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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston house description

Exceptional 3600sf Boston Brownstone (sleeps 8 - 14) located in the charming Symphony Hall area of Boston’s highly desirable Back Bay neighborhood.

We’ve previously rented vacation homes in Wisconsin and Nantucket, MA, for our own family vacations and we were disappointed with the availability of large rental homes here in Boston. So, we acquired this home, which features various sleeping configurations for large parties on multiple floors, recently updated kitchens and baths, a lower level area perfect for seniors or an au pair/nanny, rare parking (one covered space attached and two nearby surface parking spaces), nearby parks, shopping and restaurants galore. This is a perfect residence for a large multi-generational family vacation, relatives attending a Boston wedding, a ladies trip to Boston, a guy’s trip to Fenway, or for a key birthday, anniversary or College graduation celebration. It beats the heck out of staying in the expensive hotels of the Boston-area.

Located at 8 Symphony Road, the residence is located 2 blocks away from the MBTA Green Line E's Symphony Stop at Huntington Ave. Also, numerous Colleges (i.e. Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Northeastern University, New England Conservatory of Music, etc.), Museums (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts) and other attractions are within walking distance or a very short taxi ride, including The Christian Science Mother Church, Duck Tours, Hop On/Off Bus, Historic Fenway Park, The Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center and famed-Newbury Street and Bolyston Street's Premier Shopping and Restaurant areas.

Lower Level – (sleeps 2) Rear entry from parking area with One Bedroom (King), Full Bath, Laundry and Fitness Room – Perfect for Seniors, Au Pair or Nanny.

Parlor Level - First Floor (sleeps 0-2) – Front Entry Foyer, Full Kitchen, Large Living/Dining Room Grand Parlor Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper.

Second Floor (sleeps 2-4) – Master Bedroom (King), Full Bath, Family Room with Queen Sofa Sleeper and Library.

Third Floor (sleeps 4-6) – Bedroom #3 (Two Twin Beds, which can be made into a King on request), Smaller Bedroom #4 with Day/Trundle Bed and a separate Loft Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper, Full Bath

PARKING: In addition to the One-Car Carport behind our home, we also own a Parking Space in a Nearby Surface Lot, which is available at no additional charge.

WARNING: This property is available exclusively through VRBO and HomeAway and from the owner/manager, Tim and Natalie Hyland. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address.

NOTE: 1% of revenues are donated by us in memory of Moreland Grace Stenstrom for the charitable works of The Peapod Project in Chicago, IL, which benefits Childrens Memorial Hospital - we thank you.




Keywords: Brownstone, Rowhouse, Victorian

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children's games, puzzles and books in Library. Gametable for chess, backgammon and checkers....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry - for our allergic guests we will not permit pets....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Lower Level Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Top Floor - Large : 2 twin/ single

            These two twins can be converted to a KING upon request....moreless

          • Top Floor - Small: 1 child bed

            Day Bed with Trundle Underneath...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 3 sleep sofa /futon

            Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, Family Room and Top Floor Loft ...moreless

          • King size beds (2) One in Master Bedroom and one in Lower Level Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) The two twin beds can be made into a king bed, if requested., Child Beds (1) In 4th bedroom, there is a day bed with trundle bed below it., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Three Queen sofa sleepers: Living Room; Family Room; and Loft....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            Walk-in Marble Shower...moreless

          • Lower Level Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Top Floor Bath: toilet, shower

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Dinnerware, silverware, glassware and cookware plus spice rack. Filtered water at kitchen sink....moreless

          • Dining:

            Ten plus four more can dine at the Kitchen island adjacent to the Dining Room...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spice rack, sugar and sweeteners...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            We also own an uncovered Parking Space in a nearby surface parking lot....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Treadmill, Stairmaster, Unica Mult-gym, Free Weights and Weight Bench...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            One-Car Covered Carport Behind Home - Entry to Lower Level...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (3) Three wood burning fireplaces....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bring your own beach towels!...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air with 3 zones....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Location, location, location... A block away from Symphony Hall and the Christian Science Mother Church plus walking distance or a short cab ride to Fenway Park, Newbury and Boylston Streets and the Prudential Center/Copley Square/Hynes Convention Center. In addition to location, our home has a full cardio/fitness area!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (7) Comcast Cable on 7 HDTVs - one has 3-D and is part of an Entertainment System....moreless

              • Games:

                Several Board Games available in cabinets below the Library...moreless

              • Books:

                Hundreds of Books for All Ages...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance calls - International calls are prohibited....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                On-site computer and printer to print boarding passes, etc....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Electric Grill - Works Great!...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor deck off of kitchen....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Live Theater
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
               

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              In-Season:  April 1st - October 15th and certain Winter Holidays.
              In-Season:  5-night minimum - $3,000 for 5-nights and $500/night thereafter.
              Off-Season: 3-night minimum - $1,500 for 3-nights and 450/night thereafter.
              One-time Cleaning Fee: For parties up to 6 $125; 7-10 $175; 11+ $250.
              NOTE:  Boston Marathon is a premium time at $4,000 for 5-night minimum.
              NOTE:  2014 rates will increase $50/night.
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Location

