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Royal Street Red House - Huge 1 Bedroom near BU and Harvard - Parking

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Huge 5 Room Apartment - Sleeps 4 guests - 3rd Floor In Period Victorian Home in the Allston Neighborhood - Free Parking- Close to Green and Red Line T



Enormous 1-bedroom apartment with queen bed in the bedroom, and available queen sleep sofa and twin day bed - all in separate rooms.

Great compact 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.

There is a dining area with a table that will seat 5 guests, or a breakfast nook with a high top table that seats 2 for breakfast or tea.

Located in the entire third floor of a Victorian house built in 1890. 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.



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.

More Details

Richard Rogers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Richard Rogers

Husband and wife, Richard and Victoria are your hosts. They already have 10 apartments in Boston that get first class, five star reviews and they can't wait to bring you their newest unit on Royal Street in Allston.

Why Richard Rogers chose Allston

We have owned this house for 12 years and had so much success next door with the Royal Street Studio that we have been just waiting for the next opportunity to make something bigger and better available in the neighborhood. Allston has a lack of high quality short term rentals, and we know this apartment will be popular.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Booked on short notice to visit a sick family member in the neighborhood, along with my brother and sister. I had a bedroom and queen bed to myself, my brother slept on the queen size sofabed in the living room and my sister slept in bonus room on a twin day bed. The place was very large, perfectly located, quiet and perfectly clean. We probably won't be back for a long time, but when I return, it will be this Red House apartment that I choose first. Highly recommended.
Aug 2014
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Allston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Washing Machine
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen


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Royal Street Red House - Huge 1 Bedroom near BU and Harvard - Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Falls Church, VA - USA

Comfortable Bed - Easy Parking

  • 5 of 5

The Allston Red House is beautifully renovated and maintained. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen equipment is high quality. The neighborhood is quiet and parking is easy. This was the perfect place for us to visit our daughter in the neighborhood. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL

A Real Boston Experience

  • 5 of 5

Super clean comfy and convenient. A real Boston experience -- live like a local with a super premium apt. Plush towels, robes, nice bathroom, lots and lots of space. Quite neighborhood, easy access to Harvard Square, fun to walk around.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fitchburg, WI

It was so much nicer than a hotel.

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in. The place was lovely. There were little details to make us say "Wow!", such as the bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, and 2 bottles of wine. It was immaculate. We enjoyed the ability to make our own food so we didn't have to eat out all the time. I emailed a question and received a response right away. I would highly recommend the Allston Red House. The bed was more comfy than our own at home!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston MA


  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I stayed at the red house while our Mom was having open heart surgery at St. Elizabeth's in Brighton. The location was perfect, as it was only a mile and a half to the hospital (about a 5 minute drive). After long days at the hospital, it was nice to return to our mini-oasis in the city. There was plenty of room for 3 of us, and it was very nice to be in this place rather than a hotel room. It was much larger and less expensive than the hotel rooms, but yet we got so much more. We chose the "you tidy" option instead of paying for cleaning. The guidelines were very clear for what was expected. We had no problems parking on the street. It was easy to find. The hosts lived right next door, and they were very nice and accommodating. I'd highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flagstaff, AZ - USA

Way better than it looks online

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Red House was fantastic. I needed to be at HBS for a week and wanted to be able to walk there and back with no car, so I selected this place for a great price because they offered a weekly rate. It is way bigger and way better than the listing shows. There are 3 separate rooms, and a kitchen and a bathroom - it is the entire top floor. Very private and very clean. Everything is new except for the house itself which I think was built in 1890, and has a charm of its own. Richard and Victoria the hosts and owners, lived next door. I didn't need them for anything, but it was nice to wave to them on my way out and in and they put together a very nice apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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