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Beautiful Oasis 15 minutes from Boston

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

After a 5 month, $40,000 renovation, we are now booking like crazy! Happy Daze BnB is a 15 minute drive to Boston, 10 minute walk to the beach, Quincy Center, or public transport, and across the street from a beautiful creek with nature trails, sailing and kayaking. The home has been in the family since 1954. You’ll love our place because of the views and the location, not to mention ample breakfast! Our place is great for tourists, couples, nature lovers, wedding parties, and small groups.

Your Space

The space is a large, clean, and comfortable 1200 square feet, plus 2 covered porches. There are all new appliances and floor in the kitchen, fresh paint and plaster everywhere, beautifully refinished original floors in the dining and living room, comfy new Greycork furniture, original artwork throughout, and a brand new front yard that has a lovely view of Blacks Creek. The house features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, amazing views, and a lovely yard and gardens. The Master Bedroom has a Double bed. The 2nd bedroom has 2 Twin beds. There is 1 Queen size and 1 Twin size air mattresses available for larger groups. These fit nicely either in the living room or in the Master bedroom.

Guest access

You have exclusive access to the whole downstairs of the house and the 2 porches, plus access to the lovely, new lawn and gardens! The Front Porch and lawn has a beautiful view of Blacks Creek and the Boston Harbor Islands in the distance. It's perfect for bird watching, morning coffee, or just hanging out. The Back Porch is very quiet and shaded, surrounded by flowers, and more protected from the elements. Just added... Private Beach access! You can visit the private beach at the end of our road, which has picnic areas, a snack shack (seasonally), and lovely views of Boston.

Neighborhood overview

Our neighborhood, known as Merrymount, is known as one of the best in Quincy! There's a lovely nature trail across the street that leads to the beach, Quincy Center with tons of restaurants, shopping, and the T station within walking distance, and it is quiet and safe. The city of Quincy is one of the oldest in the nation, 492 years old to be exact, and has undergone an amazing revitalization over the last 10 years. There's a new town center within walking distance with a newly created green space perfect for strolling, many wonderful new restaurants opening every week, fascinating historical sights (Quincy is known as the City of Presidents), and even a $10 National Park trolley tour to the historic sights around the city. For the athletically minded, there is a nice new running track and field down the street, a brand new YMCA, athletic fields across the street from the house, and sailing, paddleboarding, and kayaking in the creek.

Getting around

We have one parking space available as well as street parking. Bus transport is right on the corner, and the T (Subway) is a 10 minute walk. If we're available we'll pick you up from the T station. There's also a new ferry service from the Marina Bay area of Quincy to Boston (seasonally), which is a great way to get to and from the city, with a beautiful trip across Boston Harbor.

Other things to note

Your hosts live upstairs, so we are available for whatever you need.

Our neighbors are supportive of our VRBO, and friendly to our guests.

Quiet Hours 10pm-8am

No Pets

No Smoking

No Parties

Not suitable for small children

More Details

Keith Orell
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Quincy in Norfolk County

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
On Friday and Saturday in the summer we can point you to where you can get lobsters fresh off the boat!


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Oasis 15 minutes from Boston
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

excellent, home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

excellent location, excellent hosts. self contained home style living, every need catered for.

home away from home.

convenient for the T that gets you downtown in record time.

Happy Daze indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Aiden! It was a pleasure to host you and your group. We’re so glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do. Hopefully next time the weather will be better!!
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Beautiful view, lovely home! The hosts were very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

The location is great! Went into Boston and drove the coast sightseeing and enjoying the history of Massachusetts. We went kayaking in the river/bay area right in front of the property. Walked the trail around the water. The host provided plenty of breakfast items and even went to get us the fresh lobster off the boat the first night we were there! Delicious! We had a wonderful vacation and would stay there again! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us! By the way we loved the hair products they supplied we are now using them at home! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston/Quincy Adventure

  • 4 of 5

The property was well equipped with everything we could need. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating especially regarding parking. Their suggestion about using the ferries to travel to downtown saved a lot of hassle. The Location was convenient to all the places we wished to visit. Would definitely do it again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. We had a wonderful time and would come again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has everything you need plus the convenience of proximity to Boston without being in the City. Much to do in Boston, but also much to do in nearby areas. The hosts could not have done more to meet our needs and then some. The apartment was clean, well appointed and comfortable. I would highly recommend this unit and would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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