I'm away til March 17. I have little WIFI i willrespondASAPStay in the Center of Boston in an 1860 townhouse brought up to date in 2013. You're 10 minutes walk from some of Boston's Best Sites, Restaurants, Museums, Stadiums, etc! Sleeps four in Queen Size Comfort. PrivateDeck, Linens,Equipped kitchen!
It's next to everything via the #43 bus (check the guidebook) but it's also a Quiet Spot on a quiet street in an historic (1860) neighborhood, ideal for professionals "working-out-of -the-house, for authors, photographers, graduate students who need to study, or for people attending or presenting at conferences at The Hynes, The Weston, The Boston Convention Center or nearby hotels. It's close to most hospitals by foot or free shuttle, many colleges and universities, and tourists love the place as it's near Boston's best locations.
It's one of the larger duplex apartments in the South End and has a unique walk out deck among the trees that feels a lot like a tree house.
The apartment is in a quiet residential neighborhood and it's great for four people MAX. An extra person on an air mattress doesn't work.
4 guests MAX! BTW, 1 or 2 day stays are sometimes available... inquire s.v.p.
NEW DESIGN, NEW CONSTRUCTION realized by Boston Building Concepts: 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, on 2 floors. Off the LR, theres a bridge to the large deck-in-the-trees good for quiet conversations but not loud parties. The kitchen is new and completely equipped. You'll find exposed brick, new ceramic, and resurfaced hardwood floors throughout... AND there's: a Mitsubishi Mini-Split AC / heat system w gas/hot water backup. The large bedrooms are fit for a good night's rest w Queen Size Memory Foam beds, three double hung 8' high closets, two 8' high "chest of drawers", a sitting/office area in the West Bedroom, Storage Space for seldom used items. Stackable Oversize Commercial Maytag W/D just off the foyer and just outside your front door.
One of the best location location locations in Boston's South End because it's just steps or an easy bus ride to get to Boston's Best... for example:
Back Bay/OrangeLine/Amtrak/Acella train/subway/commuter station & Copley Square/Copley Place Shopping Nieman Marcus, Restaurants: .4 miles North 9 mins on foot
Boston Center for the Arts / theaters / exhibit halls / restaurants ... .3 miles 6 minutes
Harvard Yard, Harvard Square
,,, 3.2 miles, 66 mins on foot or 25 mins on the number 1 bus
Boston Public Library (`1st in USA):
.... .7 miles North 14 mins on foot
Restauration Hardware’s FLAG SHIP Gallery
... .8 miles 17 mins on foot
Prudential Center shopping/DuckBoats/Restaurants
... .5 miles 9 mins on foot
Park Street Tourist Center / Boston Common / Freedom Trail: ... 1.4 miles 11 minutes by 43 bus,
28 minutes on foot or 16 mins on the 43 bus
Boston Public Garden / Boston Common :
... 1.1 miles 22 mins on foot
Newbury Shopping (Boston’s Rodeo Drive): .7 miles, 15 mins
Chinatown Gate on Boston’s Greenway:
1.1 miles 22 mins
Or 14 minutes on the 43 bus or the Orange Line
... .9 miles 18 mins on foot, or 11 minutes on the 43 bus
Hynes Convention Center: .8 miles 16 mins on foot
Fenway Park: 1.4 miles 29 mins on foot
24 minutes on the 39 bus
24 minutes on the number one bus
30 minutes on the orange or Green Line
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (THIRD LARGEST IN THE WORLD after The Louvre and The Metropolitan
1.2 miles 24 mins on foot, or 20 mins by the 39 or 43 bus
TD Garden Celtics, Bruins, Events
43 mins 2 miles on foot or 21 mins on the green line
OR Check the AIRBNB MAP and you'll see that steps from the front door you have 1) the 43 bus bus to EVERYWHERE (i.e. Downtown, Freedom Trail, Theater District, Government Center) AND 2) "Boston's Restaurant Row" AND 3) the So End's shops just steps away on Tremont St. You're a ten minutes walk from 4) The Green Line, 5) The Orange Line, 6) The Silver Line, 7) Boston Public Library (main & SoEndBranch), 8) Copley Place, 9) Copley Square, 10) the Hynes Convention Center and the 11) Prudential Center with easy access to 12) Shuttle service to Brigham & Women's, Beth Israel & other hospitals 13) the Boston Convention Center and 14) the Waterfront District.
