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RENOVATED BROWNSTONE NEAR SYMPHONY HALL

Tim Hyland

Advertiser since: 2011
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Tim Hyland

Advertiser since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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RENOVATED BROWNSTONE NEAR SYMPHONY HALL

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Boston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

Exceptional 3800sf Boston Brownstone (sleeps 8 - 14) located in the charming Symphony Hall area of Boston’s highly desirable Back Bay neighborhood.

We’ve previously rented vacation homes in Wisconsin and Nantucket, MA, for our own family vacations and we were disappointed with the availability of large rental homes here in Boston. So, we acquired this home, which features various sleeping configurations for large groups on multiple floors, recently updated kitchens and baths, a lower level area perfect for seniors or an au pair/nanny, rare parking (one covered space attached and two nearby surface parking spaces), nearby parks, shopping and restaurants galore. This is a perfect residence for a large multi-generational family vacation, relatives attending a Boston wedding, a ladies trip to Boston, a guy’s trip to Fenway, or for a key birthday, anniversary or College graduation celebration. It beats the heck out of staying in the expensive hotels of the Boston-area.

Located at 8 Symphony Road, the residence is located 2 blocks away from the MBTA Green Line E's Symphony Stop at Huntington Ave. Also, numerous Colleges (i.e. Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Northeastern University, New England Conservatory of Music, etc.), Museums (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts) and other attractions are within walking distance or a very short taxi ride, including The Christian Science Mother Church, Duck Tours, Hop On/Off Bus, Historic Fenway Park, The Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center and famed-Newbury Street and Bolyston Street's Premier Shopping and Restaurant areas.

Lower Level – (sleeps 2) Rear entry from parking area with One Bedroom (King), Full Bath, Laundry and Fitness Room – Perfect for Seniors, Au Pair or Nanny.

Parlor Level - First Floor (sleeps 0-2) – Front Entry Foyer, Full Kitchen, Large Living/Dining Room Grand Parlor Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper.

Second Floor (sleeps 2-4) – Master Bedroom (King), Full Bath, Family Room with Queen Sofa Sleeper and Library.

Third Floor (sleeps 4-6) – Bedroom #3 (Two Twin Beds, which can be made into a King on request), Smaller Bedroom #4 with Day/Trundle Bed and a separate Loft Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper, Full Bath

PARKING: In addition to the One-Car Carport behind our home, we also own two Parking Spaces in a Nearby Surface Lot, which are available at no additional charge.

WARNING: This property is available exclusively through VRBO and HomeAway and from the owner/manager, Tim and Natalie Hyland. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address.

NOTE: 1% of revenues are donated by us in memory of Moreland Grace Stenstrom for the charitable works of The Peapod Project in Chicago, IL, which benefits Childrens Memorial Hospital - we thank you.

Keywords: Brownstone, Rowhouse, Victorian

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim Hyland (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Tim Hyland

We love to travel as empty nesters. Our son attends the Berklee College of Music in Boston - so this location was a perfect fit for us! Near him and his campus...

Tim Hyland purchased this house in 2011

Why Tim Hyland chose Boston

With my parents, sisters, nieces and nephews, there was no single location in Boston that could accomodate our entire group of 14. Plus, we love Boston and enjoy visiting our son.

What makes this house unique

Boston is known as a walking city and our location is perfect for walkers. Symphony Hall, Christian Science Mother Church, Fenway Park, Prudential Center and famed-Newbury Street and Boylston Street are all easy walks from our location. We also like to work-out, so we added a fairly extensive fitness room for those who like to try to stay in shape while traveling (even during Boston's winter).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited with our grown children and several cousins. It is everything shown in the pictures and more. Everything needed for comfortable living was there with a fully stocked kitchen. We utilized the dining table for a huge family dinner. The LR was so comfortable as we listened to music and played a game - included in the library cabinets! The house is convenient to everything, so very clean and sunshine streams through each floor. Had a great time and hope to return. Thanks Tim and Natalie.
Feb 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 65 traveler reviews

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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews
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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
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Boston Greater Boston
5

Incredible townhouse in an incredible location in Boston

  • 5 of 5
My three siblings and their spouses joined us in Boston for a fantastic December weekend where we were able to enjoy not only the city of Boston, but also the amenities of this comfortable, superbly appointed, ridiculously central brownstone (Symphony Hall is around the corner, Copley Plaza and Newbury Street a short walk, the MFA and the Gardner museum down the street....).

Tim couldn't have been more helpful and courteous.

The kitchen is fantastic with excellent cookware and an open-space set up with an island for the non-chefs and lots of workspace for the chefs.

The living room is comfy and the hang-out on the second floor with its two-story ceiling is like a lodge. The bedrooms are terrific and there's an amazingly well-equipped mini-gym! And the bathrooms are wonderful

We can't recommend Tim's place highly enough!

