The location - smack in the middle of the one of the most historic and desirable neighborhoods in Boston - Beacon Hill location. Cozy does not begin to describe this stylized get-away space. The living area is somewhat more spacious than most studios in the area. Comfortably furnished with a queen-sized real bed and an additional queen-sized air mattress.
Take a small step through history as you enjoy your time in this cozy, subterranean servant's quarters. Nestled in the rear of the building and located smack in the middle of the most central, and arguably the most historic, part of Boston, this comfy abode wants for little when it comes to getting literally everywhere within minutes. Just right up the street from the Massachusetts State House and the Boston Commons in one direction, The North End, Government Center, and Haymarket Square in the other (10 mins by foot), Charles St., Newbury St., and Boylston in another...the list of sights, shops, restaurants is endless, all easily walkable. For stops further away, the Boston "T" is the way to go. You can board the train in several locations, all under 10 minutes by foot.
Now your accommodations: "Cozy" is an overused descriptor when it comes to accommodations, but in remarking on this charming space, it truly fits the bill. A former servant's quarters from the early 1900s, the stylized and surprisingly spacious dwelling maintains much of its humble charm while having been modestly refinished and modernly furnished for additional comfort. Entrance into the unit is made via a small "hobbit-sized" door. Descend into the unit by walking down a few steps, where you'll find a Queen-sized bed. The second bed is a full-sized air mattress which can be found in the closet. There is of space for both, and will comfortably accommodate 4 guests, however, the air mattress will spill out into the kitchen area. Full kitchen and quaint eating area allow for a quiet dinner in if you get tired of the bustling urban Boston nightlife. You'll just have to experience this relaxing little spot for yourself. You will not be disappointed. :)
PLEASE NOTE 2 important items: 1) This is a basement unit - you will enter through a small door in the rear of the building. The space is unique, not "luxury" or "perfect". It is clean and comfortable. The real value with this apt. is the LOCATION in Boston. Please set your expectations accordingly! 2) Admittedly, the bathroom, is not the greatest. The shower-stall is small, and the floor has some cracks. However, personally, it doesn't detract from my enjoyment of the rest of the space and the location.
You'll be renting the entire studio.
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As far as parking, there are several options.
1) There is metered parking, which turn off at 6pm, with Sat and Sun free.
2) There are side streets which have non-metered parking.
3) Just a few blocks away, is the Boston Commons Parking Garage. Here are the rates:
Enter between 6am and 4pm
$12 - Up to 1 hr
$18 - Up to 2 hrs
$24 - Up to 3 hrs
$28 - Up to 10 hrs
$32 - Maximum charge for 24 hours
Evening rate: Enter between 4pm and 6am and exit before 8am - pay just $10 for up to 1 hour, $14 for 1-3 hours, and $18 (up to 8am) for 3 hours or more.
Weekend rates: Enter after 6am on Saturday or Sunday and exit by 8am on the following morning
$10 - Up to 1 hour
$14 - 1-3 hours
$18 - Over 3 hours (up to 8am)
3) As yet another option, you can pay less than 1/2 the cost of Boston Common garage by parking at one of the nearby T-stations, then simply taking the T into Boston. For example, the Alewife station on the Redline (6 stops from my stop) shows the following on the T-station site:
Parking Spaces: 2,733
Average Weekday Availability:5%
Parking Rate: $7.00/ first 14 hours
$15.00 after 14 hours
$15.00 for each additional day
Accessible Spaces: 24
IMPORTANT: The family directly above this apartment is very particular. Especially when entering and exiting the unit, please be as low-key and as quiet as possible so as not to disturb them. Keeping noise or disturbances of any kind to a minimum during your stay is extremely important. Thank you!
IMPORTANT: After booking, its vital that you review the house manual thoroughly. It contains very important info about key access, unit entry, check-in/check-out procedures, and more.
NO SMOKING in the unit or within 20 ft of the building.
DO NOT enter the tiny courtyard through the door in the unit. This is not for public use.
I'm usually available by phone/text, and always via email. I'm known to respond very quickly to guest questions, concerns, and needs.