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CharmingStudio,full kitchen,fireplace & Victorian garden in historic South End

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Furnished studio, full bath, full sized kitchen, fireplace, queen bed, sleeps 2

An excellent hotel alternative, the unit is situated in Boston's trendiest neighborhood. The South End offers many cafes, boutiques, playgrounds, restaurants/bars. Theater, symphony, museums/art galleries, and beaches are all nearby, most within an easy walk. Also just minutes to Copley/Prudential mall, hospitals, and colleges/ universities with easy access to public transportation and major highways.

Enjoy living in the largest urban Victorian neighborhood in a beautifully detailed apartment. Take advantage of all the amenities of the neighborhood or walk to many of Boston's historic and cultural attractions. Then retreat to your own private space with a romantic fireplace and stained glass windows opening to the private garden.

If you need help deciding where to start, your hosts, long-time Boston residents, will happily provide suggestions for restaurants and attractions.

Parking: There is meter parking for: ($.25/12 minutes or pay with mobile phone app: ParkBoston). There are some free on-street visitor spots available (please read posted signs to avoid being ticketed and /or towed), and reasonably priced garages nearby. Please try the following mobile phone apps for locating parking:

SpotHero,, ParkWhiz. Or please contact us prior to your arrival if you are uncertain of where to park for additional information.

Alternatively, there are multiple types of public transportation just outside the apartment. Boston is a very walkable city.

More Details

Property Manager
Karoline Peralta
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Karoline Peralta

Long time Boston resident, I love where I live, enjoy meeting and talking to new people. I like to travel, spending time with friends and family, eating out, dancing, philanthropy, volunteering in my community, being creative, sports, interior design, theater, music, shopping, and being adventurous.

Karoline Peralta purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Karoline Peralta chose Massachusetts

Great location. Walking distance to everything. Full size kitchen and bath, and private patio. Also, accessible to public transportation, car and bike rentals, near the beach, golf, and much more.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, romantic, cozy, fireplace, private patio and garden, custom stained glass windows. Guest can walk to all major attractions: Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, Museums, restaurants, shopping, theater, etc.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Karoline went to great lengths to welcome me and make sure that I had everything needed to settle in comfortably. The studio itself is truly a wonderful space in an amazing (building and) neighborhood. It was very clean and well maintained. The furnishings were an thoughtful selection of fine New England pieces. The appliances worked well and the temperature was perfect. Karoline kept in touch throughout my stay. I will definitely return as soon as the opportunity arises. Many thanks to Karoline and Todd.
Apr 2016
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South End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking anywhere on the premises.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full size private tiled bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New queen size bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 40 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Unit features: -Queen bed -working fireplace -Maple floors and cabinetry -Tiled bath and spacious kitchen -Beautiful stained glass windows -Exclusive access to lovely garden -Laundry in the building -Fully equipped kitchen and towels/linens -All utilities included: heat/ hot water, electricity, local phone service, Direct TV, A/C, and high speed internet/ wi-Fi


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CharmingStudio,full kitchen,fireplace & Victorian garden in historic South End
average rating of 4.559322 based on 60 reviews

Cozy and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

Convenient location in Boston with easy access to public transportation (the T and bus). We were happy to find that google maps on our phones gave great directions/information using public transit. The studio is well equipped with filters for the coffee pot, dishes and cooking utensils, and a few basic seasonings for cooking. The keys are in a lock box behind a planter on the front steps, a little challenging to access, but convenient for arriving at an uncertain time. Entrance is up a few outside steps, then down a long narrow staircase inside to the basement. However, since the ground is a lower level in the back of the building, the studio has it's own door to exit to the back patio. The gate of the patio is locked (key provided) for security, and exits to alley behind property. We used this to enter and leave each day so we didn't have to track up and down the long staircase. There are a few breakfast and dinner places nearby, as well as a local market. Karoline sent an information packet before we arrived, which provided helpful local information. We didn't have a car (didn't need one), so we wanted to store our luggage after check out since our flight wasn't until the evening. South Station has a bag storage service in the BUS STATION (next door to subway station, access through Amtrak next to Track 1) on the 5th floor. $10 per bag, open at 7 am close at 11 pm. Very convenient and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved everything!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place! The studio was charming, the kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfast, the outside was peaceful and relaxing to have breakfast and wine and the location was awesome. We walked everywhere from the studio and ate at some amazing places. Thank you so much for allowing us to to stay here! We would totally stay here again and recommend it to anyone. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, PA

Quaint and comfortable get away

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay as you enjoy the city of Boston. Close to T stations, a fantastic Mexican restaurant up the street (El Centro), and other conveniences that one may need or want when on vacation (ex. coffee, corner store). The apartment was clean and in a nice neighborhood. We were fortunate to find a free parking space on Shamut Ave, a block away. We would stay there again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed out time in this lovely apartment. Perfect location in the South End, with lots of attractions and restaurants in easy walking distance. Quiet and comfortable, the room was exactly what we were looking for to ease our trip home to California from Denmark.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really a sweet and clean little room

