Getaway in Historic Charlestown

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Green St, Boston, MA 02129, United States
Joe

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 and a full kitchen. Ideal for two people. The space was redone in 2012.

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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 and a full kitchen. Ideal for two people. The space was redone in 2012.

The Space

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 refigerator, rmicrowave 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 RESTRCTED(NO PROBLEM) GARAGE PARKING AT THE NAUTICA GARAGE AT NAVY YARD. $20.00 PER DAY..

Joe

Guest Access

First floor is a complete private space. It's an apartment. Living room, bedroom,kitchen and a bath...

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

It's a mix of long time residents and a lot of new people. There's professionals, retirees, kids, a bit of everything

Getting around

Buses down either end of the street as well as easy access to train to downtown.(Orange Line-Community College Stop.) Also a ferry from the Navy Yard which drops you off at the Aquarium.(which is right in town)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1150 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • The apartment is in a superb location - close to 'The Freedom Trail' and on a very quiet street. The accommodation was ideal for our purposes. (We were lucky to be there to watch the annual Bunker Hill Parade pass by our windows!)
    Joe is a good host who went out of his way to check we had all we needed. Also gave us great local information - especially about the special nature/history of Charlestown.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Joe's place.
    Tricia and George

    June 2014
  • The apartment is in a great location. It is at one end of the freedom trail, is about a few blocks from a Wholefoods and Metro station, and is an historic area.

    Joe was very obliging and keen to make my stay successful. The apartment is precisely as described and very comfortable. It is in a quiet street in an historic area.

    I very much enjoyed my stay.

    June 2014
  • Joe is a generous, outgoing, and thoughtful person who seeks to do all he can for his tenants. A most likeable person, he went out of his way not only to pick us up at the airport but also to drive through heavy Friday afternoon traffic to take us back there (I don't think he can do this each and every time, and nothing in our arrangement with him obliged him to do so). His flat in Charlestown is comfortable, not fancy, but has everything you need (save for a working oven, which Joe is seeking to fix). All facilities work, the bed is comfortable, the neighborhood charming, the walk over to the Bunker Hill Monument a must, and Boston itself worth many hours of investigation.

    May 2014
  • The listing was absolutely perfect and exactly what the pictures and description say. It's in a great location; short walk to the T and the harbor ferry. Joe was a great host and very friendly and accommodating. My girlfriend forgot a rain jacket and Joe offered to lend her his. He even gave us a ride to the airport! He is very familiar with the area and can offer recommendations for places to eat and things to do. I wouldn't have changed anything. My girlfriend (now fiancé) and I had an amazing trip. Thank you Joe!

    May 2014
  • We had a great experience staying here for a few days after a family wedding. The location in Charlestown was fantastic - a quiet residential street close to everything we wanted to see. We were able to walk everything very easily. The apartment had everything we needed and was comfortable. The TV, wi-fi, coffee maker, hot water, etc. all worked fine. We could hear people walking and talking upstairs during the day, but not to the point where it bothered us. I think that is to be expected anywhere in the city. It's different than a hotel, but not bad. Joe was an excellent host and was very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Joe was great, hospitable and accommodating. He loves his city and always offered suggestions and recommendations. The house is great, quiet neighborhood and easy walking to almost everything. Thank you Joe.

    May 2014
  • Joe was really welcoming and provided lots of useful info, including use of Boston guidebooks, one of which we managed to lose (but replaced with a new one) so others can enjoy. The neighbourhood is really nice and it was good being a little away from the centre of Boston and you are right at the start of the Freedom Trail. We chose to do lots of walking but you could have easily got the T. The apartment has everything you need, including a powerful shower and a whistling kettle!

    May 2014
  • Staying at Joe's place in beautiful Charlestown was the highlight of our US tour. Joe was an excellent host and his apartment our home away from home. The only complaint is that our stay was all too short. If we ever have the opportunity to return to Boston we will absolutely stay at this place.

    May 2014
  • This is a fantastic apt in a picture postcard area of Boston. I stayed here when I came to run the marathon and Joe couldn't have been any more accommodating... Bagels, juice, fruit and more were all left out for me for breakfast. He even gave me a lift to the train station a couple of days after the race when my legs were too stiff to walk properly. Top man.

    April 2014
  • Great place, great location and Joe's a great host. Nice and talkative, ready to give tips about places to go and things to see, or share old stories of the Town.
    Breakfast is waiting in the kitchen, as is fruit and a bottle a of wine. When Joe saw that I was cold, pretty stupid of a swede not to dress according to the weather but anyway, he lent me a nice sweater for the day.
    Nothing to complain about really. Would look to see if it's available again our next time in Boston for sure.

    April 2014
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English
School
Our Lady of Lourdes, Roslindale High, Bunker Hill Community College, Suffolk Univ.
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Innkeeper, writer. songwriter
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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 (email hidden) 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.. Joe
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