About This Listing
I'm working professional woman, originally from Armenia, blessed to live in Beautiful Victorian house since year 2000. Very convenient location to Downtown, Harvard Sq. MIT, UMASS, Cape Cod. Being in the city yet having the convenience of the house
Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from Dorchester, England in 1630.
The house is Beautiful Victorian houses built on 1848.
This is not the wealthiest part of Boston, yet very convenient , affordable and save location to the city center, Cambridge, Harvard Square, MIT, ocean, South Shore
The house is big and spacious on three floors and attached Townhouse behind the main house. Can accommodate 8-10 people.
Room A: is my library setting in the basement, big room with electric fireplace, bar sink in the room and shared bathroom. There is a dehumidifier for the humid days, and big fan for hot days. Normally it is a cooler place. It is a big space, can accommodate 3-4 to make it economical if needed. There is a king size bed and sleep futon.
Wireless internet access, cable TV, home phone for you to make local calls.
Location to public transportation: 4 min to walk to the T- red line Fields Corner stop. Red line is the most convenient line in Boston which connects you to any directions you need to go. The South Station is the 5th stop from the house and next one is Downtown Crossing stop, continues to MIT, Harvard on the same line direct.
You can end your day in the ocean for sunbath, swim or nice walk in Castle Island (Historical site). JFK Library and Museum, UMASS Boston are in Dorchester two stops from the house.
Parking: unlimited (privilege for the area).
From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip
From the South Station: T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to Fields corner it may be $15-20,
Safety: It is save to walk from T station to the house even late nights.
In front of the house is a Vietnamese Buddhist center and the back of the house is the of the branch of Boston police station. It is very safe between two of them :)
~ The highway (93) and the Mass Pike (90) are a short drive away.
You will have clean bed sheets, Towels, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Maps
The library, shopping and eating places just around the corner (Blarney Stone is a nice place to eat on the corner).
About a 5-10 min quick drive gets you to South Bay shopping center, where there is a supermarket, large Asian grocery store, Target, Home Depot, Marshall's, Office Max, Best Buy and Old Navy. There are also neighborhood shops on the plaza if you need something and a grocery store the very last one on the plaza.
From T-Andrew Station shuttle bus takes you to South Bay shopping mall area.
Room B- has queen size bed, ceiling fan, closet (single matrass can be provided if needed for extra person
PS: you can rent my car as well (Honda insight, Hybrid)
garden, open balcony, when the house is reserve by a big group this room will not have access to the kitchen and in this case, I'll refund $15 per night for the inconvenience. I'll let you know it in advance. In this case there is side door to use with key. You can also rent my car (almost new, Honda Insight/hybrid) aks me about it
Interaction with Guests
e-mail, phone, (website hidden), text, Viber, in person when I'm at home, if I'm not there have a house manager to take care
Mixed, safe, convenient, interesting history, beautiful Victorian homes in Wesley park behind the park
Fields corner stop on T-red line, it is the best in the city, 4 min to walk from the house.
TRANSPORTATION: From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line from the airport and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip You can use UBER as well it’s common now, cheaper
Other Things to Note
While here discover the neighborhood's beautiful Victorian homes, shops and restaurants
Check in 2:00 pm check out 11:30 am
PS: please send your arrival and departure time
You can bring your bags before check in time or leave to pick up later let us to arrange it for you
Outside smoking, keep the place the way you receive it. Details will send after reservation
This place was adequate for one night. The house was easy to find and very convenient to Boston. The surrounding areas and access to the nearby beach was the best part. As for the house itself, there was plenty of local parking and the host was pleasant. We did not have a key that worked to our room and so we could not leave our belongings there. Although Hermina tried to get the key to work, in the end we felt our stuff was not secure.
There is no cleaning fee for a reason. We shared a bathroom and the people we shared with were slobs. They did not clean their area up. We found their personal belongings everywhere. That was not the host's fault but be aware when sharing common areas. The other issue was, we were in the basement. You can hear every step from above, and if you are not a morning person, i wouldn't do the basement. I'm new and i wasn't sure if she just assigned me the room or I could have had my pick. As soon as i paid, i saw my room was A. This may have been my error, so not putting too much issue into it.
A spacious house, a quick walk to the subway, and a great host! This is my second time staying here and I'll definitely be staying here again in the future too.
The house is big and clean. There are 5 rooms inside and you will share the bathroom , hall and kitchen with other guests. The host will provide you a very detail and clear instruction before you arrive. The METRO is near the house and easy to find CVS. If you like communicate with other guests in the house, that's your better choice.
Zwei Freunde und ich schliefen dort für eine Nacht. Es war alles ordentlich und gemütlich eingrrichtet. Auch das Badezimmer war in einem guten Zustand. Hermina antwortete jedesmal sehr schnell und gab uns genaue Angaben, wo wir alles finden können. Außerdem ist ihr aus sehr nah zu einer Bahnhaltestelle- max. 10min.
Ich würde bei ihr immer wieder eine Unterkunft nehmen.
Hermina's house was great, really welcoming and pretty, and the room was large with its own bathroom. It can be a *little* loud in the mornings, because it's right under the kitchen, but if you're an early riser then that shouldn't be a problem.
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About the Host, Hermina
Originally from Armenia, I live in Boston last 15 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. I love traveling and the experience of meeting locals and one way of doing it, is where do you stay.
I share what I know about Boston with pleasure and sometimes I learn from travelers what they discovered in Boston.