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Popular amenities for Boston vacation rentals

Stay near Boston's top sights

Fenway Park815 locals recommend
Boston Common567 locals recommend
TD Garden243 locals recommend
New England Aquarium399 locals recommend
Boston Public Garden440 locals recommend
Freedom Trail470 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Boston

  • Total rentals

    9.3K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    409K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    3.3K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2.6K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    510 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    4.9K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston

One of America’s oldest and most important cities, Boston intertwines quaint New England charm with well-preserved history. The Massachusetts state capital’s scenic and strategic location, where Boston Harbor meets the Charles River, imbues it with a natural beauty while keeping the city thriving economically for almost four centuries.

The bay, and the Atlantic Ocean from which it’s fed, shapes Boston’s seafood-focused culinary scene, and also keeps the city center small, making it an easy place to navigate; you can hardly walk a few blocks without running into historic Revolutionary War sites. But even squeezed into the peninsula, the city’s “Emerald Necklace,” with 1,100 acres of linked parks, holds plenty of wide open space. Meanwhile, Boston’s dozens of colleges and universities attract a sophisticated crowd that upholds the long traditions of cultural entities like the Boston Public Library and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Boston

Autumn in Boston paints the city in classic New England fall colors while threading the needle between hot, humid summer and chillingly cold winter. Late spring offers similarly pleasant weather, though the thaw from winter and slightly rainier months can turn things muddy. April’s marathon weekend, officially a state holiday called Patriots’ Day, draws huge crowds on the third Monday of the month. Average low temperatures in the winter rarely climb above freezing, but armed with plenty of warm clothing, you can take advantage of the off-season to book your vacation rental and visit high-traffic tourist sites without the crowds. Warm days with humidity make Boston summers sticky, but staying close to the many waterways around the city will help you stay cool.

Top things to do in Boston

Boston Common

The country’s oldest city park remains a jewel of public space in downtown Boston. Its 50 historic acres began as communal grazing grounds for livestock, then hosted British soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The park now offers open greenspace, lined with trees and dotted with fountains and statues, forming the southern terminus of the Freedom Trail, and bordering the stunning Boston Public Garden.

Black Heritage Trail

Where Boston’s Freedom Trail gives you a window into the city’s role in the Revolutionary War, this lesser-known but equally important 1.6-mile walk shows off what happened next. Take one of the free guided tours that tells the story of Boston’s large free Black community between the Revolutionary and Civil wars through 14 national historic sites, including the African Meeting House, built in 1806 and the oldest surviving Black church in the United States.


Boston’s harbor and rivers have shaped the city, so seeing it from the water offers the best way to both learn about and enjoy it. Choose from one of the many harbor tours, scenic sunset excursions, and fascinating architecture cruises offered to visitors, or rent a boat to paddle the Charles River or sail to the Harbor Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I stay in Boston?

    Make yourself at home in Boston by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 3,610 vacation rentals in Allston, over 4,690 vacation rentals in South Boston, over 4,690 vacation rentals in Downtown Boston, and over 4,690 vacation rentals in Back Bay.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Boston?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Boston. From over 750 condo rentals, over 5,330 apartment rentals to over 1,820 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Boston?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 4,860 vacation rentals in Boston featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Boston?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Boston. Choose from more than 2,650 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there Boston vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 510 vacation homes with pools in Boston, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do apartment rentals in Boston have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 970 apartment rentals with a gym in Boston. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Boston have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 1,490 apartment rentals with self check-in in Boston. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in boutique hotel rentals in Boston?

    Experience the best of Boston with our boutique hotel rentals, starting at about $50 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly serviced apartment rentals in Boston?

    Boston has more than 110 family-friendly serviced apartment rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Apartment Rentals in Boston?

    Enhance your stay in our Apartment Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 1,490 homes with self check-in, over 970 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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