LED lighting above the full size bed for night time reading. High thread count bed sheets; nice and soft. A protected mattress. Small, but tidy and nice bathroom. Premium body cleanser, shampoo provided.
Brownstone Cozy Private Studio
Brownstone Cozy Private Studio
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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A well-designed micro studio, in a historical 19th century Boston Brownstone. It's your very own cozy 170+sqft (15sqm) pied-à-terre on the ground level, with north facing windows overlooking a tree lined street. Located in historic Fort Hill/Highland Park, 5min walk to the T (Metro), 3rd stop from Back Bay city center, walk to Longwood Medical Area, MFA, Northeastern, Fenway & South End.

The space

Welcome to my home at Alvah Kittredge Brownstone in the historic, friendly and diverse neighborhood of Fort Hill/Highland Park.

A well balanced blend of modern and historic. The studio is well designed for a couple, individual or business travelers. Has 24 hrs self check in, a walk-in shower (premium shampoo, & body cleanser provided), integrated kitchenette (microwave, electric kettle, tea, sugar, coffee, snacks & fridge provided), built-in closet (hair dryer, hangers, iron & iron board provided), custom built-in shelf and desk. Fast and reliable WiFi along with a WiFi hotspot for international guests to stay connected in the city.

Guest access

Bathroom, living room, HD cable tv, kitchenette (microwave, electric kettle, tea, sugar, coffee, snacks & fridge), hair dryer, hangers, iron, iron board & fresh towels located in closet, and full sized bed.

Interaction with guests

I'm a social and hospitable host who loves to share his home with others. I was born and raised in Boston, went to university literally down the road at Northeastern and so with plenty of knowledge I would be more than happy to help. I work from home and so usually around if you ever needed anything. My mother lives in a separate apartment (so please feel free to say hi if you cross paths with her outside) and I stay at my girlfriend's across the street. So I'm always close by and available, but you can have your space as well.

Other things to note

The studio is adjacent to an separate apartment next door, so please simply be considerate. The studio is located on the ground level of the building, up 4 steps off of the sidewalk, and though its a residential neighborhood, its still the city so there will be general background city noise.

Our area is considered safe and quiet for Boston, but this is the city, and anything can happen anywhere at any time so I always like to tell people to have common sense in travels in the whole city. We are walking distance to many good cafes, bars, restaurants down Tremont St past the T (metro station) and a ~$8 Uber ride to the day/nightlife of the Back Bay.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please be quiet and consider for the adjoining apartment next door
No smoking of any substance on the property
No pets
Leave things as they were found, clean after yourself when checking out

Note: Any infraction of these house rules can be fined up to the full security deposit!

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - Free on street parking, usually plenty next to the house.


258 Reviews

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Louis User Profile
August 2017
Interesting little studio. Everything is as described. Jonathan and his mother are nice people. I would recommend this place.

Ernest User Profile
May 2017
Excellent place. Could tell the host put a lot of thought into the space. Every detail was taken care. All the amenities of a hotel room but the comfort of a home. Thanks, Jonathan.

Jean-Daniel User Profile
April 2017
We had a great experience at Jonathan's place. The appartement was clean and even if the room was small, it was organized and had everything we needed. Jonathan was very communicative and helpful.

Irene User Profile
July 2016
Fabulous--very adorable studio with all the right amenities. Jonathan was extremely flexible despite a last minute change in plans. It was a beautiful and quiet place with easy access to the rest of Boston.

Gabrielle User Profile
June 2016
We had a great time in Boston at Jonathan's studio. The location was perfect, near the orange line subway, the studio was very clean and convenient, and Jonathan made sure we did not need anything by e-mailing us daily. We hope to come back soon! Thank you Jonathan!

Lindsay User Profile
June 2016
Jonathan was a great host, very attentive and responsive from the beginning of the process all the way through - even checking in to make sure the trip was going well. The place itself is exactly as pictured - compact, cozy and clean. I was a bit uncomfortable in the location itself, was in a loud neighbourhood at night, especially as this suite is on the ground floor. However, proximity to subway was great.

Adam User Profile
April 2016
My stay at Jonathan's rental was wonderful. While it is small, it is quite functional and comfortable - it is truly all you need. I stayed here by myself but I can imagine it would be comfortable for 2 people too. It is not too far from a metro stop, making the rest of the city quite accessible, and I had no difficulties getting an Uber at any time. Jonathan really goes the extra mile to make your stay nice - there was chocolate waiting for me when I arrived! The fridge had milk in it (with water on the window sill), while there were several pieces of fruit, granola bars, and cereal for the morning already laid out. The fridge is quite large so if you have leftovers it would not be a problem to bring them back, and there is a microwave as well. He conveniently left several pages of recommendations out, with travel books to refer to if you needed. Best of all, he was easily reachable via email or text if you had any problems. In all honesty, the area didn't feel so great on the ride in from the airport, but once I arrived, the actual location of the apartment is very nice and was nice and quiet at night - I did not feel unsafe. It is be a good place to explore the city from and to return home to at night. Conveniently, there is a large grocery store within about a 15 min walk if you want to stock up on some extra food or snacks. The bathroom is a bit of a tight squeeze, but is clean, functional, and has everything you would need. Overall I had a great time and I would definitely stay here again if I was coming to Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in January 2014
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Born and raised in Boston, to parents from former Portuguese islands in the Atlantic ocean. I'm an international, global citizen who loves travel, food, cultures, languages, history, current events and much more. I'm a former biomedical engineer (cardiovascular, sports medicine) …
Languages: English, Español, Português, 中文
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