About this listing
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.
This apartment is in an excellent location. Although it is small and located in an older building, you are in the old Boston area of Beacon Hill, so you can't beat that. The walls are now painted white so it's much brighter. The bathtub looks a little scary, but it's just worn - not dirty. Sean's communication was great. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, especially for this location at this price.
La ubicación es muy buena ya que puedes ir caminando al centro en 15-20 minutos tranquilamente. La zona es muy tranquila y se puede descansar. El apartamento está recién pintado de blanco, está un poco sucio pero nosotros lo queríamos para dormir exclusivamente así que no hubo problema. La bañera está un poco oxidada en algunas zonas.
A no frills, very affordable place to stay in a great neighborhood. Very walkable to North End. About a 45 min walk to Fenway. It's small, but fits 2 people comfortably.
Sean was accommodating about our arrival time (our bus was late--he handled it gracefully), responsive, and all that good stuff. The place is small and not a luxury hotel, but that was what we were expecting and we had a fine time staying there. The neighborhood is wonderful.
Sean was helpful, and communication was good. The apartment was small, but all we needed for a couple of days, with all facilities working fine.
The area was great, lots of nice bars and restaurants, and close to the subway, so easy access anywhere in the city.
A couple of small downsides are that you can hear every time someone leaves or enters the building, and some of the decoration isn't quite up to hotel standard (we didn't mind, but some people are more picky), but as we were out all day it didn't bother us. Overall a great place to stay.
Simple but a great location and quiet.Excellent communication beforehand. Sean explained how we could get to accommodation by train. Great feel for Boston in the area and could walk to most places. Good wifi and maps left to get us started. I would stay there again .
Sean was a great host who was super responsive and communicative via text and phone leading up to our reservation. The apartment is located in the heart of Beacon Hill, convenient to many of Boston's key attractions, as well as the MGH T station and Logan Airport. The unit is dated and is small, but at this price, it is a substantial value over other options in the neighborhood.
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About the Host, Sean
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!