About this listing
This private and comfy East Boston apartment is the perfect home base for anyone desiring a convenient midpoint between Logan Airport and the city! Enjoy beautiful skyline views from across the harbor, and travel downtown in just 5 minutes on the T.
***PLEASE READ before sending an inquiry!***
-Requests for early luggage drop-off or holding luggage past noon on departure day may be permitted for a $10 cash fee. I am implementing this fee because it has become quite complicated to arrange early and late baggage requests while accommodating the needs of other guests who are arriving or departing on the same days. In some cases, accommodations for baggage may not be possible due to scheduling conflicts, and it will be the guests' responsibility to hold onto their luggage or find an alternate storage location until the designated check-in time or after the noon check-out time. Please ask me in advance if you expect you will need early baggage drop-off or late baggage pick-up so we can start planning early.
-Directions to my apartment from South Station, North Station, and Logan Airport are included in the confirmation email Airbnb sends when you book the apartment. Please read through the directions and contact me with any questions.
-Please read the parking section (below) carefully if you are planning to drive.
About the apartment:
My apartment includes two floors on the lowest level of an apartment complex, with neighbors in the two apartments above. The first/ground floor contains my main living areas. The basement-level floor below it contains your private sleeping/living area, your private bathroom, and a laundry area. This lower level has its own entrance, so we will not be moving through each others' space during your stay. Of course, I am upstairs if you have questions, need directions or advice, or have any problems during your visit.
Your bedroom/living area is spacious and comfortable, featuring a full-sized bed, optional single-sized cot, a nightstand, a dresser, a 19" flat screen TV with Netflix and DVD player, and a loveseat with coffee table. In the hallway adjacent is a mini fridge/freezer, a microwave for reheating leftovers or convenience meals, a toaster, an electric kettle, and a Keurig single-cup coffee maker. Tea and coffee is provided, as well as cups, paper plates, bowls, napkins, and plastic cutlery.
***The low-flow showerhead has been replaced; excellent pressure/flow now.
Your private bathroom is located down the hall from the bedroom area. 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 also provided for your use.
Interaction with Guests
As a nurse practitioner, my schedule can be irregular depending on where and when I have my shifts. 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. Check-in time can never be earlier than 1pm, since my check-out time is noon and there may be guests in the apartment until that time. Afterwards I need at least an hour to clean. Again, we will discuss a mutually convenient afternoon or evening time for check-in, as you may be arriving in town late, or I may be working. If I am not home to greet you and let you in, I will provide instructions for letting yourself in with the lockbox outside the building.
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.
As the name implies, East Boston lies to the east of Boston proper, just across the harbor from the city center. Transportation to the heart of downtown is easy -- just one quick stop away on the blue line of the MBTA. Enjoy the best views of the Boston skyline from beautiful Piers Park, sample some delicious Australian fare at KO Pies, or try one of the dozens of Central and South American restaurants in the area. Jeffries Point, where my apartment is located, is a safe neighborhood with an up-and-coming vibe, populated by a diverse mix of residents -- from long-time Bostonians to newcomers from all over the world.
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 just 5-10 minutes. Rides on the local subway and buses cost $2.65 each way, or you can purchase an unlimited day pass ($11) or weekly pass ($18).
Street Parking and Street Sweeping:
If it is possible for you to plan your trip without a vehicle, I strongly encourage you to do so. Parking in City of Boston neighborhoods is frequently inconvenient, scare, expensive, or all three. In my neighborhood, free street parking is available overnight (6pm-8am) and on weekends and holidays. On Monday-Friday between 8am and 6pm, these spots become two-hour parking (you will have to move your car to a new block every two hours to avoid a $40 ticket, so this is not a good long-term parking plan). Street parking is easy to find during the day, but become scarce at night when neighborhood residents return from work. From March through November, street sweeping occurs on Thursdays mornings from 8am to noon; cars cannot be parked on the street during that time. If you are parked in a prohibited zone during street sweeping, you will receive a $40 parking ticket and your car will be towed by the city for a $160 retrieval fee.
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, do an online search for "Airport Valet & Park Boston."
There are also parking garages located in downtown Boston. Their prices range from $20-$50/day.
Other Things to Note
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!
1. Please turn off lights when not in use.
2. Please use trash cans in bedroom and bathroom to dispose of waste. The blue recycling bin in the hallway can be used for clean hard plastics, glass bottles and jars, paper, cans and tins.
3. No pets are permitted on guest visits.
4. No fires (candles, incense, etc) are permitted in the apartment.
5. No smoking or drug use is permitted in the apartment.
6. No unapproved visitors are permitted in the apartment; please let Sara know in advance if you expect anyone besides the booked guest(s) to be at the apartment during your visit.
7. Please be respectful of our neighbors in the building by avoiding loud music or noise, especially late at night and early in the morning.
8. If furniture or amenities are broken or missing after a guest check-out, or if extensive cleaning is required, reimbursement may be requested through Airbnb.
9. If you have problem, requests, issues, or concerns during your visit, please contact Sara directly. I will be glad to assist you quickly and in whatever way I can!
10. If you would like to drop off luggage prior to check-in or leave bags after check-out, please ask Sara in advance. I will do my best to accommodate you, but this will be dependent on the reservation schedule and the needs of other guests.
I am a 28-year-old nurse practitioner 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.