About this listing
Private, clean, and furnished bedroom available in a historic triple decker family home. Guest have access to wifi and full kitchen. Less than 30 minutes to Downtown Boston. Popular jogging route and golf course nearby.
Enjoy your stay in Boston with us!
We have 3 private, clean, and furnished bedrooms available in a traditional triple decker family home in Dorchester. Built in 1910, this budget-friendly space offers a lovely dining room, shared bathroom and cozy kitchen. Please note this is a non-smoking residence.
*If this room is booked, please check our other two listings.
Our "Purple Room" features
-Desk, chair and reading lamp
-5-shelf dresser and closet
-Fresh towels and linens
-Light self-serve breakfast
-Free street parking
-Refrigerator and kitchen
-Within walking distance of Coin Op Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Convenience stores, Barbershop (one minute), Bus and Commuter rail, Franklin Park Golf Course and jogging trails (five minutes), Stop n Shop Supermarket (fifteen minutes).
Proximity to Common Locations via Public Transportation:
-South Station/Financial District - 25min
-Ruggles Station/Northeastern - 30min
-Downtown Boston - 30min
-Boston Medical Center - 35min
-Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Children’s Hospital/ Beth Israel Deaconess/ Dana Farber - 45min
-Harvard University/ MIT/ Boston University (main campus)/ Mass General Hospital/ Hult International Business School/ Museum of Science - 60min
When booking, have a completed profile with photo and provide your purpose of visit. I do require at least 48 hours advance notice to properly prepare for your visit so you can have the best experience possible. Also please note that check-in is between 5pm and 11pm. I may be able to accommodate an earlier check-in on weekends but it is highly unlikely during the weekdays. Late check-ins after 11pm will be accommodated for a $10 fee, payable upon arrival. A driver’s license / state I.D. or passport must be presented upon arrival.
Full access to kitchen (just clean up thoroughly after you're done)
Interaction with Guests
I live on the property so I am available to address any issues with your stay and help you navigate the city.
Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over six square miles in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It has a very diverse mix of cultures and many unique dining establishments covering a wide variety of ethnic foods. Guests should be comfortable among residents of different backgrounds.
Bus lines and commuter rail 5 minutes away.
Free street parking.
Use Franklin Park Zoo if estimating distances via public transportation.
Other Things to Note
This is a student/intern-friendly place ideal for those looking for quiet time at night.
Also, you will likely have fellow guests from different countries, even continents. Feel free to interact and learn from each other!
This is a non-smoking residence.
There is light housekeeping (biweekly changing of linens, removal of kitchen trash) but guests are expected to clean up after themselves and keep the area tidy, including removing hair from bathtub and sink and washing dishes right away.
Remove shoes in the apartment. Slippers are OK.
Turn off lights when exiting a room or hallway. Guests are not permitted without prior authorization. Overnight guests are not allowed.
Be courteous to others in the household.
Additional rules will be in the house manual, available upon arrival.
Estuve durante 6 semanas hospedado y me sentí muy bien. Los anfitriones fueron muy amables y se preocuparon para que mi estancia fuera confortable. Tiene básicamente todos los servicios a un paso y la vivienda y habitaciones es amplia. En definitiva muy contento de haber estado allí y haber conocido a ToRena y su familia como anfitriones.
Great People! The listing online was accurate. The house rules were very straight-forward and simple. The hosts were very accommodating.
ToRena is a wonderful person. Rooms are clean and you have your entrance, different from hers and her family.
Usually the neighborhood is quiet, sometimes Sunday they have loud music during the day but not after 9PM.
Overall good experience, I will came back.
ToRena was very welcoming and helpful in getting me settled into the place. The house is shared amongst 2 other roommates with private rooms and the place was spacious, clean, well equipped and above all has a wicked balcony for sitting in the sun.
In terms of location, the house is about a 20min drive to Boston metro, if that is the goal of your travel, I had a vehicle with me so I wasn't entirely aware of what the public transportation situation was. However I hear Boston has a great transit system.
All in all, I really enjoyed my short stay in the Boston area. ToRena and her lovely family did a superb job at welcoming me and providing me with what I needed in my travels. Thanks!
Staying at ToRena's house is great, the rooms are homely, clean and tidy, the neighbourhood is quiet and beautiful and close to a big park and bus station. The fridge was always full. And Boston is such an awesome city with a lovely atmosphere, lot of things to do and very friendly and helpful people. Great holidays!
I had a great stay! ToRena's home was clean and she was always available to be sure I had what I needed. Kitchen was always stocked with breakfast items. I stayed for a month and found it to be very comfortable and pleasant. I would recommend these accommodations to anyone looking for a short or long term stay. The neighborhood felt safe day and night.
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About the Host, ToRena
We are a fun outgoing couple, who enjoys spending time with our son.
We enjoy traveling, cooking, gardening, food and books and music.
We love hosting and try to provide a "home away from home," whether it be short term or long term.