Beacon Hill - Quirky, but fun! Located in the very heart of it all - Fabulous restaurants, shops and attractions! Full of history everywhere you look! Just minutes on foot to the State House, Boston Common, museums, financial district, theater district, Chinatown, Metro, Charles River, free concerts on the waterfront, Frog Pond skating, and all major hospitals. It is a furnished basement apartment, not a room and not a share! The apartment which includes cable TV and wireless internet, is very unusual. It has a foyer where you can sit and eat or just spend time watching all the interesting people walk buy! It has a fully equipped kitchen and small living room with basic cable & wireless internet. There are two sleeping areas with double beds. One is off the living room and has a privacy curtain. The second area is in the back and has a door. The bed is raised on a platform but a step stool is there to assist you. The retro, shiny ship wallpaper is a conversation piece! The bathroom facilities are separate from a large cement shower off the back bedroom. The building has old-time heavy wrought iron marble stairs. A washer and dryer are in the basement right out the back door. We provide laundry detergent and a few quarters to wash a load or two! All of this and less of a $25 taxi ride from the airport!
If you plan on staying for a while, Stop & Shop's PeaPod will deliver groceries to "The Hill" for a nominal fee. If you are vegan or just careful what you eat, Whole Foods is just a couple of blocks away.
Beacon Hill’s narrow cobblestoned streets and brick sidewalks are the very essence of old Boston. This historic neighborhood is located directly behind the gold-domed State House adjacent to downtown. Beacon Hill is considered one of the safest neighborhoods in the metropolitan area. Its residential character, tight-knit community, and high level of police protection contribute to its general safety.
Charles and Cambridge Streets are the major commercial strips in Beacon Hill. Charles Street offers some of the most exclusive shopping experiences in the metropolitan area. Cambridge Street is a busy thoroughfare that primarily features restaurants and supermarkets.
Beacon Hill is one of the closest neighborhoods to MIT and is easily accessible to public transportation. The MBTA Charles Street/MGH Red Line station is located in the northwest corner of Beacon Hill and is just one stop away from Kendall/MIT. The Park Street Red Line station, a short walk across the Boston Common, is two stops from MIT.
On-street parking in Beacon Hill is extremely limited. Because this community is so accessible by foot, bicycle, and public transportation, however, there is little need for a car
|Ekstra gæster||111 kr DKK / nat efter 2 gæster|
|Minimum antal overnatninger:||7 nætter|
|Pris per uge:||7066 kr DKK /uge|
|Pris per måned:||19396 kr DKK /måned|
|Sikkerhedsdepositum:||2771 kr DKK|
|Rengøringsgebyr:||333 kr DKK|
Our family (myself, my husband and our four mounths old baby we were in the apartment one month and we liked it. Location is excellent, you can walk and enjoy the city of Boston. All what we needed found in the apartment.
I was in Boston for a few weeks for work, and I wanted to find something cheaper than a hotel. Donna was a very pleasant host to deal with, both via phone and e-mail. I was in a pickle, trying to find a place to stay on short notice, and her quick response time was a huge convenience.
The unit is a cozy two bedroom in the lower floor. There was food, towels, soap, cable, Wi-fi… all the amenities I could’ve asked for. She even left quarters to do laundry for free across the street, which I thought was really nice. The 5-minute walk to the Red Line was ideal for those mornings when I woke up kind of late to go to work. The neighborhood was also a huge bonus because Cambridge Ave and Charles Ave are teeming with restaurants and coffee shops, so I never had to walk too far to get a bite to eat.
This place was exactly as advertised. It's a but quirky, but if you have ever lived in Beacon hill before (or in any large city), you know that space is at a premium. My wife and I stayed with out 8 and 10 year old.
Place is clean, and is in a great location. We had no problems during our stay and greatly enjoyed having a working kitchen during vacaiton. It's a 3 minute walk to the Charles/MGH station on the red line as well as all the great shopping and dining in the Beacon Hill area.
We found the place to be quite relaxing and we'd definitely stay here again.
Traveling to Boston from Kansas with our family of 4 (kids ages 6 & 10), this was a great home base to spend a week. The kitchen is great, the front entryway can double as a dining area and the location is amazing. Be sure to plan for a picnic in the public garden (and Donna has the basket available)!
The rooms are small, but pretty typical for an urban apt. As a family we had a great time and the hospitality was great.
Be warned that this apt is near the height of Beacon Hill, so if you stay here and go out to dinner and have a beverage, the hill seems much bigger as you come back from either Charles St or Cambridge St.
Donna and Bill were very understanding and helpful. The apartment was some what unique, relatively cosy for 3 adults, but nonetheless it was in a great neighborhood just a few minutes stroll down the street to all the amenities of Beacon Hill. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.
I reserved the place for my parents to stay for my graduation. The place is located in the heart of Beacon Hill. Great location to stay if you are planning to be in Boston to explore all around the city! Donna was very accommodating to our requests.
We agree with the other reviews that the place is quirky and very funky. When we arrived the heat didn't work, but Donna had someone out the next day to fix it and that was appreciated. When we requested a blender (for the marathoner in the group), she had a new one there for us. The location was indeed perfect with a small market two blocks away and a Whole Foods nearby. Donna even provided a wheeled shopping cart. The hill where the apt. is located is pretty steep, if you are not accustomed to walking them. We found the apt. not in the good condition as other people experienced it. (Donna had some medical issues and perhaps that was the reason that detailed care had not been taken in cleaning.) We found the converted sauna (the closet), shower, and the covered hot tub (the bed) in the back bedroom just not to our liking. If anyone has issues with disabilities, this may not be the place for you: steep entry stairs with no handrail, odd step up to the back bedroom. There are no towel racks in the bathroom or near the shower. We felt the price was fair and the location was great. On the day of our departure our flight left in the early evening and Donna graciously allowed us to stay as late as we needed.
Great apartment and a very nice and quick responding host! The neighborhood is a bit quiet, but it is nice and safe. I can definitely recommend it to anymore.
Donna is a wonderful hostess, and this listing is an incredible find! Folks who aren't city-dwellers (or city-lovers) might find the apartment peculiar, but it is a marvel of creative space usage, cozy, and the neighborhood is spectacular! The apartment is clean, comfortable, and well-appointed - the shower is HUGE! All the details are taken care of, with plenty of linens, great wi-fi, cable, hot water with tons of pressure...not to mention that the apartment is STOCKED with snack foods, drinks, and every possible emergency toiletry one might need (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene, etc.) in addition to a slew of cleaning products (a big bonus if you like to clean, like me!) Donna is kind, always responsive, and it's clear that she really cares about the kind of experience her visitors have. My husband and one of his colleagues stayed at the apartment for two weeks - I was only able to visit for a night, but I wish I could have stayed longer!
Renting from Donna was a great experience. Historic Boston! Walk Everywhere! isn't kidding. It's a great location, very central to the "touristy" parts of Boston. The apartment was well stocked with cookware and there were even snacks available when we got there! There is a true bed and then the old tub can be converted into a bed. If you like a firm bed then it will be fine, otherwise stick to the one with the full mattress. We had four people that stayed in the apartment for a weekend and it worked fine. It was a bit cramped to get everyone through the bathroom routine so make sure you really like the people you are staying with :) The neighbors were very quiet and while we did hear some street foot traffic it was not excessive. Overall it was a great stay and a great location! We just wish parking were easier to find for our friends that drove to meet us (this is a pipe dream for any big city we realize)!