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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden

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Courtyard Entry Studio Overview Studio Floor Plan Mahogany Built-in Queen Window Bed East Window/Desk   (Queen bed partially visible) Window Seat/"Sofa" w/ Twin Loft Bed Above (Ladder was moved during photo...) Window Seat/Sofa Detail Studio Kitchen Kitchen View ~ Washer/Dryer behind woolen shawl Studio Bathroom Bathroom Built-in Linen Closet Gas Vermont Castings Stove Long Views over Charles River looking West from Roof Garden Private Roof Garden Salon's Queen Bed Le Salon

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston apartment description

Welcome to our Studio, where sustainable design dances with elegance and exquisite detail in this lovingly handcrafted haven. Located in the heart of the gas-lamp lit district of Beacon Hill (Boston's most historic neighborhood) the Studio represents the owners' (a husband-and-wife design team) philosophy of walking softly on the earth while living passionately and luxuriously - yet, without excess or waste....the truest measure of 'being green'!!! Experiencing this well-designed small space provides clients & guests alike with a heightened spatial awareness of what is truly necessary to live well.

Particulars: Top (4th floor) apartment has large sunny windows on all sides. Facing distant rooftops and the sky, you'll wake to birdsong and quietude in the Queen size mahogany custom built-in 'window bed' even tho you're in the heart of the city.

The Studio is beautifully appointed with high thread count cotton sheets, down pillows, silk/woolen blankets & German Batiste Down comforter. The fully equipped kitchen has white Italian dishware, All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans, fully restored vintage gas cooking stove, Miele dishwasher....in short, everything one needs to create a beautiful meal. (Wife was a former private chef - so the kitchen is a true 'cook's' kitchen!)

There's also a full size washer & gas dryer in the apt. The tiled, windowed bath has tub & shower w/ amazing water pressure; nickel fittings. An eclectic library and music collection & Vermont Castings gas stove to take the chill off cool nights complete the ambience of the Studio.

There is space for 2 yogis to comfortably practice in the central floor area in front of the fire..... The large antique desk faces East & granite kitchen counter provides comfortable dining for 4-6 or use as a 2nd work/planning space.

Plant-filled roofdeck overlooking the Charles River is private & available for our guests only. Take the time to pick some organic salad greens and tomatoes for an al fresco luncheon; Meditate, do yoga or simply sit and be present for the sun's rising or setting w/ cup of tea or glass of wine....Time will slow down to the extent you allow it to here....

All linens are line dried either on the roof or inside in inclement weather - all year round. The smell & feel is crisp & full of the sun's energy...We have not used the gas dryer in 7 years to further reduce our carbon footprint. (Of course, guests may use! Or try the inside clothesline with Grandma's wooden clothespins ~ )



Practical Bits: 5-10 minutes' walk to Boston's 'Red' or 'Green' Subway Lines (the 'T'), Charles Street fine dining, coffee shops, boutiques, flower shops, chocolatier, pastry shops, wine & liquor stores, etc; 10 minutes' walk through Beacon Hill to the new Whole Foods grocery store; 20 minutes' walk through the Boston Common & Public Garden to the shops on Newbury Street & Prudential Center.

15 minute walk to North End Yoga Studio for excellent Vinyasa Flow classes.

Remember to support our local organic farmers May thru October when the Farmer's Markets come to Copley Square & Government Center twice weekly!

Please Note: Our Architect's Studio is available for monthly bookings only & is booked for January, February, March, June & July, 2014. Our nightly/weekly property is also located in Beacon Hill & we're happy to send along more information about that space. The 2 properties share the same esoteric 'vibe' as well as all amenities, from high thread count line dried linens/down pillows to Italian dishware & All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans to Aveda shampoos/conditioner….The outdoor space is a courtyard w/ umbrella/seating & plants. Additionally, many of our testimonials are from guests who have stayed in our nightly/weekly property. Many thanks for reading all the copy!



Keywords: Condominium/Apartment

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

              • Loft

                ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                Full size Washer in the unit...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Vermont Castings Gas Stove ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Gas dryer in unit...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Private roof garden with views of Charles River, Restored vintage gas cook-stove, All - Clad & Calphalon pots & pans, Miele dishwasher, Italian linens, Scandia down pillows, Down comforter ~ ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • Video Library
                  • Music Library

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Private Roofdeck overlooking Beacon Hill & Charles River...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        Charles River views from Private Roof Garden...moreless

                      Car

                          • Not Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Fitness Center
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Medical Services
                          • Kayaking
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Cycling
                          • Tennis
                          • Sailing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Playground
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Churches
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Walking
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Surprise Engagement

