PHILLIPS ACADEMY AREA – IDEAL FOR FAMILIES VISITING CAMPUS & TOURING NEW ENGLAND

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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PHILLIPS ACADEMY AREA – IDEAL FOR FAMILIES VISITING CAMPUS & TOURING NEW ENGLAND

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House 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 9

Rum Runner House is a family-oriented property close to Phillips Academy, Brooks School, Pike School and Merrimack College. The home makes it possible to spend quality time with your student and his/her friends during your visit in a very comfortable & flexible manner. Well-stocked with HDTV, classic books & board games to suit a range of tastes, on-site recreational choices also include table tennis, basketball, street hockey, driveway soccer, bocce and Frisbee, baseball & football toss.

Enjoy getting to know your child's friends over a ping pong game, or by sharing nicely grilled steaks out on the fenced-in, brick patio. Have the freedom to spoil them by cooking up favorite family recipes that brings the group as close to your home kitchen as is possible. With the large amount of space, you can arrange with the Academy to welcome your student and friends to spend the night off-campus in 'your home away from home' -- a treat that is especially treasured by students who are themselves a long way from their own families.

Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
My family stayed at the Rum Runner House in Andover for a long weekend in November. The house was recently renovated and everything is in great shape. We’re a large group at those times when we can all get together. The game room is terrific! We had a family singles ping pong tournament that almost everyone took part in. It was interesting to see the group so enthusiastically respond to it. The kitchen had plenty of room to prepare the big meal. We spread out between the dining room and the kitchen table to eat. Settling in after dessert, the younger crowd headed for the game console in the game room, while others looking for a quieter experience settled in the large living room for TV and reading. Those waiting for their turn on the game controllers, when not following along with the games, were either playing doubles ping pong or surfing the web. A couple of the guys were fine with the cold weather and went out to toss a football in the side yard. We used all of the bedrooms. I was fast and scored the nice corner room with the massive bed. My second choice, the room with the fireplace, is also really nice. Everyone was happy with their beds. Also, the two large full bathrooms made it easy to take care of business. In terms of problems, the no smoking rule resulted in a few of us having to sit on the patio to have our butts. It’s right outside the game room, so it was handy, but I prefer enjoying my smoke in the warm indoors. To be fair, others were fine with that. The house is easy to get to, with the town and plenty of stores and restaurants less than two miles in either direction. Overall, this is a great place for a family to stay.
Nov 2012
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The property has remained in the same family's hands since its purchase in 1947. The experience of sending its youth to far-away schools created an awareness of how the residence could provide a wonderful 'home away from home' for familes from around the USA -- and the globe -- entrusting their childrens' education to nearby New England private schools.

Evelyn purchased this house in 1947

Located in sight of the Memorial Bell Tower at Phillips Academy -- the ground on which colonial troops mustered prior to engagement in the American Revolutionary War -- the property is named after the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber in which its original resident earned the Distinguished Flying Cross prior to returning home from Europe and building the home in 1947.

Nestled in the shade of three massive old trees on the property, this large home has served for decades as a perfect venue for gathering family with longstanding, and brand new, friends. Its one level design makes it inviting for even the very young and seniors. Combined with the potential to provide your boarding student with the ability to experience the day student lifestyle on their campus for a short period, Rum Runner House offers your entire family memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Phillips Academy Area – Ideal for Families Visiting Campus & Touring New England
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Wonderful and gracious!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely home with very gracious host - my friends and I arrived for our reunion, and Steve had stocked the kitchen with milk and even a coffee cake! Nice outdoor space for grilling in the backyard, and extremely convenient to Phillips Academy. (You will want a car, though)

I look forward to staying here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Andover Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Wonderful Family Home Very Well-Maintained!

  • 5 of 5
Rum Runner House was truly a home away from home for our family. It is in a wonderful neighborhood in the heart of Andover, which is a lively town near Boston, but with plenty to do locally. The layout of the home is suitable for a large group. It is fully equipped, with everything you could possibly need. It is a sunny & bright home, very well cared for, with large rooms, fresh linens, and the owner provides very attentive customer service. I would highly recommend this house!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Phillips Academy Area – Ideal for Families Visiting Campus & Touring New England
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+1 9787755460
Andover Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Loved It!!!

  • 5 of 5
While planning for our class reunion, we discovered Rum Runner House on VRBO/HomeAway. What a find! Perhaps the most important thing I can stay about our visit was that it made our weekend. Five of us girls joined together to engage the house. We could easily have fit a few more given the layout but that number was quite comfortable for of us all.