              Boston's Symphony Neighborhood borders the Back Bay, Fenway and the South End of Boston. In the immediate area, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops perform at Symphony Hall, the Christian Science Mother Church has the Mapperium (an attraction described as one of the best kept secrets in Boston), Berklee Performance Center (quality Music), Boston University's Huntington Theatre, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Within a mile walk are: the Prudential Center, which has shops and restaurants galore, the Skywalk Observatory Tour on its 50th Floor, access to the Original Duck Tours and access to the Hop-on, Hop-off Boston City Bus Tours; restaurants and shops on the famed-Newbury Street; more restaurants and shops on Boylston Street; historic Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum (site of the multi-million dollar unsolved art heist). With a longer walk, ride on Boston MTBA 'T' or short taxi ride, you can walk Boston's famed Freedom Trail, tour the 200+ year-old USS Constitution, view historic grave sites of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and others, view the site of the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and historic Faneuil Hall. And, you can't miss at least having one beer at the bar that the TV Show Cheers was based upon!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: We love to travel as empty nesters. Our son attends the Berklee College of Music in Boston - so this location was a perfect fit for us! Near him and his campus...

              Why the Owner Chose Boston:
              With my parents, sisters, nieces and nephews, there was no single location in Boston that could accomodate our entire group of 14. Plus, we love Boston and enjoy visiting our son.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Boston is known as a walking city and our location is perfect for walkers. Symphony Hall, Christian Science Mother Church, Fenway Park, Prudential Center and famed-Newbury Street and Boylston Street are all easy walks from our location. We also like to work-out, so we added a fairly extensive fitness room for those who like to try to stay in shape while traveling (even during Boston's winter).


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              Photos

              • Front of Brownstone - Summertime in  Boston

                Front of Brownstone - Summertime in Boston

              • Floor Plan - Lower Level with Entrance from Covered Parking Space

                Floor Plan - Lower Level with Entrance from Covered Parking Space

              • Floor Plan - 2nd Floor

                Floor Plan - 2nd Floor

              • Deck off of Kitchen w/ Electric BBQ - Below Deck is One-Car Carport

                Deck off of Kitchen w/ Electric BBQ - Below Deck is One-Car Carport

              • Dining Room seats 10 & 4 more at Kitchen Island.

                Dining Room seats 10 & 4 more at Kitchen Island.

              • Family Room Sectional includes Queen Sofa Sleeper

                Family Room Sectional includes Queen Sofa Sleeper

              • Library, Wet Bar and Game Table w/ Laptop & Printer - tons of books and games

                Library, Wet Bar and Game Table w/ Laptop & Printer - tons of books and games

              • Master Bathroom - Walk-in Marble Shower

                Master Bathroom - Walk-in Marble Shower

              • Top Floor Day Bed w/ Trundle Bed Underneath

                Top Floor Day Bed w/ Trundle Bed Underneath

              • Top Floor - Shower Bathroom

                Top Floor - Shower Bathroom

              • Lower Level Bedroom with King Bed

                Lower Level Bedroom with King Bed

              • Enjoying a Holiday meal at the Dining Room Table, which seats 10 guests.

                Enjoying a Holiday meal at the Dining Room Table, which seats 10 guests.

              • Front Steps to 8 Symphony Road, Boston

                Front Steps to 8 Symphony Road, Boston

              • Floor Plan - Parlor Level with Entrance from Street

                Floor Plan - Parlor Level with Entrance from Street

              • Floor Plan - 3rd Floor is the Top Floor

                Floor Plan - 3rd Floor is the Top Floor

              • New Kitchen Cabinetry, Appliances & Cookware

                New Kitchen Cabinetry, Appliances & Cookware

              • Living Room with Queen Sofa Sleeper

                Living Room with Queen Sofa Sleeper

              • Family Room Fireplace & Home Entertainment System 3-D & Surround Sound

                Family Room Fireplace & Home Entertainment System 3-D & Surround Sound

              • Master King Bed & Walk-in Closet

                Master King Bed & Walk-in Closet

              • Top Floor - Flexibility - 2 Twins Beds or made into a King Bed with closet

                Top Floor - Flexibility - 2 Twins Beds or made into a King Bed with closet

              • Top Floor - Loft Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper

                Top Floor - Loft Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper

              • Lower Level Fitness Area - not pictured are a Unica Multi-Gym & Free Weights

                Lower Level Fitness Area - not pictured are a Unica Multi-Gym & Free Weights

              • Lower Level - Tub and Shower Bathroom

                Lower Level - Tub and Shower Bathroom

              • This owl lives in the tree next to our deck - view from Master Bedroom window.

                This owl lives in the tree next to our deck - view from Master Bedroom window.

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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