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Elizabeth Gittings

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Three-room luxury art suite with authentic Moroccan furnishings

10 Reviews
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Charlestown - Luxury suite, Moroccan decor

1 bedroom, 1 bathoom, elegant sitting room, full kitchen

Three-room luxury art suite with authentic Moroccan furnishings in historic Boston townhouse close to the Freedom Trail, downtown, Boston Garden. Newly renovated by designer: bedroom with king feather bed & canopy tent, elegant living room, marble bathroom with overhead & body showers, full kitchen w. oven, microwave, dishwasher & fridge; A/C, satellite TVs, DVD, DVR players,, wireless internet--fireplace, cathedral ceilings, skylights throughout.

Very romantic space!

Your kitchen comes fully stocked with delicious breakfast foods to get you started: fresh eggs, bagels, croissants, Vienna bratwurst sausage, coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, butter & marmalade. Other breakfast options are available upon request in advance,

Short walk to bus, metro, and good restaurants, pubs, groceries. Safe, friendly neighborhood. Walking distance to Boston Garden, Little Italy, USS Constitution, and waterfront.

Luxury, Spa, & Romance packages available: champagne, roses or orchids, designer chocolates, and other delightful extras! Please inquire.

Beautiful courtyard garden with fountain open in warm weather.

The apartment is a unique space that offers a feeling of being in Morocco in the midst of Boston. The fine arts and furnishings were custom designed and handmade in the city of Fez.

Enjoy the hospitality and warmth of a home with luxury amenities. Thank you for considering us!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth Gittings (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English

About Elizabeth Gittings

Friendly art historian and designer. Born and raised in Asia and the US, I love international design and traditional folk arts, which is why my spaces are eclectic, decorated in European, Pan-Asian, and Moroccan styles. One of the main reasons I like sharing my spaces is because, in this way, I am also sharing experiences and beauty I have encountered while traveling.

Elizabeth Gittings purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Elizabeth Gittings chose Boston

It is a gracious and historically important early American townhouse, with lovely authentic architectural details. The interior spaces have the calm of the Neo-Classical and the intimacy of the Federal style. Boston is a great city for the arts and history, and a pleasure to experience because of its human scale.

What makes this apartment unique

The fireplaces, courtyard garden with fountain, skylights, and hand-hewn beams are rare. Located in Boston's oldest neighborhood. And the art!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Looking for an apartment in Boston I gladly found this wonderful suite - it is marvellous, wonderfull, overwhelming - everything you need is there and even more .... Elizabeth is such a carying host:: always filled fridge adjusted to your needs and wishes..; she is so kind and helpfull - you cant get a better host. The apartment is ideally located - you can easily get to the center, everything in walking distance - at least for us. And if you prefer the T (underground) or the bus it's also only about a some minutes walk. We liked it so much to stay there and to get known to Elizabeth that we will come back soon for sure.. Daniela and Carl / Vienna
Jan 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Three-room luxury art suite with authentic Moroccan furnishings
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Hospitality, location & atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

What more could you want! Beautiful & comfortable suite, ideally located, amazing hospitality from Elizabeth & Bill made this a perfect stay! Very highly recommend to anyone! Oh & the shower is something to write home about- water pressure felt luxurious!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

above and beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

i have never stayed in a more beautiful homeaway property! i could write pages of rave reviews, but i'll try to keep it short -- elizabeth was so responsive and awesome from the start, providing well-researched info about all boston neighborhoods, restaurants, and attractions that really helped guide our stay. her recommendations are spot on! the suite is unbelievably charming and romantic, and beautifully decorated. we walked everywhere from the suite and felt that charlestown was a perfect "ground zero" for exploring boston. we couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience. we laughed our butts off at improv asylum and ate the best italian food at giacomo's (north end), loved our dinner at legal oysteria and enjoyed delicious food and a fun historic atmosphere at warren pub (charlestown)... i would recommend this suite over any hotel, anytime. do NOT miss out on a chance to enjoy this place as much as we did! thanks again elizabeth and bill!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristi and Pete, We are so happy that you stayed with us, and that you enjoyed the place! It was great to meet you both, and it means a lot to know that the Moroccan Suite and our neighborhood are appreciated. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. You are wonderful guests and we would be honored to welcome you again. All the best! Elizabeth
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5

