My condo is a true urban oasis! It's in a quiet neighborhood with a huge back yard, but is right next to the subway and minutes from downtown Boston. You'll have a spacious private room with a queen bed, and keys to come and go as you please.
The bedroom features a queen bed with a down comforter plus extra blankets & a space heater (in winter) and air conditioner (in summer). The bedroom has built-in drawers and an armoire for hanging clothes.
You'll have access to my spacious, homey kitchen including a dishwasher, disposal, & microwave, and everything you'll need for cooking. The bathroom features a jacuzzi bathtub, and there are free laundry facilities in the basement.
My huge back yard is a real rarity in the city! The deck is a wonderful hangout spot when the weather is nice!
Be sure to check out the pictures and reviews, and get in touch if you have questions!
Towels and bedding are provided. I also provide household stuff like an ironing board, drying rack, hair dryer, first aid kit, sewing kit, soap, shampoo, etc.
Interaction with Guests
I have lived in Boston for 20 years and have hosted at least 100 people from all over the world! I have a busy social life and am out of town a lot, so you'll have a lot of time and space to yourself, but I'm also accessible in case you have a question or problem. When you book I'll provide instructions on where to find the keys so you can check in and out any time. As a bonus, you'll also have access to my personal copy of Lonely Planet Boston, in which I have marked all my favorite activities and hangouts!
My place is in Boston's Mission Hill, about a 15-minute subway or bus ride to downtown Boston. It's a short walk to the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Emerald Necklace park system, and a bit longer walk to Symphony Hall and Fenway Park. Mission Hill offers a big grocery store, pharmacy, bars, restaurants, and more. For the doctors, students, and researchers out there, it's also super convenient to Longwood Medical Area, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Northeastern University, Mass Art, and New England Conservatory.
My place is just a 3-minute walk from Boston's subway system (Green Line and buses) or a 15-minute walk from the Orange Line. You can get downtown in about 15-20 minutes by train or bus.
Other Things to Note
Other things to consider as you plan your trip.
1) The Hill. Mission Hill is a kind of steep, and my place is near the top of it! If you can handle 5-10 minutes on a Stairmaster you should be fine walking up it. If you have a lot of heavy bags, consider taking a cab.
2) Parking. There are a number of visitor parking areas in my neighborhood, but they all have 2-hour time limits. The limit is not well-enforced and only a $20 ticket, so I usually advise people to just go for it as the ticket is cheaper than garaging your car. Still, if you can avoid driving, that's for the best! Boston is NOT fun to drive or park in, and public transportation is great.
3) Before you book: please fill in your profile completely, including a photo. I am a single woman and need some idea about who you are before letting you into my house!
I don't have too many rules, other than good old common courtesy! There's no smoking inside but I do keep an ashtray on the deck.
It was my first time in Boston and I'm so happy I stayed with Victoria! She gives you clear instructions on how to get to her place, wifi password, amenities. Her place is very clean and the private room was home-y. She is so also such an accommodating host. We had breakfast and coffee with her and the company was great! Her apartment is a 5 minute walk to the Green line T stop which was also convenient. I genuinely have nothing negative to say and would stay here again the next time I come into Boston!
Victoria's place is impeccably maintained with all the arrangements you could want during your stay. We were able to get the keys easily and she had the fridge stocked and helpful directions allowing us to navigate around even when she wasnt home. Convenient location, but a bit of a trek up the hilly area if you are walking.
Needless to say (considering all of the overwhelmingly positive reviews) that this place is fantastic. For anyone looking for a quiet place that's within minutes of downtown, this is place is ideal. In addition, the host, Victoria, is very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating.
Ich fand das Zimmer perfekt. Etwas kühl (war im März da),aber da ich sowieso den ganzen Tag unterwegs war ,spielt das überhaupt keine Rolle. Super ,die Katze Lucie war inklusive :-)
Wenn ich wieder einmal nach Boston reise werde ,würde ich wieder bei Victoria buchen
Victoria's place is very nice, comfortable, clean, with lots of books, the kitchen is big and very convenient. She is very nicely prepared for our arrival and she has given us detailed instructions. We enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended place:)
i felt very comfortable with Victoria.. almost like i may have known her from somewhere.. the room was very spacious, and felt so at ease immediately. The bed was so comfortable... Everything worked out perfectly.
We had a great time. Victoria provided directions from the airport and informed us about the construction at the Government Center T stop. We had no problem getting in and comfortable, there were laminated cards with basic instructions and a welcoming message so we felt right at home.
Towels and bed linens were clean and warm and the space was adequate for us both. Bathroom was clean and stocked. Altogether we thought the room was good and we would recommend staying here.
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I grew up on a dairy farm in rural upstate New York, came to Boston for college, and have stuck around ever since. I co-own a small web design firm which keeps me pretty busy. Otherwise I spend as much time as possible hanging out with friends and playing outdoors to counteract the ill effects of so much time hunched over a computer. I particularly love biking, hiking, camping, snowboarding, sailing, and swimming, or just lounging on the banks of the Charles River with a good book. Boston is a wonderful city, and I enjoy welcoming people from all over the world and helping them enjoy their time here however I can!