I was born in Europe and grew up in New York City. Now I am a musician and a professor in Boston
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Ivan has a BEAUTIFUL place overlooking the water and downtown Boston. As many reviewers have said - his photos don't do it justice. Bathroom is nice and new - with Jacuzzi tub and a great shower head as well. Everything was neat and clean, which is very important to me. Its a perfect retreat if you're looking for a weekend of peace and quiet. My boyfriend and I stayed there this past weekend and loved it. The kitchen is great...we did some grocery shopping on day 1 so that we could stay in when we felt like it. There is a wonderful Thai restaurant just about a block away from the house - down by the waterfront. We can't wait to go back again!
Ivan's beautiful apartment in Swampscot, MA was perfect in every way! It was spotlessly clean, the bed was comfortable, it had all the comforts if home, an incredible view of the harbor, and great location for walking distance to restaurants. I would recommend it highly!
Response from Ivan:
Thank you, Robin
Staying at Ivan's was amazing. The house itself was fantastic, with every amenity readily available. Appreciated the hot tub and the fireplace, especially since we stayed here in the winter on a particularly frosty weekend. It was hard to motivate ourselves to leave the house to explore the area since it was so well equipped and lovely inside our little home. The views were unparalleled. I will be recommending this to anyone I know who will be in the area - and will definitely be finding some time to go back myself! The best AirBNB experience that I've had - book with Ivan and you really won't regret it. He is kind, professional, accessible (but respects your privacy), and overall, a five star host.
This house is absolutely amazing. It's a 15 minute walk from the train station with gorgeous views of both the water, and in the distance, Boston. Ivan made sure the hot tub was ready when we arrived and was nice enough to let us extend our checkout time. I couldn't recommend this more to a couple looking for a place to get away for a weekend from Boston!
I appreciate Ivan's flexibility and last minute booking, but did need to change my plans the day of and hoped for similar flexibility in terms of a credit or refund. The nightly cost was a lot to basically forfeit, but was ultimately my decision...
I do hope to actually stay at some point, because the property looks lovely!
It was my girl's birthday and we had a complete blast. The views were incredible. The house was beautiful and overflowing with comfort. I would love to stay again.
Response from Ivan:
Thank you Doron!
Wir haben wunderbare Tage in Ivans Haus verbracht. Das Haus mit seiner wunderbaren Aussicht, gemütlichen Einrichtung, komfortablen Küche, phantastischen Terrassen und tollen Lage ist noch schöner als die Anzeige erwarten lässt. Falls wir nochmals in diese Gegend kommen, werden wir sicher versuchen wieder hier zu wohnen.
Morgens aufwachen mit dem Blick aufs Meer ist einfach super!
Response from Ivan:
Thank you Dieter!
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Ivan's place is! Even better than the pictures, this home is amazing. From the picturesque uninterrupted water views to Ivan's beautiful home, our stay in Swampscott was such a highlight. The attention to detail in this luxurious home is superb. It is very clean fully self contained home with every imaginable convenience. The neighbourhood itself is very charming & very quiet and offers some wonderful dining. Transport into & out of Boston city was a breeze with the bus/train system. Ivan's response time with our communications was excellent. We will definitely be coming back. If you are visiting Boston, you must stay here!
Sharon & Peter - Sydney Australia
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Ivan's home - the views were spectacular! The hot tub was very relaxing and we also had fun going thru his CD collection. Just like all the other reviewers, we had a fantastic time at Ivan's place - and he was very nice when we met him as we left. We did want to mention that the upstairs bed is very firm which is not our preference...but hopefully the vaulted ceiling and calming ocean sounds will completely distract you. It was a perfect spot for our mini-moon!
I cannot recommend Ivan's place enough! I agree with prior reviewers that the pictures don't do it justice! The house is warm and inviting, and the views are incredible! We enjoyed the fireplace and hot tubs. What a great place for my wife and I's Baby Moon! Swampscott and the surrounding communities are beautiful to explore. Ivan was incredibly responsive and very helpful. I highly recommend Ivan's and we have already talked about how we would like to return ourselves sometime!
Ivan was an awesome guest. He was extremely polite and very easy going. The place was left very clean in the end, and I would certainly love to host him again. He is more than welcome to use me as a reference - my experience hosting him was excellent. Highly recommended.
This was a great experience. Ivan is welcome back anytime!
Our guests Ivan and Cathryn were most welcome - we got to share some interests in common, and all went well with their stay at our Guesthouse. Highly recommended.