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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden

Owner

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Boston Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Welcome to our Studio, where sustainable design dances with elegance and exquisite detail in this lovingly handcrafted haven. Located in the heart of the gas-lamp lit district of Beacon Hill (Boston's most historic neighborhood) the Studio represents the owners' (a husband-and-wife design team) philosophy of walking softly on the earth while living passionately and luxuriously - yet, without excess or waste....the truest measure of 'being green'!!! Experiencing this well-designed small space provides clients & guests alike with a heightened spatial awareness of what is truly necessary to live well.

Particulars: Top (4th floor) apartment has large sunny windows on all sides. Facing distant rooftops and the sky, you'll wake to birdsong and quietude in the Queen size mahogany custom built-in 'window bed' even tho you're in the heart of the city.

The Studio is beautifully appointed with high thread count cotton sheets, down pillows, silk/woolen blankets & German Batiste Down comforter. The fully equipped kitchen has white Italian dishware, All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans, fully restored vintage gas cooking stove, Miele dishwasher....in short, everything one needs to create a beautiful meal. (Wife was a former private chef - so the kitchen is a true 'cook's' kitchen!)

There's also a full size washer & gas dryer in the apt. The tiled, windowed bath has tub & shower w/ amazing water pressure; nickel fittings. An eclectic library and music collection & Vermont Castings gas stove to take the chill off cool nights complete the ambience of the Studio.

There is space for 2 yogis to comfortably practice in the central floor area in front of the fire..... The large antique desk faces East & granite kitchen counter provides comfortable dining for 4-6 or use as a 2nd work/planning space.

Plant-filled roofdeck overlooking the Charles River is private & available for our guests only. Take the time to pick some organic salad greens and tomatoes for an al fresco luncheon; Meditate, do yoga or simply sit and be present for the sun's rising or setting w/ cup of tea or glass of wine....Time will slow down to the extent you allow it to here....

All linens are line dried either on the roof or inside in inclement weather - all year round. The smell & feel is crisp & full of the sun's energy...We have not used the gas dryer in 7 years to further reduce our carbon footprint. (Of course, guests may use! Or try the inside clothesline with Grandma's wooden clothespins ~ )

Practical Bits: 5-10 minutes' walk to Boston's 'Red' or 'Green' Subway Lines (the 'T'), Charles Street fine dining, coffee shops, boutiques, flower shops, chocolatier, pastry shops, wine & liquor stores, etc; 10 minutes' walk through Beacon Hill to the new Whole Foods grocery store; 20 minutes' walk through the Boston Common & Public Garden to the shops on Newbury Street & Prudential Center.

15 minute walk to North End Yoga Studio for excellent Vinyasa Flow classes.

Remember to support our local organic farmers May thru October when the Farmer's Markets come to Copley Square & Government Center twice weekly!

Please Note: Our Architect's Studio is available for monthly bookings only & is booked for January, February, March, June thru September, 2014. Our nightly/weekly property is also located in Beacon Hill & we're happy to send along more information about that space. The 2 properties share the same esoteric 'vibe' as well as all amenities, from high thread count line dried linens/down pillows to Italian dishware & All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans to Aveda shampoos/conditioner….The outdoor space is a courtyard w/ umbrella/seating & plants. Additionally, many of our testimonials are from guests who have stayed in our nightly/weekly property. Many thanks for reading all the copy!

Keywords: Condominium/Apartment

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About The Owner

We're a husband/wife architecture, preservation & interior design team based primarily on Nantucket & in Boston & Asheville NC for the past 20 years. Creating sacred spaces is our passion ~ We believe that 'Home' is the Wellspring from which a balanced & harmonious life springs forth. Luxury without excess; tiny footprints; having 'enough…' Being mindful that everything is both useful and beautiful. Further, that Harmony on the Earth truly begins with harmony at Home. The energies & the Beingness of Home as partner inspires and informs our lives & our designs.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

Why The Owner chose Boston

Beacon Hill is the heart of one of America's oldest historic districts & one of America's truly great walking cities. The collection of Federal architecture in Beacon Hill alone is one of America's treasures! Walking the Freedom Trail connects you to the Nation's pulse & the collective consciousness of hundreds of years of habitation in this great experiment of Democracy... A true sense of Community still exists in Beacon Hill; it's a village of 10,000 residents.

What makes this apartment unique

The Architect's Studio is a Sanctuary of Peace & Serenity. There are many angels flying around! Elegant, green, luxury in 310 square feet...Your spatial awareness will

morph in the Studio.

Private Roof Garden views of Charles River & Boston skyline.

