Welcoming home near downtown Boston and historic sights, ready to host you. We host guests in our home when we travel ourselves. The spacious house is fully equipped with A/C and kitchen appliances, and has a deck outside. Our location is ideal for business travelers, families, or holiday vacationers - 10 min walk to subway (T), 2 blocks from Freedom Trail. Bunker Hill Monument is visible from the top floor, our Boston neighborhood of Charlestown charms our guests every time.
Come stay in our comfortable house in a historic part of Boston. You’ll enjoy spacious digs within walking distance of downtown, only two blocks from the Freedom Trail.
Our house is located in the charming Boston neighborhood of Charlestown on Bunker Hill. Across the river from the North End (Little Italy), we live in a safe, cohesive neighborhood with its own distinct maritime flavor, yet within a 15-20 min walk to downtown. Charlestown has its own bars and restaurants, but is mostly known for its role in the Revolutionary War. We live on Bunker Hill, the monument is visible from the back of our house. Our local pub, the Warren Tavern is older than the United States. Nearby Old Ironsides is the oldest boat in the fleet. Todd English's restaurant Figs is just a few blocks away. I take my daughter for walks on the docks or into parks in Cambridge. Whole Foods is 5 min walk away. TD Garden is about 20 min walk away. And we are about a 7-10 minute walk to the Community College Orange line T stop, 93 bus stop is at the end of our block (goes to Haymarket and Downtown Crossing), MBTA water shuttle to Long Wharf is a few min walk away. Hubway bike stop is 2 blocks away. There's free street parking in the evenings and weekends. Approximately 15 min taxi ride to airport (or 10 min water taxi!).
Our house is from the 19th century, but completely updated. Private, unhosted, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. It's perfect for a family or couple sets of friends. There's a large kitchen, separate dining room, living room, and extra room we call the lounge. We have a comfy king sleep number bed, queen bed, and single bed or queen air mattress. There's only one bath/shower which is why we recommend 4 people. Best of all, we have a deck out back! Amenities include washer, dryer, dishwasher, iron, WIFI, central Air conditioning. We've never had pets and never smoked. Our children are young, we keep the house uncluttered as toddler-proofing.
Guests will have access to WiFi, en suite laundry, all rooms of the house except the attic and the basement.
Interaction with guests
Usually we are traveling when we are hosting. We are available by text, phone, or message all the time. When we are staying out of town, my parents (also Bn'B hosts) handle emergency issues. We've been hosting for more than five years and had very few problems.
Other things to note
This is our home, not a vacation home. The benefit is that the house has everything to keep you comfortable (use our olive oil!) but the downside is that we do not have extra space in or closets for guest items. There is plenty of space. Of the 6 rooms (excluding bathrooms) in the house, 3 are bedrooms. Lastly, we do not have private parking. Ask me for other parking options.
•Please do not have pets in the house
•Please do not smoke anywhere on the premises
•Please lock and shutter living room windows when leaving the house for safety reasons
•Please check out at the time I asked you by email
•Please do not access the office on the top floor or the basement
•Please leave the house as tidy as you found it
•Turn off A/C, grill, oven, appliances when not using them
•Keep the gate in front closed (so next door dog does not escape)
•Please do not have large parties or extra people to sleep over
•Please do not open the windows in the dining room and be careful of the windows in the baby’s room and the yellow room on the top floor (old windows that can fall down or delicate set up for A/C)
•Refrain from eating or drinking dark liquids/foods on the white couches
We are a 30something couple (plus child) living in the center of Boston. We love travel, and going out on fun adventures. I'm a scientist and my husband is a former engineer starting a new company.