Fireplaces, the Freedom Trail and Frog Pond – 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 kitchen and garden with Koi pond and waterfall. In summer, enjoy the garden, in the winter, get cozy in front of the fireplaces after visiting the Freedom Trail and open-air ice skating on Frog Pond .
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 companion 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 (website hidden) 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.
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.
We had an incredible time at Susan´s place. Susan was very kind and hospitable and made sure we were comfortable while staying in her place, she was helpful with suggestions as well.
Susan is the perfect host: welcoming and always charming. She simply makes her home your home! Great historic house, comfy bedroom, and excellent shared spaces. Hot breakfast on Sunday is a treat!
I had a brief but pleasant stay at Susan's home. She has a range of detailed rules and guidelines to help her run her busy home efficiently. The continental-style breakfast with cereals and breads included a delicious homemade one each day I was there. Her homemade granola is quite tasty as well. In terms of sleep and quiet time, there was some helicopter and street noise at night due to it being an urban area. It is close to the T which is a real plus. (Transportation took longer than expected for me but it would depend on where you need to go and be. I was meeting friends from out of state who got lost for over an hour and we only had 30 minutes to visit instead of several hours. The T took 50 minutes one way instead of 20-25 that day due to mechanical issues but I am told that doesn't happen often). Taxi prices were higher than I expected but I needed to transport luggage as well and found a combination of the T and taxi helped save money or to be safety-conscious if returning after dark. For those with light luggage, you may be able to manage just fine on the T during non-rush hours perhaps even to and from the airport. Susan has a busy schedule and life with her other business and activities as well but she did check in with me to inquire what my plans were for my stay and was available for questions too. She has a very sweet and high-energy young dog for those that like dogs (I do). Susan is certainly a lovely person who wants her guests to have a nice stay in her home and in the Boston area.
Susan est une hôte très agréable et chaleureuse , qui nous a permis de découvrir Boston à travers ses conseils judicieux. Les chambres sont grandes et spacieuses et le petit-déjeuner très apprécié. La maison est située sur la ligne rouge, proche du centre ville (à 15min en métro)
Nous vous la recommandons vivement pour visiter Boston.
We had a lovely time in Boston. The decription on the page was accurate. Susan was quick to respond to any questions we had and helpful with directions and ideas. The location to the public transportation was awesome and we were able to leave our car parked for most of our time in Boston. She made amazing breakfast in the mornings and went out of her way to make things to each of our liking. The beautiful house was quiet and the other guests were very respectful. Susan gave a thorough walk through of the house and the expectations so that all guests were on the same page.
There is a friendly dog who greets you when you enter, so make sure you are a dog person. Also, the house was full when we were there (8 of us), so the full bathroom with the shower did become congested in the mornings especially. Susan has a system set up to help everyone get to the shower, although I still felt a little rushed.
Susan was just an awesome host and the room was as described. We also got a really good breakfast. All in all we enjoyed our stay and will come back once we are in Boston again.
It was fantastic to stay at Susan in Dorchester near to Boston. All was taken care for every day. Nice was the house the surrounding and short the way to the subway. We look back to a marvelous holliday thanks to Susan.
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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.