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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

Exceptional 3800sf Boston Brownstone (sleeps 8 - 14) located in the charming Symphony Hall area of Boston, which is adjacent to the highly desirable Back Bay neighborhood.

This charming brownstone 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 their affiliates. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address or even the same address. We do not advertise on Craig's List.

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.

NOTE: After owning and operating this property since 2011, we sold this property to an Investor in November 2015 and agreed to lease it back from the Investor until October 2017 to continue honoring our commitments to short-term vacationers and continue creating memories for our guests. So, if you have ever wanted to visit Boston, you only have until October 2017 to experience this amazing brownstone!




Keywords: Brownstone, Rowhouse, Victorian
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(480) 471-6472

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 16 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$625
$4,200
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$700
$4,550
Winter 2017
Jan 4 - Feb 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$550
$3,500
Spring 2017
Feb 16 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$650
$4,375
In-season 2017
Apr 1 - Oct 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$725
$4,900
Fall 2017
Oct 31 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$650
$4,300
Holiday Season 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$725
$4,650
Spring 2018
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$675
$4,475
In-Season 2018
Apr 1 - Oct 15, 2018
5 night min stay
$750
$5,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Housekeeping 0-6 Guests $125
  • Housekeeping 7-10 Guests $175
  • Housekeeping 11-14 Guest $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • 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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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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 attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston - so this location was a perfect fit for us! However, our son relocated to Austin, Texas in September 2015, so we no longer felt we would be traveling to Boston as much. So, although we sold this beautiful property to an Investor in November 2015, we leased it back from the Investor through October 2017 to continue creating memories for our guests! And, for our continued use as well!

Why the Owner Chose Fenway/Kenmore, Boston, MA, USA:
With my parents, sisters, nieces and nephews, there was no single location in Boston in 2011 that could accomodate our entire group of 14. Plus, we love, love, love Boston!

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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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, December 09, 2016

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