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Upscale 5 BR Boston Home - July & Aug Family Vacations

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Bar seating for many guests and cooks to share time together

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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UPSCALE FAMILY HOME
Enjoy the comforts of this upscale home as your base to explore all that Boston and New England have to offer. Perfect for your next family trip/event, winter holiday, summer vacation (yes, we have full AIR CONDITIONING), or Boston Marathon respite -- just 10 mins north of downtown Boston and 2 stops on the commuter rail. 4500 sq ft on 2 floors plus fully finished basement rec room for a total of 6000 sq feet or ~500 sq meters.

BEDROOMS
5 BR and 4.5 baths with high-end finishes, including heated tile floor & towel warmer in master bath. Not one, but two KING beds, 2 QUEEN beds, and 2 twins. Two air mattresses (twin size) available as well. Two large sectional couches are comfortable to sleep an additional 4.

MASTER SUITE -- king-size, memory-foam mattress, 32 inch HDTV, overhead reading lights, large walk-in double closet, luxury bathroom with jacuzzi tub, heated stone floor on a timer for morning warmth, heated mirrors, towel warmer also on a timer for your morning shower, double vanity, and shower with multi-head spray jets. High-end Egyptian cotton linens, luxury cotton oversize bath towels.

TWO LIVING ROOMS
Spacious family great room on 1st/main floor with gas fireplace, seating for 16, huge 60 inch HDTV, & large bay window seat overlooking garden. Second, separate closed off library/music room with French doors for privacy, desk, gas fireplace, Yamaha upright piano, games & books.

FINISHED BASEMENT REC ROOM
Fully finished walk-out basement rec room with home theater with 110 inch HD projection TV screen & surround-sound, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, ping-pong table tennis, indoor swings, & a giant white board for kids' imaginations. Free wireless internet & home security system.

DINING & KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS
Elegant dining room for 12-14 with very comfortable chairs & sunset view. Gourmet 18'x24' kitchen (*if* you want to cook) with huge 6'x8' center island, bar seating for 4 & all top-end stainless, built-in appliances:
* Thermador 6-burner gas range, built-in Electrolux microwave, Electrolux 3-rack oven, Sub-Zero 48 inch fridge, ultra-quiet DW, 2 full-size sinks, 2 disposals; second fridge for overflow food storage in basement; another 32 inch HDTV for the chef(s)
* Coffee maker & grinder, toaster, Cuisinart food processor, KitchenAid Mixmaster, blender, juicer, waffle maker, panini maker, and every gourmet pot, pan, & utensil imaginable.
* 3 sets of dishes, elaborate wine & martini glasses, crystal high ball & low ball glasses
* Walk-in pantry; full access to spices & staples in case you forgot anything (help yourself to flour, salt, sugar, rice, etc.)
* All paper supplies, luxury soaps, etc. provided
* Kitchen also features a 75 gallon salt-water fish tank with tropical fish, live coral, and sea anemones. Children (and adults too) will be fascinated!

OUTDOOR FEATURES
Lovingly cultivated extensive & private gardens with large cedar play/swing set, blue-stone patio, extensive flowers, koi pond, fountain, several bird feeders, gas BBQ grill, hammock, and a large hot tub which fits 7. Patio furniture with table & seating for 8 plus outdoor propane heaters & fire pit near the patio dining area.

LOCAL & TOWN ATTRACTIONS
Our home is nearly adjacent to the 2000 acre Middlesex Fells state forest/reservation and also very close to the 2 major highways (I-93 & Route 128) so you can get anywhere very quickly. Winchester has a quaint New England town center with gourmet restaurants and shops. The commuter rail departs from town center for just 2 stops to North Station in Boston's financial district.

Winchester has 20 excellent public outdoor tennis courts & a public indoor tennis center, a public Borggaard Beach & children's waterplay park (freshwater), sailing at nearby Spot Pond, nearby public golf courses, and fantastic beginner & advanced mountain biking & hiking in the Middlesex Fells reservation. You will love this peaceful, beautiful, yet vibrant setting with great proximity to all that Boston has to offer.

For Christmas, house will be fully decorated with a large tree in the main family room.

