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Harrington House Bed & Breakfast is located in Winthrop, Massachusetts, just minutes from downtown Boston and Logan International Airport.
Our home is a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1885. Four years later, in 1889, Luther T. & Hattie E. Harrington took up residence in the grand house, turning it into a true home that suited their family for over 80 years!
Mr. Harrington was a self-made man, an avid sailor, and owner of the longest running jewelry stores in Boston - Harrington & Freeman Jewelers. The Harrington family lived in this house until the 1970's. In 2003, we purchased it from its third owner.
Located right on Boston Harbor, the house boasts original hardwood floors and moldings, ornate working cast iron radiators, spectacular views of the Boston skyline, and glorious sunsets. After much renovation in the first few years, and many visitors, we realized the house was too big for just us and we needed to share it with others. Our home is filled with lovely family antiques that were passed down to us from several generations and provide the house with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. The house is our residence, and we welcome you to share our lovely home and the surrounding historic Boston area. We are open all year!
As of September 1, 2011, we have three lovely guest rooms for rent on the second floor with a shared full bath, as well as a private sitting and dining room on the first floor for the use of our guests. Our continental breakfast earns rave reviews for our always-fresh, home-baked items, variety of yogurts, fresh fruits, and delicious coffees and teas.
There is off street parking available and several local transportation options. The home is not wheelchair accessible. We are pet friendly and do have a small dog and a cat.
We hope to welcome you to our home soon! Joey & Maggie.
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From Boston, follow directions towards Logan airport going through either Ted Williams Tunnel (90E) or Callahan Tunnel (1A North). Follow 1A North past airport and proceed to 145 North towards Winthrop. Follow signs for 145N into Winthrop. Entering Winthrop, take first right at the light onto Pleasant St (145N). Follow Pleasant St., which turns into Washington St., and continue to stop sign. Take right at stop sign onto Shirley St. Go 1/4 mile and Harrington House is on your left across from water and the Winthrop Yacht Club. Parking is before the house on Shirley Street. Look for the cream fence and park straight ahead and of to one side or the other to make room for other cars in the large driveway. The house entrance is on corner of Terrace Avenue and Shirley Street. Winthrop Yacht Club is just across the street.
Click car icon above to get specific instructions from your location.
Winthrop Taxi is a local taxi company with knowledge of our area and is less expensive than the Boston taxis.
They can be reached at (617)539-9999.
Take the subway ("T") Blue Line to Orient Heights station in East Boston. Exit the station, take Paul Revere Bus Line #712 or 713 going to Deer Island/Point Shirley and request stop at the Winthrop Yacht Club (just across the street from the Harrington House). We are on the corner of Shirley Street and Terrace Avenue (which goes up the hill).
PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to ask the driver if the bus is going to Point Shirley. It goes at most times but not all. However, all buses do stop at the Winthrop Beach stop (1 block from the beach). We are a short six block walk from that stop.
Here are some of our favorite Winthrop restaurants! We have menus and directions in our sitting room.
Mediterranean, BYOB ~ Crystal Cove Area
Fresh, delicious. Best lobster roll! Beer & wine.
Tennessee Barbecue ~ Winthrop Center
Italian, BYOB ~ Winthrop Beach
Italian, BYOB ~ Crystal Cove Area
Other Area favorites:
Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach ~ famous chowder and lobster rolls
Off the Boat Seafood, East Boston ~ Italian seafood and delivery
There are too many more to list! Come check out our listings and menus while enjoying the view of Boston from our sitting room windows!
Winthrop is surrounded by water! We have the benefit of two beaches along the Atlantic coast, both a few minutes walk from Harrington House. With open ocean to the East, Deer Island to the south, the inner harbor and Belle Isle saltwater marsh to the west, there is plenty to do. Kayak, walk, bike ride, swim, bird watch, fish, explore the harbor islands!
"Winthrop is the epitome of a hidden gem. It provides a slice of small-town life right outside of Boston. A ferry runs May through October from Winthrop to Rowe’s Wharf in Boston and affords a great view of Boston Harbor along the way." Read more in this article by Lisa Mozden in AAA Horizons.
Winthrop Chamber of Commerce has information regarding town history, visitor information, events, great restaurants, local services, and retail shops.
