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

104 Reviews
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights


Beacon Hill Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

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.


based on 104 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beacon Hill! Prestigious, historic heart of Boston! Sweet 1-bd condo.
average rating of 4.875 based on 104 reviews

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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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

This Beacon Hill apartment was very convenient for walkers and subway riders. We saw all of the things we planned on easily. The bed was very comfortable as well as the furniture. Lots of windows provided natural light and lamps were in the best places for reading and I Pad research. The apartment was very clean and everything worked as well as having all the supplies we needed for light meals especially breakfast. Whole Foods was within walking distance as well as shops, to pick up essentials, bakeries and restaurants. We even walked to a Red Sox game. If we ever return to Boston we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and a fabulous location to explore Boston. Owner is easy to work with and responsive to all communications. My daughters and I hated to leave. Thanks, Caroline, for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Staying on Beacon Hill is the perfect place when visiting Boston. Beacon Hill is a beautiful historic residential area with shops and fabulous restaurants. Its a safe community with a lot of charm. On top of that, you can walk everywhere or just hop on a subway.

Our cozy apartment on River Street was perfect for the 2 of us. Caroline was great with communication. The apartment met our every need. Having a place to relax that felt like "home" is SO much better than being in a hotel room.

5 stars for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating


Rates & Availability

Beacon Hill Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Marathon 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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Beacon Hill Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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