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.
We loved our stay with Joe. Joe was a great host. The apartment is charming and the floors are beautiful. Joe went over the amenities with us when we arrived. He gave us tips on food, shopping and where to park our rental car. He provided us with a local map and pointed out the sights. Charlestown is a lovely area and Joe is it's ambassador.
Joe has been a very nice host. He made sure that everything went well, and helped us find a free parking spot! The apartment is spacious and clean with great historical characteristics. The location is quiet yet convenient to attractions as well. Would definitely recommend!
He has the nicest man, he had our rooms ready and had milk, orange juice, coffee. Even bagels and eggs there for us! It is on a cute quiet street so easy to get to the north end from there and easy to get around. We visited a few spots on the freedom trail and he had maps for us as well to help. We also saw a game at Fenway fast 15 min ride to get there as well. The best host ever and I will definitely be looking into coming in the future!
The place was great. I and three friends stayed in the apartment (1 floor of a 3 floor house) for 3 nights. It was conveniently located to tour Boston, in a great neighbourhood. Parking was free on the weekend and we were able to get a free spot during the week as well. The place had everything you needed, especially if you weren't in the apartment much. Would recommend staying here.
Joe met us as soon as the taxi pulled up. He welcomed us and took our bags in. It was dark by then so lovely to find our warm rooms plus a delightful sitting room.
Joe had a map for us and gave us tons of ideas of things to do in Boston. He suggested things we wouldn't have thought of like the boat trip to Salem.
I totally agree with all good things said about Joe and his place! He' s an attentive host, who even drove us to the airport! Besides all that: if yoy want to pick up the Boston accent: no one better than Joe to learn it from:-)
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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..
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