Spacious Victorian 2br+ apartment

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

The Space

*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.


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.

Guest Access

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

The neighborhood is a mix of life long Townies and many newer residents. A good mix.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1250 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Thanks to Joe for providing a lovely place to stay. A home from home. The place is quaint, quirky and colourful. Joe, you were a brilliant host and you went out of your way to help pick up Megan my daughter from the airport -with all the delays! Hope to visit again sometime! Jill.

    April 2014
  • The four of us stayed with Joe for three nights. We would go back without hesitation. Joe was a great host and we felt right at home. The location in Charlestown is perfect. Walking distance to Boston, a whole foods and CVS. If you have a car, your best bet is to park it in the Navy Yard Garage. $22 per day. It's staffed 24 hours per day. It's about 10 min from there to get to Joe's. We parked it and didn't use it until we left Boston.

    April 2014
  • Perfect location, perfect host! Convenient traffic to downtown crossing and Harvard or MIT, and the neighborhood was quiet and friendly. The apartment was the second floor of a three-story house. It was spacious and the decoration was fascinating. Some rooms were recently renovated and look even more gorgeous than the photos. We really enjoyed the paintings and the little intelligence toys! Joe was really helpful and considerate with everything. Thank you Joe we really enjoyed our stay in Boston!

    March 2014
    Response from Joe:


    It was my pleasure to have had you and your group as my guests.I'm sorry I did not say good bye to you before your departure.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    November 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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.

    September 2013
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Our Lady of Lourdes, Roslindale High, Bunker Hill Community College, Suffolk Univ.
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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.. Joe
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