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.
Sara was very responsive in making arrangements for the stay. The apartment is very convenient to the airport (one blue line stop away or a $8 taxi ride). There is plenty of room and a fan kept the place cool on a very hot day.
I needed an affordable place to crash for one night in Boston near the airport and Sara's basement apartment worked out well. It's great if you don't need anything to fancy and wanna save some money, close to the T line, and very close to the airport.
Host was easy to contact, very nice and provided clear instructions/directions. Loved the welcome packet and the Keurig coffee maker. Space was cute and exactly as pictured, except there were no warning pics of the extremely narrow and deep staircase down to the apartment. I wasn't sure I was going to get my 40lb, 25" spinner down and back up without falling and breaking my neck. Upon entering there was a faint odor as if a litter box needed cleaning, but after being there a short time I didn't notice it anymore. The major problem was the heat (I was there in August). I knew there was no A/C but apparently there was no ventilation either. There was a de-humidifier and a large fan that was so loud I couldn't hear the TV, but it only blew the hot air around. The place was like a sauna; I didn't stop sweating the entire time I was there. I stayed one night, couldn't sleep because it was so hot, and got out of there as soon as I could the next morning.
Sara was great and very welcoming. Had everything prepared and ready for check in and her overview and booklet provided answers to any and all questions I had.
Sara was a fantastic host. Very helpful and gave us a folder of places to eat/go. Lots of travel guides for Boston and other places in the USA in the apartment which was helpful. Description was (website hidden) had netflix. Very close to the T and the airport. Unfortunately our only complaint was that the apartment smelled like urine. We couldn't find where the smell was coming from but it was strongest around the sofa which was a bit off putting.
Great Studio near the airport. Great views of the city just 2-3 blocks down the road and lots of stuff to walk to. Sara has done a great job putting a binder full of helpful ideas to help you settle in.
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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.