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.
Susan’s Bed and Breakfast is a great deal .
First you have location. It’s not located in the middle of Boston, but it is a very quick walk (around the corner and a half a block) to the subway red line which will get you anywhere quickly without having to worry about parking.
Second, Cleanliness. Wow, this place is cleaner than any hotel I have stayed in.
Third, the accommodations are comfortable. Multiple pillows and a quality bed. A clean hotel type robe in each room. A desk, Full length mirror, hairdryer, shampoo, etc. It's very well thought out.
Fourth, Susan is an all around good host with a wealth of knowledge about Boston and great places to go.
Fifth, the price is extremely reasonable.
There are rules that you have to abide by in order for all guests to stay together comfortably. If you are the type of person who wants to drink, get loud and put your feet up on the furniture then this is probably not the place for you. Finally, you must love dogs because there is a sweet but rambunctious pup, Zoe. She knows she is not allowed in any guest bedrooms so she gets pretty excited when you come downstairs to "just see her". It's nice if you are an animal lover to have a pet around while traveling. If you give her belly rubs she will calm down. So, all in all, I would recommend Susan's place and would stay there again if I were to come back to visit Boston.
This was my second experience staying with Susan. This was an extended booking - Susan still welcomed me with open arms, helped carry my luggage to my room and was an overall wonderful host. Due to this being an extended booking, we had multiple interactions over several months and I must say Susan (and her puppy Zoey) were a joy to speak with.
A former caterer, Susan's Sunday breakfasts were amazing, very filling and special (especially the French Toast and bacon!) The bed itself was very comfortable, the bathroom sparkling, and the house is a very ascetically pleasing place and It would be my pleasure to stay their again!
We loved our stay with Susan. The house was clean, comfortable, well decorated, close to the subway line, and the breakfasts were great. More important, Susan and Zoe (her dog) were so warm, caring, and helpful. I stayed 2 months with Susan, and by the time I left we felt like family. We were sad to leave.
Susan helped with all sorts of information, from jogging routes to places to see on Cape Cod, and was always ready to help when asked. When our daughter left Boston from the bus station, Susan thought she had left her phone behind and drove frantically to the bus station downtown to bring us the phone.
Susan is very considerate of one's privacy, while making sure everyone knows the rules in the house. This is important for all guests to enjoy the house, and a big PLUS for a B&B where up to 3 different families stay simultaneously.
The house is extremely convenient on the Red subway line. And there is no problem coming home even after midnight to the neighbourhood. We felt very safe there. The neighbourhood is also decorated with beautiful Victorian houses, making the walk to and from the subway a pleasure. Highly recommended.
Susan is a great host; the house is lovely, clean; the breakfast is amazing. We have stayed 3 nights and wish to stay longer. Thank you, Susan. I hope to see you in Shanghai, we are friends.
This home is a lovely well kept home and it is evident Susan takes pride in both her house and her hosting. The small details were appreciated--lemonade upon our arrival, water in our room, homemade cookies for our son. Breakfast was delicious --it was great to enjoy fresh fruit and homemade pancakes--you can tell Susan is a talented cook. The location of Susan's home is ideal--a two min walk to the train and 15 min ride downtown.
We are a couple of Australian travellers who have experienced numerous types of accommodations. As an introduction to AirB&B,Susan was excellent. She met us on our arrival and welcomed us in the lounge of her lovely house. She had placed an iced pitcher of water in our room to help us refresh. After discussing the house rules and what she provided (outstanding breakfast and be there for her weekend breakfasts), her home made muesli/granola is to die for. She has a young puppy who is absolutely lovely. The room was large and comfortable and the other guests when present were lovely.
It is Tuesday morning - my first day back to work after spending a wonderful week in Historic Melville Park in Boston with Susan. I can not stress how much I wish I were having breakfast at her table. Waking up to fresh fruit everyday can't be beat. The listing was so much more than I had expected. The neighborhood was clean, peaceful, and easy access to the Red Line meant that traveling through Boston was a breeze. I highly recommend Susan's bed and breakfast for a comfortable stay in "The Bean." She, like her home, is pleasant, knowledgeable, and contains that classic charm for which we all yearn.
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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.