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!***
-Due to my variable schedule as a graduate student and nurse, I unfortunately cannot take bookings more than 4 months in advance.
-Requests for early luggage drop-off or holding luggage past noon on departure day may be permitted for a $10 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.
-Guests must have access to a cell phone that can send and receive calls and/or text messages in the United States. It is very important that we are able to reach one another to communicate any travel delays or changes in plans.
-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 ground floor contains my main living areas. The floor below it contains your bedroom, your private bathroom, a living room, and a laundry 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. (I will tell you in advance if I expect to do laundry during your time here). Of course, I am nearby if you have questions, need directions or advice, or have any problems during your visit.
Your bedroom and living area is spacious and comfortable, featuring freshly-painted walls and wood/ceramic flooring. Furnishings include a full-sized bed, nightstand, a dresser, a 19" flat screen TV with Netflix and DVD player, and a fold-out loveseat that can serve as a second bed. There is also 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.
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 provided for your use.
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.
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 $2.65 each way, or you can purchase an unlimited day pass ($11) or weekly pass ($18).
Free street parking is available in front of the apartment on Webster Street. Overnight (6pm-8am) and on weekends and holidays, visitors may leave their cars for as long as they wish. 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, 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. Note that street sweeping occurs on Thursdays and cars must be moved between 8am and noon to avoid being towed.
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.
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.
We didn't get a chance to meet Sara, but her directions and communications were great. We arrived and were able to access the room with no trouble at all.
The room and bathroom were just as described and allowed us a fantastic stay in Boston. Very comfortable bed and the room was nicely decorated.
3 min walk to T and so convenient to city centre ( 2 stops to State) but also very convenient for airport (just one stop away by T)
All in all a brilliant stay!
I had planned on short 2 day notice(with +2 guests) to reserve a spot in Sara's AirBnB. Her place was very clean and cozy. She did a professional job in having amenities such as laundry, TV, toaster/microwave, and plenty of guides for Boston.
I'd recommend coming back to stay here if you want an affordable yet comfortable stay in the city of Boston.
As long as you plan to use the public transport this location could not be better. Close to airport but no noise from it, just two stops from central Boston, was perfect for us as we were out all day. However, if you plan to spend a lot of time where you stay this may not be for you as it is a basement, no openable window, strong smell of cat ( we own and love cats but this was a little strong for us). That said Boston is very expensive and this room reasonably priced for Boston. Kitchen area is microwave and kettle. Washer and drier we did not use but look impressive. If room had been cleaner and without cat smell would of given a 4 star review.
Sara was great to communicate with. Her place is as pictured. It is close to the airport and was great for a stopover. The stairs down are not the ones pictured however they are tight with suitcases.
Pros: Sara is prompt, responsive, polite and helpful, especially for a short notice request. The location is great, close to the T and the airport, in a safe neighborhood. The description is spot on, but the furniture is in a slightly different arrangement from the photos. The guest information book and the takeout menus were a lifesaver, as my husband and I arrived (easily by Uber from the airport) past 1am and were starving! (The Chinese Dragon delivered exactly on time and was pretty tasty.) The "kitchen closet" had flatware that the restaurant forgot to give us. There's an extra sitting room with a futon and a basket with a ton of helpful tourist information. We loved watching Netflix on the Roku while eating our late dinner. Sara has a fun, eclectic variety of DVDs to choose from, too. She provided us clean towels. She leaves really easy, clear directions for everything, from checking in and out to switching the TV between Roku and DVD modes. All these little details make you feel like you're in a friend's home.
Cons: When we finally settled in for bed around 3am, we pulled back the fluffy comforter to discover what looked like old sheets. They looked like they'd been washed, but were severely pilled and discolored in some areas. We ended up sleeping on top of the flat sheet, which looked clean and more crisp. The room is chilly (which is probably great in the summer!). We were provided an effective space heater but it was a bit loud, so it woke me a few times when it switched on throughout the night.
Thank you for hosting us on such short notice and providing such spot on information for our first airbnb experience!
The apartment was very clean, all was like the description said, the apartment has a comple stuff... the only problem is that the internet connection some times is very slow and there was a leak in the bathroom.
Sara was a good communicator, making our visit easy and fun. Excellent directions to get there by foot, told us of late night pizza place 5 mins away, she even hauled my huge heavy bag up the stairs before I could stop her. Clean and comfy room.
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About the Host, Sara
I am a 27-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.