                            Surprise Engagement

                            • Guest Kate S.
                            • Date of stay 12/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/06/14
                            Deb and Angus' Studio was like something out of a movie! Their description and pictures do not do justice to the beautiful, cozy, modern and peaceful studio. The apartment is so creatively designed inside that it suits two people very comfortably and provides more than guests could ever need for a stay. Deb's handwritten notes and tips throughout the apartment made it feel like home. Everything from the water pressure to the book collection on the shelves was perfect. We came to Boston for the CFA exam at the Convention Center and to enjoy the travel opportunity to a place we've never been. Little did I know at the time, my boyfriend Peter had planned to ask me to marry him while we were at the Planetarium at the Museum of Science. While things fell in place for his plan, Deb and Angus went above and beyond to make that night (and our whole stay) extra special. They were in town that weekend and stopped by the apartment to light us a fire, add fresh greens and flowers and drop off some celebratory champagne (The working fireplace is a HUGE added bonus!). After the engagement, we had the greatest pleasure of meeting Deb and Angus in person. Their spirit was immediately contagious! Their philosophy of simple, clean and yet elegant/rich living was so evident throughout the entire studio apartment; its something that we've tried to bring home with us and incorporate into our lives. Enough can not be said about the atmosphere of the Studio or its location in Beacon Hill. We could not be more happy with choosing to stay in historic Beacon Hill and choosing the Studio (we were actually in the "Salon" which is very similar). Besides being in the perfect location (especially to walk anywhere), Deb and Angus were the perfect owners. We would highly recommend the Studio. We could not imagine anyone being less than completely satisfied with choosing to stay here!

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Heaven's nest!

                            Heaven's nest!

                            • Guest Tamara R.
                            • Date of stay 12/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/03/14
                            Deb and Angus have put together the most romantic special place to stay in all of Boston. Their attention to detail is incredible. Everything was there that we needed. My husband and I love to cook and we could really put on a great dinner for 6. Yes the salon is small but it's perfect in every way. We stayed visiting our daughter at Emerson and she loved climbing the gorgeous stairs up to a loft with a gracious double bed. I especially liked the bath and used it often. My husband never wanted to get out of the shower that always had hot water and great water pressure. Truly the best place and the kindest most thoughtful people ever! Could not want for a thing there…..except to come again very soon :)

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                          • Adorable and Magical!

                            Adorable and Magical!

                            • Guest L&J (Newport, RI, USA )
                            • Date of stay 11/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                            Deb and Angus did a fabulous job of turning this space into a real getaway! So tastefully decorated, the studio had us playing Louis Armstrong all weekend long! They even left us a bottle of Prosecco to welcome us! Right in the best part of downtown, perfectly located between the Freedom Trail, museums, Boston Commons and of course Newbury street shopping! Walking distance to everything you need and a great little Italian place "Grotto" less than a block a away. We'll definitely be returning. We've already recommended it to some of our friends!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+.

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                          • Sensational Salon

                            Sensational Salon

                            • Guest The Kelly's (Oviedo, Florida)
                            • Date of stay 06/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/22/13
                            If you are looking for an authentic Boston experience, staying at the Salon is a must! It is centrally located and you can walk absolutely everywhere, yet return to the quaint charm of the salon each evening. It is exceptionally clean, quiet, and comfortable. The owners' pantry was stocked with staples like tea, coffee, flour, butter, condiments, etc. And, the 2-minute walk to an organic grocery store was superb. Our family of three appreciated the very comfortable beds and hot showers with AMAZING pressure. We've rented many times through VRBO and highly recommend the salon.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Cozy apartment! Can't wait until my next visit!

                            Cozy apartment! Can't wait until my next visit!

                            • Guest Victoria (San Antonio, TX)
                            • Date of stay 03/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/01/13
                            I stayed in The Studio, and it was an absolute delight! As soon as I walked in, I could feel the love that went into making this apartment a home! Upon arrival, Deb and Angus were there to greet us with a hug. They are the sweetest couple! There was so much to do and see in the neighborhood. If you want pizza, I would recommend Ernesto's located in the North End. It was within walking distance. To summarize, our stay was excellent, and I would definitely stay at The Studio again!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                          • A Small Space With a Big Heart

