About This Listing
Very convenient to the Downtown, UMASS Boston, Harvard Square, MIT, JFK Library & museum, Castle Island fort, Ocean, Cape Cod highway I-93. Good place for big group of people to get together. I hosted many families with children
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.
This is a Beautiful Victorian house, built on 1848. And the addition, attached Townhouse on the back was built on 1900’s. I live in this house from 2010. This is not the wealthy area at the present, a lots of improvements. Public library, restaurants and shopping plaza just around corner. Ocean end of the street
It is a mixed neighborhood, safe, comfortable distance from Downtown by T-red line stop which is 4 min to walk from the house
The House: Simple, beautiful, clean, big, comfortable place for gatherings of friends and families. There is everything to feel at home: The main house can accommodate 8 people. There are two large bedrooms with queen size beds in each and one smaller room with single bed, big attic room with more sleeping place. Single mattresses can be provided for extra people. 1,5 bathrooms. The library on lower level is used as well.
The townhouse attached to the main house is connected with open balcony, and the laundry in the basement, there is also a sunny patio with picnic table.
End of the street is the bay area where you will see UMASS Boston, JFK library, if you continue driving it will take you to Castel Island and Pleasure Bay beach, 7 min drive. For larger group it is possible to reserve both apartments to be comfortable.
Public transportation: 4 min to walk to the T- red line Fields Corner stop. Red line is the most convenient line in Boston subway, which connects Field’s Corner to South Station, Downtown Crossing, MGH hospital, MIT, Harvard sq. In the hot summer day you can end your day the beach relaxing. Shopping South Bay Mall is 10 min to drive or by T you can get there as well (Best Buy, TJMax, Office Depot…)
Wireless internet access, cable TV, Clean bed sheets, Towels, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Map provided. Parking on the street is unlimited, free. I do share my car as well, ask about it
The library, shopping and eating places just around the corner (Blarney Stone Pub, D-Bar, Pizza, Vietnamese food : Pho-Hoa, Anh-Hong). A new cafe' just on Park st " Chill on Park". All within 2-7 min walk or less
Dinning room, living room, kitchen, patio on the back, open balcony in the front and back of the house. You can also rent my car (almost new, Honda Insight/hybrid)
Interaction with Guests
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Historical houses, this house has bee built on 1848, Melville Park is on walking distance with all historical houses
Population is mixed, some old Irish pubs on Dorchester ave.
Ocean is 5 min to drive or walking distance end of the street
From the airport: Taxi (cost around $35-40)
Free ride by public transportation from the airport: if you take Silver line and change to T-red line in South Station (look outbound train Ashmont destination) get out on Field’s corner stop. You will see DORCHESTER ave. sing. When you are on Dorchester Ave., turn to your right and walk. At the second traffic light left corner you will see the RadioShack store. That’s Park st, turn to your left. 4 min to walk (address you can get after reservation)
From South Station: follow the same directions above starting from the South Station. Taxi may be around $20.
From the house to the T-red line: Turn left when you leave the house, right on Dorchester Ave. You will see the iron bridge above Dorchester Ave. On left is the station: Fields Corner (all trains go to Boston, Cambridge)
Other Things to Note
Take advantage of being in Dorchester and check the history
Landmarks: RadioShack on the corner of Park st and Dorchester Ave. and Buddhist Center with Yellow arch across of the house. Boston police behind the house, safe :)
Check-in is 2:00 pm, and checkout 11:00 am (the bedrooms please, you leave your bags to pick up later or bring them early). After reservation please send me your arrival and departure time for logistics
outside smoking, keep the place in dissent condition, no trash behind, be considerate the high cost of utilities and safety. Turn off everything when you leave the room and the house. After 11:30 pm no laud music or noise unless special occasion
My family stayed at Hermina's house and they thought it was fabulous! The house was clean, spacious and had everything they needed! Donna the caretaker/cleaner was there when they arrived and was SUPER nice! She really went out of her way, even helped us make coffee! The house was in a great location - near to the subway, there was a bar across the road (with fab food) and local stores and stuff nearby too.
Great house, lots of rooms and beds for my group of 9. Has everything you need :) thanks Hermina! Amy
Host was welcoming and accommodating for our large group. Checked up on us but did not disturb us.
We as a large family renting this property were quite disappointed with our accommodation on our trip to Boston. We were under the impression that the house had 4 beds as advertised but in fact there were only 3 proper beds the rest of the beds turned out to be mattresses on the floor. The area is quite run down and we were advised by a nearby pub that we shouldn't be out alone after dark. Downtown boston is around 20 mins on the train and the train station is a 5 min walk from the house. There is a supermarket & McDonald's nearby but not much else so we just used the house as a base but it was a pain getting back before dark every day. On the whole I think the house was overpriced and we would not return to this house although it may be suited to a smaller family/group.
Sorry Lisa, but the area is safe to walk in dark, I hosed so many people, I don't like when people are prejudiced by the looks. I live in the area 15 years. And yes your group was really big for the house, unfortunately the second one was not available by the time you decision. I wish you were happier. Thank you so much
Very nice house, well kept, good directions, etc. Very happy with our stay.
Amazing house!! Perfect for our group of 12 people, it fitted everyone and the house was perfect! Clean and friendly !
L accueil a ete tres chaleureux. A la moindre question, on nous a repondu tres gentiment et tres vite. Le quartier est modeste mais sympathique et la maison est tout pres d un supermarche. La maison est grande et tres fonctionnelle Le quartier est tres bien relie au centre de Boston ou on arrive en 15 minutes de metro
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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.