Keywords: Boston, Massachusetts, Marathon, MIT, Harvard, BU, Andover, Phillips, academy, convenient, MGH, Winchester, Longwood, Patriot, Patriot's, Patriots, Celtics, Red, Sox, Middlesex, Fells, forest, Spot, Pond, tennis, Belmont, Arlington, Stoneham, Woburn, Lexington, Crane's, Shore, Wakefield, Melrose, Winchester hospital.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Master suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Large walk-in shower with multi-spray jets & 2 heads...moreless

  • 2nd floor hall bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Double vanity bathroom: toilet, shower

    'Jack & Jill' bath shared by 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Rec room bathroom: toilet, shower

    'Jack & Jill' bath shared by 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • 1st floor powder room: toilet

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  • Half Bathroom

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Other Amenities

  • Absolutely NO SMOKING. If anyone in your party smokes, please do not inquire. Small to mid-size dogs considered. We have a small non-allergenic poodle but will make other arrangements for his care....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 HDTV's. Also 110' projection TV in basement with surround sound theater system...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    Wii...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii provided on the 110' HDTV projection TV....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining:

    Separate, large dining room seats 14 comfortably. Round table between kitchen & family also seats 4-8. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms plus large basement rec room with home theater system....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In driveway. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes. Coffee grinder provided as well. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dansk china for 16; plastic dishes for another 12. Wine glasses; crystal low-ball & high-ball glasses as well. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid extra-quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

    with ice maker & ice/water dispenser in the door...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 sinks, large center island with bar to seat 4, top-end appliances, fully equipped for gourmet cooking and dining...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Electrolux microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    48' Sub-Zero in kitchen; additional refrigerator/freezer in basement mudroom...moreless

  • Stove:

    Thermador 6-burner natural gas cooktop. Electrolux large oven. ...moreless

  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large blue-stone patio with table & chairs to seat 6-10....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$650 $1,050
Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,900

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housecleaner ($250 if >11+ guests) $175
  • Pet Fee $225
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are for up to 8 guests. Additional guests $50/ person/ night or $300/person/week.

Cleaning fee: Up to 10 guests $175. If >11+ guests, then $250 for cleaning.

One or two dogs considered. $35 per night or $225 per week for the first dog. $20/night or $100/week for second dog. No puppies, no cats (sorry!).


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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Location

  • Mystic Lakes

    ""The Fells" state reservation. Enjoy the 3 mile loop around the large water reservoir/lake ..."

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  • Swanton Street Diner

    "Excellent for traditional American diner menu. Terrific breakfast & open early. Less than ..."

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  • Winchester Indoor Tennis

    "14 indoor courts. Public welcome. Call ahead to reserve a court. Open year-round (even in..."

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  • Borggaard Beach & Splash Park

    "Local pond/beach with terrific small splash park for young children. Modest daily entry fe..."

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  • Masa

    "Awesome Southwestern cuisine. Creative menu, creative cocktails. Festive atmosphere & exce..."

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13.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Black Horse Tavern or Stone Hearth Pizza
12.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boston Ferry to Provincetown, MA (Cape Cod)
2.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woburn Country Club (public)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
MBTA Commuter Rail to Boston
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-93
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Swanton Street Diner
24 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nashoba Ski Valley
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Borggaard Beach, Winchester or Revere Beach

Car: Recommended

Enjoy the comforts of this upscale home as your base to explore all that Boston and New England have to offer.

Winchester is the closest, nice suburb north of Boston. Our home is nearly adjacent to the 2000 acre Middlesex Fells state forest/reservation and also very close to the 2 major highways (I-93 & Route 128) so you can get anywhere very quickly. The commuter rail departs from town center for just 2 stops to North Station in Boston's financial district.

Winchester has 20 excellent public outdoor tennis courts & a public indoor tennis center, a public Borggaard Beach & children's waterpark (freshwater), sailing at nearby Spot Pond, nearby public golf courses, and fantastic beginner & advanced mountain biking & hiking in the Middlesex Fells reservation.

Peaceful, beautiful, yet vibrant setting with great proximity to all that Boston has to offer.