                            A Small Space With a Big Heart

                            • Guest YouGloGirl (Minnesota)
                            • Date of stay 01/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/13/13
                            I stayed one month in this beautifully designed space and felt like I was at home the entire time. When I came back to my 4,000 square foot home in Minnesota I realized it is definitely time to downsize my own living space. Deb and Angus have teamed up to create an environment that is efficient, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. From the elegant bedding to the sweet little kitchen, this place has it all. Even the kitchen is well equipped for cooking and I was able to recreate my most complex Armenian breads and pastries in the small gas oven that you can see in the photos. I was drawn to this little piece of heaven by these photos and the place is even better in person. When you arrive, you will be surrounded by Angels, literally. My motivation to coming to the Studio was to research and write my novel and this environment was perfect. I even survived 24" of snow dumped during snowstorm Nemo. The best decision I made was to use the MBTA transportation system rather than renting a car. With my preloaded 'Charle Card', I was able to find my way around the Boston area very easily on the 'T' (subway) and buses. The Charles MGH station is a 3-minute walk away. From the South 'T' Station you can take the Amtrak and commuter rails as well. The commuter train is a very smooth and quiet ride. My suggestion...don't bring a car. The Whole Foods is about a 5-minute walk from the Studio as is the CVS pharmacy. The pubs and restaurants nearby are great. There are 3 Starbucks close to the Studio and my favorite location is the one overlooking Boston Commons on Charles and Beacon streets. The shopping on Newbury street is dreamy...Chanel, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, etc. and the little antique shops and boutiques on Charles are darling. The best part of my stay was meeting Deb and Angus. They truly care about their guests and are attentive to your every need. My final suggestion...don't hesitate one more minute to rent this jewel, it is worth every penny!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                          • Heaven in Boston's Beacon Hill

                            Heaven in Boston's Beacon Hill

                            • Guest Maggie V (Monterey Park, CA)
                            • Date of stay 12/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                            We had the unbelievable opportuntiy to stay at the Architect's Studio over Christmas and it was, in a word, magical. This was my first trip to Boston and I immediately fell in love with the area and with this amazing space. Imagine waking up on Christmas morning to see softly falling snowflakes outside the window (located just at your feet in the cozy built in bed.) The cast iron stove kept us toasty and warm. The use of space here is absolute brilliance. There were three of us and we never felt cramped or crowded. As an extra treat, our hostess's Aunt Margaret called on Christmas Day and serenaded us with a Christmas song! Okay, it wasn't meant for us but we thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. Christmas dinner for five was prepared in the compact but space efficient kitchen. Even a Miele dishwasher! The design elements, decor and romantic/shabby chic theme was comfortable without being overly feminine (important since I had my boyrfriend and son with me.) The attention to detail is amazing in craftsmanship, decor and functional design. Location couldn't be more convenient to train, Whole Foods, local eateries, etc. Good - no GREAT - things do come in small packages. This property not only lived up to its description, it surpassed it. The photographs are amazing but when you actually step into the studio - wow. Everything was immaculate and ready for our arrival. Deb even showed up with a specific teapot that she wanted us to have in the studio so we had the opportunity to meet her personally. That alone made our trip worthwhile. Travel was easy. The Studio is walking distance to a home that Louisa May Alcott once lived in, Harvard, Cambridge, MIT and even Salem were all short, easy train rides away. We did Christmas eve dinner at Legal Seafood (outstanding), had breakfast near MIT at the Friendly Toast (kitschy yumminess) and grabbed a quick slize of pizza at Primo's on Myrtle just a short walk away (very casual but quite delicious.) Check out the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library at the Christian Science Plaza. In short, I simply cannot stay anywhere else when I return to Boston. There isn't a hotel room or other rental that could compare. I am now spoiled for anything else. Deb and Angus are design geniuses and the most gracious and hospitable hosts. I am forever grateful to them for sharing their beautiful Architect's Studio with me and my family and making my first trip to Boston and Christmas 2012 memorable indeed. Bravo!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • One word- WOW!

                            One word- WOW!

                            • Guest Kerrie B.
                            • Date of stay 10/03/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/12
                            Staying at the Studio was the best decision I made on my trip to the US. Coming back to such a beautiful, welcoming home at the end of a long day made my stay in Boston that much better. The photos don't do it justice,it is so much better than I could have imagined! Dealing with Deb and Angus was a pleasure. It was a privledge to meet them as they are wonderful people who make you feel right at home! They always answered emails promptly, and gave me lots of information when ingot there. The apartment is equipped with everything you might need for your stay. It's cosy and warm and I loved curling up with a book and a cup of tea! And the Beacon Hill area is great to just wander around and soak up the history of the city. It's also really close to public transport and other amenities, so it's pretty much a perfect place to stay! I have made many people extremely jealous by staying here, and they all want to stay at the Architect's Studio when they come to Boston.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Awesome location in heart of Boston

