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Beacon Hill -- 'Luci Bella' elegant one bedroom plus daybed

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Beacon Hill Condo Rental Photos and Description

Boutique quality accomodation with the best of old and new

We've been renting high-quality furnished accommodations for over 8 years, exclusively in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. This location is stellar, just 3 minutes walking distance to Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, an organic grocery store, nice wine shops, restaurants and many more conveniences and Boston attractions.

We do not charge extra for cleaning, credit card fees nor security deposits. Currently there are no extra taxes. A booking/service fee may be added by the respective listing agency and is out of our control.

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Welcome to an elegant one bedroom apartment in a building from the late 1800's, located at the very top of the Hill and the center of downtown Boston. This luxury accommodation includes a separate bedroom with a vintage quality queen-sized bed, a spacious open plan kitchen and living area and a bathroom with high-end fittings and custom marble shower.

Beautifully restored original windows that can be raised with one finger, exposed beams and brick and a charming little decorative fireplace capture the time period. Located on the 4th floor rear of the building for a quiet stay and nice afternoon sun. This is a recently100% renovated high-end boutique apartment designed by a master architect and built by master craftsmen.

Named "Luci Bella", this apartment derives its inspiration from the antique Italian bed sconces. With a leaning towards classic Italian design, and an eclectic mix of fixtures and lamps and old windows, we've had fun creating a comfortable and very livable home away from home.

Sleeping: The bedroom has a high quality queen size bed with plush firm Beautyrest mattress; down pillows and nice linens. In the living room, the day bed is an organic bamboo-fiber mattress twin-size for one separate person with the same nice linens and pillows.

Electronics: Excellent wi-fi in living room and bedroom. Living room has 40" new HD television w/ internet connectivity for Amazon, Hulu, Sony Unlimited, Pandora, etc. music and video streaming services. Subscriptions not included but log-in your own or sign-up. Cable is standard plus package (CBS, ABC, CNN, CNBC, ESPN, HBO, Showtime, etc.) DVD/CD Player. A window unit air conditioner in the living room during the summer season, fancy fan year-round. Telephone provided with free U.S. and Canada calling.

Bathroom/Kitchen: Shower (no bathtub) with very high-end rosebud overhead spray and separate hand shower option. Hair-dryer in the linen closet plus all towels. 4 burner gas stove, Bosch silent dishwasher, standing refrigerator/freezer. Microwave, coffee maker, iron & board.

Eco-Green: Aside from a great example of small-space design in a location that promotes walking and public transportation; bed linens and pillows are Eco-certified and cleaning agents, paper supplies and soaps/shampoos are earth-friendly whenever possible. We recycle. Cloth shopping totes are hanging at the door and the electricity is generated from wind. We re-used old wood from the demolition where possible, the insulation layers use old shredded jeans, and we installed a cork sub-layer for softer floors and additional noise mitigation.

Essentials: No smoking, no pets, no parking (ask), sleeps 3 maximum (no exceptions), not suitable for small children. Includes all utilities and furnishings. The owner has written a very detailed manual for the apartment and a personal guide for all services and restaurants in the neighborhood.

Expectations: Please note that Beacon Hill is on a hill in an urban historical zone, so there is a fair amount of walking if staying in this neighborhood. The apartment is a 4th floor walk-up (3 flights of stairs) without an elevator and may not be suitable for all guests.

We have other accommodations in the Beacon Hill neighborhood with different profiles, so just ask.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Paul
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would sincerely like to thank owner Paul. This was a truly great holiday. I lived in Boston some time ago and had managed to obtain some cheap flights back for a weeks vacation with my partner. This apartment was the perfect way to spend our time. Superbly located, everything is within walking distance and my favourite all time supermarket 'Wholefoods' is just around the corner. The apartment is everything others have already said, so cozy and comfortable, beautifully appointed in unassuming quaint deco and so well planned out. Fantastic is all we can say. A great job Paul - thank you!
Nov 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beacon Hill -- 'Luci Bella' elegant one bedroom plus daybed
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 21 reviews
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Great Apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Beacon Hill location. Finished very nicely. Down pillows,soft lighting, great location. Kitchen adequate. I would stay there again. Entrance to the apartment is completely different than the apartment itself so if you are expecting upscale you will have it once you open the door of the apartment but prior to that the entrance appears more like low income apartment in a great part of the city. As long as the entrance is not a problem and you don't mind stairs this is a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Beacon Hill

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is located on a beautiful, quiet street. Easy walking distance to grocery store, subway stop, great bar, and downtown attractions. Although it is an older building, the property itself was more than adequate for 2 adults.

