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Charles St, Beacon Hill Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Just 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 and DVD player with DVD collection, large walk-in closet.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 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.

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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Beacon Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 380 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Charles St, Beacon Hill Hideaway
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 63 reviews
Staten Island

Perfect couple cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5
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We would stay there again without hesitation - just lovely

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

I studied the options for a couple of years b/4 I decided on this property. I wanted a place where my daughters, who both live in New England, could come & celebrate my birthday w/me. It was the perfect place to relax after a morning or afternoon exploring the city or an evening out for dinner. The set up was efficient & comfortable, the location exceptional, and the design genius. It was beautifully appointed w/lovely architectural detail & high ceilings that gave volume to the small space so it never felt small or cramped. Even the bathroom, which looked tiny in the picture, didn't feel cramped. The apartment couldn't have worked out better. My daughter's visits overlapped, but even for the one day all three of us we're together we were very comfortable. Cannot say enough about this great space. Robin was great to work with. Highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Another Fine Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Another fine time in Beantown, this time on Charles St. My wife and I have stayed here several times and each has been a great experience. The other reviews say it all about the location and nearby attractions. Apart from its cleanliness and quality of appointments, there is something so comfortable, so homey, so well thought out, so right about this apartment. If you’ve never had the apartment experience while traveling, give it a try. If you’re considering this apartment, you can’t go wrong.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Close to restaurants, shopping, T. Just a block from river. So many places/sights within easy walking distance (1-2 mi). Safe neighborhood and quiet property. Excellent communication from owner. Property is very clean and updated. Highly recommend. Thank you Robin!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Edinburgh, UK

Charles Street Charm!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this absolutely beautiful Charles Street apartment in late August of this year.

Having stayed in the Beacon Hill area the year before, we specifically looked for something right in the district's heart, and boy, this apartment did not disappoint! :)

The apartment itself is close to everything you could possibly need - beautiful stores, a Whole Foods, bars, restaurants... you name it!

Boston Common and its T stop are just a short walk away (less than 10 minutes), as is downtown Boston and the equally historic North End and Quincy Market (give or take 15-20 minutes, depending on how fast you walk!).

Boston is a city best explored on foot, so this apartment afforded us that amazing opportunity.

The interior of the apartment was just full of charm and original features - clean/spotless, very comfortable, a full kitchen, a TV, a very cosy bed... just an amazing use of space.

Robin is always just an email or call away, and we would like to (once again) thank her.

We will definitely think of this place the next time we visit Boston, and would have no doubt recommending it to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5
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Super location and a very comfortable space.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100

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.

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