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Top-rated vacation rentals in Boston

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Apartment in Cambridge
Luxury studio w/ parking by MIT/Harvard/BU/Fenway
PRIVATE ROOM, PRIVATE BATH & PRIVATE ENTRANCE! Off-street parking available. Complete luxury. Fully renovated, high-end retreat, queen sized memory foam bed, free cable TV & WIFI, heated flooring, A/C, keyless entry for self-checkin. Also includes your own fridge, microwave & Nespresso coffee maker. Next to MIT, Harvard, BU, Kendall Sq, Boston, Fenway Park, Red & Green lines, Charles River, Flour Bakery, Whole Foods & Trader Joe's. This garden-level unit is immaculate and professionally cleaned.
$162 per night
Apartment in Boston
(NEW3r) Clean and Comfortable Studio
This stylish unit is in the heart of vibrant Back Bay. We offer a comfortable home for travelers looking to experience all that the city has to offer. Surrounded by beautiful brownstone buildings, tree-lined streets, & a bustling shopping and dining scene, & just steps away from popular attractions like Newbury Street, the Prudential Center, and Copley Square. Plus, with world-class museums, historic landmarks, and delicious seafood nearby, you'll have plenty to see and do during your visit.
$157 per night
Condo in Boston
Gorgeous Beacon Hill 1BR | 1BA
Come stay at our lovely condo in the heart of Boston's most desirable neighborhood, Beacon Hill! Our newly renovated 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom condo comfortably sleeps three adults and comes with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Whether you want to walk the Freedom Trail, visit a relative at Mass General, or shop on Newbury St, you will find it all within walking distance. You could not be more centrally located to take in all the city has to offer.
$180 per night

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 4,200 vacation rentals in Back Bay, over 3,440 vacation rentals in Allston, over 4,200 vacation rentals in South Boston, and over 4,200 vacation rentals in Downtown Boston.

  • 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 4,780 apartment rentals, over 1,730 house rentals to over 770 condo 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 4,320 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 2,270 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 430 vacation homes with pools in Boston, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

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

    Experience the best of Boston with our bungalow rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do apartment rentals in Boston have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 840 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 1,600 apartment rentals with self check-in in Boston. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly apartment rentals in Boston?

    Boston has more than 1,680 family-friendly 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 1,600 homes with self check-in, over 840 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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Stay near Boston's top sights

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

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.

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