                            Awesome location in heart of Boston

                            • Guest cheers (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
                            • Date of stay 07/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/04/12
                            Our first VRBO experience--wonderful!! Couldn't ask for a better location to explore all of Boston's amazing sites. Unfortunately didn't get pleasure of meeting Deb & Angus in person, but were definately made to feel welcome and look forward to someday meeting! Amazing use of space--had everything we could have wanted in a vacation rental and more. Was awesome having use of a fully stocked kitchen--thanks for the breakfast treats--was awesome to have a wholesome egg breakfast before heading out. My daughter celebrated her 13th birthday there and even had a surprise present for her--very thoughtful. She really enjoyed declaring each night she was "retreating to her lair" ---the loft was a total hit and very comfy! Thank you Deb & Angus for sharing your beautiful condo with us--we hope to return sometime soon!

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • Loved my stay!

                            Loved my stay!

                            • Guest At home in Boston (Washington, DC)
                            • Date of stay 06/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/16/12
                            I stayed at the Solon in June of 2012 for a week. I loved the place so much! I lived on Beacon Hill a few years ago so I knew the place would be small and historic (everything is in Beacon Hill). The Salon is beautiful and the owners were very creative in making the most of the small space. It really blew me away how pretty it was and how at home I felt. They also did not cut corners- between the crown molding, the working original fireplace and the lovely nickel faucet fixtures were an adorable touch. The patio feels like the private garden it is with lovely plants and seating. The owners are super responsive and easy to work with. I cannot wait to plan my next trip. I will be staying in the salon again.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Cleaning $75
                          • Taxes Included

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                          50% deposit upon booking; Balance due 1 month prior to arrival date.


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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Boston Logan at 2 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: We're a husband/wife architecture, preservation & interior design team based primarily on Nantucket & in Boston & Asheville NC for the past 20 years. Creating sacred spaces is our passion ~ We believe that 'Home' is the Wellspring from which a balanced & harmonious life springs forth. Luxury without excess; tiny footprints; having 'enough…' Being mindful that everything is both useful and beautiful. Further, that Harmony on the Earth truly begins with harmony at Home. The energies & the Beingness of Home as partner inspires and informs our lives & our designs.

                          Why the Owner Chose Boston:
                          Beacon Hill is the heart of one of America's oldest historic districts & one of America's truly great walking cities. The collection of Federal architecture in Beacon Hill alone is one of America's treasures! Walking the Freedom Trail connects you to the Nation's pulse & the collective consciousness of hundreds of years of habitation in this great experiment of Democracy... A true sense of Community still exists in Beacon Hill; it's a village of 10,000 residents.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          The Architect's Studio is a Sanctuary of Peace & Serenity. There are many angels flying around! Elegant, green, luxury in 310 square feet...Your spatial awareness will morph in the Studio. Private Roof Garden views of Charles River & Boston skyline. Centrally located, within 10 minutes walk from 3 major 'T' stops; 5 minute walk to the new Whole Foods; 5 minute walk from Charles Street shops & fine dining; 15 minutes walk to the North End; 20 minute walk to Boston Public Library & Farmer's Markets May thru November. North End Yoga (home of 'Boston's Best Yoga Teacher,' 2010) is 20 minute walk thru Beacon Hill to the North End.


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                          Photos

                          • Courtyard Entry

                            Courtyard Entry

                          • Studio Floor Plan

                            Studio Floor Plan

                          • East Window/Desk   (Queen bed partially visible)

                            East Window/Desk (Queen bed partially visible)

                          • Window Seat/Sofa Detail

                            Window Seat/Sofa Detail

                          • Kitchen View ~ Washer/Dryer behind woolen shawl

                            Kitchen View ~ Washer/Dryer behind woolen shawl

                          • Bathroom Built-in Linen Closet

                            Bathroom Built-in Linen Closet

                          • Long Views over Charles River looking West from Roof Garden

                            Long Views over Charles River looking West from Roof Garden

                          • Salon's Queen Bed

                            Salon's Queen Bed

                          • Studio Overview

                            Studio Overview

                          • Mahogany Built-in Queen Window Bed

                            Mahogany Built-in Queen Window Bed

                          • Window Seat/"Sofa" w/ Twin Loft Bed Above (Ladder was moved during photo...)

                            Window Seat/"Sofa" w/ Twin Loft Bed Above (Ladder was moved during photo...)

                          • Studio Kitchen

                            Studio Kitchen

                          • Studio Bathroom

                            Studio Bathroom

                          • Gas Vermont Castings Stove

                            Gas Vermont Castings Stove

                          • Private Roof Garden

                            Private Roof Garden

                          • Le Salon

                            Le Salon

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                          $250 per night (USD)
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                          Sleeps 3

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