Complete private Beacon Hill apartment, with reinterpreted Shaker furniture made by us.
Amazing location short walk to Freedom trail, Boston Common, MGH, Theatre Dist. Best for 2 or 3, sleeps up to 4. Red, Blue & Green lines all a short walk away!
We have built and are building very nice, historically accurate specimens of shaker furniture to furnish the apartment. The bed, trundle, nightstand and pegboards and breakfast table are all there and complete.
Check-in/out is as flexible as possible. Everything is in the apartment (kitchen with fridge and 4 burner stove-oven and full bathroom with shower/tub) nothing shared.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment though is 100% private to you, I won't bother you during the stay (unless you want me to!)
Gas lamps. No vacant lots. Great architectural detail. 99.5% masonry buildings, all more or less dating between 1830 and 1910. Ivy here and there. A couple of wood framed gems from the 17th and 18th centuries tucked in here and there. Little passageways through blocks. A couple of very nice playgrounds. Great proximity to esplanade, Boston Common and Charles street (shopping/restaurants).
The best location for subway access in Boston. Blue line at Bowdoin (now open full hours of operation-BEST transportation from Logan Airport!), Red line at Charles/MGH), or Red, Green and Orange at Park street. North station is a 5 min walk away for Commuter Rail and Downeaster (Amtrak to the "downeast" i.e. coastal Maine). South station is the third stop from Charles MGH on the red line. Or an enjoyable 20-25 min walk through downtown.
Other Things to Note
If you drive here, note Parking is limited, this is downtown Boston! For a one day stay, the cheapest thing to do is park on Cambridge st or in a Beacon Hill Visitor Parking spot overnight--it's limited and you will often have to hunt (circle) for this free parking. Read all signs on the block. Ask questions if you're not sure. Boston will fine you up to $150 for parking in the wrong place and will tow in the middle of the night if you mess up.
For longer stays, park in the Boston Common Garage. ($27 a day).
My partner made the maple & cherry furniture for this apartment. Please be nice to it (wipe & dry with spong any food..don't drip hot wax..). Also say what you like about it in your review (-: if you like it follow @treeturn on instagram!
Sheets, towels and other cleaning are done by me. I do these things at different times. Always before dinner time (or before you arrive it's a really late arrival). Probably before 3pm, during the school year at about 1pm usually. If you have really specific needs, you should speak up ahead of time.
The apartment will be cleaned in the afternoon some time before dinner time--I try to get it all done before arrival, but otherwise "check in" means key pick up and luggage drop. There is no specific check in time--except that it's after 12 noon. I may be flexible on this, but don't expect it per se.
Please contain trash--if you need something removed i'll take it away for you (let me know) Do NOT put things in the hallway (NEVER) or on the street without checking with me first. Trash can be on the street after 5pm on thursdays and sundays. Nothing should be placed on the street after 6am monday or friday.
The apartment was lovely. The location is right in the center of Beacon Hill, such a gorgeous neighborhood. Sean was a great host, so helpful and always available to answer any questions. I would recommend this apartment to anyone that is planning on visiting Boston.
Place was perfect. Sean was very accommodating as my arrival and departure times were uncertain. Thanks.
We had a wonderful time staying at Sean's place in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. It's a great neighborhood with lots nice places to eat & shop. It's also very convenient to move around the city from this location both with the Metro & buses but more importantly you can walk all around downtown from here which we did! The apartment is as described and was very comfortable for us during our stay. Sean was a great host staying in touch with us. We would definitely stay with him again.
Sean was very friendly and welcoming! The room as just as described, clean and the location was absolutely perfect. Within easy walking distance the centre of Boston and Irving Street itself was delightful.
Would definitely stay again if traveling back to Boston.
Sean was a a most excellent host. We locked ourselves out the 1st morning and he was there within ten minutes to let us in (note to guests, both outside doors are security doors, always bring your key!).
The place is tiny but when you have a room on Beacon Hill for right around 100$, you should know it will be a closet. Super convenient space, close to everything. And to all the whiners out there, if the dishes haven't been done, or the bed needs changing; make dinner plans or go have a drink at the Beacon Hill Pub and let the man know rather than bitching on Yelp. The guy's got 3 kids give him a break rather than a bad revue. Adapt and move on, it's how we survive as a species.
Thanks Sean! It was great.
My husband and I stayed in the Beacon Hill apartment for two nights.
- All you can possibly need within the studio, kitchen with hardware, microwave, fridge. Bathroom is fine, shower has pretty great water pressure (we enjoyed it, our water pressure home is not great).
- Whole Foods is down the street, you can buy whatever your heart desires and cook/reheat it at the apartment to save money.
- It's in a great neighborhood and location in general to get around.
- Getting in touch with Sean was super easy, just follow his directions for communication. He was really great about meeting up with us as late arrivals around 1am.
-Not a con of the apartment itself, but if you are driving in to Boston be warned- PARKING is a pain, and very expensive if you leave it for extended times... Try parking on the commuter line and taking the train to cut costs and add convenience.
- If you have any mobility issues/disabilities this may not be the place for you. We have neither but just wanted to mention it, the area is in Beacon Hill and you will have to walk uphill/downhill to get anywhere (not a big hill, but a hill) and the apartment can't accommodate a wheelchair.
Thanks Amy! I echo the commuter rail parking option. PEOPLE WHO DRIVE: compare amy's suggestion-- pick a lot (some are low as $6 a DAY! at an MBTA station -- see the authority's website. Most convenient are those at the end of the subway lines (Braintree, Alewife, Riverside). Those are $15 as opposed to up to $50 a day in town -- the garage closest to us is $40, 5 min away you can do just under $30.
This place will do, but it's not amazing. Beacon Hill is, the neighborhood, so that's a plus. It's dark and wasn't the cleanest, but it certainly was do-able. I'd say it's average.
This host has 901 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
I have been hosting people from all over the world through Airbnb for more than three years now and have really enjoyed the experience. Chatting with guests upon check in lets me not only tell them what a great city Boston is and how much it has to offer but to also listen to stories of where they live or have been to. That's what makes Airbnb such a great community builder in my mind - connecting people from all parts and walks of life.
Just like all of the travelers that I've hosted, I am a traveler myself - having been to a number of countries in Central Asia, Europe, and lived for a time in Micronesia. Each time I travel, I make sure to find a local connection to tell me about places off the beaten path that a tourist guide might miss, and if all else fails - I just enjoy seeing where my feet (or a local bus/train/subway) take me. So if you're looking for the best Ethiopian food in Boston or a little known museum (a whole room of the most realistic glass flowers hand blown in the 19th century), I can definitely point you in the right direction.
Speaking of directions, I bike a LOT around town and would be happy to provide a bike when you stay at either of my places. Boston may have a great (oldest in North America) subway system, but sometimes it's just nice to get on a bike and see where the next street takes you!
What keeps me not only travelling on Airbnb but also hosting are the notes that I frequently get, letting me know what a great time someone had or how much they enjoyed visiting a part of city I mentioned to them. These notes always put a smile on my face and leave me knowing that I have made someone's visit memorable!