Available for last minute/same day and one night reservations!
-Full size bed (to sleep 2!) .. a third person can sleep (compactly) on the floor with an air mattress (bring your own).
-Kitchenette (pictured) with microwave, toaster oven, and all utensils/pots/plates. Use of whatever is in the kitchen is included.
-Full bath (with full tub/shower) just off the main room IN the apartment.
-Apartment is 100% private and you don't have to share with anyone.
-Apartment has permanent, hi-speed cable internet with easy WiFi access!
-Fresh towels and sheets upon your arrival.
Just steps from Green line trolley stop (Fenwood Rd./ Green line E, one block to Brigham Circle) to Downtown and everywhere in between! (less than 10 mins train ride to downtown.) Orange line as well is 5 min walk away. The neighborhood is safe--my oldest airbnb listing is next door!
Cute one room studio with full bath in Brigham Circle, short walk to Harvard Medical, Dental and Public Health schools, and one block further to MassArt, the Fenway and the Museum of Fine Arts. There is good pizza, good halal/indian food, multiple good pubs, a stop and shop (big supermarket), barbers/stylists, drug stores all within a block. The new Green T Cafe right around the corner is a really great place, along with Mama's place on the corner, another recent addition. Your key gets you also in to the Laundry room and into the backyard.
Tiled bath, hardwood floors, window overlooking street, high ceiling in the room, and mini-kitchenette (half stovetop, fridge, toaster oven, microwave).
We live a couple miles away (a 13 minute bike ride!), and I am most of the time within a couple of miles should you need me--I also spend some time at the office on Tremont st. across from the Mission church.
Apartment, hallway to it, and the laundry room
Interaction with Guests
We do cleaning and maintenance, but probably won't see you unless you come and store luggage with us before/after your reservation.
At a minimum, please read the first four ** points below:
**Guests are responsible for getting in contact with me about current key/access info Before the reservation day-24h in advance is best-do not wait until you are arriving! **
--> In general, take the 1 brass key in the lockbox, it is on the gate between 10 and 12 wait street. Leave any other keys and close the box. Ask for the code.
**No Smoking! Be reasonably quiet!
**Always return the key to the -Lockbox- when
checking out or directed to do so.
**Talk/text/email me with any issues immediately!
Sheets, towels and other cleaning are done by me. I do these things at different times. Always before dinner time (or before you arrive it's a really late arrival). Probably before 3pm, during the school year at about 1pm usually. If you have really specific needs, you should speak up ahead of time.
DO NOT buzz apartments trying to get in! Especially do not annoy Norman in apt. 104, he's a nice war vet, but likes peace and quiet.
DO NOT ask anyone how to find the lockbox or how to get into it or share the code.
Please don't mention airbnb to anyone around the building. There is no official stance in Boston on airbnb.
Please communicate, communicate, communicate. Ask questions! That's the main rule. I am flexible and the apartment can be as well. Most likely, I'll be happy to accommodate your needs and make you happy in return!
Please keep quiet while in the apartment, don't slam doors, "indoor voices". It's a small building with a lot of occupants. Thank you.
I came to this listing knowing it would be a small, cozy apartment almost like a student dorm with a small private bathroom. What I didn't expect was how filthy it was. First off, the location is awesome. It is in an area near a ton of universities and right around the corner are plenty of food places and a couple of bars. It's right next to the E-Train so you have access everywhere! There is even a grocery store and pharmacy a block away. I would of had a more positive experience if the apartment wasn't filthy. I checked in early and the previous tenant's used towel and linens were still in the room. I checked in early at noon instead of 1, so I didn't mind. The house manual says that Sean comes in about one time per day to change linens, around 3PM. I left for the day to return around 6PM and the room still had not been cleaned so I contacted our host who said he was unavailable to come at the moment. He ended up coming by later that night around 10:30PM after some pleading and changed the linen and the towels. The room had clean linen now, but the room was still dirty. There was a lot of dust, stains of dried sticky liquid accumulated with dirt under the bed, and the bathroom had bugs. Several bugs would show up in the bathroom and rest on the towels. When he came in that first night, he didn't clean the floors or the shower floor and with the addition of bugs in the bathroom, I did not feel comfortable and ended up not showering for the duration of my stay. I told Sean about the bugs and he said he "was sorry I had to see that" and blamed it on the missing tiles which he said he was going to come in the next day to fix, which he did not. Later, there was a discrepancy with the lock box which I wanted to notify him about and he responded by insulting another tenant. Honestly, although he was very nice in person, I think he may have too much on his plate and is in turn neglecting his duties as a host on AirBnB and would therefore not recommend staying with him at all.
