About This Listing
I'm working professional woman, originally from Armenia, 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
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)
Dinning room, living room, kitchen, patio on the back, open balcony in the front and back of the house. You can also rent my car (almost new, Honda Insight/hybrid)
Interaction with Guests
e-mail, phone, (website hidden), text, Viber, in person when I'm at home, if I'm not there have a house manager to take care
Mixed, safe, convenient, interesting history, beautiful Victorian homes in Wesley park behind the park
Fields corner stop on T-red line, it is the best in the city, 4 min to walk from the house.
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 You can use UBER as well it’s common now, cheaper
Other Things to Note
While here discover the neighborhood's beautiful Victorian homes, shops and restaurants
Check in 2:00 pm check out 11:30 am
PS: please send your arrival and departure time
You can bring your bags before check in time or leave to pick up later let us to arrange it for you
Outside smoking, keep the place the way you receive it. Details will send after reservation
We booked this room for our Au-pair who enjoyed the stay and the house was well located.
I came to Boston for a conference and was wanting to not spend a lot of money due to strict budget for the week. Hermina was more than accomadoating, and answered every question prior to my stay within a few hours. I was aware that I may not see her due to my time being limited, and it wasn't until my second day that I introduced myself.
Hermina's home is beautiful and very much kept like a bed and breakfast/hostel/bunking at a friend's for the night type of home. Rooms were marked according to reservation, and a key was available when I arrived. Room E was exactly how I expected and after reading other reviews, so too was the neighborhood. I personally felt safe the entire time, but then again I can see how some people would be hesitant even though there is no need to be.
The only issue I had was on one of the mornings that I had to arrive early I woke up at a time that another group of people were leaving and they were assembly-lined outside of the restroom to take a shower. I had to be ready in less than an hour and I knew they were all together so I would have little luck getting in the shower anytime soon. Fortunately, that morning I met Hermina, and although I was frazzled and probably anxious with the current situation, she helped my by providing another shower. I think this was an extreme case because on any other day I never had this issue with bathroom sharing. I was more than thankful for her resourcefulness to help me out, and I arrived in time to begin for the day.
Also, her home is a skip and a jump to the Red T-Line (that's what it's called, right?) and it let's off at South Station which I used everyday. It was so convenient and the location made the city seem right next door.
Overall, a wonderful experience. If I'm ever in need of a place to stay in Boston again, I would definitely reach out again.
My stay at Hermina's was very comfortable, she has the arrangements for the guest to have a wonderful and pleasant stay, she's very nice and talkative and helped me with information about boston area
Although I arrived a bit late, Hermina pleasantly received me and offered me a hot cup of tea in the cold Boston evening. We had a nice chat and she explained in the morning I should feel at home and prepare my breakfast.
She showed me the room and the key. It was a small room with a big comfortable bed that was just right for my purposes. I spent two nights and was in the room only to sleep basically.
The house was a bit too cold for my taste but I understand heating can be costly. Overall it was a fine experience.
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About the Host, Hermina
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.