2 floors for 4 in an 1860 Boston Townhouse. Renovated in 2013/14. 2min walk to 43 bus 10min walk toGreen,Orange,Silver Lines, Restaurants, 20min MBTA to Museums, QueenBeds,Linens,Equipped Kitchen. Ask re weekly/monthly rate NovDecJanFeb
Check Guidebook Then note Spiral, FireFeature, Samsung 55"LED SMART TV, LR w Bonsai and LeCorbusier Architectural Furniture & door to bridge parking.
Need 1 or 2 nights? It's possible IF IT FALLS BETWEEN 2 longer bookings on my calendar -- Inquire here & I'll respond! btw Parking is available at $20/day ((email hidden) forward slash, rooms forward slash (phone number hidden)) (And Check out the PENTHOUSE which also sleeps 4) www.airbnb.com/rooms/2601744) This DUPLEX is 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
The apartment is in a quiet residential neighborhood and it's great for four people MAX. An extra person on an air mattress is possible for an additional $100 per night.
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. 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, All Linens and Towels, 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. You're just a few doors from "Restaurant Row" -- some of the best "moderately priced places in the city". Otherwise the Duplex is 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.
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?
THERE WILL SOON BE ADDITIONAL PARKING HERE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $20/DAY... Until then... The 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 DUPLEX is yours. Parking is available for an additional $20 per night (Book (email hidden) forward slash, rooms forward slash (phone number hidden)) . The trees have been thinned and trimmed in early April to let more light into the yard and the west windows.
Interaction with Guests
It's up to you. I'm available for questions, coffee, chat. I'm also 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 Mike's Diner, Flour, Starbucks, or some of the best moderately priced restaurants in Boston on (Restaurant Row) -- check the guidebook for nearby everything!
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.
Other Things to Note
Parking is available at an additional $20 per day. CHECK THE LISTING
Checkout is by 11am. Soft soled shoes or socks.
NO MORE THAN 4 PEOPLE s.v.p.
The apartments have oak floors, and although there's a lot of soundproofing, footfall can be uncomfortable for other tenants. Please walk in soft soled shoes inside or stocking feet. Also keep SMART TV, HULU, Apple TV or (website hidden) TV Blu Ray DVD and music at a reasonable level between 8am and 11pm.
The apartment is completely private ... your own entrances and exits. The laundry room and mail room are both off the common foyer
Please keep APPLE TV, HULU, Blu Ray DVD and music at a reasonable level between 7am and 11pm.
Maximum of four guests. It's not possible to bring in an air mattress, sleep on the couch, etc. Sleeping in a car in the parking space is also not possible.
-- No smoking, pets, or (loud) parties. 158 is a Quiet building w Quiet Zones.. preferred by professionals, work at home, study, do research. There are a lot of nearby locations for parties. Some restaurant's in the neighborhood have private rooms you can use if you order some appetizers. Ask Ed, Mel, or Manny for details.
-- N.B. While it's kid friendly (THE SPIRAL IS NOT CHILD PROOFED Young kids need to be carried up and down). The apartment is best for a family or two couples, etc.
Airbnb House Rules…
This is a quiet house. Most of the guests are professionals, some working out of the house. No pets and no smoking.
-- Call Ed at (phone number hidden) with requests or concerns. Or call Manny, the building manager at (phone number hidden)
-- High speed WIFI is provided including Hulu, Netflicks, AppleTV, but no network TV..
-- To accommodate guests with asthma, non-smokers, and recognizing that 158 W. Brookline is insured as a non-smoking building. Guests are not permitted to smoke in the building, on the decks, patio, stairs, or within 25 feet of any entrance of the building.
-- The top four floors are hardwood. In consideration of other tenants in the building guests in the DUPLEX AND PENTHOUSE ARE ASKED TO wear soft-soled shoes, non-skid socks, or non-slip footwear. AND tenants and guests are asked to remember that voices carry and they are asked to be mindful of noise from footfall especially in traffic areas, foyers, laundry room, including hardwood stairs and spiral stairs. There is extensive but not perfect sound-proofing in the building. With the best sound-proofing, footfall can be a problem. There is little sound proofing between the apartments and foyers on floors one and two. So the mailroom/foyers/and spiral stairs are Quiet Zones.
-- On another note… Voices, music, DVD’s, CD’s can be too loud. Please feel free to knock on the door of other guests if the volume of stereo equipment, LED TV’s, etc is too loud. A well place word will solve a noise problem and keep everyone in the building happy and comfortable.
-- Reasonable quiet is to be expected of all tenants and guests. , (i.e. Base speaker vibrations travels from floor to floor and even house to house).
-- Avoid loud conversations in the foyers, airlock, on the patio and deck. Sound travels easily from neighbor to neighbor through open windows or on decks. Per city ordinance, outside noise from decks or emanating from the dwelling must be minimized by 10pm. After 10pm thee are many neighborhood places for conversations (i.e. Sister Sorel, 647 Tremont, BeeHive, Aquitane).
-- The neighborhood is social and “stoop sitting” is just fine and you’ll see a lot of neighbors sitting, reading or talking with each other or passers by while sitting on the front steps.