First the layout: the house goes on and on. There's a nice "entertainment" room, with movement-controlled TV (we didn't use it as so much else was going on), a ping pong table (definitely made use of that), computer, printer and games. Next to that is the kitchen with breakfast table - numerous well-stocked cabinets, just about everything you could want including a delicious coffee cake left for us by the owners - and lovely separate dining room. Next to that is the living room with more comfy chairs, TV and a wall of fascinating, historical books. Steve, the owner, explained that the house had long been in the family of his wife Evie, whose father (a US airforce pilot) named it Rum Runner after his plane. (Perhaps Steve will correct my recounting or maybe there's a more "illicit" story to be told.)

Beyond the game room, kitchen, dining room and sitting room is a hall that takes you to the four bedrooms: two have large beds and are quite cozy and best suited for a single or couple; the remaining two have multiple sleeping options as described on the VRBO/Homeaway sight. We were all very comfortable and happy to discover how quiet the rooms were when others were in the kitchen or game rooms. So, easy to accommodate various sleeping habits. (Also a nice patio area to sit outside.)

If you're considering a stay at Rum Runner House for purposes of a reunion or visiting students or faculty at Phillips Andover, the house is just a short ride or easy walk to campus. The house would also be a perfect base for any traveling around the state.

It should also be said that the entire process of reservation and getting settled in was seamless. Steve was quick to respond, efficient, patient in adapting to our changing circumstances, and extremely helpful throughout our stay - add to that, his delightful sense of humor and you couldn't have a better host. (Evie unfortunately was out-of-town so we'll have to wait 'til our next visit to meet the whole family.)
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Logan Airport - Boston
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Andover, MA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Both Interstate 93 and Interstate 495
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Crane Beach, Ipswich MA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Andover Inn at Phillips Andover Academy
Nearest Ski
22.2 Miles
Nashoba Valley, Westford, MA
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Far Corner Golf Club, Boxford, MA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Andover Inn at Phillips Andover Academy
Car: recommended

The property is well-located near two interstate highways that provide easy access to every charm offered by the New England region. New Hampshire is minutes away, with choice spots in Maine, Vermont, Western Mass, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Connecticut largely accessible in less than two hours.

Additionally, the Boston-bound train station is only two miles away, while the Boston-bound bus stop is in walking distance (1/3 mile). The drive to Downtown Boston runs between 25-90 minutes.

Property is located one mile from Phillips Andover Academy's Memorial Bell Tower. The Academy's nationally respected Addison Gallery of American Art and The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology are easily accessible. Also, the Academy's 65 acre Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary offers several miles of gently rolling trails through woodlands with beautiful ponds for hiking and X-country skiing.

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Availability & Rates

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Andover House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
PA Family Weekend
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Andover-Exeter Athletics
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 10 2014
2 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Christmastide
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
January
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
February
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
Andover-Exeter Athletics
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
March
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Merrimack College Graduation
May 14 2015 - May 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Brooks School Graduation
May 22 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Phillips Academy Graduation
Jun 4 2015 - Jun 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Phillips Academy Reunion
Jun 11 2015 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $135
Notes 2013 Winter-Summer Packages (Please inquire for Pricing):

PA Junior (Winter Holiday 2/8-2/12; Start of Spring Break 3/14-3/16; PSPA “Gems of the Curriculum” event 4/11-4/14)

PA Middler (College Counseling Program Weekend 1/17-1/21; PSPA College Counseling Program & Andover-Exeter sports 2/21-2/24; PSPA “College Lessons Learned” event & Grandparents Weekend 5/9-5/12)

PA
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Amenities

Amenities

Andover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Printer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Local Calls
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Living Room
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Yellow Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Off Kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , White Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • The Fireplace Room - 1 double
    The Courtyard Room - 2 twin/ single , Fold-out crib available
    The Canopy Room - 1 king
    The Dorm Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen-Twin Bunk
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Game Room ...
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • roller blading
Notes:
The property is a large New England Ranch House, characterized by all of the rooms being on a single level. This makes it perfect for families traveling with elderly relatives -- for example, to visit their child & grandchild attending Phillips Academy (please see www.pspaandover.org), Brooks School, Pike School or Merrimack College -- and reduces risk should the elders prefer to enjoy home while the younger family members take an aggressive approach to pursuing day trips to tour venues throughout New England. For families touring Prep Schools, the following distances (# miles) apply: Andover (1), Brooks (7), Governors (17), Landmark (20), Middlesex (24), Concord (25), Lawrence (28), Groton (30), Milton (31), Exeter (32), Hillside (42), St Mark’s (44), Tilton (68), Brewster (79), Tabor (81), New Hampton (82), Pomfret (84), NMH (90), St George’s (91), Eaglebrook (92), Deerfield (92), Holderness (92), KUA (109), Cardigan (114), Loomis (116), Westminster (126) and Choate (140).
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