Studio WalkOutTerrace43BusToSites

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W Brookline St, Boston, MA 02118, United States

This studio sleeps two, 60" LED Sony Bravia, patio with water feature, close to the best sites in Boston -- many 10 minutes on foot, more 15 minutes via the 43 Bus. Just off Restaurant row

The Space

A One-Night stay is possible IF IT FALLS BETWEEN 2 longer bookings on my calendar -- Inquire & I'll respond! The studio is a quiet space in a quiet area for travelers, professionals, working outside the home . 1 minute from the entrance to the bus 43 to the best sites of Boston door! For CopleyPlace , Copley Square and ThePrudentialCenter 8 minutes walk north stores. Click [ card ] tab above .

2 people max - 1 or 2 nights sometimes possible

In July and August , you are 10 minutes from the town Shakespeare ( rave reviews btw) by 43 ( bus) and the first annual Summerfest Boston Both events are free

Walk Out of 600 square feet of living space on your patio with a water garden chic, space, historic South End of Boston! Upscale kitchen , refrigerator with French doors & 2 Pull Out freezer, electric holographic Fire Place, terrarium , black leather Le Corbusier love seats, spiral staircase, Sky Lite Wells window on the street , windows overlook patio , books on the shelves , Microwave / convection oven , dishwasher , large commercial load Maytag washer / dryer up a flight. , DVD and CD- ROM available , Pandora, Hulu w Netflicks your account

There is a terrarium in a window wells on the east side . Dramatic lighting , or a full day light electric lights at the flick of a switch. Motion detectors in the foyer , stairs and bathroom.

The Sony Bravia , Blu Ray DVD with (website hidden) TV and chairs Zero Gravity is the center of the apartment feel like a home theater.

Fast WiFi by Xfinitsy ( Comcast ), 60 inch Sony Bravia LED , Blue Ray DVD

But there is no cable or dish so you can not watch CNN , ABC , NBC, etc etc, except via Hulu

One of the best places for locating the site of Boston's South End because it is within walking distance or an easy bus ride to Boston ... Best example :

Back Bay / orangeline / Amtrak / Acella station / metro / suburb .
4 miles north 9 minutes walk

Copley Square / Nieman Marcus Copley Place Shopping , Restaurants,

Boston Center for the Arts / Theatre / Exhibition / dining rooms .3 miles 6 minutes

Harvard Yard 3.2 miles, 66 minutes on foot or 25 minutes by bus 1

Boston Public Library (` 1st USA ) .7 miles north 14 minutes walk

FLAG SHIP Gallery.8 miles Restoration Hardware 17 mins walk

Prudential Commercial Center / DuckBoats / Restaurants .5 miles 9 mins walk

Park Street Tourist center / Boston Common Freedom Trail / : 1.4 miles 11 minutes by bus 43 , 28 minutes walk or 16 minutes on the bus 43

Boston Public Garden / Boston Common 1.1 miles 22 mins walk

Newbury ( Rodeo Drive of Boston) Shopping: 0.7 miles , 15 minutes

Chinatown Gate Greenway Boston : 1.1 miles 22 mins . Or 14 minutes in the bus 43 or on the Orange Line

Theater District .9 miles 18 mins walk or 11 minutes on the bus 43

Hynes Convention Center: .8 miles 16 mins walk

Fenway Park: 1.4 miles 29 minutes on foot or 24 minutes by bus 39 , 30 minutes on the Orange or Green Line, 24 minutes on a bus number

Museum of Fine Arts Boston ( third in the world after
The Louvre and the Metropolitan 1.2 miles 24 mins walk or 20 minutes by bus 39 or 43

TD Garden Celtics, Bruins, Events 2 miles , 43 minutes walk or 21 minutes on the green line

CLOSE TO HOME? Tap [ Welcome to south - end -boston ] in your browser. Excellent restaurants and shops - about 5 minutes. For the best shopping / sights in Boston, you will need to walk 8-12 minutes north ... Type [ Copley Place ] [ Copley Square] [ Prudential Center ] [ Trinity Church ] [ BPL ] in your browser

