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.
We enjoyed our interactions with Susan and her friendly dog Zoe! Susan was very helpful in suggesting places to go and talking about our experience in Boston throughout our 7 day stay. She offered good hospitality overall.
Our bed was comfortable and she provided several amenities that made our stay easy like breakfast/coffee available every morning, shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the bathroom, and a pitcher of water and chocolates in our room. I do wish we had more access to use the kitchen for cooking if we opted not to eat out every meal. There was very limited refrigerator space and were only allowed microwave usage.
We found the sense of privacy and comfort in the house was a bit wanting. Of course we had our own room to relax, but there were multiple guests and this is Susan's home. Though she is not always home, she was there a lot of our stay and we did not feel completely free to lounge in common areas when we were there. Be prepared that there will be multiple guests staying at the same time, sharing one bathroom upstairs by our rooms with a time limit. This is understandable with a full house but this was not ideal having to limit our bathroom/shower time to 15 minutes. I felt rushed and I just didn't want to feel this way on my vacation.
It was easy to come and go as we pleased as we were provided a key. The house's location near the T station was fantastic! Very easy to get around Boston from here without a vehicle.. although it is a little further out from city center (about 20-40 min train ride depending on where you're at in the city).
Thanks, Kandyce. It is odd, passive-aggressive and surprising to see that you felt rushed with "multiple guests", when there were four total during your stay and three of them were in your party. The common areas went unused during your entire stay, although you, the members of your party and every guest are advised they are welcome to use them anytime and can also close the French doors for added privacy. The listing states that cooking privileges are reserved for long-term guests. Yes, the refrigerator was 3/4 full with breakfast items and fruits and a little space for me. If it was indeed your desire to shop and cook, you were welcome to book elsewhere. Finally, the subway trip to downtown Boston is 14 minutes for everyone except you, apparently. Hosts are people too, Kandyce, and I opened my private home with keys to you, complete strangers. Perhaps for your next vacation you'll save up for a hotel. Kind regards.
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!
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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.