Architects Live-in Studio in Boston

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Wait St, Boston, MA 02120, United States
Your host, Sean
243 Reviews
Response rate: 96%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Apartment now has permanent, hi-speed cable internet with easy WiFi access!

Small studio in Brigham Circle, short walk to Harvard Medical, Dental and Public Health schools, and one block further to MassArt, the Fenway and the Museum of Fine Arts. There is good pizza, good halal/indian food, multiple good pubs, a stop and shop, barbers/stylists, drug stores all within a block.

Just steps from Green line trolley stop (Fenwood Rd./ Green line E) to Downtown and everywhere in between! (less than 10 mins train ride to downtown.)

The apartment compactly sleeps 2. Groups of 2 of all ages have stayed at the apartment and have enjoyed their stay. A few times, 3 budget strapped students have stayed there and apparently gotten sleep--I don't recommend it though -- that's a tight squeeze! The bed is Twin-size with a second trundle twin-size under. Roll out at night, roll away during the day. The mattress thicknesses are such that they line up to kind of create a level, California King sized, expanse. If you have specific mattress preferences, I can give you an idea of whether it will work for you before booking--just ask.

tiled bath with real tub, hardwood floors, windows overlooking street, high ceiling in the room, and mini-kitchenette (half stovetop, fridge, toaster over, microwave, sink & cabinets).
Fresh towels and sheets upon your arrival.

At one time I used the space as studio for drawing, and architecture work, so one wall is decorated with architectural drawings and the like: easy on the eyes but also interesting to look at.
I don't these days use the apartment for work, except in a passing way while waiting for guests to arrive.. so the table is cleared off for guest use.
Also, we live a couple miles away (a 13 minute bike ride!), so days that are booked I won't need to stay there, but am most of the time within a couple of miles should you need me.

Now that I have an internet connection for you to share, it's not so necessary, but I can also direct you to where Wifi spots and cafes are located nearby, and elsewhere in Boston (The new in 2012 GreenTCafe around the block, JP Licks, the local ice cream chain foremost among them, a block inbound on Huntington below the Stop and Shop grocery).
Use of any cereal, milk, and coffee, tea are included, as well as the refrigerator, toaster oven and stovetop, etc. There is also an iron for your clothes and hangers in the closet.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $1990 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • very SMALL place even for my husbands standards (who isn't picky at all). But it was good for max 2 night stay. It was super hot during our stay but the AC was working beautifully and kept us cool. Picked this place for good price and location. Ideal for younger people who don't mind tiny space and mattress on the floor. Liked that you could pick up/ drop off keys from a lock box - very convenient.

    July 2014
  • The room is old and pictures are outdated and misleading. There isnt bed, just matress on the floor.

    July 2014
  • All went well... having key in lockbox made it simple. Great location, very cozy, but good for 2, and the price is right. Wonderfully convenient to mass transit (the T and busses) and restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

    July 2014
  • We had a great stay at Sean's. We needed a place for the night and for that purpose it was perfect. It is a small apartment but with all you need and a comfortable bed. It's close, 3 minutes, to the train that takes you to town and it's a good vibe in the neighbourhood with restaurants and bars.

    We didn't meet Sean but his was great in giving guidance and did reply fast. Also he was flexible with check out when we had a late check in at our other stay.

    June 2014
  • This place was not represented well on Air B&B! The space is small (not a huge deal) dirty and the bed was just a mattress on the floor (picture showed otherwise). We ended up not even staying here and had to book a last min hotel!

    June 2014
  • I recently stayed at the architects live-in studio, and the experience was great! Honestly, I was looking for a place that was close to public transit, had a stove, and was comfy. This place met all those things.

    The apartment itself is a bit older than what is shown in the pictures, but it's not a deal-breaker by any means. The place is small - remember, it's a studio, but two of us stayed here no problem and loved it. OMG, can we talk about the bathroom for a sec? BEST showers ever. Also, having a small kitchen was nice for mornings where I wanted to fry up an egg and make my own coffee before running out.

    Super close to public transit; lots of tasty places to eat around it. I didn't get to meet Sean personally because our schedules didn't line up, but he was super good at communicating via AirBnB and email. Checking in and out was a breeze. I'd stay here again!

    June 2014
  • We stayed at the apartment for one night. Sean was helpful and accurate in the information provided, although we did not meet. At the time of booking we were aware of the small size of the study and mattress left on the floor (learned from previous reviews); the only positive aspect that we found was the proximity to public transportation.
    The apartment was awfully dirty: stained mattress cover and probably unwashed, half an inch of dust everywhere, from shutters to tables and kitchen. On the floor of the bathroom we found several hairs, half-finished bars of soap and detergents that probably dated back to a few years ago. From the ceiling dangled the smoke detector. Finally, the noise coming from the street was rather annoying.
    Concluding this apartment does not reflect the photos presented on AirBNB, as already reported by other users. Boston is expensive, so we opted for this solution (relying on the photos and on some good reviews). Certainly We didn't expect a hotel service but certainly not the situation in which we found ourselves. We wouldn't recommend this experience to anyone.

    June 2014
  • I'm a fairly frequent Airbnb-er.... luckily for a buddy and I we were only interested in a crash pad after the Red-Sox game. The place is pretty much as described... it is very small, and not terribly clean, and certainly not modern by any standard. The neighborhood seemed mostly ok... parking was tricky, but we did luck into a free overnight spot, which was a bonus. Sean was pretty solid with communications.
    I think we caught him on a busy morning... as we did have to wait a bit for instructions so that we could drop our gear and make it to the game. If there were towels, I couldn't find them. The bed, just a mattress on the floor, wasn't bad.
    I didn't see a second trundle bed. (?)
    Summary: this is a relatively inexpensive crash pad for folks who maybe are well traveled and have stayed in some of the world's less than post hostels, like me. I wouldn't recommend it to everyone... but it will serve just fine if all you need is a place to lay your head after a busy night in Boston.

    June 2014
  • Great stay here in Boston. The room is small but quirky, and the double bed on the floor is comfortable. I liked the decor and felt like an architect for a night. The room is a steal especially for a weekend, would definitely come here again.

    June 2014
  • This was a great physical location and good value. The green line stops nearby and there was a great local coffee shop steps away that also offered good breakfast options. As we were primarily in need of a place to sleep and change clothes, it was perfect in that capacity. I would stay here again.

    June 2014
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I have been hosting people from all over the world through Airbnb for more than three years now and have really enjoyed the experience. Chatting with guests upon check in lets me not only tell them what a great city Boston is and how much it has to offer but to also listen to stories of where they live or have been to. That's what makes Airbnb such a great community builder in my mind - connecting people from all parts and walks of life. Just like all of the travelers that I've hosted, I am a traveler myself - having been to a number of countries in Central Asia, Europe, and lived for a time in Micronesia. Each time I travel, I make sure to find a local connection to tell me about places off the beaten path (email hidden) might miss, and if all else fails - I just enjoy seeing where my feet (or a local bus/train/subway) take me. So if you're looking for the best Ethiopian food in Boston or a little known museum (a whole room of the most realistic glass flowers hand blown in the 19th century), I can definitely point you in the right direction. Speaking of directions, I bike a LOT around town and would be happy to provide a bike when you stay at either of my places. Boston may have a great (oldest in North America) subway system, but sometimes it's just nice to get on a bike and see where the next street takes you! What keeps me not only travelling on Airbnb but also hosting are the notes that I frequently get, letting me know what a great time someone had or how much they enjoyed visiting a part of city I mentioned to them. These notes always put a smile on my face and leave me knowing that I have made someone's visit memorable!
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