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Enchanting Beacon Hill Retreat - the Heart of Boston

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Beacon Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Massachusetts

Location, Location, Location!

It's in historic Beacon Hill which is safe and has a great neighborhood feel. It's within walking distance of all the Boston must-see sites.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Robin and Mickey for sharing your lovely apartment. Our first trip to Boston has been memorable and the confort and coziness of your place added to the charm that is Boston! Cheers!
Nov 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

Enchanting Beacon Hill Retreat - the Heart of Boston
average rating of 4.9315066 based on 94 reviews
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

What a quaint and lovely apartment, incredibly well appointed in such a fantastic location in Boston. Our host Robin was very accommodating to our requests and was so quick to respond. We loved our stay in such great city, just wish we could have stayed even longer. We will definitely return especially if #51/4 is available.

Thank you Robin so much.

Kind regards

Keith & Jackie T

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful Beacon Hill Studio Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming Beacon Hill studio apartment. Really clever interior design features make this single room and bath plus sleeping loft feel like a much larger space. Placement of the very comfortable furniture divides the space into separate zones for eating, socializing and sleeping. Decorative touches are eclectic and a little bit quirky making you feel you are a guest in a well-loved pied-a terre. Restaurants on Charles St are an easy walk down Beacon Hill's utterly charming streets with their colonial era townhouses. Drug and small grocery stores are close by. We enjoyed Sunday morning coffee watching sailboat races on the Esplanade along the Charles River, about a 20 minute walk from the apartment. What a wonderful base from which to explore Boston!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect location in Beacon Hill!

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly appointed studio apartment in lovely Beacon Hill! You just can't do better than this one! Our new favorite!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Charming Apartment in Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming little apartment. The apartment is very small and you have to crawl into the bed that is in the alcove. But the bed is very comfortable and the apartment is adorable. It is well furnished and has everything you might want in the kitchen area. It is in an excellent location within walking distance to many restaurants and tourist locations. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Boston.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Experience Boston in Quaint apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Renters were very gracious and helpful. As far as the apartment it is in a great location, clean, and equipped with everything you might need. If travelling to Boston would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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In the Heart of Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came to Boston for a medical appointment and a weekend getaway. We both had been before. Robin's apartment is perfectly located for everything. Easy to use the T and we also used Uber and Lift. Very easy to get around. Robin is a brilliant host and very responsive. We are already planning our next trip and we look forward to staying at Robin's again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

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

Rates & Availability

Beacon Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
 
 
Spring/Summer/Fall
Apr 18 2017 - Nov 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $75

Rates are subject to change. Holiday rates vary. Contact owner.
4 night minimum for weekends and holidays.
Marathon weekend is $325 per night.

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

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Amenities

Beacon Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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