My husband and I were visiting family and needed a place to stay. Joan's place was just right. No it is not a posh, historic kind of B and B, but is was great. In a residential neighborhood, easy to get to by car, clean comfy rooms, nice and quiet and dark for sleeping and oh, the breakfasts! YUM!
You will need a car if you are a tourist as it is not near the T but it is a 15 minute drive to a T station into downtown Boston, and very convenient to north shore sites, 10 minutes from Salem, etc. Only one room has a private bathroom, but it was NOT a problem sharing the bathroom. We are a couple in our early 50's. Joan is super nice !