-- Long term guests have access to a mail box. Mail and packages are delivered in a secure area for Penthouse, Duplex, and Garden apartments. There is a package drop for small UPS packages in the gate to the mail room.
--Use of the deck is reserved for guests in the Duplex and the patio is part of the living space for the Garden apartment. Feel free to invite other guests at 158 to join you.
-- There are events at Christmas and occasional meet-and-greets in the penthouse -- scheduled in the afternoon and early evening --
--I'd like to check family friendly but the apartment is dramatic and the spiral stairs are fun but difficult and sometimes impossible to negotiate for kids two to seven or eight or tall enough to safely navigate the stairs... I've had tenants with a two year old who was almost four when they moved out. The made the space child friendly by including gates at the top and bottom of the spiral stair... in two years the child never used the spiral stairs alone.
Here's a memo from a recent guest that addresses my concerns regarding quiet and safety for children using the duplex:
Hello Ed, If I were in your shoes I would have the exact same concerns.
My wife and I have gone over your concerns and discussed them and here are some things that might set your mind at ease:
A) We have a staircase at home and we have stayed in several places with tricky/dangerous stair cases. In all of those cases we have had a "no stairs without mom or dad rule" and it's been followed in all situations. So we are not concerned that there will be any danger. Does that work for you?
B) We follow the parenting philosophy of “house proof your child, not childproof your house” and our kids live every day in an adult house at home with lots of things that are breakable. They know how to behave and how to act in such an environment. Please let me know if that's still a concern for you.
C) We're going to be out and about most of the days. Kids go to bed at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM respectively. (Later when we go to a ball game at Fenway! :) We also have a no shoes in the house rule at home, so in terms of noises that disrupt any other neighbors, our game plan would be normal activity in the morning and at dinner time, pretty much other than that, it's going to be pretty quiet. Is that acceptable?
The location and cleanliness of this airbnb was great. Ed was there to greet us and was in touch with me during our stay always asking if there was anything we needed or any way he could assist us (if needed). Great place and I would definitely stay here again. Ed - thank you so much. If only those stairs didn't hurt so much after the marathon! ;)
Peter, fortunately it's a spiral stair and you can always use the railings and the steps or landing to hoist yourself up with your arms! And if you return next year I'll lay in a supply of BenGay and ice/heat packs to ease your way from the LR to the BedRoom! You guys lived in the place gently and left it in good shape and very clean! A big thank you from my cleaning service! You're a good fit for the house and this quiet neighborhood! Keep in touch over the year... maybe you're wife would want to join you in Boston next April for the Marathon.
Edward is a great host. He is very caring and organised which made my family's travel much easier. The place is very well furnished and decorated. My mother was very impressed by how beautiful the place is. They really had a great time in Boston. Even when they're at home, the apartment was so comfortable that they would just enjoy themselves chilling in the living room. I would definitely contact Edward again next time when my family or friends visit!
Harry, I'm only sorry I missed your concert at the NewEnglandConservatory! You and your family were great guests! And it's only a ten minute walk from here to NEC so easy enough for your family to get around! I'm happy you're mom likes the furniture and decor! I really enjoy putting it all together and my eye is always out for a piece of art, sculpture, or piece of furniture that "works" in the duplex! Please keep in touch over the years! Now that you've graduated I hope you'll return for performances with the pops, the Boston Symphony, etc etc. Let me know when you're going to be in town!
My husband, my daughter and I stayed for five nights. Lovely place, just as the photos. Ed's guide book is really helpful. My husband, my daughter and I stayed for five nights. Lovely place, just as the photos. Ed's guide book is really helpful.
It was great having you and your family as guests. This is a quiet house and you fit right in. It's not only well insulated, but there's very little traffic out outside noise. The whole neighborhood is one way streets so that cuts down a lot on the usual city sounds. Happy to host you anytime.
The duplex is located in the Southend, which is a great area of Boston, and we found it very convenient to walk to almost everywhere we wanted from here. There are some wonderful restaurants nearby (the Beehive being one) and also some interesting little designer shops if you have time to explore. The apartment was immaculately clean and well-designed for four people. The two bathrooms worked well and the kitchen was fully functional and convenient. The property is exactly as shown in the photos and nice and quiet. Also the heating worked well.
Jane, it was great hosting you, and yes, I do have an excellent cleaning service. Happy you enjoyed Beehive (Jazz almost every night, brunch, unusual entrees, and a large bar in a setting that looks out of Phantom of the Opera... I sometimes forget about the little shops nearby Sault (say salt) has some fine "second time around" clothes mixed in with the new clothes on the rack. Olives and Grace for unusual gifts of food and "for the home".
The accommodations were beautiful, clean, and just as described. The location was great and the neighborhood safe. Ed was very helpful before the trip, offering up some tea places for us to try after we inquired. Would recommend to friends and family!
