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Ideal Back Bay Location - Hot Breakfast, Wifi, Laptop, Netflix + Landline

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston apartment description

STAYS:
Min 3 nights (2 nights in off season)
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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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 525 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Full bed - sleeps 2...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Roller Blading
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace:

    Candles only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin-operated in basement of building....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Small but full kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
Apr 22 - May 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$228
Valentine's Day Weekend 2016
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$248
Boston Marathon 2016
Apr 14 - Apr 19, 2016
4 night min stay
$395
Boston Marathon 2017
Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2017
4 night min stay
$395
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $40
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar Lola
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boston Harbor Cruises
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highways 90
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Stephanie's
160 Miles
Nearest Ski
Killington
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crane Beach

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. 5 min walk to Copley T station. 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.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Boston:
Experience Boston as a local. This quirky, fun apartment will be sure to add to your travel experience.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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?! :)


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  • Boston's Back Bay.  This is the neighborhood you'll be staying in!

    Boston's Back Bay. This is the neighborhood you'll be staying in!

  • Aerial view of Back Bay. You'll be staying in the heart of this neighborhood!

    Aerial view of Back Bay. You'll be staying in the heart of this neighborhood!

  • The stunning Back Bay of Boston.

    The stunning Back Bay of Boston.

  • Not your standard cookie-cutter hotel room.

    Not your standard cookie-cutter hotel room.

  • Not your standard cookie-cutter hotel room.

    Not your standard cookie-cutter hotel room.

  • Comm Ave. in the winter.   Just one street over from the apartment.

    Comm Ave. in the winter. Just one street over from the apartment.

  • Snowy Marlborough St.  Not to be missed.

    Snowy Marlborough St. Not to be missed.

  • Help yourself to a welcome drink

    Help yourself to a welcome drink

  • Funky & chic! :)

    Funky & chic! :)

  • Small but full kitchen

    Small but full kitchen

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Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/13/2015
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