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Beautiful Beacon Hill! Prestigious, historic heart of Boston! Sweet 1-bd condo.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 2-4

Renovated, sweet one-bedroom condo. The 500 square foot, 2nd floor apartment (that's a 1st floor in Europe) in an attractive brick building is in the very center of Boston's historic district on coveted Beacon Hill. Two blocks to the Boston Common and Public Garden! One block to the shops, boutiques and restaurants on Charles Street.

New kitchen, new bathroom, spacious bedroom, lofty ceilings and plenty of light from the tall windows make this place sparkle!

Quaint brick buildings, cobblestones and gas lamps, restaurants, cafes, fabulous bakeries and cute boutiques - this is your neighborhood. Leave your car behind and walk to everything!

With its attention to detail and comfort, this condo will welcome you back after a busy day exploring all that Boston has to offer.

Start your day with a run along the river, then take in some history on the Freedom Trail. Head over to Newbury Street for serious shopping, and in the evening choose from dozens of restaurants ranging from cozy pubs to world renowned, or catch a show in the Theatre District - it is all within a few minutes scenic walk.

For an enthusiastic appraisal of the neighborhood, read what VRBO (HomeAway's partner) wrote about our 3-bedroom condo in the same building: vrbo 285427.

The Unique Benefits of this Condo: Location, location! Beacon Hill is the heart of this historic city, the most central location from which to explore the best of Boston. All the major tourist attractions are easily accessible, most of them within a short walk. At the same time, Beacon Hill is a real neighborhood with grocery stores, a bakery, a post office, as well as boutiques and cafes, where you will feel welcome and at home.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Owner

My husband and I hail from Ireland and France originally, and met as students at UC Berkeley.

We have lived in Boston for almost 3 decades, and absolutely love the city.

Owner purchased this condo in 1996

Why Owner chose Massachusetts

Boston is beautiful, historic, the most European of American cities. It is very user-friendly, very walkable, and offers a wonderful array of activities and destinations within the city itself - something to delight everyone.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(107 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beacon Hill! Prestigious, historic heart of Boston! Sweet 1-bd condo.
average rating of 4.8785048 based on 107 reviews
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The location could not be better. The condo was comfortable and well equipped. We loved the neighborhood and nearby restaurants. We especially liked Bin 26 Enoteca, an excellent wine bar with good food and half a block away. It was so enjoyable to walk through Boston Common and the Public Garden to go to many of our "bucket list" attractions. The photo of the exterior on the listing is of the Beacon Hill neighborhood, not the actual condo. This being said, I would highly recommend the condo and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, warm home. Centrally located. WAY better than a hotel!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The description of the condo as well as the previous reviews about how wonderful it was were all accurate. Caroline was fabulous to work with, very prompt and accommodating. The condo itself was lovely and absolutely perfect for our family of four. The location in Beacon Hill couldn't be beat. The only time we needed to take a taxi was to and from the airport. The proximity to Boston Commons was a lifesaver when the kids needed space to run. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the condo, Caroline and our experience with both. We will certainly recommend this condo to friends who visit Boston as well as use it ourselves on our future trips.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location in Boston

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay ... Beacon Hill is a beautiful, historic area and the apartment is also a few hundred metres from the Common. Boston is not a massive city and we walked to all the main tourist areas / attractions. The apartment is well equipped ; we utilised the sofa bed in the main living area and the 4 of us a had a comfortable stay. It is up a flight of stairs ( US Floor 2, UK 1st Floor) so that may be a consideration for some. Plenty of communication with the owner..... our stay couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a stay in Beacon Hill

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 5 nights. Apartment is tastefully, elegantly furnished, yet comfortable, very clean and functional. Used the kitchen to prepare some meals (including pasta purchased in North End), had morning coffee with pastry in the living room. Close to Charles Street, Boston Common. MBTA "T" stations are Charles MGH (7 mins) and Park Street (10 minute walk through Boston Common). Perfect location for exploring Beacon Hill, Boston Common/Public Gardens, North End, Back Bay, museums, Cambridge - all short T rides away. There is a Whole Foods on Cambridge Street, about a ten minute walk. Of course restaurants and coffee shops on Charles Street. Great view of Beacon Hill brownstones out your window - you really feel like a Bostonian! Love the street lamps in the evening. Can't wait to come back. Perfect spot for couple or solo traveler. Caroline was very gracious and responsive throughout.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable visit to Boston, everything was found to be as described. Owner attentive and quickly responsive to questions/issues. All basic supplies there for a comfortable stay. Occasional noise from upper and lower neighbors (they run a personal training class downstairs which starts early in the morning), but nothing overly bothersome to us since we got up early in the morning anyways. Excellent location, with very close proximity to Boston Commons, and within 1/2 hr walk to aquarium and children's museum.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, organized, centrally located

  • 5 of 5

This was our third HomeAway stay and Boston was probably the best of the three for the two of us. Dealing with the owner was pleasant and all our needs were taken care of efficiently. The two of us were perfectly comfortable with the home so much so that we felt like we were local residents of the area. The home is less than 50 feet from the main street (Charles) that is very popular with the locals. The street has numerous restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops (2 Starbucks) and stores along the "strip". The owners had a very nicely set up kitchen but the food on the street was so good that we ended up eating all our dinners out. We enjoyed Boston so much that we have been talking about returning there soon and if we do we will most likely try to get the same unit on Beacon Hill. It's so centrally located that other than a Hop-on/Hop off tour to get acquainted with the area we were able to walk to the museums, tour Fenway Park, see the wharf area and the Cambridge area where Harvard is located among several other sites. Plus, if you walk maybe 200 feet from the condo you will be in a fantastic park. If you go in the winter bring your ice skates.

We would highly recommend this home away from home to anyone interested in the Boston area. Thank you Caroline for making our stay so pleasant and enjoyable. We hope to deal with you again in the near future.

Larry and Julia

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
BOS
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $100

At this time, Boston does not impose a tax on short-term vacation rentals. If Massachusetts, or the City of Boston legislate a new tax requirement, then the new tax will be added to your rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Beacon Hill Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
Notes:
Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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