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.
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.
Susan was a great host who went above and beyond to ensure that I was comfortable in her home. Her puppy Zoe is warm, welcoming, and friendly. I was unfortunately caught in the blizzard and and Susan made me breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All three meals were scrumptious. She is also very knowledgable of the Boston and area and gives good tips on getting around the city and attractions to visit.
Susan is very experienced in hosting guests. She prepared everything in advance, arranged things in details. The B&B has good decorations and was very clean. Thank you for your perfect breakfast. We miss Zoey so much.
Susan was the most delightful host. She helped me in all manners and she made may staying very cozy and delightful She is a very considerate and helpful host. Her breakfasts were an excellent way to start the day.
This was our first airbnb stay.
Susan sent a short "comfort questionaire" before our arrival asking for things like preferred breakfast time, coffee vs tea, dietary restrictions, etc. She also sent several short texts before our arrival to check arrival details and welcoming us.
When we arrived, our room was bright, neat and clean as was the rest of Susan's house. Fresh flowers in our bedroom were a very much appreciated surprise.
Susan provided a tour of the common areas of the house and explained the house rules. She is very conscious of the privacy and security of her guests and this is reflected in the house rules and the "high honor system" which guests are expected to follow. We felt perfectly safe from the moment we arrived; while the two other airbnb rooms each had a guest, there was never even the hint of an issue with privacy - or competition for the bathrooms!
At the time we were there, Zoe, a Boykin Spaniel, was 10 months old. Zoe was energetic and engaging and a wonderful puppy. Susan has no problem putting Zoe in her crate if that is the guest's preference.
The location is a very quiet, well kept residential neighborhood, less than two blocks from the Red Line. Extremely convenient for getting in to and around Boston. We did not have a car, but off street parking is available.
We very much appreciate that Susan's home is smoke free.
Most days, breakfast is continental, but a wide variety of options is included including fresh homemade granola and baked goods. On Sunday, Susan, a former caterer for many years, cooked a sumptuous breakfast: coffee and tea, fresh orange juice, milk, an elegant fresh fruit salad, homemade donuts, fresh from the oven cranberry bread, pancakes with warm maple syrup and thick cut bacon. Eggs or omelets were offered as well - but who could eat eggs after all that. Every thing was beyond delicious.
Tea and cookies were available in the evenings as well.
The common areas were filled with books, videos and CDs for the guests use and enjoyment. The bedroom had a wide selection of books, too. And Susan is a fount of information about things to do in Boston as well as the best ways to get from point A to B - whether you want the shortest route or a scenic one.
We have stayed in many B&Bs in our travels; but this being our first airbnb experience, we were still somewhat anxious. Susan completely relieved our anxiety with her pre-arrival communication and her gracious hosting. Her home and her hosting are very comfortable and welcoming.
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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.