CLOSE TO HOME? Type [Welcome to south-end-boston] into your browser. Excellent restaurants and shops -- some 5 minutes away. For the BEST shopping/sites in Boston you'll need to walk 8 to 12 minutes north... type [Copley Place] [Copley Square] [Prudential Center] [Trinity Church] [BPL] into your browser
RED SOX? Fenway Park is 30 minutes west on foot, or 18 minutes via Bus (Detailed directions below)*
TD Garden is 43 minutes on foot or 18 minutes via The Orange Line. Detailed directions below **
ART? 13) The Isabella Stewart Gardner and the 14) Museum of Fine Arts are just minutes to the west of the apartment on The Green Line MBTA. HERE'S A UNIQUE PERK -- One Free Pass to the MFA (a $24 Value) or to the Gardner a $20 value). Two per day are available to guests, so the first guest to ask for them before 11 will get the pass (there are two units and as many as six guests per day staying here).
The apartment is a 10 minute walk from 15) ACELLA(Amtrack's Fast Train), 10 minute walk from the 16) Orange, 17) Green, and 18) Silver Line -- the 43 bus stops 2 minutes from the house -- just three doors down and will take you to the Freedom Trail, theater district, government center, the state house in 15 minutes -- from the end of the 43 you are a 10 minute walk from the 19) harbor and a 15 minute walk from the 20) Historic North End -- or walk 10 minutes north and take the green line at Copley right to the Haymarket in the north end and site of the weekly 21) farmer's market on Thur Fri Sat all year long.
15 minutes by foot or 5 on Bus 10 to Boston's SoWa with its Artist's Galleries, Studios, Antique Furniture/Clothes AND Gas Light Restaurant, (built in France, rebuilt here). Shaws, Foodies, Whole Foods and Stop and Shop are as close as a 15 minute walk or 15 minutes on the #10 bus. # 1 Bus to Harvard and Central Sqs, Cambridge is a 10 minute walk West or a connection via #43 Bus. So Bay :Shopping Mall is 15 minutes south by Bus w a Red Line Connections. There is construction next door and it's winding down.... w some noise from time to time.
* Transit directions Duplex to Fenway Park
Walk to Belvidere St @ Huntington Ave
9 mins (0.4 mi)
Belvidere St @ Huntington Ave Stop ID: 1399
55 Bus towards Queensbury St. via Copley Station
7 mins, 7 stops
Boylston (email hidden) Stop ID: 1923
Walk to Fenway Park
2 mins (0.1 mi)
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
** Bruins, Celtics, Events Transit directions to TD Garden
From the duplex
Walk to Back Bay Station
8 mins (0.4 mi)
Back Bay Station Stop ID: 70015
Orange Line Subway towards Oak Grove
9 mins, 6 stops
North Station Stop ID: 70027
Walk to TD Garden
2 mins (0.1 mi)
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
ARRIVING BY CAR?
Best and Closest Parking to 158 West Brookline Street – all $28 to $32 per day
A)Pilgrim Parking 131 Dartmouth St -- $32 for 24 hours -
B)Dartmouth St. Garage, 126 Dartmouth st (phone number hidden)
both A) and B) are 8 minutes on foot
1.Head northwest on W. Brookline St. toward Warren Ave
2.Turn right on Warren Ave
3.Turn left onto West Canton St.
