About this listing
Our 1 bedroom penthouse brownstone apartment has panoramic Boston views from a huge private roof-deck. It's walking distance to famous Boston destinations like Copley Sq., Newbury St., and the Public Garden. In a safe, quiet neighborhood.
Our sun-filled, modern 1-bedroom apartment is on the top floor of an historic Victorian brownstone building, located on a quiet side-street of Boston's coveted South End neighborhood. We love everything about our place, but the highlights are definitely our private roof-deck and private balcony.
The roof-deck is huge! It features two lounge chairs, a brand new outdoor dining table with umbrella (that seats up to 8 people!), a barbecue, many flowers, trees, and a small herb garden. To top it all off, we have exquisite, unobstructed views of the Boston skyline, including the famous Prudential and Hancock towers.
Our private balcony can be accessed through both the master bedroom and the second bedroom, which we have converted into an office. The balcony features a brand new outdoor dining table for two -- perfect for a romantic glass of wine at night, or sipping coffee after you wake up in the morning.
The entire apartment has hardwood flooring throughout, and ample natural light. There's a skylight; several floor-to-ceiling glass doors; and many large windows. Our apartment also has a washer/dryer in-unit, and a spacious, recently-updated bathroom with granite countertops and a glass-sided shower.
Our kitchen is fully-stocked with all the pots, pans, spices, and utensils you could possibly want. We love to cook! We have several high-quality food processors and we're suckers for cool cooking gadgets, so you'll find some great, unique items on our shelves.
The kitchen appliances are all just a few years old, including a four-range gas stove, an oven, a microwave, a disposal, and a large fridge/freezer. An expansive gourmet breakfast bar, complete with beautiful granite countertop, seats two.
Our apartment has a modern open floor plan: the kitchen, bar and dining table are in the same room as our couch, desk, and television. The TV is wall-mounted, flatscreen, 60 inches. We have Internet but no cable -- we watch shows using our Apple TV, which is easily accessed on the television for you to enjoy Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Showtime, HBO, and more.
The sunny master bedroom has a Queen-sized bed and ample closet space. The office features a large desk for work or studying needs. Our apartment has central air and heat, which is easily controlled from a wall thermostat. The building is very secure. All visitors must be buzzed into the building by a resident inside.
Interaction with guests
We'd love to give you suggestions for the best and most authentic dining and sight-seeing experiences in Boston. We love our city and hope you love it, too! Feel free to email or call us with any questions you have during your stay.
Boston's South End neighborhood is one of the most coveted areas of the city. A friend of ours once referred to it as "the SoHo of Boston," and we couldn't agree more. Our street, like most in this area, has beautiful brick sidewalks and lush trees and flowers lining the curbs. The South End is known for its sophisticated yet down-to-earth eateries, charming boutiques, open farmer's markets, and a decidedly European feel.
You won't need a car here -- our apartment is walking distance to everything you need. If you're in town to sight-see, you'll be happy to know that our place is just minutes on foot from such famous destinations as Copley Square, Newbury Street, the Boston Common, the famous and historic Freedom Trail, and the beautiful, lush Boston Public Gardens. If you're visiting Boston for the Marathon this spring, you'll find the finish line just a short walk away.
There is a local neighborhood market right across the street from our apartment, where you can find freshly made sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and more. They also feature a wonderful array of natural and delicious foods, cheeses, wine, artisan beer, as well as regular market staples. Just a few minutes away, you'll find a superb fish market, a larger supermarket, a CVS, and a hardware store.
Public transportation is easy to get to: our apartment is a 6-minute walk from Back Bay station, a 10-minute walk from Copley station, and there are many buses that run right by our street, depending on where you're trying to go.
Copley Square, just 10 minutes away, is one of Boston's most-visited destinations, including a historic cathedral and the Boston Public Library. Just a block away from Copley, you can indulge in the famed shopping and dining district of Newbury Street. A 20-minute walk from our apartment, you'll find the city's beautiful Boston Public Gardens and the Boston Common.
No pets allowed (sadly!) and no smoking allowed.
We are quiet professionals who love to travel and experience different cultures. Marc's background is as an entrepreneur and consultant. Stephanie is pursuing her passion as an editor. Because our work can often be done remotely, we can travel around while still working. This makes Airbnb a wonderful concept for us. We have traveled and lived all over Europe but have decided to settle in Boston because it's such a wonderful city. Marc is an avid runner, snowboarder and cook. Stephanie is also an avid cook, and she's happiest curled up reading a book or sipping a glass of wine.