Great place to stay in Boston

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this unique suite, and hosts Elizabeth and Bill were wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tammy, Thank you so much! We both enjoyed having you and your family as our guests and appreciate your consideration and kind words. You are wonderful guests! We wish you all the best going forward...Sincerely, Elizabeth and Bill.
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5

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a perfect, romantic place to stay while traveling to Boston. This place immediately caught my eye and my husband loved the looks of it. The owner was great with helping us with our first travel to Boston and Charlestown with restaurants and places to visits guides. She was very quick with email and phone responses and made us feel very welcomed! We are gracious that she offered us her place to stay and we couldn't have been happier, the placed was beyond beautifully decorated and made you feel like you were staying in luxury. When we make our way back to Boston, this is where we will be staying!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My Favorite Place to stay in Boston!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying with Elizabeth and have to say, she continues to impress! Not only is the location great, but when you arrive, you almost feel at home and not like its a hotel or anything like that. She goes above and beyond when it comes to comfort and cleanliness! I stayed in the Salem Suite last year and had my family come down and stay in the Moroccan Suite too. The bed was so comfortable, it was hard to get out of it in the morning! She has everything you could want or need in both suites and the character that she puts into them is really cool and chic. I was just back out there this September for a Red Sox vs Yanks game and had no doubt in my mind that I was going to stay again! It was just like I remembered it and can't wait to come back again! Thanks for all the hospitality and for making my Boston visits so relaxing and enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Moroccan Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

I have used HomeAway several times, but this was by far the best rental yet. The apartment is everything that it is promised to be and then some. I did not feel like I was in a city, I truly felt like I was in a little Moroccan oasis! The apartment was immaculately prepared with soaps, candles, and breakfast for the mornings. The property manager, Margaret, was also a delight and very pleasant to deal with. Definitely one of the best stays I've ever had, I couldn't recommend it enough!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brooke, It means so much to have guests who appreciate and enjoy the character of the space to its fullest.This makes the experience of being the owner/designer enjoyable and valuable. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for being a wonderful guest!
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Location

Car: not necessary

USA Massachusetts Greater Boston Boston,

0.25 miles to Freedom Trail Bunker Hill, USS Constitution, and waterfront.

0.5 miles to Boston Garden.

1 mile to Little Italy/North End

2 miles to Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Aquarium and Whale Watch departures.

2 miles to downtown Boston Newbury/Boylston Street boutique and department store shopping.

2 miles to theater district.

3 miles to MIT, 4 miles Harvard University

4 miles to Fenway Park and

4 miles to Boston Museum of Fine Arts & Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Charlestown, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring & Summer
1 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
£516
for 2 nights
From
£248
£1,318
 
 
Fall Foliage 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£546
for 2 nights
From
£264
£1,395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£470
for 2 nights
From
£225
£1,242
 

Additional pricing information

one-time cleaning fee £19

Hosted check-in is 4-7 p.m. Please let us know your anticipated arrival time in advance.

Early, late or self-check-ins are fine, but must be arranged in advance. All late check outs must be arranged in advance and are subject to availability. Guests are always welcome to leave belongings with us downstairs if they are departing Boston later in the day.

Cancellation policy is up to 30 days in advance for a full refund. Thereafter, the full amount of the stay will be charged. All cancellations must be received in writing to be valid. If you are concerned about cancellation, please purchase travel insurance in advance.

Romance and spa packages available: Champagne, roses or orchids, designer chocolates, cheese plates, candles. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Charlestown in Greater Boston

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • near the sea
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , overhead and body showers
  • Luxurious bathroom with marble vanity and shower with copper fixtures. Overhead shower and European-style hand shower, skylight, towels, toiletries, hairdryer, iron & ironing board provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa in sitting room sleeps 1
  • Very comfortable and romantic space! King size feather bed, custom-designed ambiance lighting, antique Moroccan fountain and other authentic Moroccan and Middle Eastern furnishings, fireplace, skylights, satellite tv, large walk-in closet, A/C.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
Notes:
Boston has an excellent public transit system (MBTA.com) and we are minutes from subway and bus stops, as well as a reliable taxi dispatch. We recommend parking your car during your stay, as driving and parking in Boston are very difficult and expensive. There is street parking, free and safe, available on Salem Street in front of townhouse on weekends only, first come, first served basis. For weekdays, there is a covered garage available in the neighborhood $25 a day (a good rate for Boston!): http://www.pilgrimparking.com/boston-parking-garages/nautica-garage.htm.

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