About This Listing
Beautiful, sunny two-floor apartment in a Victorian two-flat, with four bedrooms, period details, and cozy furnishings. On a tree-lined, dead end street in an historic urban neighborhood.
Beautiful, sunny two-floor apartment in a Victorian two-flat, with four bedrooms, period details, and cozy furnishings. On a tree-lined, dead end street in an historic urban neighborhood. 12 minute walk to Orange line or Silver line T, 30 minutes door-to-door to most downtown locations. Off-street parking, huge public pool across the street. Wifi, apple TV, free laundry, and a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances.
When my daughters and I are not here, there are four bedrooms available plus a pull out couch in a separate room, house can sleep ten people. When I am here without my daughters (about half the time), I have three rooms available to sleep up to six people. I do not have a separate rate for one room or the full house; the rate is based on the number of guests.
Guests will have full access to house, kitchen, porch and yard.
Interaction with Guests
I can host guests when I am away, or when I'm here but my daughters are not. If you stay when I'm here, I will generally be working in my studio or out. I'm happy to provide tips and help if you would like, and if you would prefer to be left alone I can do that too! I am very easy-going, discreet and respectful.
My neighborhood is lively and urban, yet surrounded by parks. My block has old brick sidewalks, Victorian houses, and friendly neighbors. If you're into basketball, tennis or swimming, they're all happening at the park across the street. Quick drive or 20 minute walk to two different neighborhoods with great shopping and cafés.
The Orange Line T (Jackson Square) is about a ten minute walk.
Other Things to Note
Because of the park across the street, in the summer the house can be noisy! But air-conditioners in all the bedrooms provide white noise.
There are real beds for eight, one pull out couch, and two single mattresses available. Linens, sheets, towels, kitchen staples, breakfast foods, and basic toiletries provided. Games, toys and books are here for your use, make themselves at home. Please leave the house in the condition that you found it. This unit is on the second and third floors of a two-family I own, and I have tenants below. Please be respectful of them, and my neighbors, and keep noise to a minimum after 11pm and before 7am. Thank you!
We fell in love with Kate's Victorian, and this little corner of Boston that's off the beaten path but easily accessible from the city center.
Kate's home is incredibly cozy, well-maintained and clean. It's also extremely practical – with plenty of space for kids and a well-equipped and spacious kitchen and balcony.
The place is very well-decorated and furnished – one of those places that feels so comfortable you don't want to leave.
Kate is the ideal host. Attentive, available and extremely friendly.
Kate was so wonderful and her home was so warm and inviting. She had everything my party of 8 needed and she went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Her cats were friendly. Her house was so clean. Plenty of towels available, full kitchen, and plenty of space to hangout with your party.
Thank you Kate for a wonderful experience!!!!
The house is just as great it is it in the photos. Kate left a very welcoming and clearly outlined note for us. Everything was clean, the cats were also very very friendly. The neighborhood was pleasant and quiet. Definitely a great spot to spend your trip to Boston, it's conveniently located and easy to get around. The house is very charming and the kitchen is beautiful.
We felt very welcome and comfortable in Kate's classy and cozy home! There was food in the fridge and even a delicious walnut-cranberry bread waiting for us just like two very cuddly cats. Although we couldn't make it home early every night, Kate was an incredible host with some great advices for nice places in Boston!
Our stay at Kate's house was perfect! Her lovely home was spacious, clean and cozy. It was a quick 10 minute walk to the Orange line and a few short stops to the heart of downtown. The bit of food she left us in her fridge was a really nice touch. Her cats are friendly and harmless. We would definitely consider staying here again. Thanks!
I stayed at this home as a group of ten college students from California over the weekend in very cold weather for a sports competition at Harvard. The most important features for us in this trip were comfortable sleeping arrangements, a working heater, and easy access to public transportation; and this listing provided them all! To add to that, and also one of my favorite aspects, there was a nice theater room with a large TV and couch which provided ample space for us to lounge in. The host was always available to answer questions and was very accommodating.
The one thing our group had a problem with during the stay is receiving noise complaints from the tenants of the first floor of the apartment and the host. We weren't shouting or dancing around, but we were having late night conversations and laughing to each other's jokes. We were also hushed by the host the night before the morning we departed as we were packing. It's completely understandable on their end, however it is just worth mentioning for any group in the future that would like to be at least slightly rowdy during the night. We were a large group of college students, and we would have liked to have a little more fun during the nights. We were a special case, and I would still highly recommend this place to anyone! I probably won't be coming back again with a group next year for the competition, however I would come again if it was in other company, like my family for example.
Thanks for your nice review and your feedback, Ryo. I will add more to my listing description to make it more clear that there are my tenants living below, and myself sharing the house with guests sometimes. We are all very laid back! I do generally expect quiet in the house after 11pm and before 7am.
A large group of my friends and I stayed here for 4 days, 3 nights in order to enjoy a convention in downtown. The place is exactly as described, filled to the brim with wonderful art in a beautiful Victorian home. Kate was an amazing host to us as she had left everything we could of possibly needed and then some. The entire time we were there, she was regularly in contact with us to make sure we didn't have any questions, which was very nice of her. The home is clean, well put together, and has an an excellent sense of decor.
Would gladly stay here again.
About the Host, Kate
Artist, mom, yogi, runner, lover of local food and international travel. I am house-proud and love my neighborhood and city, and enjoy hosting guests and meeting people from all over the world.
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