About the property
- Condo300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 28 nights
Charming studio apartment with plush queen bed sleeps 2
"the Nest" apartment located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood is just 3 minutes walking distance to Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, an organic grocery store, a wine shop and many more conveniences and Boston attractions.
Our booking and cancellation policies are very guest friendly: We do not charge extra for cleaning, credit card fees nor security deposits. Currently there are no lodging taxes. A booking/service fee may be added by the respective listing agency, which is the one cost out of our control.
Welcome to "The Nest", a charming top floor studio apartment, oozing with comfy quaintness. This unit is located in a late 1800s Beacon Hill building at the very top of the Hill and the center of downtown Boston. The original pumpkin pine flooring, original decorative fireplace and antique furniture add to the appeal. The apartment is extremely quiet located at the back of the building with tree tops and sunlight filtering in from the south-facing windows.
Basics: The kitchen is done to a very high standard. Normal-sized refrigerator, gas stove, Bosch quiet dishwasher, microwave and deep sink. The bed is a Beauty-Rest plush-firm queen with down pillows and sateen sheets. The bathroom has marble tiled floor, high-end fixtures and a beautiful nickel-plated rain/hand shower and tub. A common washer/dryer is located at the bottom of the stairs along with a place to keep a bike.
Electronics: An LG LED HDTV (w/ standard HD cable (CNN, CNBC, HBO, ESPN, etc.), DVR to record, DVD/CD player (w/ DVDs), very fast business-grade wired/wireless internet, telephone & answering machine with free US & Canada LD, hair-dryer, vacuum, laser printer.
Eco-Green: Aside from an efficient apartment in a location that promotes walking and public transportation; bed linens and pillows are eco-certified and cleaning agents, paper supplies and soaps/shampoos are earth-friendly whenever possible. We recycle. Cloth shopping totes are hanging in the kitchen and the electricity is powered from wind energy.
Essentials: No smoking, no pets, no parking (ask), sleeps 2 pax maximum (no exceptions). Includes all utilities and furnishings, very detailed owner's manual for apartment and neighborhood, along with owner's personalized restaurant map.
Expectations: Please note that Beacon Hill is on a hill in an urban historical zone, so there is a fair amount of walking when staying in this neighborhood. The Nest apartment is a 4th floor walk-up (3 flights of stairs; European 3rd floor) without an elevator, which may not be suitable for all guests.
We have other accommodations in the Beacon Hill neighborhood with different profiles, so just ask.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We've been renting high-quality furnished accommodations for over 9 years, exclusively in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.
Paul purchased this Condo in 2008
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Location, Location, Location!
We spent nearly 4 weeks in The Nest in May 2018. In that time, we visited virtually every part of the city using the "T", and ocassionally buses. It's only a 10 minute walk to a station for any "T" lines. Whole Foods, CVS, liquor store, laundromat, and several restaurants are all within a 5 minute walk. Less than a mile walk will get you to the State House, major Freedom Trail sites, Boston Commons, the downtown area, and more. The owner, Paul, has an excellent guest manual filled with tips. He is also very responsive.
We were initially a little intimidated by the 300 sq. ft. size and three flights of stairs. Neither turned out to be a problem. The apartment is small, but the layout very serviceable. Take the stairs slowly, and plan ahead.
A few small issues: The corridor to the stairway is pretty run down, don't let that scare you. The apartment is simply furnished, but has everything you need. The fire alarm is VERY sensitive, making it difficult to cook, even with the windows opened.
Bottom line, Boston was great and we we would return to The Nest in a heartbeat!
Great rental in the heart of Boston!
Great location, clean place.
Wonderful location, quiet, comfortable apartment with all I needed. I would definitely stay again.
I loved the location, you can walk to everything including two train stations and as many T stations. And the airport is just 15 minutes away. Beacon hill is a wonderful neighborhood with great historical character - you feel like you are in a village within a city with shops and restaurants, the Commons and the river running path all just a few blocks away. The building and lobby are is little worn, but it feels safe and secure. The flat is comfortable and equipped with all the basics. It is also at the back of the building and so quiet and private. The bed is very comfortable (very important!), there is good lighting, and there is alot of storage space with drawers under the bed as well as a well organized closet. There is a good internet connection. This is not the place for you if you can not climb stairs- it is a three steep story walk up with no elevator. For me this was only really a challenge getting my luggage up. The only real issue I had was with the heat - it is centralized in the building, the flat has a big old radiator that you only turn on or off and it is not clear what the schedule is - sometimes it was on in the morning, sometimes in the evening but not with any predictability. So you could come home to a freezing or a hot apartment depending on the day. There is an electric heater to supplement. Nothing to do in an old house but something to be aware of for longer winter stays. All in all I would highly recommend this apartment and hope to be back.
Cute apartment in a great area!
This was such a wonderful little apartment in a great area! We were able to walk to practically everything we did. I highly recommend.
Cozy aerie in the city!
Very comfortable, well equipped apartment in a great location!
Great place! Great location!
I loved staying here for the month I spent in Boston. It was a fantastic location, with lots of shops and parks nearby. Paul was a great host.
Just 2 minute walk to Freedom Trail at front of State House and the Boston Common one way and an urban Whole Foods grocer the other; 8 minutes walk to three subway 'T' lines and quaint Charles Street; 15 minute walk you will reach Faneuil Hall, Newbury Street, the North End, Theatre District and TD Garden for events.
Rates & Availability
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Rental periods greater than 1 month will include free cleanings; ask owner for details.