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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.
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
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Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable
4 HDTV's. Also 110' projection TV in basement with surround sound theater system...moreless
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Housecleaner ($250 if >11+ guests)$175
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
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!).
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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).
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.