Located on the corner of Dartmouth & Newbury Streets in the Back Bay, this historic 1 bed/1 bath is the perfect apartment for anyone who craves the excitement of city living. A half-block from the Boston Marathon finish line & steps from the subway.
Originally built in 1886 as the Hotel Victoria, the building is considered one of Boston’s few examples of “Exotic Revivals” which is the grouping given to Victorian architects who sought inspiration in remote locations. Designed by John Faxon as an example of Moorish Revival, the building in the heart of Copley Square has lent a cosmopolitan flair to the city’s Back Bay neighborhood for over a hundred years. The apartment was originally a part of the Hotel Victoria’s lobby. The intricate flooring in the living room has been fixed as best able, and the original stained glass windows were restored in 2006 after they had begun to buckle from the passage of time; they are the only original stained glass windows that remain in the building today. High ceilings and large rooms offer a spacious retreat that is furnished in a comfortable, modern style with eclectic touches throughout.
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The spacious 1 bedroom unit is on the 1st floor of this historic building; there are approximately 10 steps from the street into the lobby and the unit is directly off the entrance.
There is a common roof deck that can be used during the summer months.
The entire apartment has WiFi and window A/C units during the summer months.
The bedroom offers one bed, a desk, two large closets, TV with cable, a white noise machine, clock radio, a ceiling fan and reading chair overlooking the hustle and bustle on the streets below.
The spacious living room has two couches, a large flat-screen TV, dining room table with chairs for two and a non-working fireplace.
The kitchen was last renovated in 2008 and offers stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, a granite counter top and cherry cabinets.
The bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet.
There is shared laundry on the floor that can be accessed with a card purchased in the lobby.
There is a common building roof deck that you are welcome to access (via elevator/spiral staircase). All building rules re: roof deck usage must be obeyed.
If your plans have you staying for a longer period, I am happy to arrange for additional cleanings during your stay if desired.
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I am very well dialed into the Boston scene, as my company does PR for many activities, restaurants, bars, etc. I am happy to help with dining and activity recommendations based on your preferences, and even have you VIP'd if your interests align with places at which I have connections.
Otros aspectos destacables
Also, please recognize that this apartment is in the middle of a busy neighborhood. I lived there for years, it was rented out frequently in the past by a short-term corporate rental agency and there were never any complaints re: noise. But if you are the type who requires absolute silence, this is not the place for you.
No smoking! If I smell smoke or if there is other evidence of smoking, you will forfeit your entire security deposit.
The fireplace is (URL HIDDEN) do not use it as it will cause significant damage. If you do, you will forfeit your entire security deposit.
I would consider VERY well behaved pets. A pet would lead to $75 being added to the cleaning fee. You are responsible for any damage caused by your pet. If a pet stays here without pre-approval, you will forfeit your entire deposit.
Check in and check out time can be flexible depending upon the dates you are looking for and whether anyone else is staying. Unless we arrange otherwise, check in and check out is at noon.
The cleaning fee covers two hours. If additional cleaning is required, you will be charged $50/hour, deducted from your deposit.
Out of respect for my neighbors, I must insist upon no parties being held at my place. If my neighbor complains about a party happening, or if there is a big mess left at the place, you will forfeit your entire deposit.
You agree to follow all of the rules of the building, including trash and roof deck rules. Any issues with not following the building rules and you forfeit your entire deposit.
I'm originally from Detroit, moved to Boston to go to law school and never left. Today I own an integrated marketing firm with offices in Boston and New York. Many of our clients are in the hospitality business, which means I am definitely in the know about the restaurant/bar scene and am happy to make recommendations and even do some VIPing if appropriate!
I lived in this apartment for years. I know you're not supposed to get attached to real estate, but I can't help it, I love it! It's literally in the heart of one of Boston's most coveted neighborhoods, with everything literally steps from your front door. If you are the kind of person who wants to experience the hustle and energy of Boston, this is your place!