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Beacon Hill -- Sunny Studio ('the Nest')

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming studio apartment with plush queen bed sleeps 2

"the Nest" apartment located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood is just 3 minutes walking distance to Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, an organic grocery store, a wine shop and many more conveniences and Boston attractions.

Our booking and cancellation policies are very guest friendly: We do not charge extra for cleaning, credit card fees nor security deposits. Currently there are no lodging taxes. A booking/service fee may be added by the respective listing agency, which is the one cost out of our control.


Welcome to "The Nest", a charming top floor studio apartment, oozing with comfy quaintness. This unit is located in a late 1800s Beacon Hill building at the very top of the Hill and the center of downtown Boston. The original pumpkin pine flooring, original decorative fireplace and antique furniture add to the appeal. The apartment is extremely quiet located at the back of the building with tree tops and sunlight filtering in from the south-facing windows.

Basics: The kitchen is done to a very high standard. Normal-sized refrigerator, gas stove, Bosch quiet dishwasher, microwave and deep sink. The bed is a Beauty-Rest plush-firm queen with down pillows and sateen sheets. The bathroom has marble tiled floor, high-end fixtures and a beautiful nickel-plated rain/hand shower and tub. A common washer/dryer is located at the bottom of the stairs along with a place to keep a bike.

Electronics: An LG LED HDTV (w/ standard HD cable (CNN, CNBC, HBO, ESPN, etc.), DVR to record, DVD/CD player (w/ DVDs), very fast business-grade wired/wireless internet, telephone & answering machine with free US & Canada LD, hair-dryer, vacuum, laser printer.

Eco-Green: Aside from an efficient apartment in a location that promotes walking and public transportation; bed linens and pillows are eco-certified and cleaning agents, paper supplies and soaps/shampoos are earth-friendly whenever possible. We recycle. Cloth shopping totes are hanging in the kitchen and the electricity is powered from wind energy.

Essentials: No smoking, no pets, no parking (ask), sleeps 2 pax maximum (no exceptions). Includes all utilities and furnishings, very detailed owner's manual for apartment and neighborhood, along with owner's personalized restaurant map.

Expectations: Please note that Beacon Hill is on a hill in an urban historical zone, so there is a fair amount of walking when staying in this neighborhood. The Nest apartment is a 4th floor walk-up (3 flights of stairs; European 3rd floor) without an elevator, which may not be suitable for all guests.

We have other accommodations in the Beacon Hill neighborhood with different profiles, so just ask.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Paul

We've been renting high-quality furnished accommodations for over 9 years, exclusively in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Paul purchased this condo in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first visit and we lucked out with the nest. The location is great. Grocery and liquor stores within a 2 minute walk. Train stations nearby. Easy to walk around the beacon hill area. Very quite. Bed and shower were both great. We had every thing we needed. Dining within walking distance.

My only improvement would be to have one upholstered chair.....Not a big deal. [note from owner: we added a very nice chair based on this suggestion]

We plan on going back next year.

Sue from Des Moines, Iwowa
Oct 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Beacon Hill in The Freedom Trail

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower/tub with excellent pressure and heat
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 Queen bed; high-end plush-firm mattress with eco-friendly certified sheets and duck down pillows
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing


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Beacon Hill -- Sunny Studio ('the Nest')
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

The Nest is in a perfect location, beautiful accommodations that amplify pride of ownership!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Nest for the month of July. Everything was exactly as described and more. Pride of ownership is evident right when you walk in. Paul has thought of everything from the fully stocked kitchen (even had two different size coffee presses) to high speed internet, upgraded cable service, air conditioner, very comfortable bed, updated bathroom, very clean, quiet building, quiet neighborhood, everything was just perfect. The location is again, perfect. I was able to get everywhere in Boston and beyond by walking and if time was an issue the T line was a 5 min walk to the Commons. Don't let the 3 flights of stairs give you second thoughts, it is not as challenging as you might think. There are places to sit and rest on each level if needed and the rewards of beautiful accommodations, perfect location and an owner who is dedicated to making your stay in Boston a memorable one far outweigh what some might view as a negative. If my travels bring me back to Boston I will, with 100% certainty, stay at "The Nest" again. Thank you Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The Nest was the perfect place to spend six days in Boston. The apartment was cosy with everything you could possibly need including a great book of local tips. The area is beautiful and Paul was an excellent host. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to everything, comfortable bed, very clean, & quaint place.

