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South Boston Large 2 BR Apt (Voted 1 of the Top 10 Streets in Ma!)

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South Boston rental unit on top floor w/separate access, city & water views.

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Last updated: 08/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Housed on the third floor of our grand 1890 Victorian home in Boston's thriving South Boston neighborhood, we are conveniently located on East Broadway with a bus stop literally at the corner of our block. Adjacent to the 'village' area, everything is safely within walking distance including the BCEC, restaurants, the subway (Red line Broadway Stop), grocery/drug stores, parks, Dorchester Heights historical monument, and the beach. This 1,000 square-ft immaculate, spacious 4-room apartment + full bath has its own separate entrance with city/water views, central air, wifi, and a sizeable eat-in kitchen. The unit is basic, providing a great value for a clean, comfortable, well-stocked space. The owners who occupy the downstairs make every effort to make the process easy & straightforward from start to finish for all renters. As only the 7th listing on Boston/VRBO over 10 years ago (out of nearly 300 listings currently) we've thoroughly enjoyed this labor of love, and all the wonderful people we've met.

We host families, tourists, actors, marathoners, and corporate clients - all enjoy our convenient location to downtown, the airport, public transport and Boston's main attractions including the Freedom Trail/Boston Common, Fenway Park, Children's Museum, JFK Library/Museum, Harvard..... all within 2 - 3 miles from here. There is no need to rent a car unless traveling well outside the city limits, although there is free on-street parking - or you can rent our parking spot for $15/night if necessary.. Finally, our 14 year old daughter is available to babysit.

Finally, on rare occasions we will rent the entire house to parties of 7 or more. Please call the listed phone number for further information.

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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/08/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be 21 years of age to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A family w/3 children lives in the main house - hence it is a very kid-friendly place. There is a pack-n-play crib, and a high chair, and games/puzzles available for use....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Will consider most small pets (i.e., dogs, cats)....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king size bed with a new mattress. Double Beds (1) The bunk bed in the second bedroom had a double bed on the bottom. Baby Cribs (1) There is a Pack-n-Play crib available for infants/babies. It fits in either bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is also a double futon in the second bedroom, so the second bedroom technically sleeps 5....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • The bathroom has a shower within a full bath tub in addition to the toilet and sink. It is fully stocked with clean towels, toilet paper, an iron & small board, and a blow dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is also free delivery laundry service available.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table:

    In the basement level there is a pool table that all renters are welcome to use/enjoy....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV/Satetllie offers 600+ channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    A Bowes Wave Radio is in the kitchen....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A variety of children & adult DVD's are provided. If you're interested in a particular movie, we can rent it for you....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Water View:

    From the kitchen there is a partial water and city view. From the master bedroom there is also a partial city view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table within the large eat-in kitchen comfortably sits 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The apartment has its own central air conditioning & heating unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Upon agreement with owner, the dryer in the owner's unit can be used....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All Linens including bed sheets, pillows and cases, bath towels, kitchen towels are provided....moreless

  • Parking:

    While there is free on-street parking, we have a dedicated spot available a few doors down for $15/night....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Upon agreement with owner, the washer/dryer in the owner's unit can be used....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    It is a regular-drip coffee pot, not a single-cup Kurig....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    A four-slot toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • House
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195
$1,295

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Broadway Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 93 and Mass Turmpike (90)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dorchester Bay

Car: Not Necessary

Located on a street rated 'one of the 10 best' to live on in Mass, our South Boston unit is 6 blocks from the beach, and 3 blocks from the sight of the first Revolutionary War battle - Dorchester Heights (also the highest natural point in Boston). Surrounded by several of Boston's newest/hottest restaurants and ample shopping, we have a bus stop at the corner of our block, and the BCEC Convention Center just over a mile.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Married with 3 children ages 20, 18 & 14, we moved here 15 years ago (2001) from Redondo Bch, Southern California. Donna is originally from the Boston area, but moved to LA for work after graduate school where she met and fell in love with Max - a native Southern Californian she married in 1994. Seven years later, Donna convinced Max to move back to her Boston routes - and by the winter of 2015 they weren't sure what they were thinking! But seriously, Boston has been a great family urban setting to raise our children - and we love the city life!

