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Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 15 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 15 nights

About the property

Historic Victorian Brownstone, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6

The Apple of Boston guest suite offers elegant accommodations in the heart of Boston's historic South End neighborhood. Step outside of the classic brownstone townhouse into a uniquely vibrant neighborhood.

The Guest suite is on two floors (street and garden level) and includes three bedrooms (two twins = king-size bed, queen bed, queen sleeper sofa); two full private baths; a kitchenette and full kitchen with gas stove, washer, dryer, and dishwasher; private outdoor zen garden; and high speed internet access. The distinctive charm of the architecture, comfortable elegance alongside antiques and soothing decor make this Boston guest suite a relaxing spot in the center of a bustling hub.

Practically anything you need is right at your door. A five minute walk to Copley Square, Newbury Street shopping, Prudential City Under Glass, and the Theatre district. For sports fans, Fenway Park and the BankNorth fleet center are an easy T ride away and the historic freedom trail, waterfront and Public Gardens are within a ten to fifteen minutes walk away.

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Dr. Ingrid Smyer
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Dr. Ingrid Smyer

Ingrid F. Smyer

Sole Proprietor, the Apple of Boston Guest House since 2000.

Ingrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology, is holistic life coach, and professional dancer/artist. Ingrid is author of recently published book entitled Relationship Within, available at amazon or at Balboa press.

Dr. Ingrid Smyer purchased this townhome in 2000

Why Dr. Ingrid Smyer chose Boston

This is a charming historic property that has been appointed with original artworks by the owner as well has having artifacts from world travels. The property is from the 19th century and gives our guests a since of living in a historic era.

What makes this townhome unique

Super location within steps of our vibrant city.

Eric Godin: 857 241-9604 Inn Keeper is on call for your needs.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Your Source for Charming, Personal Accommodations in Boston
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Place was beautiful! Great directions on how to find it and on the parking. Wish we had booked for longer!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun! The apartment was neat, clean, well equipped and it worked perfectly for three couples. The location was awesome and we loved walking everywhere. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Springs, Illinois

Great location on a quiet street with space for us, and our rep adult sons and their wivess

  • 5 of 5

The space is fun and functional with enough privacy for three couples. The photos of the lower level don't show how spacious it is

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgefield, CT

Delightful alternative for Business and Personal travel!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful, peaceful stay in the garden (street level) flat. Location was ideal! 2 blocks from Amtrak's Back Bay station AND the Subway, which made getting there easy and getting around all of Boston easy. Nearby restaurants and shops are filled with friendly helpful people who have been live in the community for a long time. Unit itself was very comfortable. It is two floors, with a fairly narrow winding staircase, but there is a bathroom and small kitchenette on the main (street) level. Definitely enjoyed the feeling of staying in a traditional brownstone flat! Plenty of personal space, room (and doors) to support 6 people. Wifi worked perfectly as did the TVs and appliances.

Owner was very thoughtful, helpful and kind!

Only stayed two nights - was a last minute alternative, given there were no hotel rooms to be had, but I will definitely be back! One of my favorites!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fine, once we adjusted our expectations

  • 3 of 5

Let me first say that we really liked the location of this unit. It is in a quiet residential area and street noise was never an issue. It is within a 10 minute walk of some prime dining and shopping areas. It's also close to a couple T stops, which made getting around the City very easy.

The unit itself is also comfortable enough, and we enjoyed our stay once we adjusted our expectations. The place is a bit like a basement apartment with a walk-out garden. Street level has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. The main living area, the kitchen and the 3rd bed are all in the lower lever, and they are all in one room. A curtain is the only divider of the lower level, so anyone sleeping in that bed will have kitchen noise to deal with. Also, contrary to the VRBO description, there is no 2-twin/King bed. All 3 beds are queens. There are air mattresses available for additional sleeping.

Another adjustment we needed to make was the fact that because of the age of the unit (and its electrical wiring) we were constantly having to reset circuit breakers (e.g. if we ran the dishwasher and microwave at the same time, or toaster and dryer, etc.). This was not a huge deal, but a bit of an inconvenience.

As stated, the unit is comfortable enough and in a great location. You just need to know what to expect going in.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointed with owner, place was fine

  • 1 of 5

I have rented many, many VRBO locations over the past 5 years in both Europe and the USA. Ingrid's auto email said she would send detail instructions to us before our stay. We never received them so 4 hours prior to our arrival we texted, email and call Ingrid with no response. We used the VRBO locator to find the vicinity but her exact address was not in the system so it gave us 81-87 address which includes 4 apartment buildings each with about 4-6 apartments. So, we sat there for 45 minutes in a hot car waiting for help. I finally sent my daughter out and said just check the mailboxes and see if you can find anything. On the very last building, a gentleman came out and said "are you looking for Ingrid's place". I jumped out of the car and said "Yes!". He said "she left you a note on the door, the entrance is under the stairs here." How are we supposed to see a small sticky note on a door hidden under the stairs (this is a walk out basement apt) I said "where is Ingrid, we have been calling her." He said "She is in class but is on her way". Just as we were walking in, Ingrid arrived. I said Ingrid we have been trying to contact you. She was very dismissive, said she left a note, and did not apologize or anything. She just said have a good stay and walked into her apt upstairs. I thought this was just bad luck. But to top this off..... on our last day (we rented for 3 nights), she knocked on our door at 950am and said "garbage has to be out on the street in 10 minutes and you need to be out at 11am or pay more". Again, you couldn't tell us the night before. Text me????.... Then at 10:50am, she walked right in to see my mother-in-law changing clothes and said "you are not out yet". I have NEVER written a poor review. This lady is something. Never did she say "sorry" or "I am having a bad week", or anything most people would say. The apt was fine. The location is great. I don't expect to become friends with the owners we rent from but I do expect them to be responsive and respectful and not just demanding and act like we are incompetent or a burden to them. We paid a good amount of money for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
15 Miles


Rates & Availability

South End Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter season
Dec 21 2016 - Apr 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Boston Marathon
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 28 2017
15 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South End Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This lovely full townhouse has two floors and a private outdoor garden space. Located in the tredy South End with loads of grat restaurants and shopping right outside your door.

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