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The top two floors of a classic South End brownstone, this apartment is loaded with character. Ideal for a couple, or a small family, two couples or a small group of friends. In the winter keep warm by the fire, in the summer sun tan on the roof deck with a view of the entire city.
The master bedroom has a queen bed with a patio just outside of bay windows. The smaller second bedroom has a bunkbed for two children or (not extremely tall!) adults. The third sleeping space is an unusual bedroom: it is the top floor, which is not separated by a door, but is up a set of stairs and is quite spacious, though with a low ceiling (please see photos). It has a very comfortable double bed, with a sky light through which one has access to a truly fantastic roof deck, garden, deck table, chairs and - most importantly - the best view of Boston you can get.
Right on Shawmut avenue, the most beautiful street in Boston - in our humble opinion - surrounded by great restaurants, boutiques and shops. The South End is full of narrow streets, little jewels of parks and all the amenities of overly charming foodie culture. Right next door is Copa, a fabulous Italian tapas restaurant; across the street is Franklin Cafe, a classic bistro/cafe/bar, good for elevated bar food and a late nite boozy crowd; Formaggio, a wine and cheese shop with pretty much anything delicious your heart desires; a dog bakery (yes, a dog bakery); a yoga studio; a designer jewelry shop; and a women's clothing store. Half a block away are two cafes, and two parks. Within one more block are dozens of other restaurants on Tremont and Washington, the heart of the South End, the Boston Center for the Arts etc etc... You can have a fantastic weekend without even walking more than several blocks.
The apartment has tons of exposed brick, two outdoor spaces (patio off master bedroom and roof deck), microwave, wifi, working fireplace, kid-friendly, fully equipped kitchen, cable tv, books, art, stereo hookups for your iPod/iPhone. It is lively but quiet at the same time. Plenty of people walking around, though the restaurants clear up their patios by 11pm, so you still get a quiet restful night. Being on the top floor, we are also blessedly insulated from noise. There are 2 AC window units in the apartment, one in the second bedroom and one in the living room, and we have plenty of fans and open windows on the top floor provide a pleasant breeze on summer evenings. There is a coin-operated washer/dryer in the basement.
WARNING: this is a walk up. We're on the 4th and 5th floor, you must be able bodied.
10 min walk to Orange line Backbay Stop. 1min walk to Silver line bus stop.
Parking is mostly residential, though there is also a decent amount of visitor parking spots.
10min walk to Newbury, Boylston shopping etc. Also a short walk to the Commons, Downtown Crossing. Very central location.