RED SOX ? Fenway Park is 30 minutes west on foot or 18 minutes by bus (detailed directions below ) *
TD Garden is 43 minutes walk or 18 minutes by the orange line . Detailed instructions below **

ART ? Furthermore Sowa Galleries ... 13) Isabella Stewart Gardner and 14 ) Museum of Fine Arts are just minutes west of the apartment on the MBTA Green Line . HERE IS A UNIQUE PERK - One Pass Free AMF ( a $ 24 value ) or one of Gardner $ 20 value ) . Two per day are available , so that the first invited to apply before 11 get the password (there are two units and up to six people per day staying here).

The studio is two doors of restaurants and AU Gallery, SoEnd shops on Tremont . Then Wa is a 15 minute walk or a five minute ride by bus. Shaw, gourmet , Whole Foods and Stop and Shop are a short walk or 15 minutes by bus No. 10. Bus # 1 in Harvard and Central Sqs , Cambridge is 10 minutes walk from the West or a connection by bus No. 43. So Bay Shopping Mall is 15 minutes south by Bus Connections wa Red Line. There is construction next door with a little noise from time to time . The floor is not perfectly level ...

You are 4 doors south of the 43 bus stop which takes you to the historic sites of Boston 's theater district , Down Town Crossing, Statehouse and Government Center, you are 12 minutes walk from Back Bay Station commuter train DC , New York , Providence, Worcester, orange line , Prudential Center and Copley Square Mall.

Stay home at night? Watch a DVD or listen to CD Library Ed . It bears repeating ... THERE IS NO TV RECEPTION except Internet . Connect with XFINITY from Comcast.

Guest Access

Parking is available for $20 per night just outside your West Door... ((email hidden) forward slash, rooms forward slash (phone number hidden))

Interaction with Guests

It's up to you. Message me via airbnb with your last minute questions or requests for suggestions, conversation over coffee, or no interaction at all. Anything in between also works! It's up to you...

The Neighborhood

The South End is in the center of Boston and this house is in the center of the South End.

Other Things to Note

find all the light switches. I put in recessed ceiling lights, recessed lights over the kitchen, under shelf lights in the kitchen and office nook, under microwave light, a chandelier and cascade lighting in the window wells, and indirect lighting in the book shelves. There are two lamps one on each of the two bedside tables. Also they didn't know how to turn on the cook top -- but I'm always on my iPhone -- and that could have been handled with a message "how do you turn on the glass cooktop" And I would respond with "1. Put a finger on the keyhole icon, 2. put another finger on the heat you want for each burner one at a time. 3. the burner icons relate to the place of the burner on the cook top.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $70
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • My daughter and I just returned from a long weekend in Boston. It was our first trip there - we both live in Houston. We had a wonderful time. Ed was a great host and made our stay pleasant and very memorable. The location was perfect- south end but within walking distance to most everywhere. We explored an amazing number of sites and will definitely be back with family to stay in the penthouse next time. The only negative for this location was the narrow steep spiral staircase leading down to our apt but Ed took care to help us with our bags so it wasn't a problem. Also i would recommend getting tickets ahead of time to the symphony as even in the off season we could not get a seat. The trolly tours and subways are great but i would recommend a cab from airport - cost was under $30 including tip and the drivers were great. Everyone in Boston was friendly and helpful. So if your considering a trip I encourage you to go- you'll have a great time.

    April 2014
    Edward
    Response from Edward:

    Thanks for your kind words, Mindy... and your helpful suggestions... It was great having you two in the house and fun to show you around the penthouse -- which is complete except for the roof deck and the kitchen deck... So it will be even better by early summer! In time for your next trip to Boston! You two saw some of the best of Boston... and your suggestion to get advanced tickets for the symphony is a good one.

  • I had a great stay at Edward's place. It's lovely and located in great area, with shops and restaurants at your doorstep. I found it extremely easy to get around, being close to public transport. Ed was a very kind host, and communication was always easy. He kindly gave me a tour of the other flats in the house, which were equally as beautiful. I look forward to my next trip to Boston! Thanks Ed.

