Brownstone buildingWorking fireplace
Beautiful Charlestown condo close to Boston sights
Hosted by MonaLisa
MonaLisa is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Children
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Condo with old Boston charm. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide lovely natural light. Working fireplace. Modern kitchen and bathroom. Outdoor patio available for guest use.

The space

You will love this place. It has beautiful historical characteristics like the marble fireplace and the windows. Feel free to use the kitchen (Whole Foods is a 5 minute walk).

Guest access

Access to entire second floor apartment and backyard patio (ground floor) .
Note: There are two steps leading to the front entrance of building, and an additional flight of stairs leading to the front entrance of the apartment. There is no elevator in the building so please know that you will need to walk up to access the apartment.

Interaction with guests

I am very familiar with the Boston area and am happy to help you with any questions you have on getting around, local restaurants, sights etc.

Other things to note

Please be mindful that this is a shared entrance building. Adherence to quiet hours is required.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

1. MANDATORY: Quiet hours from 9pm to 7am
2. MANDATORY: Please remove shoes before entering house (no heels inside the house)
3. Maximum number of guests is 4 (including children)
4. MANDATORY: No storage on first floor hallway
5. NO OUTSIDE GUESTS
6. MANDATORY: Trash removal on Tuesday nights. If you are booked for Tuesday night (not check in day of course). Please consolidate all trash in garbage bags (provided under kitchen sink) and place on sidewalk in front of apartment building on AFTER 5PM on Tuesday night.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight of stairs to second floor apartment.
Potential for noise - The upstairs unit's kitchen is located above bedroom so you will hear footsteps. Walls are thin, but not to worry, all neighbours are pretty quiet.
No parking on property - Free street parking from 8pm-8am; free 2hrs parking on Bunkerhill St. Please email for additional options.
Some spaces are shared - Shared entrance. Absolutely no storage of any items in the first floor hallway. Please ensure all doors are locked when entering or exiting building.

Cancellations

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Paul User Profile
August 2017
Cute place ! We were very pleased to stay here! Very calm, easy to find and lovely neighborhood. Close to everything that we needed (shops and public transportation), Thank you MonaLisa !

Betsy User Profile
August 2017
This lovely apartment, located in historic Charlestown, is in a very quiet residential area of town. Close to everything, we had no trouble exploring the city on foot. We used Uber (approx $15) to get to and from the airport. About the apartment: If you have mobility issues of any sort, this is not the place for you. This unit is located on the 2nd floor (winding staircase, no elevator). It was fine for our family (our kids are 11 and 8), but this could be a problem for other folks. The floors in MonaLisa's place are gorgeous, and she requests that no shoes are to be worn in the unit. I completely understand this rule! She has a place for shoes located just outside the door. The windows in the front room are large and let in lots of light. The kitchen is equipped with all amenities. Food in Boston is pricey, yet we found the Whole Foods nearby (5 min walk) and the new Trader Joe's (short Uber ride away....near the Legoland Discovery Center). We were able to prepare most of our meals in the apt. The bedroom is cozy, and the bed is comfortable! There are also two inflatable air mattress systems available for use (also comfortable). We found the water in the building to be hot and plentiful for bathing and for washing dishes. If you are looking for a quiet place close to everything, then this is the place for you! If we visit Boston again, I would absolutely stay here again. MonaLisa was very responsive to my texts and very accommodating. Great host!
MonaLisa User Profile
Response from MonaLisa:
Thank you Betsy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay nd made the most use of the location. I appreciate your honest feedback. It definitely helps for future guests. I have used AirBNB several times and it is always nice to know exactly what you're getting in to. I hope that next time you are in town that we have a chance to meet.
August 2017

Bethany User Profile
July 2017
It would have been helpful to know that this was a second floor unit with a steep, winding staircase that one needs to climb to get to the unit. This was a deal breaker for us because it was too difficult for my daughter to repeatedly climb this staircase. We both lost money on this transaction and I think it would have been preventable if there was better communication about the unit upfront. Also it would have been helpful to know that the lock was tricky. We didn't actually stay there due to the aforementioned issues but inside the unit looked fine.
MonaLisa User Profile
Response from MonaLisa:
Thanks for your feedback Bethany. I believe I had mentioned that it was a second floor unit in my original listing. However I have updated the information on the listing page with more specifics on the apartment.
July 2017

Tuomas User Profile
June 2017
There is not really good sound insulation, as well as there are steep stairs and not really a place to keep strollers so anyone traveling with small children should be aware of this. Other than that, I can recommend this location to others

Marie User Profile
June 2017
Lovely flat, with nice light in the morning, comfortable bed and vibe. Peaceful area. Had a great stay!

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in March 2017
MonaLisa User Profile
I've lived in Boston long enough to cal it my home. I love the outdoors but of course love living in the city close to everything this city has to offer. Traveling is my passion and after using AirBNB a few times (successfully) to explore places around the world, I decided to giv…
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