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 area.
it was such a sweet experience! I didnt have chance to meet Hermina but my boyfriend did. the house is really pretty and convinience. The host is very warm and friendly. The house is decorated nicely with warm tones. I would definetly recommend to stay at her place!
The room was beautiful. The furniture is all polished wood, and in general the house is comforting. The townhouse is used as series of guest rooms, and there is laundry and kitchen access.
Hermina is the owner, and was traveling in Europe at the time of my stay. She wasn't able to respond to my messages before I arrived. I needed to ask another resident to put me in touch with Donna, who helps maintain the property.
Donna was gracious and prompt in giving me the necessary details. Afterwards Hermina contacted me and was apologetic and sincere. The accommodations are excellent, and I would gladly stay again.
Had to book the other night last minute, and Donna was extremely accomodating! Very clean place, and almost any amenity you could possibly need. Would definitely stay again!
Great place! Our room was very clean and very spacious. We basically had the house to ourselves in our stay in Boston. She is very quick to respond as well. The place is not in the heart of Boston but the metro is a quick walk away.
Wonderful experience! Hermina herself wasn't around, but Donna showed up right after I called her. There was a slight confusion about the rooms, but it was solved quickly and there were no real issues about that. Donna is extremely helpful and a wonderful person who I am very glad to have met! I definitely recommend that all guests say hello!
In the morning, the person I was staying with and I made ourselves a very nice breakfast with some eggs another guest had left. The kitchen (in apartment 2) had all the equipment we could have possibly wanted to use. We felt very comfortable and at home in the apartment.
Apparently, some people think the Dorchester area is a "bad area" or something (we had no idea, as we're not from new england), but Donna assured us that she had lived in Dorchester for a long time and thought much of that reputation was the product of exaggeration. Additionally, the Police Station is literally behind the house. We could see a bunch of parked cop cars in the police lot from our window. So no reason for alarm if that's a concern for you potential future guests!
I would highly recommend staying here to anyone looking for a place in the Boston area! In fact, I will probably choose to stay here again myself! Great price, excellent quality!
Bonus: while making breakfast, a momma cat was cleaning four of the cutest kittens we have ever seen just out the kitchen window!
Comfortable stay at Hermina's! Place was in good condition and she gives very detailed instructions to help you settle in and get to the metro station.
Although my boyfriend and I didn't meet Hermina, or her house manager Donna, everything went (almost) perfectly! After booking the room I quickly received all of the information I would need for our first Airbnb experience.
We drove up from New York and arrived around 3pm. Upon arrival we called Donna and she gave us the code to get in and let us know to call her if we "needed anything at all"! The apartment (#2 in the townhouse) was clean and bright. We were greeted by fresh fruit and english muffins. It was very homey and we had pretty much anything we would need!
We stayed in room G, which had a king size bed, as well as extra blankets and a yoga ball in the closet! Ha. The location was great as it was barely two blocks from the red line or the bus. We were right next to a police station, so we weren't concerned for our safety, and found on-street parking very easily. The night was great!
The next morning however, we were woken up to knocking on the [bedroom] door from another couple whom had booked the apt. This was at 8am, and let me remind you, we're on vacation. Donna had supposedly given them the wrong room number at first, but then had given them access to the apt in which we were staying and told them to "go in, no one's there". It would have been fine sharing the place had we 1) been aware of it 2) not gotten woken up so early. It felt as though because another party checked in much earlier than they were supposed to, we had to check out much earlier than we planned. We packed and left.
Overall the experience was a good one! I would definitely recommend Airbnb and Hermina's home to anyone. If we're ever in Boston we would absolutely stay again. Mistakes happen, it was just unfortunate that it happened on our first night of our first Airbnb.
We had a lovely comfortable stay in the apartment -- beds were great, all was well, Hermina was lovely -- and assistant Donna went above and beyond the call of duty -- thank you!!!
While I did not meet either of them, Hermina and Donna were very accommodating. The house was very nice and so was our room. I had read from other people's reviews that the area was not the safest, and I would definitely agree. I was hesitant to walk around at night because of that. However, having the police station behind the house was comforting. Overall, I would say that the room was a great deal based on its location (next to the T), the free parking, and the beautiful space.
Staying with Hermina was fantastic! I had a two bedroom flat all to myself since no one else booked the other room. I also got sick during my trip and asked to stay another night. Her friend Donna brought me orange juice, bananas and English muffins!! This made my day as I came down with something that incapacitated me for a day. The apartment is super clean and check in was easy. Hermina was not there but the instructions were in the reservations. It was a great experience - and super affordable!
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