    March 2014
    Edward
    Response from Edward:

    It was great having you, Nicole. And I hope your plans re Boston work out. You were a great guest. Keep me in mind when you need a place to stay in Boston, and keep in touch. Ed

  • Ed was a wonderful host and did everything to make me feel as comfortable as possible during my time in Boston. I wasn't aware that the studio didn't have as much lighting as I would have liked, nor was I aware of how tiny the bathroom was, which is why I rate this a 4 out of 5 stars. Otherwise, everything else was most enjoyable. Wonderful location near so many great restaurants and literally a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Pru. Thank you for having me Ed!

    February 2014
  • Ed was such a fantastic host - very welcoming, friendly and hospitable! On our first day in Boston, there was a snow storm and Ed kindly left a puzzle and some DVDs at our door to keep us entertained. He also showed us around his beautiful and newly refurbished apartments; one of which will be open soon to rent on AirBnb!

    The studio we stayed in was on the basement floor of the building. It is very cosy and comfortable, and has a newly redone bathroom. The extra large TV and the generous closest spaces were particularly nice. There is a coin laundry located on the floor above.

    The studio is also in a lovely location. It is very close to restaurants, and a short walk away from the grocery store and Back Bay train station.

    We had a great time in Boston, thank you Ed!

    February 2014
  • My wife, Jan and I stayed in Ed's place for nearly two weeks. We had a fantastic time in Boston and the studio was exactly what we wanted. It is in a perfect location in the Southend, close to the T, no.1 and no. 43 buses and you can be in Park Street within 15 minutes. The locality had great shops, take-outs and restaurants. The studio itself was excellent, we had a perfect amount of space, a nice fire we could turn on when it was very cold outside and a huge TV area where we could sit, relax and watch netflix. The kitchen was ideal and has everything you need, and the bathroom is small but very functional. All in all, I would highly recommend Ed's place. He also gave us a tour of the other rooms/duplex available and they are also great! We look forward to staying again and I would highly recommend it. Finally Ed responded within minutes to any requests we had throughout our stay. A great host.

    January 2014
  • Edward was a considerate host. We had a great time! The South End is an amazing location.

    January 2014
    Edward
    Response from Edward:

    It was good to have you as guests... Please return, and or send friends.. 'til then keep in touch s.v.p.

  • My husband and I stayed in Ed's Studio in Boston and got a wonderful surprise when we descended the stairs into the apartment. It was really lovely. Everything you would need - fully decked out kitchen although we mainly ate out at all the wonderful restaurants and cafes within walking distance. The apartment was surprisingly spacious although as the name suggests - it is a studio - 1 large room. The massive TV was also a nice surprise as was the cable and internet connection and the cord that allowed us to plug our macbook straight into the TV.
    Bed was comfortable and the apartment was very clean and quiet - a nice 'hotel feel'.
    The location of the apartment was great also. We had never been to Boston before and realised when we arrived we had quite luckily landed ourselves in a great location. We walked into town some days and other days we went via subway.
    We didn't end up meeting Ed however, was in continual contact with him up to and during our stay via messaging.
    Would definitely recommend this apartment for a single or a couple visiting Boston. Thanks Ed.

    January 2014
    Edward
    Response from Edward:

    Thanks for the review Karina -- we will meet the next time, and for coffee. It was great having you here and thanks for leaving the house in such great shape -- and for being considerate of the other guests in the building... Five Stars For You Two!!

  • The apartment was great. In such a perfect spot. Quiet area and easy walk to all the places you want to go. Edward was so helpful. Great directions and and tips. We had a lovely stay. Thanks

    December 2013
  • Ed was a wonderful host and the studio apartment was the ideal spot in the South End! It was a huge bonus to be able to have a brand new (and very large) kitchen, as well as a cozy electric fireplace and garden views. Ed greeted me when I arrived and answered any questions I had, great experience.

