My girlfriend and I were in Boston on business and it was our first time here. We decide to stay a couple days in a bed and breakfast to experience local flavor and flair before we checked in to a typical business hotel I was extremely excited. We arrived late in the day and greeted by Claudia, owner and host. The house lovely as was the queen suite with private bath and kitchen. We slept soundly in a comfortable bed as the wind blew and the rain softly fell. In the morning we went down stairs and had breakfast and finally had a moment with Claudia. We inquired what she would recommend for out of town visitors with a limited schedule should see and do and she appeared dumbfounded. Certainly I should have done my own homework, but I certainly expected more. Later in the day after some exploration we decided to extend our stay at the house calling around noon. She never returned my call our acknowledged our request even the morning of departure. In a nut shell, cute house, good location and a not overly friendly or gracious host.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Village B and B is a homestay B & B in the heart of Newton Highlands village, steps away from restaurants, craft and clothing stores and salons. It is a bustling village complete with commerce, and offers the convenience of a great walkability score. The MBTA to Boston is steps away for access to downtown, sites, and the airport all while not needing a car. Our rooms are busiest during May through November, so reserve early beginning with the Boston Marathon. We are convenient to major routes such as the MA Turnpike, I-95 and Route 9. Great location for trips to Fenway Park, local colleges such as Boston College, Brandeis, LaSalle, and Mount Ida, not far from Babson and Olin colleges as well. Many of our guests come for workshops at Samadhi Yoga Center, the Jungian Institute, or Healing Arts in Watertown. We have rooms with private bathrooms and shared bath. Prices float accordingly. We offer a continental breakfast each morning with home made and bakery items as well as yogurt, cheese, fruits, and beverages, according to what is allowed for small B and Bs in our state. ... more less