Every thing we expected and more!
My husband and I had 4 nights here in early June, 2011 for the main purpose of attending the MIT graduation of our nephew. We also had time to fit in some sight seeing. We found the trip via public transport from airport to the house as easy as the host, Harris, had described. Also the ride from Porter Square to Kendall for MIT couldn't have been easier and we felt perfectly safe walking back after 11:00pm.
The photos of the property are certainly representative of the place, except the front garden was far prettier with an abundance of peonies and columbine which we truly appreciated. Everything was very clean and attractive in this comfortable home where we felt instantly amongst friends as we sipped our welcoming cup of tea. There was always a pot of coffee, fruit and other welcome breakfast items. We took our own cereal and enjoyed many a scintillating conversation with Harris and Svetlana who make the perfect hosts.
Harris was very helpful with suggestions about moving around the Boston area, but we really appreciated the car ride to get us to the MIT ceremonies by 7:45 am and then another one to Porter Square on the morning of our departure which made it more comfortable with our cases. Then when 1 of the 2 of us developed an abscess on the neck, following recent surgery, his kindness and concern really shone through : we were assured of a ride to emergency facilities in the unlikely event that an emergency arose and we were given a cheery "did you take your antibiotic"? each subsequent evening that we arrived back. You couldn't ask for better than that.
We enjoyed taking the Duck Tour, walking around the Harvard Square area, spending time on Boston Common and taking in China Town. Mostly we were there for our nephew so we spent precious time chatting about his plans for his further studies and consolidating our relationship with him. We got to visit the MIT Campus, his friends, one of his professors, his dorm room,
We would most certainly recommend this property to others and in fact we already have! We would go back here at the drop of a hat. It added a whole different and enhancing dimension to our Boston experience.
On the day of our departure we found that we were able to drop our cases at the South Station (red line) on the 5th floor of the bus terminal at the facility known as Package Express. It was $5 per case and enabled us to continue visiting Boston and made for an easy return to the airport.
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Helpful votes: 14/14
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