"I spent quite a bit of time prior to our Boston vacation to research lodging options in the area before settling on this accomodation. We are so glad that we chose Donna and Max's lovely home.
We are a family of 4 adults who were looking for something that was close to the attractions of Boston, affordable, and had parking available. Quite a tall order when looking in the Boston area! We found that this home had all of the qualities that we were looking for.
It is located south of Boston, in a vibrant area with lots of good restaurant options, nightlife and enough food markets to help you stock the pantry. We opted to walk down West Broadway to the Broadway T station rather than taking the bus, which was a bit less than a mile. From there it is less than a 15 minute ride on the Red Line to Downtown Crossing where you can purchase Charlie Cards. This brought us nearest the Old State House and Faneuil Hall area on the Freedom Trail. From there it was an approximately 15 minute walk to the North End area, which is where we spent most of our time.
There is parking available along East Broadway, or a side street, but you will want to be aware of the street cleaning schedule, as you will need to move your car during this time. Donna was very helpful with the parking, and even moved our car for us so that we could go into Boston upon our arrival. You can also opt to rent Donna and Max's parking space for $10.00, but we did not find this necessary.
If you are considering the choice between hotel lodging or a vacation rental in the Boston area, you will find that for the space, location, and cost, Donna and Max's home will offer you the most for your money. Along with being a good place simply to stay, we were also able to make our own breakfasts and lunches, helping us to save money on eating out costs.
As mentioned in other reviews, Donna was an absolute wonderful hostess. Her warm demeanor, helpful assistance while we were there, and her prompt response to inquiries during our planning, made this stay one of the best experiences we've had with a vacation rental. Going to a lodging that is many miles away from your own home, without the advantage of knowing the area can be stressful. Donna's communication with us helped us feel confident about this choice.
Many thanks for a wonderful, stress-free, memorable stay. We will be sure to recommend your home to anyone visiting in your area!"
Guest: Katherine S.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 5, 2015