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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston house description

Exceptional 3800sf 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 groups 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 two Parking Spaces in a Nearby Surface Lot, which are 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.




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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

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

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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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          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

              • Books:

                Hundreds of Books for All Ages...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Formal Dining Room that seats ten plus four more can dine at the Kitchen island adjacent to the Dining Room....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air with 3 zones....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Bounce Sheets Provided...moreless

              • Computer Available:

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

              • Covered Parking:

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

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

              • Free Long Distance:

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

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas Boiler - Forced Hot Water through Baseboards, with 4 zones....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Formal Living Room with Sofa Sleeper...moreless

              • Parking:

                We also own two uncovered Parking Spaces in a nearby surface parking lot....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

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

              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor deck off of kitchen....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Electric Grill - Works Great!...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall 2014
              Oct 16 - Dec 22, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $550
              $3,650
              Holiday Season 2014
              Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $650
              $4,350
              Spring 2015
              Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $600
              $4,000
              In-Season 2015
              Apr 1 - Oct 15, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $675
              $4,500
              Fall 2015
              Oct 16 - Dec 22, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $600
              $4,000
              Holiday Season 2015
              Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2016
              5 night min stay
              $675
              $4,500
              Spring 2016
              Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $600
              $4,000
              In-Season 2016
              Apr 1 - Oct 15, 2016
              5 night min stay
              $700
              $4,750
              Fall 2016
              Oct 16 - Dec 22, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $625
              $4,250
              Holiday Season 2016
              Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
              5 night min stay
              $700
              $4,250

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Housekeeping 0-6 Guests $125
              • Housekeeping 11-14 Guest $250
              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Housekeeping 7-10 Guests $175
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter quotes will be modified to the "In-Season" Pricing with a 5-night minimum. Boston Marathon is a Premium Week and has been booked indefinitely. Only one Housekeeping Fee applies depending on your group size and may be increased if we waive the minimum stay requirement.


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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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              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

              $550 - $700 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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