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Quite a nice pad- you've got good subway access, thus in my case it was pretty much perfect for a landing pad while looking for more perm. housing in NY. Beyond that Max is a good host- my schedule got screwed up a fair bit due to a storage fire, thus arrived later than intended. I had no issues getting the keys and Max was helpful in general. I'd have no issues w/ repeating my stay. :)
It was my first experience with airbnb and everything went well. The apartment was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the area was safe. The place is convenient to the T .The room is very reasonably priced for the area.
The big room in the photo was already taken, but I could stay in the other room.
I touched base with Vadim, Maxim's brother, a couple of days before my arrival to arrange my check in/out and details, such as confirming the address.
My flight's arrival was at 1030pm. There was no problem checking in and talking to him by phone so late.
My return flight was at 8pm and I was able to store my suitcase until late afternoon so I could enjoy more time and walk around in Boston before heading to the airport.
My experience was fine although it may not be typical for most visitors. The room shown on the AIRBNB website was unavailable during my visit. (It had already been rented to another person.) Makim, and his brother Vadim, however, worked things out for me. I believe Vadim usually resides in the second bedroom in this apartment. He agreed to move out for the duration of my stay. Thus I stayed in a different bedroom in the apartment than the one advertised. I did look in the one advertised however, and it appeared to live up to the description and pictures.
Mine was smaller with a double bed but it was just me and it was completely satisfactory. I was much impressed with the way Makim and Vadim went out of their way to make me happy.
As another reviewer has said, the address for the building given by AIRBNB is different than the actual address. The actual location ends in a odd number and is about a block further east and on the north side of Mass Ave. (The address I was given by airbnb ended in an even number and was on the south side.)
Vadim met me, gave me the key and showed me around. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. There is a full kitchen and a living dining area that is available to the guests. The apartment is "lived in" by which I mean nothing negative - Vadim lives there and the place has food, dining utensils, books, cds, etc. It was just what I needed and was very reasonably priced for the area (about half way between central and harvard square - about 10-12 minute walk to each.
The apartment was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the area was safe - well populated with students day and night. I was quite surprised at how little noise I heard from Mass Ave. 24 hour doorman.
I had no complaints and would stay there again.
Hello, this is Sofiya! I want to share my experience at Maksim's apartment. It was my first time in Boston and I couldnt imagine better place than Maksim's. Apartment is quite spacious, clean, sunny. WIFI works with no problems. Bed is perfect, I slept every night like a baby :) Especially I liked my own bathroom, it was so convinient for me, so thsank you for that! Building and neighborhood are safe. Location is perfect it was only 7-10 mins to Central Square station there are a lot of cafe, restaurants grocery stores and pharmacies nearby.
It was really nice to meet with Vadim, Maksim's brother, who was very respectful and he really knows what he does! Thank you for such experience and I'd be happy to stay here again.
I booked this room for my mother.
She was quite happy with her stay, the room and the bathroom were clean and nice. The location was really great, five minutes walking to Central Square or to Harvard.
Vladim, Maxim's brother, welcomed us when we arrived and he had been very attentive during all the stay.
Everything was perfect. :)
I was hosted by Vadim, Maxim's brother and the stay was wonderful. Vadim was very attentive and made my stay really smooth.
Good sized room with office desk and private bath; good Wifi connectivity. Great location. Harvard and MIT are both within walking distance and less than 5min walk to Central metro station. All at a reasonable price.
Double check the address in advance: building is the one shown in the picture but appears at wrong address/location in (website hidden) Maps.
Response from Максим:
Thanks so much! Airbnb fixed the address issue, but like you said, the pictures and description of the apartment are real and accurate! Thank you for your stay! It was my pleasure!
Amazing place, clean, comfortable, quiet. The host was helpful and nice. I recommend this place.
Excellent guest welcome back anytime. Thank You
Maxim is very loyal guest.