The kitchen and islandShip's ladder to the roof deck
Boston Financial District - Location and charm
Boston Financial District - Location and charm
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Great spot right in the Financial District. 2 Blocks from South Station. You can't beat this location - convenient to everything downtown. Cool loft in an historic building from the early 1900's, a former shoe factory. In the '80's, the neighborhood was converted into studios by artists. This loft was built out by a painter/photographer. It still has its artistic roots, with the guest room itself being the original dark room converted to a bedroom. Unique!

The space

This is one of the best locations in Boston. It is right downtown two blocks from South Station. It can't be beat. The loft has 13 foot ceilings, skylights and windows allowing for tons of sunlight, a wonderful roof deck with downtown views, and the original artistic layout makes for a very unique feel. The living space is all open, and consists of a dining "room", TV "room", reading "room", piano "room", and full kitchen which is open to those common "rooms". There are 2 huge, comfy couches. And there is almost always an in-process woodworking or junk art project, so please be open to and non-judgmental about creativity! :-)

Guest access

This is downtown loft living as authentic as it gets. Enjoy the wonderful roof deck, just be careful, please. The room you are renting is the former darkroom from the painter/photographer who originally built out the space, converted into a bedroom. There is a queen size bed, and please note that on each side there are a couple of steps up to get up to its elevated platform. The room is amazing for sleeping, and watching TV/movies. But it's quite small, so it's not good for sitting. And since it's a former darkroom, there are no windows, and it's not good for enjoying the great natural sunlight the loft gets. So, guests are welcome to use the shared open loft space and its various "rooms" (mentioned previously).

The loft is the penthouse unit on top floor of the building, so it's 5 long flights of stairs, and there is no elevator. So, be ready for your exercise! If you really dislike stairs, then this is not the best apartment for you. And while the original wood floors are beautiful, they also transfer sound readily down to the neighbors below, so please be respectful of the noise level.

Interaction with guests

As the listing reflects, you are renting a private room in an owner-occupied apartment. My roommate, Jeff, owns the loft, lives there in the main bedroom in the back part of the loft, and will be there in person (we AirBnB my room when I will be staying at my farm outside the city). So, you will be sharing the apartment with the owner. I will be available by cell phone. Feel free to ask either of us if you need something during your stay.

Other things to note

This is a family building, with only 4 residential units, and the neighbors are very nice people. But they really like their peace and quiet, so please be respectful of that. These converted warehouse buildings are awesome, but sounds travels very well in them! And we recently had the front entryway of our buidling redone, and the doors refinished - please please try to be gentle with them (we're still in the "new door honeymoon stage" haha).


Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee ₹2817
Security Deposit ₹10060
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price ₹10395 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
3 couches

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

- Be careful on rooftop deck, and on steep stairs up to it.
- Please keep noise level down, with quiet rule after 10pm

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 5th floor walk-up, no elevator. Also a couple of steps to get into elevated bed platform.
Pet(s) live on property - 1 golden retriever and 1 cane corso live there, although usually only 1 of them is there at a time.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

81 Reviews

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Bruno User Profile
October 2017
Best location in Boston

Zachary User Profile
October 2017
Great place! Enjoyed the stay.

Paul User Profile
September 2017
Jason communicated well. We had been warned about the steps. Location excellent.

Cheryl User Profile
September 2017
This was our first Air BnB. Jason was a great host. He was there to greet us with the key, and accommodated our check out. Jason's apartment is in the best area, close to public transit and parks. We were able to walk to Starbucks, the Commons, the subway, the start of the Freedom Trail and Whole Foods etc Would recommend and would stay again if back in Boston. And yes, the stairs give you exercise

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Loved this spot! The location was perfect and Jason was very accomodating. The loft was clean, spacious, and had a great "at home" feel. Would definitely stay again!

Jesse User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay. Great location, accessible to different parts of the city. The only thing I would say is, the steps up to the apartment are no joke. Come prepared. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Madison User Profile
September 2017
Jeff was so accommodating and stayed up very late to let us in after our flight. The apartment was really cool, tidy, and well located. Small guest bedroom but we had the apartment and rooftop to ourselves so it was perfect. We even left our phone after checking out and they offered to ship it to us! Will definitely stay here again if I go back to Boston!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in January 2015
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