Back Bay! Best Location in Boston!

Loft - Entire home/apt · Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116, United States
Ravi

A studio loft that has large ten foot front facing bay windows, a personal shower & bathroom, a lofted queen bed, & a beautiful ornate marble fireplace. Is located in the best neighborhood, in one of the best cities in the world. Thanks for looking.

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A studio loft that has large ten foot front facing bay windows, a personal shower & bathroom, a lofted queen bed, & a beautiful ornate marble fireplace. Is located in the best neighborhood, in one of the best cities in the world. Thanks for looking.

The Space

A Brief Summary of My Apartment

My front room studio loft has three large ten foot front facing bay windows, a personal shower and bathroom, a lofted queen bed, and a beautiful ornate marble fireplace. It is located on the block with an elevated walkway across Storrow Drive for easy access to the Esplanade, easy access to the Green Line subway system on Copley square, is four blocks from Boston Common, four blocks from Fenway Park, and in one of the nicest neighborhood in Boston (an argument can be made for Beacon Hill, located three blocks away, but I'd say the Back Bay has better access to the best Boston has to offer). This apartment is also directly across the street from Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's pad.

The extremely sunny apartment comes with a 32" flat panel television, DVD player, high speed internet and premium cable, an easel for art, kitchen, a sink located in the kitchen, and original hardwood floors. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and clean towels will be provided. The bathroom, which is accessible through the closet next to the entrance, is a tight squeeze and located in the former elevator shaft for the building. It also has a stand up shower. The bathroom also shares it’s sink with the one located in the kitchen. It is also in an ideal walking location for the Hynes Convention center, less than 5 minutes away and a very enjoyable walking experience.

The apartment is on the second floor of brownstone made in the late 1890's, located conveniently on a major thorough fare in Boston, Beacon Street, but conveniently raised enough so that the large 10 foot bay windows facing the street open up to the tree tops. The bed can comfortably sleep two, and there is also a sleeping bag and air mattress provided. The bed is lofted with two pillows and a down comforter. The pillow cases, bed sheets, and comforter will be washed before you arrival. The large desk and painting easel are also at your disposal.

I will not be at the apartment for any amount of time you request it aside from meeting you upon arrival and getting the keys back at departure. The neighborhood is very safe, and parking can be made in any of the garages nearby for a per night or weekend rate. I will leave an empty fridge with ample room for your food and beverages otherwise. I will also be available via email or phone at any time during your stay.

Here are my recommendation for must see things to check out in my area, in no particular order:

- walking on Newbury Street, you can read about it on its Wikipedia page
- doing a Duck Boat Tour
- going to Fenway for a game, or watching it at the sports bars around it, I'd suggest the Cask-n-Flagon
- visiting Harvard Square and Harvard Yard
- visiting Boston Common, the Public Gardens, and Copley Square
- take a trip to the top of the Prudential Tower to eat
- visiting in the North End, it's like little Italy
- touring the Boston Public Library in Copley Square
- doing the Freedom Trail
- walking along the Esplanade and seeing the Hatch Shell
- visiting the MFA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (highly recommended), or the Aquarium.

Guest Access

You get keys to the front door and my apartment door. For checking out I won't have to meet you, you can slide my apartment key under my door and the front door will lock by itself since I can use my copy to get back in.

Interaction with Guests

I'll check you in, show you were all the light switches are, and be out of your way in 2 minutes.

The Neighborhood

A Brief History of the Back Bay

Once underwater and now upscale, the Back bay is a story of very creative urban planning. As the population of Boston swelled in the 19th century, the demand for land on the marshy peninsula grew right along with it. in 1857, the city began the ambitious project of filling in the tidal bay - the "back bay" - of Boston Harbor. It took decades, but once finished, Boston's landmass was more than twice its original size and rock solid.

Next came the buildings. Back Bay was a planned community, organized with Haussmann's grand design for Paris in mind. Wide, orderly boulevards, with plenty of room for pedestrians, park benches, statues and uniform architecture were all the rage. Stroll down Commonwealth Avenue today to view the stylish results.

Known for its luxury hotels and chichi shopping, the Back Bay has boutiques on Newbury and Boylston Streets, big name shops at the Copley Place mall and plenty of fashionable cafes and restaurants. Less expensive pursuits include sightseeing at the historic Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and the Christian Science Church.

The Back Bay extends from the Charles River east to Boylston Street with Arlington Street and Massachusetts Avenue serving as north and south boundaries respectively. To get a good view, visit the Prudential Center Skywalk. You can't get lost here - the cross streets are alphabetical, starting with Arlington (at the Public Garden) ad going down to Hereford, through Copley Plaza. It borders the South End and Beacon Hill.

Getting around

Copley Green line station, and cabs can be caught on my street easily.

Other Things to Note

325 Beacon Street. From Logan you can take the subway to either Park Street, Arlington, and Copley on the Green Lines.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Security Deposit: $150
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  • Ravi was easy to be in touch with and his place was--as advertised--in a super-convenient, very safe, very nice neighborhood. It worked very well for me. The main room is spacious and well appointed. The kitchen area, though small and lacking a stove, had everything I needed. The bath was a little more rustic than I'd have preferred. But overall, the experience was positive.

    June 2014
  • Ravi was a good host. He provided a nice rundown of the neighborhood. The location of his apartment was excellent. The street was incredible with gorgeous homes and lots of sidewalks and easy access to public transportation (T stops).

    June 2014
  • Like many have said before this apartment is in a great location. The neighborhood was safe and well located. Our plane was late and Ravi had someone waiting to check us in which i greatly appreciated. The air conditioner situation was a little confusing, and there are a few minor upkeep issues I had with the apartment. Overall I would recommend to a friend. Thanks for opening up your home.

    June 2014
  • Great neighborhood, felt safe. It's the right balance between quiet but still accessible to everything going on. Loved that it was close to Charles River. Ravi was nice- responded most of the time. The place was indeed small. The restroom was definitely TINY. Bathroom, which consisted of a stand shower and toilet, was about the size of airplane bathroom. The sink serves as both the bathroom and kitchen sink. Overall though, the place did its' job.

    June 2014
  • Great place!

    June 2014
  • Perfect location! Ravi was a great host and we had a wonderful weekend in Boston!

    May 2014
  • Everything was great.

    May 2014
  • Adorable place in a beautiful neighborhood! Ravi was great, communicative and helpful. Thank you!

    May 2014
  • We loved staying in the apartment! The location was perfect and the apartment was very clean. Ravi was a great host. He was very accommodating and met us late at night to hand off the keys after our flight was delayed. Overall a great experience and would absolutely recommend this apartment. Can't beat the price at this location!

    May 2014
  • Loved Ravi's place. Great set up for a smaller space in Boston, and the Back Bay location is absolutely amazing! It's just a couple of blocks from the riverfront with running paths and parks, and just around the corner from shopping & bars on Newbury St. Everything is pretty walkable in Boston, but Ravi's apartment is incredibly convenient to anything you want to see or do in Boston. The only drawback is the super small bathroom/shower (sink is in the kitchen, no stove - only a small burner), but if you're in Boston for fun you're only there for a few minutes before you head back out on the town. I would definitely recommend it for short stays and fun weekends!

    May 2014
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