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


About the property

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

Luxurious, charming, unique, and perfect.

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 Four great reasons to visit the North End:

1) The history.

2) The food

3) The Feasts

4) The architecture

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.

Guests have the option of taking the damage insurance offered by VRBO or they can Accept to pay a refundable $500 damage deposit, If you wish to accept the refundable damage deposit in lieu of the insurance, please contact me at 617-696-0039 or email me at

More Details

Property Manager
Joseph and Susan DeFazio Property owners
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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.

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

Joseph and Susan DeFazio Property owners purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Joseph and Susan DeFazio Property owners chose Boston

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.


North End Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument 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 ...
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Charming cottage in an awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cottage is a unique property in a delightful location- close to all that downtown and North End offers, yet quiet and off the beaten path. The hosts are amazing- so friendly and welcoming! They went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of! I enjoyed every minute of my stay! Also, It was very cozy during winter nor'easter storms.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North End's Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was charming and very unique. Extremely clean & well maintained. The homeowner's description was spot on accurate. The kitchen has great modern high-end appliances. The bathroom has a large walk-in beautifully designed shower. The upstairs loft contains a very comfortable queen-sized bed. Be mindful of the spiral staircase. The cottage was a delight to come home to and is just perfect for a couple. We especially enjoyed the patio for morning coffee and evening cocktails. The weather couldn't have been more perfect.

The homeowners were excellent hosts! They were just a phone call away, if we had any questions. They generously stocked the pantry with tons of great snacks, cold drinks and goodies. They even brought us eggs & bacon to add to our stocked frig. We ate most of the eggs & all of the bacon. Thank you very much! We enjoyed meeting some of the neighbors in our coming & going. The location was perfect! We enjoyed the short walks to the numerous restaurants & pastry shops every day. We especially enjoyed discovering the Freedom Trail which was 1 block over from the cottage. It was easy to find our way home, we just followed the Trail home.

We loved everything about the cottage and exploring Boston for the first time. The people are wonderful and the neighborhood felt very safe. We will definitely be contacting them again the next time we visit Boston.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and I were thrilled to meet you and Dave. We are glad that you both enjoyed your stay at our home and hope you will call us the next time you visit Boston. Warmest regards, Joe and Sue
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The Enchanted Cottage

  • 5 of 5

They sure named this cottage correctly, It was extremely clean and comfortable, The bathroom is also well stocked with just about anything you would need, the shower was large and the kitchen is new and modern and has everything we needed to cook our meals, the pantry was stocked with all kinds of goodies from pasta to crackers. The fridge was also well stocked with water, soda, milk, cream and butter. The loft bed was amazing and very comfortable.

The home was very comfortable and the location was perfect, right off the Freedom Trail and easy walking distance to the Trains and all the delicious restaurants, shops and sites.

The patio was amazing, if we weren't sleeping, seeing the sites or trying to eat at every restaurant in the North End, we were sitting out on the patio, from drinking our morning coffee to sipping our evening wine, we got to know all the neighborhood residents who would stop by and recommend where to go and what to see.

Joe and Sue were wonderful hosts, they came down over the weekend to introduce themselves and answered all our questions,

We are definitely going to call them first the next time we come to Boston.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, It was great seeing you again, say hello to the rest of the family, If I ever get a vacation LOL, we will come and visit, See you next time, Joe and Sue
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Lovely cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is definitely very appropriately named, "Enchanted Cottage". I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay here. It is very well located near the Freedom Trail in North End. It is also close to North Station so convenient access to both "T" system and commuter rail for easy day trips to other areas of Ma. Convenience stores, small shops nearby and laundry 1 block away as well as many Restaurants to enjoy nearby. The cottage itself is quite lovely starting with the flower filled front patio and continuing with the beautiful/comfortable furniture and top line appliances in kitchen. The kitchen was well stocked even having milk, eggs, condiments etc in frig and pantry with staples. The Keurig had full selection of coffees, teas, and hot chocolate. There was a pretty box full of maps and brochures from Boston and surrounding area attractions which was very helpful for someone from West Coast who had never been to Boston. I felt equal parts as if at home and yet pampered guest!!! Thank you so much Joe and Sue for sharing your Enchanted Cottage with me. My daughter as well as my granddaughter when they were there also enjoyed the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Cottage is Truly Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

The moment I stepped onto the little porch with all of the beautiful flowers I knew this was going to be a wonderful stay! Once I entered the cottage it only got better! The kitchen already had food! And the bathroom was supplied with everything I needed! My husband and I stayed here for three weeks and it was perfect. The cottage is located on a quiet street away from all the noise of the North End. But close enough to walk to all of the yummy restaurants. We enjoyed many evenings sitting on the porch with a glass of wine and meeting the neighbors. I would highly recommend staying in this cottage! it is Enchanting!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing little house with every amenity in a perfect location! Joe and Sue go above and beyond, stocking the refrigerator and cabinets with groceries and snacks! They are extremely accommodating and have a box of maps and favorite restaurants in the area! They even provide top not notch bathroom products and a men's and women's kit if you forgot something. We would definitely stay here again, and are looking forward to it!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth, Sue and I are thrilled that you both had a great time and were happy with the cottage. Your great review is much appreciated, We tried to make your vacation our top priority and strive to be the best value that can be found in the North End. If you decide to come visit Boston again, call us, We would love for you to stay with us again. We give all our returning guests a discounted rate. Once again thank you for staying with us. Joe and Sue Owners
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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

North End Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Service $125
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.

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

Please report any breakage/damage prior to checking out.

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

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