The Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony Team
Our people truly make the difference at Bed and Breakfast Associate Bay Colony. We all love our work! We have a dedicated staff of professional travel associates who are knowledgeable about each and every one of the properties we represent and, of course, Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods. Our entire team makes regular visits to all of our B&Bs, inns, vacation rentals, corporate housing and extended stay furnished rooms and apartments to ensure the highest standards are met so your stay with us will be comfortable and memorable.
From left to right: Margot, Barbara, Charlene, Wendy, Marie, Lynn
Meet the Owner: Marie Kemmler
I am a native Bostonian who has traveled and lived in several parts of the US and abroad, including two years as a volunteer in the Peace Corp working in micro-enterprise. I am an entrepreneur and advocate for small businesses. Since acquiring this agency many years ago, I've had the most fun and rewarding experience of my career. When I'm not working, I often spend my time exploring Boston as a tourist, discovering hidden places, or enjoying time with my grandchildren. I love domestic and international travel, including visiting remote areas and developing countries where I can meet with locals and experience their lifestyles and customs. You can also find me at the theater, classical music performances, playing tennis and golf, reading adventure and intrigue books, or watching movies. My joy these last few years has been talking with other travelers and helping them find their ideal accommodations. It gives me great joy when I hear about their wonderful experiences at our properties. My team and I have a fun time visiting the properties we represent and learning more about our interesting and pleasant property owners.
...And the Rest of the Team!
I grew up in Boston and went to school in the Back Bay, so I am a true Bostonian. My husband and I raised our twin boys in a suburb just west of Boston, but we still enjoy exploring the city. Our newest pastime is sailing our 40-foot Islander around Boston Harbor. My love of the city and helping people from all around the world with their travel needs is what I enjoy most about working here - even after 24 years!
I moved to Boston from Arizona 30 years ago and love New England! Even when I travel on great vacations to the Outer Banks, Alaska and even Ireland, it feels good to be back home. After working in the hotel business for many years, here I am, “retired,” and still helping visitors find fabulous accommodations. Together with spending time with my grandchildren, I’m as busy as ever…and loving it.
I'm a native New Englander, having grown up in historic Concord (where I played the fife in a marching band and was a tour guide at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House). I'm an avid cook and "foodie." You may find me enjoying dim sum in China Town, at my favorite deli in Brookline, or eating a scrumptious cannoli in the North End. I love traveling with my three daughters.
I am one of six children, raised in a suburb of Boston, and have lived in New England my entire life. I enjoy vacations and weekend excursions with my husband and three teenage children--going into Boston to enjoy a nice meal, heading south to soak up the atmosphere of Cape Cod, or heading north to the ski mountains. I love living in New England and I hope that our guests enjoy the Boston area as much as I do.
I grew up outside of Boston and appreciate all that New England has to offer, especially the season changes. I love that in a short drive I can be in five other states. My husband and our two children enjoy playing “tourist” in the city. I feel fortunate to have easy access to Boston and all that it offers--history, arts and entertainment. In my leisure time I love to paint, kayak, ski and snowshoe.
I live in suburban Boston with my husband and two school-aged children. I spent my childhood moving around quite a bit and have lived in New York, California, Ohio, Alabama, South Africa and Luxembourg. After attending college in Pennsylvania, I moved to Boston and have been here for 16 years -- far longer than I ever imagined living anywhere. I still love to travel and am perpetually planning our next vacation!
I am a graduate of Northeastern in Boston, MA with a dual degree in MIS & Marketing. I love working with people and creating long lasting relationships. The hospitality industry always fascinated me because you never receive the same experience; it’s an adventure everyday! I’m a classically trained pianist for 20 years. I also love to travel internationally and hope to one day retire overseas!