Boston / Charlestown Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Elm St, Charlestown, MA 02129, United States
Gerard  And Marie
Your host, Gerard And Marie
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The Space

Our one bedroom apartment is located on the first floor of an 1850s era mansard on Elm Street. A quiet residential neighborhood, present day Elm Street formed the boundary for the Battle of Bunker Hill. The apartment, a 15 minute ride from the airport, is convenient to all of the area's attractions including the Freedom Trail, Bunker Hill Monument and Museum, Charles River bike/ jogging path, Science Museum and the USS Constitution. Charlestown is a vibrant neighborhood with several great restaurants including Todd English's original Olives,the Navy Yard Bistro and Tangierino. Casual and family fare is available at the Warren Tavern, the 99, Figs, Chow Thai, Paolos and Max and Dylans. Coffee and pastries are available at Zumes Cafe and Sorelles Bakery.

Note that there is great night life in Boston but please reserve any partying for outside the apartment.

INCLUDED:
- Meet and greet (someone to give you the keys and show you the apartment)
- Sleeps 4
- 1 bedroom with a queen size bed (all bedding included)
- 1 pull out couch (sleeps 2) (all bedding included)
- Fully fitted kitchen (including fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, plates, silverware, etc.)
- Breakfast table with 4 chairs
- Bathroom with shower
- Internet (wireless)
- Flat Screen Television with Blue Ray DVD
- Docking Station for Ipod or Smartphone
- Washer Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Cleaning equipment
- Patio with gas grill, table and chairs
- Welcome Essentials including coffee, milk and juice

Located in the geographic center of Charlestown, just 10 minutes walk to the train station or harbor ferry, one block to the bus to downtown (a 10 minute ride), 20 minute walk to the Charles River and Science museum, 5 minute walk to Zumes café or Sorelles Bakery, 20 minutes to the North End, 30 minute walk to downtown. Or if you prefer to bike, we are 5 minutes from the wonderful new Hubway bike rental system. There is also a supermarket within 5 minutes.

CHECK-IN
Check in time is generally 2:00PM but can be negotiated and is dependent on whether apartment is occupied.

CHECK OUT
Check out is by 10:(website hidden)

To check out, you will just need to leave the keys on the kitchen table (quick and easy!).
Please leave the apartment in the same condition as you found it when you arrived

CLEAN AND TIDY
The apartment will be cleaned with fresh towels and bedding before you arrive.

TRAVEL INFORMATION
Use WikiTravel Charlestown Boston for information.

TRANSPORTATION
Charlestown is very central to Boston and an easy 10 minute cab-ride from the airport. Expect to pay between $20 and $25 for the cab.

Alternatively you can get the shuttle to the subway.

CAR PARKING
Car parking in Charlestown is limited during day on weekdays due to resident parking rules. On weekends it is okay to park on the street. There are several indoor public garages in the town just a few minutes away that are reasonably priced. You should not need a car to explore Boston.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • This place was better than I could have expected, even after reading a lot of the previous reviews. The neighborhood was fantastic and an easy walk to downtown Boston. We didn't spend much time in the apartment since we were out and about the majority of the time, but our time spent there it did feel like home. Gerard and Marie were extremely accommodating considering our flight arrived well before check in time and departed well after check out time. When we arrived at the place Gerard greeted us and gave a quick rundown on restaurants and activities to try around town. Follow their advice! We tried numerous things he suggested and were not disappointed; the highlights being eating a meal at the Warren Tavern in Charlestown and renting bikes to ride along the Charles River from downtown Boston to Harvard. The apartment is only a couple blocks from the Bunker Hill Monument and it was really cool to be staying in an area where there is so much history. Our intentions prior to arrival were to take public transportation everywhere, but we discovered Charlestown was only a 15 to 20 min walk to the North End in downtown Boston and ended up walking everywhere. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. It was a fantastic experience and if we ever find ourselves in Boston again this will be the top of our list for a place to stay!

    June 2014
  • We very much enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of our host's and their comfortable apartment. All correspondence was answered promptly and cheerfully. Gerard met us at the apartment to give us the keys and instructions with just the right amount of information and then let us go about our day. The apartment was very comfortable for a family of four, with working appliances including a washer and dryer. Amenities such as good coffee, tea, cream, and sugar were abundantly available. Extras such as the flower boxes outside the windows were appreciated.

    June 2014
  • Very tasteful and pleasant apartment in a nice part of town. Very welcoming and friendly hosts. The apartment was very well equipped and very clean. I would be happy to stay there again.

    June 2014
  • Perfect location! Very close to places to eat and bus/metro lines. Comfy bed and apartment and very nice hosts! We would definately stay again when we return to Boston! Thanks!

    June 2014
  • we spent an amazing journey in Boston. Mary was reallly nice with us. The appartment is lovely, practical and well located! All was perfect, great experience!

    June 2014
  • Gerard and Marie's apartment is lovely - in a nice spot, not too far from the T, and very cosy. There's a bit of light coming into the bedroom, but not anything that can't be handled. They are great hosts, would happily stay again.

    May 2014
  • Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. They provided everything we needed and met with us when we arrived to help acclimate us to the area. Gerard even suggested some things we might want to do and gave us good directions.

    The apartment is cozy and the Charlestown neighborhood felt very safe. We used public transportation and walked back often at night with no worries. We would stay here again, for sure!

    May 2014
  • As a first time airbnb user I must say I was a little nervous about using the system. Thanks to Marie and Gerard, the process couldn't have worked any better. From the initial booking to checkout, our hosts were quick to respond with any questions or concerns we had. I always felt safe and at ease in the neighborhood. Your directions from the airport and the info in the welcome letter were very helpful. What else can I say, Gerard and Marie are just super nice people. If I ever travel to Boston in the future, I would definitely stay there again. Thanks, Rick

    May 2014
  • This was such a great little place. Comfortable digs, easy to get around town. Marie was super accomodating of our little last-minute stowaway (our 4 year old, who wasn't originally going to come with us), by offering up a twin-sized inflatable mattress in case we needed it, but didn't end up because the queen-sized pull out was big enough for our 3 boys. Just wonderful and would definitely recommend :)

    May 2014
  • le quartier est calme, les hôtes sont très accueillants et sympathiques, l'appartement est sympa et propre

    April 2014
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My wife and I have travelled and lived in many areas including London, Dublin, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Wyoming and Marthas Vineyard. We think that Boston captures the essence of all of those wonderful places because it is built on a human scale on a grand harbor with access to the islands, the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the gorgeous beaches of Cape Cod and Cape Ann The progressive and innovative nature of the state, along with its rich history, world class universities, and dynamic economic sector suits us. We choose to live here because the area has so much to offer and Charlestown is quite simply one of the most attractive parts of Boston.
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