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Heart of Boston - Beacon Hill

Bedrooms 1
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom apartment in Boston's best neighborhood

Steps from the Boston Common and Public Garden, Freedom Trail, the Charles River, and the gold-domed State House, this charming 1 bedroom condo comfortably sleeps 4. Very close by are Faneuil Hall, the Esplanade, Mass General Hospital, the North End, Boston Garden, Newbury Street and Back Bay. And virtually all of Boston is easily accessible via the two nearby subway lines, including Harvard and Harvard Square, MIT, Fenway Park, Boston University, the South End and the Seaport District.

Our condo is a very private garden level unit with its own entrance. It has a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave, dishwasher and disposal; a living room with a 42 inch flat screen TV with cable; high-speed wifi. The bathroom has a tub and shower, a combined washer/dryer, and a heated toilet seat with built-in bidet :-). The bedroom has a queen-sized platform bed with plenty of drawer space. The living room has a comfortable couch, which converts to a comfortable queen size sofa bed, a love seat, a dining area, and a working fireplace. We also supply luxury linens and towels.

Beacon Hill, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston, is known for its colonial brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, and gas lamps. Beacon Hill is quiet and safe neighborhood, and one of the most desirable in Boston. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in the area, and interesting shops on nearby Charles Street.

It is fifteen minutes by taxi to the airport for about $25 or twenty-five minutes by public transportation for $2.50. South Station (which has the subway, Amtrak, and a bus terminal) is four stops away on the nearby Red Line subway and North Station is a fifteen minute walk.

You do not need a car to tour all of Boston. But if you do have a car, note that parking is limited. There is garage parking in the area ranging in price from $15 to $35 per day.

No smoking in or near the condo!

More Details

Carol Tepper
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Carol Tepper

My husband and I live in Lexington, which is a fairly near suburb to Boston so we know the area well and can help if you have questions about area attractions. We love spending time in Boston as well as traveling around the US and abroad.

Carol Tepper purchased this condo in 2014

Why Carol Tepper chose Massachusetts

We have found that we like to spend time in the city and decided that owning a condo to use ourselves sometimes would be a better alternative to expensive, impersonal hotel rooms. This also allows us to share our love of the area with others that would like to come into Boston.

What makes this condo unique

We love the Beacon Hill area because of the uniqueness of the neighborhood, but also our building was built in 1890 and it has a charm that you would never find in a modern building. Our condo has a private entrance and is on a relatively quiet street for being in the heart of the city.

From the City of Boston website: One of Boston's oldest communities, Beacon Hill gets its name from a beacon that once stood atop its hill to warn locals about foreign invasion. Approximately one square mile in size, Beacon Hill is bound by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Its architecture and lay- out is reflective of old colonial Boston, consisting of brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, narrow streets, and gas lamps. Beacon Hill is also home to the Massachusetts State House and America's first African Meeting House. Charles Street, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, is lined with antique shops and restaurants. Beacon Hill has been home to many notable Americans, including Louisa May Alcott, Oliver Wendell Homes, Daniel Webster, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and Senator John Kerry.


Beacon Hill Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a tub and shower, a washer/dryer combined unit, and a toilet seat that can be heated and has a built-in bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , the sleep sofa is in the living room and is queen size.
  • The bedroom has a queen platform bed with luxury linens and storage drawers in the bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Heart of Boston - Beacon Hill
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 67 reviews

Great place to stay in Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

This cozy first level apartment on Beacon Hill was a great location for our weekend in Boston- it was quiet, safe and conveniently located and much more interesting than a sterile hotel room. We walked 25 miles in 3 days with only occasional need for taxi, ferry or the Metro. Plenty of activities and eateries close by. The condo was well-appointed and very comfortable for our needs. If and when I go back to Boston, I will look at this VRBO first for availability. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Comfortable Condo on Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

My adult daughter and I came to Boston to see a couple of Red Sox games and enjoy Boston. This condo was the perfect fit for us. It was cozy. Well appointed and well stocked with all the necessities. The owner, Carol, actually met us at the condo to provide a tour of the place and show us where things were. Great places to eat within walking distance. A T stop only a few blocks way. Quiet location. A Whole Foods just down the street. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying at Cherrywood! We had plenty of room, yet felt homey and cozy during our stay. This property is in the best location! It is central to everything you could want to do in Boston. Boston is such a walkable city and also has an amazing public transportation system. No matter what you choose to do with your time in Boston staying at Cherrywood will put you close to the T stations and walkable sites. The Teppers are gracious hosts and very accommodating to your needs. I was able to be in close contact with them anytime I needed. I highly recommend this little gem in the heart of Boston!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location when visiting/touring Boston. Located within walking distance to so many spots - Boston Common, Newbury Street, the North End, Freedom Trail, and Fenway Park (2 mile walk, but beautiful). The apartment is comfortable and cozy, perfect for a family of 4 (even with 2 teen boys). Carol was very helpful in answering our questions about the area. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, convenient and quintessential Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

We were only in the apt. for a short time but enjoyed our stay.

Carol couldn't have been more helpful.

Pros: Location, convenience, all the comforts of home

Cons: Parking (don't bring a car)

We would come back, and we would recommend to friends

Would have loved to have creamer for coffee since coffee and tea were there and if I had known where to buy I would have left some.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Carol was amazing! The apartment is in the heart of everything you want to see and do. It felt like home.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hill Tavern
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Boston Harbor
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
MBTA subway
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Fin Sushi and Grill
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Wachusett Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Castle Island
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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