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Entire home/flat

6 Guests

2 bedrooms

2 Beds


Entire home/flat

6 Guests

2 bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

A private two-bedroom condo on the main floor of a three-story building, located 7 minutes by foot from the Fields Corner Subway Station (Red Line), east of Dorchester Avenue, and 15 minutes by car to downtown Boston. Fast wifi, full use of a well-equipped kitchen, and street parking allowed. Coin-op laundry in common area basement. A playground and field are two minutes away.

The space

This is a simple and affordable private two bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to six people during your visit to Boston, six subway stops from the downtown. The interior has hardwood floors and crown moldings, and the kitchen is fully equipped. The common areas (yard, entryway) need some cosmetic work. In the summer of 2015 I had listed just one of the bedrooms on Airbnb, but it's now the whole apartment for rent.

Guest access

Feel free to use all appliances, utensils, flatware, and cookware, etc. Coin-op laundry is in the basement, 8 quarters per machine cycle. Note: the basement is old and unrenovated. The beds can fold into the wall and turn into a desk, but the mechanism could be damaged if you try without being familiar with it, so it would be best to keep them as beds (though if you need the desk feature for work, let me know, and I'll provide instructions).

Interaction with guests

My place is usually on Airbnb when I am in Africa or India for fieldwork, though sometimes I'll be in Boston. Consequently, it's very likely that we won't meet in person, but I like to maintain good contact with my guests by email. When I am not in town, my close friend Abigail manages the property and you will have her contact information in case there are on-site emergencies.

This is my primary residence, so I really appreciate it when guests let me know if there's anything that I can improve or a maintenance issue that needs attention.

Other things to note

As far as I understand, Boston's city bylaws don't allow Airbnb (you must be a certified bed and breakfast). If asked by neighbors, please just say you are Michael's friend staying over while he is traveling.


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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £48
Security Deposit: £79
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)

(1) Please leave your shoes in the foyer
(2) No smoking
(3) No drugs
(4) In consideration of the neighbors in the building, no loud music or parties
(5) Only guests registered as part of the Airbnb booking may enter the apartment, unless prior arrangements are made with me before you make your booking
(6) Guests are responsible for cleaning up after themselves in the kitchen


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

58 Reviews


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Davies User Profile
May 2017
Michael's place is an awesome place to stay for your next visit to Boston!

Dorothy User Profile
May 2017
Michael's place was just as described, with super comfortable beds and some great coffee places and lots of great looking Vietnamese restaurants around. Michael was quick to respond to the few questions I had. It was a great alternative to the exorbitant hotel prices in Boston the night I was there. Thank you Michael!

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
The apartment was exactly as described. It was convenient for public transportation as well. Very clean. I definitely recommend staying there.

Michael User Profile
May 2017
well-equipped kitchen. great first time Airbnb experience

Chris User Profile
April 2017
My daughter and I stay after a Red Sox game. It is close to Fenway on the South Side of Boston.

Edward User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Michael's condo. Check-in and check-out were very easy. Beds were very comfortable. We had one small issue with the wifi that Michael was very quick to resolve. Great host!

Christopher User Profile
April 2017
Michael was great with communication. Every time I had a questions, he was quick to respond. Michael place is conviently located less than 5 minutes from the subway and while we rented a car for the days we stayed in Boston during marathon weekend, we found ourselves solely using public traffic to get around. Great little restaurant around especially if you like Vietnamese. We highly recommend Michaels place to others staying in Boston.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in July 2012
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.

I am a stereotypically friendly Canadian. At the moment I'm working on a PhD at MIT and am hoping to do something with my career that will help business and NGOs in developing countries operate more effectively. I love travelling to Latin America and have tried to go during the winter holidays to explore and study Spanish for the past few years. I've also spent time volunteering in Kenya through a non-profit that I was heavily involved with during college. Although I study engineering, my real interest is reducing poverty - I am passionate about social justice and this affects most things I do.

Some of my favorite things to do include hiking, snorkeling, buying fresh produce at farmers markets, and getting great deals on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and at thrift stores. I also love to experiment with new food in the kitchen.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.