    December 2013
    Edward
    Response from Edward:

    Lizzy, it was great having you... I spent a lot of time in that apartment while the rest of the house was being renovated... and I loved the kitchen and reading by the "fireplace"... Happy you liked the space. Ed

  • Ed's garden apartment is a wonderful location in the South End of Boston. It's the perfect size for a couple and the amenities are fantastic. Ed was very welcoming and made us feel at home. We will definitely plan on staying there again as it was such a great experience. Plus, it was our first Airbnb reservation...we're definitely fans now!

    December 2013
    Edward
    Response from Edward:

    Eric and Gillan, it was great having you. Hope you do return to Boston and plan to stay here when you do. Any guests you recommend will get a click on [accept] from me. Please keep in touch.

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Graduate Study in Theater at Bridgewater State College, MBA Boston University, BA St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, Courses in Consulting, Theater, Acting, at Harvard University Extension, I've taken courses with Tony Robbins, and Marshall Thurber
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Retired Prof of Business Massasoit Community College, Manage 3 apartments Boston's So. End
About
MY THOUGHTS on the BostonMarathon2013 tragedy It's just 8 short block from my house, 8 brief minutes north. I want to thank so many of you who wrote on April 15. Although I'm usually at The Finish Line on Boylston St near Dartmouth, this year I was at Home Depot picking up the final materials and fixtures for finishing up Project 158. And this Tuesday April 16 morning... I couldn't sleep, I woke, wrote, went back to bed, got up again, and wrote some more. I'm writing from Boston's Historic South End, it's 4:45am birds are beginning to sing. Sirens can be heard in the distance now. I live eight brief minutes on foot from the Marathon's Finish Line. I'm still in shock. Very sad and very angry that this could happen. Especially in this city, one of the most peaceful and progressive in the country.... happen in front of our library, the first public library in the country during a "people's sporting event". We are a city with many "sport's palaces" but this event is for the every citizen. It's not dominated by high salaries and expensive admission. It's a free event here in a city that so often makes history and writes laws that have extended social justice, rights, and freedoms to so many of us. We were the first Common Wealth and our constitution was the model for The United States Constitution which has extended rights and freedoms to so many. A constitution whose rights and freedoms are too easily limited by cynical people who sow fear and hate. Now it's 7:24 am.. more sirens, the trash truck is trashing out back, the helicopters are again in the air, the streets are empty. Last night walking home from Foodies with salad-to-go, the few who were out walked in silence, the restaurants were closed. I'm in tears. I’m looking at my (website hidden) cover photo singing with (website hidden) last March. Our December 14 concert fades in. It was just after the senseless deaths of NewTown CT school children. Reuben, our director, introduced us singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and I don't remember his exact words but they went something like... "Today people asked me how we could be singing at a time like this, and I said HOW COULD WE NOT BE SINGING, singing Hallelujah. Cohen's, Hallelujah, a song of praise. A song that has more than 100 verses." He went on. "A song that needs so many verses because Cohen's asking... ASKING how do I sing praise... how do I sing Hallelujah." Reuben's words stopped and our singing began, and when our singing stopped Jordon Hall rose in a standing ovation. It's was a moment I'll never forget, a Dec 14 moment, a day I'll never forget. I don't remember Reuben's exact words, and yet, I can rebuild what he said as the thought and the moment will never leave me. And now one day and four months later, in the middle of the month, on a day we celebrate our Patriot's, a holiday, a holy day, here in Massachusetts, in my city, my hometown, on the 17th century streets, streets I've walked countless times, there's more sudden senseless death. This time let's not use this sacred time as an excuse to start wars-for-profit. Here in Massachusetts we have the will to change our sadness, our loss, out anger into a social movement. Let us begin, and let us begin by singing, singing Hallelujahs. MY CAREER & INTERESTS I'm a retired professor of Management and Accounting, Massasoit Community College. Currently traveling, writing, acting. Member of Stage Source, Boston Casting, Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Model for Life Drawing in Boston's SoWa studios, Tom Oulette, Ed Barron. Own and manage apartments in my Boston Town House. Recently spent 9 months in Buenos Aires, a year in France to improve my French, 10 days on the FRAM touring Antarctica, 5 days on the INCA TRAIL from Olantetambo to Machu Picchu. (website hidden)page Edward LeMay
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