About This Listing
I'm working professional woman, originally from Armenia, live in Victorian house since year 2000. Very safe and convenient location to Downtown, Harvard Sq. MIT, UMASS, Cape Cod. Being in the city yet having the convenience of the private home
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.
This is a Beautiful Victorian house, built on 1848. And the addition, attached Townhouse on the back was built on 1900’s
It is a mixed neighborhood, safe
House: Beautiful, safe and comfortable place for gatherings for friends or families. There is everything to feel at home: The main house can accommodates 8-10 people in the smaller one, which is attached to it, 4-6 people. Two houses are connected with sunny, open balcony, patio on the back, nice place to grill or picnic outside. Ocean is 5 min to drive to Castle Island. UMASS and JFK library and museums 5 min to drive, or free shuttle buses from JKF T-stop. It is possible to reserve both apartments for a bigger group.
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 MIT, Harvard on the same line direct.
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 two stops from the house.
You will be provided: Clean bed sheets, Towels, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Map
The library, shopping and eating places just around the corner (Blarney Stone is a nice place to eat on the corner, D-Bar, Pizza, Vietnamese food : Pho-Hoa, Anh-Hong) All within 5 min walk or less
Wireless internet access, cable TV
Parking: is unlimited and save to park on the street, just look the street sings
TRANSPORTATION: From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line from the airport and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip
PS: you can ask to share my car as well (Honda insight, Hybrid)
Dinning room, living room, kitchen, patio on the back, open balcony in the front and back of the house. You can also rent my car (almost new, Honda Insight/hybrid)
Interaction with Guests
e-mail, phone, (website hidden), text, Viber, in person when I'm at home, if I'm not there have a house manager to take care
Mixed, safe, convenient, interesting history, beautiful Victorian homes in Wesley park behind the park
Fields corner stop on T-red line, it is the best in the city, 4 min to walk from the house.
TRANSPORTATION: From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line from the airport and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip You can use UBER as well it’s common now, cheaper
Other Things to Note
While here discover the neighborhood's beautiful Victorian homes, shops and restaurants
Check in 2:00 pm check out 11:30 am
PS: please send your arrival and departure time
You can bring your bags before check in time or leave to pick up later let us to arrange it for you
Outside smoking, keep the place the way you receive it. Details will send after reservation
Hermina's Victorian home is lovely. She was not there during my stay, however, and so I had to be pretty independent, which I do not mind. There were other guests there (I could hear them) but we did not cross paths much at all. The location is very convenient to the Red Line which is a big plus. The neighborhood is quiet and quaint with a couple restaurants within a block or 2.
Making sure the house manager is there to answer questions or give a tour would have been nice. We ran out of toilet paper and I had no idea where to get more. I also think another guest brought home fresh (straight from the sea, still alive??) fish the first night, so for about 18 hours the entire house smelled of dead fish - very, very unpleasant. Another guest continuously left the toilet seat up. Every single time. A house manager could have helped remedy these situation where it may be uncomfortable for another guest to rectify it. Also, because the doors are controlled with a code entry, I wasn't sure how safe it was. I did lock myself out of the bedroom unknowingly and had to contact Hermina to figure out how to get back in. She was very responsive and told me where the keys were. Still, providing a key to each bedroom upfront would have been great. Having access to everyone's bedroom keys was probably not the safest thing for a guest to have.
The room I stayed in (room D) was gorgeous, clean and very comfortable. I spent my time in the home in my little oasis (the room) and found my self most satisfied there. I would recommend Hermina's place with the full disclosure above.
Room D was booked on short notice, but Hermina graciously accepted! The house, room, and bathroom were all very spacious and clean. It was also within close walking distance to the Red Line and good restaurants and convenience stores. It is a communal house, so be prepared for the presence of other guests and possible noise as they are going about their own business during the day or night. Overall a great value, very convenient and comfortable, thank you Hermina!
Hermina non era in casa ma ci ha fornito informazioni precisissime e dettagliatissime su come arrivare, come accedere e come sistemarci. La casa funge un po' da ostello, essendoci diverse camere adibite agli ospiti. Rispetto ad un ostello però è tenuta pulitissima o ordinata, le camere sono belle, i letti comodissimi, la casa ben arredata, e a disposizione degli ospiti ci sono anche le cose essenziali per la colazione. La metro è davvero a pochi minuti e in poche fermate si arriva in centro a Boston. il quartiere è ben fornito di tutti i servizi e molto sicuro. In generale un'esperienza che consiglierei e sicuramente ripeterei!
We had a lovely experience at Hermina's house. It was our first time airbnb and it was great. Her description about how to get there mad it easy to find. It's a lovely neighborhood and very easy connection to downtown. The room was big and clean, so are the bathroom and kitchen. We'd definitely chose to stay with here again.
The house was nice, clean and well maintained. It was pleasure to meet Hermina. I appreciate her hospitality. The house is very close to train station and very convenient.
This was my first time in an Air BnB. It was delightful! My room was bright, comfortable and clean. All rooms require you to climb some stairs. Guests hve shared bathroom and kitchen privileges - be sure to clean up after yourself and remove your shoes inside. There is a TV in the living room. The house is an old restored Victorian in a busy, eclectic neighborhood that is undergoing some renewal. You'll get a front door code as well as a key to your room so you can come and go as you wish. I felt quite safe.
I parked my rental car on the street near the house and took the subway to explore Boston. The "T" is a quick 2 blocks away and very easy to use. Be sure to grab a free map of Boston from the airport or an info kiosk as they have maps of the "T", the city and the Freedom Trail as well as tons of other great stuff.
The house is near a fairly busy street so there is some road noise, especially during the day. There is a Police substation behind the house so you'll hear some sirens but the trade off is an added sense of security. Since I was traveling alone and unfamiliar with the neighborhood, I chose not to walk around outside after dark.
There are restaurants and shops nearby. I had a great dinner at the Vietnamese restaurant on the corner.
The host, Hermina, was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed talking over coffee or tea. Be sure you have her cell number in case you need to contact her.
Great experience. ..I believe I'll be doing more Air BnB's and less sterile impersonal hotels when traveling in the future.
The host provided very good information regarding how to get to her place and was always available online for any additional information that we needed. The place was very nicely kept, clean, warm and homey, including the kitchen which was stoked with things for a small breakfast.
My only issue, and it was quite an issue for me, is that the surrounding neighborhood is very sketchy as some people pointed out. I was not comfortable at all to walk outside in the evening. If you are looking for a place to park your car out and go straight in, that would be good for you. If you are looking for a place that you could walk around a bit in the evening, I think that would be a bit uncomfortable for most.
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About the Host, Hermina
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.