My husband Randy and I live outside of Boston in a large Victorian home on 3 acres. We have very diverse interests as I am a musician/astrologer and he is a technology whiz.
Joan and Randy's place was simply wonderful. Exactly what I needed and exactly how it was described. It is an easy commute to Boston, plenty of places around the unit for grocery, supermarket, restaurants. A real great location.
The unit is large, very clean, great bathroom and nice kitchenette. It was very quiet. It is all equipped. I met Joan on my last day, we were both kept pretty busy. I will definitely come back for my next trip in the area. Thank you Joan and Randy.
This is such a charming house! Our rooms were cozy and comfortable and Joan and Randy were the perfect hosts. We stayed about 8 days and very quickly it felt like our little home away from home. Even when the evenings grew chilly, our little apartment stayed very comfortable. We are hoping to stay there again on our next visit. It's also a great location; close to Boston, the Cape and shopping...just lovely.
We really enjoyed our stay at Joan and Randy's. We had plenty of space for our family of four and the distance from the city was just right. We were comfortable and felt very at home. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes to get away from the city for some quiet time at the end of a busy day.
The Stay was great. The house is in a quiet neighborhood. All rooms were in a good shape. Kitchen and bathroom were fully equipped. Coffee and towels were waiting for us. Thanks for hosting us. We would love to come back. Joerg & Katja
I would definitely recommend staying with Joan and Randy. They are very nice, laid back and welcoming hosts. Also, their property is very quiet and set off the road a ways....so you feel a nice sense of privacy outdoors. Also, the apartment is in the back of the property, so again its very quiet and separated from the other apartments in the building.
The apartment itself is old but in a good way. It currently doesn't have a living room or sitting area other than a small kitchen table, but to us it wasn't a big deal. Very convenient location as well, easy to get into Boston, down the Cape etc.
On our long trip to the US this place was the greatest! We had a wonderful stay at Joan and Randy's beautiful home. Also the communication before and during our stay was perfect.
Joan welcomed us in person even though we arrived late and she even took some time for small talk. She was very friendly, helpful and communicative, simply terrific, and made our stay very easy. Thank you very much for letting us feel so welcome Joan! If you really get to come to Vienna once, get in touch with us!
The apartment is as described plus it has a very warm and homely feel. We felt very comfortable!
If you have a car, which we had, the Location is also perfect. It took us less than 30' to get to Boston and we found parking in Boston that was relatively cheap (12$ until 6pm). It is good to arrive early in Boston and using some app like SpotHero to find a cheap garage.
I can highly recommend Joan and Randy's place. It's almost a shame we stayed for such a short time! I would definitely stay again!
Our stay at Joan and Randy`s place was just wonderful! Everything was as described, clean, comfortable and cozy. We loved the porch with the two rocking chairs!
The location is awesome to explore Boston and Cape Cod.
We can highly recommend Joan and Randy`s place!!
We were very glad, having found the offer from Joan & Randy. It was the best way to visit Boston and Cape Cod and especially to get an impression of the real New England landscape and art of living (that kind of impression you don't get by sleeping in Boston). Even as we reached the appartment at 10:30 pm we had the possibility to get in because there were some keys left for us. The appartment was at the second floor, had enough space for us two and one additional bedroom. It was traditionally furnished, certainly already some more years old but clean at all. Thank you two.
Wir waren sehr froh über das Angebot von Joan & Randy. Für uns der beste Weg, um Boston und Cape Cod zu besuchen und vor allem, um einen Eindruck von New England zu erhalten (diese Eindrücke, bekommt man garantiert nicht, wenn man in Bostin schläft). Obwohl wir die Wohnung erst nach langer Anfahrt aus New York gegen halb elf erreichten, kamen wir rein, da uns Joan einen Schlüssel hinterlegt hatte. Die Wohnung war in der zweiten Etage, hatte genug Platz für uns zwei und ein zusätzliches Kinderschlafzimmer (Doppelstockbetten). Alles war traditionell eingerichtet, sicherlich bereits einige Jahre alt, aber alles in allem recht sauber. Danke euch beiden.
Our stay at Joan and Randy's place was a pleasure, e-mail communication was prompt and very clear which made it easy to find a place in an area where we have never been to (and which for a European appears to be like a beautiful forrest with some streets and houses...).
Joan and Randy haven't been in the house when we arrived but had everything prepared from keys to a welcoming light in the bedroom. It was nice talking to them the next day and we felt very much at ease during the time we spent there. We can absolutely recommend this calm place - also as a good base to visit Cape Cod and Boston).
Loved staying here. Joan was terrific, the apartment was clean and tidy and had everything we needed, and there was more than enough space. Such a great property too, quite rural--yet easy to get to Boston. Highly recommend! Also, go to the Lobster Stop in Quincy, MA for lobster rolls. Unbeatable.
Fantastic guests!!! thank you for staying and hope to welcome you back again soon.
Joan contacted me for a one night stay and I was pleased to be corresponding with someone who also hosts. Communication was painless and concise. They arrived exactly when they said they would and we chatted briefly before they went out of the evening. The were very personable folks, and Randy was gracious enough to change the batteries on my Carbon Monoxide detector:)
If you prefer guests who are polite and considerate, Joan and Randy would be the ideal choice. I would most definitely host them again.
Joan and her family left our apartment in beautiful condition--communication was excellent, the apartment was well cared for and tidy upon checkout, and they were respectful of house rules. An ideal guest in every way! We welcome her back anytime! :)