svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets

North End Enchanted Cottage

(14 Reviews)

The manager has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more


Last updated: 05/23/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

Luxurious, charming, unique, and perfect.
The 420-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, 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.

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
Send email


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking allowed in the home, smokers can use the outside patio...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small well-behaved dogs and cats may be considered. There is a dog park located at the top of our street. Please speak with owners if you would like to bring a pet with you. There is a size restriction and a pet fee. Also pets must be kept in a pet crate if you are not home....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Spiral staircase to bedroom will be difficult for some....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    New queen bed with memory foam gel mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom loft with night stand, lights, work desk, chest ,dresser and valet chair, linens supplied....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Modern large tiled shower with a seat...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Sony DVD and Blue Ray player...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, games and Domino's provided...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Small library of music Cd's provided, 50's and 60's ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable Television provided...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Radio, CD and IPOD Stereo provided...moreless

  • Television:

    New Sony 40 inch wall hung smart cable Smart TV, if you have a netflix account you can log in ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Xbox and small library of games,...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small library of movies provided....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Short walk to downtown Boston, Financial District, Fanueil Hall, Boston Garden, Bunker Hill, USS Constitution and many other sites....moreless

  • Monument View:


  • Waterfront:

    This Enchanted cottage is adjacent to the entire North End Waterfront Recreation Area, which includes swimming pool, tennis, baseball, skating rink, children's pool and waterfront piers and marinas....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    New round glass dinning table and 4 chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New Window unit, capable of cooling the entire home. Remote control included....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A real fireplace, but limited to electric stove insert, which has an option to generate heat....moreless

  • Garage:

    there is a parking garage at the end of the street...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The home is heated by electricity....moreless

  • Internet:

    Includes hi speed internet, cable television and wifi. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All Linens provided; Multiple sets of sheets, blankets, pillows. Comforters and plush throws....moreless

  • Living Room:

    New double leather recliner, antique rocking chair plus a 40 inch smart TV. Adjustable pole lights, end tables, and stereo cd, radio IPOD player. Numerous decks of cards, games...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels for bath provided. Hand & shower soap. Shower mesh sponges Basic emergency medical supplies....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker with assorted coffee and tea pods....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, cups, glasses and utensils provided. Kitchen equipment; Blender, measuring cups/ spoons, full utensil crock, strainer, cutting board etc...Bar accessories provided. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New very quiet "Bosch" dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New modern full upscale kitchen with quartzite countertop. cups, glasses, bowls, plates, cutlery. It is a full kitchen, with everything you would need to cook a meal....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    New hi-end convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry is normally stocked with staples; flour, sugar " white and natural" EVOO, basic spices, salt & pepper, snacks, soups, cereal, pasta and sauce. Cleaning supplies; soap, dishwasher pods, sponges,...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator is normally stocked with water and soda (pop). Many fridge "staples" are provided also including condiments, milk, half & half, butter, eggs etc..When possible.. Treats from Mike's Bakery...moreless

  • Stove:

    New electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    just added a brand new toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Pleasant Patio with umbrella table and chairs. Flower boxes and hanging plants...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Can throw a rock to the tennis courts....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a public pool at the end of the street on the waterfront...moreless



from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Service $125
  • Taxes Not included


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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 05/23/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International Airport
North End, Boston, MA, USA
Nearest Barpub
all within a couple of blocks
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boston Harbor Ferries
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Commuter Rail and Subway System
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 93/Route 95
North End, Boston, MA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Over 100 restaurants within a couple of blocks
North End, Boston, MA, USA
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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1973

About: 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.

Why North End, Boston, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Send email

Links to more information:



  • new queen bed with gel foam mattress

    new queen bed with gel foam mattress



  • loft work desk and dresser

    loft work desk and dresser

  • dining room table

    dining room table

  • rocking chair

    rocking chair

  • Mike's Pastry shop

    Mike's Pastry shop

  • Pastry and wine  on the patio

    Pastry and wine on the patio

  • Copps Hill Cemetery

    Copps Hill Cemetery

  • The beautiful Patio

    The beautiful Patio

  • The Old North Church

    The Old North Church

  • Paul Revere's Home

    Paul Revere's Home

  • Duck Boat Tours of Boston

    Duck Boat Tours of Boston

  • modern full kitchen

    modern full kitchen

  • spiral staircase to the loft

    spiral staircase to the loft

  • old world charm

    old world charm

  • a view from the loft

    a view from the loft

  • original brick fireplace

    original brick fireplace

  • new large shower

    new large shower

  • Regina Pizza

    Regina Pizza

  • Some of Mike's Pastries

    Some of Mike's Pastries

  • The Swan Boats

    The Swan Boats

  • The Prayer Garden

    The Prayer Garden

  • The Old North Church

    The Old North Church

  • The little tan home I grew up in.

    The little tan home I grew up in.

VRBO #695253

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-640-7927

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more