Comfort in Historic Melville Park 3

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

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 passport must be presented upon arrival.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Brian User Profile
November 2016
Close to the subway, the grocery store and the laundromat, Susan's home is a great place to stay. There is an extensive list of rules that must be followed during the stay, but these are in place only to ensure the comfort of all the guests staying at the house. Susan is a gracious host and is always willing to give suggestions on things to do in the city, help navigating the neighborhood or, if you wish, simply to let you be. There is a large number of guests who stay at the house, but it is nonetheless clean and comfortable.

Sonali User Profile
June 2016
It was my first AirBnB experience, and I was really nervous on who we would end up with. My husband and I wanted to do a quick weekend getaway to Boston, and I did not want to spend a ludicrous amount on just hotel rooms when we would barely be in the room itself (trust me, they are pricey in Boston). I looked into my price range and saw that Susan's place came up with the highest reviews, so we took a shot. What a GREAT experience we had! Susan was so welcoming, even when we came in late on Friday night and offered us snacks and conversation before showing us around her beautiful home. It was a very clean place, and everything was separate for the guests, which I liked. Our room was on the 3rd floor in the attic and it was a very nice space- she even put fresh roses on the table alongside with some homemade pecan turtles! We slept great, and headed out for our adventure the next day. It was only a 3-4 minute walk to the station and we were able to squeeze in a lot that day since we did not have a long commute to the Freedom Trail and other things. Susan does have a dog, Zoey, whom we absolutely loved. Don't worry about her following you around or be in your space- Zoey keeps to herself unless you invite her over. Susan also went up and beyond when we needed to print our boarding passes (Spirit charges you) as well as providing a few small things that I forgot that we needed, and it was something that I truly did appreciate. We are definitely going to be coming back and staying here on our next visit.

Mike User Profile
May 2016
To say myself and my 5yr old son felt safe and comfortable would be an understatement. Look no further for a place to stay. Super clean home, perfect location, and an amazing host who went above and beyond any expectations you could have. My son will be talking about Susan and Zoe for years to come!

Hussain User Profile
May 2016
It was a nice place. There is a dog which you should be aware of if there are people with allergies :)

Betsy User Profile
April 2016
Susan made us feel very welcome when we arrived and she took time to get to know us. She also made us a lovely breakfast on the mornings we were there. She is very professional and warmly hospitable. Her dog Zoe is lovely and also made us feel welcome. Her home is clean and orderly. Our room was clean and bright. The listing, for the price, seemed too good to be true...and it was. Exceptionally good value. The neighbourhood is AWESOME. I am disappointed that some reviewers speak of the neighborhood rather disparagingly. To us the neighborhood is full of character and creativity. We felt safe there. We LOVED the easy access to the subway as well as free, unlimited street parking. I really can't say enough about this listing. This was my first Airbnb experience and I was not disappointed. If I ever return to Boston, I will most definitely stay with Susan.

Kushagra User Profile
March 2016
So we stayed at Susan's place for 5 weeks and over all it was an experience to remember , like a bitter sweet symphony. Susan is a lovely lady who will at times go out of the way to make her guests feel welcomed. The listing is very clean and rooms have everything organized in order. Neighborhood may not be the best for traveling at night but it is super close to the subway , which made it very convenient. Zoe , her dog, is one of most affectionate dogs i've met and an absolute delight. The breakfast, particularly the homemade granola is to die for. Also, Susan went out of the way to bake lovely treats for us on the weekends.The accommodation has everything that one may need for a great stay and Susan was very professional and gave us good amount of privacy. It is however important to know that you are living in someone's private space and there will be rules for everything you do right from the use of kitchen to bathroom , which make more sense in the long run but could make you feel uncomfortable at that time.The use of kitchen is limited , and it will harder if you plan to use it regularly for cooking. It would also be recommended for guests to stay outside (for work/ travel) during the day time. It was an enriching experience to stay with Susan both culturally and intellectually , and we had some great conversations. If given an opportunity I would definitely like to stay there again.

Kenneth User Profile
October 2015
Susan is a pro. I would say one would be hard pressed to find any host as organized as she. I did not take advantage of the breakfast only because I had to leave too early in the AM and had food at the conference. Cozy, old multibedroom home. The room had good heat. Despite having multiple guests, my room was quiet and comfortable. She introduced herself and took the time to get to know me and let me know about her.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in July 2011
Susan User Profile


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.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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