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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Working professional woman, originally from Armenia, I love traveling and hosting travelers. I live in Victorian house since year 2000. Very safe and convenient location to Downtown, Harvard Sq. MIT, UMASS, Cape Cod. Being in the city yet having the convenience of the private home. Everything you will find within 5 min walk, T-red line, restaurants, pub, cafe', stores, bank, library, ocean (10 min)

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: $100


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.
This is a Beautiful Victorian house, built on 1848. And the addition, attached Townhouse on the back was built on 1900’s
It is a mixed neighborhood, safe
House: Beautiful, safe and comfortable place for gatherings for friends or families. There is everything to feel at home: The main house can accommodates 8-10 people in the smaller one, which is attached to it, 4-6 people. Two houses are connected with sunny, open balcony, patio on the back, nice place to grill or picnic outside. Ocean is 5 min to drive to Castle Island. UMASS and JFK library and museums 5 min to drive, or free shuttle buses from JKF T-stop. It is possible to reserve both apartments for a bigger group.
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 MIT, Harvard on the same line direct.
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 two stops from the house.
You will be provided: Clean bed sheets, Towels, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Map
The library, shopping and eating places just around the corner (Blarney Stone is a nice place to eat on the corner, D-Bar, Pizza, Vietnamese food : Pho-Hoa, Anh-Hong) All within 5 min walk or less
Wireless internet access, cable TV
Parking: is unlimited and save to park on the street, just look the street sings
TRANSPORTATION: From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line from the airport and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip
PS: you can ask to share my car as well (Honda insight, Hybrid)

Guest access

Dinning room, kitchen, open balcony on the front and the back of the house, patio, coin operated laundry, detergent provided

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. His info will be provided
After reservation you will have this information

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
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Check-in is 2:00 pm, and checkout 11:00 am. You may bring bags in before check in time or leave it after check out 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 towel you can use it to dry
Turn off the light when you leave the room
Take the trash out from the room "BLUE BOX" recycling
Please respect this rules. Full refund of security deposit if you can change the bed sheets and follow the rules. Thank you



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

132 Reviews

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Jim User Profile
April 2017
this was an extension of 6-day visit just reviewed

François User Profile
March 2017
Hermina did a great job describing everything accurately, answering my questions and communicating the details I needed in order to check in. She was kind enough to accept a last-minute change to the length of my stay, and made me feel welcome in her house. I would definitely stay there again.

Gregory User Profile
March 2017
Hermina's place is exactly as it seems. Keyless entry makes entering / exiting extremely easy, comfortable beds, lovely host, couldn't ask for more.
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
Thank you Dear Gregory, good comments helps me to continue what I'm doing
March 2017

Louise User Profile
January 2017
I stay for 4 days with Hermina. She was warm and welcoming. I recommend Hermina for staying in Boston. It's close to the train.

Giang User Profile
December 2016
Hermina is so nice and gracious. And her apartment is really cozy and comfortable. This is the first time that I used airbnb, and the experience was amazing!!! Thank you Hermina!

Joerg-Peter User Profile
December 2016
The overall stay at the airbnb was a positive one. The hostess was very kind (brought tea to the room after a night of coughing and sneezing). The room was described as cozy, which means that the room is small. Yet it was adequate. As many individuals were using the central bathroom it would have been my wish to do a daily cleaning. Everyone has a different opinion about that and the young individuals staying at the house were perfectly ok with it. The atmosphere was an inviting, open house; people were welcome. The area is an average blue collar neighborhood. Young people traveling in groups would be absolutely fine. As an older person I decided not to adventure out during the night. During daytime all was fine and safe. I would stay there again

Lan User Profile
November 2016
I am a huge fan of Dorchester and Hermina's place is just steps from the T stop. It's about half an hour into Cambridge. I was leaving early and getting back late, but the location is extremely convenient since it's close to lots of local restaurants. And it's really safe. Just make sure that if you're using the Airbnb app to text and arrange for check in that all of your texts go through. My bus was late, so I ended up checking in at 1am, and it was very generous of Hermina to let me in at such an odd hour of the night.

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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.

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Response time: within an hour
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