I'm working professional wonam, originally from Armenia, lived in this house since year 2000. It's very convenient, save location to the city center and the ocean
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. There are 4 bedrooms and 1,5 bathrooms.
Room C: Big space in the attic on the third floor, with AC, queen size bed, sleep futon and shared bathroom. on the second floor
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.
Interior: beautiful hardwood floors, warm and colorful walls. Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
Most rooms have queen size bed, and the attic room has one queen size bed and sleep futon.
Wireless internet access, cable TV
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
Dinning room, living room, kitchen, balcony, patio. You can also rent my car (almost new, Honda Insight/hybrid) aks me about it
Interaction with Guests
email, phone, in person
Restaurants, shopes, around the corner and open late. T-red line being 4 min walking distance, ocean being close, old Victorian houses, free unlimmited parking
Other Things to Note
From the airport: Free ride with Silver line to South Station and change to T-red line, get out Field’s corner stop. You don’t pay to Silver line and the change inside to T-red line outbound is free.
By taxi: from South Station around $15-20, from the airport around $35 +tip (In Boston you always tip between 10-20%)
If you need to bring your bags before check-in time, please let me know so we try to arrange it.
Please be cautious when you come home late or wake up early, do not disturb the other guests.
It's convenient to access the room. The room is clean and very large. The neighborhood is very nice.
It was a great stay with a clean room and kitchen that included a great breakfast.
I and my friends were very happy with our accommodations and Hermina's place. We stayed in the attic room (C). (The house has several other nicer bedrooms that may be available - lots of options for different size groups.)
Room C, as advertised, was minimalist but it was a big open space and had plenty of room for the three of us to sleep and spread out our stuff (slanted ceilings so not a lot of head room for the large amount of floor room). The staircase to the room is very steep and the bathroom is one floor below so don't stay in this room if you would have a problem with those things. There are also only a few outlets in the room so don't plan to plug in a lot of electronics.
The kitchen, dining room and living room are very nice and the bathrooms are clean and functional.
The neighborhood was okay with a few bars and restaurants, a grocery store, liquor store and other shopping. We picked up groceries and made breakfast each day. The kitchen is well appointed and well organized. The only problem with the neighborhood is that there are usually people hanging out in the area of the shopping center. If you find this type of environment uncomfortable you may not be entirely happy with the neighborhood but we did not have any trouble with anyone other than minor annoyance from a pan-handler. Note that the house is next to the police station so it is in a very safe place.
The subway station is just a few blocks walk from the house - less than a 5 minute walk. Public transport is the way to go in Boston - you can get a 7 day pass for $19 that gives you unlimited use that even includes the inner harbor ferry. I found this subway stop just as convenient for my needs as when I have stayed near the Back Bay stop - yes I had to plan additional time but it was just as easy to get to all the places I visited.
If you will be driving to Boston for your visit you will be happy to hear parking is simple near Hermina's place. Street cleaning rules only make you move your car once every two weeks so it should be easy to arrive, park and not worry about your car until you need it.
I will most definitely stay at Hermina's place for future trips to Boston. Most likely I will stay in one of the other rooms but I was very happy with my stay in Room C for this visit.
Très bonnes informations envoyées avant l'arrivée. Tous les renseignements nécessaires ont été transmis par Hermina. Sur place, une personne nous a montré notre chambre et le fonctionnement de la maison.
Cozy house in Dorchester, we were 3 young students and we stayed at the attic. The attic was huge! Everything was great and it was 5 min walk to the subway. Hermina wasn't around but she had a friend living at the house, if we needed any help. Great experience overall.
This Victorian house was an excellent place to stay in the Boston area. It was a short 5 minutes walk to the red line that brought us straight to city center, and the rooms and toilets were in great conditions. No complaints!
Hermina was easy to work with and help our company's interns with her place to stay. Location is great, right near the city. If you don't have to stay in the city, I recommend giving Hermina's place a try.
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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.