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Melissa Raffoni

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

North End Charm- 2 bedroom in ideal heart of Boston location.

24 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Boston Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6, A/C, DVD, Linens provided, 3k-4k monthly

If you are looking for a quiet, charming 2 bedroom in the heart of the North end, look no further. Unlike many in the North End, this condo is set back off the road in a beautifully renovated courtyard, that exudes so much 'North End' charm. Walking distance to all North End attractions and a 5 minute walk to public transportation makes this a perfect location for visiting Boston. Recently redecorated and painted.

$1k-1,300/week, $3-4k/month

Dishwaser, A/C, Cable TV, Free Common Laundry and Wi-Fi Available

4th floor (no elevator)

558 square feet

Sleeps 4-6 people with one queen size bed, a full futon bed, a single bunk bed (above the futon bed) and a couch in the living room.

5 day minimum

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Melissa Raffoni (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had such a great experience with this property! The apartment was clean and in a great part of Boston. The owner also had suggestions for traveling through the city and other helpful tips. The whole process was very easy and enjoyable."
Feb 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 24 traveler reviews

North End Charm- 2 bedroom in ideal heart of Boston location.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 26 reviews
5

Perfect North End apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect. The location was just as advertised, was easy to find, walking distance to everything it was clean and nice. If you like Italian food, there are 78 Italian restaurants in the North End that you can walk to from this apartment. Yvone and Melissa answered questions and concerns very quickly, they were great before we got there and during our stay. It is a small two bedroom with a kitchen and shower bath, perfect for sleeping and eating and holding your stuff for when you go out to see Boston. We would recommend this place for anyone that wants to check out Boston, it is not a place to have a rental car, only street parking, this place is for the walking tourist. Public transportation is close, ferry is close and train to other cities is also within walking distance. We would stay here again if we ever decide to visit Boston again. Great place to rent.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place, Great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

An Urban apartment with nicely useable spaces, furniture, and amenities. The two bedrooms are separated by the kitchen and living area which allows for a quieter, more private experience for everyone. We enjoyed the proximity to the freedom trail as well as the character of the North End neighborhood. We easily found great restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries within a couple of blocks of the place and enjoyed seeing the locals going about their business during all times of the day. The manager provided good communication before and during our stay. We'd recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location, Clean, Safe

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 (4 kids) stayed for 9 nights over Spring Break and truly enjoyed the place. Having never been to Boston before, I was concerned about safety for late-nights out, but quickly realized that this apartment is located in a very safe and well-lit area where others were always out and about. Entrance to the apartment is on the 4th floor of narrow, winding stairs, but we weren't bothered at all. The space was very clean, but is small... the bathroom is tight with small sink and small shower, the kitchen does not have a full-size refrigerator or dishwasher and has very little counter space... but we were prepared for that based off of pictures. It did not seem too small for the 6 of us, and we fit perfectly well for sleeping arrangements with 3 kids on in one bedroom (1 on top twin bunk, 2 on bottom full bunk) and on the living room sofa that flattened to a bed. My husband and I were glad to have our own space in a 2nd bedroom on a queen bed. There are closets with hangers in each room for our clothes, which was nice, and plenty of hooks in the kitchen entry for coats and bags to hang. There were plenty of power strips for all of us charging our electronics. There were plenty of nice, thick towels, and extra sheets. Laundry was shared off the stairwell, but worked just fine. The kitchen was stocked well for dishes and cookware for our family. We cooked most of our breakfasts and some lunches at the apartment, but enjoyed the huge selection of Italian restaurants for dinner just steps away from the place. It was nice to be able to bring back leftovers to eat for lunch since the portions at most of the restaurants are huge! The apartment has a very "dangerously" close proximity to Bova's Bakery, which in my family's opinion is far better for cannolis than the also nearby Mike's Pastry. We actually went to Bova's 3 times one day! Shhh!! Boston has so much to see and do, but with this being our first time visiting, the North End was an ideal area to be in, and the apartment itself was in a great location for TD Garden (10 min walk at most), wonderful restaurants (several within 5 minutes), Quincy Market (10 minutes), and of course, the Freedom Trail (a block). The T is about an 8 minute walk, and Uber took less than 15 minutes to and from the airport. One of my family's favorite part about our trip with all that we did and saw, was staying in this apartment. We would definitely stay again and definitely recommend for others.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is very thoughtful- thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Melissa
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5

Great space, in an great location

  • 5 of 5

I was pleasantly surprised at the spaciousness of our condo rental. The place was well-stocked with housewares, and really felt like a home for the duration of our stay. A great place to call home while visiting Boston!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location is perfect

  • 5 of 5

North end is fantastic. Zoe rental was great to respond to any inquiries. Yes, 4 flights up but manageable. Clean and walking to sightseeing and subway so convenient. Do not depend on clothes dryer.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your kind review. We try hard to be responsive- As a note- to minimize confusion, Zoe no longer manages the property- it is managed by the propert owner and her staff at the Raffoni Group.
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4

Cozy & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is located in the heart of the North End, but not on a main road. The side road was lit at night, however, I would feel uncomfortable walking it by myself. It is only about a 10 minute walk from the closest T (Haymarket) and very easy to get to if you follow Hanover Street. The apartment was small and cozy, as like most places in a big city and we were able to fit 5 adults comfortably. I will warn you that there is only air conditioners in the master bedroom, living room, and kitchen. The bunk bed room only has a window fan. Thankfully, it was cool enough at night to leave that on and not get hot. We didn't use any of the kitchen appliances except for the fridge so I can't speak to any of those. The bathroom is tight but functional. The stairs up are not that bad either, just old and noisy. I would recommend this apartment to people like us who just need a place to shower and lay our head at night. We did not spend much time there as we were non-stop for 5 days :) Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and being so close to everything. We would definitely stay here again because you really can't beat the price for being right in the city. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.6 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
North Station

Less than 2 miles to the Boston Museum of Science.

1 mile to the Museum of Fine Arts.

1 mile to the New England Aquarium.

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Rates & Availability

Boston Condo Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100

We require full rent 120 days prior to booking to hold your reservation. To hold your reservation prior to 120 days, we require 50% of rent to hold the reservation.

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Amenities

Boston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 558 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • One bedroom has a queen bed, the other bedroom has a futon sleeper with a twin bunk over the futon bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat

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