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 (website hidden) Garden is about 20 min walk away. And we are about a 7 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 queen bed, queen futon, and 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 with a grill! Amenities include washer, dryer, dishwasher, iron, WIFI, central Air conditioning. We've never had pets and never smoked. Our daughter is small, not yet crawling, so it is not totally baby-proofed. We moved into this house this year, our previous reviews are from our old place.
Guests will have access to WiFi, en suite laundry, all rooms of the house except the attic.
I love our neighborhood of Charlestown! It's a part of Boston that is truly underrated. We routinely go for walks downtown, to the north end, to the harbor walk, and to local pubs and cafes. Part of C-town feels very colonial - the gas lit streets, the red brick townhouses, the Bunker hill monument, the Warren tavern. And other parts feel very maritime - the docks, pier 6 tavern, Old Ironsides. And all of it is a young living neighborhood with easy access to the T, buses, Whole Foods, and cafes. Although we see tourists all the time on the Freedom Trail, it's a real neighborhood with people playing football in the street with their kids, neighbors catching up on the sidewalk, and fun local traditions.
A seven minute walk brings you to the orange T line, community college stop. The 93 bus at the end of our street connects to Haymarket (by Government Center and the North End) though we would normally walk this. The (free) MGH shuttle bus stop is a 10 minute walk away, it goes to Massachusetts General Hospital.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$800 /week|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We had a wonderful time staying at this apartment - the photographs provided give a very accurate portayal of the accommodation. In addition, Finola was an absolute pleasure to deal with and went out of her way to make our experience thoroughly enjoyable. The location is wonderful - all you require is within walking distance, we will certainly return.
Great location. Finola and Damon made access to the apartment very easy by connecting me to their neighbours on the 4th floor. They left me a welcome bottle of wine, a map and suggestions of things to do in the neighbourhood.
I had a great time in Boston and having the use of the apartment made it all the better. Next time, I will take a lighter suitcase to get up the two flights of stairs - they are a little steep.
It took a couple of tries to get used to the locks on the two entrances as it is an older building. The apartment was clean, easy to find things, quick connection to internet was great and a sweet outdoor market that was open on Sat. morning for buying food for breakfasts.
I felt vey at home in this apartment and felt like I was living in Boston for the weekend, not just a tourist. Thank you again Finola and Damon.
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