Suite near airport, downtown Boston

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Webster Street, Boston, MA 02128, United States
Sara

This East Boston suite is the perfect home base for travelers! Easily accessible by public transportation, just a 3-minute walk from Maverick Square station on the blue line, between the Airport and Aquarium stations in either direction. Enjoy the best skyline views of downtown Boston from the pier!

Your host, Sara
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This East Boston suite is the perfect home base for travelers! Easily accessible by public transportation, just a 3-minute walk from Maverick Square station on the blue line, between the Airport and Aquarium stations in either direction. Enjoy the best skyline views of downtown Boston from the pier!

The Space

My apartment includes two floors on the lowest level of an apartment complex, with neighbors in the two apartments above. The ground floor contains my main living areas. The floor below it contains your bedroom, your private bathroom, and my laundry room/storage area. This lower level has its own entrance, and I generally do not come downstairs except to do laundry, so we will cross paths rarely if at all during your stay. Of course, I am nearby if you have questions, need directions or advice, or have any problems during your visit.

Guest Access

Your bedroom:

Your bedroom is spacious and comfortable, featuring freshly-painted walls and ceramic flooring. Furnishings include a full-sized bed, nightstand, a dresser, a 19" flat screen TV with DirecTV programming, a small writing desk, and a fold-out loveseat that can serve as a second bed if two guests prefer to sleep separately. There is also a mini fridge/freezer, a microwave for reheating leftovers or convenience meals, an electric kettle, and a 4-cup coffee maker. A selection of teas and coffees is available to you, and mugs, paper plates, bowls, napkins, and plastic cutlery is provided.

Your bathroom:

Your private bathroom is located directly next to the bedroom. It includes a shower, sink, toilet, and medicine cabinet. Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste are provided - no need to worry about liquids at the airport security! Towels and a hairdryer are available for your use.

Amenities summary:
-Wireless internet is available in your suite
-TV with DirecTV programming
-Mini fridge, microwave, electric kettle, coffee maker
-In summer, a box fan is available.
-Washer/dryer available for your use. This is also my washer and dryer, so note that I may come downstairs to use the laundry room while you are visiting. Your bedroom and bathroom are farther down the hall, so I will not be walking through your space.

Interaction with Guests

Check-in:
As a nursing student, my schedule is irregular - I am at class sometimes during the day, and have day and night shifts at local hospitals. Prior to your visit we will discuss a mutually convenient time for you to check in, or I will give you instructions to let yourselves in using a lock box.

When you arrive I will show you the space, answer any questions you may have, and help you plan your trip if desired. After that, you can come and go as you please. My main living spaces are on the floor above you, so you will probably only bump into me if I am downstairs doing laundry, but I am not far if you need anything!

Getting around

Public Transportation:

Public transportation and walking is the best way to get around Boston! The apartment is located 3 minutes from Maverick station on the blue line of the MBTA subway (the T). It is also one stop away from the Airport station, so if you are flying into Logan you will have an easy route! In the other direction, it is one stop away from the Aquarium station in downtown Boston, so you will be in the center of the action in 5-10 minutes! Rides on the local subway and buses cost $2.50 each way, or you can purchase an unlimited day pass ($11) or weekly pass ($18).

Short-Term Street Parking:

2-hour parking spots are available in front of the apartment on Webster Street, and are free to visitors (note that you will have to move your car every two hours, so this is not a good long-term parking plan). The 2-hour parking spots are easy to find during the day, but become scarce at night when neighborhood residents return from work.

Long-Term Garage Parking:

The closest longer-term parking solution is Airport Valet & Park. Their drop-off location is 151 Liverpool Street in East Boston, and you must call them ahead of time to arrange a time to drop off/pick up the car. They park the car for you in a secure parking structure just outside downtown Boston and bring it back for you at pick-up time. To read more about their services, (website hidden) "Airport Valet & Park Boston."
There are also parking garages located in downtown Boston. Their prices range from $20-$50/day.

