This cool Carrage House is nestled in the city of Boston on a quit tree lined street minutes away from major lines of transportation. Set off the street gives this home a feel of being in the suburbs. Off street private parking is avaliable.
Unique is a good way to describe the space. Enjoy being minutes away from major points of interest yet feel as though you are out of the city. Enjoy morning Nespresso or French-press Illy coffee and breakfast on the patio, or grill up something for dinner. Grab a juicy tomato (July August) and some fresh herbs from a small variety I have growing. Have a game of Backgammon or Badmiton, glass of wine, take a nap, relax, and unwind. One 2-room suite. Private bathroom on main floor. Brand new pillow top queen-size mattress, down pillows (alternative down also available upon request). Bathrobes provided. There is an additional single room upstairs with a double-size pillow top mattress that sleeps 2 which could be reserved for the same family or group of travelers sharing the private bathroom downstairs. I live in this beautiful home, and look forward to sharing it with all my guests!!
Private off-street parking. Outdoor grill. Minimal kitchen access. Secure WiFi.
As much or as little as wanted by the guests!! I live in this home as well.
The house is located on a tree-lined quiet street steps away from several types of restaurants. Family-owned and operated Mexican style take out, ice cream cafe, and an up-scale American style restaurant which has an interesting gathering, and 2 European style deli's. The famous JFK Library and Castle Island are just a short bike ride.
Enterprise care rental will pick up and dropp at no additional cost!! 5-8 minute walk to major subway lines, and only 10 minutes away to major historical point of interest
Complimentary airport pick up with a minimum 4 day stay
Private Off Street Parking
Minimum 2 night stay
Secure Wi Fi pass code included in amenities.
Private off street parking, laundry wireless printer. All bathroom needs such as shampoo conditioner towels etc... Limited kitchen!!
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as desired by guest. I have a keen sense of knowing!!
I have a dog however I do not allow guests with pets. Smoking is allowed on the patio or outdoors.
Comfy bed in semi-private basement. Great breakfasts. Generous and friendly host and dog (all 80lbs of him). Walk upstairs to washroom. Everything was very clean.
I am so very sorry that their stay was not as pleasant as it appeared to have been to me. My dog never seemed to bother them at all. If Dallas had neither Tim or his wife mentioned any problem. He is a well trained dog but still a dog!!! Frankly I was and am disappointed in Tim's review. We spoke about my previous guests, and Tim had read their review.
I must say I was surprised that none of the false comments made by the previous guest were addressed in Tims review. The rooms are beautifully furnished, and they are private. But that depends on someones definition of private. All my guest are invited to use the main living area as they wish.Tim and Leslee spent a great deal of time in my home working, and preparing for the conference they where attending.
Tim is greatly overweight and maybe the bathroom being on the main floor was too much for him. I cannot imagine how I could have made their visit any better. I was up at 5:30 AM some mornings to make sure that they left my home having a good gourmet breakfast.
It speaks volumes for the character of a person when they spend 8 night in you home and take 1 minute or less to write a review.
Our stay here was a nightmare. We’ve stayed at numerous AirBnb’s in 5 different countries and have never had a bad experience. Until now.
The host was rude, inappropriate, and had no respect for privacy. Also, this is listed as an “Entire Place”; it’s not. It’s a room in this woman’s house.
My husband and I were in Boston for business. Our first night was without incident. The host seemed friendly, if a bit eccentric.
On our second night, we came back to the house after a long day at a conference. It had been pouring rain all day. We were exhausted and eager to get out of our damp clothes and go to bed.
While taking off our wet shoes at the door, we were accosted by the host, who demanded to know why we hadn’t answered her texts (my phone was on silent from the conference). She was incensed that I hadn’t responded immediately.
Apparently there was some sort of leak downstairs in our room. She discovered this while entering our space while we were out. We’re not sure why she was in there, but we didn’t know she would be doing so and it invaded our privacy.
She was babbling incoherently about the leak for 30 minutes; we were unsure what was happening.
