About This Listing
Big, spacious room in a beautiful Victorian house, save, 4 min to walk to T-red line, direct line to Downtown, MGH, MIT, Harvard sq. I-93 South is end of the street. Private room, with shared bath
Beautiful, specious, Victorian house on three floors with finished basement. It is a duplex, meaning there are two houses attached to each other. Two houses are connected with open balcony. On the back there is a patio with a picnic table for common use.
Interior: beautiful hardwood floors, warm and welcoming colors . The kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge.
Wireless internet access, cable TV
Room D: has a queen size bed, comfy, good size room
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 (Honda Insight/hybrid)
Coffee, tea with toast and jam please help yourself like at home
Interaction with Guests
e-mail, phone, (website hidden), text, Viber, in person when I'm at home, if I'm not available then the house manager will be helpful
After reservation you will have this information
Mixed population, safe, convenient location, interesting history, beautiful Victorian homes in Wesley park, Melville st.
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. It's not a wealthy area, has pockets with beautiful Victorian houses, like Melville st.
This is a Beautiful Victorian house, built on 1848. And the addition, attached Townhouse on the back was built on 1900’s
Important information please fallow carefully:
Landmark: RadioShack on the corner of Park st and Dorchester Ave. and Buddhist Center with Yellow arch across the house
From the airport: Taxi (cost around $35-40)
FREE ride on public transportation from the airport, if you take Silver line and change to T-red line in South Station (look outbound train Ashmont destination) get out on Field’s corner stop. Get on Dorchester Ave when you exit on your left side. When you are on Dorchester Ave., turn to your right and walk. At the second small traffic light left corner you will see the RadioShack store. That’s Park st, turn to your left, walk, the second house on the right side is in front of yellow arch. (Buddhist Center) (4-5 min walk)
From South Station: follow the same directions above starting from the South Station. Taxi may be around $20. H. Now there is UBER (online private taxi, which is more reasonable price, if you have the apps your for UBER, you can use is, cheap, safe and no tip
From the house to the T-red line: Turn to your left when you leave the house, right on Dorchester Ave. You will see the iron bridge above Dorchester Ave. On left is the station: Fields Corner (all trains go to Boston, Cambridge)
Other Things to Note
Restaurants, shops, are around the corner and open late. The ocean is end of the street and Castle Island 5 min to drive. JFK library and museum, UMASS Boston 1 mile
Free, unlimited parking on the street and one can on dry way. Airbnb helps to discover real Boston neighborhoods where you would not be otherwise as a tourist. Dorchester is one of them
Check in 2:00 pm check out 11:00 am
PS: please send your arrival and departure time
If you need to bring your bags before check in time or leave to pick up later let me know please I'll try to arrange it for you when it's possible
Please respect the fallowing:
Parking on the street unlimited, free, check the street sings please
No shoes to the second floor
Take the trash out from the room and please keep in a decent condition
Before you leave please take off the bed sheets and leave them on the bed
When you arrive late and leave early please try to be quiet not to disturb the other guests
Help yourself in the kitchen coffee, tea, a toast, jam, peanut butter (please keep it clean)
Turn off every light and AC when you leave the room
Thank you, this will be helpful to keep hosting guests
Wish you an enjoyable stay
Hermina was a gracious host and gave us really helpful directions to her flat! Four of us booked rooms B and D. The rooms were true to the photographs and, happily, only a few minutes' walk from Field's Corner T-station, as well as from McDonald's and a supermarket. Coin-operated laundry available downstairs! Do note that both rooms got some noise from both within and outside the house, and the one shower seems to be shared by all the tenants.
Room D is very comfortable, and Hermina is very nice. The location of the house is about 5 min to T- Red Line, it's convenient. We like it.
It was an enjoyable stay! I stayed for 3 nights and Hermina was very responsive to my questions. It was just minutes away from the T- line and very convenient to the downtown area! The location was also easy to find. The neighbourhood was also safe to walk. However, as I was travelling alone, I went back during early evening. Overall, it was a wonderful and enjoyable stay!
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!
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About the Host, Hermina
Originally from Armenia, I live in Boston for many 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. Traveling is part of my life and staying with family opens chance to meet local people.
I share what I know about Boston with pleasure and sometimes I learn from travelers what they discovered in Boston.