About this listing
Very convenient and save location 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 to
Beautiful Victorian house big and spacious, it has three floors with finished basement. It is a duplex, meaning there are two houses attached to each other. Two houses are connected with open balcony and the basement of the house (sharing the laundry area). On the back there is a patio with a picnic table for common use. You don't feel isolated here and you may meet nice people next door
Interior: beautiful hardwood floors, warm and welcoming colors . The kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge.
Wireless internet access, cable TV
Dinning room, living room, kitchen, patio on the back, open balcony in the front and back of the house, coin operated laundry in the basement.
You can also rent my car when I'm away (almost new, Honda Insight/hybrid)
Interaction with Guests
E-mail, phone, text, line
(website hidden): hermine889
Historical houses, this house has been built on 1848, Melville Park is on walking distance with all historical houses and gas lamps
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).
From the house: left from the house, then right at the traffic light you will see the iron bridge, on your right is the station. Any train to the city, but to the house take Ashmont train.
Other Things to Note
Dorchester is a historical area, it is real Boston, not the most touristic place. Take advantage of being in Dorchester and check the history. My house is located between Buddhist center and police station (safe :) )
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 :) 4 min to walk to the FIELD'S corner stop
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
The house could really accommodate a lot of persons (we were a family of 10), and that made it so enjoyable !! We stayed there 4 nights. The neighbourhood is good, with lots of Vietnamese restaurants around, and supermarkets. Hermina, our host, was very nice to us, and discreet at the same time. I definitely recommend for large groups or families !!
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 !
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About the Host, Hermina
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.