ENCHANTING BEACON HILL RETREAT - THE HEART OF BOSTON

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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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!
Aug 2013
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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 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 52 traveler reviews

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Enchanting Beacon Hill Retreat - the Heart of Boston
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Boston Greater Boston
guelph, ontario, canada
5

SECOND TIME'S EVEN MORE OF A CHARM!

second time's even more of a charm!
  • 5 of 5
We came back again for the marathon, after experiencing the horror of the 2013 marathon. Is it possible that your apartment could be better the second time around? Absolutely! It was just like coming home. It was a fantastic weekend all around - from the accommodation, to the energy of the city, to Alastair crossing the finish line. Couldn't have planned a better time, and certainly couldn't have planned a better place to stay. Thanks for letting us come back, Robin!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Oklahoma City
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Boston Greater Boston
Atlanta
5

A REAL GEM

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Decatur, GA
5

COZY 'NEST' IN BEACON HILL!

Cozy 'Nest' in Beacon Hill!
  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous 'nest' you have created in Beacon Hill! You have thought of everything, and there was room for us both to hang up clothes - my daughter in the cupboard space beside the bed, and me in the pantry. We loved our stay in your studio... one night we watched 'Chocolat' and the next, 'Shakespeare in Love'! Also fell in love with Beacon Hill and its restaurants. For a high-nerves weekend that included a college theatre audition, you gave us a happy haven.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Boston Greater Boston
5

PERFECT BOSTON RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely time in Boston and this wonderful Beacon Hill apartment couldn't have been in a better location. The apartment itself was fabulous!! It is adorable...so warm & comfortable. I immediately felt at home. The bed is a DREAM!!!! We both slept like babies (although walking all over Boston will do that to you). Thank you for allowing us to share your home : )
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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5

LOVELY APARTMENT IN A GORGEOUS AREA

  • 5 of 5
This beautifully maintained and appointed apartment is situated in a gorgeous part of Boston. Everything you need for a short stay is provided as well as the things you hadn't thought about. Planning our stay was made exceedingly easy thanks to the helpfulness of the owner who provided lots of suggestions and pointers all of which ensured we had a wonderful stay. It is possible to walk to many places of interest, (there is a good supply of guide books and information pamphlets available for your use), the metro is close by, shops are very nearby, in fact you are not left wanting. Perfect for singles or couples of any age.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
93
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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Boston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/summer/fall
Apr 13 2014 - Nov 11 2014
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,615
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,440
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75.00
Notes Rates are subject to change. Holiday rates vary. Contact owner.
Marathon weekend is $310 per night.

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:
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Computer Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
Outside:
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • 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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