Vera is a Media Teacher, Freelancer videographer and yogi
Joe is a documentary TV producer
The Apartment was just as shown in the pictures. It was very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood seemed very safe and quiet.
Everything was perfectly fine. The arrangements with Vera, the condo, the building, the neighbourhood, the transport comnnections. Highly recommendable!
Vera's home was clean and very beautifully decorated. Just steps to the T as she wrote. We would stay there again.
It was our first time to use airbnb so we were a little apprehensive. Our experience turned out to be a wonderful one. The location of the condo was fantastic. Arriving tired and hungry after a long haul flight to find some lovely fresh bread was just a fantastic detail. Vera did everything she could to assist us and it made a difference. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
This was by far the best place I have ever stayed. It was so clean and I felt right at home. Vera was so wonderful to work with. I never got a chance to meet her personally, but I did meet her husband. All I can say is they are FANTASTIC people! Vera even left us fresh flowers (sunflowers...I thought that was cute since we live in Kansas), cookies and fresh fruit. Vera obviously cares about her health and environment, which is something that is very important to me. I almost hate to recommend it because I want it to be my little secret hide out! ha ha!
The location is great! Right by the green line and a down the street from the Galleria. The roof top deck is amazing! I could definately live full time in this building!
Response from Vera & Joe:
Thanks so much for your kind words Michele. I wish every guest was as thoughtful and amazing as you and your husband were. It was a pleasure hosting you and hopefully in the future we can meet in person!
We are first-time AirBnB users, and have found Vera's listing last minute. The location was perfect since we were attending the commencement at MIT. Very convenient location to the mall and to the train/bus station as Vera described. She couldn't be more helpful as we flew in early on a red eye, and had to leave early, as well! Overall, it's a great charming unit that allowed us to relax and decompress after a hectic weekend. Hopefully in the future we can stay here again!
Vera's condo is absolutely fantastic. It's in a very convenient location, seeing as it's literally a stone's throw from the T. That was also one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept on. She was very responsive with her communications and was quite adaptable to our somewhat-strange travel plans. I'll definitely be staying here again when we come back to Boston!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Vera's condo in late February. It was our first time using airbnb. We could not have been happier with our experience, and fully recommend staying here when you are visiting Boston or Cambridge.
Vera's place was immaculate, and the decor was fun and eclectic. Her condo is spacious and located in a safe area. Instructions and directions were also helpful and well thought out. Furthermore, the building is located right across the street from a T station (Lechmere), which is a major plus. Boston's transportation system is efficient, and you would have no trouble getting anywhere from Vera's condo. Kudos to the concierge of the building who was gracious enough to help us when needed.
As for Vera, she was an extremely kind host. She even suggested that we leave our bags at her place, as our flight was scheduled after check out. We felt welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Boston due to Vera's hospitality. I would love to stay here again!
This was my boyfriend and I's first airbnb experience and it was great! Vera's directions were easy to follow and we arrived and picked up the keys with no problem. Vera was very timely with her responses, and was very nice and helpful during our message exchanges!
The apartment had a great location within Cambridge, and only a short ride into downtown Boston. Inside it was very cute, clean, and inviting, we felt right home there. The bed was so comfortable that I slept as well as I do back home in my own bed, which is a first for me when staying in a new place. We drove down to Boston and parking was also a breeze, nice parking area right under the building. The only thing I would take note of is that the parking space is a small one, so if you can bring a compact car definitely do, or perhaps talk to Vera about if there are any other parking options if you're coming down in a bigger car.
The value for money of this place, and the ease of the entire transaction, makes it a no-brainer to stay here, and I will definitely be back in the spring and summer if it is still listed!
Thanks so much Vera!
Excellent host - very friendly and helpful. She had a lovely space and her cat was very friendly too! The location is great if you are planning on staying in Boston. Highly recommend staying at Vera's place, we had a wonderful time!
Vera, Joe and their son were great guests. As Vera put it, "crying happens," but it's not a big deal. I'd be happy to host them again.
It was a pleasure to host Vera and Joe and their young son. I very much enjoyed meeting and talking with them.
One of the great benefits of being hosts through Airbnb has been meeting wonderful people. That said, an occasional hosting allows us to get to know people who are extra special. Vera and Joe fall into this category. Not only are they excellent guests but exceptional individuals who we feel honored to have had in our home. Did I mention they are also Airbnb hosts? It seems that those who host also make excellent guests. We highly recommend Vera and Joe (soon to be three) as guests!
Response from Vera & Joe:
Thanks again, we enjoyed your house and you both immensely. It would definitely be a reason to visit York again!
I enjoyed having Vera and Joe stay at Waverly Guest House. I was sorry to have missed their arrival. They discovered one of my favorite walks down by the Sebasticook river. I was glad they were able to make themselves at home during their stay.
Vera & Joe were awesome...so awesome that we didn't want them to go!
With their energy, they livened our place up, and we stayed up one night chatting about lots of interesting things. Vera even gave Rae a dress that she didn't want anymore (great dress). Of course, they were really respectful to the house and us. I could go on. In short: highly recommended guests, and they would both be warmly welcomed should they come around Halifax again.
Response from Vera & Joe:
We feel the same way! I hope we can visit again! THanks for being awesome host!
Great Guests! Vera Vespa Ventura and her husband were no trouble at all. Very interesting people. Hope they come back to this area when they have more time.
Vera was absolutely delightful in the short time we shared! Looking forward to one day switching places and visiting her in Massachusetts! Excellent guest!
Vera and her husband Joe were delightful. I only wish we had more time together as we had so much in common. I highly recommend this lovely couple.
Vera & Joe were a pleasure to host. Friendly, helpful and respectful. It was a joy to converse with such interesting guests. We look forward to meeting again.
I missed seeing Vera, as I was away, but her communication was wonderful, and she left the house in great shape, coming home it was as if I hadn't had a guest.Vera is welcome back any time!