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We are a family of 5 - Kristen, Peter, Isaiah (10), Josie (8) and Henry (6). We love West Roxbury due to its suburban feel within the Boston city boundary. All Boston police officers and firefighters are required to live within the city boundaries, so this neighborhood has most of those folks!
Kristen purchased this House in 2007
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect for our family
This is our second stay here and it was as good as the first. Great location! The house is happily lived in with beautiful family photos on the walls, but very welcoming to guests. Walking distance from the YMCA and nice parks. Kristen is very responsive.
Second time around...
This was our second stay in the home. So, needless to say, we really enjoy this property. Kristen, the owner, is very attentive, personable and thoughtful. We had quite an exhaustive drive from GA and she offered to pick up grocery essentials for us. The home is well appointed and spacious. There were 5 in our group, 2 adults and 3 children. It was appropriately cooled w/ fans and window unit ACs. Our twins busied themselves with the toys, crafts and books. The previous trip, there were 7 of us, 2 adults and 5 children, w/ ample space for us all.
The home, for the most part, was clean and tidy; however, this time the bathtub was dirty. So that's the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. But I will say this, when I informed Kristen, she was very apologetic and promptly returned the cleaning deposit. Even with that issue, we would definitely stay at this property again.
Just perfect for our family
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this home. The home is clean, well appointed and in a nice neighborhood. Kristen was easily accessible through text and email for the few questions we had upon arrival. The toys, books, crayons were a big hit with our 4yo twins. The weather was, well you know Boston, so we did not venture to the backyard. But if we had, there’s a grill, fire pit and plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors. The house was spacious enough for our family of seven. There’s a grocery store conveniently located 3 minutes away, so we were able to get the grocery shopping done right after our arrival. Would definitely like to stay here again. Thanks Kristen!
Lovely Boston House
We really enjoyed staying at this house. We thought it matched Kristen’s (the owner) description very accurately.
Kristen was a great hostess. She was very responsive and set up the house for our visit very thoughtfully — putting up little signs here and there so we knew where things were.
Next time we visit Boston we would definitely stay there again!
Amazing neighborhood and Wonderful House!
My family and I stayed here over Labor Day and we just loved it. We are new to HomeAway and Kristen really went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable both before we arrived and after. We peppered her with questions (too many I am afraid) and she was so gracious in helping us get prepared. The house was beautiful and my wife loved the original stained glass and woodwork. Our kids (7 and 5) had a great time playing with all the toys and board games. There were probably more than a hundred books for the kids to read but we didn't get around to them! It was a nice touch that there were probably a dozen guidebooks/books about Boston for us to look through. Very helpful and interesting!
Being close to a playground was a great benefit for the kids and close to the commuter rail we used to get into downtown. I really don't think this house has a downside at all, but I guess if there was one it would be that you really have to check the commuter rail/train/bus schedule to make sure you catch it. Service was slow on Sundays, but we just ended up using Uber and it was fine. There were always Uber cars around, so that was never a problem. Sometimes that was cheaper than the commuter rail anyways.
I would recommend it without any reservation for families with kids and hope to come back in the future. Thanks for a great time!!
Wonderful historic home
The home... and it really did feel like home...has a wonderful kitchen and plenty of space for family get-togethers. The classic wood floors, elegant staircase, and authentic wood trim add an atmosphere of quality and refinement. Our grandchildren loved all the toys! The back yard was very nice. The house is close to the bus so you could get to a T station . . .so it was easy to get anywhere in Boston. We had a great time. The house was exactly as represented.