Beautiful and historic Victorian brownstone on Beacon St.  Perfect location in between Arlington and Berkeley St.  A Boston location doesn't get better. Central and walkable (or a 10 min Uber/cab) to everything in Boston!Beautiful and historic Victorian brownstone on Beacon St.  Perfect location in between Arlington and Berkeley St.  A Boston location doesn't get better. Central and walkable (or a 10 min Uber/cab) to everything in Boston!
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Back Bay 1BR Apt / Heart of Boston!

United StatesMassachusettsBoston
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

5th floor Victorian brownstone on Beacon St / 2min to Boston Public Gardens / 5min to Beacon Hill / 5min to Newbury St / 25min to North End / 5min to MBTA (Arlington)/ 7 min to Charles River + Hatch shell / 10min to Boston Public Library

Beautiful and historic Victorian brownstone on Beacon St.  Perfect location in between Arlington and Berkeley St.  A Boston location doesn't get better. Central and walkable (or a 10 min Uber/cab) to everything in Boston!

Beautiful and historic Victorian brownstone on Beacon St. Perfect location in between Arlington and Berkeley St. A Boston location doesn't get better. Central and walkable (or a 10 min Uber/cab) to everything in Boston!


The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: lei313
Security Deposit: lei835
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

This beautiful 5th floor apartment is in a fabulous location in central Boston - the Back Bay on Beacon St between Arlington and Berkeley St. It is a modernized, luxury Victorian brownstone. It's on the 5th floor, but there's a charming two-person elevator that'll take you there!.

We live in quiet condo building in an upscale neighborhood. We feel most comfortable with guests who have had previous positive air bnb reviews and are over age 30. It is our approach for a safe experience for everyone/everything involved - ourselves, our neighbors and our property. Many thanks for your understanding.

Bedroom - There is a queen sized bed in the bedroom, which comfortably fits 2 people. It's a brand new Beautyrest mattress, purchased Aug 2014 with memory foam pillows. There is also a sofa that pulls out into a full-sized bed, which can fit 2 small adults.

Kitchen - Jason is particular about the kitchen. It is updated with stainless steel appliances, a spiffy dishwasher, and a new set of pots and pans!

Dining room - Seats 6.

Bathroom - It is stocked with TRESemmé shampoo and conditioner in a cool dispenser system. We supply a hairdryer and extra soft toilet paper. Fluffy towels are provided.

Washer/Dryer - Available to you in the building in the basement level

- Fast wifi internet: 105mbps with Comcast is available.
- Cable: We have two TVs - one in the living room and one in the bedroom. There are 40-50 channels with HBO.

Guest Access

The entire apartment minus the storage closet. That's where we keep all of the cleaning supplies and my secret chocolate stash.

Interaction with Guests

You'll have access to the apartment but should you need us, Jason and I live about 20 minutes away.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is not "close" to the city. It's in the HEART of it all. Nearly everything is walkable, and if you're lazy, everything can be accessed via a very short MBTA ride away. Copied from wikipedia: "Back Bay is an officially recognized neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes — considered one of the best-preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States — as well as numerous architecturally significant individual buildings and important cultural institutions such as the Boston Public Library. It is also a fashionable shopping destination (especially Newbury and Boylston Streets, and the adjacent Prudential Center and Copley Place malls) and home to some of Boston's tallest office buildings, the Hynes Convention Center, and numerous major hotels.

Prior to a colossal 19th-century filling project, what is now the Back Bay was a literal bay. Today, along with neighboring Beacon Hill, it is one of Boston's two most expensive residential neighborhoods.

Getting Around

From Boston Logan International Airport: The apart is 4.6 miles (or a 20 minute drive) from Boston's Logan International airport. I'd recommend an Uber or UberX ($25-$35). Another option is to take the MBTA. The silver line (which is actually a bus) leaves Logan airport and you'll want to get off at South Station. From there, you'll want to take the red line to Park street (towards Alewife) to switch to the green line. Take Park street on the green line towards B, C, D, or E (any of those lines will work) and get off at Arlington. We're about an 8 block walk from the Arlington MBTA station.

The MBTA or the "T" - Green line, Arlington Station - is 5 minutes away (8-9 blocks). A one-way "T" subway ride is $2.65 if you get a paper ticket. At some of the larger T stations, you can get a plastic "Charlie Card" and add money via the machines. This makes a one way T ride $2.10.

