🌳Swanky Home🏨Walk to MGH👗Laundry💦Disinfected🐶Dogs OK 🌳
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Dogs only, no cats $500 fine for catsDogs only, no cats $500 fine for cats
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cleaned with disinfectant
Enhanced cleaning practices
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Loved the location and apartment. There was some problems with wifi staying connected to TV (never got cable to work). Other than that had a great stay!
Thanks so much so glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back any time. There are three TVs - the living room is premium cable, two TVs in the bedrooms are internet for subscription access. Was probably the source of TV items. They are all working well :)
Thanksgiving in Boston
We had a wonderful time in beautiful Boston over Thanksgiving! The apartment was so nice and the location was great - really beautiful area! We would absolutely rent it again - but would love to see rugs in the bedrooms (bit cold) and MORE bath mats - had to use towels. The kitchen/living area is SO cozy and comfortable! Thanks so much!
Ordinary Property Misrepresented as "Luxury Penthouse" Disappointing Stay-
Not a Penthouse - it’s an Attic Apartment/3 Story Walk-Up. The stairs are precarious and dangerously narrow/steep while bringing suitcases up or down.
~Bathrooms have small, brown, scratchy and stained bath towels - exactly one issued per person.
~Bedroom mattresses are poor quality, very soft with no support whatsoever
~The outside entry light was not functioning in the dark alley entrance during our entire three night stay. We had to use the flashlights on our phones to operate the door’s code pad in the dark.
~We had originally booked for 4 persons, but after we arrived, we contacted the owners to ask about adding two family members for our final night’s stay. For an additional cost, we were provided an inflatable mattress (which had a hole in it) and directed to the sofa/futon. They did remedy the broken air mattress, but these sleeping arrangements most certainly do NOT reflect the property description of “Luxury Penthouse” / “Sleeps 6” !
~On day two, we returned to the property to find that the door codes had been changed? Finding ourselves locked out, without any notice, we had to contact the owner again. They said that they "just periodically change them"... In the MIDDLE of a guests stay? Without notice!?!
~The owner had agreed to allow us to store our bags for a few hours after checkout, but once again, by checkout time, they changed the door codes. After contacting them and being told the new code would be provided, we waited outside for awhile, then waited inside the apartment for instructions . Next call we receive is from the owner yelling that “YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THE APARTMENT NOW!!!” and that they were "only extending a courtesy" and that they were not to be “available at our beck and call.” Perhaps they shouldn’t “extend the courtesy” in the first place if they are not able or willing to provide it.
~As the situation devolved, it felt like the owners were becoming increasingly agitated in trying to manage their property from afar. The lack of an local manager was unfortunate and, again, not reflective of a high end property.
~Though this property has a very appealing location, there were just too many disconnects and misrepresentations. We would have describe our experience at this property as negative, frustrating and disappointing.
Unfortunately we had to call in police to remove this guest for aggressive behavior and refusing to leave the property after her stay. This is the first time ever with thousands of guests we've ever had to call police for any reason at all.
Quiet, charming and great neighborhood location. Not comparable to a luxury hotel nor should it be. Apples vs. oranges.
We chose this over a hotel because we were traveling with others and wanted more of a home vs room, shared gathering space, kitchen, w/d, and a great walkable neighborhood. We wanted home comforts, character and local/neighborhood amenities over luxury hotel rooms and property amenities. We wanted to stay like locals, not tourists.
The unit itself is tastefully renovated and decorated. The kitchen and bathrooms are very nice. It is the third and fourth floors of an old, walk-up brownstone (note: narrow stairways/hallways and apartment doorway). Lots of character here. The first level is two bedrooms with TVs and closets, and a bathroom. The second level is an open concept living/dining/kitchen space with w/d and a second bathroom.
The host was so easy to communicate with and responsive, and left useful information about the area. Self check in/check out could not have been simpler.
The location in Beacon Hill is great. Very walkable area with a great retail and restaurant scene. Close to the T when ready to explore beyond Beacon Hill. We enjoyed shopping in Back Bay.
I would stay here again, and recommend to anyone looking for a local experience in a great location with a responsive host.
Perfect for our family !!!
Fantastic place for our family of 5!!!! The neighborhood has plenty of restaurants, a grocery store down the street, and accommodations were perfect.
We are from Texas so we’re concerned about AC, but all the units worked extremely well. Beds were extremely comfortable, kitchen had everything we needed for breakfasts and bathrooms well-equipped.
Loved it !
THE SIGHTS ARE ENDLESS, HERE ARE A FEW TOP CHOICES:
FREEDOM TRAIL: A tourist must do. This is the history walk of Boston. You can spend a few hours to a full day steeping yourself in all the famous historical spots in Boston. It’s a walking tour that begins at the State house. Wear comfortable shoes and outdoor clothing. You can go at your own pace. It is a history buff’s delight. A treasure of a tour and you are on foot the whole time immersing yourself in the history of one of America’s oldest places. Many of the sights will give you chills. Paul Revere’s house is on this tour.
BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN AND SWAN BOATS:
A must do given where you are staying. It is a five minute walk to the Common and it is the prettiest park in Boston. It’s a lovely walk. If you walk through one side you are downtown, the other side Back Bay. The Swan boats are a 15 minute tour of the pond and totally charming. Super for kids and grown ups alike.
Many folks love to visit the aquarium. Great choice if you’re traveling with children. Penguins, all kinds of fish abound. It’s a great aquarium right on the water.
WHALE WATCHING TOURS:
In the good weather months a whale watching boat ride is lovely and they sell tickets right next to the aquarium.
There are many, I will list my few favorites:
ISABELLA STUART GARDENER MUSEUM: My top choice. A very special place, different from other cities. Unique and a personal family donation by an amazing woman.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: Terrific museum with all the classics you would expect. Great for impressionism among all the classics.
CHILDRENS MUSEUM: Best kids museum in town – has a gamut of great kids discovery items.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE:
Great for kids and grown ups alike – good for older kids, lots to learn and do. For young children there is less to do but it is still fun.
DUCK BOAT TOURS:
A Boston classic and favorite. Great way to see the city on land and on water. The guides are knowledgeable and the tour is really fun. Do in good weather.
BUS TOURS THROUGHOUT:
These are a great way to kick back and just look out the window and get a view of the whole city with all kinds of commentary. If you’re looking to relax while learning about the city, this is a great venue.
FANUIEL HALL: Famous historical site – right on the other side of the park, Quincy market which goes back to the 1800’s and is now filled with all types of modern retail stores and a mix of culinary delights.
RESTAURANTS (1 Minute Walk):
You are eight steps away from one of the most famous streets in Boston. It is rife with awesome restaurants to try and tons of history.
PARAMOUNT CAFÉ: Awesome local tradition. Terrific food, casual atmosphere. Mid priced, good home cooking type food. A mix of choices from meats to veggies, salads and soups – American Style.
FIGS: Todd English (famous Boston chef) restaurant. Terrific pizzas and salads. Great service.
TATTE: Terrific Bakery with all kinds of breakfast and mid day delights. Excellent coffee, best pastries in Boston, and all kinds of egg dishes.
BEACON HILL BISTRO: Part of the Beacon Hill Hotel, fabulous European style food. Very comfortable and has a European feel to it. Feels more like London.
HUNGRY I: The total experience. The single most romantic restaurant in all of Boston. You will feel so cozy and warm and be taken back to another time. Magical atmosphere and an awesome date night choice. Fall in love in this restaurant.
SCAMPO IN THE LIBERTY HOTEL: Award winning chef, hotel style dining experience.
MENTO (SEAPORT AREA): New and all the rage. Very expensive, very awesome. Truly outstanding food and worth it.
NORTH END ITALIAN (15 minute walk): They are plentiful, my favorites include Mama Maria and Giacomo’s. Mama Maria is a little more expensive, worth it though. Mike’s pastries is a favorite to do walk by dessert.
BACK BAY CHOICES (10 minute walk): All on Newbury Street, the other famous street in your area. 10 minute walk, just on the other side of the park, teeming with restaurants and shopping.
SONSIE: Local favorite. Everyone finds something they love there. Bar scene is there as well – both bar and restaurant (can go for either) - very bustling and lively. Food is eclectic from pizza to steaks.
KASHMIR: Best Indian food in Boston. Terrific across the board if you like Indian cuisine. Mid level priced.
STEPHANIES: American food. Casual burgers, salads, soups. Easy dining. Great for lunch if you’re out shopping. Mid range priced. Locals love it.
JOE’S AMERICAN GRILL: Burgers, fries, salads. Casual grill style. Lower priced, walk in easily. Reliable burger and salad with easy stopping by.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL: Awesome and reliable every time. Very expensive, very worth it.
L’ESPALIER: Sophisticated modern French fixed-price menus service in romantic dining rooms. Lovely long and luxurious meal.
World traveler and dog lover! I love to travel and love to provide historic authentic spaces that have meaning for fellow travelers. I am an animal lover and pups are most welcome in my spaces! I am a foodie, rider, skier and all around high energy curious person. I love learning about new places, having new experiences, and being thrown into an exciting journey. We are a local family with decades in Beacon Hill.
Lara purchased this Apartment in 2017
Why Lara chose Beacon Hill
The location is unbeatable. Charles Street, Back Bay, the Financial District and Kendall Square are all short walks from Beacon Hill. Visit Boston and live among locals. This is a modern apartment with all the luxuries and comforts of modern day - embedded in a time machine in this 1800's brownstone. Experience life over 100 years ago with every comfort. This property provides a true immersion into another century and all the comfort of a home. It is just gorgeous - all newly renovated, every detail well thought through and highly elegant. There is no better way to enjoy the 1800's or Boston.
What makes this Apartment unique
This quiet little oasis on this heavenly street in luxury Beacon Hill is truly Boston's finest experience. Enjoy an amazing day touring and come home to feel like you are still on a tour of another century but all within the nest of modern day comfort and luxury. This is a prized property on one of the most exclusive streets - the best Boston has to offer on every level. It is pure magic.