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Back Bay 2 Bedroom - Live it up in Boston Luxury

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Living room with 50' TV, Cable, HBO and super comfy sectional sofa

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Last updated: 08/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston condo description

Please note that there is a four day minimum stay and we generally prefer longer stays.


GENERAL
- large (~1,100sqft / 110sqm) 2 bedroom garden apartment in a luxury historic rehabbed Back Bay building
- luxury finishings including hardwood throughout, a granite/stainless kitchen and a granite/marble bathroom.
- garden level unit (partially below street level - see pictures)
- professionally cleaned between guests
- sorry, parking is not included

BATHROOM / BATH LINENS
- combo bath/shower with a high pressure rainfall shower head
- linen closet has at least 4 towels, 4 hand towels, 4 facecloths
- quality hairdryer
- shower has fancy shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion
- sink has liquid hand soap
- ample supply of toilet paper
- I try to provide some emergency supplies such as a travel toothbrush or razor in case you forget yours, though please don’t depend on this

BEDROOM / BED LINENS
- Main bedroom has a queen bed with a base, boxspring and high-end dual-pillow top mattress. There is also an optional queen size memory foam topper for those looking for extra plush.
- 2nd bedroom has a full/double size quality raised memory foam mattress.
- There is also the option of double-thick full size blow-up air mattress for additional paid guests
- 2 sets of queen sheets and 2 sets of full sheets

LAUNDRY
- front loading extra large washing machine
- front loading extra large dryer
- fold-down ironing board and an iron.
- high efficiency (HE) laundry detergent is provided

KITCHEN
- Major appliances (all stainless steel): Stove/Oven combo, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge/Freeze/Ice Maker Combo
- Minor appliances and tools: 2-slice toaster, tea kettle, basic 12-cup coffee maker
- Prep knives, cooking utensils, pots, pans and food storage
- Enough large plates, small knives, bowls, water glasses, mugs, forks knives and spoons for at least 4 people though there are up to 8 of many of the items.
- Ample supply of paper towels
- Ample supply of various bagged teas and sweeteners
- Wide variety of dried spices for cooking
- Variety of “shared” condiments in the fridge, though they change regularly.
- dishwasher detergent, dish soap and hand soap are provided

Please be gentle with the appliances, they are mostly new.

LIVING ROOM
- 50” 1080i Plasma TV with HD cable (including HBO, Digital Package and Sports Package) and Chromecast
- Sectional couch

OFFICE
- Cordless and hardline phone with unlimited free calls to the USA, unlimited incoming calls and limited free calls outside the USA.
- LCD computer monitor (VGA), USB Keyboard and USB Mouse to plug your laptop into
- Free high speed internet including plug in and wifi

OTHER
- easy access to 24/7 trash room


NEIGHBORHOOD
The Back Bay is one of the two best known 'high-end' neighborhoods in Boston. Just writing that sounds pretentious, but it is otherwise hard to get across a feel for it. The place is a few blocks from Newbury St which is known for its boutiques and its cross street is Marlborough which has really pretty gas lamps and brownstones buildings for its length.

It's about a 5 minutes walk to the Hynes Convention Center T stop on the green line, a 2 minute walk to the #1 Bus line and a 5 minute walk to Kenmore Station with more buses. Though it is a reasonable walk to much you may want to do in Boston.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 0
  • 1131 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Pack&Play and Stroller Available...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Very Strict No Smoking Policy. This includes the entire building and immediately surrounding area....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                With the use of a special elevator in the lobby along with the main elevator, access from the sidewalk without stairs. Unit is on single floor. Inside of unit has NOT been measured or tested for a wheelchair. It is fairly roomy, but there may be inaccessible sections. There haven't been any adaptions. Please ask and I can attempt to answer any specific questions....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry. No pets allowed....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 1: Master: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: Guest: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Living Room

                A full/double size blow-up + pack&play are available too...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: Queen Size Bed Guest Bedroom: Full/Double Size Bed Also available: - Full Size 2x-thick luxury blow up mattress is available for additional guests. Fits well behind the couch in the living room. Has been used in the case of a family with 3 kids and in the case of 2 couples plus a single. - Pack&Play available for babies. This could go in either bedroom or the living room. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • I am happy to help out with your stay and make some arrangements. I have a house manual including some suggested restaurants and other services. There is a reasonably priced sports massage/therapy/physical training facility a couple of blocks away. I have various outdoor gear and I would be willing to share for free or a small fee depending on what it is. Note that most of it is kept offsite, so this would be less likely for a last minute booking. Examples includes bicycles, tents, ski gear (though not skis or snowboards due to liability). There is an iron in the unit but no board (though I guess that could be arranged). ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable including many high definition channels and HBO. Also Chromecast....moreless

                  • Books:

                    You can borrow or trade from the building's library down the hall...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Some infant appropriate (probably 6-18 month) toys are available for supervised use (stored inside coffee table). I take no responsibility for their safety....moreless

                  Theme

                      • Family

                      Attractions

                      • Arboretum
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Pond
                      • Restaurants
                      • Synagogues

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking

                      local services and businesses

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

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Dining
                          • Seating for 4 people

