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Enchanting Beacon Hill Retreat - the Heart of Boston

68 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

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

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 68 traveler reviews

Enchanting Beacon Hill Retreat - the Heart of Boston
average rating of 4.9264708 based on 78 reviews
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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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Lovely Condo In Boston

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came to Boston for vacation this year. Neither one of us had been before. We immediately fell in love with Robins apt. It was the perfect location as we walked pretty much everywhere (Fenway park, freedom trail, esplanade, and Boston common.) We would sometimes take the Uber if we were feeling lazy but it was never over 10 dollars. We absolutely loved our stay. Also, the apt is well stocked with almost anything you would need. Thank you Robin for such a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Comfortable and cozy in historic Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in a fabulous neighborhood. All of the comforts of home in an historic and picturesque neighborhood that is steps to Boston Common. The owners were communicative and lovely. Hghly recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Place to Experience Boston

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little apartment in a traditional brownstone in a perfect location. This place met all of our needs and is located in Beacon Hill where you have easy access walking distance to the Boston Garden & Common, theatre district, freedom trail, Newbury Strret, and dozens of restaurants. The apartment itself has all the comforts you can want with "old Boston" period feel and decor. The VRBO (Robin) was extremely good to work with, same day response to my email questions, gave good written advice on some of the neat things to see and do around Beacon Hill. This was a five star experience that I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great place; great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in Boston. This cozy rental has everything you need and is in a great location. So many things within walking distance. The rental process was very easy and the owner was very prompt in responding. Would rent here again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Little gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice apartment in the Beacon Hill neighborhood! The location is perfect for walking to many historical sights, the Common, shopping areas, hospital and grocery. Inside is a cozy spot and quiet retreat. Would come back again and highly recommend. The owners made the process of renting for three nights very easy.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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

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Rates & Availability

Beacon Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer/Fall
Apr 20 2016 - Nov 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,650
 
 
Winter
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

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

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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