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Recent Boston reviews

  • Graduation gathering

    "We had a family get together for a graduation/vacation and this was a perfect spot. The home and it's furnishings are all top notch. Location is very handy (the less driving you have to do in Boston the better). I would highly recommend. Only caution would be if someone has a problem with stairs as there lots of those, was not a problem for us."
    Guest: gary Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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  • Hidden gem in the "Southy"!

    "We were in town for my daughters graduation. Donna was such a wonderful hostess! She met us at check in, helped us with the luggage, gave us a tour of the apartment and was available for any questions or directions during our stay. There were up to 6 of us a few nights and we were very comfortable in the clean, generous space of the third floor Victorian. The beds are so comfortable and the rooms big enough we weren't tripping over each other. The living room has games and movies of all kinds and satellite TV. Large bathroom, plenty of towels and a hair dryer. Separate heating and cooling, yes we used the AC in early May...yay Boston weather! The location of this apt is so convenient. The bus is two doors down and stops about every 10 mins, (there is a real time app you can get on your phone so you don't have to wait) , 1 mile easy walk to the T, a mile and a half to the beach and Fort. Lots of historical sites in south Boston to visit and Donna has a huge binder with lots of info kept in the kitchen. The kitchen was perfect for our needs and we cooked daily. There are great places to eat within walking distance. My favorite in Southy was Lincoln's for an amazing burger. No guilt indulging in your favorite food and beverages when you know you'll work it off climbing the 55 stairs up to the apartment! "Vertical Living" Donna called it. Lol. The neighborhood was nice, safe, friendly neighbors and shop owners. My kids want to move there, I can't wait to go back! Donna and Max and their daughter couldn't have been nicer! This was such a great choice I'm glad I found it."
    Guest: Lisa B. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
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  • Skinny House

    "Fabulous property, fabulous location. Very clean and well maintained. We will never stay in downtown Boston again. The Skinny House is surprisingly spacious and quiet inside. It's very well thought out because, I think, the owners once lived and raised children there themselves. There is lots of storage, a modern kitchen, and so many places to sleep. It's fun to watch Copp's Hill Burying Ground across the street day and night and to have strangers taking pictures of "your" house. The neighborhood is incredible--wonderful little stores and lots of opportunities to hear and speak Italian. We had a perfect stay. This is not a house for babies or for people who can't climb stairs. We are in our 70's and had no problem with the stairs, so age in and of itself should not affect one's decision about whether or not to rent. And, as veterans of the Freedom Trail, we did not want to walk it again as one does when educating children. It was much more fun to live the trail--to be able to go to the Copps Hill Burying Ground and look at graves a few at a time or to Faneuil Hall or to the Old North Church. It's also very easy to walk downtown or along the waterfront from the Skinny House. We came to Boston with a car, and while we did not drive it in town, parking in a nearby garage was easy and relatively affordable. It was less than 10 minutes to return the car to the airport. And the North Station "T" is close--very close, so you can easily go all over town from the house. If you can rent this house, don't miss out. Living there is a unique (in the best sense of the word) experience."
    Guest: sg Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
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  • A GREAT PLACE TO STAY

    "A charming apartment, I originally thought it a long way from amenities, but soon realised it was not. So much character in the building, the floorboards scars tell a story. Terry was approachable and helped with everything. If we ever come back, would love to stay here again."
    Guest: Andrew W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 21, 2014
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Boston Travel Tips

Boston is full of history, perfectly situated on the East Coast and offers several sights the entire family will enjoy. From baseball games at Fenway Park to tours of the city where Revolutionary War soldiers once walked, you'll learn a lot while having fun.

Boston is one of America's oldest cities. It's beginnings date back to 1630, and Boston was a cradle of the American Revolution as Colonists fought to break away from British rule. With so much to offer vacationers, it's no surprise that Boston welcomes in millions of visitors this each year.

Boston Attractions

While visiting Boston, stop by the Tea Party Ships and Museum. You'll also get to see a live theatrical performance of a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party and an original 1773 tea crate from the most important event leading up to The American Revolution. Visitors can check out the Meeting House and hear the story of the night before the Boston Tea Party as well as first-hand accounts of the patriots who organized it. The museum also includes Griffin's Wharf, a 3D holographic experience taking you back to the streets of Boston in 1773. The kids will feel like patriots as they board restored tea party ships Eleanor and Beaver. For a truly unique look at history, don't leave without seeing the one of the oldest Boston artifacts, the Robinson Half Chest, which is one of only two known tea chests from the Boston Tea Party.

One of the most well-known attractions in this New England city is Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox. "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" offers tours and the chance to see where some of baseball's traditions originated. During a tour you'll view Pesky's Pole up close and even purchase tickets for a seat atop the Green Monster, a 37-foot tall wall in left field.

Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy lunch at the Boston Esplanade. This park sits alongside the Charles River and offers a pathway for walkers and cyclists as well as breathtaking views of the skyline. There are free concerts and public festivals throughout the summer months and the Esplanade is the perfect place for a picnic with the family.

For a more modern take on Boston, head to the Institute of Contemporary Art. This structure houses an eclectic mix of modern art and fun displays to spark your inner creativity. The museum was initially founded in 1936 as the Boston Museum of Modern Art.

You can get a picturesque view of Boston when you head to HarborWalk. This attraction is located on the waterfront and meanders through several neighborhoods such as Chelsea, North End, Downtown and Dorchester, giving you an inside look Boston's local life. This open space is home to several restaurants and is considered one of the city's best spots to visit.

Things to Do in Boston

The Freedom Trail: While staying in Boston, be sure to wander along the 2.5-mile long Freedom Trail. This brick lined route will take you to 16 historic sites that explore Boston's past and the city's part in the American Revolution. The trail starts at the Boston Common Visitors Center and ends at the USS Constitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Sites along the trail include the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, King's Chapel and Burying Ground, Old Corner Bookstore, the site of the Boston Massacre, the Bunker Hill Monument and the Paul Revere House.

Boston Children's Museum: For more than 100 years, the Boston Children's Museum has been providing family fun through innovative and meaningful exhibits. Your kids will love the hands-on activities and learning experiences focusing on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness, and the arts. The Science Playground is a three-story structure and there are exhibits where the children can make art and even visit an authentic Japanese house.

Old State House: Boston was the heart of the American Revolution and the Old State House was the headquarters where patriots formed important ideas about American democracy. This is where America's forefathers, led by Samuel Adams, debated British rule and taxation while clashing with the Royal Governor. The Old State House is the oldest and most important public building in the city. It has been around for almost 300 years and was the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre. This is also where the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time, includes the red velvet suit worn by John Hancock when he was sworn in as governor as well as a vial of tea from the Boston Tea Party and a musket used at the Battle of Lexington.

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