Your private deck. This is a walk out from your bedroom. Living room with the grand stained glass window
Harvard's 1850's Dollhouse w/ Private Deck

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Beautiful house in a fantastic, fun neighborhood, complete with a unique front porch and your own deck in the back.

The space

Enjoy a historical Bostonian experience in this unique and beautiful c.1850 Queen Anne Victorian, situated in the middle of fantastic Union Sq. Take in 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, 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 relax on the lovely and unique "pocket" front porch, as you're surrounded by Historic "Doctor's Row" scenery. Upstairs, and attached to your room is a walk-out to the glorious private deck in the back, where you can check out the views of The Pru and downtown Boston.
This charming and unique 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.
There will always be clean sheets, towels, bottled water, 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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox

Free parking on premises

Extra people $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $35
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $110 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

~ 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 an additional cleaning fee if necessary.
~ The kitchen is available, but mostly for light use. Quick, small meals and snacks are fine. If you have a longer reservation (~5+ days), the kitchen is available for regular use.
~ Cooking fish, clams, squid and deep frying anything in the kitchen is not allowed. (sorry)
~ Smoking is allowed outside...on the 2nd floor front porch (off of the living room) or on the 3rd floor deck. (Please just be aware to close the door if the smoke is blowing toward the house.)

Thank you. :)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

304 Reviews

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Jason User Profile
September 2017
The outdoor deck is more than I expected, the area is great lots of bars, coffee shops and microbreweries

Kayla User Profile
September 2017
I had a last minute work trip and was unable to find a hotel and Elizabeth's house was absolutely perfect. Extremely clean with the cutest private patio. I would definitely return and recommend to anyone in the area. She also has the quickest response rate of any Airbnb host I've ever stayed with! She also had breakfast in the morning (yogurt and bagels in the freezer) which was such a nice touch I wasn't expecting. Thank you!

Kimberly User ProfileKimberly is a superhost.
September 2017
Great location, loved the whole thing.

Maegan User Profile
September 2017
My boyfriend and I had a great time staying with Elizabeth. She was friendly and helpful at check-in and it was really easy to share the space with her. The area is super cute and pretty quiet so it was a nice escape from the bustle of Boston proper at the end of the day. Elizabeth also recommended an awesome breakfast place where we ended up eating every morning! The space was cute, cozy and clean! The balcony off the bedroom is awesome and provided a relaxing place to start and end the day. My only qualm is that I was surprised to find that we'd be staying in one room within one of three apartments in the house and that we'd be sharing a bathroom. Maybe this fact is buried in the description, but I totally missed it. It worked out fine for us as Elizabeth was very quiet and we all kept to our own areas of the apartment, but it might not work as well for someone else, so I wanted to clarify. Also, the house is OLD. I've lived in old homes my whole life so I'm used to their quirks but they can be frustrating for someone who isn't used to them! Mostly, these quirks include thin walls, creaky floors, and weird/limited power outlets. Again, this did not pose a problem for us at all, but might for someone with lots of things to plug in!

Jens User Profile
September 2017
My brother and I stayed for three nights and shared a room on the top floor. Elizabeth's place was perfectly located for our visit to explore Boston. It was a quick drive downtown. We also enjoyed her quiet neighborhood with nice restaurants nearby and other historical buildings and houses to admire. We shared a room on the top floor of her beautifully restored home that had its own balcony. Everything was neat and clean. Elizabeth was a gracious host and provided everything we needed, including bath towels and a parking permit for the street. I highly recommend her place if you're visiting Boston!

Maegan User Profile
September 2017
The Harvard dollhouse is one of my favorite stays in Boston. It's a historic building but super cute! It's in a perfect location. It is in walkable distance from the red line. It is a quite neighborhood. The instructions were very clear on how to get in the house. Both beds were extremely comfortable. The balcony had a great view. Overall I'm impressed. Thank you so much for opening your home to us!

Neha User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful and comfortable space with a very friendly host!

Somerville, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in December 2011
Elizabeth User ProfileElizabeth is a superhost.

I work as a Bostonian tour guide. Imo, The Freedom Trail is the best city walking in the United States!! :)
The activities I enjoy the most are Pilates/yoga hiking, body surfing, clam digging, rock collecting, traveling, reading, art/music, driving around 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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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