This brand new, luxury unit is located within a modern building set among historic row houses in Boston's South End neighborhood and highlights a private roof deck with sweeping city views, a gas grill and patio furniture. Both bedrooms feature queen sized beds with generously sized closets and drawers. This unit is a perfect alternative to a large hotel room. The unit has a beautiful tile surround tub and shower combo on the bedroom level and an additional half bath on the main living / kitchen level. The generously sized gourmet kitchen with full breakfast bar is stocked with high-end cooking tools, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. The dining table seats four and the living room includes a 42' flat screen HD television (the television in the picture has been replaced). Located in the Worcester Square area of the South End, the unit is a 25 minute walk to the Boston Common, Fenway Park, and the shopping district on Newbury Street; the unit is also less than a 5 minute walk from Boston University Medical Center, and just a few steps from great food including highly regarded tapas restaurant Toro. Central heating and air conditioning will keep you comfortable regardless of the weather, and nearby stops on the Orange and Silver MBTA lines will keep you connected to everything the Boston area has to offer.
This was our first visit to Boston and we were 2 couples looking to share a space. The size and layout of the unit was great. We also enjoyed having our own rooftop patio. We drove to Boston and parked our car in the spot behind the building for the weekend. We were in the top floor unit and it involved a lot of stairs which was a bit of a pain when carrying luggage. We also had a hard time finding the particular unit since there were many doors that were not indicated. Some were utility closets. We were able to walk to Copley Square and chose to cab it to downtown. Cab rides were appx $12. Surprisingly, cab drivers were not very familiar with the city and had to use their gps to find the adresses we gave them to downtown location. They were not always friendly and we had a very bad experience with one who was aggressive and seemed to be under the influence of something.
Staying in this location gave us the chance to explore a part of the city that we would not have visited had we stayed downtown. We enjoyed many of the local authentic restaurants in the area. The condo was clean but considering that it is newly renovated, I was surprised at the scuff marks on the walls. We didn't cook a lot while we were there but found what we needed except for a kettle. Being an avid tea drinker I found it a pain to boil water in a pot.
There was an issue with billing as we got charged twice for the parking space but the manager/owner was very accomodating and stopped by the condo to give us a refund. Overall, agreat experience and I would recommend it.
Unit looks as nice as it does in the pictures. In fact, there are features not highlighted in the listing that make the place even more special:
The rooftop deck is amazing - comfortable place to sit in the morning or to watch the sunset and take in the skyline. Truly the best feature of the place.
Balcony doors open wide onto living room - lovely!
Several eateries are within steps of the place, Mike's for breakfast, Toro for tapas, Flour for treats.
Details in kitchen are amazing; counters, cabinets, appliances all top of the line.
Full size washer dryer meant we could bring only carryon luggage. Huge time saver!
Only a few negatives:
The bathroom needs both an additional towel rod and better quality towels.
There is a lovely grill on the deck, but no grilling tools. Even a set of tongs would be enough.
The kitchen is wonderful, but this is the first rental we have ever visited with no salt and pepper or any spices. Sounds silly, but it delayed dinner the first night.
Sheets are a bit worn, and are ready to be replaced. Duvet was not cleaned.
Stairs to the unit are very steep. Not much of an issue once you are inside, but navigating the first few flights with luggage, groceries, etc was a challenge.
TV only has local channels. No cable news, sports, etc. No DVD player either - should have one or the other for rainy days.
Finally, there was no welcome book outlining procedures for trash, location of supplies, instructions for roof hatch, etc