  • 5 of 5

It was so wonderful staying in the south end of Boston, because it was so close to delicious food yet away from the big hassle of the downtown. The room was clean and comfortable not to mention very private. What a lovely stay we will be back

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for us to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were part of the neighborhood. Close to lots of restaurants, only half mile walk to Prudential building!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our property and great neighborhood. We love living here.
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Newbury Street
"Great shops, restaurants, unique boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, outdoor cafes, and..."
Fenway Park
"Just a short walk from the apartment or a free pedi-cab ride away. Visit one of the oldest a..."
Head Of The Charles Regatta
"Go cheer on your alma mater at the most prestigious international rowing competition held in..."
Freedom Trail
"Follow the Freedom Trail and retrace the steps taken by of our nations forefathers towards i..."
Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall
"Great shops and restaurants under the stars."
TD Banknorth Garden
"Become a super fan and cheer on the Bruins, Celtics, rocks concerts, or the circus at this g..."
Old North Church
"Hear the voice of Paul Revere and the vision of the lights "one if by land and two if by sea..."
Boston Common
"The oldest public park in the US, the Common is a great location to experience the change of..."
Public Garden
"Walk around or sit under hundred plus year old trees. Ride the world famous Swan Boats, or ..."
Boston Public Library
"This is where art, literature and architecture meet. Or photograph yourself crossing the fin..."
"Bordering the South End, China Town offers great dinning and shopping."
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Paul Revere House
"Great tour that should be followed by tasting the wonderful flavors of the North End."
Granary Burying Ground
"See what famous people are buried in this historical cemetery."
Downtown Crossing
Top of the Hub
"Just minutes from the apartment enjoy spectacular 365 degree views of the city and many fine..."
Granary Burying Ground
"See what famous people are buried in this historical cemetery."
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Flour Bakery & Cafe
"Great place to meet friends for coffee and yummy pastries."
South End
"The place to be in the city. So why wont you come to stay in the country's oldest Victorian..."
Frog Pond
Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Massachusetts State House
"Amazing reflections on the building of surrounding architecture."
TD Banknorth Garden
"Become a super fan and cheer on the Bruins, Celtics, rocks concerts, or the circus at this g..."
Giacomo's Restaurant
"A taste of the North End without leaving the South End just minutes outside our door."
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
The Capital Grille
Back Bay
"Many shops, historical stops, restaurants, art galleries, etc."
Boston Waterfront
"Visit the Constitution, aquarium, walk around Christopher Columbus Park and more."
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
King's Chapel
Toscanini's Ice Cream
"Ice cream lovers paradise."
Alibi Lounge
Atlantic Fish Company
The Paramount
"Beautiful and historic theater in the revitalized theater district."
Prudential Building
"Great shopping and dinning just minutes from the apartment."
The Shops at Prudential Center
"Awesome drinks, beautiful people, and good food."
The Beehive
"Great live music and ethnic menu."
Boston Opera House
"Architecturally amazing. Home of the Boston Ballet and many other theatrical productions. "
Tremont 647
"Good food and atmosphere."
B & G Oysters
"Nice selection, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and pleasant atmosphere."
Hamersleys Bistro -- CLOSED
"Fine dinning, consistent food quality, and excellent service."
"Very nice French cuisine just down the street."
"Fun atmosphere - Latin-based cuisine with regular events and music."
Boston Pops Symphony Hall
"One of the premier Orchestras in the US. Attend attend an Orchestra or Pops performance in ..."
The Bell In Hand Tavern
"One of (if not the) oldest continually operated taverns in the US, the Bell in Hand is a mus..."
Orpheum Theatre
"Recently renovated - another great part of Boston's theater district."
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum
"Collection of artifacts and materials about one of the most important 20th century president..."
Vejigantes Restaurant
"Very good food, nice service, and nice ambiance all for a good price."
"Very good South America fare, featuring arepas for lunch and an excellent weekend brunch."
El Centro Mexican Restaurant
"Modern Mexican fare right in the neighborhood."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Franklin Park Links
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Blue Hills
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Carson's Beach

One of Boston's trendiest neighborhood .The South End offers many cafes, boutiques, playgrounds, restaurants/bars. Theater, symphony, museums/art galleries, and beaches are all nearby, most within an easy walk. Also just minutes to Copley/Prudential mall, hospitals, and colleges/ universities with easy access to public transportation and major highways.

Easily accessible from the air port by taxi or public transportation. It is on several bus lines (43, 1, and Silver Line's 4 & 5) and train lines (Green E, and Orange Line). Bus # 43 and Silver line's 4 & 5: Rutland St. stop Bus # 1 Tremont St. stop Green Line train E: Prudential stop Orange Line train: Massachusetts Ave. stop Accessible from highway routes 93 and 95/Mass Turn Pike


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

Check in is 4:00 pm or later and check out is 11:00 am. There is a $70.00 charge for early check in, late check out and/or baggage storage.

Payment options are credit card, paypal, and/or cash. Non cash or E-checks processing fees are charged back to guest. 2.5% for credit cards(US)/ 3.37% for international, and 3% for paypal. Refund Policy: 60 days prior 100%, 30 days=50%, 15 days=25%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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