The Royal Street Studio the Royal Street Stuido

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
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Property description


Compact Studio apartment with queen Murphy bed.

Great kitchen with everything you need, including an oven, glass radiant cook top, a refrigerator / freezer, microwave and a dishwasher.

The kitchen is fully appointed with plates, bowels, silverware, pots and pans, cooking utensils, mixing bowels, and everything you could need to cook up a snack or a Thanksgiving dinner.

Located in half of the third floor of a Victorian house built in 1901. This is a private apartment with its own entrance. The windows have inviting neighborhood views as well as views of landmark Boston buildings like the Prudential Center and Hancock Tower.

- Wireless Internet access included.
- Quiet, clean, and close to everything in Allston
- 7 minute walk to Harvard Business School
- 10 minute walk to BU's West-Most Campus
- 15 minute walk to Harvard Square or express bus
- Virtually No traffic noise.
- Coin-Op Laundry in basement
- Free on-street parking with no permit required.
- Optional Garage Parking for $50 per week
- Close to the new Allston library and Library Park
- Easy access on and off the Mass Pike [Route 90]
- 10 minutes to Logan Airport
- Near Charles River - Charles River Park
- Walk to the supermarket, Star Market and Stop and Shop
- Walk to Restaurants/ Bars in Allston Village
- Walk to Green Line, 10 minutes / (Red Line) 15,
or take Bus #64, 66, 70, 501, or 503.

Everything was renovated recently with:
- Refinished floors
- Ceramic tile floor in the kitchen and Bathroom
- Slate counters, new cabinets, nice dishwasher, disposal,
radiant stove, convection oven, refrigerator.


The building is a 3 family Victorian house in the Allston Neighborhood of Boston.

This is located between Boston University (Green Line T 'subway') and Harvard Business School / Harvard Square (Red Line T 'subway'). The house is tastefully landscaped and gardened by Victoria. The two other apartments in the house are rented to permanent residents.


Walk to Harvard Square in 15 minutes or take the 66 direct. Harvard Square has a RED LINE and you can also walk to the Green Line Harvard Ave or Packard's Corner B LINE T stop in about 10 minutes.

This is a hidden neighborhood, across the other side of the Turnpike from Allston Village which is a much more rowdy and student infused neighborhood than Lower Allston where this apartment is located.

You can drive if you like and take advantage of free on street parking with no permit required, or you can stay on foot with no car necessary.

Also, walk to 3 ZIP CAR locations, or HUBWAY instant bike rental where you can take the bike and leave it at your destination, or bring it back.


Hosts Richard & Victoria Guarantee Your Stay is "Better Than Home"

Husband and wife team, Richard and Victoria have been traveling together for over 20 years, and have been landlords in Boston for 15 years.

"We travel too, and we expect everything to be perfect! Really." said Richard, co-owner of Spare Suite, Inc.

"Our standards are first class, and five stars only. And we stand behind that 100 percent."

Hosts, Richard and Victoria work hard to ensure the accommodations are flawless, every time.

"We started vacation rentals as an experiment," Victoria said. "We furnished a top floor studio in our own multi-family home on Royal Street, just hoping it may get booked a couple of weeks each month. Immediately, it started booking and just never stopped."

Richard and Victoria now have 15 short term rentals in Boston and attribute their success to the fantastic reviews.

"Reviews fuel the fire", Richard said. "Now we have 3 additional short term furnished luxury apartments in Back Bay, Fenway and the South End that all get first class, five star reviews."

The couple say their experience with property management, and their knowledge of the city of Boston, combined with their insistence upon attention to detail is why they have such a high guest satisfaction rate.


When you check in, everything will be in perfect condition. You will feel as if the apartment was put together just for you, clean and sterile from our cleaning crew on every surface, even the switch plates and remote controls.

We call it, "White Glove, Black Light Cleaning." It's our service mark.

Standards for cleanliness exceed those of any 5 star hotel. Every surface, appliance, drawer, ledge and corner are cleaned using a check-list with over 120 points. All surfaces, including floors and walls are vacuumed, then hand washed - never mopped.

Once the unit is thoroughly cleaned, it is inspected by your hosts Richard or Victoria or another manager before you check in to be certain everything is up to snuff. Feel free to do the 'white glove test' anywhere in the apartment.

