Minter & Richter Mini-Mansion Back Room
Minter & Richter Mini-Mansion Back Room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This listing is for one of three we have in this house: The other two are:

Scott and Minter Richter are the owners of Minter & Richter Designs. We make custom wedding rings by day and host YOU by night! We are lucky to have two beautiful Victorians next to each other in the Dorchester neightborhood of Boston, MA.

The space

Fabulous Victorian home with three floors plus a basement for laundry. Built in 1860, the house is beautifully renovated on the interior. The EXTERIOR is getting painted in the Spring (so keep your eye out for that), but the interior is a real gem. Large kitchen with all new appliances. Large living room. Two fire-places for cozy winter sitting. The largest front porch in the area for summer, spring and fall.

The Room where you sleep has a Queen size bed, two sitting chairs, a dresser, night stands, cable TV, and large, hanging closet. Directly across the hall is a shared bathroom with a 6-foot tub and shower.

The big, purple Victorian next door is our residence so we are always there if you need us or NOT if you don't :)

Guest access

Lots of free street parking for your car

Comlimentary Wi-Fi

Complimentary Continental Breakfast is available every day, but there is also a full kitchen available to you for anything you would like to make. Kitchen has all modern conveniences (fridge, oven, microwave, coffee-maker, espresso maker, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes... all available to you.)

Complimentary Tea and Coffee Service available all day. Upon request, champagne will be waiting for you in your room when you arrive.

All guest are free to relax on the porch, living room, kitchen, yard etc.

Interaction with guests

There is always someone nearby to help you if you need it. Scott and Minter Richter live right next door. Also, we have our fabulous assistant Elisabeth Walsh who is here to help you at the drop of a hat.

Other things to note

We have our Standard Poodle, Ruby, who is always around, though she lives next door at our home. There are also two cats on premises, but they are most always outside or in our home next door.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $26 CAD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $26 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $173 CAD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM
Check out by 10AM

Pet Friendly!

Smoking outdoors only.

In general, we just want you to relax, enjoy yourselves and take advantage of our close proximity to all things Boston. If you follow the simple rule of "leave things how you found them" all will be well - common sense stuff.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

96 Reviews

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Ben User Profile
June 2016
Polly was very friendly and welcoming. This place works great as a rooming house, but not recommended for someone who is looking for privacy - the bathroom is shared and there was a window from the bathroom into the hallway that didn't close. The room was clean and well decorated and other than feeling uncomfortable about the bathroom, we had a great stay.

Dorie User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic home and Polly is an amazing host!

Jack User Profile
June 2017
Great stay!

Barbara User Profile
June 2017
Polly went above and beyond the call of duty! The house is beautiful and the location was great for ease of access to places I needed to go. I wish I'd had more time in this home away from home.

Wayne User Profile
June 2017
In Boston on business Ubered in and out of downtown. Walked 15 minutes from Polly's down Adam St to restaurants after work. Place was great would stay there again.

Marcin User Profile
May 2017
We had a great stay. The house is beautiful and very clean. It is situated in a quiet neighborhood. We appreciated a super smooth and fast communication with the hosts. Snacks and coffee in the kitchen were a very kind addition to an overall great experience.

Lola User Profile
May 2017
The Minter Richter mini mansion was like staying at home away from home. Polly and Elisabeth were so warm and accommodating - nothing was too much trouble. It was our first holiday with our 7-month old baby and they made it such an enjoyable experience. The house was well located - both Boston downtown and Logan Airport were easily reachable within 20 minutes. The room we stayed in was clean as was the shared bathroom. Sharing a bathroom would not be my first choice travel preference but Polly and Elisabeth worked hard at keeping it clean that I wasn't bothered by it. theThey were so thoughtful placed a travel cot in our room for our baby even though we did not specifically ask for it. We once had a problem with the bathroom which was resolved within minutes by our hostesses. Every morning I looked forward to the generous breakfast spread and chit-chat with our hostesses. Especially, their insider tips on the must-see attractions in Boston and restaurants/shopping destinations. I cannot recommend Minter-Richter mini mansion enough.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Polly User ProfilePolly is a superhost.

We own , thru which we sell our hand-made wedding rings. Boston, MA is our home. We generally travel as a pack of four. Husband Scott, wife Polly, Two sons Syrus and Ezra ages 15 and 13. We are happy and easy to get along with.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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