When we were planning our trip, Nelson was extremely prompt at responding to my queries and made the whole booking process very easy.
After a busy, full on week in New York we travelled up to Boston by Amtrak and met Nelson and Madeline who gave us a tour of their lovely house. Our first impressions were of a grand, beautiful home that has been gracefully brought into the 21st century - air con throughout and Wi-Fi internet (an essential for two teenagers). The house has some great history and the rooms are large with exceptional, period décor - really giving the sense of being in the shoes of the senator that built it. Everything that we needed during our stay was catered for - enabling us to prepare meals and eat them in the splendour of the dining room.
The house is located in a safe quiet area overlooking the seafront, with views of the airport - watching the planes come and go was fascinating! We breakfasted on the veranda most mornings - soaking up the early morning sunshine whilst consuming Dunkin Donuts and hot chocolate (how we miss that now we are back in the UK). In the evening you can watch downtown Boston and the airport light up as it gets dark.
Boston was easily accessed using the subway - the station was a 5 minute walk and the subway ride another 10 minutes into the city centre. We walked the Freedom Trail, visited Harvard and MIT - having a car was useful, enabling us to venture further afield to go shopping at Wrentham Premium Outlets (great prices despite exchange rate) and whale watching from Gloucester (Seven Seas Whale Watching is highly recommended).
We would highly recommend Nelson and Madeline's home and thank them for their kind hospitality.