First floor of a three story wooden framed home, built in 1875. This is a totally private space. There is a good sized living room, a bedroom with a queen size sleigh bed and a full kitchen. Ideal for two people. The space was redone in 2012.
Your own 1st floor apartment (over 500 square feet) in a newly renovated three room apartment. Living room, bedroom and spacious kitchen along with a brand new bath. Kitchen has a gas stove, a full sized refrigerator, microwave oven, and ample cabinet space. Also there is a supply of pots and pans if someone decided to make a meal. Knives , forks, dishes are all supplied. This is the first floor of a late 1800's era Victoran style home. Enjoy the charm of the past in a newly renovated space. Rest comfortably on a large, queen sized sleigh bed. Mattress and box spring are brand new. Situated just a few blocks from the historic Bunker Hill Monument. Here you'll get a real flavor for the people who make up the neighborhood and the city as a whole. There are a number of fine restaurants within walking distance for you to dine at.. You can walk into town from here. You can take a ferry from the Navy Yard to the Aquarium. From the Aquarium you can board ferries to go whale watching, view the harbor islands, board ferries to Provincetown, Salem and other coastal areas. . Logan International airport is a short ride from and to from the house.
The Boston Naval Shipyard s a short walk from the house. Here, you can view and board the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) . The oldest active battleshIp in the world. The historic Bunker Hll monument. You can climb the over two hundred stairs to the top of the monument. ) just a few blocks from the house. From there you can follow the Freedom Trail Into the city and view many of it's famous sites.
Boston's famous North End section is a brief walk over the bridge where you can enjoy excellent Italian Cuisine.
The Community College T' stop is a short ten minute walk from the house. Interstate Routes 90, 93, 95 and 128 are all easily accessed from Charlestown.
Fenway Park, Harvard Square, JFK library ,all accessible by public transportation.
Questions? just ask...
* REMEMBER WHEN DRIVING FROM NEW YORK, HARTFORD, AND OTHER PLACES SOUTH OF BOSTON TO BOSTON, ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON TO ***ADD A FEW HOURS TO YOUR DRIVING TIME*** BECAUSE OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF TRAFFIC.
*LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS A SHORT
RIDE ACROSS THE HARBOR FROM CHARLESTOWN.
*COMMUNITY COLLEGE T' STOP JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE HOME..10 MINUTE WALK..
**PARKING RESTRICTIONS.-PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!
PARKING IS RESTRICTED TO RESIDENT ONLY STICKER PARKING 8AM-8PM(MONDAY-FRIDAY). HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS ARE NOT RESTRICTED(NO PROBLEM) GARAGE PARKING AT THE NAUTICA GARAGE AT NAVY YARD. $22.00 PER DAY..
The space is entirely your own and I'll give the keys to you upon your arrival. One key to the font door to the house and a key for the door to the unit.
Interaction with Guests
I may knock on the door if I hear you and see how things are. Normally, once I've met you and giving you the rundown of the place and the area, I pretty much don't bother you.
The neighborhood is a mix of late 1800's style homes. The majority of the properties are owner occupied. It's a nice mix of lifelong 'Townies, young professionals and middle aged families.
Boston is a very walkable city. You can easily walk into downtown from here. It's fifteen to twenty minute walk across the bridge to downtown. Buses down either end of the street as well as easy access to train to downtown. The train station is an eight to ten minute walk directly down the road from here. (Orange Line- Bunker Hill Community College Stop.) Also a ferry from the Navy Yard which drops you off at the Aquarium.(which is right in town)
Other Things to Note
I would appreciate that you include a photo in your reservation request. So, that when you arrive I know who you are. Also, a description of your party. My husband, boy friend, wife, two teenage daughters, etc..
Please be considerate of the other people residing in the house. This is a home not a frat house. Any bad behavior will result in you being asked to leave. No smoking at all in the house! . Please do not sit on door stoop in front of the house and smoke. The smoke flows into the next door neighbors window. They have small children. Please do not toss ciggarrette butts into the neighbors stairwell. If you need to smoke -please take a walk ..thanks..
Sorry no pets.
Check in time is 3 P.M.- Check out is 11 A.M. These times may be flexible. Please let me know if your plans warrant different check in/check out times. I'm flexible.