4.Turn right onto Columbus Ave
5.131 Dartmouth St garage on your left and across the street
6.126 Dartmouth St on your right
C)Parking at 60 East Berkeley St – (phone number hidden) minutes on foot
1.Head southeast on West Brookline St toward Tremont St
2.Turn Left on Tremont Street
3.Turn Right onto E. Berkeley St
4.60 E. Berkley St will be on your right
D)Columbus Parking Garage 835 Columbus Ave
16 mis on foot
1.Head northwest on W. Brookline St. toward Warren Ave
2.Turn left toward W. Newton St.
3.Turn right onto W. Newton St
4.Turn left onto Columbus Ave
5.Turn Right onto Camdon St.
6.Turn left toward Columbus Parking Garage Overpass
7.Turn R into Columbus Parking Garage 855 Columbus Ave
E)Atailier 505 Parking $28 for 24 hours
10 minutes on foot 3 minutes 43 bus
1.Head southeast on W. Brookline St toward Tremont St.
2.Turn left onto Termont St
3.505 Tremont St. on your left
EVENTS: ThanksGiving Through January 3rd, Candle Mass, and Little Christmas. The ATRIUM SPACE on floors 4 and 5 will be available for Holiday Events. Rent for one night only or multiple nights w or without a bedroom suite w bath. Inquire about special price and share our 22 Foot Christmas Tree with 10,000 lights including a sound and light show thanks to a switch/dimmer board. Thousands of ornaments, and Christmas Decorations that rival your holiday tree at home. Buffet? Possible your catering service or use ours. Inquires will be answered within 24 hours.
The whole house is yours including the walk out deck in the trees.
It's up to you. I'm available for questions, coffee, chat' and I'm available by cell phone or invisible -- it's your call
We're the center of everything good about Boston -- Roll out of bed in the am and your a two minute walk for coffee, 5 to 10 minutes to some of the best moderately priced restaurants in Boston on Restaurant Row) -- check the guidebook for nearby everythiing!
The 43 bus take you to the Freedom Trail, close to the Harbor, the Theater District, Government Center. Or get the Green Line or the Orange Line 10 and 8 minutes from the house. The Silver Line is a 5 minute walk and will take you to the Boston Convention Center in the Seaport District.
We had a great 2-day stay in the 2 bedroom duplex. The location was GREAT. Walking distance to many great restaurants and a couple of theaters. Ed suggested a couple of great restaurants to us and they were right on the mark. There is a small, fully functional kitchen that we didn't use but would be fine for occasional meals. Also, the duplex has many media options (Apple TV, Netflix, DVD, etc.) but not live TV. I wanted to watch the Olympics but since I had my laptop, I was able to login to Comcast's online service to get live TV. The only downside of the visit was some noise in the morning from the workers renovating a similar duplex next door. But other than that, we'd definitely stay again during our next trip to Boston.
This was our first airbnb experience, which I had let Edward know before we booked the trip. He immediately followed up with information and everything I needed to feel comfortable about the process and his location.
I am a Boston native, so I knew the area and the things that I wanted to do, and yet had never lived in the city. Edward's lovely space allowed us to experience city living for a few days and we enjoyed it completely. The location is fantastic and very easy to get to the Prudential Center or Back Bay station as launching pads for any place in the city. Plus you have the revitalized South End all within walking distance.
The weather didn't want to cooperate with us while there, so one evening we opted to stay in, order take out from a great restaurant near by, and watch Netflix on the big screen TV. We felt like it was a home away from home.
Edward was an excellent host and was there to answer any questions or concerns we had. Would most definitely stay in his beautiful space again.
My family and I rented this beautiful duplex in the South End neighborhood of Boston while we were putting our own home on the market.
Ed was a fantastic host and his duplex apartment is absolutely beautiful! Exactly as described and depicted online! The beds and bedrooms are huge and well stocked with fun books! The living room is also well set up with very convenient access to Netflix and apple TV. If you don't have an account Ed has some fun dvds you can watch. We cooked a few meals and had all breakfast and lunch at the apartment and found it well set up for all our needs.