  • 5 of 5

Loved Beacon Hill area! Grocery, restaurants, bars & sites all convenient.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very well equiped, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Nest for the full month of September and really enjoyed it.

The studio has a perfect location – walking distance to Public Garden, Back Bay, Charles Street, Downtown, North End and several Subway stations. It was a lot of fun exploring the different neighborhoods and walking around.

The apartment is sunny and gets a lot of natural light. Although the open windows bring in a nice breeze, the air-condition was available for the unusually hot days.

Very well equipped studio with anything I needed – Cookware, dishes, utensils, Hair dryer, printer, radio, hangers, etc…

The mattress is very comfortable and allowed for a good night sleep.

It was also extremely easy and pleasant to communicate with Mr. Paul the owner who is extremely helpful and responsive. I highly recommend the Nest for your Boston stay

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alamo Heights

It's the little things that matter and "The Nest" has it all!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you step foot into The Nest, you're immediately welcomed by it's charm and superb use of spacee-a place with so much charm and thoughtfullness. About a month out, our communication from Mr. Paul was frequent and informative. We received the keys and precise instructions to locate and access The Nest. We were allowed to check in early and stay a bit beyond checkout time (be sure to check with Mr. Paul).

Upon walking into The Nest, you're immediately greeted by a clean, well appointed gem away from home where you feel safe and welcomed. Everything in The Nest is for your use! An extra set of keys are provided should you be staying at The Nest with a loved one. There are notes thoughtfully scattered throughout The Nest to assist with tips for the perfect shower and more. If this wasn't enough, there is a book waiting for you on the desk with Mr. Paul's own personal guide to both the city and the neighborhood containing information ranging from where the closest health care institutions are to the closest of various types of food. As newcomers, we were grateful for these recommendations, quickly picked out a place to enjoy supper and savored a tasty dinner.

The Nest is quite possibly the most perfectly located place to stay in all of Boston. With The Nest as our daily headquarters from which to explore our newfound Bostonian world, we walked (with the occassional T ride) to the North End, Fenway Park, Cambridge, and everything in between. Don't forget to grab a few quality shopping bags (supplied) before heading out to Whole Foods.

The Nest has evry detail and more- high speed Internet and cable service. As tea drinkers, the kettle was much appreciated. There is writing paper, pens and pencils to chronicle your adventures. When you need to charge any electrical device, there is a surge protector provided. Our visit was during an unseasonable heat wave, our needs were answered by a portable AC unit which quickly cooled The Nest to a chill.

When you're ready to turn in for the night, take a moment to appreciate the custom made bed with pull out storage below the mattress and storage shelves separating the kitchen main room. Then pull back the quality linens and admire the fabulous mattress.

When you finally need to leave The Nest, there is a working printer. The Nest is a temporary, high quality space away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed (and glowing) review. The feedback is super helpful to guide me on what factors guests find the most useful. I'm so happy that "the Nest" could be a part of your trip to Boston. Happy Travels, Paul
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Ardmore, OK

Perfect spot in Boston for 2

  • 5 of 5

The Nest is a little gem in Boston. Perfect location. Quaint neighborhood. It's as wonderful as described. Paul was great to work with and provided a lot of information for our visit we found valuable in the booklet left in the studio. Close to about everything...great restaurants, Whole Foods, CVS, parks, historic sites, etc. We didn't think the stairs were that bad, but we're very active people. You will need to climb the 45 steps to the studio apartment. (My husband is OCD and wanted to know - lol) It has wonderful linens and a great bed, which is the most important feature to any place in my opinion. Good size bathroom, strong wifi, and it even has coin laundry in the complex. It doesn't have a great view, but it does have a lot of natural light. You can open the windows and enjoy the weather. It was perfect for the end of May and first of June. We'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
South Station (Amtrak & Commuter Rail)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Storrow Drive
Car: not necessary

Just 2 minute walk to Freedom Trail at front of State House and the Boston Common one way and an urban Whole Foods grocer the other; 8 minutes walk to three subway 'T' lines and quaint Charles Street; 15 minute walk you will reach Faneuil Hall, Newbury Street, the North End, Theatre District and TD Garden for events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Beacon Hill, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Building Maintenance Discount
14 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017/2018
10 Dec 2017 - 11 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Marathon 2018
12 Apr 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Currently there are no lodging taxes in Boston/Massachusetts. However this is currently being actively discussed in the legislature.
If the laws are passed prior to the arrival date, we may be required to add an extra payment request for compliance. Estimated 6%-12%

Rental periods greater than 1 month will include free cleanings; ask owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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