IDEAL LOCATION + INCL HOT BREAKFAST, WIFI, LAPTOP + PHONE

Kim A.

Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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IDEAL LOCATION + INCL HOT BREAKFAST, WIFI, LAPTOP + PHONE

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Private apartment in the heart of Boston's Back Bay

STAYS:

Min 3 nights

Max 12 nights

AVAILABILITY:

Please check calendar for availability.

Not your typical cookie cutter hotel room, this chic Back Bay apartment includes hot breakfast (you just supply the chef), laptop with high-speed WiFi, home phone with unlimited free calling anywhere in the US/Canada and HD TV with over 200 channels!

Why stay at a hotel when you can have the true Boston experience and live like a local? Feel at home, while you're away from home, living on the parlor level (half a floor up from the ground) of a traditional Marlborough St. brownstone in the heart (Marlborough St. between Exeter & Fairfield) of Boston's historic Back Bay. Safe, quiet neighborhood, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Boston, with true New England charm. Walking distance to all of the popular districts (Back Bay shopping/restaurant district, Copley Square, Charles River, Boston Commons, South End, etc.) and historic sites (State House, Fanueil Hall, Freedom Trail, etc.) in Boston. The apartment just a few blocks away from the Boston Marathon finish line and a short walk (1 mile) to Fenway Park. I will mail you a set of keys in advance of your stay, so you late check-ins are never a problem! :)

NOTE: This vacation rental has a maximum occupancy of two adults (sorry, no children). (It's a very quiet building that is unfortunately not very child friendly.)

Included in your stay are the following:

* HOT BREAKFAST (pancakes - please help yourself to frozen berries to add to your pancakes, eggs, french toast, waffles, cereal, toast, pb & j, oj, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, etc and other snacks... you just supply the chef!)

* LAPTOP with HIGH SPEED WiFi

* TRAVEL GUIDES & MAPS: Fodor's Boston, Boston Zagat Restaurant Guide, Laminated City Map, Transit Guide/Map, New England Map, AMC hiking guide books, Boston/New England picture books, etc.

* WELCOME DRINK! :) Start your vacation off right with a Cosmo/Margarita/Cape Codder welcome drink upon your arrival! :) (alcohol, martini set, etc. provided).

* PROFESSIONAL CLEANING: The apartment is professionally cleaned by a (third party) housekeeping service prior to each visit.

* 40' HIGH-DEFINITION FLAT SCREEN PLASMA TV with over 200 channels. DVD player also provided as well as a selection of DVD movies.

* MAGAZINES: recent issues of US Weekly and Time magazines.

* COMFY queen-sized bed.

* BATHROBES so u can feel right at home.

NOTE: This is an entirely PRIVATE APARTMENT (with private bath and kitchen) which you will have all to yourself (not a room in a shared apartment/home). There's no curfew and you don't have to make small talk during breakfast with strangers! :) Plus it's all yours while your there - I never stop by unannounced.

There is a 3-night minimum. If the calendar shows your selected dates as available, you can simply go ahead and send a reservation request. Dates that are not available have been blocked out. The apartment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other apartment amenities include:

- PARLOR-LEVEL, STREET-FACING APARTMENT with great view of Marlborough St.

- HIGH SPEED CABLE INTERNET (WiFi)

- HIGH CEILINGS

- TOILETRIES - Leave your checked bag at home! Available for your use are the following: shampoo/conditioner, soap, shower gel, body lotion, toothpaste, Q-tips, blow dryer, flat iron, shoe shine kit, sewing kit, first aid kit, etc. (help yourself to whatever you can find) (NOTE: The bathroom is very small and dated. Hopefully the rest of the amenities help to make up for that!) :)

- MINI BEACH CHAIRS that you can take to the Commons or the Charles to sit out and read/people watch. :) (behind the kitchen island)

- Stereo with iPod Deck

- Printer/scanner

- Decorative FIREPLACE (Note: there is no flue, so you'll want to open the windows if you light a lot of candles) (you are welcome to light any candles)

- AIR MATTRESS for use free-of-charge with auto-inflat/deflat (in case you'd like to use it, it is on the top shelf in the closet in the kitchen)

- AIR CONDITIONING UNIT (in the summer) & HEAT (space heater plus central heat in the colder months)

- MICROWAVE, TOASTER OVEN, COFFEE MAKER, IRON/IRONING BOARD (behind the kitchen island), clothes steamer, pots/pans, Brita water filter, alarm clock.

