Comfort in Historic Melville Park 3

House - Private room · Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124, United States
Your host, Susan
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The Space

Coastline, Conventions and Colleges – 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 eat-in kitchen and garden with Koi pond and waterfall. In summer, enjoy the garden, in the winter, get cozy in front of the fireplaces.

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 guests 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, with the option of full-service, hot breakfast on Sundays. Enjoy savories and sweets prepared on a whim.

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1350 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Susan was a lovely host. Freshly baked cookies and corn bread saved us from fast food dessert traps in the city. Thanx for that, Susan!
    The neighborhood is the only thing that keeps me from giving a full five star rating. Beautiful houses, but some creepy figures, especially on Dorchester Ave..
    Nevertheless, a warm and pleasant house with some excellent breakfast...

    June 2014
  • I had a nice time staying with Susan. I arrived really jet lagged after travelling for nearly 2 days from Australia so the iced water in the room was great. I had nice homemade muesli everyday and the room was perfect for business and with a pleasant view to gardens. Susan leaving some chocolates for me to take back with me to Australia for my young boys was a really nice way to finish the trip, thanks Susan!

    June 2014
  • Susan is very gracious and took the time to walk me through all the amenities she offers, as well as the rules of the house. She is very experienced in hosting, and it shows!

    My 3rd floor room was lovely- spotless and comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and shared among the 3 guests with no issues.

    The neighborhood felt quite safe- I had no concerns leaving my car on the street, or arriving after dark. I wish I'd had the time to explore it a little more.

    My stay was quite enjoyable, the site, home, and hostess were all excellent. I hope to return!

    June 2014
  • Susan is very good host ever. The house is very clean. The room is big. Transportation is convenient. The last thing that I can't forget to mention is amazing breakfast !!!

    May 2014
  • Susan was very nice and her home was clean and comfortable. The room was large and had all the comforts of home and fresh coffee I the morning was often accompanied by fresh baked goodies. I would definitely recommend for others to consider staying here.

    April 2014
  • My first experience with airbnb and it certainly sent me off with warm, fuzzy feelings. Susan was a very gracious host(ess)! I turned up early due to a change in travel plans and she was very understanding and accommodating. As a self-sufficient', I keep entrances and exits pretty quiet and this was not a problem here (just don't forget to kick your shoes off!). Great location 2 or so blocks from the T. I would visit again.

    March 2014
  • Every time I come to Boston, I check to see if Susan's house is available. The house is absolutely charming, with comfortable rooms and nicely furnished common spaces. The location is also great: there is a Redline stop just a couple of blocks away, so you have all of the convenience of the downtown but little noise. Most importantly, Susan is a fantastic host! She made us delicious breakfasts each morning, and if we were all home in the evening, we would sit and chat at length about all kinds of topics. Staying with Susan is like staying with an old and dear friend. She is an easy host, giving her guests their space, but also a great person to just sit and enjoy a cup of tea with.

    March 2014
  • Hi Susan I have begun to talk english with my (website hidden) is amazing.Thank you for your apple cupcake and your banana bread are delicious.

    October 2013
  • I came to Boston on a 2 month secondment in research. The house is close to all amenities and has a subway stop very close by. It’s in a fairly quiet neighbourhood which is great to unwind in after the hustle and bustle of long day in the City/work. Onto the room, it was very roomy, with plenty of space. There was a small desk great for getting things done, alongside a dresser and a closet for clothes. Susan looked after the room well and provided courteous service with respect to it throughout.

    For a short stay I’d definitely recommend this place however for something longer I would definitely not. There are rules and regulations in place, which are understandable, but are applied and enforced haphazardly leading to misery. From the third week of my stay everything crumbled and I stayed on in constant terror of what I may fall foul of. Unfortunately, I was unable to move as the place had been prepaid by my organization. Everything looked rosy, but I stayed on with these problems.

    November 2012
  • Susan is a wonderfull hoster, the house is clean, nice and next to the Red Line, in 20 min you can stay in Boston Downtown.

    Perfect place to enjoy the seaside and beach, practise sport and brief pure air.

    Susan is a great chef, the breakfast on the weekends is one of the best things of my stay!

    Thanks Susan!!

    September 2012
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Hello, 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.
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