About this listing
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.
•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
From Apr 15 - 18, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.