Very clean and comfortable space. Location allows easy access to all of City. Use of all common area with great pastries, coffee and teas
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.
Everything was fine. Except that the map on Airbnb for the location
of the unit was incorrect. That is probably Airbnb's fault. The map
indicated that the unit was located roughly on Commonwealth Avenue. I checked the address on (website hidden) maps and found where it
actually was. That was no problem for me but it might be for others.
Gerald was a wonderful host, I was very comfortable the moment I met him. He was very generous with his helpfulness and home. Real sweet little doggie too! Laurence Street is historic and beautiful, and very convenient to Copley and the Back Bay.
Nice stay in Gerald's house. Gerald is helpful and friendly.
I recommend this room, well located in downtown Boston.
My stay was brief but Gerald was incredibly gracious. Everything was as advertised. I only regret that I left so early that I missed breakfast. Would definitely stay again.
Gestgjafinn tók á móti okkur og gaf sér nægan tíma til að sýna húsnæðið og aðstöðuna. Við drukkum með honum tesopa og hann gaf okkur góð ráð um almenningssamgöngur, veitingahús, leikhús, verslanir og annað sem við spurðum um. Öll lýsing á húsnæði stóðst fyllilega. Gestgjafinn er þægilegur í viðmóti, húsnæðið mjög vel staðsett - stutt í allt en þó rólegt umhverfi.
I absolutely recommend staying here! Gerald is an incredibly welcoming and friendly host. He has a beautiful, unique home, and I am very thankful that he opened it to us. I appreciated that we could have as much privacy as we needed, with a private entrance, but we could also hang out in the common areas. The location is terrific - it is a very short walk to the Back Bay T stop. This is a really good choice for a stay in Boston.
Gerald was such an amazing host, we couldn't have asked for a better stay. As soon as we arrived he was very helpful, he sat down with us and went over a map and even gave us suggestions on where we should eat. The room was very cozy and the hot tub was so relaxing, just what we needed for a weekend getaway. We definitely recommend Gerald's duplex over a hotel.
Gerald & Sky, thank you again for having us!
Ashley & Gaby
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