Our long history begins in 1630 as Pullen Poynt, settled by by English Puritan colonists . This Wiki article on Winthrop provides background and some current information (without too much reading).
The Deane Winthrop House is a historical and architectural gem. Built around 1675, it is one of the oldest standing wood frame houses in the United States. Deane Winthrop was the son of the second governor of Massachusetts. Located at 40 Shirley St., it is open to visitors by appointment (call the resident caretaker at 846-8606).
Boston is an amazing city, rooted in history but surging with a hip, young vibe! With world famous universities, hospitals, sports teams, a symphony orchestra, great theatre, opera, rowing, sailing, dining and shopping...the list goes on!
Boston is considered a National Historic Park run by the National Park Service (NPS). Although there are many ways to enjoy Boston, the NPS is the agency responsible for the preservation, protection, and education regarding historical Boston. Get tour info HERE.
Want to tour on your own without having to take out and flip through a guide book? The NPS offers an amazing tour app for Android and iPhone.
For 33 years, Boston by Foot (a non-profit educational corporation) has also been offering exceptional walking tours. Eight tours are offered on their regular schedule. Private, group, foreign language, and tours for children can be arranged. Click HERE.
The Boston Convention and Tourism Bureau. is a great source to help you customize your visit according to your tastes.
For those who are more adventurous and have a green sensibility, Urban AdvenTours is a unique, eco-friendly company, offering bike tours, rentals, and sales out of Boston’s Historic North End. The founder started running bike tours from his apartment in 2004. Since then, they have partnered with other local bike shops. Now, they have two of their own locations: A tour and rental shop at 103 Atlantic Avenue, and the bike shop nearby at 109 Atlantic Avenue.
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The best part of waking up...2
The view across from our balcony.
Guest book in entry.
Our new porch. Finishing touches being added.
Sitting area in the Coral Room.
It's the little things...
Freshly baked croissants, natural jams, fresh fruit...
Your morning greeting!
Homemade granola and cereals (gluten-free option)
Breakfast is ready!
Cookies and fresh strawberries bring a smile.
Delicious, fresh-baked croissants!
Homemade granola and fresh blueberries at breakfast.
Fresh-baked scones at breakfast!
Breakfast strawberries and yogurt.
Sit and enjoy the view!
Come on in!
Frosty Fall Gourds
In The Garden
Ready for July 4th
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Seasonal Entry Decoration
Boats on Crystal Cove
Boats on Crystal Cove
View from the front of Harrington House.
Sunsets from Harrington House
Sunsets from Harrington House
Sunsets from Harrington House
Twilight on Crystal Cove
Crystal Cove Room
Sitting Room - Desk with laptop and internet.
Be at home.
Relax and Read
Cozy Seating Throughout
Lots of Natural Light
Kayaking Around Winthrop
We are open year round, offering three lovely rooms located on the second floor. All have views of the water and are well appointed. There is one large bath at the end of the hall shared by the three rooms.
The dining room and sitting room are located on the first floor and are dedicated to our guests. WiFi is available at no charge, as well as cable TV in the sitting room, and a laptop computer for internet access.
A delicious continental breakfast with fresh baked items is included with your stay. There is 24 hour coffee and tea self-service, a small refrigerator for milk, yogurts and your leftovers; and we serve you fresh baked cookies every afternoon
at 4 pm.
Current rates (subject to change): Boston Harbor Room, $120; Crystal Cove Room, $115; Winthrop Bay Room, $109.
Only the Boston Harbor & Crystal Cove rooms allow for 1 extra guest for an additional $25 fee.
Pets allowed with prior approval at an additional charge of $25.
Get a disount by calling (617) 207-9303, or clicking Reserve! You can also book on AirBnB (with a small service fee).
Please note, we have a five day cancellation policy.
Boston Harbor Room #1
Crystal Cove Room #2
Winthrop Bay Room #3
This lovely light blue room has a four poster queen size bed and three large windows with spectacular views of Boston and breathtaking sunsets. There is a large antique two tier dresser and several sitting areas to enjoy the view.
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This soft room reflects the color of sunset over Boston Harbor outside your window, There is a queen size iron bed, antique mirror topped dresser, and comfy boudoir chairs by the window to take in the view.
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