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Charles St, Beacon Hill Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 380 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Renovated studio apartment on fabulous Charles Street!

Completely renovated in the summer of 2012, this studio apartment is a joy to experience. Second floor walk-up with two large, sunny windows facing the back of the building. Very private and you don’t get Charles St. traffic noise. Non-working but gorgeous marble fireplace. The “small is beautiful” mantra fits in every way. It includes a fully equipped, extremely functional kitchen with new appliances, an eat-in kitchen counter, living room, desk, dining table and chairs and a cozy bed nook that is hidden from view. Quality linens and towels. The bathroom has a shiny new tub and vanity that fit in beautifully with the 1920’s black and white basket weave tile floor. The owner/architectural designer has anticipated your every need and provides you with a beautiful little package that is so inviting, it feels like you’ve stepped into your own new home. You'll love walking downstairs and being in the center of sweet Charles Street, with everything at your finger tips.

Fresh, cozy and comfortable. Staying here is a memorable and unique experience.

Free WiFi, a Hi-Fi radio with an iPod dock, 42 inch flat screen TV, large walk-in closet.

We have another property on Beacon Hill so you are welcome to ask if it is available if your dates are already reserved.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

About Robin

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 Hancock St. as well.

Robin purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Robin chose Massachusetts

Charles Street on Beacon Hill! Need I say more? Can't beat the location.

What makes this apartment unique

Once again, Charles Street! It's awesome and close to everything.The apartment is bright with extra large windows and yet is very private. It's sparkling clean and is a wonderful place to land at the end of a busy day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent 4 amazing nights in this beautiful Charles St apartment.

Quiet, cozy, and everything you could ask for at your finger door step!
Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.16 Miles
The Sevens
Nearest Train
1 Miles
South Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.16 Miles
Car: not necessary

Ideally located for visiting the rest of the city, Charles St is Beacon Hill's main street. Catering mainly to the surrounding affluent neighborhood are wonderful food shops such as Savenour’s, upscale clothing boutiques, antique stores and enticing cafes and restaurants. At one point, this street earned the honor of 'the most civilized street in America”. The evidence is clear: graceful homes, pretty facades, well-tended gardens, flower pots all abloom – all pointing to a well loved and cared for neighborhood.

Beacon Hill is one of Boston's smallest and most historic neighborhoods, featuring rows of brownstones and grand townhouses. Within this area, the most exclusive is Louisburg Square, which until this day remains as one of Boston's most sought after, and expensive addresses. Louisa May Alcott lived there and John Kerry lives there now.

The area is also a treasure trove for fans of the famous local architectural icon, Charles Bulfinch (the man behind the nearby State House, among others), who designed many of the patrician homes on Beacon Hill.

The famous Boston Gardens and Commons are at one end of Charles Street and the other end takes you to Mass. General Hospital or the Boston Esplanade and walkway along the Charles River.


Beacon Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 380 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Free WiFi, a Hi-Fi radio with an iPod / MP3 mount, 40 inch flat screen TV and DVD player with DVD collection, large walk-in closet.


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Charles St, Beacon Hill Hideaway
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 70 reviews
Alton, NH

I will definitely return .......

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely return to this cozy, very quiet hideaway where one walks

out of the door onto a neighborhood street full of a variety of restaurants, clothing/gift shoppes, small grocery stores, a delicious candy store and a wonderful bakery as well as a post office and cleaners -- everything one would need. Location, location -- perfect for walking to Beacon Hill, Boston Commons, Freedom Trail, Esplanade, North End, Newbury Street and the MGH area with more restaurants and a Whole Foods and drug stores. The apartment is perfect -- a well equipped kitchen, a very comfortable bed, the cutest closet, a very cooling ceiling fan as well as air conditioning, a great shower as well as a tv/dvd player with a nice selection of videos. There are travel guide books and information sheets for the area and directions as to how to operate items in the apartment and even a sewing basket! The owner has thought of everything to make your stay perfect........she is most accommodating..... I know that you will enjoy your stay as I enjoyed mine !!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

1. Location: wow! Right in the heart of beautiful Beacon Hill. What a fantastic place to stay while in Boston.

2. Comfort: the apartment has everything you need, and more! Super cozy. Super comfy for 2-3 people. The bed is AMAZING! It was just my daughter and I and we could not have been happier.

3. Beautiful: The apartment is BEAUTIFUL! So well done.

4. Accessible: The owner, Robin, was VERY accessible when I had questions. Loved that.


  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Week!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had at Beacon Hill Hideaway! Walking distance to everything! Fenway Park, the North End, Harvard, you name it!

The condo had everything you could ask for. And if it didn't, all other amenities were a mere minutes away by foot. Would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Boston!

Thanks Robin for all your help!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our son is new to the Coast Guard and is stationed in Boston. We found this apartment and it was WONDERFUL. Everything was just perfect...the apartment was so cute and in the middle of Charles street...we felt like locals. It was walking distance to everything...Newbury street is really close with really nice shops. I think our favorite street was right there on Charles street...we loved Nino's, which was across the street from the apartment. We walked to Fenway to see the REDSOX/YANKEE game. We walked to Quincy Market and the North End. We will be back to visit Boston and will for sure rent Robin's apartment again. It was the BEST!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed my stay here. The apartment was the perfect size for my needs and was great to come over to Beacon Hill from Back Bay. Setting up my home to be sold and needed a space to move to for a few days. Robin was always available and all instructions were sent to me and even more information at the apartment. The mattress was comfortable, loved the fact you had a DVD player and the kitchen and bathroom had everything one would need. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back to Charles Street! The apartment is thoughtfully stocked with sundries and supplies-- the bed is comfortable and all the furnishings are really nice. Robin responds quickly to all questions, the rental process was so easy. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $80

Stay 7 nights and get $100 off!
4 night minimum for weekends and holidays.
Rates are subject to change. Holiday rates vary. Contact owner.
Request separate check of $150 for security/damage deposit.
Christmas - New Years rate is $295 per night.
Marathon weekend $330 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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