Why the Owner Chose Telegraph Hill, Boston, MA, USA:
Even with 5 of us, this large house with 4 floors was always more space than we necessarily needed. The top floor was originally built with separate access and often operated as an autonomous level, so we continued renting it as such when we moved in. Since we have often traveled via VRBO/Homeaway, we thought it would be great to similarly offer short-term rentals instead of the traditional month-to-month or yearly leasing. We've always had much success renting our top floor through VRBO, and have met so many wonderful people from around the world. It's truly a labor love!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our longevity! We were only the 7th property listed on Boston's VRBO website in 2005, long before it became popular. In light of increased competition, and with over 250 properties now listed in Boston, we remain one of the busier properties - and we're one of the few with such longevity that has all 5-star reviews. Hopefully we're doing something right:):)


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/08/2016

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Photos

  • South Boston rental unit on top floor w/separate access, city & water views.

    South Boston rental unit on top floor w/separate access, city & water views.

  • South Boston - Large eat-in kitchen sits 6. Overlooks city, water & BCEC.

    South Boston - Large eat-in kitchen sits 6. Overlooks city, water & BCEC.

  • East Facing Kitchen View with Master Bedroom across the hallway

    East Facing Kitchen View with Master Bedroom across the hallway

  • Sunny Living Room w/leather couch, 2 chairs, and flat screen TV

    Sunny Living Room w/leather couch, 2 chairs, and flat screen TV

  • Master Bedroom w/King bed, at opposite end of hallway from living rm & 2nd BR.

    Master Bedroom w/King bed, at opposite end of hallway from living rm & 2nd BR.

  • Separate entrance/exit through back stairwell with city, water and BCEC views.

    Separate entrance/exit through back stairwell with city, water and BCEC views.

  • South Boston - Looking West on Broadway. Bus stop is as close as person w/red.

    South Boston - Looking West on Broadway. Bus stop is as close as person w/red.

  • Stunning, QUIET, Orthodox church across the street, viewed from LR & 2nd BR.

    Stunning, QUIET, Orthodox church across the street, viewed from LR & 2nd BR.

  • South Boston - Boston city view w/fall foliage from master bedroom.

    South Boston - Boston city view w/fall foliage from master bedroom.

  • Second Bedroom w/Bunk beds & double futon, facing E. Broadway/front of house.

    Second Bedroom w/Bunk beds & double futon, facing E. Broadway/front of house.

  • South Boston - Desk Area in Second Bedroom. Walking distance to BCEC.

    South Boston - Desk Area in Second Bedroom. Walking distance to BCEC.

  • Our Family

    Our Family

  • South Boston - Grand entrance where guests are greeted by friendly proprietors

    South Boston - Grand entrance where guests are greeted by friendly proprietors

  • South Boston - Kitchen eating area that seats 6 comfortably. Can see BCEC.

    South Boston - Kitchen eating area that seats 6 comfortably. Can see BCEC.

  • Immaculate bathroom w/bath tub & shower

    Immaculate bathroom w/bath tub & shower

  • Living Room facing hallway

    Living Room facing hallway

  • Master BR bureau by window w/city views.

    Master BR bureau by window w/city views.

  • South Boston - Looking East on Broadway. Easy walk to BCEC.

    South Boston - Looking East on Broadway. Easy walk to BCEC.

  • Partial water view of Boston Harbor from kitchen, as well as city & BCEC views.

    Partial water view of Boston Harbor from kitchen, as well as city & BCEC views.

  • South Boston - Boston City view & BCEC view in the winter from kitchen

    South Boston - Boston City view & BCEC view in the winter from kitchen

  • More back stairwell with plenty of lighting. Boston & BCEC views out window.

    More back stairwell with plenty of lighting. Boston & BCEC views out window.

  • Double Bed on bottom bunk

    Double Bed on bottom bunk

  • South Boston-Mildred, unofficial household greeter(not very protective, though!)

    South Boston-Mildred, unofficial household greeter(not very protective, though!)

  • View from Fenway Park

    View from Fenway Park

VRBO #63283

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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