Centrally located, within 10 minutes walk from 3 major 'T' stops; 5 minute walk to the new Whole Foods; 5 minute walk from Charles Street shops & fine dining; 15 minutes walk to the North End; 20 minute walk to Boston Public Library & Farmer's Markets May thru November.

North End Yoga (home of 'Boston's Best Yoga Teacher,' 2010) is 20 minute walk thru Beacon Hill to the North End.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oh MY, where do I begin…? Your little apartment is utterly magical. I really didn’t want to leave … and I could be happy there for very long stretches of time, I fear ;-) It’s one of the quirkiest, loveliest and most charming little spots on the face of this earth. And it's imbibed with feelings of good cheer and warmth, you feel it immediately upon arrival, and at first I thought it was because so many of your personal things were blessing the place, and then I read thru the guestbook and I realized its really because there have been Sooo many guests who passed thru, felt the same, and left a little of their happiness & delight behind, you can feel ALL OF IT, can't you?;-) and we were there 2 days before we noticed that the place is entirely (and very cozily) heated thru ambient heat, passive solar and that charming little stove!! And as a returning Beacon Hill’er … it's just the fantasy Beacon Hill flat, couldn’t be more spot on if it were a movie set! Your design is genius – and I too am a fan of small spaces, in fact my hubby and I are in-process of renovating our house in Pasadena ( a 1500 sf 2BR cottage) and we fought the urge to rip it down and build a 2700 sf “new house” on the lot, and instead (emotionally) opted to do a gut rehab of the existing footprint, only adding about 150 sf by enclosing a patio, and keeping the original charm and whimsy of the house. (and when the bill comes in and it cost JUST AS MUCH to end up with a still-small-house … well we have tossed and turned on that one…) But now I feel oh-so-much better about that decision, as I know that DnA would approve (and now I think I need to hire you guys to consult on the interior finishes, because the level of creative detail in your BHill place is masterful!) So, lastly let me say that we must be kindred spirits, I found all my favorite books on your bookshelves, and my favorite music in your CD library. We enjoyed the Sarah Brightman, Carole King, Sondheim and Cole Porter tracts all week, and I had a cloistered afternoon on Friday by the fire rereading Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet … start to finish.
Mar 2009
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Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews
Glendale
5

Beacon Hill lovers hide away

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I celebrated our 25th in the Salon Beacon hill residents. The salon was a perfect location and comfortably suited for a romantic weekend for two

The Owners are a pleasure to deal with and the Salon is a very peaceful, but city center hide away. We loved our stay in Beacon Hill and will cherish the memory. Caution, you won’t want to end your Boston vacation 

Thanks D&A

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mentor, OH
5

The Perfect Way to Enjoy Boston

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Boston, and not only did we fall in love with the city, but The Salon was what made our stay so perfect. The location in Beacon Hill is amazing, the thought and design to the space is wonderful, and Deb and Angus do more than just open the door for you, they serve you and care about making sure you rest well. Thanks guys ... we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Dream stay for our Christmas holiday

  • 5 of 5

Deb thank you so much for creating a absolutely beautiful Christmas holiday for my family. We arrived to find a few supplies for breakfast after a long night traveling. Deb that was a life saver and set the stage for a wonderful time visiting the Boston Beacon Hill area. We went up on the roof for coffee and fresh air and a view of the Charles River. Everything was just perfect - thanks again Deb.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect spot in Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay at The Salon over the Thanksgiving holiday. Best location in the city, plenty of hot water, a wonderful bed and even a french press for a great cup of coffee in the morning. The owners are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to staying here again whenever I'm in Boston. A rare find!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ottawa, Ontario
5

Beacon Hill Gem

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary with a trip to Boston stayed at The Salon. What a charming apartment, and its Beacon Hill location was a perfect place from which to explore the city. The owners have created a restful and well equipped oasis. We could not have been more pleased with our stay here. Delightful!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better location or a more darling apartment for our 4 night stay in Boston. Every detail was anticipated down to the coffee for breakfast. We have found that sometimes older apartments are lacking somewhere but not this one! Usually it's the shower that isn't up to par but not this one. Plenty of hot water. We so appreciated the restaurant recommendations and all of the little cards throughout the apartment that answered any question we might have had. We would definitely recommend it to our friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Boston Logan
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Boston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 15 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,650
$4,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$4,200
 
 
December
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Notes 50% deposit upon booking; Balance due 1 month prior to arrival date.
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Amenities

Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private roof garden with views of Charles River, Restored vintage gas cook-stove, All - Clad & Calphalon pots & pans, Miele dishwasher, Italian linens, Scandia down pillows, Down comforter ~

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