- Also, feel free to help yourself to spices, condiments, cooking oils, etc.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
The condo was fabulous. It was fully stocked with all the amenities you could want. It's in a very convenient location...4 blocks from subway, shopping and restaurants, but in a residential setting so very quite. It's also only 2 blocks from the esplanade which is a great park along the Charles River (great for running, walking or people watching). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to stay again and would highly recommend it.
Jun 2012
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Kim A.

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

Experience Boston as a local. This quirky, fun apartment will be sure to add to your travel experience.

Full breakfast, laptop with WiFi, landline phone available for your unlimited domestic use, travel guides, magazines, flat screen TV with loads of channels, selection of shampoos/bath oils, walking distance to the T (and just about everywhere you'd want to go in Boston), not to mention the welcome drink! :) How can you top that?! :)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Ideal Location + incl HOT BREAKFAST, WiFi, LAPTOP + PHONE
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Boston Greater Boston
5

PERFECT STAY IN THE HEART OF BOSTON!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for our trip! We really enjoyed the local neighborhood feel and the beautiful views. This was my first time using HomeAway as opposed to staying at a hotel and it set the bar very high. Since we went during the Fourth of July - there were tons of tourists in town - this place was great to get out of the madness and feel like a local. I loved not having to go through hotel lobby's and through crowds of people! This location is also perfect! Since this was our first time to Boston, we wanted to see everything and go to all the different neighborhoods. We were able to walk so many places and every where else we wanted to go was in a five to ten mile radius. The place is exactly as shown in the pictures and provided us with everything we needed. The owner was in touch throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. She was very helpful before the trip as well in terms of giving us tips about Boston. The tips that the owner provides prior to arriving is very helpful. We went to tons of her restaurant recommendations such as Bricco's and Lolita's and we were definitely not disappointed!

I would stay here again in a heartbeat and would recommend this place for anyone who is looking to stay in the heart of Boston and feel like a true local!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Megan for your review. So happy you enjoyed your stay!
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Boston Greater Boston
Daytona Beach, FL
4

LOCATION, AMENITIES, AND DECOR! ALL FABULOUS

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I recently stayed in this apartment and I can NOT SAY ENOUGH about how wonderful it was. The owner was in touch with us, from start to finish through the process, was quick to answer questions and lend her knowledge. The apartment itself was so comfortable it truly felt like we were staying in a friends home. I wish we had used the kitchen more (blame it on Bostons awesome restaurants), but if we needed anything, it was there for us. The bathroom, despite the wonderful Products, is a BIT tiny for my 6'2" husband but the amenities, Robes, towels and general awesomeness of the apartment more than made up for it. Thanks again, I'd highly recommend for a Girls Weekend or even Solo Traveler! GREAT place! And location was PERFECT. And did I mention, it was awesome how the Owner had "favorited" informative Boston websites on her Laptop? So thoughtful. We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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Boston Greater Boston
5

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT WITH GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is located within walking distance to Newbury St. which has plenty of places to shop or eat. It's also within walking distance to various metro stations, the Hynes Convention Center, multiple grocery stores, the Charles River Esplanade and many other places of interest. I even walked to Beacon Hill, Boston Commons and the AMC Movie Theater.

The apartment itself is very beautiful. The decoration can be described as romantic, funky and shabby chic. The bed is super confortable and I even found it to be bigger than the pictures show.

