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 Revere....no worries....it's 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~
Interaction with Guests
See you in passing.
I'm available if you need anything, otherwise I leave my guests alone.
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.
~ Guests may be asked to show a photo ID upon arrival.
~ Parking in excess of 3 days may require an additional visitor's pass.
~ 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 if the space is not left in the same condition as it is found.
~ 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.
My friend and me really enjoyed our stay at the Dollhouse: it's a very cute apartment with everything one may need. Elizabeth was super helpful. She made us feel very welcome and provided us with everything we needed to be comfortable and warm!
Elizabeth was accomodating and welcoming. We ended up not staying overnight and only napping and using the shower since the weather prevented us returning late at night. The room was clean, bed comfortable and location convenient for us (just the wind chill of 17 below and additional 10 inches of snow got in the way!)
The house smelled a bit of mouth balls which may be a problem if you are sensitive and a small waste basket in the room would be helpful.
Elizabeth was very sweet and made us feel right at home. We had a busy trip in Boston so we did not get to spend too much time at the apartment but Elizabeth made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. She left snacks, bottles of water, maps, and free Lyft rides around the city! I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this apartment to any of my friends.
Great neighborhood and location. Rental sits between Somerville, Cambridge and Boston.
Elizabeth is an amazing host - kind, helpful and ridiculously knowledgeable about the city, which comes in handy for visitors/tourists.
The location of the house is ideal, especially to those who want to visit Harvard University. It just takes me twenty minutes walk. Besides, basket market is next to the house. The landlady is nice, kind to me and my daughter. She always tries her best to make a better communication with us. Thank you, Elizabeth.
The Dollhouse is in a great location, easily accessible from public transport. We bought the 7-day 'T' pass and found it to be an easy way to get around Boston. We would've loved to have met Elizabeth, but weren't able to make it work with our travel schedules. She seemed like a very friendly person. She left us waters, snacks, and anything we might need to make our stay comfortable. The place was easily accessible and the parking pass she provided was very helpful!
Elizabeth allowed me and my wife to stay in her place even though she was out of town for those days. She was very accommodating and had a friend leave a key for us. She was an amazing host even without being in town. She checked in each day to make sure we were comfortable and all was working well. We really felt at home and love the charm of the place. Also, the deck right off the room is great for letting the sun in and getting fresh air. We also had a blast in the nearby bars. The location was perfect for catching busses or even walking into other parts of town. Nice places to eat and drink nearby. We really loved our stay.
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, 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