Katie, you and your friends were excellent guests. Happy you liked David's Tea around the corner, and of course Tea Luxe and the other shops in Copley And Prudential and along Newbury St. Hope you'll return w friends and family! And, yes I'm going to be suggesting to all guests to text via the Airbnb sight as it keeps the messages lined up and easy to follow. Visit again!
tout était parfait!
y compris la réactivité d'Edward lorsqu'il y a eu un mini incident électrique.
c'est l'endroit où il faut résider, notamment pour assister comme nous à un congrès au Haynes Convention Center,
My translation with help from google translator: "everything was perfect! including Edward's response to an (unscheduled loss of electricity) . it is the place to stay , particularly as we attend a convention in Hynes Convention Center, Thank Edward, m Genevieve .... Genevive, It was the only unscheduled loss of power in years! But they do happen! You two were excellent guests, and yes, they Hynes is 10 minutes from here on foot! You are a good fit for the house, the neighborhood, and this city. Come stay here again when your travel plans bring you to Boston
RESPONSE IN FRENCH... Geneviève , ce était la seule perte du pouvoir depuis des années! Mais ils ne se produisent ! Vous deux étaient d'excellents clients , et oui, ils Hynes est à 10 minutes d'ici à pied ! Vous êtes un bon ajustement pour la maison , le quartier , et cette ville . Venez séjourner ici quand vos projets de voyage vous amènera à Boston
Excellent host with accommodations exactly as described. Steps from Tremont. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms clean and functional. Host met us at the door (he lives upstairs) and stayed in regular communication. Parking in the rear of building is not for the faint of heart (or large of car) and is an extra charge. Dining right around the corner was very, very good.
David, enjoyed your stay. I'm going to put a note on the parking space that it's only for small or mid-sized cars and maybe very small SUV's.. The Clarendon Square Guest House also has two parking spaces off the same alley... and the guests have the same problem as the alley is narrow --- it's even worse with the snow piles. Happy you enjoyed the restaurants... I do too.
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MY THOUGHTS on the BostonMarathon2013 tragedy It's just 8 short block from my house, 8 brief minutes north. I want to thank so many of you who wrote on April 15.
Although I'm usually at The Finish Line on Boylston St near Dartmouth, this year I was at Home Depot picking up the final materials and fixtures for finishing up Project 158.
And this Tuesday April 16 morning... I couldn't sleep, I woke, wrote, went back to bed, got up again, and wrote some more.
I'm writing from Boston's Historic South End, it's 4:45am birds are beginning to sing. Sirens can be heard in the distance now. I live eight brief minutes on foot from the Marathon's Finish Line. I'm still in shock. Very sad and very angry that this could happen. Especially in this city, one of the most peaceful and progressive in the country.... happen in front of our library, the first public library in the country during a "people's sporting event". We are a city with many "sport's palaces" but this event is for the every citizen. It's not dominated by high salaries and expensive admission. It's a free event here in a city that so often makes history and writes laws that have extended social justice, rights, and freedoms to so many of us. We were the first Common Wealth and our constitution was the model for The United States Constitution which has extended rights and freedoms to so many. A constitution whose rights and freedoms are too easily limited by cynical people who sow fear and hate.
Now it's 7:24 am.. more sirens, the trash truck is trashing out back, the helicopters are again in the air, the streets are empty. Last night walking home from Foodies with salad-to-go, the few who were out walked in silence, the restaurants were closed. I'm in tears. I’m looking at my FaceBook cover photo singing with (website hidden) last March.
Our December 14 concert fades in. It was just after the senseless deaths of NewTown CT school children. Reuben, our director, introduced us singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and I don't remember his exact words but they went something like... "Today people asked me how we could be singing at a time like this, and I said HOW COULD WE NOT BE SINGING, singing Hallelujah. Cohen's, Hallelujah, a song of praise. A song that has more than 100 verses." He went on. "A song that needs so many verses because Cohen's asking... ASKING how do I sing praise... how do I sing Hallelujah."
Reuben's words stopped and our singing began, and when our singing stopped Jordon Hall rose in a standing ovation. It's was a moment I'll never forget, a Dec 14 moment, a day I'll never forget. I don't remember Reuben's exact words, and yet, I can rebuild what he said as the thought and the moment will never leave me.
And now one day and four months later, in the middle of the month, on a day we celebrate our Patriot's, a holiday, a holy day, here in Massachusetts, in my city, my hometown, on the 17th century streets, streets I've walked countless times, there's more sudden senseless death.
This time let's not use this sacred time as an excuse to start wars-for-profit. Here in Massachusetts we have the will to change our sadness, our loss, out anger into a social movement. Let us begin, and let us begin by singing, singing Hallelujahs.
MY CAREER & INTERESTS
I'm a retired professor of Management and Accounting, Massasoit Community College. Currently traveling, writing, acting. Member of Stage Source, Boston Casting, Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Model for Life Drawing in Boston's SoWa studios, Tom Oulette, Ed Barron. Own and manage apartments in my Boston Town House. Recently spent 9 months in Buenos Aires, a year in France to improve my French, 10 days on the FRAM touring Antarctica, 5 days on the INCA TRAIL from Olantetambo to Machu Picchu. FB page Edward LeMay