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~
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.
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.
Elizabeth's apartment is lovely and the room is spacious. The location is very convenient to buses and restaurants. Perfect for me. She was very quick to meet my every need.
Elizabeth was very welcoming and accessible. She provided a lovely space that met all of my needs. The bed was very comfortable. A very attentive and pleasant host. Thanks so much!
Elizabeth is a very sweet host, she made my first Airbnb trip a memorable experience. I really appreciate that.
My first airbnb stay and what a great experience. Thanks for the professional and helpful service Elisabeth. You are a champion.
My boyfriend and I just came from a long flight late at night so were pleased with the check in process upon arrival which was nice and straightforward.
Although it was late, Elizabeth was there to greet us and she was very friendly and helpful with information on the local area and the acommodation.
We had fresh clean towels and sheets and use of the kitchen with the lovely vanilla coffee in the morning which was handy. The bathroom was lovely and clean, and right next to our room.
The building itself is really charming and quant so it was a treat staying there as opposed to a generic hotel.
The only small issue was the room was a little cold, but we were provided with a heater which warmed up the room quickly. Elizabeth also warned me to switch it off if I use a hairdryer / straightner to avoid a power cut.
The area is very charming and safe with a few nice places for brunch - try Brass on Union Sq or Union Sq donuts which gets very busy. There is also Market Basket down the road where can buy groceries if needed.
I would definitely recommend the Harvard Dollshouse as a place to stay if you are visiting Boston.
Elizabeth is a great host. We are so lucky to meet her on my first airbnb deal. She tried all what she can do to satisfy us i.e. a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. She actually never did this be4. The room is cozy and on the great location spot. This is our first time visit Boston. We will definitely come back again and spend another few days with Elizabeth.
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