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This Old House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Lexington B&B and Inns
jacksonville, fl
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2005

Unfortunately, we stayed there for two nights. The town was booked solid and there was no place to go! The house was dirty and messy. We were obviously staying in someone’s personal home. The beds were broken down, I have rags nicer than her bed linens, the shower had a used bar of soap in it, the towels were raged and stained, and the bathrooms were missing wall paper and were dirty. I could just go on, but I think you get the picture. Run!!!!

  • Stayed September 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2005

We were thrilled to be able to spend 3 days at This Old House, renovated by the TV show. We watched the progress of the house as it unfolded on TV and it was all that we expected. Mary Van is a great hostess. We had a lovely breakfast served in a very ellegant manner. I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2004

Don't stay here. The website for this B&B explains that the TV show This Old House did the renovations and extension for Mary Van. The short story is that this is VERY obviously her home - and she calls it a B&B for the tax breaks. The long story is that the Master Bedroom looked ok on the website (nothing posh, but we're talking $80 a night in suburbia here...). When we got there, the house was very difficult to find (No Sign - again, this is her real, daily HOME). Found it, walked up the stairs to the room and when we opened up the door, the smell of mothballs hit us hard. Ugh. Walking into the room, it is tired and old, in need of a paint job and the walk-in closet is filled with: HER clothes! HER shoes! HER stacks of toilet paper! Open up a drawer in the dresser: HER socks! HER underwear! HER jewelry! (this last one is just plain stupid!) This is actually the woman's bedroom. (does she sleep in the basement when guests come?) OK - so I'm freaked out by this point and smell the pillows: OLD. I looked at my husband and even though it was 10 pm and we'd just driven 5 hours, I said "we're outta here!" and he didn't hesitate to run down the stairs and out the door. Save yourself - do not book This Old & Yucky House!

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Property: This Old House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 12 Plainfield St, Lexington, MA 02421-5806
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Lexington
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
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Number of rooms: 4

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