Your own charming first floor private apartment nestled among single family townhouses in the heart of historic Beacon Hill just steps from Charles Street. Restaurants, gourmet food shops, cafes, and art galleries are within walking distance.
Enjoy this apartment in a gorgeous Greek revival private townhouse in Boston's most desirable neighborhood. The apartment is full of art, period pieces, high ceilings, a small kitchen, one full size bed, cable TV, iHome, and wireless internet.
Walking distance to Massachusetts General Hospital.
This apartment is ideal for a single person or a couple. There is only one double/full size real bed. Although the apartment is optimal for one or two people we have had numerous requests from families. To accommodate this we have acquired an inflatable twin size bed and a Graco Pack 'N Play portable crib.
Air conditioning and access to free laundry in the basement. The apartment is very private. You can come and go as you please. There are usually a couple of other people in the house. There are two other apartments. One upstairs and one down. You will hear people coming and going or chatting in the front hall.
The house is very quiet. No partying going on. There are no pets in the building.
Basement washing machine and dryer. No charge.
Bed linens and soft towels are provided.
Fixings for coffee and tea are included.
I'll make sure you feel welcome and right at home.
Enter through a shared main hall just a few steps up from the street. From the entrance hall you have a locked door to your own private, first floor apartment. I'll be there to greet you and show you around the apartment and answer any questions.
I work at home in an office on the first floor and I live upstairs with my family. I am usually in the building or in the neighborhood if you have any questions or need advice on where to go and what to see. I'm not a whiz with electronics but If you're having trouble with the TV remote or the a/c, I can find someone who can sort it out. I'm not even writing this myself! ;)
Beacon Hill is a unique village in the middle of the city. The locals are out and about walking their dogs, taking their kids to school, going down to the corner for ice cream, a walk along the Charles River, or meeting friends for coffee. The area is extremely safe, family neighborhood.
MGH/Charles Street subway stop on the Red Line is just 2 blocks away. Back Bay and the Financial District are within walking distance. Bike rental (Hubway) is one block away. All other neighborhood are accessible by subway or cab.
Trash and recycling days are Monday and Friday in case you want to put something out. You can put something out after 5 pm the night before, and up to 7 am on the day of. Putting out something outside of these times may result in a fine.
For locals and many suburban residents, the best way to get to Beacon Hill may be by subway. You may reach Beacon Hill on the Red, Orange, Green, or Blue Lines, detraining from the stations as indicated below, and then walking to the Hill:
Red Line: Park Street or Charles Street/MGH Stations
Orange Line: At Downtown Crossing change to Red Line for Park Street Station
Green Line: Park Street, Government Center, or Boylston Street Stations
Blue Line: Government Center/Bowdoin Street Station (weekdays 5:15am - 6:30pm)
By Bus. There are no bus stops on Beacon Hill. There is also local bicycle rental next to the Charles Street subway station.
Other Things to Note
Much of the on-street parking in the Beacon Hill area is resident-only, although a very few free Visitor Parking spaces are available on a few streets on the Hill. Drivers are strongly advised to garage their cars in one of the several parking facilities located around the perimeter of the Hill. Alternatively, metered, on-street parking may be found on Charles, Beacon, Arlington, or Boylston Streets, or on Cambridge, Staniford, or New Chardon Streets near Government Center. The local parking lots are quite expensive often charging $30-$40 dollars a day for 24 hour parking.
A few recommended parking facilities:
Center Plaza/One Beacon Street. The entrance is accessible only from lower Tremont Street.
Charles Street Parking Garage at 144 Charles Street.
Boston Common Garage. This 1300-space parking facility is located under Boston Common. The garage is handicap-accessible and well lit.
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Garage. Located just north of the Charles Street MBTA station at 243 Charles Street.
Absolutely no smoking, indoors or outdoors. No pets.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Boston.
Although, the weather was acutely cold, we managed to tour most of the popular sites.
The highlight of the trip was our Host (Bernardo), he was very hospitable, communicative, and thoughtful.
His property is well placed in Beacon Hill and pleasantly cozy.
The listing was very accurate and the place was very clean. Bernardo made sure we were accommodated every sense of the word. He welcomed us upon arrival and made sure were were comfortable. Great place, great host. Thank you.
Great place. Perfect location. I really enjoyed my stay. The house and block had do much character.
Bernardo, On arrival in our cab Bernardo greeted us at the door and spent some time with us explaining the set out of the apartment and surrounding neighbourhood ,was easily contactable if required during our stay. A thoughtful host... The apartment was in a great location for grocery items cafe's, Pub's, Restaurants, short walk to the rail and Boston upper deck trolley tours " Great Value 3 day pass"
I was greeted by a neighbor of the host who was friendly.
The neighborhood is great and location of the flat compared to my business travels was nice. I used the T because it was only about 2 blocks from the flat.
The flat is quaint, cozy, and as advertised. Appears to be straight out of a Charles Dickens novel! Free wi-fi available. The building is old and full of character. Since the walls are thin, it may be a struggle for a light sleeper as one can hear the upstairs tenants walking around very easily.
Overall lovely experience! Bernardo was attentive to my needs and quick to respond to any questions I presented.
The listing description was accurate, but the apartment was even nicer than pictured -- it's a beautiful, clean, open space with a lot of warmth, and the neighborhood is BEAUTIFUL. Bernardo was very accessible and it's wonderful that he's right upstairs -- if anything goes wrong, you can feel secure that he'll be available to help out. EXTREMELY convenient access, and was just a seamless arrival and departure.
I've lived in this neighborhood with my family for 35 years. I was born and raised in Boston, in the old West End. I am a retired architect. I am almost always in the house or nearby. I've traveled extensively. Both my parents were born in Sicily. I am very friendly. I love to meet new people. I love a good joke and know all the ins and outs of living in the city. There is no better place to live in Boston.