Other Things to Note

Guest guide:

Your room contains a welcome basket with lots of suggestions for restaurants, historical attractions, museums, shows and nightlife, and other activities that may interest you while you're in town. Maps and brochures are provided to help you plan your itinerary. I've lived in Boston since 2009 and can answer any questions you may have about public transportation, tourist attractions and prices, neighborhoods of interest, nearby colleges and convention centers, etc. Feel free to ask for advice!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • We were only here for one night, but our experience was great. I arrived quite late at night but Sara's sister was very friendly and happy to let me in and help me out. There is a lot of useful information, and the apartment itself is very cozy. Very close to the airport and T, the neighbourhood seemed alright but we weren't there long enough to get to know the area. I would definitely recommend staying here, especially if you need to be close to the airport.

    June 2014
  • Sara was out of town and her sister Julia was the one who met us. Julia is very nice. She took our luggage in as we arrived in the early morning and arranged a time for us to come back later for check-in.
    The house is close to a T station and easy to get downtown or to the airport. The room looks exactly like the photos. It has a queen bed, a sofa bed, a private bathroom, a mini kitchen and good WiFi. We appreciated the instant oatmeal, the washing machine and the dryer.

    June 2014
  • Sara was easy to get in touch with and very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay at her place. Her place was conveniently located to the subway (blue line).

    June 2014
  • Sara very friendly and helpful on arrival and had book of recommendations and a map which we found very useful. 2 mins walk to Maverick train station which is 1 stop from Aquarium, from which all of downtown is walkable. Nice and quiet neighbourhood. Porridge and bathroom toiletries appreciated. We were going to the airport and just strolled around to Maverick and picked up a $10 taxi there, 5 min drive away. Thanks Sara.

    June 2014
  • Sara was a great host. The room looks exactly like the pictures. Our flight arrived around 10:30pm and Sara met with us to give us the keys and gave us a lot of information about Boston. The room is very close to the airport - we took a cab there and it cost us 8$. Its also very close to a Tstation and very easy to get downtown. There was also oatmeal, coffee and tea available for breakfast which was nice.

    June 2014
  • I just needed a place to spend the night for my overnight layover. Sara's place was perfect. Very comfortable bed, and cozy apartment. True b&b - I appreciated the coffee and instant oatmeal in the room, and soap and shampoo in the bathroom. TV with Direct TV was a nice bonus. The room was very convenient to the airport, and just a very short walk to the "T". Sara was a great host, she met me at the door and made sure I was comfortable before she left.

    June 2014
  • Sara's suite is definitely a great location for the airport. A $10 taxi ride or one stop on the T. Since we were returning from a month in Europe, our suitcases were pretty heavy. We used a suggestion from an earlier post and left our largest suitcase upstairs because the stairs are fairly steep. The room has lots of space,comfortable bed, good wifi, tv and even a mini kitchen with microwave and electric kettle. There is a private bathroom also. Sara is very organized and helpful. It was an easy place to stay for our layover.

    June 2014
  • Sara was awesome and super friendly! My husband and I REALLY appreciated her book of things to do along with the take out menus. Her unit is extremely close to the T and it was very easy to get to Downtown Boston as well as to the airport. I really appreciated the fridge! We would definitely stay again when back in the area.

    June 2014
  • I booked the room for myself and a friend that were travelling together. I ended up staying elsewhere but my friend had a positive experience staying at Sara's. I personally found her to be very nice in our text and email conversations and she was very accomodating given my friend and I's changing plans.

    June 2014
  • This was a great place to stay! Sara is an incredible host! The apartment was extremely clean and stocked with everything we needed. Sara has a helpful book of places to eat, cabs, and other accommodations. I would certainly stay here again and would recommend it to my friends.

    May 2014
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University of Michigan, Institute Catholique de Paris, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
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I am a 25-year-old advanced nursing student who has lived in Boston since 2009. I grew up in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and England, and have traveled widely through Europe for school and vacations. My favorite places in Boston are the Boston Commons, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the SOWA vintage market in the South End.
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