Fenway park in view! Boston Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, United States

The Space

We're happy to take your last minute/same day (night!) and one-day reservations, no problem!

Classic Boston apartment with a great view of Fenway Park accommodates up to 4 (queen bed & queen/full pullout couch), separate hall, kitchen ready for cooking (full stove, microwave, toaster oven, pots, pans, tea kettle, dishes, silverware, some dry goods, and almost always tea), and small separate dining room with table+ chairs, bathroom with original cast iron tub, and some original white patina-ed subway tile. Just a couple minutes walk from Kenmore, Museum, Fenway (subway) and Yawkey (new commuter rail) T stations, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, Rose Garden, Fenway Community gardens, New England Conservatory, Mass. Historical Society, Newbury street all within immediate short walking distance. Walking distance to Copley and Prudential, as well as to MIT across the Harvard Bridge.` On the shelves is a part of our big collection of fashion magazines (int'l Vogues mainly)
I'm also adding examples of our vintage print collection and my own artwork to the walls.

NEWS ( Dec 6th) We've finished the new pull out couch cushions and it's in the apartment -- all ready for current and future groups of 3, 4+ guests!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $675 /week
Monthly Price: $2600 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • I didn't meat Sean personally, but he was a great host - helpful, friendly, and responsive. We didn't spend much time in the apartment, mostly just used it as a place to crash in the evenings, and it served well for this. Couch bed was less than the pinnacle of comfort, but the price was great for our budget.

    April 2014
  • Sean's place was in a great location. We easily walked to the Red Sox game. It was a great value for Boston. I would definitely stay again.

    April 2014
  • Sean department was what I expected. Very comfortable bed, the couch not so much. The only bad thing is that there are very few utensils for cooking and eating. Location is good, this means far from downtown, but there is a subway stop nearby. The heater worked great. I never met Sean, but we communicate by email and answered all the questions I had.

    March 2014
  • Sean's apartment is lovely and super well situated. Although we didn't meet, Sean was fast to answer us on every email and all directions were very clear.
    This is definitely the best value you can have for your money in Boston. The apartment is really charming, but small. You should expect a minimum of noise. I mean, you're in an old building (so thin walls) facing a big street. We didn't mind this at all.

    The only thing I didn't expect is how hard it is to find some (free) parking. So if you're heading to Boston by car, expect about 20$ per day to park. For my part, I found a gaz station right next to the apartment that charged 20$ per night. Definitely the best deal I found around.

    Bottom line: This apartment is not a 5 star - but it is your best option if you're on a budget. I'd return to Sean's place anytime

    March 2014
  • Had a great stay, and loved loved loved the location! Internet was messed up when we got there but I contacted Sean and he fixed it right away.

    March 2014
  • The location was perfect and the apt provided just what we needed as far as a warm place to sleep and shower. We weren't too fond of the communication between us & Sean. I would have preferred he be there at our arrival and this was unfortunately not communicated with us beforehand. We had a hard time finding the keys and had to retrieve them in the cold rain, which is probably expected for Boston, but I wouldn't host a guest in that fashion. As another review mentioned, we had to figure out the ways of the apartment on our own or by a friendly neighbors help. You get what you pay for!

    The place could have been a little cleaner and the restroom has mold. We didn't bother with using the kitchen. It's very noisy at night. Pipes are constantly cracking, you can hear the neighbors conversations crystal clear and unfortunately someone decided to plumb the pipes one morning at 4am. There is also a lot of street noise in the early morning. Oh and the neighbors love to smoke pot.

    On a lighter note, it was close to the kenmore station and a 5 min walk to the hynes convention center. Perfect location for what we needed.

    March 2014
  • Excellent apartment and just what I needed for my one night stay-bed was comfy, bathroom/shower worked great. You do hear the usual Saturday night street noise, so be warned. I hope to stay here again! Great communication with Sean.

    March 2014
  • Bad experience for a family of 4 adults. The description and photos let us think that the couch (queen/full pullout couch in the description) was in the living room but it happens to be in the bedroom since there is only one room! The couch is particularly uncomfortable for 2 adults. Only 2 chairs around the table, while the description states that the apartment can accommodate up to 4 persons. The bathroom was barely clean and the place is particularly noisy (just a few meters from the highway).

    March 2014
  • Sean's place was perfect for what we were after. The location is sublime, literally around the corner from Fenway Park and a very short walk to the downtown area. We spent most of our time at a conference downtown, so it was nice to have the comfort of knowing that it was only a brief walk in the mornings to get there. The apartment is cosy/a modest size, and a bit aged, but it is amply furnished and ideal if you are looking for something conveniently positioned. I'd happily recommend Sean's apartment.

    March 2014
  • Location location location! This was a perfect private studio space within easy walking distance of Fenway (indeed you can see the park right through the window) and, in our case, the House of Blues music club right around the back. We were looking for an easy stay over spot for just one night while seeing Bob Weir and his band. Sean's place did the trick and was clean an presentable with everything we needed at hand. Many great place to eat around every corner and shopping on newbury street within a short walking distance was also great. Found a Swiss chocolatier that had amazing treats tucked off newbury, an over on Columbus we ate a hearty breakfast at Charlie's sandwich shoppe (recommended!) there since 1927. Thank you Sean for your attention to my needs and willingness to adjust out arrival and check out time as well. Will be looking forward to a future stay as we discussed when next in town for a musical adventure. -Ali and Mike

    February 2014
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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!
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