Where to Find Short Term Furnished Rentals in Boston
by Paul Joseph | Updated August 23, 2021
There are several websites that cater for people seeking short term apartment rentals in Boston – and we’ve hand-picked three of the best.
A view of the Boston Skyline from the Prudential Skywalk (Photo: Bill Damon via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)
One of the oldest and most historically and culturally important cities in the US, such is the diversity and depth of Boston’s appeal that large numbers of outsiders choose to make the city their home. Many of these arrivals come for temporary periods and for these there are plenty of short-term rental properties scattered throughout both the city’s central and outer districts. To help you identify the right one for your budget, tastes and needs, we’ve picked out some of the best online resources for finding short-term lets in Boston.
Booking.com are our favourite choice for finding a furnished short-term property in Boston for period of anything from a few days through to two-weekly rentals. Booking through the digital accommodation giants comes with all the realiability you would hope for from such a big and long-standing name. While it’s best known for its hotel listings, it is also increasingly featuring private apartments as a way of challenging the platforms like Airbnb. When we searched for short stay options in Boston, around 61 apartments were available, starting at just $74 per night for a two-bed studio. Booking.com also offer a Best Price Guarantee as well as a guest feedback section so you can scour the experiences of previous guests before making your choice.
Founded in 2013, Blueground is used by those wanting fully-furnished apartments with flexible leases for stays of 30 days and upwards. A key difference with Booking.com is that monthly rentals or longer can result in significant savings, as the longer your stay, the cheaper the pricing tends to work out at. During our search for Boston apartments, we found rates starting from $2,290 per month for a studio. Overall the company lists over 184 available apartments in Boston, scattered in and around some of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, as well as its suburbs. Their professionally-managed, turnkey properties include everything from studios to one and two-bed apartments. The online booking process is easy, and there’s also a 24-hour support service that can be accessed through a dedicated guest app.
When Nadege Conger founded SabbaticalHomes.com in 2000, her vision was create a way for people to arrange affordable housing and to find trustworthy tenants for their homes. Today the website is a thriving hub of home rentals and home exchanges offered by its community of members. With so many universities and teaching hospitals in and near Boston, many of the homes here are near Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and more. Homes available in Boston range in size from private spaces for rent to studio apartments up to 4+ bedroom homes, with prices starting around $1,000+ a month for smaller homes and $2,000-4,000+ a month for larger homes with home offices. Most home listings are available furnished to ease the transition of relocating, going on leave or traveling.