Linens are laundered locally using bleach, and inspected twice before they go back for use in the unit. We use high quality cotton sheets and plush towels.


Not convinced that booking one of these 'phat pads' will be a good move? Have a look at what every guest ever said about the location you like. Just check out any major travel website!

Last year we won awards for excellence from Trip Advisor, Booking-com, Airbnb and American Express, just to name a few.

You may notice that all of these amazing apartments earn five star reviews without exception.


We have another STUDIO apartment next door to this one VRBO listing#365342

Book with confidence. Feel free to call Richard or Victoria with any questions at all.

Are you from out of town? Allston is West Boston, a part of the city of Boston. Allston is connected to Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods by Commonwealth Ave., Storrow Drive and the Mass. Pike [90]. As you move from Back Bay to North Allston, or Lower Allston as it is sometimes called, the houses change from traditional brownstone row houses to a mix of 1880 - 1920 Victorian wood houses.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Optional Garage Parking $50 per week, Walk to Public Transportation.


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

Oct 2 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay
$190 $190
$1,324 $5,651

Oct 30 - Nov 16, 2016
7 night min stay
$180 $180
$1,255 $5,584

Nov 17 - Nov 19, 2016
7 night min stay
$280 $280
$1,514 $5,401

Nov 20 - Dec 22, 2016
7 night min stay
$170 $170
$1,184 $5,071

Dec 23 - Dec 24, 2016
7 night min stay
$300 $300
$1,844 $6,011

Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2016
7 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,904 $5,731

Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay
$329 $329
$1,623 $5,280

Jan 2 - Mar 29, 2017
7 night min stay
$159 $159
$1,114 $4,771

Mar 30 - Apr 12, 2017
7 night min stay
$180 $180
$1,255 $6,475

Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2017
7 night min stay
$329 $329
$2,174 $6,755

Apr 19 - Jul 30, 2017
7 night min stay
$200 $200
$1,395 $5,977

Jul 31 - Aug 30, 2017
7 night min stay
$190 $190
$1,324 $5,671

Sep 1 - Oct 30, 2017
7 night min stay
$200 $200
$1,395 $5,977

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

Additional information about rental rates:

From $63/nt
Daily: $165 [3 day minimum stay]
Weekly: $690
Monthly: 1,950
Garage Optional: $50 per week
Cleaning Fee: $100 optional (self clean $0)

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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Located by the Charles River, Canoe and Kayak rentals within walking distance. Skating club of Boston, MDC Pools, playgrounds, local parks, tennis courts, gardens and more. Walk to the movies, to restaurants, walk to bars or just walk.


Owner info

Spare Suite

About the owner: We are your hosts - Richard and Victoria. We have been traveling together for 18 years, and we have been Boston landlords since 2005. This studio is the top floor of our house - we live downstairs. Our standards are 'FIRST CLASS and FIVE STAR' and we won't accept less. Since we started doing short term rentals it has become our passion to provide the cleanest, most tastefully furnished, and simply best accommodations available. In every circumstance we personally guarantee that everything will exceed your expectations. Every detail has been carefully though out and implemented to ensure the best possible stay.

Why the Owner Chose Allston, Boston, MA, USA:
We do rent quite a few apartments, but this is our only short-term vacation rental in Allston. We decided to rent our third floor studio short term to have the flexibility to allow our own family to stay there. The short term rentals have been a huge success and we just love doing it. The neighborhood is a hidden gem in Boston - it is just outside of Harvard Square, and a few minutes to Back Bay. Being so close to everything with no traffic noise and only the sounds of birds and crickets amazes most guests, and that's just one of the things we love about this location. Now, this is not our only short term rental, and we do have other units around town if you want to be in Back Bay, Fenway or the South End - Just ask.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The studio is very comfortable. Somehow, everyone says it seems like home when they get there. Some guests check in, and don't even leave again until they check out. Others use the location as a central launching pad to explore the city. Being right next to Boston University and a few minutes from the Harvard Business School, as well as a short walk to Harvard Square, the studio is perfect for anyone with short-term plans at one of the universities. The studio is also right by the new Allston branch of the Boston Public Library and features a new Library Park just across North Harvard Street.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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