About This Listing
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, dining room and large kitchen.
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, bring your own or nominal - $20 flat rate fee for air mattress provided by host.
Additional Amenities & Details
-Free, fast, reliable wireless internet
-Free, on-street parking
-Use of refrigerator and preparation equipment available for extended stay guests.
-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. 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.
The experience at Susan's house was awesome for me and my friends. She made us feel like at home. She is a great host, very helpful and takes care of everything. The neighborhood was safe and clean and it is connected to downtown by the T red line. And the city of Boston, you know, wonderful.
Susan's lovely home was perfect for my needs in Boston--convenient access to the T, an ample breakfast, spotless housekeeping, friendly dog, and a welcoming hostess.
Susan seems to be running basically a B & B so when the 2 or 4 rooms are all occupied the single shared bathroom can be bit of a problem. She is very particular about certain rules that need to be followed which is understandable when so many people are there at the same time. It felt a bit regimental and constraining but she tries to counteract that by providing flowers and small chocolates in the room AND a wonderful breakfast. She was obviously very busy but concerned that as a guest you get the most out of your stay in Boston. After coming from the quiet of theCape I found that it was rather noisy as sounds travelled easily from within as well as from outside the house. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. I chose Susan as it was only 3 minutes from the Red Line station and stayed 2 nights. She was also very good at communicating before and afterwards!
Susan's house is very clean, and very close the red line station (5 mins by walk). Her dog is lovely too and make you happy :). I had nice talks with Susan and she even brought me out on Friday night to a nice tasty restaurant with reasonable price, I enjoyed a lot! She is just too busy, I wish she could have more relaxing time for herself!
My husband, 15 year old daughter and I had a terrific mini-vacation in Boston, our stay at Susan's airbnb contributing greatly to the whole wonderful experience! Her place is exactly as she describes in her listing except that it can't begin to capture Susan's personal touch of warmth and her dedication to providing her guests extraordinary service and satisfaction! Every question, beginning with my inititial research of airbnbs was answered promptly and thoroughly. When we arrived, Susan was not available to check us in personally, a 1st for her, but her instructions from where to find the key to directing us to our rooms, to other things to know in general, were crystal clear, warm and inviting. Our entire stay with Susan followed suit - warmth with every detail and need attended to, including providing me with a list of Boston restaurants meeting some pretty specific criteria of ours! Also, Susan keeps her place absolutely spotless, including that she has a small dog, Zoe, who incidentally added quite an unexpected element of fun to our visit, energetically greeting us when we returned "home", delighting our daughter, and my husband and myself as well, to no end! Zoe, btw is extremely well trained, and upon command will leave you alone if you do not happen to be a dog enthusiast. But I will tell you, it's hard not to love her and want to play with her! I include Zoe, though, to underscore Susan's commitment to cleanliness - not one dog hair other than on Zoe herself nor the "smell" of dog anywhere! Finally, a word about Susan's breakfasts. DELICIOUS! Freshly baked cranberry bread, a selection of breads and cereals, including home made granola, and an assortment of fresh fruit the 1st morning. Freshly baked mushroom and cheese quiche, AND homemade banana bread, accented by fresh fruit presented in beautiful parfait glasses the next morning, and so on! All the while endless coffee, made nice and strong, as I had personally requested. So, as I said at the outset, a wonderful stay with a wonderful hostess! Much thanks Susan!
I spent 3 nights in Boston at a beautiful b and b in Melville. I was my first experience of Air bnb and it was truly amazing. Susan is the perfect host. I enjoyed 3 days of real tranquillity and incredible hospitality. The house itself is a beautiful building full of character but also extremely comfortable. I enjoyed as excellent breakfast each morning. The owner was extremely helpful and assisted with information an many occasions. At the end of my stay I left my scarf behind and she kindly dropped it into Boston to where I was . I could not imagine such an exceptional service in even the best 5 star hotel. I look forward to both visiting both Boston and using Air bnb In the future.
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About the Host, Susan
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.