Comfort in Historic Melville Park 1

House - Private room · Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124, United States

The Space

Coastline, Conventions and Colleges – 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 and dining room, large eat-in kitchen and garden with Koi pond and waterfall. In summer, enjoy the garden, in the winter, get cozy in front of the fireplaces.

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 guests accommodations on air mattresses - $20 flat rate fee for air mattress bed linens.

Additional Amenities & Details
-Free, fast, reliable wireless internet
-Free, on-street parking
-Use of refrigerator and microwave. Cooking and preparation equipment available for extended stay guests.
-Great porch and deck to relax or work on in warmer months
-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. Freshly prepared, self-service continental breakfast available daily, with the option of full-service, hot breakfast on Sundays. Enjoy savories and sweets prepared on a whim.

Please contact me before booking. Complete an Airbnb profile with photo and verifications. Drivers license / state I.D.and/or passport must be presented upon arrival.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1250 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My stay was perfect. Susan is a generous and accommodating host. Her communications prior and after booking were always prompt, clear and helpful. This was particularly notable as I found myself making a reservation last minute on a weekend around a complicated work travel schedule. Susan graciously offered me best times to communicate with her, allowed a late check in and after arrival was invaluable in helping me sort out how to get to my various meetings efficiently. This was further enhanced by the convenience of her location, fast efficient public transport into the heart of Boston is literally around the corner. Access to the highways for travel to my meetings outside of Boston was also easy by car. The room was simple but comfortable. The entire space is very clean (note shoes off policy bring your slippers), comfortable, quiet and private. The ability to come and go and be pretty much left to my own devices was of great value to me. As it turned out I found Susan so interesting and engaging I’m afraid I ended up seeking out her company more then was fair. She also provided the most delicious baked cranberry bread and fruit salad at breakfast – which she kindly sent me home with for the long drive the last day. I would also recommend trying to plan a 10-15 minute walk up and down Melville Ave and some of the side streets to gawk at the beautiful Victorians – really a spectacular collection of Victorian homes.

    March 2014
  • Susan is a wonderful host. Her house is charming and beautiful and she serves great breakfasts. Our favourite was the Sunday brunch of fresh fruit, waffles, scrambled eggs and bacon. She gave great advice about where to go when we were in town, telling us which touristy restaurants to avoid and which ones we definitely had to experience. The bedroom was spacious, with four windows -- just as depicted in the pictures.

    March 2014
  • I stayed here with a few other friends for a wedding that was in a house around the corner, so needless to say, the location was a huge convenience for us. It's a charming home, the rooms are plenty spacious and well furnished, and Susan is a wonderful hostess. She gave a thorough tour of the house when we first arrived, consistently made sure we were comfortable, and as others have mentioned, really outdid herself with Sunday morning breakfast. This is a great place for anyone who wants to experience what it's really like to live in Boston.

    January 2014
  • Susan's house was a real find and Susan was a great hostess. The house is a charming single family Victorian home in the historic district and only 3 minutes from the Red Line on the "T". On the weekend there is on-street free parking. Susan was great to talk to and a wealth of good advice about getting around town. The breakfasts were gorgeous and delicious. I only wish I had more time to stay and savor them.

    November 2013
  • We had a wonderful time at Susan's. The house was a neatly-kept, charming haven situated just a block away from the T Red line station. Susan took great care of us and prepared us delicious breakfasts.
    In other words, très bonne adresse et super rencontre!
    Merci Susan,

    Fabrice, Jeanne, Camille et Marielle.

    August 2013
  • I stayed 5 nights in Susan's B&B and felt like home, with my privacy, in my very comfortable top floor large room. Susan was very concerned about my trip and gave me nice suggestions for places to visit. The metro is a short walk far and it takes you in the city in less than 20 minutes, operating till 12:30 pm.

    August 2013
  • Susan was a great host. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The house is beautiful, comfortable and private. Close to trains into boston. The breakfast is great as well.

    August 2013
  • I've been in Boston and Cambridge for almost two months as I was studying at Harvard for the summer and I still had things to visit and discover when I left !

    The B&B is located in a calm residential area, 2 minutes away from a subway station leading to downtown Boston in about 20 minutes and in Cambridge and Harvard in approximately 40 minutes. The house is lovely, as is the hostess. The breakfasts she prepares are the best way to start a good day of tourism or to gain energy to study. Susan always has places and itineraries to propose you to help you make the most of Boston. If you have questions about anything, feel free to ask her.

    My room was well furnished and the house is clean. I felt very conformable and welcomed and I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this B&B again.

    Thank you for everything Susan !

    August 2013
  • We had a great time staying with Susan. She was extremely friendly and professional, and really went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. The accommodations were clean, cozy and very well-maintained. Highly recommended!

    June 2013
  • To better appreciate Susan's hospitality, I need to briefly describe the situation during which I came across her BnB. My family had planned to come from Europe around the birth of my first child. I was looking for a clean, safe and well connected place by public transport and Susan's place fit all the needs. Susan took wonderful, almost personal care of my family making them feeling home. She went as far as sending me tarts and flowers while we were all waiting for the baby. I definitely recommend her , and will for sure send family/friends to stay with her again!

    April 2013
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Hello, 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.
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