About This Listing
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.
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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.
The doll house was great - room was clean and the location convenient to bus stops (which can take you to the subway stations). Walking distance to Harvard.
Elizabeth was there to greet us and was very friendly, and available to provide suggestions and answer questions via text.
Nice building and friendly host in an average neighborhood with good public transport access. The apartment is clean and spending time out on the third floor terrace can (in warm weather) compensate for the small bedroom size. The living room is not on the same floor as the bedroom. If i were the host, i would put table and chairs in the bedroom instead of a desk and a cot.
Hi Ross, The room is 13'x14' which is actually not small by the standards of the 1850's. Having a table and chairs in the bedroom is an interesting idea but for now there's a table and chairs right there on the adjoining private deck - everyone likes to relax/eat out there. :)
The house is an extremely charming little gem that is almost enough to make you say "why would i ever go outside", its in a convenient location (just make sure to remember Somerville not camebridge). Elizabeth is an absolute star, that went far and beyond and made me feel extremely welcomed.
The perfect, in my opinion, reason to chose Airbnb.
The house is so nice and the location is great! I liked it a lot even though didn't get the chance to meet Elizabeth. Would definitely recommend this house if someone want to visit Cambridge.
Elizabeth's apartment is exactly as pictured in her listing. The room is cheerful and the double bed is quite comfortable. The deck off the bedroom is pleasant (though it was too cool for me to enjoy it). Elizabeth was helpful with parking and suggestions for my visit to Boston. The neighborhood is great. Be sure to eat at The Neighborhood Restaurant and Bakery (1/2 block away) and check out the Union Square Donut shop. Be aware, lots of steps; her apartment is on the 3rd floor.
About the Host, 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, 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