My only regret is the weather was not conducive to taking advantage of the amazing deck off the living room. It would be SUCH a beautiful and unique outdoor space in the spring and summer.
As a host I couldn't recommend him more. SO responsive and accommodating. It was wonderful to stay in his duplex as well as it was a convenient walk for our family to my husband's gallery AU (GOLD) Gallery right around the corner. We were so pleased with our stay.
Appartement typique de Boston dans un quartier proche du centre, restaurants et Starbuck à deux (website hidden)ès calme, décoré avec beaucoup de goûts, spacieux et avec tout ce qui faut pour être bien chez soit. Edward est un hôte parfait, accueillant et nous a même glissé sous la porte un hebdomadaire français un matin.
Blaise, The format of the apartment is indeed typical (but the details make it unique, imho) of so many in Boston near the center, restaurants and with Starbucks at the doorstep. Happy you found it very quiet, and tastefully decorated, spacious and with everything you needed for a good stay. Thanks for your compliments... re: "Edward is a perfect host, welcoming and even slipped under the door one morning a French weekly". I'd studied French in Chambery in the Alpes and Montpelier on the Mediterranean and French Magazines are easy to come by here in Boston. It was great having you and thanks for the Toblerone... hope to see you again here in Boston.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ed's apartment. Ed was a great host, was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. The duplex apartment was beautifully furnished and appointed. It was spacious for our family of four and was very clean. Although we only spent three nights in Boston, we were in a prime location to explore the city. Ed thoughtfully provided a selection of food in the kitchen for us. We would recommend Ed's apartment to any families who visit Boston. Thank you Ed!
We had a lovely time at the beautiful Duplex! We made Thanksgiving dinner for our son and his friends who attend Northeastern University. The home is large enough for lounging and entertaining. The bedrooms are very comfortable. We will be coming back!
Just Perfect! Myself and a couple of friends, all italians (from Naples, Milan and Genova) living and working in the States (Houston TX and Washington D.C.), had three nights at Ed's apartment in South End Boston. The apartment was exactly as it appeared in the pictures; good restaurants and night places (we recommend the beehive!) all within walking distance.
We have been walking a lot, but metro stations and Public transport are very close (Ed kindly provided us the "Charlie Card" for local public transport). The apartment is furnished with a singular touch of elegance and full of books and guides and again all main attraction in town are within walking distance, Freedom Trail, The Common, Beacon Hill, Museum of Fine Arts, etc.
There was a bit of noise on friday morning because of ongoing work in the house beside Ed's place. Ed was helpful and prompt to answer to any question/query we had; he suggested us where to go beyond our plans and actually helped to make our stay in Boston more enjoyable. I would strongly recommend Ed's apartment. Thanks
Ed is an excellent host and his listings are simply beautiful. I booked the Duplex and the Penthouse for my family visiting from the Netherlands and they absolutely loved it. We live in the South End ourselves so Ed's place is conveniently nearby. What they got in return was a beautiful home in a lovely neighborhood at the same cost of a hotel stay (especially when you're visiting with a larger party). My family will be staying at Ed's place whenever they come back, and I will highly recommend this listing to anyone that's looking for a place to stay.
Great location, great apartment, Ed was very accomodating, Enjoy the Sound End!
The host Ed was very accommodating and friendly.
The two bed two bath apartment was ideal for the four of us, being two senior couples. Walking distances were flat at ease being, 700 metres to Back Bay station and a major supermarket.
Four doors to the bus stop intersection on Tremont St for bigoth in and outbound buses, the neighbourhood was of a family atmosphere.
The appliances and decor within were new and tastefully designed.
Overall we highly recommend Ed's apartment for holiday stay.
Four senior guests visiting from Australia.
Bob, it was good to have the four of you as guests! Thanks for mentioning that you were rom Australia -- it helps me keep track of you all! And it's a great feeling to have so many people from Europe, Asia and "Down Under" stay here at 158. Please return.... I'd love to have you back!