ENCHANTING BEACON HILL RETREAT - THE HEART OF BOSTON

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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ENCHANTING BEACON HILL RETREAT - THE HEART OF BOSTON

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Apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Strike me God if I could find a better place! ' To quote one guest comment. This historic building (Nathaniel Hawthorne lived next door in 1836) boasts old Beacon Hill charm, exemplified in this apartment. . The space is so well apportioned, you'll feel completely at home. In this small space, you'll find a breakfast room, office, living room, dining room and bedroom/bath. With the original marble fireplace with grand mirror above, the floor to ceiling windows, crown molding and ceiling medallion, this apartment is elegant. The lighting is designed to create whatever atmosphere you desire with dimmers on most lights, adjustable reading lamps over the bed, chandelier in the bedroom nook and under-counter and over-cabinet lights in the kitchen. The decorating is classic and comfortable.

There are many incredible restaurants within minutes by foot. Whole Foods is 2 blocks away - you can cook or pick up excellent healthy prepared foods if you just want to stay home and watch a movie.

Architectural designer/Owner has painstakingly considered every detail to make staying here a memorable and unique experience. Recently renovated. Every surface has been scrubbed, painted and/or built in last 18 months. This lovely 2nd Fl studio was the formal parlor for 1800s Brownstone. All new appliances including Miele dishwasher. Fully equipped kitchen. Quality linens and towels. Romantic curtained-off bedroom nook. Fresh, cozy and comfortable.

Directly behind the State House, within blocks of the Freedom and Black Heritage Trails. Skirt the State house and you're at the Boston Commons. Walk through the Commons and the Boston Gardens and you're strolling down Boston's own Champs Elysees, Newbury Street. 10 minute walk to the historic North End, the Aquarium and more shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall. Truly in the center of everything. Red, blue and green 'T' subway stops are all within a 5-10 minute walk.

Free WiFi and use of a laptop computer, a Hi-Fi radio with an iPod / MP3 player attachment, queen size pull out couch with memory foam mattress, 40 inch adjustable flat screen TV and DVD player with DVD collection, custom built-in cabinets for clothing storage, large closet including shelving to store coats, belongings, suitcases, clothes, bathroom with tub/shower and cabinets for toiletries.

Keywords: flat, charming, studio, inexpensive, luxurious, high end, city get-away, pied a terre, Beacon Hill, central location, spotlessly clean

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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We are an architectural designer and social services counselor who live and work on Nantucket Island. In our spare time, we like to create 'homes away from home' and share them with friends and renting guests. We actually take a lot of pleasure anticipating one's every need in order to make each environment exceedingly comfortable and tasteful. Our children find it annoying to go to restaurants or hotels with us because we constantly deconstruct the design and reconstruct an ambiance that we would enjoy being in. An intimate, calm and comfortable ambiance is the key component to our success. We have no doubt you will feel that way in the spaces we have created on Beacon Hill. We have another apartment on Charles St. as well.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009

Nathaniel Hawthorne lived next door in 1836. Located directly behind the State House, within blocks of the Freedom and Black Heritage Trails. Skirt the State house and you're at the Boston Commons. Walk through the Commons and the Boston Gardens and you're strolling down Boston's own Champs Elysees, Newbury Street and Back Bay. 10 minute walk to the historic North End, the Aquarium and more shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall. Whole Foods 2 blocks away. Charles street, a 5 minute walk, is loaded with great restaurants and shops. Cambridge Street, 2 minutes away, also has lots of restaurants with all kinds of ethnic flavors. The North End, 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Italian eateries and bakeries. Truly in the center of everything.

Several parking garages nearby. Red, blue and green 'T' subway stops are all within a 5-10 minute walk.

Be at the heart of historic Boston where those feisty first Americans grumbled about taxes to the crown and then plotted the American Revolution.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Enchanting Beacon Hill Retreat - the Heart of Boston
average rating of 4.901961 based on 61 reviews
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Oklahoma City
5

Great Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My wife and I recently stayed here during our first trip to Boston and this apartment exceeded our expectations. It is in a great location in Beacon Hill, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, the subway, and much more. The apartment itself is cozy and has all the amenities you'll need. We were blown away by the great care Robin takes of this place. Because of the age of the building, the decor, and the charm of Beacon Hill you'll feel like you've gone back in time when you stay here. My wife even said, "I feel like I can hear a horse and carriage going by." I could literally spend all day just walking the streets of Beacon Hill and visiting the local shops. Our trip to Boston was outstanding and this apartment was key to the whole vacation. We rented here because we wanted to feel like locals and get the true Boston experience and we definitely got that.

A few places you need to eat when you come:
1) Mike's Pastry - almost a mile walk to the North End and totally worth it
2) Upper Crust pizza - if you like thin crust you'll love this place. We had it delivered twice during our stay
3) The Paramount - Just a short walk from the apartment. Their breakfast is AMAZING
4) Most Italian places in the North End - authentic Italian, worth the short walk
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Move in permanently!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
As former New Englanders, we can attest to how great this place is. Your apartment is in the best location in the city. We walked almost everywhere: USS Constitution, North End, Aquarium, Newbury St, Faneuil Hall & Commons, Gardens. Had to use the subway 2 days ( ?? and Museum of Fine arts).
Very comfortable and cozy place. We wanted to move in permanently!
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Perfect Place

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This is such a cute home away from home! I loved the decor and the bed and sofa were both quite comfortable.
It was the prefect place for the week and I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you!
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Priviledge

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We have thoroughly enjoyed Boston, particularly having the privilege of staying in this lovely apartment, so ideally located in the Beacon Hill area.
We will definitely be recommending this address to friends back home.
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A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Excellent location behind the Massachusetts State House, just minutes to Boston Commons, the Park T (subway) station, a Boston Trolley pickup point in front of the State House and Whole Foods. The North End and the harbor and Center of Boston are within easy walking distance. The apartment dates back to the early 18th century and still retains many of the original details, it has real character and charm. The apartment is beautifully decorated, very livable, comfortable, clean and well equipped. Robin was a pleasure to work with. We will be back.
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Nearest Motorway
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Car: not necessary

Location, Location, Location! Directly behind the State House, within blocks of the Freedom and Black Heritage Trails. Skirt the State house and you're at the Boston Commons. Walk through the Commons and the Boston Gardens and you're strolling down Boston's own Champs Elysees, Newbury Street and Back Bay. 10 minute walk to the historic North End, the Aquarium and more shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall. Whole Foods is 2 blocks away. Quaint Charles street, a 5 minute walk, is loaded with great restaurants and boutiques. Cambridge Street, 2 minutes away, also has lots of restaurants with all kinds of ethnic flavors. The North End, 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Italian eateries and bakeries. Truly in the center of everything. Red, blue and green 'T' subway stops are all within a 5-10 minute walk.

Be at the heart of historic Boston, where those feisty first Americans grumbled about taxes to the crown and then plotted the American Revolution.

Other Activities: shopping

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Availability & Rates

Boston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring/summer/fall
Apr 13 - Nov 11
$240
$1,580
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$220
$1,575
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75.00
Notes Rates are subject to change. Holiday rates vary. Contact owner.

Request separate check of $150 for security/damage deposit.
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Amenities

Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
Notes:
Washer and dryer are shared with the other building tenants, Laptop computer is available for your use,
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