reservation please send me your arrival and departure time for logistics
Help yourself coffee or tea anytime
NO shoes to the second floor
Keep the volume low before 8am and after 10pm
Close the doors gently
No shower after 11:30pm
No laundry after before 9am and after 8pm
Keep the kitchen in a decent condition after your use
Close the shower curtain well, no hair in the tub, no water around the sink
on the sink there is a sponge you can use it to dry
Turn off the light when you leave the room
Trash out from the room BLUE BOX recycling
Please respect this rules. Full refunded of security deposit in this case

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Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

85 Reviews


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Esther User Profile
October 2016
perfect!

Vishal User Profile
September 2016
Hermina is an Amazing host.on top of that well designed rooms,easy to reach location ,all facilities provided.Will highly recommend and stay at the same place every time I visit this side. Overall Perfect experience. Thanks, Vishal

Basel User Profile
August 2016
Hermina showed very professional attitude as a host and was very responsive whenever i needed to ask about anything. i recommend.

Hanif User Profile
July 2016
Everything was great!

Liz User Profile
October 2015
Perfect!

Roberta User Profile
October 2015
I was at the house very briefly and for one night. The house was nice and quiet and the bed was very big. I was happy for the easy access to the house and the nice instructions from the host. The neighborhood was very diverse and I found a nice put near by to have dinner, I loved my time there.
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
Dear Roberta, I have two machines in the house, sorry if they had stain and Donna is mostly making the beds, but keep eye on it thank you
October 2015

Baron User Profile
October 2015
This was our first time using airbnb. It was a very nice room in a nice townhome, but there were a couple of things that could have been better. We never saw Hermina or anyone else in person. It would have helped us if someone were there to give us a quick orientation. We couldn't figure out how to shut off the ceiling fan without shutting off the ceiling light. We also could not figure out how to turn on the TV, even though we tried for 10 minutes. It would have been nice to have had some face towels and hand towels as well. The neighborhood was a little rough-around-the-edges, but conveniently close to downtown.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in May 2010
Hermina User Profile

Originally from Armenia, I live in Boston for many years. My house is one of many beautiful Victorian houses in oldest neighborhoods in Boston (Dorchester). The house is beautiful, big, clean and colors are my addition to its charm. I love colors you can see it in the pictures.
I love the idea of B&B and now I have chance to host people from the world in my own house. Traveling is part of my life and staying with family opens chance to meet local people.
I share what I know about Boston with pleasure and sometimes I learn from travelers what they discovered in Boston.

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

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