Character and history abound in this utterly charming duplex furnished apartment, in metro Boston near Logan Airport. Awarded for outstanding achievement in historic preservation, the apartment has been completely renovated with loving care, incorporating architectural details and décor that hark back to the building’s rich history as a firehouse. The rooms are chock full of nooks and crannies and charm galore. The gleaming hardwood floors and 11 foot ceilings give an airy, spacious feel as a family friendly vacation rental for Boston visitors. The open concept first floor features a fully equipped kitchen with beautiful wood cabinets and a living room area with flat screen TV and desk area perfect for computer time. There is also a ½ bath and a full bed in a corner away from the living room area. The second floor has two bedrooms and a full bath with claw foot tub with shower. The two-floor apartment has two bedrooms and one and a half baths, accommodating up to six guests. Central air keeps you comfortable in summer, and environmentalists will appreciate the solar heated water and eco-friendly products. Located close to biking and hiking trails, playgrounds and state parks (bike storage provided). 4 blocks to the bus or 20 minute walk to public transit, or drive and park to another metro in 10-15 minutes. All take you Boston’s historic sites, Tufts University and MIT. History buffs will delight. (Note: stairs to bedrooms are a little steep.) Off street parking for one car, must be reserved. No street parking.
- Apartment1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
2 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath On 2 Floors, Yard And Deck. Quiet And Comfortable
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
I am the owner of a small local and reputable company representing accommodations in Metro Boston since 1981 and a long-standing member of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Lodging Association and Professional Association of Innkeepers International. We own, manage and work closely with each property owner to ensure that they meet safety standards, are well maintained, clean and in desirable locations, giving you comfort in knowing there are no scams and meeting your expectations. Our team at Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony have detailed knowledge of the accommodations and locations. We encourage phone conversations, give personal attention to each inquiry, and are totally committed to providing each guest with exceptional quality, value and customer service.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming and unique!
What a lovely place! My husband and I stayed here as our daughter graduated from her masters program at Tuft's University. It was about a 15 minute drive to campus, so very doable. This home-away-from home was very clean and really had everything we needed. Quaint, is a good word to describe this dwelling filled with original wooden doors and floors. Don't forget to read the history of the building that is provided on the big desk. The hosts are very nice and they are available if need be, which is reassuring after driving for 19 hours to get there. My only feedback - could use more kitchen counter space or a island.
Great base while looking at colleges!
Charming restored 1898 firehouse. Very clean and comfortable. Owners were very welcoming. Would definitely recommend it.
Great Thanksgiving week stay
Stayed for one week with my one-year-old and four-year-old and husband. They were enchanted by the firehouse and there was plenty of room for them to play and just be kids.
The firehouse is chock full of memorabilia and Americana. The hosts do a lovely job of providing a history of the firehouse (technically a chemical house) and summarizing area attractions.
Two upstairs bedrooms are cute and comfortable. Kitchen was well supplied with all the tools we could need for in-home dining. Open floor plan on the ground floor, again, very conducive to a stay with children.
Only tough issue was that the old stairs are steep and winding. I had to make sure the kids slowed down to go upstairs and down.
Would stay again!
What can I say? It was so different from anywhere I’ve stayed. Decorated perfectly to fit it’s history. There was everything there we needed. Close to Boston. Would recommend to anyone traveling to the area to stay at this charming Firehouse. Owners were wonderful. We had no problems with anything while there Loved it!
Great historic location for a family vacation!
Our family, including 3 teens, stayed here for several days in July 2017, and we really enjoyed this unique location. We enjoy vacations that include a mix of history and fun, and staying in this historic firehouse was perfect for our family! We appreciated the information the owner provided on the history of the building, local restaurants, and transit information.
This is a great option for those with a family of 5-6, where a single hotel room isn't enough, and a rental such as this is a more economical option and gives you the experience of living in a typical Boston area neighborhood. The house was well maintained, nicely decorated, clean, and we appreciated that the linens were included. We took advantage of the free parking spot at the house and utilized the subway to quickly access Boston and surrounding area. We'd definitely recommend this location to others wanting to visit the Boston area!
Great location, fun and spacious property
The firehouse was a very cool place to come 'home' to in Boston!
Wonderful bike path and parks.
Additional information about rental rates
Guest will pay occupancy tax (10-15%) if taxes are imposed. This amount will be automatically processed on your credit card when /if taxes are imposed.LONG TERM: (One month or longer) The required minimum number of months (from the 1st month onward) is non-refundable. Additional months over the required minimum are non-refundable if cancelled less than 2 months prior. (Note: Any dates we rebook will be refunded.) Months must be rented consecutively. Minimum $100 fee. 1/2 month security deposit ($500 if just one month rental)