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2 Bedrooms
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1&2 nites sometimes possible ASK s.v.p!! 2 floors for 4 people in 1860 Boston Townhouse. Renovated in 2013/14. 2min walk to 43 bus &Restaurants10min walk toGreen,Orange,Silver Lines, QueenBeds,Linens,Equipped Kitchen. Fireplace for LOOKS DoNotUse


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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $90
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 5%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The space

Three night stays or more are preferred. If you 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 MAY BE available at $20-$25/day (And Check out the PENTHOUSE which also sleeps 4) www.airbnb.com/rooms/(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) 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(URL HIDDEN) .4 miles North 9 mins on foot

Boston Center for the Arts / theaters / exhibit halls / restaurant(URL HIDDEN)..(URL HIDDEN) .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):
...(URL HIDDEN).7 miles North 14 mins on foot

Restauration Hardware’s FLAG SHIP Gallery
..(URL HIDDEN) .8 miles 17 mins on foot

Prudential Center shopping/DuckBoats/Restaurants
..(URL HIDDEN) .5 miles 9 mins on foot

Park Street Tourist Center / Boston Common / Freedom Trail: ..(URL HIDDEN) 1.4 miles 11 minutes by 43 bus,(URL HIDDEN)28 minutes on foot or 16 mins on the 43 bus

Boston Public Garden / Boston Common :
..(URL HIDDEN) 1.1 miles 22 mins on foot

Newbury Shopping (Boston’s Rodeo Drive): .7 miles, 15 mins

Chinatown Gate on Boston’s Greenway(URL HIDDEN) 1.1 miles 22 min(URL HIDDEN) Or 14 minutes on the 43 bus or the Orange Line

Theater District:
..(URL HIDDEN).9 miles 18 mins on foot, or 11 minutes on the 43 bus

Hynes Convention Center(URL HIDDEN) .8 miles 16 mins on foot

Fenway Park(URL HIDDEN)1.4 miles 29 mins on foot(URL HIDDEN) 24 minutes on the 39 bu(URL HIDDEN)24 minutes on the number one bu(URL HIDDEN)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(URL HIDDEN)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)
Fenway Park
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)
TD Garden
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.

Guest access

The whole DUPLEX is yours. 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

The neighborhood

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!

Getting around

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.

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(URL HIDDEN) .4 miles North 9 mins on foot

Boston Center for the Arts / theaters / exhibit halls / restaurant(URL HIDDEN)..(URL HIDDEN) .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):
...(URL HIDDEN).7 miles North 14 mins on foot

Restauration Hardware’s FLAG SHIP Gallery
..(URL HIDDEN) .8 miles 17 mins on foot

Prudential Center shopping/DuckBoats/Restaurants
..(URL HIDDEN) .5 miles 9 mins on foot

Park Street Tourist Center / Boston Common / Freedom Trail: ..(URL HIDDEN) 1.4 miles 11 minutes by 43 bus,(URL HIDDEN)28 minutes on foot or 16 mins on the 43 bus

Boston Public Garden / Boston Common :
..(URL HIDDEN) 1.1 miles 22 mins on foot

Newbury Shopping (Boston’s Rodeo Drive): .7 miles, 15 mins

Chinatown Gate on Boston’s Greenway(URL HIDDEN) 1.1 miles 22 min(URL HIDDEN) Or 14 minutes on the 43 bus or the Orange Line

Theater District:
..(URL HIDDEN).9 miles 18 mins on foot, or 11 minutes on the 43 bus

Hynes Convention Center(URL HIDDEN) .8 miles 16 mins on foot

Fenway Park(URL HIDDEN)1.4 miles 29 mins on foot(URL HIDDEN) 24 minutes on the 39 bu(URL HIDDEN)24 minutes on the number one bu(URL HIDDEN)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(URL HIDDEN)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)
Fenway Park
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)
TD Garden
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.

Other things to note

Parking is available at an additional $25 per day. Check the listing.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day).

“House Rules"
Checkout is by 11am.
At least one person in the apartment must be verified by Airbnb. Please do not rent an apartment for your friends or extended family
No overnight guests. Even with prior permission, an extra charge of $100 per person per night will be added to your rent. Boston and the south end are very conscious of overcrowding, (i.e. two families with kids sharing a two bedroom apartment, or three students per bedroom are examples of violations of Boston's occupancy ordinances)
NO MORE THAN 4 PEOPLE s.v.p.
Soft soled shoes or socks.The apartments have oak floors, and although there's a lot of soundproofing, footfall can be uncomfortable for other tenants. Please wear soft sole shoes or socks. Also keep Direct TV, Blu Ray DVD and music at a reasonable level between 8am and 10PM and very quiet or headphones after 10 pm.

The apartment is completely private ... your own entrances and exits. The laundry room ($1.75 per wash and $1.75 per wash takes quarters) and mail room are both off the common foyer) s.v.p. Do not request Fed Ex, UPS, etc to drop packages here. There is often no one here to receive them. UPS is .2 miles or five minutes on foot from the house. Call UPS at (phone number hidden) make arrangements to have packages delivered there (there is a charge), or call FedEx/Kinkos at (phone number hidden) they are .3 miles or six minutes from the house.

-- No smoking, pets, no "visiting pets" or (loud) parties. 158 is a Quiet building w Quiet Zones.. prefered by professionals, good for work at home, study, research. There are a lot of nearby locations for parties. Some restaurants (Left on Tremont) in the neighborhood have private rooms you can use if


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Your Host


Edward

Edward

Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in January 2012

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 cover photo singing with 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. page Edward LeMay

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