Bicycles - You can also rent bicycles throughout the city via Hubway. It is $6 for a 24 hour pass or $12 for a 72 hour pass.

Pedicabs - Occasionally, you'll see young adults on bicycles with a cart attached to them. This three-wheeled mode of transportation can be fun! I've taken it once and found my driver to be super interesting to chat with.

Uber and UberX - It's taken over Boston as the premiere way to get around in an automobile. There are flat rates, no need to tip and a convenient smartphone app.

Parking - If I were touring Boston, I wouldn't get a rental car. However, if you have one, or have a friend that is visiting you, there are plenty of options. On Beacon St. and most surrounding, there is 2-hour metered street parking ($0.25 for 12 minutes). On some spots, after 6pm, it turns to residential parking where only spots with a sticker can park. Unfortunately, you'd have to register your car, get Boston auto insurance, etc - and that's not a pretty number. For other spots after 6pm, it's free! I usually get lucky with street parking, but on weekends, you may need to circle around for a bit. Should you get impatient, or just not want to parallel park, there is a garage nearby.

Parking garage - I recommend the Boston Commons Garage, a 0.4 or an 8min walk.

Weekday Rates:
0 - 1 Hour: $12
1 - 2 Hours: $18
2 -3 Hours: $24
3 - 10 Hours: $28
10 - 24 Hours: $32

Weeknight Rates:
Evenings: Enter Mon-Fri, 4 p.m. - 6 a.m., Exit before 8 a.m.
0 - 1 Hour: $10
1 - 3 Hours: $14
Over 3 Hours (until 8 a.m.): $18

Weekend Rates:
Sat, Sun & Holidays - Enter after 6 a.m., Exit before 8 a.m. the next day.
0 - 1 Hour: $10
1 - 3 Hours: $14
Over 3 Hours (until 8 a.m.): $18

Other Things to Note

We live in quiet condo building in an upscale neighborhood. We feel most comfortable with guests who have had previous positive air bnb reviews and are over age 30. It is our approach for a safe experience for everyone/everything involved - ourselves, our neighbors and our property. Many thanks for your understanding.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

No smoking. No pets. No drugs. No parties. Quiet hours after 9pm.

Tenants' belongings are not covered under our insurance. We recommend that you obtain renter's insurance as we are not responsible for your belongings.

We care for this apartment as if it were our own home. This is a family neighborhood and a quiet/respectful one.

This home was built prior to 1978 and according to MA Lead Law notification, we have to inform our renters that there is a possibility of lead paint. Kindly do not eat the walls.

Check-in Time: 3:00 PM
Checkout Time: 11:00 AM

To ensure your safe deposit returned on time, please follow your checkout duties:
- Wash and put away dishes OR start the dishwasher!
- Double bag the trash and we will take it out!
- We will strip the sheets and wash the towels!

Thank you so much!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Beautiful and historic Victorian brownstone on Beacon St.  Perfect location in between Arlington and Berkeley St.  A Boston location doesn't get better. Central and walkable (or a 10 min Uber/cab) to everything in Boston!

Beautiful and historic Victorian brownstone on Beacon St. Perfect location in between Arlington and Berkeley St. A Boston location doesn't get better. Central and walkable (or a 10 min Uber/cab) to everything in Boston!

Your Host


Nicole

Nicole

Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Member since December 2013

I am Boston born and bred. I went to elementary, high school and university in this incredible city. My boyfriend, Jason, grew up in Hong Kong and came to Boston for college. He and I travel internationally for several months durng the year, but always come back to this city for its incredible food, fun atmosphere, and because it's our home. We live in the 'burbs (about 15 minutes away) with our Siberian Husky.

The two of us have grown up traveling. We've experienced five-star accommodations from our previous "business" careers in management consulting and accounting. We have also traveled through the Jordanian desert sleeping in Bedouin tents and with Northern Thailand families in bamboo huts. The common denominator that we feel makes a wonderful accommodation is when a home-y and comfortable space. We've designed the apartment with this in mind. All ceramic pottery pieces were designed by my Aunt Sally. All framed prints and canvases were photographed by Jason or myself.

When traveling, our main focus is always food. We love our meats and seafood. The one thing that makes my eyes pop is dessert. Jason is all about his red wine, scotch and other classic drinks. Our second focus is the local experience. There is so much more to a city than historical buildings, duck boat tours, and the Freedom trail (all of which are amazing). There are the North End side streets for delicious lobster rolls, local markets (like the South End SOWA), and really interesting one-day volunteer opportunities.

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