About This Listing
Have everything you need at your fingertips in this private room of our 4th floor walk-up in the historic South End neighborhood of Boston.
Queen size bed, desk, and closet storage. The room is approx 9x14 and features an exposed brick wall. The queen bed is new and comfortable to sleep on, extra pillows and blankets are provided as well as towels, bottled waters, and travel size toiletries in case your forgot or need something.
The room also has a small desk with a neighborhood map and other tourist brochures.
Guests have full access of our spare room with plenty of space to store luggage. The rest of the common areas are also be freely available for use, including a living space with comfy sofa, the kitchen, and dining area. The bathroom will be shared with the your resident hosts. We can adjust our morning schedules for you, but usually have no problem with this.
Interaction with Guests
We are two busy guys who aren't around the apartment much, except for the weekends. But when we are home, we're happy to chat with guests and give orientation as needed. We also try to give guests privacy and autonomy while staying.
We do like to keep things nice and tidy which is good for you - the place is always clean and shiny. Of course we appreciate you helping us keep it that way.
When Yarick is around he can offer can offer you conversation and directions in Ukrainian, Russian, German, English and minimal Polish. If it's just me - you're stuck with English and horrible Spanish & Italian.
Just let us know if there's anything at all you need!
The South End is (in our opinion) the most beautiful neighborhood of Boston. The wobbly brick sidewalks and old-growth trees are as historic as it gets in the states. It's now a posh neighborhood with remnants of its gritty past still tucked away.
Easy access to all of Boston off the Orange Line train, and Silver Line and #1 Bus. Others as well, but those are the main ones in the area.
Also just a few blocks away is a Hubway station you can grab a shared bike from. I haven't tried it myself yet.
For an extra fee I can arrange to pick you up or drop you off at the airport, train, or bus station.
Other Things to Note
There's a nice little backyard shared between the 5 units. A nice hideaway to drink coffee in the morning or a nightcap at the end of the day. All the way down the stairs and out the back door that is past the laundry.
No shoes in the apartment, please, it helps us keep the wood floors clean.
Don't make a ruckus in the common spaces when coming and going from the apartment.
No smoking (anything) in the building.
Help yourself to the bar - and speak up if there's anything we can do to help.
Quick communication and clean apartment. Great South End location! The bed was a double bed, not a queen as described.
This apartment is in a terrific location. Really enjoyed that it was in the heart of the So End. The bedroom was clean and bed was comfortable. Warning: there is no AC in that bedroom and it was a bit strange to leave bedroom door open while someone else was there. Owner was respectful of this though. There is no parking nearby.
Our first time using Airbnb and Mike and Yarick were perfect hosts for us, quick to respond, helpful, and experienced.
Their 4th floor unit (stairs only) was charming and clean and we were welcome to use the public rooms as well. Towels and shampoo were provided. Our double bed was comfortable.
Neighborhood was a great location for us. Orange line is four blocks away - which, along with a good pair of walking shoes, and a subway transfer now and then, will take you all over Boston, including the airport. Good restaurants close by (Mike and Yarick provided helpful suggestions) - and with transportation so close, these options are endless. The neighborhood was historical, vibrant and diverse. We felt at ease and safe.
This worked out great for us. Highly recommended.
Great location, only a few blocks away from the subway station. The appartment was as described and very clean. A basket with maps and plenty of info on Boston was available in our room, which is nice.
Check-in went as planned. They were very flexible with the check-out time as they allowed us to leave our luggage until late afternoon on the day of departure.
It was extremely hot in the room though. They provided a small fan.
The hosts gave us plenty of privacy, which was very OK with us. If you are looking for a more personal experience though, this might not be the best choice for you.
About the Host, Mike & Yarick
We're Mike and Yarick!
Thanks for considering our spare room, we've been hosts for a year now and are loving the experience of sharing our home and meeting interesting travelers. Both of us has lived in Boston for several years now, and we're very happy to call the South End our home. When we aren't hosting we love to travel, and when we're home we're usually trying all the best restaurants and looking for the fun things to do in Beantown.
We're pretty busy guys but we do our best to give our guests recommendations if they need them and will always be available through the airbnb messager if anything come ups or you just want some pointers when you're out.
This place is very close to the apartment and has excellent southern food and a huge beer selection. My favorite thing here is their chop salad - just like Grandma used to make.Tremont St Boston MA 02118
This is Yarick and Mikes favorite spot. Really excellent sushi in a fancy low-lit atmosphere. It also doubles as a wine and imported beer store if you want to get something to go.Washington Street Boston MA 02118
Flour is now a Boston institution. There are a few locations and we are lucky to have one of them just a few blocks away. Excellent pastries and breakfast sandwiches - also good for a lite lunch.Washington Street Boston MA 02118
Yaricks favorite bar. An industry hangout for all the area restaurant crews... so the drinks are strong and good stuff. Also they have pretty good ITALIAN bar food. Kitchen open late.Columbus Avenue Boston MA 02116
Its shops like this that make the South End a great neighborhood. A highly curated mens shop that also sells lots of great locally sourced gifts.Tremont Street Boston MA 02118
Mikes favorite spot in the neighborhood. This gastro-pub serves great cocktails and food. Its popular with the South End locals, sort of a buttoned-up and more hipster version of Cheers.Washington Street Boston MA 02118