dinning roomliving room

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

I'm originally from Armenia, live in Victorian house for many years. I love hosting people from around the world and to use Airbnb when I travel. It is very convenient location for people with or without car. You are welcome

The space

Big, beautiful Victorian house on three floors, there are three two more rooms on airbnb. You will meet other guests in the house.
There are two houses attached to each other on the same ground. Two houses are connected with open balcony. On the back there is a patio with a picnic table for common use
Interior: beautiful hardwood floors, warm and welcoming colors . Equipped kitchen.
Room A: has queen size bed, comfy, big room, open double sleep futon. Accommodates 4. Good place for young students, affordable to travel

Guest access

Dining room, kitchen, open balcony on the front and the back of the house, patio. Light cooking is ok, coffee, tea with nice cookie, fruits in the kitchen.

No cleaning fee, please change the bed sheets and take the trash out before you leave (I really appreciate this help)

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.
After reservation please provide your arrival and departure time for logistics.

Other things to note

Very convenient, and safe 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 (please check the street sings) big tickets
Airbnb helps to discover real Boston neighborhoods where you would not be otherwise as a tourist. Dorchester is a historical area.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 15
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Check-in is 3:00 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
Help yourself coffee or tea anytime
Keep the volume low before 8am and after 10pm
Close the doors gently
No shower after 11:30 pm
No laundry after before 9am and after 8pm
Keep the kitchen in a decent condition after your use
Turn off the light when you leave the room
Trash out from the room BLUE BOX recycling
Please respect this rules for full refund of security deposit. Thank you
Please change the bed sheets the $15 refund from cleaning fee



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

353 Reviews

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Joey User Profile
July 2017
Hermina is a very genuine person, she offered us coffee and toast in the morning which was a nice touch! Also, you pay for what you get! The neighbourhood could surprise many individuals, because of the low end housing! Picture this more as a hostel rather than a house! She has a great set up. Enjoy!

Vera User Profile
July 2017
Hermina responded promptly and I had a place to stay on just a few hours notice. Checking in was easy with the keypad entry and convenient for everyone since I arrived so late. I only regret that we didn't get to meet each other!

Jamie User Profile
July 2017
Easy to commute in & from Boston. Nice restaurants nearby. Quiet tenants.

Tim User Profile
July 2017
Hermina's place was a great base campe for our weekend in Boston. Easy access to Red Line. We had the big room in the basement. Though the bathroom was shared, we never had any issues our contention with its use. Thanks, Hermina! :)
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
You are welcome, Thank you, Dear Tim
July 2017

Nguyễn Bùi User Profile
July 2017
Best airbnb I have ever had!
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
Thank you, pleased to hear that :)
July 2017

Margaux User Profile
June 2017
Very disappointed by Hermina's BnB. I didn't understand the previous comments that I have read. As soon as we arrived, we saw a rat crossed the front door, outside on the balcony. You self check-in and Hermina doesn't welcome you. That didn't bother me as I was awared of that. We booked the room A which was a basement with a little window. We felt like we were more in storage place than in a room. The room was not very clean, we found dust everywhere and some spider web at the ceiling. We also found mouse droppings... There weren't two beds but one full bed and one sofa bed with a very thin duvet. FYI, it was a shared bathroom. There were linens next to the bathroom that was washed, wet, no dried during the whole 2 nights stay. The room door can be looked inside but not outside, so we put our luggages in my car when we were away during the day. The shared kitchen is not clean, dishes in the sink etc... We felt like in "l'auberge espagnole", a hostel more than a BnB. The street parking is not that easy, you will be lucky to find a spot. The only positive point I saw is that you are at 5 min walk from train station (15min from Boston). I will not recommend Hermina's unless you are a student and like hostel style.
Hermina User Profile
Response from Hermina:
I'm sorry that you were disappointed, The house is safe and you could ask for the key, there was no need to go through the hassle. Talking to me could help you to have better stay. It's my house and sometimes can be not perfect, I'm working full time I do my best to host people and I'm friendly person. I understand that sometimes it may be not perfect but mainly the house is being cleaned on a regular basis. That's right the big room the students are happy to reserve and save
June 2017

Kimberly User Profile
June 2017
Hermina's place was easy to find, had ample street parking (free) and plenty of places to sleep. The four of us were very comfortable in Room A. She had clean towels and sheets for us and was very accommodating. Note, do not use the deadbolt on the front door, as you may lock Hermina out. The door locks automatically when one closes it.

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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: 97%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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