Southern Maine is also very near & dear to us. We spend a lot of time 90 minutes north in Biddeford Pool, ME which is just north of Kennebunkport (former President Bush's summer compound).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We wanted a family home in a suburb *very* close to Boston and with easy access to VT, ME & NH. We love to travel & are happy to have others enjoy the house while we are away. Our family loves the outdoors & sports with lots of biking, tennis, skiing, cross-country, jogging, and even sailing/canoing nearby at Spot Pond.

Why the Owner Chose Boston:
Winchester has been fantastic -- so convenient to Boston/Cambridge and other regional sights and also a wonderful New England town. We've equipped our home with many amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Huge kitchen/family room for large gatherings yet also many separate areas for peace & quiet. The 2 king and 2 queen beds have highest quality memory foam mattresses and very comfortable, ample pillows and bedding.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bar seating for many guests and cooks to share time together

    Bar seating for many guests and cooks to share time together

  • Bay window seat in family room overlooks gardens, waterfall, koi pond, playset

    Bay window seat in family room overlooks gardens, waterfall, koi pond, playset

  • Sub-zero fridge, high-end appliances, lots of accessories for gourmet cooking

    Sub-zero fridge, high-end appliances, lots of accessories for gourmet cooking

  • Separate library/music room with 2 sets of French doors and Yamaha upright piano

    Separate library/music room with 2 sets of French doors and Yamaha upright piano

  • Rec-room, large sectional couch for viewing 110 inch projection TV

    Rec-room, large sectional couch for viewing 110 inch projection TV

  • Ping pong table tennis in basement rec-room, too.

    Ping pong table tennis in basement rec-room, too.

  • BR #2: Corner BR with new, king-size memory foam mattress - overlooks garden

    BR #2: Corner BR with new, king-size memory foam mattress - overlooks garden

  • BR #4: Corner BR overlooks garden & waterfall koi pond; queen hi-qual mattress

    BR #4: Corner BR overlooks garden & waterfall koi pond; queen hi-qual mattress

  • Master bathroom with double vanity in Cherry & granite

    Master bathroom with double vanity in Cherry & granite

  • 2nd floor hall bath with full-size tub and shower

    2nd floor hall bath with full-size tub and shower

  • View from our front steps just before sunset on an August evening

    View from our front steps just before sunset on an August evening

  • Garden view on a sparkling morning in May

    Garden view on a sparkling morning in May

  • Open floor plan with family room and kitchen for large family gatherings

    Open floor plan with family room and kitchen for large family gatherings

  • Large center island, 2 full-size sinks, Thermador cooktop - room for many cooks!

    Large center island, 2 full-size sinks, Thermador cooktop - room for many cooks!

  • Dining room seats 12-14 for your family feast and celebrations.

    Dining room seats 12-14 for your family feast and celebrations.

  • At the top of a hill on quiet cul-de-sac with woods behind & suset views

    At the top of a hill on quiet cul-de-sac with woods behind & suset views

  • 110 inch projection TV with surround sound plus two swings and kids whiteboard

    110 inch projection TV with surround sound plus two swings and kids whiteboard

  • BR #1-Master suite; king memory-foam bed; adjoining master bath & walk-in closet

    BR #1-Master suite; king memory-foam bed; adjoining master bath & walk-in closet

  • BR #3:  Queen-size, new, memory-foam mattress;   sweeping sunset views

    BR #3: Queen-size, new, memory-foam mattress; sweeping sunset views

  • 5th bedroom/office with twin day bed & trundle, both with high-quality mattress

    5th bedroom/office with twin day bed & trundle, both with high-quality mattress

  • Master bath jacuzzi tub, shower with multi-head sprayers, and 2 shower heads

    Master bath jacuzzi tub, shower with multi-head sprayers, and 2 shower heads

  • 3rd full "Jack & Jill" bath with double vanity between girl's BR and office BR

    3rd full "Jack & Jill" bath with double vanity between girl's BR and office BR

  • Garden hot tub to seat 7 -- especially magical in winter snow!

    Garden hot tub to seat 7 -- especially magical in winter snow!

  • Fall folliage surrounds the large cedar swing playset, waterfall, and koi pond

    Fall folliage surrounds the large cedar swing playset, waterfall, and koi pond

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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    14
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4.75
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
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