Our only negative experience was the neighbors invited a group of loud, intoxicated friends on Saturday night who didn't leave until after 3 am. We could hear everything through the walls.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I did my best to identify where this noise originated, as I do know the neighbors, but after a fair amount of analysis and inquiry, I was unsuccessful. It is a very quiet building, and this is my first ever complaint in 8 years of a noise related issue. We actually insulated the floor, the ceiling and the one partition wall with extra noise mitigating insulation during the renovation as written in the description, so perhaps through the windows or door... or a one-off party or a short-term rental gone bad? ... I just couldn't figure it out. As I relayed directly, I'm sincerely sorry the experience wasn't a perfect one as I aim for a very high standard. All the best.
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5

What a treasure on Beacon Hill!

  • 5 of 5

I came to Boston to deliver my 18 year old daughter to Simmons College. I arrived a few days early to explore the city and was thrilled by the location and the charm of Luci Bella. It was the perfect home away from home. The apartment was super clean and very comfortable. I loved the lending library, cookbooks and guide books as well. I can only hope it is available the next time I visit my daughter! Thank you Paul.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the comforts of Luci Bella and the library of books and cookbooks. I look forward to welcoming you back when you're in town to visit your daughter. I've actually had a few guests that are regulars for that block of 4 years! Happy Travels, Paul
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5

Elegantly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our stay at "Luci Bella"! It was a perfect choice for our stay during the Boston Marathon. The 3 flights of stairs were a bit much but we got used to it by the end of our stay. The 400 square foot apartment was the perfect size for my husband and I. Lots of storage space to put our luggage out of the way. It felt like our home for the 5 days we were there. Paul was nice enough to have an early check in so we could start our holiday early. We would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I look forward to welcoming you back someday. Happy Travels, Paul
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5

Excellent Apartment Well Located

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 3 months while attending a course in Boston's North End so I am well acquainted with the property. It is a pleasant place to stay in the heart of Beacon Hill. It is easy to get to the apartment via the subway from the airport. It is only a short walk from the subway stop. Most anything you may need is close at hand (Whole Foods, CVS, restaurants, liquor store, etc.). Boston Common and all of downtown is only a short walk away. Uber is another great option for getting around. Paul was easy to work with and responsive on the rare occasion I needed anything. As others have said, the apartment is a walk up. Those not able or inclined to walk up three flights of stairs should look elsewhere. A coin operated washer and dryer is available for your use on the first floor. This was my home away from home for three months and I very much enjoyed it. I think you will too. I plan to return in the future. Thanks Paul..... Scott

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in the heart of Beacon Hill.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful trip back in time. Lots of neat period-correct details, and very nicely remodeled. A lovely time. Thank you, Paul for your hospitality and graciousness as a host.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Good travels! Paul
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Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

Beacon Hill Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
$3,175
 
 
Marathon
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,690
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Christmas/New Years weeks will be charged at the Peak rates.
Boston Marathon week, considered super-peak will be charged at Peak rate +35%
Off-peak may sometimes be limited to weekly or monthly
Rental periods greater than 1 month will include free cleanings; ask owner for details
Net pricing, all cleaning fees, payment fees, taxes, rental fees included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Beacon Hill Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower; high end fittings and marble
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Living Room Daybed - 1 twin/ single , Plush mattress of organic bamboo fibre (sleep to believe)
    Separate Bedroom - 1 queen , Plush-firm BeautyRest mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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