Not a very fair review of a place which I deliberately keep extremely affordable. I retiled the floor of the bathroom a week later. Sorry folks, not everything can happen immediately. The apartment really isn't filthy. That is crazy talk. You'll find the people who stayed for a week after them who experienced the new tile just after didn't find any bugs at all. And I haven't seen any since. We weren't talking about anything that bites, and definitely not cockroaches. I didn't insult the other people at all! They didn't read and follow the directions they were given, and created confusion because of it. I am busy, but also nothing was drastically amiss with the apartment, and frankly for $50 in boston next to the T, if there's a little bit of something dirty, finish cleaning it yourself. All in all me and my kids are always comfortable hanging out in that apartment it just isn't "filthy" . Hey if those on a budget want to kill a budget listing, i'll just start focusing on the 100+ a night segment of things. But I think a lot of people out there would like to save money. So there you go, perfectly functional place that is mostly clean, and always has clean towels and linens.
I didn't have a chance to meet Sean but he was extremely patient and helpful over the phone when I had some difficulty with the key transfer (which was my own fault). The apartment itself is very small -- essentially just a bed and a tiny bathroom, plus a microwave and a few other essentials -- but the low, low rate and the good location make it perfectly fine for a lone traveler who just needs a place to sleep for a night or two.
This apartment is certainly small but in a nice, intimate way - it really felt like a home the weekend I was there. The fact that it was close to the T and several sites (the Museum of Fine Arts, the Gardner Museum, the Emerald Necklace) - along with several colleges in universities in town, which was a moot point for me but I think would be useful for many who choose to book here. Sean was very attentive to my emails and texts and got back to them promptly, along with making the check-in process an easy experience. All in all I would definitely book again here when I next visit Boston.
The apartment was exactly as described, and Sean was super easy to deal with. We didn't meet, but he sent over the information on how to pickup the key right away. It was super easy to find the apartment and the lockbox, and the neighborhood was super cute! Internet worked without issue. This is a really affordable option for staying in Boston if all you need is a place to crash comfortably.
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I have been hosting people from all over the world through Airbnb for more than three years now and have really enjoyed the experience. Chatting with guests upon check in lets me not only tell them what a great city Boston is and how much it has to offer but to also listen to stories of where they live or have been to. That's what makes Airbnb such a great community builder in my mind - connecting people from all parts and walks of life.
Just like all of the travelers that I've hosted, I am a traveler myself - having been to a number of countries in Central Asia, Europe, and lived for a time in Micronesia. Each time I travel, I make sure to find a local connection to tell me about places off the beaten path that a tourist guide might miss, and if all else fails - I just enjoy seeing where my feet (or a local bus/train/subway) take me. So if you're looking for the best Ethiopian food in Boston or a little known museum (a whole room of the most realistic glass flowers hand blown in the 19th century), I can definitely point you in the right direction.
Speaking of directions, I bike a LOT around town and would be happy to provide a bike when you stay at either of my places. Boston may have a great (oldest in North America) subway system, but sometimes it's just nice to get on a bike and see where the next street takes you!
What keeps me not only travelling on Airbnb but also hosting are the notes that I frequently get, letting me know what a great time someone had or how much they enjoyed visiting a part of city I mentioned to them. These notes always put a smile on my face and leave me knowing that I have made someone's visit memorable!