Private room off the Freedom Trail.

House - Private room · R Charter St, Boston, MA 02113, United States
Your host, Howard
101 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Just steps from the Freedom Trail and Old North Church and a block from Boston Harbor, the location of this century-old single family can't be beat. A few minutes walk to the green and orange lines and downtown Boston. The room includes a full sized bed to accommodate 2 people, air conditioning, exposed brick walls, a triple-paned window, a built in wardrobe and a massage chair. The bed has a heated mattress pad and down bedding (down-alternative available on request). The bathroom has marble floors, subway tile and a spa quality shower head.

There is a cot available for a third person for a small fee.

For your convenience the room has the following:
hair dryer
drinking glasses
large designer towels and sheets
extra toiletries
maps to borrow.
free laundry is available for stays of a week or longer.

In the interest of full disclosure:
There is a tank-bound turtle on the premises.
The room is on the first floor but there are 6 exterior steps to walk up.
The bathroom is not ensuite. Most of the time the bathroom will be for your exclusive use.
The kitchen and living room are not accessible to guests.
There is no TV in the room but a personal DVD, netbook or netflix player may be borrowed.

There is a 3-night minimum. If the calendar shows your selected dates as available, you can simply go ahead and send a reservation request (it's not necessary to email first to confirm dates). Dates that are not available have been blocked out. The unit is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guest Access

First floor bedroom and bathroom only.

Interaction with Guests

I will be present during your stay. I can always be reached by phone for recommendations.

The Neighborhood

The North End is the little Italy of Boston. There is a lot of character here, not to mention history. There are houses that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Also, check out the feasts that happen in late summer.

Getting around

The nearest T stops are Haymarket on the green and orange lines and Aquarium on the blue line.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $2500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Howard's private room and bathroom are exactly as listed - conveniently located for the airport and all main tourist attractions and part of the great Little Italy neighbourhood. It is clean, comfortable and secure, and close to food options (there are no tea/coffee facilities in the room). Howard is an experienced and affable host who is available when you need him but otherwise leaves you to it. I would definitely stay here again.

    July 2014
  • Howard's place was perfectly located, comfortable and clean. Really enjoyed the lively and convenient neighborhood and got a great nights sleep. Howard was very accommodating, checked in on us to make sure all was well and graciously allowed us to leave our (email hidden) while waiting for a later flight.

    June 2014
  • Howard (email hidden), he gave lots of helpful advice on where to go and what to do. He was very courteous and left me to my own devices giving ime plenty of space. I would definitely recommend him as a host, and would love to stay again in the future.

    June 2014
  • Howard was a kind and friendly host. Was available for an early morning check-in and provided me with a walk-through of the room and space.

    Bedroom and bathroom were perfect size for one or two people. Found the space to be clean and well suited for my needs of a 3 night stay. The neighborhood was an easy walk into Boston proper.

    May 2014
  • Howard (email hidden)! He has the perfect North End location. The bedroom was quiet and dark at night so I slept great! Howard has great suggestions for places to eat. I am very pleased with my experience.

    May 2014
  • great host. nice and friendly place.. Howard asked us if we need something.. also towels available.. also good reachable and close to the center and quincy market

    May 2014
  • We ran the Boston Marathon, and stayed 3 days with Howard.
    He'(email hidden). We liked our stay - we had everything we need. And the location is absolutely great!
    Thank you very much, Howard!

    April 2014
  • Our stay with Howard was our first Airbnb experience and it turned out great. Howard was very responsive and gave us all the information we needed. The room has a lot of privacy. It was very clean and comfortable - it even comes with a massage chair. It's small but has all you need. The bathroom was separate but we had it to ourselves (I loved that it had a heater for cold mornings). Howard was a friendly and helpful host. We loved the location. Close to a lot of nice restaurants (the neptune's lobster rolls are to die for!) and pastries, yum! It's a 5-10 minute walk to the T. It's easy to walk to town too. We only had 2 days to visit Boston and it (email hidden) to stay, thanks Howard!

    April 2014
  • Very comfortable room, and a great location in Boston. Howard was a friendly and helpful host.

    March 2014
  • Howard's place is in a great neighborhood of Boston. There are tasty restaurants, fun bars and some historical charm to top it off. Howard was wonderful to work with. His place is great to stay at. My favorite was the massage chair!! :) I'd definitely recommend his place to my friends.

    January 2014
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Hi. My name is Howard. I was born and raised in New York City and then came to Boston for college. I have been here ever since. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world which is why I rent out rooms in my house.
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