Great place without the high downtown prices
We arrived several hours before our scheduled check-in time and the owner was more than accomodating, rushing to have the apartment in order and let us check in about 5 hours early! The apartment is in East Boston, so not many "touristy" things to do in the immediate area, but we were surprised how quickly we could get to the downtown area! It was just a 5 minute walk to the blue line T station and only a two minute ride via subway under the harbor to the Aquarium stop (which is probably the area that most people visiting Boston will wind up most of the time because there is so much to do around there). The apartment was very clean, and very much unlike the typical hotel stay. With the washer/dryer we saved money not having to check larger bags for a short stay by just doing laundry there and not packing as much. We also stopped by a local convenient store and picked up some things to make breakfast each morning, so every meal didn't have to be out. It was like waking up at home and making breakfast to start the day.
The bed and bedding was very comfortable, with a large flat screen in the bedroom, so if the weather wasn't great we could stay in bed a bit longer and watch tv. It was also very easy to get to from the airport, with a free shuttle provided to the blue line T, and then just a quick 1 minute ride to the Maverick stop where the apartment is. Or if coming with larger bags, or children, it would probably be a very quick cab ride from the airport.
We had a later evening flight on the day we checked out, and again the owner was very accomodating. She said she didn't have anyone checking in for a couple of days, so welcomed us to stay as long as we wanted that day, before heading to the airport. The owner also lives in the building, so was there to meet us on check in, and available anytime we had a question, or needed anything.
This was our first time renting a short term apartment or condo, and we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. And if you've looked into hotel prices for Downtown Boston, you will be very happy with how much you can save in a stay! In all, a great experience, and we would recommend to anyone on a budget who doesn't need 24 hour room service, or maid service every day.
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