She then became very domineering, making me carry bedding downstairs and ordering my husband to fix the bed that she had haphazardly propped up on a powerdrill (not sure why she had done this). In the midst of this, she starts yelling at me about my slightly damp socks. I wanted nothing more than to take off my damp clothes but she’d started ordering us around before I had a chance.
She was so abusive that my husband finally spoke up, saying he didn’t appreciate how she was speaking to us, to which she responded, “If you want concierge service you should stay at a hotel”.
She was incredibly rude and acted as though the leak and ensuing chaos was our fault. We felt uncomfortable and considered leaving immediately, but we weren’t sure how to find another place at that late hour.
Early the next morning, my phone rang while we were sleeping. I groggily answered the phone to the host aggressively demanding access to the room. Before I could respond, she rudely hung up.
We immediately gathered our things and left without brushing our teeth. Our bus didn’t leave until 5pm, so we were forced to carry our luggage around Boston in the pouring rain because we felt so unwelcomed in her home.
Stay here at your own risk. Based on other reviews, it sounds like she can put on a veneer of kindness. But if something goes wrong, be prepared to be verbally attacked and harassed.
Also, we LOVE dogs, but this dog – while adorable – isn't well trained. It kept jumping on us (it’s a big dog!) and twice barged into our room to try and eat our pizza.
The visit began badly from the on set. 2 Day's prior to coming Kristen asked if I WOULD CANCEL HER RESERVATION AS HER PLANNING WAS BAD, AND THOUGHT MY HOME WAS CLOSER TO HER MEETINGS!!
SHE ALSO KNEW IT WAS A SHARED HOME WITH ME AND DALLAS!! BAD DOG!!
All that I can say is nothing. Nothing speaks volumes when someone has diarrhea of the mouth. and wouldn't know class if it slapped them in the face.
They smelled so badly when I picked them up I thought I was going to vomit!
If you are looking for a super clean home, with class, and a giving caring host then please make your reservation before my calendar is full.
I am so looking forward to the responses from this outrageous inaccurate review.
Veronica is a wonderfully kind and thoughtful host and Shangri-La is an ideal home away from home. Veronica's attention to detail is evident in everything about Shangri-La from it's style, decor and cleanliness to it's comfort and amenity.
Veronica's European background is clearly on display in every aspect of her home. She made me feel completely at home and did everything she could to make my stay as pleasant and trouble-free as possible. I would never hesitate to recommend Shangri-La highly to anyone. Thank you Veronica!
Jessica is hands down one of the best hosts I ever had on Airbnb! She's made our stay in Boston an absolute blast by being SUPER accommodating (not only picking us up from the airport but driving us to our tradeshow everyday), friendly and a hoot and a half to boot! Her place was gorgeous, the rooms comfortable and immaculate, we had breakfast waiting for us in the morning, and her dog Dallas is a lovable goofball. When I'm back in Boston I'll hope to be staying there again cause I just can't imagine having this much fun elsewhere :)
Veronika-Jessica is a wonderful host with very good taste. She decorated the house by herself and the design details can be found everywhere. She's quite amiable and easy-going, and a brilliant conversationist as well. We stayed two nights at the basement, which is private and warm enough even during the coldest weather. Also, we all love her dog, Dallas, very handsome Weimaraner. We'll definitely cone and stay at Veronika's again when we visit Boston.
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Derek and I had a wonderful time staying in Jessica's place. We were made so welcome even though she had a lot on her mind due to a family tragedy. Her place was immaculate and very tastefully decorated not to mention the wonderful variety of breakfasts she served us. We count ourselves lucky to have met such a lovely person and not to forget her very friendly dog, Dallas! We wish them both the very best and many thanks. Derek and Gillian
I am 1st generation American from European decsent. I love people from all walks of life, and believe that we all have much to teach and learn from one another! I have traveled the world (not as much as I would have liked to), and still am in love with Italy. I love the outdoors and spend time hiking with my dog Dallas. Food is my other pleasure, and not a lot of it just really clean and delicious! Horseback riding is my therapy for everything. I am full of life and good energy!! "The most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart and soul" Helen Keller