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Heart of Boston - Beacon Hill

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 46 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom apartment in Boston's best neighborhood

Steps from the Boston Common and Public Garden, Freedom Trail, the Charles River, and the gold-domed State House, this charming 1 bedroom condo comfortably sleeps 4. Very close by are Faneuil Hall, the Esplanade, Mass General Hospital, the North End, Boston Garden, Newbury Street and Back Bay. And virtually all of Boston is easily accessible via the two nearby subway lines, including Harvard and Harvard Square, MIT, Fenway Park, Boston University, the South End and the Seaport District.

Our condo is a very private garden level unit with its own entrance. It has a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave, dishwasher and disposal; a living room with a 42 inch flat screen TV with cable; high-speed wifi. The bathroom has a tub and shower, a combined washer/dryer, and a heated toilet seat with built-in bidet :-). The bedroom has a queen-sized platform bed with plenty of drawer space. The living room has a comfortable couch, which converts to a comfortable queen size sofa bed, a love seat, a dining area, and a working fireplace. We also supply luxury linens and towels.

Beacon Hill, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston, is known for its colonial brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, and gas lamps. Beacon Hill is quiet and safe neighborhood, and one of the most desirable in Boston. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in the area, and interesting shops on nearby Charles Street.

It is fifteen minutes by taxi to the airport for about $25 or twenty-five minutes by public transportation for $2.50. South Station (which has the subway, Amtrak, and a bus terminal) is four stops away on the nearby Red Line subway and North Station is a fifteen minute walk.

You do not need a car to tour all of Boston. But if you do have a car, note that parking is limited. There is garage parking in the area ranging in price from $15 to $35 per day.

No smoking in or near the condo!

More Details

Owner
Carol Tepper
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Carol Tepper

My husband and I live in Lexington, which is a fairly near suburb to Boston so we know the area well and can help if you have questions about area attractions. We love spending time in Boston as well as traveling around the US and abroad.

Carol Tepper purchased this condo in 2014

Why Carol Tepper chose Massachusetts

We have found that we like to spend time in the city and decided that owning a condo to use ourselves sometimes would be a better alternative to expensive, impersonal hotel rooms. This also allows us to share our love of the area with others that would like to come into Boston.

What makes this condo unique

We love the Beacon Hill area because of the uniqueness of the neighborhood, but also our building was built in 1890 and it has a charm that you would never find in a modern building. Our condo has a private entrance and is on a relatively quiet street for being in the heart of the city.

From the City of Boston website: One of Boston's oldest communities, Beacon Hill gets its name from a beacon that once stood atop its hill to warn locals about foreign invasion. Approximately one square mile in size, Beacon Hill is bound by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Its architecture and lay- out is reflective of old colonial Boston, consisting of brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, narrow streets, and gas lamps. Beacon Hill is also home to the Massachusetts State House and America's first African Meeting House. Charles Street, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, is lined with antique shops and restaurants. Beacon Hill has been home to many notable Americans, including Louisa May Alcott, Oliver Wendell Homes, Daniel Webster, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and Senator John Kerry.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Beacon Hill

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The bathroom has a tub and shower, a washer/dryer combined unit, and a toilet seat that can be heated and has a built-in bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , the sleep sofa is in the living room and is queen size.
  • The bedroom has a queen platform bed with luxury linens and storage drawers in the bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Heart of Boston - Beacon Hill
average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what pictures show & just as nice as they portrayed on VRBO. Great location for seeing Boston historical sights.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location,cozy

  • 5 of 5

Located within walking distance of the commons, T, downtown. Comfortable beds. Very strong water pressure in shower. We were 2 people and used the pull out bed which was very comfy with the added memory foam pad. Only disappointment was we couldn't get the coffe machine to work. But there is no shortage of coffee places. Just a short walk th Charles St.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oh, so cozy and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Having lived and worked in Boston 30 years ago, I knew Beacon Hill was the best choice for our five day stay....walkable to everywhere, easy public transport, and yet one of the most charming 'small town' style neighborhoods to be found anywhere in the country. Beautiful, historic and livable. This apartment is just perfectly located. Host Carol gets the Gold Star award in my book. I have rented through various online outlets in many places in the world. Carol's place ranks tops in value and ease. The guest welcome book covers everything imaginable and has an alphabetized contents page. All of the info is clear and simple. Tourist books and maps are plentiful and free to use. The furniture and bed are comfortable, linens and pillows decent quality. The kitchen is well stocked and real cooking is possible. There's a grocery store around the corner, plus the wonderful shops on Charles Street. No essential is missing. In the bathroom, the water is hot and plentiful, the shower has good pressure and a nice hot bath feels great after walking the Freedom Trail. Literally everything worked properly. The place is small but we never felt cramped. It is 'garden level' but there was enough light from the windows, and the lighting throughout the apartment was plentiful and well thought out. The storage space for clothing gave me pause, but with the handy hooks in the bedroom, some drawer space and a closet in the hall, it ended up being no problem at all. One other note - it is nice to stay in a place with decent furniture and some well placed art on the walls. No cheap/easy IKEA feel here. Rentals often seem to be a choice between character and utility/efficiency. This place has it all and at a reasonable price. We were wonderfully comfortable here. Boston has much to offer, Beacon Hill is a unique pleasure and this lovely flat felt like home to us. Thanks, Carol. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was wonderful! From the welcome bottle of wine to the very detailed manual telling us spots in the neighborhood and how to use everything in the apartment, it was the perfect getaway. Centrally located for a great trip to Boston!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great, home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and very fine accommodation!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Carols condo over a weekend for our first visit to Boston. It was great, well equipped with everything you need and Carol was so friendly and helpful. This is such a better option than a hotel, it really lets you live like a local!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hill Tavern
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Boston Harbor
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
MBTA subway
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I-93
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Fin Sushi and Grill
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Wachusett Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Castle Island
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Beacon Hill

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May/Graduation 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$334
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$307
 
 
Fourth of July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$374
 
 
Summer/Fall 2017
6 Jul 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$307
 
 
Head of the Charles
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$401
 
 
Fall 2107
23 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$307
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$307
 
 
Holiday 2017-2018
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$307
 
 
Patriot's Day 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$468
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$267
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$402.03
Cleaning A$127.31
Tax Rate 14.45%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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