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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1920's Artist cottage with modern kitchen, bath and new queen bed

45 % discount for 28 days or longer booking for November, December, January' and Febuary.

Luxurious, charming, unique, and perfect.

The almost 500-square-foot house at Snow Hill Street is the North End’s tiniest standalone single-family. It’s also one of the 10 tiniest houses in Boston, period.

Despite its diminutive size, Snow Hill certainly packs a lot in. There’s a bedroom loft with a new queen bed for one thing, and a full modern kitchen. There is also a new large tiled shower and a comfy living room with rocking chair. There’s even a fireplace and a private patio where you can have your morning coffee or sip some wine.

From the cast iron spiral staircase that takes you up to the cozy bedroom loft, to The living room adorned with old world rough pine paneling and a brick fireplace.

Located in the heart of Boston's historic North End, this single cottage, flooded with natural light from the skylights, was originally used as a sculptor's studio in the early 1960's.

For the past 95 years this property has been one of the most charming residences in the North End.

The modern full kitchen is ready to serve a delicious home made meal, that can be eaten either outside on the beautiful flower designed patio or inside on the new glass dining table, either way you choose, you dine in comfort.

The bathroom is very modern and luxurious with a subway tiled large shower with a Carrera marble bench seat and heated floors.

The dining area seats four and the living area has a double recliner, and an antique rocking chair, where you can sit back and relax as you watch the Sony 40" smart TV, or listen to our collection of music Cd's, or you can watch a movie on the Blu ray player with the collection of movies we have available.

After a day of walking the Freedom Trail you will retire comfortably to

The bedroom loft with it's new queen size bed with gel foam mattress, a laptop work desk is available for those who wish to read their Email or surf the internet.

A large dresser will store your clothes so you don't have to live out of your suit case.

Outside awaits one of the nicest rooms we offer, A comfortable patio with a table, umbrella and chairs, where you you can enjoy feasting on your home cooked meals, or just

relaxing and sipping your morning espresso or your evening glass of wine.

The North End, Boston’s “Little Italy,” is famous for its Italian food and feasts. It is Boston’s oldest neighborhood, a one-square-mile waterfront community not far from Faneuil Hall with a population of about 10,000.

With close to 100 restaurants, Pastry shops and boutiques, you just can't go wrong if you like to eat and shop

.At the top of the hill lies a dog park for those who bring Fido and a parking garage is also located at the end of the street.

The seven great reasons to stay at THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE:

1) Are you in between moves;

2) Relocating to Boston:

3) Are you on temporary assignment:

4) Boston's architecture;

5) Great Italian Restaurants:

6) Boston History:

7) Romantic getaway:

This cozy furnished rental is within walking distance to everything Boston has to offer.

The Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill,Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Beacon Hill, the Boston Waterfront, the Financial District, The Boston Commons, TD Garden, ( The Home of the Celtics and Bruins), Fenway Park, (the home of the Boston Red Sox),The Old State House, And some of the most distinguished colleges and hospitals in the U.S., Harvard, MIT, BU. BC. Tufts, Emerson and Northeastern, Mass General, Boston Medical, just to name a few.

The Train and bus station ( North Station) is but a 2 to 3 block walk from the cottage.

Park Street Station in Haymarket Sq is an easy 10 minute walk from the cottage as well.

Check in is after 4 PM and check out is at 11 AM, there is some flexibility with theses times, Please contact the owners.

Guests can request to make one, two or three payments,

please contact Joe if you wish to make two or three payments instead of one, 617 696 0039

More Details

Property Manager
Joseph and Susan DeFazio Property owners
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Joseph and Susan DeFazio Property owners

I spent the early part of my youth living in the North End. My family owned a home just up the street from the Cottage on Hull St.

I attended Saint Anthony's, Saint Mary's and Christopher Columbus High School all located in the North End. We attended

Sunday mass at either Saint Leonard's or Saint Mary's churches, My mother loved the children's Choirs at these churches and we would split our time between them.

My family moved to the South Shore in the late sixties due to my fathers job change. Thou we moved out of the North End my relatives still lived there and we visited frequently at least once a month.

I have always loved the North End and returned there to visit my Aunts and walk the neighborhood streets every chance I could get.

Joseph and Susan DeFazio Property owners purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Joseph and Susan DeFazio Property owners chose North End

The Enchanted Cottage is right off the Freedom Trail and right around the corner from the Old North church, within walking distance to everything that you came to Boston to experience.

This cottage is not just a rental but a family home that has been part of my family for over 40 years. It is unique in that it is a single family home and not an apartment, it also has an outside patio and does not require you to climb two or three flights of stairs.

What makes this cottage unique

The Enchanted Cottage is a single family home with a wonderful patio, where you can sit out side and enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine,

Where you can enjoy a conversation with the friendly residents of the area or the Boston visitors who always stop and ask about the cottage.

The 420-square-foot house at 54 Snow Hill Street is the North End’s tiniest standalone single-family. It’s also one of the 10 tiniest houses in Boston, period.

Despite its diminutive size, Snow Hill certainly packs a lot in. There’s a bedroom loft, for one thing, and a full kitchen. There is also a full bathroom and a living room. There’s even a fireplace and a private patio.

