About this listing
Come stay with us, in your own room and private/adjacent bath, while you discover Boston. Modern kitchen, free continental breakfast, roof deck, 4 min walk to the Red Line train (Andrew Station) and to the beach are only some of the perks our condo, located on the third floor of a three story house in South Boston, have to offer you. Please note that we don't provide parking. Also, this is South Boston, not Disneyland. We are proud to live in a gentrified/upcoming neighborhood.
Important note : Please note that check-in during week day is 5 pm but during the weekend, you can check in as early as 1 pm (or earlier, if we don't have guests checking out on the same day).
We are a young multilingual professional couple renting their guest suite (bedroom and bathroom) in an almost brand new apartment (1,248 sqft, built in 2012). We initially listed it for two guests but we received so many requests for travelers who were traveling by group of three that we purchased an air mattress to be used by the third traveler. So please note that while the air mattress is comfortable, the room maybe a little small for three people.
The room is fully furnished and decorated with taste and the bathroom has an amazing jacuzzi style tub. While staying with us, you can enjoy central AC and heat (Nest system), WIFI, Cable (please note that the only TV in the house is in our living room, which you can feel completely free to use at anytime) and our private roof deck (with barbecue), accessible through the back stairs of the three story house where our condo is located.
For accuracy purpose, it should be noted that our guest bedroom (where you will be staying) is right next to our master bedroom but please be reassured that our walls are soundproof so when we will both be in our respective room, you won't hear us and we won't hear you.
We are in the center of South Boston, 4 min walk to Andrew Station (Red line, South Station is two stops away and Downtown Crossing 3 stops). We are 5 min from the beach and the closest park, 10 min from South Bay Mall (Target, Stop and Shop, Best Buy...) and of course all the trendy restaurants Southie has to offer. We are about a 10 min Uber ride from the BCEC & Boston World trade center, Hynes Convention Center is a 15 Uber ride and Logan airport 15 min Uber ride away. Generally speaking, we are a quick subway ride on the Red Line to the financial district, MGH, Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, MIT, Harvard, UMass Boston, the Kennedy Library, Lesley, and more (never more than 20 min).
We provide the following to our guests : Towels, shampoo/soap, toothpaste, body lotion, iron, hair dryer and slippers.
We also offer complimentary light breakfast and snack : orange juice, sliced bread, butter, cream cheese, jam, peanut butter, cookies and tea/coffee.
Please note that we don't have parking on site and that parking in our area is a headache as 90% of the parking spots are resident parking only. Please keep that in mind in case you are planning on driving to Boston or rent a car when you get here.
Guests will have access to the kitchen, living room, roof deck, and of course their own private bathroom and bedroom.
Interaction with guests
Because of our respective busy work schedule, my husband and I may only interact with you in the early evening during work day and early morning on the weekend. But we are both social and talkative so if we happen to be in the house while you are there, feel free to ask us any questions you may have about Boston and things to do in Bean town. We also speak French and Arabic so, soyez les bienvenus and أهلاً و سهلاً. We are happy to provide recommendations when you ask us and help you explore this great city and make our apartment feel like your home. If you have any question or concern, small or big, we are reachable at any time by phone, text or Airbnb message between 7 am to midnight, 7/7.
Disclaimer (since I receive now and then complaints about the location in people review) : We live in Boston, not Lalaland or Disneyland. There are homeless people in our neighborhood, specially around Andrew MBTA Station (and also everywhere in and around Boston, the USA and the WORLD!!!). They are harmless and I have never been bothered by one (they may ask for spare change but that will be it). The neighborhood is safe, even at night, as long as you don't walk around with noise cancelling earplugs. If you are looking for a neighborhood that looks like a gated community in the suburbs, sorry but our place is not for you.
Southie is the new "yuppie" hood of Boston. Vibrant, multicultural with a strong Irish "cachet", festive but humble at the same time. A favorite among young professionals and families as well as students and retired people. They are plenty of bars and restaurants, stores and little boutiques, ideally located between Downtown, the Financial District and the beach. Multiple runner circuits available in the area. Please note that South Boston is right next to downtown and financial district, and even if our home has noise cancelling windows, you can still hear in the background some typical "city" noise.
4 min walk from the Red line T Station - Andrew Station (which is also a bus station with 5 bus departing from there). The closest ATM/Bank and convenient store are both 2 min walk away.
Other things to note
Please don't let our neighbors know you are staying with us through AirBNB. If anyone of our neighbors ask you, please be kind enough to let them know you are friends visiting us from out of town.
The room does not have a TV, the only one we have is in the living room.
We expect our guests to keep the level of noise down after 9.30 pm.
First and foremost, treat this house like you would like your guests to respect and treat yours.
No shoes in the house (slippers will be provided to you upon your arrival).
Clean up after yourself & turn lights off whenever leaving a space, specially on our roof deck.
There is no smoking in the apartment or on the roof deck.
Guests are not allowed to have other guests come over.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Bonjour a tous,
My name is Sarah, I was born in Morocco and have been a Bostonian for the past seven years. Prior to date, I lived and studied in France for seven years.
My childhood in Morocco taught me Arabic, French, empathy, respect, resourcefulness, flexibility and quick problem solving skills.
My parents gave me their thirst for learning and continuous improvement, their professionalism, work ethic and dedication.
My seven years in France sharpened my taste in European pastry, Caribbean music and fed my general knowledge.
My seven years so far in the US awakened my passion for running and thrift shopping.
Now ? I am :
- making my way in the fascinating world of Non Profit Project Management.
- running 10k every two days.
- learning Spanish.
- reading every book I can find by Marcel Rufin.
- watching religiously Suits every Thursday and Ballers every Sunday.
My husband and I have been using Airbnb as guests for the past 2 years and started hosting ourselves on August 2015. We are multilingual, curious about every other culture and traveling is basically a second nature (as much as an addiction).
Looking forward to meet you as guest or host (or who knows, maybe both).