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Private room in Cambridge
I2 Private Room by Kendall Sq
Our house is close to Harvard, MIT Kendall Square and Central Square. It is walking distance from: Central Sq. T Station 13mins; 0.6 miles Kendall Sq T Station 0.9 miles, MIT 15mins; 0.7 miles Harvard University 1mile Whole Foods Market 10mins;0.5miles Ride distance: Airport 18, Downtown 16, Mass General Hospital 11, It is a very safe area. There is street parking with no permit required on Hampshire Street. Please read the HOUSE MANUAL and RULES for check in info.
$23 per night
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Private room in Roxbury
The Jazzy Airbnb
This house is located in the Roxbury/Dorchester section of Boston. It's approximately 15 minutes, by car, from downtown Boston. There are public bus stops two blocks in either direction from the house. I work till 3pm during the week. I'm free most weekends. You will be able to self check in and out. The guest will have access to one room with a TV, dresser, desk, coffee maker and microwave. They will also have access to a full bathroom.
$30 per night
Private room in MIT
Private bedroom close to MIT & BU
*No loud voice between 11pm - 8am* This is a renovated house. 10 mins walking to Central Square T station and 8 mins walking to MIT, 15 minutes walking to Boston University.It's a large room , room has door keyless system that automatically locks itself for safety. The sharing space includes living room/ kitchen and bathroom. Feel free to use wifi, fridge, microwave, dishes, etc. Ask if you need any help
$50 per night

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Stay near Boston's top sights

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Boston Common559 locals recommend
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Freedom Trail470 locals recommend
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Harvard Square342 locals recommend
Photo of Museum of Science
Museum of Science560 locals recommend
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum500 locals recommend
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Harvard Yard71 locals recommend

Weekend vacation rentals in Boston

Private room in Porter Square
Private Bedroom Porter Sq
$40 per night
Rental unit in East Cambridge
2 Bed 1 Bath Near MIT & Kendall Square
$10 per night
Private room in Cambridge
Private bedroom close to MIT & Central Sq
$50 per night
Private room in Cambridge
joyful private room next to central sq/MIT 2
$50 per night
Private room in Cambridge
I3 Private Room by Kendall/MIT/Central Statio
$50 per night
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Private room in Cambridge
Cozy and historic
$49 per night
Private room in Arlington
Single Jasmine White in a shared apartment
$31 per night
Rental unit in Cambridge
Apartment, 1 Bed & Private Bath, Great Location!
$80 per night
Rental unit in Somerville
Quiet street in heart of Somerville
$61 per night
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Rental unit in North End
Spacious Studio in the North End near MGH
$70 per night
Rental unit in East Fenway
Lovely One Bedroom in Back Bay, Boston Skyline Views!
$109 per night
Private room in Cambridge
keyless private room near MIT,Central Sq 2
$50 per night

Boston summer vacation rentals

Private room in Cambridge
joyful private room next to central sq/MIT 1
$50 per night
Rental unit in East Cambridge
2 Bed w/ Parking Near Kendall Square & MIT
$10 per night
Private room in Roslindale
Spacious Private Room in Boston Townhouse
$43 per night
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Condo in South Boston
Near Airport+BCEC+Seaport—discount for long stays!
$99 per night
Private room in Cambridge
Private Bedroom at Porter Sq
$50 per night
Private room in Cambridge
I1 Private Room by Kendall
$50 per night
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Private room in East Boston
★ Clean, Modern & Bright ★ Great Location ★
$54 per night
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Private room in East Boston
★ Sunny, Spacious & Modern ★ Cleaned & Sanitized!
$52 per night
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Rental unit in East Cambridge
Economy 2 Bed w/ Free Parking in East Cambridge
$80 per night
Private room in Cambridge
Private bedroom close to Central Sq & BU
$50 per night
Private room in Cambridge
joyful private room next to central sq/MIT 3
$50 per night
Rental unit in East Cambridge
2 Bed 1 Bath Near MIT
$10 per night

Your guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston

One of America’s oldest and most important cities, Boston intertwines quaint New England charm with well-preserved history. The Massachusetts state capital’s scenic and strategic location, where Boston Harbor meets the Charles River, imbues it with a natural beauty while keeping the city thriving economically for almost four centuries.

The bay, and the Atlantic Ocean from which it’s fed, shapes Boston’s seafood-focused culinary scene, and also keeps the city center small, making it an easy place to navigate; you can hardly walk a few blocks without running into historic Revolutionary War sites. But even squeezed into the peninsula, the city’s “Emerald Necklace,” with 1,100 acres of linked parks, holds plenty of wide open space. Meanwhile, Boston’s dozens of colleges and universities attract a sophisticated crowd that upholds the long traditions of cultural entities like the Boston Public Library and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Boston?

Autumn in Boston paints the city in classic New England fall colors while threading the needle between hot, humid summer and chillingly cold winter. Late spring offers similarly pleasant weather, though the thaw from winter and slightly rainier months can turn things muddy. April’s marathon weekend, officially a state holiday called Patriots’ Day, draws huge crowds on the third Monday of the month. Average low temperatures in the winter rarely climb above freezing, but armed with plenty of warm clothing, you can take advantage of the off-season to book your vacation rental and visit high-traffic tourist sites without the crowds. Warm days with humidity make Boston summers sticky, but staying close to the many waterways around the city will help you stay cool.


What are the top things to do in Boston?

Boston Common

The country’s oldest city park remains a jewel of public space in downtown Boston. Its 50 historic acres began as communal grazing grounds for livestock, then hosted British soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The park now offers open greenspace, lined with trees and dotted with fountains and statues, forming the southern terminus of the Freedom Trail, and bordering the stunning Boston Public Garden.

Black Heritage Trail

Where Boston’s Freedom Trail gives you a window into the city’s role in the Revolutionary War, this lesser-known but equally important 1.6-mile walk shows off what happened next. Take one of the free guided tours that tells the story of Boston’s large free Black community between the Revolutionary and Civil wars through 14 national historic sites, including the African Meeting House, built in 1806 and the oldest surviving Black church in the United States.

Boating

Boston’s harbor and rivers have shaped the city, so seeing it from the water offers the best way to both learn about and enjoy it. Choose from one of the many harbor tours, scenic sunset excursions, and fascinating architecture cruises offered to visitors, or rent a boat to paddle the Charles River or sail to the Harbor Islands.

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