3 room country cottage in Boston

House - Entire home/apt · Caspian Way, Boston, MA 02125, United States

The Space

Boston vacation cottage for summer rental $550/week, $2000/4 weeks. Two miles south of downtown, 5 minute walk to the Red (subway) Line. Country living with panoramic views of Boston, Blue Hills, and Boston Harbor. Half mile from Harbor Walk/bike path and harbor beaches. Savin Hill section of Dorchester (32 Caspian Way, 02125). Three immaculate rooms - living room, kitchenette, bedroom (full size bed), and full bath. Free wifi. Located on property of our large Victorian. Easy parking and 5 minute walk to Red Line (subway) or Zipcar. Safe, scenic neighborhood with restaurants and shops. Convenient to downtown, UMass, JFK Library, shopping & hospitals. Great launching place for exploration of Boston/Cambridge, historic sites near Boston, Harbor Islands, Cape Cod, etc. Hosts are very knowledgeable on attractions, walks, itinerary suggestions, and hidden gems. See attached photos. No credit cards. Non smoking. No pets.

Guest Access

There is a full kitchen and bath with stove/oven and microwave oven; refrigerator and all items needed to prepare food and serve it. Full bath includes tub/shower. Yard includes outdoor seating area. Living room has television. House has high speed wifi access.

Interaction with Guests

Hosts are very knowledgeable of Boston, its history, neighborhoods, and surrounding areas. Maps and suggestions are available for the asking.

The Neighborhood

Savin Hill is a peninsula that juts into Boston Harbor. The house is at the apex of the hill, about 110 feet above sea level, yet the harbor is a 5 minute walk down the hill. There is a beach at the bottom of the hill with a wide walkway that connects to a 2 mile walkway that goes around Columbia Point, the location of UMass/Boston, the JFK Library, Edward Kennedy Institute for the Study of the Senate, and Massachusetts Archives. Views from the top of the hill adjacent to the cottage are magnificent, with views out to the open ocean, to the Blue Hills south of the city and into downtown Boston. There are nice amenities next to the subway station (a 5 minute walk), including a great breakfast place/cafe, an ice cream parlor and an excellent restaurant with bar. 5 minutes farther are a great Indian Restaurant, several Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants, a number of pubs, a laundermat, pharmacy, and other stores. The closest supermarket is one subway stop away. The Savin Hill neighborhood is an historic district with dozens of large Victorian houses on circular roads that go around the very rocky hill at its center, which is a 10 acre park that includes tennis courts and a basket ball court. The park next to the beach has base/softball fields and a children's play area. The hill has been occupied since 1630, when the Puritans first set ground where the beach is, and was fortified as early as 1640. The rock is the unusual "puddingstone," a glacial composite formed by the retreating glaciers during the Ice Age. Savin Hill is located in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, which is the largest and most diverse neighborhood in Boston (think Brooklyn). There are lots of different ethnic restaurants (Vietnamese, Polish, Dominican, West Indian, etc., that embellish the great array of new restaurants that have opened in recent years. The area is historic, with the oldest house in Boston nearby, ancient cemeteries, churches, and buildings. And it's only a couple of miles south of downtown Boston, with the Freedom Trail and hundreds of historic sites. The Red Line goes from the South Shore and Dorchester, through downtown Boston, and into Cambridge, passing MIT and Harvard on its way to the northern suburbs.

Getting around

Red Line (one of the major subway lines) is short walk.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • The little cottage in Dorchester was absolutely perfect. The neighborhood was quiet and safe, and the park across the street is lovely. The house itself is perfect for a couple. The bed is comfortable, the shower is hot, and the tv works. Cabs come fairly quick and it costs about $20 to get downtown. The t stop is about a 5 minute walk away and takes you about 20-30 minutes to get downtown. I would highly recommend this spot.

    April 2011
  • The reservation was canceled 47 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 18 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2013
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University of Massachusetts Boston, St. Joseph's High School
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Shawmut Design and Construction
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I'm a community activist in Boston. I'm active in civics with a focus on public health, historic preservation and the environment. I'm friendly, outgoing and enjoy the adventures of life. I'm a family man who enjoys spending time with my wife and grown children, and enjoy my dog Molly, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I enjoy biking and have done a fair amount of international travel. Music plays a large role in my life. After founding a community health center and working as its CEO for over 30 years, I now work as Vice President for External Relations at Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading national construction management firm. I also teach nonprofit management at BU.
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