5 minute walk to the subway (Ashmont T station) and a 20 minute ride from downtown.
The apartment is freshly renovated with hardwood floors, new bathroom, a big kitchen and living room.
Ample street parking and some great restaurants nearby.
A quiet house on a residential street just minutes from the subway. The house was completely renovated last year and has a new bathroom, refinished hardwood floors, freshly painted walls, and modern stainless steel appliances.
Large back yard and full length porch in the back is great for relaxing and squirrel watching.
Bathroom is shared with a second AirBnB bedroom.
You have full access to the living room and kitchen, including fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher. You are free to use the back porch and yard as well as the basement storage room if you need to.
Internet is fast and reliable, available over WiFi or Ethernet throughout the house, including your bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
I live in one of the bedrooms. I either work from home or the road. I like to travel and always enjoy meeting fellow travelers. If I'm home I am happy to talk, give you advice or help you with your itinerary.
There are 2 bedrooms listed here so you may also interact with another guest if the other room is booked.
I can pick you up and drop you off the airport, train or bus station for $30 each way if I'm available. A cab ride from the airport costs about $45. Please let me know a few days before arrival if you would like personal pick up.
Ashmont T station on the Red Line is a 5 minute walk from the house.
If you're driving, we're close to I-93.
Ample street parking.
Coming from Logan Airport:
Public transit from the airport to Ashmont station is free. Take the Silver Line bus to South Station.
At South Station, take the Ashmont train
Exit at the end of the line (Ashmont), which is 6 stops.
As you exit the station, look for Dunkin Donuts across the street. Walk up the street beside it (Bailey Street). The house will be on your left near the top of the hill.
If you need a taxi at any time, I can arrange one for you with a very reliable driver I have been working with for years. He is a licensed taxi driver and uses a city meter at the regular city rate. If you've ever tried to call a taxi in Boston, you'll know they are notoriously unreliable.
Other Things to Note
I can get you tickets to any event directly, even for sold out shows. Ask me if you need any. My friend owns a ticket business.
I support the environment. Here are some ways in which you will too by staying here:
- Recycled toilet paper
- No antibacterial soaps
- No toxic cleaners
- Bedding and towels are air dried
Kindly take your shoes off before entering the apartment.
I don't charge for cleaning or extra people. Kindly return the favor by keeping the place clean. :)
No smoking or dogs please.
I stayed with Steven for an extended period of 4 months in the fall of 2014. He is a great host and has been incredibly accommodating. He was also very quiet such that sometimes I wasn't sure whether he was home. He signed for my packages and even helped me find a reliable taxi for my early morning ride to the airport. I would highly recommend staying at his place when visiting Boston. For me this has been a great experience.
The apartment itself was clean and specious within close proximity to the Ashmont station. I had to ride the train to Cambridge every day and it took about half an hour from this station. This is a residential neighborhood. I understand that parts of this neighborhood can be sketchy at night sometimes but I never had any problems. There are several convenience stores and a few nice restaurants nearby.
The information given in the listing is accurate. The apartment has a large balcony to get some air and the washer/dryer in the basement. Although all three apartments in the building use the same machines, they always seemed to be available whenever I needed them.
Steven was a great host! I reserved the room the day before and he was able to accommodate my request and stayed up to welcome me and provide me keys to the apartment although my flight came in after midnight.
Our stay with Steven was great! He was very welcoming upon arrival, and quick to provide advice as to things to do in Boston. His listing is very accurate and his place is very comfortable. We were very busy during our stay and looked forward to our accommodations at the end of a long day!
It was nice to stay with Steven, clean apartment, nice porch. There are actually two rooms in the apartment rented out via Airbnb so it was nice to get to socialize with "roommates". Overall it was a pleasant stay.
Steven's house was just like the pictures, he was very kind and when we arrived he gave us the tour of the property and explained the details of the house rules. The neighborhood is good as long as you don't go any further south, we did not have the chance to talk much with Steven thus we ventured on our own to look for a grocery store and ended up in a sketchy neighborhood.
Everything was exactly as Steven had described it,and he was a very gracious host. The bathroom was very clean, as was the kitchen (which guests can use). The bathroom has new modern fixtures including the shower. The kitchen is new and clean as well. There is a nice porch off the kitchen overlooking the back yard.
The room itself was clean and quiet, with bed, very large desk, chair, wi-fi, nice closet space, ceiling fan, window air conditioner, and both blinds and curtains to darken the room.
If you arrive at night, motion lights illuminate the front steps and the front porch, and the hallway lights automatically come on as well.
Steven's directions for transit were complete and accurate. The Ashmont T station is a Red line stop, about 5 minutes away from Steven's home. Well lit, newer station. You wait indoors in a bright airy space for the train, much like a glassed in atrium effect. No outdoor platform waiting here! No below ground dinginess here! There are also several buses that stop at the Ashmont T that you can pick up outside the Ashmont T station. (and if you're new to Boston---no need to bring a car here, driving is tough in much of the town, parking expensive, so use the transit, the transit system is great)
The only thing I might caution, for older individuals or someone who cannot walk long distances, is that the Ashmont T station is about 5 minutes away, and there is a bit of a grade just as you come up to Steven's home. The sidewalks are all even and nice except in front of one house further down the street, and it looks like they're repairing that short couple feet of concrete, but again, the Ashmont T station is about 5 minutes away. Also, you will need to navigate luggage up several steep porch steps, and then up 3 flights to Steven's unit. This could be tough for an older person, no problem at all for anyone else.
But, keep in mind Steven's offer to pick you up from Boston Logan Airport for a very reasonable price if he is in town and you make arrangements in advance. So then it's just a matter of walking to the Ashmont T each day to get where you need to go.
I am new to Airbnb and this couldn't have been a more perfect first time experience. Steven is exactly the type of model host Airbnb wants.
It was nice to stay his place in Boston. I enjoyed staying there! I recommend him & his place.
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Hungry to explore the world, meet people, make friends. I've been to 18 countries and lately started going solo, which I've come to enjoy.
As a guest, I'm quiet, clean and respectful of any space I'm in. I don't smoke, I like to cook if I have time and I don't watch TV. What I do need are a space that is clean and reasonably quiet, close to public transportation and with reliable Wi-Fi.