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Elegant Historic Back Bay Studio on Beacon by Newbury St & Public Garden

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Close up of the sitting area and the bay window at night

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston condo description

Boston's Back Bay Elegance, 14 foot ceilings, 540 square foot studio once a Gentleman's Parlor, fully furnished and equipped, perfect for extended stays in Boston, especially for researchers and people visiting the colleges and hospitals. Private brownstone residence. Beautiful bay windows provide lovely seating area for snowy days

7 night minimum (Condominium Rules)
More privacy and freedom than a bed and breakfast
Five minute walk from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society
Ten minute walk from Boston Public Library
Fifteen minute walk (one subway stop) from the Massachusetts Historical Society
Brand new, fully equipped kitchenette
Wifi, TV
Coin operated laundry facilities in basement
Second floor facing Beacon Street (sorry, no elevator)
Easy walk to shops and restaurants on Newbury Street, Beacon Hill’s charming Charles Street, theater district and more.
A block and a half from the Public Garden
Queen bed (firm McRoskey mattress)
Sleeps 2 (max)

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 520 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Over 21...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            There is a mantel for a fireplace, but it is purely decorative. There is no flu. You can burn candles there if you want to be romantic....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            2 coin operated washers in the basement, two floors down from condo...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            2 coin operated dryers in the basement, two floors down from condo...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Brand new. Works great....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Enjoy the true Bostonian experience. Bring your best walking shoes and leave your car outside the city. Everything you need is within walking distance and there are beautiful walks: the esplanade, the gardens, the commons and all the neighborhoods. Not to mention museums galore. Free concerts across on the esplanade on summer nights. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Speaker that you can connect with any Bluetooth device...moreless

              • Books:

                We are two blocks from the Boston Public Library...moreless

              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        Tiny one. You can't really go out there....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Kayaking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Playground
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Sailing
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,330 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rental periods of two weeks or more are encouraged.

                      Absolute 7 night minimum (condominium Rules)


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Two blocks from the Boston Public Garden and Commons, quick walk to fashionable Newbury Streets and Boylston shopping, theater district, charming Charles Street on Beacon Hill and easy access to the subway to go anywhere in Boston. It's the most convenient place to stay in town.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About: A California native with ancestral roots in Boston. Descendant of 13 Mayflower passengers, William Dawes and Henry Knox. I spend most of my time in Boston doing research. Author of three books so far.

                      Why Boston:
                      This condo is in the center of it all when you want to really 'do' Boston. Across the street is the Fiedler foot bridge to the Esplanade. Three blocks away is the Newbury shopping area. Walk three blocks the other way and you are on Beacon Hill. The Freedom Trail is a couple of subway stops away. You can also walk to the theaters.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      You don't want a car in Boston. You want to stay right in the middle of Back Bay. This place isn't only convenient, it is a beautiful example of Back Bay brownstone living. Take a look at the photos. It's gorgeous. The unit used to be a Gentleman's Parlor. Notice the ornate rosette on the ceiling and the lovely bay windows. What a great place to sit on a snowy day and read about American history.


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                      Photos

                      • Close up of the sitting area and the bay window at night

                        Close up of the sitting area and the bay window at night

                      • Bed area. Queen bed with firm McRoskey mattress. Sleeps 2.

                        Bed area. Queen bed with firm McRoskey mattress. Sleeps 2.

                      • Dining, TV and marble fireplace. Candles only. (No flue)

                        Dining, TV and marble fireplace. Candles only. (No flue)

                      • Entry from bed area to kitchen

                        Entry from bed area to kitchen

                      • Kitchenette. Double banks of cabinets. Service for 6.

                        Kitchenette. Double banks of cabinets. Service for 6.

                      • Bathroom with tub shower.

                        Bathroom with tub shower.

                      • Closet, vacuum, iron and ironing board, extra set of sheets and blankets

                        Closet, vacuum, iron and ironing board, extra set of sheets and blankets

                      • The view from the condo window after the first snow.

                        The view from the condo window after the first snow.

                      • The front of the building in August

                        The front of the building in August

                      • The swan boats in the Public Garden are two blocks away

                        The swan boats in the Public Garden are two blocks away

                      • The Fiedler foot bridge across the way leads to this lovely walk

                        The Fiedler foot bridge across the way leads to this lovely walk

                      • Commonwealth Avenue 2 blocks away, great walk at night in winter or summer

                        Commonwealth Avenue 2 blocks away, great walk at night in winter or summer

                      • Main seating area in winter

                        Main seating area in winter

                      • 14 foot ceiling. During Victorian times, this was a gentleman's parlor.

                        14 foot ceiling. During Victorian times, this was a gentleman's parlor.

                      • Dining area

                        Dining area

                      • Kitchenette with dishwasher, gas stove and range, microwave.

                        Kitchenette with dishwasher, gas stove and range, microwave.

                      • Entry from kitchenette to bathroom

                        Entry from kitchenette to bathroom

                      • Marble mantle. Piano recently tuned, not concert quality

                        Marble mantle. Piano recently tuned, not concert quality

                      • The view from one of the bay windows in August

                        The view from one of the bay windows in August

                      • Entry hall to first floor condo.

                        Entry hall to first floor condo.

                      • Boston Public Garden swan boats and ducks.

                        Boston Public Garden swan boats and ducks.

                      • Looking down Beacon Street towards Beacon Hill and Cheers.

                        Looking down Beacon Street towards Beacon Hill and Cheers.

                      • Commonwealth Avenue in August, 2 blocks away

                        Commonwealth Avenue in August, 2 blocks away

                      VRBO #491075

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, August 25, 2014

                      $1,330 per week (USD)
                      6

                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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