Sue and I are only a phone or text away,


North End Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Modern large tiled shower with a seat
  • Recently renovated modern bathroom with large shower including a bench seat. Heated Carrera tile floor. large selection of bathroom supplies on hand, tooth paste, mouth wash, soaps, hair dryer, shaving cream and razors, toilet paper, extra towels and wash cloths.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New queen bed with memory foam gel mattress
  • Bedroom loft with night stand, lights, work desk, chest ,dresser and valet chair, linens supplied.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Walk along the waterfront boardwalk through Paul Revere Park to arrive at the Museum of Science in Cambridge. Very close by. Rental bikes available as well. Trolley tours around the corner from the home. All types of boat rentals, high speed to leisurely tours. Hundreds of restaurants, bars and exclusive, eclectic, artsy shops to browse through all in walking distance. Boston Bruins and Celtics games less than a half mile away.


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Perfect North End Location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, and cozy home. And the location is perfect:

1 minute walk to the Hop-On Hop-Off Old Town Trolley Tour bus stop.

1 minute walk to the Freedom Trail

2 minute walk to the Old North Church

3 minute walk to Salem Street and Hanover Street for great Italian restaurants.

4 minute walk to Subway Green Line - which takes you many places including Fenway.

4 minute walk to TD Boston Garden

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for something different from the normal hotel to celebrate our 20th anniversary and this place was perfect. Great location We walked, used public transportation or need for a car. We took the train to Salem one day and Uber to Lexington/Concord another.

The North End is beautiful and the restaurants in the area are fantastic, so much history right at your doorstep. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The only issue was there was a heat wave during our visit so the A/C was not able to keep the cottage cool. It mostly would have been fine during normal weather conditions.

The hosts are great...Joe checked to make sure we arrived and had everything we needed. We loved the North End and would definitely stay again.

Note: Spiral staircase may be challenging to some.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location , hosts , home 🏡 could not have been better!😀

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quaint cottage, great hosts, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the North End Enchanted Cottage.

Situated within yards of the Freedom Trail and in the "Italian" quarter with all the restaurant and pastry shops only a few minutes away, this was the perfect location for our vacation in Boston in June 2018. It's also only about 20min walk from Longwarf where you can catch ferries to Salem, Cape Cod, and most of the harbour islands. We literally walked everywhere but there is a T station just down the street if you get tired.

Talking about the cottage itself, what a find! Beautifully decorated, absolutely spotless, full of character (fireplace, spiral staircase, exposed brick wall etc...) and with a fully equipped kitchen and great bathroom too! There is also a small patio where we enjoyed having breakfast or a few drinks in the evening (we were blessed with amazing weather during our stay). And the fridge and cupboards are fully stocked with food/essentials. We landed at 9pm after a long flight from the UK and we're grateful for the cold beers in the fridge and everything to get a cooked breakfast when we woke up the next day! Oh and there was a coded box to collect the key so checking-in late at night wasn't an issue. There's also plenty of towels and all the toiletries you need in the bathroom: shower gel, soap, shampoo, hair gels, hair spray...

The bed was so comfortable too!

The hosts Joe and Sue are such lovely people and only a phone call away. They sent messages about things to do in the area, restaurant suggestions and to make sure that everything was perfect for our stay.

We were lucky to get to meet them shortly at the weekend too.

If we ever come back to Boston, this place will definitely be my first choice and I can't recommend it enough! I'd give it 6 stars if i could as i can't think of anything negative to say about the place!

Thank you Joe and Sue for making us feel so welcome!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Fantastic place in the North End!

  • 5 of 5

We were specifically looking for a place to stay in the North End because of its proximity to the Freedom Trail AND all the great food. This place did not disappoint. We were able to stay in the neighborhood we wanted, off a quite side street, and at a very reasonable price. Being two blocks from the river, two blocks from the Old North Church, and two blocks from great restaurants, the Enchanted Cottage is a well placed option in the North End. Joe and Sue have done a terrific job and have gone out of their way to make their guests feel comfortable - travel sized toiletries, breakfast food, snacks, etc. The more time you spend inside, the more you realize the amount of thought and effort they have put into the amenities. The cottage has definitely been one of the most well equipped places we’ve stayed at via HomeAway. With the cute space and fantastic flowers, the patio is the envy of the neighborhood. While sitting outside we would literally receive compliments every evening from both locals and tourists. A local neighbor said the place has really inspired him to do more with his apartment. We’ve already recommended it to friends of ours and will definitely stay here again if we’re back in Boston. If you’re looking to experience the city, then this is the way to go. You don’t get the same experience staying in a hotel. Joe and Sue were such fantastic hosts. They gave great restaurant recommendations (Limoncello), provided a great experience for us, and were very prompt in returning the security deposit (within a day after our checkout). Thank you so much for helping to make it a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, location! This is the best spot for exploring everything in Boston, which we did (Freedom Trail, TDI Garden, Aquarium , just to name a few.)The cottage is adorable, nicely appointed, comfortable, and well stocked with goodies. The owners were very easy to contact. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
all within a couple of blocks
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Boston Harbor Ferries
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Commuter Rail and Subway System
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 93/Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
Over 100 restaurants within a couple of blocks
Nearest Beach
Waterfront Recreation Area
Car: not necessary

Commuter rail to take you to Gloucester, Ipswich, Revere and Newburyport beaches, as well as trains and buses connecting all of Boston,

just a five minute walk from the cottage. And you can take your bikes on the train.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

We refund 100 % of deposit ( minus all administrative fees charged to us by HA/VRBO) if cancellation is done 60 days before arrival.

If you would like to bring your small dog, please contact me first for approval. 617 696 0039

There is no smoking inside the home, you are allowed to smoke on the patio.

Please report any breakage/damage IMMEDIATLEY.

Parking is not included with the rental, there is a parking garage at the end of the street.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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