Enjoy architecturally unique suites in a Back Bay brownstone. This 150 year old brownstone is located in one of Boston's most prestigious and historical neighborhoods.
Just steps away enjoy sailboats and summer concerts along the Charles River, or relax in the Boston Public Gardens.
Beacon on the Common provides an eclectic selection of private suites that tastefully mix old world charm with modern appointments.
The standard 1 bedroom suites have a queen bed and a full private bathroom.
Unit is equipped with a fully accessorized kitchen and a gas stove. The dining area seats four.
Living room has a decorative fireplace, cable TV. Air conditioned, elevator building.
Please Note: Unit can accommodate up to 3 persons with an aerobed, which can be rented for an additional cost of $25/night. Please request when making a reservation.
*Each suite is unique and the photo shown is representative of available units. Specific suites and furnishings cannot be guaranteed.
***NOTE: Short-term rental rates vary by season, length of stay, City events and property census—very much like hotels.
We liked the apartment very much: warm, clean, nicely decorated and well-situated.
We would rent it again any time.
Pros - Beautiful location, right next to Public Garden and Back Bay shopping. 100 times better than staying in the Copley Sq area. Very quaint, charming and I felt like I was "at home". Easy walking distance to pastry shops and restaurants in Beacon Hill, numerous T stops nearby and right in the heart of it all. Easy check-in/out. Comfortable bed and blankets, clean modern bathroom, spacious 1 bedroom apartment. Great views of the Prudential Center. The reviewer who said there was no elevator was wrong - there is a fast and easy elevator, which I highly recommend using. Otherwise it is a very steep, exhausting climb up 6 flights of narrow stairs. I fell down them once and we stopped using them.
Cons - extremely noisy building. Don't get this place if you are intending a romantic or quiet restful vacation. The first night we had toddlers above us banging on things til 11 pm, and the second night we had 12 college kids playing "quarters" and smoking cigarettes until 2 am. We had to finally go up there and ask them to pipe down. Street noise wasn't a problem, it was simply disrespectful neighbors. Quiet hours and a mechanism to direct nighttime complaints would solve this problem easily.
I would probably stay here again, but my husband said he probably wouldn't. If the price were lowered by $50 that would be a little more palatable.
We appreciate the feedback.
However, each tenant is provide a "real time" phone number to solve issues with their rental property ( be it noise or structural issues).
Rachel did not advise us of a problem until she departed. That is TOO LATE for us to solve the problem.
We ask all AirBNB guests to utilize the emergency/property management phrone numbers contained in their move-in instructions TO Immediately Solve their problems.
Telling us after the fact is informative, but not actionable --in real time.
Terrific place. Great location and quiet. Really enjoyed my time there
Seamless was, well, seamless! I checked in late at night after a long train ride with no problems. Everything is automatic. The location is amazing and the apartment is well maintained.
Nice apartment and easy chek-in and check-out
Everything worked perfectly during my stay. No complaints. Light on the frills, but exactly as advertised. Would stay again.
The good thing is the location. It's literally right next to the Commons and close to shops. The apartment itself needs a serious overhaul. I was in 4F and it was a LOT of stairs to get there and very tough with heavy luggage. There's no elevator. Inside the apartment you realize how misleading the pictures are-it is in SERIOUS need of updating. It is old and 70's like. Not warm and homey. The kitchen has the oldest appliances I have ever seen. The tv is old and small, there's an air conditioning unit in the living room but not the bedroom-probably hot at night in the summer. Just didn't like the place.
Our family loved the Back Bay APTs!! Great location and very clean and roomy.
had no problem getting this plave last minute,seamless was great about staying in contact and making me feel comfortable. I would give it a 5 but I never actually got to boston that weekend because of a hurricane and an amtrak snafu. I'm sure it would have been great.