Beautiful Victorian House /C

House - Private room · Park St, Dorchester, MA 02122, United States
Hermina

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

Your host, Hermina
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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

The Space

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 (email hidden) 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

Guest Access

Dinning room, living room, kitchen, balcony, patio

Interaction with Guests

email, phone, in person

The Neighborhood

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Although we didn't get to meet Hermina, she was very quick to respond to messages and made sure we had all the information we needed to get to the house. The house and room in the attic was very clean spacious and walking distance to the T-line. It was a very convenient place to stay and I would definitely stay again if I go back to Boston!

    June 2014
  • We had a nice stay at Hermina's house. Things were pretty clean and instructions were very clear. Both Hermina and her house manager, Donna, we're extremely responsive before and throughout the stay. Very close to the Red line stop, which was convenient for traveling to downtown Boston. We found parking right out front. Neighborhood can seem a little sketchy late at night, but we had no problems whatsoever. Would recommend people to stay here if OK with not staying in downtown Boston.

    June 2014
  • Hermina runs a great B and B service we met other guests and the facilities are great! We were able to do a wash and cook in the kitchen also we had great weather so sat out on the porch! Easy location to the red line which takes you direct to South station/downtown and harvard! A great stay!

    June 2014
  • We didn't know Herminia but the instructions to arrive to the house were very clear. The house was very nice and the neighbourhood very quiet and safe. Our room was very spacious and comfortable on the second floor. It's very close to a police office. If we back to Boston we'll repeat on Herminia's House.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • This is a beautiful house. Very lovely and clean. Everything we needed was at hands. Also it's really close to the redline (email hidden) for staying at Boston. We didn't get a chance to meet Hermina and Donna. But they were always approachable.

    May 2014
    Hermina
    Response from Hermina:

    Dear Jing, I'm glad to hear that, I'm in Armenia, I do miss greeting my guests :)
    I had really good experience hosting airbnb gusts in my house and a lot of fun as well
    take care

    May 2014
  • My husband and I had a very enjoyable and friendly ( thank you so much Donna!) overnight stay at Hermina's B&B . The location is brilliant for the subway system, the bed and room were big and comfortable, and the laundry room was a huge convenience! It is located outside of the main downtown area but the subway system is fast ( less than 5 minutes into downtown ) and the B&B is in a handy location for basic ( grocery, banks , Dunkin' Donuts ) items. We would definitely stay there again, and loved the relaxed atmosphere ( thank you again, Donna :-D)

    April 2014
    Hermina
    Response from Hermina:

    Thank you Lucy, glad to hear good things about Donna as well, makes me feel good that when I'm not there my guests are in good hand :)

    April 2014
  • What a great trip! Trying to stay anywhere in Boston during the marathon for a reasonable price seemed almost impossible. We found Hermine's place and she does not raise her prices sky high like most other places. This was perfect as anywhere else we would have had to spend it all on accommodation. rHermine was so helpful, when room situations changed she made sure it was ok with us, which it was. The house is beautiful and the room was perfect! She gave us easy to follow instructions to get from the airport. It's not a fancy part of town but as 2 females traveling together we never once felt unsafe, even at night. While we did not get to meet the owner, her property manager was available and helped us out. Highly recommend this house if you want a close but quiet place in an authentic Boston location.

    April 2014
    Hermina
    Response from Hermina:

    Thank you Tonya, I'm glad to hear that you had a good stay and yes, I do not change the price to rip off people for the special occasions to make it affordable your trip to enjoy it. You put big effort to participate to the marathon,I do my part to help people

    April 2014
  • Yes, it is a beautiful Victorian house...BUT... I found it cold; both in temperature and ambiance. No personal contact with the owner. Conveniently located. It is near a train station. BUT... I wouldn't choose to stay there again.

    April 2014
  • My fiance and I were in boston for one night and we stayed at Hermimas home. It was very clean and organized room. We had full use of the kitchen and washer/dryer. It was a full house but very enjoyable. We didn't get a chance to meet Hermina but her and the house manager were very helpful via phone with any questions we had. Would definitely stay there again!

    April 2014
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Originally from Armenia, I live in Boston last 15 years. My house is one of many beautiful Victorian houses in one of the 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.
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