John
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383697vb
-(480) 471-6472
Boston Greater Boston
5

The Burke's

The Burke's
  • 5 of 5
Fantastic stay! Worth every penny and the brownstone was even better and bigger than the pictures! We had nine stay very comfortably. Close to almost everything. We will stay again. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383697vb
-(480) 471-6472
Boston Greater Boston
Portland Oregon
5

Memorable Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5
We have always shared Thanksgiving with our dear friends and their family, and when we found out that both of our daughters would be living in Boston this year we decided to have our feast in New England. Renting the beautiful house on Symphony Road was the key to our fabulous celebration. This home accommodated our two families easily - and we could prepare dinner in the well appointed kitchen while football was being watched in the family room. One evening we had a poker game going on in the study, a movie being viewed in the family room and a lively conversation in the dining room.
The location was perfect - we took the T everywhere and did not have any need for a car. There is a Whole Foods around the block - so groceries for 13 were easy to come by. I would love to come back to this beautiful home and create more memories.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383697vb
-(480) 471-6472
Boston Greater Boston
Santa Maria, CA
5

"Wow-ed" by 8 Symphony Rd

"Wow-ed" by 8 Symphony Rd
  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a fantastic home in a perfect location. Despite the fact that the home is probably the nicest thing in a neighborhood of college students, we loved the vibe and loved being surrounded by young people who were quiet during the week and having fun on the weekend. There were 6 of us ~ 3 couples who enjoyed 8 Symphony Road. We were on the go the whole time, and found the proximity of this place to downtown and the T subway the perfect spot. This home had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. It was clean, beautifully appointed, and all beds, according to our friends, were comfortable. Kitchen has everything you would need to cook any meal. The owners couldn't have been more helpful, and professional about how they run their VRBO. We definitely would recommend this place and will surely book again if we are in the area. Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383697vb
-(480) 471-6472
Boston Greater Boston
5

13 College Sorority Sisters from classes of 1961 thru 1964

  • 5 of 5
Yep, all of us are in our 70's and still able to do all of the steps to enjoy all four levels of your beautiful home!! We had some confusing but hilarious adventures on the T and also found that cab fares in Boston are quite reasonable. We loved the MFA, the JFK Library and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. But we had a really unexpected surprise when we found ourselves in the midst of the Northeastern University Underwear Run!!!:} We would recommend your home to anyone. We hope that others enjoy their stay at 8 Symphony as much as we did! Sig sisters
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  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383697vb
-(480) 471-6472
Boston Greater Boston
5

Amazing !!!

  • 5 of 5
Review

We had 10 glorious days in this house. We were 7 friends and we used all the bedrooms. The living rooms were rarely used because we chose to sit outside in the mornings and the evenings. Weather being absolutely gorgeous.
The house and the owners went beyond any expectations that we had.
Would definitely recommend this house to anyone. Would like to stay here when the weather was colder to really enjoy all the features in the house.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Symphony Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Christian Science Mother Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Fenway Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Fine Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Berklee Performance Center

Boston's Symphony Neighborhood borders the Back Bay, Fenway and the South End of Boston. In the immediate area, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops perform at Symphony Hall, the Christian Science Mother Church has the Mapperium (an attraction described as one of the best kept secrets in Boston), Berklee Performance Center (quality Music), Boston University's Huntington Theatre, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Within a mile walk are: the Prudential Center, which has shops and restaurants galore, the Skywalk Observatory Tour on its 50th Floor, access to the Original Duck Tours and access to the Hop-on, Hop-off Boston City Bus Tours; restaurants and shops on the famed-Newbury Street; more restaurants and shops on Boylston Street; historic Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum (site of the multi-million dollar unsolved art heist). With a longer walk, ride on Boston MTBA 'T' or short taxi ride, you can walk Boston's famed Freedom Trail, tour the 200+ year-old USS Constitution, view historic grave sites of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and others, view the site of the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and historic Faneuil Hall. And, you can't miss at least having one beer at the bar that the TV Show Cheers was based upon!

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Rates & Availability

From $550 Per night

Boston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Oct 16 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,650
 
 
Holiday Season 2014
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,350
 
 
Spring 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
In-Season 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$675
$4,500
 
 
Fall 2015
Oct 16 2015 - Dec 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
Holiday Season 2015
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$675
$4,500
 
 
Spring 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
In-Season 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,750
 
 
Fall 2016
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$625
$4,250
 
 
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping 0-6 Guests $125
Housekeeping 11-14 Guest $250
Property Damage Protection $69
Housekeeping 7-10 Guests $175
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter quotes will be modified to the "In-Season" Pricing with a 5-night minimum. Boston Marathon is a Premium Week and has been booked indefinitely. Only one Housekeeping Fee applies depending on your group size and may be increased if we waive the minimum stay requirement.
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Amenities

Boston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk-in Marble Shower
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Top Floor Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 king
    Top Floor - Large - 2 twin/ single , These two twins can be converted to a KING upon request.
    Top Floor - Small - 1 child bed , Day Bed with Trundle Underneath
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, Family Room and Top Floor Loft
  • King size beds (2) One in Master Bedroom and one in Lower Level Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) The two twin beds can be made into a king bed, if requested., Child Beds (1) In 4th bedroom, there is a day bed with trundle bed below it., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Three Queen sofa sleepers: Living Room; Family Room; and Loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Location, location, location... A block away from Symphony Hall and the Christian Science Mother Church plus walking distance or a short cab ride to Fenway Park, Newbury and Boylston Streets and the Prudential Center/Copley Square/Hynes Convention Center. In addition to location, our home has a full cardio/fitness area!

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