Living room with the grand stained glass window
Private room
3 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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Living room with the grand stained glass window

Living room with the grand stained glass window

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The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Moderate

Description

The Space

Take in the total Boston experience with this unique and beautiful c.1850's Queen Anne Victorian, situated in the middle of fantastic Union Sq. Enjoy the panoramic views of Boston from nearby Prospect Hill - where the first true American Flag proudly flew in 1776.
Less than a mile to Harvard Sq and MIT, public transportation is directly across the street. Independently owned cafes, a comic book store, record shop, pubs/live music/restaurants galore, yoga studios, gourmet/ethnic markets, grocery store, public library, laundry, Union Sq. Farmer's Market - all just steps away and only minutes from Downtown and The North End.
At The Dollhouse, you are welcomed to sit downstairs, plug your ipod into the Bose music system and enjoy the lovely and unique "pocket" front porch, as you're surrounded by Historic "Doctor's Row" scenery. Upstairs, walk out to the glorious private deck in the back, where you're invited to check out the views of The Pru and downtown Boston. Put your feet up and take advantage of the free high speed internet under the sun umbrella. Or, feel free to borrow the bike and hop on the Minute Man Bike Path. You can even dress in dandy period garb and follow the midnight ride of Paul (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) like Vegas - I won't tell anyone.
This ridiculously charming apartment has all the original Victorian woodwork, moldings and stained glass throughout. The bathroom is bright, airy, and delightfully detailed with an original faux fireplace. The kitchen is clean and complete with all the appliances and stuff you need. Upon arrival, you can just drop your bags and make yourself at home while you soak-in your 'wickid-ahhsome' Bostonian surroundings.
Reside with a friendly, helpful and unobtrusive woman who is a professional Chauffeur and Historical Tour Guide.
~There will always be clean sheets, towels, toast & tea waiting for The Dollhouse guests to enjoy~

Guest Access

Please do not leave your car in the driveway. Thanks.

Interaction with Guests

See you in passing.
I'm available if you need anything, otherwise I leave my guests alone.

Getting Around

Get a FREE Lyft ride!! (up to $25)
-DL the app (this offer is for new customers only)
-enter the code ELIZABETH958 in the payment section
-request a Lyft. ☺ enjoy!

Bus stop is across the street. Tons of buses a couple of blocks away, in the center of the square.
Trains - red line, orange and green are about a mile away
The airport is a $20-25 cab ride, or about 45 minutes on public transportation.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

~ Guests may be asked to show a photo ID upon arrival.
~ Guests are not allowed to have company or pets without the prior approval of the host.
~The host reserves the right to charge a reasonable cleaning fee. (In years of hosting, I've never once charged anyone. ☺)
~ The kitchen is available for light use. If you have a longer reservation the kitchen is fully available to utilize.
~ Cooking fish in the kitchen is not allowed. Sorry.
Thank you.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

~ Welcome to Harvard's Dollhouse ~
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Your Host


Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States · Member since December 2011

I work as a Chauffeur and Bostonian tour guide. I've driven lots of famous people and they're usually not as interesting as a stretch limo full of 11 year old girls.
The activities I enjoy the most are Pilates, hiking/glamping, body surfing, clam digging, rock collecting, traveling, reading, art/music and just hanging out with my friends and family.
I have a collection of dictionaries and I love vintage purses, old movies and dark comedy

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Response time: within a few hours

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