*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.
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.
This is my home and I'm hoping that when you're here it becomes your home.
Perfect location if you want to walk Boston. Convenient to T station, grocery store and taverns. First floor is perfect for a couple while the second floor is good for three or four people.
Unterkunft war exakt wie beschrieben. Joe ist ein sehr freundlicher Gastgeber, Küche war mit Milch, Eiern, Orangensaft, Bagels, Frischkäse, Marmeladen etc. bestückt. Die nächste T ist ca. 10 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt, auch mit Koffern kein Problem. Die Nähe zu Bunker Hill (Ende des Freedom Trails) ist spitze. Netter Pub in der Nähe (auch ein Tipp von Joe): Warren Tavern. Würde beim nächsten Mal wieder hier unterkommen.
Die Wohnung ist in einen schönen, alten Haus mit viel Flair.
Super Lage und ruhig. Die T ist in wenigen Minuten zu Fuss zu erreichen, toller Supermarkt "Whole Foods" ebenso "um die Ecke".
Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Joe ist ein sehr warmherziger und freundlicher Gastgeber.
Wenn wir nochmal nach Boston kommen, werden wir auf jeden Fall wieder bei Joe übernachten.
Für die Region typisch eingerichtete, gemütliche Wohnung. Einfach, aber sehr sauber. Altbau, sehr netter, historischer Stadtteil, unweit des Freedom Trails. Gastgeber (Joe) äußerst zuvorkommend und angenehm. Der Aufenthalt hat uns sehr gut gefallen, jederzeit wieder.
Cozy apartment, furnished typically for the region. Plain, but very clean. Old building, very nice, historic district, close to the Freedom Trail. Host (Joe) extremely courteous and pleasant. We enjoyed the stay very well. We would come back anytime.
Our accommodations were just what we were promised with a few surprises. Joe left in our 'kitchen area' a bottle of wine, everything for coffee, fresh fruit and flowers. He thought of ways to make our home away from home welcoming. He took a sincere interest in us as guests by sharing as much with us about Boston and his neighborhood as we needed to make our stay easy and enjoyable. We delighted in his story telling and always gave us personal space to be with each other. Thank you , Joe. You gave a personal feel to our Boston visit.
Joe was very accommodating! He gave us directions and suggestions of places to go and how to get around from his place. We were also surprised with a stocked small fridge and fresh bagels from a local place. We weren't expecting this at all! There was plenty of room and we felt this place was a good value, but it definitely seemed in need of a good deep cleaning.
We stayed at Joe's for two nights - two adults and our two teenage boys. Joe's place perfectly suited our needs. Great amount of space and an easy walk into town. Charlestown is a beautiful area. Safe and clean and a lovely community feel. Joe adds a very personal touch with bagels, milk, eggs and even a bottle of wine left for us. There are limited cooking facilities - enough for breakfast and simple meals. Great to have things like a hair dryer and soap provided. Joe was very friendly and is the type of Airbnb host that makes the experience so much better than a hotel. I wish we'd stayed longer. We'd recommend at least three full days in Boston - fabulous city. Thanks Joe for your generosity.
We were very happy with the location and authentic charm of our Boston apartment. My family found it easily within walking distance of many local parks and atractions. The space was clean and well maintained plus the extra touch of a few toys and games were already in place for our little one as well. Really enjoyed the building and our time there.
Excellent place, you feel just like being at home for two main reasons: the house itself and Joe's hospitality. Everything was as described, very clean and comfortable, very well located, the house is full of charm. Easy to be in touch with Joe, who lives in the house as well, he was always ready to help us by giving us very good advices about the city. I highly recommend to stay at Joe's place.
Spacious apartment in a nice neighborhood. Boston freedom trail and the north end are in walking distance. Joe was a great host. He provided breakfast, helped us with parking and gave us a lot of information about the neighborhood and directions. We had a great time.