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Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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About this listing

Very convenient location to the JFK library and Museum, UMASS Boston, Downtown, Harvard, MIT, I-93 to South Shore, Cape Cod,
It is quiet unless the police behind the house makes noise sometimes (you feel you are in a safest place). T-red line 4 min to walk.

The space

Two houses attached on the same ground (Duplex). Beautiful, simple and comfortable place for gatherings of friends and/or families. It is on two floors: on the first floor dinning/living/kitchen area, half bathroom. On the second floor two bedrooms and full bathroom. Very sunny, cozy place. There is AC in one bedroom and on the first floor.

Guest access

Dinning/Living area, kitchen, two bedrooms, 1,5 bathrooms, coin operated laundry in the basement. Detergent is provided
Digital lock on the main door

Interaction with guests

e-mail, phone, text, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Viber, in person when I'm at home, if I'm not available then the house manager will be helpful. His info will be provided
After reservation you will have this information

Other things to note

Very convenient, affordable and save location to the city center, Cambridge, Harvard Square, MIT, ocean, South Shore
Restaurants, shops, are around the corner and open late. The ocean is end of the street and Castle Island 5 min to drive. JFK library and museum, UMASS Boston is 1 mile away
Free, unlimited on street parking. Airbnb helps to discover real Boston neighborhoods where you would not be otherwise as a tourist. Dorchester is a historical area.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: 20 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 150
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

Check-in is 2:00 pm, and checkout 11:00 am. You may bring bags in before check in time or leave it to pick up later. Let me know to arrange it. After reservation please send me your arrival and departure time for logistics

NO shoes inside
Keep the volume low before 8am and after 11pm
No laundry after before 9am and after 8pm
No dishes unwashed

Turn off the lights and AC when you leave the house
Trash out from the house before you leave ( BLUE BOX recycling, gray one for food)
Please respect this rules and you get the full refund of security deposit



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

97 Reviews

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Mario User Profile
May 2017
GREAT APARTMENT. Hermina is such a great host, the apartment is really cozy and well equipped. Will stay here again.

Valorie User Profile
May 2017
I am so thankful that Hermina was kind enough to let me check in early. She was also very good about communication. That being said, as a whole, this is the first Airbnb I have been disappointed in. All the amenities were less than expected. Only half of the lights worked, some of the outlets didn't work, the wifi connection was poor and continually dropped, the A/C's were not installed until the evening of the first day. The temperature inside the house was 87 at that point and it took a long time to cool down, and the TV only had two basic channels. The house was a little run down and everything was the bare minimum to the point where the handsoap in the bathrooms was watered down. I feel that there could have been changes to make the house more accommodating without costing the owner an unreasonable amount.
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
Thank you for your comment Dear Valery, AC normally is installed every year around memorial week end. It was unusual heat wave and I work full time. From heat to AC and now back to the heat :) The other minor stuff I have extras always in the apartment. I'm happy to do things while you are there as well if something doesn't work that you can have an enjoyable stay Hermina
May 2017

Javier User Profile
April 2017
Hermina's apartment matches perfectly the description provided. It is less than 5 minutes to the Metro station and 15-20 minutes to Boston downtown. It is in a quiet neighbourhood but with shops, restaurants...just by the corner. It also has washing machine and dryer within the house, which is very comfortable if you are to stay for several days. Hermina is very accesible by text or phone and solves any concern really quick. We would clearly recommend her house to other guests.
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
Thank you was a pleasure to meet you
April 2017

Shenae User Profile
November 2016
Very quick stay here, about 12 hours. Place didn't feel quite clean - it appears that the cleaning service that Hermina used cut corners. She was very apologetic and made it right immediately. Hermina was a great host, came by to greet us when we arrived late, very responsive, offered to call us an Uber to our event early in the morning. Would stay again.

May-Elise User Profile
October 2016
My family and I enjoyed our stay at Hermina's apartment. Hermina was easy to communicate with, and provided good instructions for how to get to the apartment. We loved being able to use a key code, as opposed to a traditional key, which made it convenient for four people. :) Otherwise, the apartment is super close to the T, which was great. Visitors traveling via car may want to ask about parking in advance since it's pretty crowded on the street.

Daniel User Profile
October 2016
We had a nice stay at Hermina's place. There was enough space for my parents-in-law in the main room and us and our two boys in the smaller room. The living room and kitchen is well equipped to host a family and we had relaxing evenings there. Hermina was always quick to reply to any question that I had. Two things to note: Parking is on the street and not on the premises. The heating was switched off when we stayed there even though it was 50ish degrees at night. Hermina did offer to give us some extra blankets but we would have preferred to have the heating on. Overall a good stay. I don't think you can feel safer in a place that overlooks the parking lot of a police station.

Roger User Profile
October 2016
Not a pleasant stay. Our first reaction was to leave but we decided to sleep on it and see how we felt in the morning. We decided to stay, as beds were clean and we could eat elsewhere.
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
Oh, Dear Roger, I feel like I had a home inspection! Sorry, that thing where not perfect for you. Yes, I know and to maintain the house is a lots of work specially for a single woman who has other job as well. There are things on my list to do, and if I don;t maintain the house it would be worse. Whole summer has been busy and not even time in between to do major work. I appreciate your comments and consider. They are things to do on my list as well
October 2016

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Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in May 2010
Hermina User Profile

Originally from Armenia, I live in Boston for many years. My house is one of many beautiful Victorian houses in oldest neighborhoods in Boston (Dorchester). The house is beautiful, big, clean and colors are my addition to its charm. I love colors you can see it in the pictures.
I love the idea of B&B and now I have chance to host people from the world in my own house. Traveling is part of my life and staying with family opens chance to meet local people.
I share what I know about Boston with pleasure and sometimes I learn from travelers what they discovered in Boston.

Languages: English, Français, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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