- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:2
- Min Stay:2
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining area
- video library
- cd player
- dvd player
- satellite / cable
- basic soaps
- activities guide
- towels provided
- paper towels
- iron & board
- alarm clock
- local activities guide
- linens provided
- local restaurant guide
- ceiling fans
- toilet paper
- washing machine
- air conditioning
- local maps
- hair dryer
- clothes dryer
- dishes & utensils
- ice maker
- coffee maker
- pantry items
- cooking utensils
- 4 ring stove
- lawn / garden
- outdoor grill gas
- sand box
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- long-term renters welcome
- pets not allowed
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
- whale watching
- bird watching
- outdoor grill
CharmingStudio,full kitchen,fireplace & Victorian garden in historic South End
An excellent hotel alternative, the unit is situated in Boston's trendiest neighborhood. The South End offers many cafes, boutiques, playgrounds, restaurants/bars. Theater, symphony, museums/art galleries, and beaches are all nearby, most within …
This property was great for our needs. Simple downstairs apartment in an old brick rowhome on the South Side. A nice walk to the bustle of Tremont and not too far to grab the train or bus into anywhere else in the city.
PLEASE BE AWARE: PARKING IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND. It wouldn't stop us from going again, but it's very important that the owner can help you get a permanent spot for your trip. It's not the owner's fault, it's just the nature of parking on the South End.
In the end, a great spot to call home for a short trip to Boston. Thanks Karoline!
We went to Boston for our anniversary weekend. Karoline was an excellent host. Talking to her was like visiting with that favorite aunt, she was able to give us great restaurant reviews. The unit was clean and extremely quiet. The bed is a queen memory foam that was great after walking 6 miles each day. The neighborhood is well situated between multiple bus routes and just around the corner from a Starbucks and the award winning Flour bakery. After walking through the whole city I am so glad we chose this home away in the south end.
We really enjoyed this basement, walk-out studio apartment. It was the perfect South End location for our long weekend of visiting Boston universities. The apartment was extremely clean and comfortably decorated. Karoline was an excellent and welcoming hostess, recommending neighborhood restaurants and providing tips on getting around. Don't miss El Centro (yummy Mexican); Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe (classic breakfast joint); and Flour (cute coffee shop). Walking distance to the Prudential Tower and Shops. Something that would have helped us and the only thing I would change would be to have a way to drop off our bags before check-in. As it was, we had to choose between paying $70 to leave them at the apartment, or take them to Package Express on the 5th floor of the Greyhound bus terminal (next to South Station) where we paid $5/bag for the entire day, or dragging them around with us, which was not an option. I understand that it's difficult to keep bags in a private home, and the $70 fee is there to discourage people from wanting to do it, but it was definitely a drawback. Don't want to end on a low note, b/c we really enjoyed ourselves. It's a really comfortable, safe and ideally located place for a getaway.
This was my first time using homeaway and I wasn't disappointed. This apartment was in the perfect location, only a block away from the bus downtown, within walking distance to little stores and restaurants and the apartment was very clean. The owner was very nice and extremely helpful in giving ideas of things to do, she was available for questions and assisted when needed.
This was a great stay and I would definitely stay again next time I head to Boston
We live right outside of Boston and have made this wonderful apartment our annual city retreat for January and February for the past 10 years. The location is fantastic, and accommodations are perfect. The best restaurants in Boston are within blocks. Live music down the street at Darryl’s Corner Bar and Wally’s Café –not to mention Symphony Hall. We’re particularly fond of SoWa First Fridays close by at 450 Harrison Ave where a multitude of galleries and artist studios hold a monthly open house. Our hosts have made us feel like part of their family. They call us the "same time next year couple". The apartment is well maintained, furnishings are updated regularly. We highly recommend it and the owners Karoline and Todd. Always a lovely experience.
Excellent stay in a studio in the South End, very clean, comfortable. Landlady was very nice and accomodating, allowed me to stay till 5pm on the day I was checking out as I had a late flight. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy Boston.
The best thing about this listing is the location and the space of the apartment. Very roomy, nicely decorated. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the size of the bed. It was clearly a short queen and not a double. In the picture the bed is visible, but I thought it was a fold-out bed. When you're petite the bed will work, but we are both tall and a bit bigger so it was a nightly struggle and improvisation was needed with pillows and such.
We do have to add, that the dishwasher was dirty. But we didn't use it, so not a big problem. Be sure to save quarters if you plan on doing some washing; dryer is $2 and the washer is $1 (minimum).
But the neighbourhood was fantastic; I highly recommend Orinoco for dining out. Great Venezolean food and a lttle further on W. Dedham Street try Don Ricardo's, also for a good South-American meal. Public transport is on your doorstep: Bus 43 on Tremont Street, Bus 1 on Mass Av. will take you in and out of the city.
Highlight of our trip was a Red Sox game, what an event!
The flat is very cute, clean, fully equipped, within walking distance to nice restaurants and with good transport links to the city centre. The host is very accommodating and gave us good advices to get the most out of our brief stay in Boston.
I'd happily suggest this property to a couple or a small family
Overall, I was disappointed with this apt rental. However, the location was good for area activities. There was a mildew-like smell on arrival. The furniture was mostly shabby. The bed was confining for 2 adults. Perhaps ok for 2 small adults. Definitely would not consider it romantic. I paid for a week, but due to threat of Hurricane Irene, decided to leave the area after only a night's stay. We didn't want to be in a basement apt with threat of flooding. Informed that we wouldn't receive any refund. No views of the area from this rental. No, I would not recommend to anyone.
Great studio/garden apartment. Fantastic location in the South End neighborhood and close to the T and bus lines. Nice alternative to standard hotel option. However, listing of amenities should be updated so that patrons know to bring their own items such as bath soap and hair dryer. Other than that, nice, quiet space, access to your own patio/garden area and worked well for a weekend getaway. Owner was easy to work with as well.
What an amazing time my family had in Boston and it had a lot to do with our stay at this property. It was the perfect size for myself, my husband and our 7 month old. The property is only blocks away from one of the main subway stations on Mass. Avenue however, the area this property is in is PERFECT. It is the South End Historic Area which has great restaurants, cutest coffee shops (Flour Bakery is fantastic) and fun bars. The landlords live above this unit and they are a wonderful family very helpful. In fact, we wanted a "grown-ups" night out and Karoline (owner) very kindly arranged her babysitter for us. What a treat.
Don't let this place pass you by it is a hidden jewel--Amanda Abbott, Austin, TX
This cute studio was clean and cozy, perfect for a nice getaway. The owner was friendly and recommended some great restaurants around town. Couldn't have asked for more.
We enjoyed our time in Boston, and the apartment was a good place to call "home" while we were there. It's in a great location - a few blocks from the public transportation system, Walgreens, and various restaurants. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Boston - especially if you don't want to rent a car while you're there!
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