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Enchanting Beacon Hill Retreat - the Heart of Boston

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Beautiful original marble fireplace with mirror on top.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Strike me God if I could find a better place! ' To quote one guest comment. This historic building (Nathaniel Hawthorne lived next door in 1836) boasts old Beacon Hill charm, exemplified in this apartment. The space is so well apportioned, you'll feel completely at home. In this small space, you'll find a breakfast room, office, living room, dining room and bedroom/bath. With the original marble fireplace with grand mirror above, the floor to ceiling windows, crown molding and ceiling medallion, this apartment is elegant. The lighting is designed to create whatever atmosphere you desire with dimmers on most lights, adjustable reading lamps over the bed, chandelier in the bedroom nook and under-counter and over-cabinet lights in the kitchen. The decorating is classic and comfortable.
There are many incredible restaurants within minutes by foot. Whole Foods is 2 blocks away - you can cook or pick up excellent healthy prepared foods if you just want to stay home and watch a movie.


Architectural designer/Owner has painstakingly considered every detail to make staying here a memorable and unique experience. Recently renovated. Every surface has been scrubbed, painted and/or built in last 18 months. This lovely 2nd Fl studio was the formal parlor for 1800s Brownstone. All new appliances including Miele dishwasher. Fully equipped kitchen. Quality linens and towels. Romantic curtained-off bedroom nook. Fresh, cozy and comfortable.
Directly behind the State House, within blocks of the Freedom and Black Heritage Trails. Skirt the State house and you're at the Boston Commons. Walk through the Commons and the Boston Gardens and you're strolling down Boston's own Champs Elysees, Newbury Street. 10 minute walk to the historic North End, the Aquarium and more shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall. Truly in the center of everything. Red, blue and green 'T' subway stops are all within a 5-10 minute walk.

Free WiFi and use of a laptop computer, a Hi-Fi radio with an iPod / MP3 player attachment, queen size pull out couch with memory foam mattress, 40 inch adjustable flat screen TV and DVD player with DVD collection, custom built-in cabinets for clothing storage, large closet including shelving to store coats, belongings, suitcases, clothes, bathroom with tub/shower and cabinets for toiletries.


Keywords: flat, charming, studio, inexpensive, luxurious, high end, city get-away, pied a terre, Beacon Hill, central location, spotlessly clean.
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508 332 9340

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Washer and dryer are shared with the other building tenants, Laptop computer is available for your use, ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Ice Skating

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 15 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,475
Spring/Summer/Fall
Apr 18 - Nov 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,650
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225
$1,475

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • cleaning fee $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change. Holiday rates vary. Contact owner.

4 night minimum for weekends and holidays.

Marathon weekend is $325 per night.

Request separate check of $150 for security/damage deposit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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Location

0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
93

Car: Not Necessary

Location, Location, Location! Directly behind the State House, within blocks of the Freedom and Black Heritage Trails. Skirt the State house and you're at the Boston Commons. Walk through the Commons and the Boston Gardens and you're strolling down Boston's own Champs Elysees, Newbury Street and Back Bay. 10 minute walk to the historic North End, the Aquarium and more shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall. Whole Foods is 2 blocks away. Quaint Charles street, a 5 minute walk, is loaded with great restaurants and boutiques. Cambridge Street, 2 minutes away, also has lots of restaurants with all kinds of ethnic flavors. The North End, 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Italian eateries and bakeries. Truly in the center of everything. Red, blue and green 'T' subway stops are all within a 5-10 minute walk.

Be at the heart of historic Boston, where those feisty first Americans grumbled about taxes to the crown and then plotted the American Revolution.

Other Activities: shopping

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are an architectural designer and social services counselor who live and work on Nantucket Island. In our spare time, we like to create 'homes away from home' and share them with friends and renting guests. We actually take a lot of pleasure anticipating one's every need in order to make each environment exceedingly comfortable and tasteful. Our children find it annoying to go to restaurants or hotels with us because we constantly deconstruct the design and reconstruct an ambiance that we would enjoy being in. An intimate, calm and comfortable ambiance is the key component to our success. We have no doubt you will feel that way in the spaces we have created on Beacon Hill. We have another apartment on Charles St. as well.

Why the Owner Chose Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, USA:
Location, Location, Location! It's in historic Beacon Hill which is safe and has a great neighborhood feel. It's within walking distance of all the Boston must-see sites.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Nathaniel Hawthorne lived next door in 1836. Located directly behind the State House, within blocks of the Freedom and Black Heritage Trails. Skirt the State house and you're at the Boston Commons. Walk through the Commons and the Boston Gardens and you're strolling down Boston's own Champs Elysees, Newbury Street and Back Bay. 10 minute walk to the historic North End, the Aquarium and more shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall. Whole Foods 2 blocks away. Charles street, a 5 minute walk, is loaded with great restaurants and shops. Cambridge Street, 2 minutes away, also has lots of restaurants with all kinds of ethnic flavors. The North End, 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Italian eateries and bakeries. Truly in the center of everything. Several parking garages nearby. Red, blue and green 'T' subway stops are all within a 5-10 minute walk. Be at the heart of historic Boston where those feisty first Americans grumbled about taxes to the crown and then plotted the American Revolution.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

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Photos

  • Beautiful original marble fireplace with mirror on top.

    Beautiful original marble fireplace with mirror on top.

  • Flat sceen T.V. recessed into cabinetry. DVD library, storage cupboards.

    Flat sceen T.V. recessed into cabinetry. DVD library, storage cupboards.

  • Kitchen as seen from the living room couch

    Kitchen as seen from the living room couch

  • Living room from Kitchen

    Living room from Kitchen

  • Mantel detail

    Mantel detail

  • Bed nook with curtains to separate it from the room.

    Bed nook with curtains to separate it from the room.

  • Kitchen. Door to left of stove is a large closet. Gas stove, Meile dishwasher.

    Kitchen. Door to left of stove is a large closet. Gas stove, Meile dishwasher.

  • Looking up the street- Capitol building is the yellowish one up and on the left.

    Looking up the street- Capitol building is the yellowish one up and on the left.

  • More Charles Street

    More Charles Street

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Desk

    Desk

  • View from desk corner

    View from desk corner

  • Relax!

    Relax!

  • Bathroom with tub/shower

    Bathroom with tub/shower

  • Kitchen counter, refridgerator, microwave above, open shleves for storage.

    Kitchen counter, refridgerator, microwave above, open shleves for storage.

  • Looking down the street.

    Looking down the street.

  • Check out Charles Street - The heart of Beacon Hill

    Check out Charles Street - The heart of Beacon Hill

  • Charles Street

    Charles Street

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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