About this listing
Very clean and comfortable space. Location allows easy access to all of City. Use of all common area. Just blocks from Flour, one of Jo Anne Chang's bakeries, which has been named one the 23 best
in the World you must try before you die.
Offered to you is a private, comfortable room with it's own entrance in my duplex condo. The City central location is in Boston's hip South End, just steps from Tremont Street's restaurant row, fashionable Newbury Street, Copley Square, Prudential Center and Hynes convention center. Boston Convention Center and Cambridge is an easy (T public transport ) ride. Back Bay Train and T station allows you to get to most everything you will want quickly or you may choose to get there slowly by foot or community shared biking plus many gyms to choose. I enjoy meeting new people and hosting my home. Airbnb is a great concept and I host as well use it as a guest and find it a great alternative to expensive hotels. My location gives you easy access to all that Boston has to offer whether you are here for business or pleasure.
The duplex set up is perfect, the room has a very comfortable full size bed, extremely clean, wifi and fine linens, iron, board, hair dyer with it's own heat control. Private entrance to your room and separate entrance to go downstairs to common space. The common area is offered for your use, kitchen, living room, half bathroom and patio with a outdoor hot tub at about 100 degrees. There are two bathrooms, the master bath is between the two bedrooms on street level.
My place is easy to get to and from Logan Airport or two blocks from Back Bay Train Station from NYC. Very Artsy, vibrant area. Note, this is not South Boston, but The South End is steps to Back Bay , Theater district, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Copley Square, Fenway area and Newbury Street. The neighborhood is safe, friendly, and perfect to use as a base for Boston travel. I am willing to accommodate most needs and adaptable to most requests.
There is limited parking, expensive in South End, the average price for an over night garage is $28/ 24 hours. Zipcar as well as Avis are with in two blocks . I know you have many places to stay in Boston, but you can be sure your stay here will exceed expectations.
Coffee, tea, fruit, cereal and yummy pastries from local bakeries included. Kitchen is well- equipped if you feel like cooking . My outdoor space is quiet and peaceful with lots of bamboo and a outdoor hot tub to soak your trouble away.
If you saw the movie TED and would like to stay one block from his place, BOOK NOW, Be a Bostonian for at least a few days.
Kind regards, Gerald
All common space as well as Skye, my dog.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you prefer. I do not have guests when I am out of town .
The neighborhood is full of great eateries, excellent architecture, small theater. Close walk to Freedom Trail
Yes, three blocks from Back Bay Station, Orange line T, 5 blocks to Copley Square and Place. Taxis are plentiful.
Other Things to Note
Hair dryer and iron board in room. Linens and towels.
I am opening my home to responsible renter(s) who are looking for hotel alternative. I have consideration for your privacy and comfort and expect the same from you. Interaction can be as little or as much as you desire. Smoking is allowed on Patio. Basically, there are few house rules. Dog limited to owners bedroom and downstairs common space and patio. Oh, did i mention there is a hot tub on the patio, clocking in at 101 degrees. Feel free to ask Boston question as I have about 40 years experience here.
I have explored Boston on bike for 3 days. Fun! Very near Jerry's place there is a bike rental. The room is just fine. Nice part of town. For me visiting JFK Presidential Library and Museum was just great to do. Supermarket and restaurants nearby, Shopping? Newbury street!
Excellent location and wonderful host! We were in town for a wedding and loved the super cute room. We are able to walk to many locations and Gerald was very helpful.
Had a great time staying with Gerry and Skye! Perfect location to walk almost everywhere in the city, and the pastries each morning were amazing!!
Gerald was incredibly hospitable and made his home our home during our stay. This was our first airbnb experience, and it was a truly positive one, indeed. I will be using him again during my next visit to Boston, whenever that is! :)
I had a great stay with Gerald and Skye (pet dog)! Gerald is a lovely host and a great guide. He gave me a lot of tips about places to visit and some great restaurants. The location of his house is perfect. It is very close to the Back Bay station and the city centre. The room is very nicely decorated and everything (from the arrangement for my arrival to the fresh pastry every morning) is well taken care of. I would definitely recommend Gerald's place for a great stay in Boston!
Gerald is a very warm hearted host and a good city guide as well. My stay was for vacation occasion during one week. The room is well located and very accessible to the "T" in the Back Bay Neighborhood. I got good hints and tips from Getald to make my stay an unforgettable one. Don't miss the pizza and the ice cream at Picco/tremont st :) I recommend Gerald's place to anyone visiting Boston. Save money!
I stayed with Gerald for my first ever visit to Boston and immediately felt welcome when he provided a geographic introduction and restaurant/activity recommendations when I first walked in the door. The space is beautify decorated and feels like home - complete with pastries delivered every morning by the host. I hope to be back soon.
About the Host, Gerald
I have 30 plus years of employment at Dana Farber Cancer Institute which has allowed me to own my duplex condo. I like to decorate and love to travel, but really am very happy to return to my home after each trip. I consider myself a great host as I have stayed in many fine establishments including places owned by friends. The enjoyment which I have experienced since July 2013 hosting airbnb just keeps getting better. I look forward to your visit in the heart of the City. Gerald