I ended up cooking a few times and the breakfast items provided are of great help. Will definitely recommend it.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Edgardo for your review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Boston Greater Boston
5

JUST WHAT WE WANTED

  • 5 of 5
This is just what we wanted. This was a mother daughter vacaction to relax before my daughters upcoming wedding. Perfect location. It was within walking distance to shopping/resturants and the North end. Kim's home was very comfortable and worked great for my daughter and I. I hope to bring my husband back to Boston soon and stay at Kims home.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Crystal for your review. I'm so glad to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay.
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Where do you live?
5

SIMPLY PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
A perfect stay! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Boston over the Labor Day weekend. Kim was WONDERFUL! Our keys arrived about 2 weeks before our trip. Kim emailed us once we arrived to make sure all was perfect for our stay.
The apartment is beautiful and the location is within walking distance to everything!
We highly recommend this apartment and Kim!
Thank you so much, Kim. You made us feel right at home!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Debbie for your review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Boston Greater Boston
5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
Kim provided everything we could possibly wish for from breakfast provisions, a plethora of supplies including funky hair products, and accommodation that was eclectic and enchanting. The convenience of the location and the quality of the apartment was outstanding. We travelled on to NY and could not match it there for facilities or cost! You have to book this!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Boston Harbor Cruises
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highways 90
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Crane Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar Lola
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Killington
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Stephanie's
Car: not necessary

Why stay at a hotel when you can have the true Boston experience and live like a local?! Feel at home, while you're away from home, living in a traditional Marlborough St. brownstone in the heart (Marlborough St. between Exeter & Fairfield) of Boston's historic Back Bay. Safe, quiet neighborhood, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Boston, with true New England charm. Walking distance to all of the popular districts (Back Bay shopping/restaurant district, Copley Square, Charles River, Boston Commons, South End, etc.) and historic sites (State House, Fanueil Hall, Freedom Trail, etc.) in Boston. Parking lots are available nearby for approx. $20-30/day.

Other Activities: During your stay, you'll be within short walking distance of:

- Open air cafes, restaurants and bars (the heart of the Back Bay shopping/restaurant district is just a couple 2 blocks south)

- Charles River - great for walking/jogging (2 blocks north)

- Boston Commons (Boston's version of Central Park) (about a 15-20min walk east)

- Copley Square (5-10min walk away)

- The 'T' (Boston's subway - 'Copley' station) (5-10min walk) NOTE: You can easily get from the airport to the apartment by the T (directions will be sent when a reservation is made).

- Amtrak ('Back Bay' station)(10-15min walk)

- Prudential Shopping Center (5 min walk)

- Hynes Convention Center (5 min walk)

- Grocery stores (Shaw's & Trader Joe's)(10-15min walk)

- Pharmacies (CVS is just 2 blocks away & Walgreens is about a 5-10min walk away)

There is definitely no need for a car if you are staying in the city as everything you'll want to see is within walking, T (train) or short cab ride distance. Zipcars are available nearby.

CHECK IN/OUT TIME:

You may check in anytime after 1pm. Check out is by 11am.

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Availability & Rates

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Boston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept 22 & 23
Sep 22 2014 - Sep 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$498
Flat fee
 
 
Boston Marathon 2015
Apr 17 2015 - Apr 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.25%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Computer Available
  • Broadband Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full bed - sleeps 2
  • TV: The easiest way to turn on the TV is not to use the remote, but to press the button on the right side of the TV itself (there is a sticker with 'on/off' written on it that points to where this button is). Just wait a few seconds and the picture will appear. If you have any issues with the cable (unlikely if you turn the TV on as outlined above):), make sure the 'Input' is set to 'HDMI2' (Input button is also on the right side of the TV - keep pushing it to scroll throw the options), that the cable is turned on and both cable and TV are set to Channel 3. A blue light should appear on the front of both the TV and the cable box (indicating they are both 'on'). Music channels are 501-546. HD channels are in the 800's. The Channel Guide is available by pressing the 'Guide' button on the remote. You can also watch free TV on demand on the laptop. Simple go to http://projectfree.tv/ and select the shows you would like to watch. DVD PLAYER: TO use the DVD play
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
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