Only registered guests allowed to stay overnight in space.
'DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE HYDRANT" $100.00 FINE..
Joe is a great host! He gave me a warm welcome when I arrived and showed me round the town. I was in Boston for the worst snowfalls on record and Joe made sure I was warm and even lent me some winter gear. The location is perfect for exploring Charlestown, with easy access to the rest of Boston. Highly recommended!
Joe is a great guy, interesting and helpful. His rental is just 2 stars. It's adequate and conveniently located in Charlestown, but it has shortcomings. It was cold. The drawers in the bedroom and kitchen were full of odd stuff, like a cold chisel. The kitchen was minimally stocked with cooking implements - Joe mentioned he doesn't encourage much cooking in there - so don't plan on more than scrambling some eggs and making (website hidden) is rabbit ears not cable or Directv. Bathroom is very small. Overall it was just ok, but we're not likely to return.
Joe welcomed us upon our arrival, gave us a good map and helpful commuting tips. He has been very helpful throughout our stay in providing great recommendations for restaurants and things to see, and even walking us to nearby historic sites.
The place was roomy, very clean, fully equiped and really nice. The pictures provided represented truely the appartment.
The area is quiet and charming, Charlesltown being a historic neighbourhood - it has preserved much of the hisotric cachet. It is an short walk to nearby historic sites: USS Constitution and Bunker Hill which are part of the freedom trail. The orange T line is easily accessible (10 min walk).
Overall, we had a great stay in Boston and we will contact Joe for our next visit. We highly recommend the place.
Joe was an excellent host. He greeted us on arrival and showed us around the apartment and gave us much useful information about the surrounding area. The apartment was very true to the photos, very clean, spscious and comfortable. Joe had included a variety of breakfast supplies, a bottle of wine and books and maps about Boston. Joe even drove us to the station for our departure. Thank you for an excellent stay in Boston, Joe.
Joe was a great host. Very welcoming and knowledgable about the local area and history. He went out of his way to make sure our stay was very enjoyable. Public transport was easily accessible. The apartment is quite spacious and well equipped. His pumpkin spice coffee was a favourite.
Staying at Joe's place was perfect for us. We didn't want to be in a noisy area but we also didn't want to be too far to walk everywhere. Charlestown provided us with both and Joe set us up with everything we needed, including a laugh or two! He got us a bottle of wine as a welcome along with bagels, fruit, juice, milk and an assortment of other things we could use for cooking. We made breakfast in our awesome little kitchen every morning and loved every second of it. We walked to the North End, to the long wharf and traveled anywhere else by taking the T, which was a short walk from Joe's place. Joe was there when we needed him, but he wasn't intrusive at all. His apartment was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 1st anniversary. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks, Joe! We enjoyed staying with you!
Booked a 4 night stay with joe- only stayed 3 due to a delay with air line. Joe was helpful, flexible and accommodating. Easy to get hold of at all times and quick to respond. Apartment was great. 8 mins from the "T" (underground). Location was very pretty- if we had stayed in the city we wouldn't have seen it! I'd recommended staying outside of city- fraction of the price and all of the charm! Close to start of freedom trail! Joe left us with items in the fridge too- most welcome! Wish we could have stayed longer! Comfy bed and spacious living room! Recommend to all!
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Renaissance Man. Suffolk University. Bunker Hill Community College. Roslindale High School Parkway Little League.
I was born in Charlestown. Lived on Bunker Hill Street till I was three years old. Moved to another section of the city known as West Roxbury, where I grew up. Have been back here at 39 Green Street since 2000. This house was the home to Michael and Emily O'Brien(,Cork and Kilarney) my mother's(Rita) parents. I've been to Europe on two different occassions and visited, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdamn, and Naples, in Italy, the birthpace of my fathers'(Blasé) parents, Maria and Giaccommo. I enjoy hosting travellers form all over the world. It's intersting, educational and I receive great pleasure from meeting and conversing with all the different people. I enjoy creative writing, reading, movies and many artistic endeavors. Love the Red Sox and the other Boston sports teams. Love Italian food.. Don't be afraid to share. I'm more than willing to listen..