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BOSTON, LARGE 2 BR APT - 10% Discount the rest of 2017!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 BR/1 Bath, City Views, 1.5 Miles from Downtown (Sleeps 6)

Housed on the third floor of our grand 1890 Victorian home in the city's thriving South Boston neighborhood, we are conveniently located on East Broadway with a bus stop 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 1,100 square-ft immaculate, spacious 4-room apartment + full bath/tub has its own separate entrance with city views, central air, wifi, and a sizable 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 12 years ago 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 15 year old daughter is available to babysit.

More Details

Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied

Married with 3 children ages 21, 19 & 15, we moved here 16 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 why! But seriously, Boston has been a great family urban setting to raise our children - and we love the city and the exciting life it offers!

Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied chose Boston

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!

What makes this apartment unique

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 400 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:):)


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


City Point Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king size bed with an extremely comfortable mattress. Double Beds (1) The bunk bed in the second bedroom had a double bed on the bottom - and there is also a full-sized futon in the second bedroom. Baby Cribs (1) There is a Pack-n-Play crib available for infants/babies which fits in either bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
There is also free delivery laundry service available.


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BOSTON, LARGE 2 BR APT - 10% Discount the rest of 2017!
average rating of 4.9883723 based on 86 reviews

Perfect place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This 3rd floor apartment was the perfect place for our family of 4 during a week long visit to see the historical sites of Boston. Super convenient to get to Broadway Station on the T--we did the 10-15 minute walk some days and caught the No. 9 bus right on the corner on other days. We used a 7-day LinkPass, which made riding the bus and the T really easy and inexpensive! The neighborhood was really cute and quiet, but close to restaurants, a park for the kids to run around in, and convenience stores to pick up food.

The apartment itself was amazing--large and quiet, which I would not have expected in the city! There was so much space for us to relax in the separate bedrooms, living room, and large kitchen/dining room area. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable, and the kids loved having bunk beds, playing board games in the living room, and visiting the chickens in the backyard. Max and Donna were the best hosts--so responsive and helpful! If we are ever in Boston again, we will definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are so nice, helpful and accommodating. We were able to walk and/or Uber everywhere in the city. Clean, comfortable place to stay, great places to eat and walks to the bay are a must!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice location and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Property was as advertised. Donna & Max are great hosts. It was nice staying in a real Boston house, with high ceilings and everything else I remember from back east. There's two different beaches within walking distance (the first is less than half a mile and the second is a mile). The train stop is almost a mile away, but the bus stop is just a couple of doors down. Once on the train, the next three stops bring you into downtown. We mostly used the train but took a few Lyfts when we were short on time. It was nice not needing a car and not worrying about parking.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This apartment is centrally located in South Boston. It is spacious and extremely clean!

  • 5 of 5

Donna and Max are amazing! They are the perfect hosts. Although we really didn't need anything during our stay, the communication prior to our arrival was informative and timely. They were there to greet us upon arrival, help with luggage and walk us through the top floor apartment. Upon our departure, they once again helped with luggage and provided transportation. The South Boston apartment was in a perfect location...close to restaurants, grocery store, etc. and yet only a short Uber ride to downtown. I'd definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome two bedroom in South Boston - and awesome hosts Donna and Max

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a brief stay at Donna and Max's amazing two bedroom in South Boston. Loved everything about it - the location was fantastic, we enjoyed being pretend "Southies" for 3 days, and the place was a joy to stay in. Super clean, light, bright, airy - everything you could want. Donna and Max made sure we had everything we needed - and were the most accommodating hosts you could hope for. FIVE STARS for sure! Hope to stay again, and will recommend it to all our friends and family who might visit Boston! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, nice neighbourhood, plenty of history and we were so well looked after.

  • 5 of 5

Great fun! Felt very safe here.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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