About this listing
*To eliminate any confusion. This home was built in 1875. I've tried to keep as much of the home's original character as possible. If you are seeking modern accommodations, you may be better served looking elsewhere..It's an older home and I try and keep the character.
5-room comfortable and spacious(OVER 500 SQUARE FEET) apartment, on second floor of three story home. with authentic lovely Victorian architecture, in historic Boston home convenient to downtown and the Freedom Trail.Just a few blocks from the historic Bunker Hill Monument, and a short walk to the USS)Navy Yard) Constitution.
Queen sized bed in master bedroom. A full bed in the smaller, second bedroom. There is also an inflatable air mattress that sleeps an additional person..Elegant living room, a remodeled(2013) bathroom with an antique, claw foot tub, used as a shower. Linens provided. A* kitchenette( remodeled in the fall of 2013. see below) area., New flat screen TV. Internet . , . Easily sleeps four people. Owner currently resides on third level
Master bedroom, sitting(living room) room and smaller bedroom are all inter- connected . Meaning that you can close the doors and retain your privacy. The bathroom and kitchenette are are right down the hall. 2nd floor is all yours.
Close to bus, metro(TEN MINUTES), and great restaurants..Quick ferry available at Navy Yard, for easy access to Aquarium, other ferries, and downtown sightseeing. Safe, friendly neighborhood..
Boston's historic North End is a short walk. Here, one can feast on some of the finest Italian cuisine.
*Kitchenette area with small refrigerator, microwave and toaster, coffee maker, coffee, kettle, and a small electric burner. A table and chairs. Eggs, bagels, and, or muffins, juice, milk . All for your use to make breakfast. I do not cook breakfast. The space is for you to use. There is also close by(5 minute walk) two local coffee shops, Zume's and Dunkin' Donuts'. Many guests do well making small meals. If one is seeking to prepare large meals, the kitchenette would not serve that purpose.
*** REMEMBER TO ADD A FEW HOURS TO YOUR TRAVEL TIME(ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS) WHEN TRAVELING FROM NEW YORK AND HARTFORD AND AREAS TO BOSTON AS DELAYS MAY OCCUR..
* PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONS* PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*
Resident parking only 8am-8pm/ Monday thru Friday.*STRICTLY ENFORCED. Also be aware of any street cleaning regulations. You will be ticketed and towed if you violate the street cleaning regulations. Weekends and holidays there are no parking restrictions. 2 hour, guest parking is avaliable during the day 8-6. Only a few blocks from the home.
There is a parking garage, approximately 10 minutes away, near the Navy Yard. It is approximately $20.00 per day. In a nutshell, you can park on the streets after 8 in the evening till 8 the next morning. During the day you can park in designated 2 hour spots. Boston is a very walkable city. Downtown is easily accessible by foot or public transportation.
Interstate route 93 is 5 minutes away. The Massachusetts (90)Turnpike is about 10 minutes away. The times are estimates and may differ according to weather and traffic conditions.
If you have any other questions about the home, or anything else, regarding your possible stay here in Charlestown, please do not hesitate to ask. .
Bathroom remodeled Spring of 2013
New queen sized bed in Master bedroom
Full bed moved to smaller bedroom, replacing twin bed.
New counter top, sink, in kitchenette Fall 2013
New Toshiba flat screen HDTV in Master Bedroom.
The second floor is your space.
Interaction with Guests
I try , if at all possible to be here when you arrive and answer any questions you might have. I live on the third floor and I'm in and out. I do not enter the bedroom area only if there is an emergency. I do check the kitchenette and bathroom to empty trash and tidy up.
The neighborhood is a mix of life long Townies and many newer residents. A good mix.
Yes, the Community College T' stop is about a 8-10 minute walk from the home. You can catch the train and you're only two stops from downtown. There's also a bus at either end of the street that will take you in town.
Other Things to Note
This is my home and I'm hoping that when you're here it becomes your home.
Check in time is 3pm. Check out is 11am. .
*No smoking. Also, please do not smoke on door stoop in front of the house. The smoke makes its way into neighbors window. Also do not throw ciggarettes butts into neighbors stairwell. If you need to have a smoke please take a walk.. thanks...
*Please keep noise to minimum after 10 in the evening.
*Please refrain from taking showers after 11pm. Please be considerate of those residing below you.
*Apartment space is to be used by registered guests only.
*No yelling out windows to people in street or in cars. This is a home not a frat house.
*Please be considerate of others residing in the home during your stay.
Joe made us feel very welcome right from the first personal encounter and looked after all our needs. The apartment was just as we expected and the neighbourhood was very quiet and ideally located.
Well...what can I say about Joe? He was the best host we had on out trip to USA. Great for local knowledge and questions. He left us bagels and milk etc for breakfast on first day and ordered us a taxi to airport on our last.
Apartment was great. Within walking distance of Boston city centre. Charlestown itself it a lovely area with lots of local character. Go to Zume's coffee shop round the corner for brunch. The Warren Tavern is also worth a visit....food and portions are huge!
Would definitely recommend staying at Joe's if you are planning a visit to Boston.
We were made to feel very welcome and the apartment was as described.
Charles Town is a friendly town and very accessible.
Joe was very hospitable and friendly.
Our host Joe was exceptionally nice and helpful . He was there to meet us on our arrival and drove us quite a distance to meet my son, which was over and above the call of duty. The house was as described , very convenient to centre of Boston , walking distance to many places of interest and underground rail network. If in Boston again we would definitely request to stay with Joe .
Joe was a wonderful host. He made sure that he checked in with us to make sure we were enjoying our stay, provided tips on how to get around, and even dropped us off at the airport when we left as he was heading in that direction. His place is as described in the listing and the area was perfect for a quiet stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thank you Joe for everything!
Merci à Joe pour le bel accueil! Joe a été un excellent hôte. Il nous a donné plusieurs conseils pratiques qui ont facilité et agrémenté notre séjour. Il nous a fait sentir à notre aise. Bien apprécié qu'il ait prévu le nécessaire pour le déjeuner. Emplacement bien situé, dans un quartier tranquille et accessible à pied du centre-ville. Logement assez conforme à nos attentes.
Joe mötte oss med öppna armar och ett fyllt kylskåp. Hans gästfrihet var fantastisk och hans sociala öppenhet fick oss att trivas. Området var lugnt och vackert med gångavstånd till downtown. Joe gav oss flera bra råd och skjutsade oss in till city en av dagarna. Joe hjälpte oss även med taxibeställning för vår vidare färd i detta landet. En bättre värd är svår att finna. Hälsningar från Pia, Marie, Gert och Bengt från Bräkne-Hoby, Blekinge, Sweden
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About the Host, Joe
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..