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Beacon Hill Townhouse walking distance to Massachusetts General Hospital

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Private apartment on Beacon Hill

Your own first floor apartment in a charming gas lit neighborhood with all the convenience and excitement of the city at your feet. This is a one bedroom with one double/full sized bed, ideal for a single person or a couple.

Charming private apartment nestled among single family townhouses in the heart of historic Beacon Hill just steps from Charles Street. Restaurants, gourmet food shops, cafes, and art galleries are within walking distance. The historic 50 acre Boston Commons, Public Garden, The Freedom Trail, and the Boston Athenaeum are a few blocks away.

Historic Greek revival private townhouse in Boston's most desirable neighborhood. The apartment is full of art, period pieces, high ceilings, a small kitchen, one full size bed, cable TV, iHome, and wireless internet.

Ideal for a single person or a couple. There is only one double/full size real bed. Although the apartment is optimal for one or two people we have had numerous requests from families. To accommodate this we have acquired an inflatable twin size bed and a Graco Pack 'N Play portable crib.

Air conditioning and access to free laundry in the basement. The apartment is very private. You can come and go as you please. There are usually a couple of other people in the house. There are two other apartments. One upstairs and one down. You will hear people coming and going or chatting in the front hall.

The house is very quiet. No partying going on. There are no pets in the building.

Basement washing machine and dryer. No charge.

Bed linens and soft towels are provided.

Fixings for coffee and tea are included.

I'll make sure you feel welcome and right at home.

Enter through a shared main hall just a few steps up from the street. From the entrance hall you have a locked door to your own private, first floor apartment. I'll be there to greet you and show you around the apartment and answer any questions.

I work at home in an office on the first floor and I live upstairs with my family. I am usually in the building or in the neighborhood if you have any questions or need advice on where to go and what to see. I'm not a whiz with electronics but If you're having trouble with the TV remote or the a/c, I can find someone who can sort it out. I'm not even writing this myself.

Beacon Hill is a unique village in the middle of the city. The locals are out and about walking their dogs, taking their kids to school, going down to the corner for ice cream, a walk along the Charles River, or meeting friends for coffee. The area is extremely safe, family neighborhood.

MGH/Charles Street subway stop on the Red Line is just 2 blocks away. Back Bay and the Financial District are within walking distance. Bike rental (Hubway) is one block away. All other neighborhood are accessible by subway or cab.

Trash and recycling days are Monday and Friday in case you want to put something out. You can put something out after 5 pm the night before, and up to 7 am on the day of. Putting out something outside of these times may result in a fine.

More Details

Bernardo Fruciano
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Bernardo Fruciano

I've lived in this neighborhood with my family for 35 years. I was born and raised in Boston, in the old West End. I am a retired architect. I am almost always in the house or nearby. I've traveled extensively. Both my parents were born in Sicily. I am very friendly. I love to meet new people. I love a good joke and know all the ins and outs of living in the city. There is no better place to live in Boston.

Bernardo Fruciano purchased this apartment in 1975

Why Bernardo Fruciano chose Massachusetts

This property is located on a very nice block of townhouses. There are many stores and restaurants within walking distance. Boston's principal attractions and transportation connections are all within walking distance.

What makes this apartment unique

From this location you can get to and from all the major activities in Boston in just a few minutes.


Head Of The Charles Regatta
"Exciting weekend. Great day for a picnic on the Charles."
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
"Great bakery. Croissants to die for. Recently opened up a new bakery at 70 Charles St at the..."
"Our favorite restaurant. Gotta book in advance and will set you back about 75/pp w/o wine bu..."
Boston Athenaeum
"Fantastic library. Spectacular architecture. Go and read a book and imagine you are in Bosto..."
Gibson House Museum
Nichols House Museum
"What daily life was like on Beacon Hill 100 years ago. Amazing place."
Longfellow National Historic Site
Barker Center
Houghton Library
"Great private library. Tours to the public on Friday."
Flour Bakery & Cafe
"Bricco Panneteria - go for the bread shop down the alley next to the restaurant. You'll be t..."
Galleria Umberto
"Really is the best pizza in Boston."
South End Open Market @ Sowa
"Best place to spend a Sunday. Open food market and art galleries. And great people watching!"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Beacon Hill Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Boston Harbor Cruise
Nearest Train
4 Miles
South Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary


Beacon Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full bathroom with bath and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • There is one double-sized bed. We can provide a crib/playpen and there is also a single-sized inflatable mattress.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating


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Beacon Hill Townhouse walking distance to Massachusetts General Hospital
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Very nice property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Owner Bernardo greeted us upon our arrival and showed us the rooms, explained some of the features and was very hospitable. The bed (a double bed) was comfortable for my spouse and I (we're not big people). The bedroom is at the back of the property and we didn't hear any traffic or other noise at night. The property is in a location that allows one to easily walk to the Commons, the Freedom Trail and the North End where there are plenty of restaurants. Bernardo has done a really nice job of decorating the living room with interesting items. If we return to Boston, we would want to use this VRBO again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stan and his wife were the type of people that make hosting a pleasure. They were interesting polite and a pleasure to have in our apartment.
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Convenient, Comfortable, Cosy

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for one week on our first visit to Boston. Bernardo met us, showed us the ropes, and then it was just like living locally, which we enjoyed.

This apartment was precisely as described and pictured. It is small - but it works for two people.

The kitchen is the most challenging space, as we like to eat-in for our breakfast and dinner as much as possible. That was difficult due to the presence of a large, old-fashioned stove (not used) and a microwave on top of the fridge that requires a certain height to reach it. Nonetheless, everything was in working order and we managed the space challenges!

The location was terrific, in easy walking distance to Charles-MGT, Boston Common, the Public Garden, the start of the Freedom Trail, Back Bay and, of course, Charles Street, Beacon Hill.

For most of our stay, we didn't have the best weather, but we enjoyed glorious sunshine on the last day and a bit, and it was lovely.

Bernardo's apartment is a convenient, comfortable and cosy spot to enjoy Boston.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday in Boston

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very well located in historic Beacon Hill and close to a subway station for longer trips - to Harvard, JFK Presidential Library etc. Plenty of restaurants nearby. The accommodation was very comfortable for two people with no traffic noise. Host Bernardo greeted us on arrival and made us welcome, even loaning us his membership card for free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conveniently Located Quiet Private

  • 5 of 5

Toured sites in Boston and Cambridge for a week without a car.

Was able to walk to many places including to have meals, shop, nail services, drugstore, stroll in the Gardens.

Quick response for cab rides or Uber.

Proprietor, Bernardo, very helpful if needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm and Convenience!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored staying in this attractively appointed apartment with a true Beacon Hill feel where Bernardo welcomed us like family! Close to the T stop, a valet parking garage, and shops. And a quick T ride or Uber to universities in Cambridge, or to the airport. Every little convenience has been thought of from the well-stocked kitchen with lovely antique dishes, to the air and heat units that keep one very comfortable, to the bath with clean fluffy towels, soaps, and even a tiny sewing kit. A nice display of books and brochures of the Boston area and beyond was very helpful. The decor, art, and furnishings were a pleasure to the soul after a long day. We'll definitely request to stay again on our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy apartment in a great neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

The neighbourhood was perfect for our vacation. Historic and short walk to several restaurants.

The apartment is cozy. Nicely decorated.

Bernardo is great. Pleasant. Helped us get settled when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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