                          General

                          • Internet:

                            High speed internet w/Wifi...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Landline phone with free calls to the USA and Canada. A very limited amount of international use would be included. Significant international use to be prepaid....moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Central. 3 Zones...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Central. 3 Zones...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            2 sets of queen sheets and 2 sets of full sheets...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            At least 4 of each: full size towels, hand towels, face towels. If you need more than 4, they are usually there, just verify with me first....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            high capacity front-loading...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            high capacity front-loading...moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Elevator

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen:

                                Tea kettle, assorted tea bags and sweeteners are provided...moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                new high-end stainless steel fridge/freezer combo...moreless

                              • Stove:

                                new high-end stainless steel electric oven/stove combo ...moreless

                              • Oven:

                                new high-end stainless steel electric oven/stove combo ...moreless

                              • Microwave:

                                new high-end stainless steel microwave...moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                new high-end stainless steel dishwasher...moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                A reasonable supply of paper towels and toilet paper are provided. I also endeavor to provide some welcome items, but they are not guaranteed....moreless

                              • Toaster:

                                2 slice toaster...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                4+ of:Large Plates, Small Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Water Glasses Cooking Knife Set, Cooking Utensil Set,1.5qt sauce, 3qt sauce, 8qt stock, 10' skillet, Pyrex baking pan, Pyrex mixing bowl, cutting...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Common Deck for the building out back...moreless

                              • Bicycles:

                                Potentially available for an extra fee...moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                Free public tennis courts a nice mile walk away. Rackets and balls are potentially available....moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Not included but there is a public kayak rental place a few miles away on the Charles River...moreless

                              • Ski & Snowboard:

                                For liability reasons I cannot provide skis or snowboards, but if there is something you forgot at home, I have a lot of gear (offsite). ...moreless

                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.5
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Labor Day Special
                              Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2014
                              4 night min stay

                              $1,495
                              flat fee
                              Mid-Sept Special
                              Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $999
                              flat fee
                              November
                              Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                              30 night min stay

                              $4,500
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $295
                              $1,975 $5,750

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                              • Cleaning Fee $95
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              The Barnes Mansion is a gut renovated historic building in the Back Bay. It is on the Garden Level, i.e., about 4 feet above the floor of the unit. The unit gets lots of sun though its 7 windows.

                              HOUSE RULES: NO SMOKING! NO PETS!

                              Note that we prefer payments via HomeAway/VBRO's payment system. However, if you need to pay by Amex, we can make an accommodation.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 08/12/2014
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                              Location

                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Amtrak Back Bay; Subway is 0.3 miles
                              0.2 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Storrow Drive
                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Castle Island city beach; Crane's is 37 miles
                              0.1 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              The Corner Tavern
                              11 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Blue Hills mini-slope; Killington is 160 miles
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Robert Lynch Municipal
                              0.2 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              The Wine Cellar

                              Car: Not Necessary

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1999

                              About the owner: Commercial Real Estate & Tech professional in his late 30's with a wife and young daughter. Grew up in Massachusetts, undergrad at Cornell and MBA at MIT Sloan. Currently live in Boston and Providence, RI.

                              Why the Owner Chose Boston:
                              The Barnes Mansion #1 is one of the largest and best finished short-term rentals in Boston. It is in a professionally managed building with all the comforts of home.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                              Historic Back Bay building with a preserved historic exterior and certain interior features while being gut rehabbed into a truly modern interior.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                              Links to more information:

                               

                              Photos

                              • Living room with 50' TV, Cable, HBO and super comfy sectional sofa

                                Living room with 50' TV, Cable, HBO and super comfy sectional sofa

                              • Barnes Mansion in the most sought after Back Bay neighborhood

                                Barnes Mansion in the most sought after Back Bay neighborhood

                              • Bathroom with rain-forest shower-head and waterfall faucet

                                Bathroom with rain-forest shower-head and waterfall faucet

                              • Kitchen w/all new stainless appliances

                                Kitchen w/all new stainless appliances

                              • Guest Bedroom with Full Bed

                                Guest Bedroom with Full Bed

                              • Large capacity front loading washer and dryer

                                Large capacity front loading washer and dryer

                              • glass vessel sink with waterfall faucet on blue pearl granite

                                glass vessel sink with waterfall faucet on blue pearl granite

                              • Common Patio

                                Common Patio

                              • .

                                .

                              • (if   2 couples, space behind couch for full size double thick blow up)

                                (if 2 couples, space behind couch for full size double thick blow up)

                              • Building Lobby

                                Building Lobby

                              • Dining Area with seating for 4.

                                Dining Area with seating for 4.

                              • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

                                Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

                              • Small office w/ wired internet (in addition to wifi) and free landline phone

                                Small office w/ wired internet (in addition to wifi) and free landline phone

                              • Extra deep chef's stainless kitchen sink with high water pressure in granite

                                Extra deep chef's stainless kitchen sink with high water pressure in granite

                              • Historic rod iron building front door

                                Historic rod iron building front door

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                              $150 - $295 per night (USD)
                              2

                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 5

                              View calendar: Updated 08/12/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-30 nights
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