This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Back Bay Penthouse offers panoramic views of Boston and overlooks Boston Common.
The Penthouse is located in a 150 year old brownstone--Beacon On The Common--located in one of Boston's most prestigious and historical neighborhoods.
Just steps away you can enjoy sailboats and summer concerts along the Charles River, swan and ducklings in the Boston Public Garden and visit Cheers where everyone knows your name.
This luxurious multi-level penthouse has 3 bedrooms and 3 private bathrooms. There are 2 queen, custom-made platform beds and one double, custom-made platform bed.
Living room features a wood burning fireplace, wet bar, 50 inch flat screen TV, VCR/DVD player and stereo system.
The fully applianced kitchen includes gas stove, double ovens. There is a separate dining area and breakfast bar.
Your rental includes: all furnishings, housewares, utilties, high-speed Internet, basic cable TV and private telephone with free local calls.
Please note that there are stairs in the unit.
Beacon on the Common is an air conditioned, elevator building. Common laundry facilities.
Please Note: Unit can accommodate up to 8 persons with an aerobed, which can be rented for an additional cost of $25/night.
Please request when making a reservation.
Beacon on the Common provides an eclectic selection of private suites that tastefully mix old world charm with modern appointments.
***NOTE: Short-term rental rates vary by season, length of stay, City events and property census—very much like hotels.
Amazing view from the penthouse windows! Also great bathrooms and kitchen, comfortable couch and so on. Only critisism: the kitchen is badly equipped and the rooms are a lot smaller than they appear in the pictures. Nevertheless, this apartment is totally worth it!
The unit itself was nice. Great views. Cleaning could have been better- IE used shampoos and toiletries in the bathrooms.
Kitty was great however. We had an issue and were unable to use the whole reservation. She tried her best to help, but unfortunately change and cancelation policies are strict. Nonetheless she was great to work with and very easy to reach by phone.
Great location and apartment. We had no problems at the place.
The apartment had a couple of issues. The TV was not hooked up in one of the bedrooms. The master bath has a stained glass window behind the toilet overlooking the bedroom. A less than private experience.
The penthouse apt. was very nice. However, the elevator wasn't working, and we had to climb 6 flights (4 times, as it ended up). That can happen. However there were other problems that a checklist would have corrected. The cooling did not work until an air conditioning contractor was called (the apt was in the 80s when we arrived after climbing stairs). First, the thermostat in the LR didn't control the cooling, though the sign on it warned against setting it too low. We later were told the cooling was controlled by a thermostat behind the front door, in a closet or niche, but it was inoperable because the battery needed replacement. There was no bath or hand soap, an omission we did not discover until we were ready to shower -- then an 8 block walk to buy soap. The coffeemaker is broken (line that distributes hot water to the grounds was missing); the filters provided were the wrong type (we poured boiling water manually); the toaster oven on/off knob was missing; remote controls on bedroom TVs didn't work (discovered 2 could be turned on at the device on last morning); the front lights in sw bedroom didn't work (had to climb riser to turn on the rear set); the shower head in upstairs hall bathroom aimed at the wall (bracket was broken), so couldn't be used. I always leave a tip for housekeepers -- they have the worst job -- but didn't this time because a basic review would have solved most of these problems. If they had turned the AC on before our arrival on a hot day, they would have known it didnt work. A great apartment made very unpleasant by neglect of little things.
The area is excellent, however, the accommodations are not worth the price that is charged. TVs do not work, the cooking utensils are limited and do not fit the stove. The showers are very cramped. The sink did not drain because the drain plug was stuck. The lights flickered at times. The rooms were tiny. Sleeping eight is a stretch.
Great apartment, great location, great views!
Very nice penthouse with kitchen and dining area with a wonderful view, the only disappointmet was that 1 of 3 bedrooms was really small.
We had a wonderful time in Boston, even with the intrusion of Irene!!! This rental exceeded all that I was hoping for, which is a rare event. The descriptions of this wonderful place are right on with the exception of two minor things. We only found 2 bathrooms vs. 3 and there are a few more stairs then we expected. Building elevator stops 1 flight before entrance. A little challenging for elderly people but well worth the climb! We loved the place, the view and the location and look forward to returning again & again! Thank you!!!
Location was fantastic and the view at night was great for adding colour to entertaining. Small issues detracted from the overall decor. The leather lounge suite was very worn. The bedrooms were disappointing because the curtains were inadequate and some walls and windows needed repair. Being a penthouse and for the price, these items should have been fixed.