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.
The Townhouse is an addition to Beautiful Victorian house built on 1848 (front main house)
This is not the wealthiest part of Boston, yet very convenient , affordable and save location to the city center, Downtown, Cambridge, Harvard Square, MIT, ocean, South Shore
The townhouse is behind the main house. Can accommodate 4-6 people.
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 Mass General Hospital, MIT, Harvard on the same line direct.
Things to do in Dorchester area:
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 in Dorchester two stops from the house.
Interior: Warm and colorful walls. Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
This bed room has a king size bed, closet
Wireless internet access, cable TV, home phone for you to make local calls and Canada for free
Parking: unlimited (privilege for the area).
From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip
From the South Station: T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to Fields corner it may be $15-20,
Safety: It is save to walk from T station to the house even late nights.
In front of the house is a Vietnamese Buddhist center and the back of the house is the of the branch of Boston police station. It is very safe between two of them :)
~ The highway (93) and the Mass Pike (90) are a short drive away.
You will have clean bed sheets, Towels, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Maps
The library, shopping and eating places just around the corner (Blarney Stone is a nice place to eat on the corner).
About a 5-10 min quick drive gets you to South Bay shopping center, where there is a supermarket, large Asian grocery store, Target, Home Depot, Marshall's, Office Max, Best Buy and Old Navy. There are also neighborhood shops on the plaza if you need something and a grocery store the very last one on the plaza.
From T-Andrew Station shuttle bus takes you to South Bay shopping mall (website hidden): you can rent my car as well (Honda insight, Hybrid)
Common areas, You can also rent my car (almost new, Honda Insight/hybrid) aks me about it
After your reservation, you will receive detailed directions from me.
If you need to bring your bags in the house before check-in time, you can anytime, please let me know about it, I can arrange it for you.
The location is okay; it's just around the corner from a T stop and on the red line to boot. Just a few stops to Boston Common. Dorchester is not in the high rent district but I didn't feel unsafe walking back and for the to the T. I was lucky and had the suite to myself as the other room was not rented. Hermina does have a good system in place; you don't need a key to get in the front door (key pad) and the house is divided up in such a way as to provide a good level of privacy.
Hermina's house was adequate, but not more than that. There was nobody to greet me when I arrived, and I had some difficulty reaching someone to assist me. The house is not "beautiful"; it is stocked with mismatched furniture, mismatched bedding and linens, and mismatched dishes and silverware. This is more frat house than guest house. It's a bit dilapidated (the window A/C unit in my room had a blanket over it that was taped to the window, I assume to reduce draft) and the parking situation is not great. I'm not warning anyone off of staying here but don't expect anything fancy, shiny, or new.
It was my first air B&B experience and it was wonderful!!
Hermina is very hospitable, generous and kind to her guests. She makes you feel really comfortable and gets you whatever you may need for a pleasant stay..
This location has quick and easy access to downtown Boston on the transit system. The neighbourhood was quite noisy at times. An older part of town, but safe with a police station in your backyard. The place was no frills but great for a short stay; it had everything we needed. Hermina and Donna were very friendly and hospitable.
Estuvimos un par de días en la casa de Hermina, todo perfecto, la casa tal cual se describe, la cama enorme y la habitacion perfecta. El vecindario muy tranquilo. El metro esta a unos 4 minutos de la casa y llegas al centro en 15-20 minutos. Por mi parte totalmente recomendable.
We were 2 days in Hermina´s house, all perfect, the house is as described, a big bed and a perfect room. The neightbourhood seems very quite. The subway is 4 minutes far and you arrives in 15-20 minutes to the city center. Totally recomended.
Even if we haven't seen hermina, our stay at her place was quiet, nice and without any problem. The house is very close to the subway (3 minutes walking) making this location very close to dowtown boston.
After being bowled over by the prices and lack of available places to stay in Boston, we were delighted to find this affordable and perfect choice for our one night/one day Boston adventure. From start to finish Hermina and her assistant, Donna, were communicative, helpful and available to make us feel welcome and answer any questions. The house is in a diverse neighborhood that made us feel at home and like we got to see another real slice of Boston we would have missed if staying in the city center. The T subway is literally a 4 minute walk away and you are in downtown in 10 minutes. A cab home will cost about $16. Expect a comfortable, clean, safe, air and light filled home with WIFI, laundry and a banana, toast and coffee in the morning : ) You can spend what you would have on something fancy instead on enjoying Boston!
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Originally from Armenia, I live in Boston last 15 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. I love traveling and the experience of meeting locals and one way of doing it, is where do you stay.
I share what I know about Boston with pleasure and sometimes I learn from travelers what they discovered in Boston.