About this listing
1875 era Victoran Style home in historic Charlestown. Just a few blocks from the Bunker Hill Monument and a ten minute walk to the USS Constitution. A short walk over the bridge to the North End (great Italian food). Then a short walk
*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 is an older home and I try and keep its character. Also space is for maximum of FOUR guests.
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. Convenient to downtown and the historic Freedom Trail, which is a few. Locks away. 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. ..Elegant living room, a remodeled(2013) bathroom with an antique, claw foot tub, used as a shower. Linens provided. Kitchenette was remodeled in the fall of 2013. Newer flat screen TV. Internet access. , . 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 line. Community College stop on the Orange MBTA) Line. 10 minute walk. Short walk to some nice 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.. 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*
*I DO NOT HAVE PARKING SPACES FOR GUESTS*
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 $25.00 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
Full bed moved to smaller bedroom, replacing twin bed.
New counter top, sink, in kitchenette Fall 2013 Toshiba flat screen HDTV in Master Bedroom.
Space is for FOUR guests..
Also, please notify me of any health related issues, such as allergies., etc.
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. .
Please call or text me if you are delayed in traffic..if you're travelling from the south towards Boston, expecially Friday afternoon. prepare for delays.
*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 ciggarette 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.
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..