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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall

Tim Hyland

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

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Tim Hyland

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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.com and their affiliates. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address or even the same address. We do not advertise on Craig's List.

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)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

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
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Reviews

5
based on 71 traveler reviews

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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews
5

Great House! Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for 10 teachers attending a national math conference together-one big geeky slumber party! The convention center (the one by the water) was 25-30 easy minutes door to door on the subway. Great back porch to "debrief" and plenty to do/eat within walking distance. We felt very safe the entire time -we even walked to and from Fenway for the game (15 leisurely min). Necessities were easy too - with Whole Foods and CVS just around the corner. We had a FABULOUS time and this house was a big part of it!

P.S. We left you a math problem in the Guest Book ;)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Philly Pack

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, very well stocked the beds were so comfortable the kitchen has everything you need. Their were 10 adults and 1 infant and we were all very comfortable. It's location is great. You can walk to the T and to many stores. Their was parking which is a plus. It was cold and we made use of the fireplaces which was great. We all loved the gym that was their and put it to good use. Paul the caretaker was very helpful. And Tim the owner answered all my emails. I would definetly stay their again loved the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Orleans
5

What Boston is all about.

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and the landlord was a pleasure to work with. His maintenance man was nice and extremely helpful even though we just talked over the phone. I recommend this property to anyone who wants a real Boston experience.

Thanks Mr. Tim Hyland.

That weekend changed my life and everyone who was with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had family from 5 different states and 2 that attend Boston universities. Great house, great location, great caretakers! Owners were also great to work with. We all had a blast despite the snow! Everything was amazing. Thank you for providing such a beautiful space for us to gather together !

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our party of nine travellers aged from 3 to 62 years, and we throughly enjoyed this beautiful home in Boston which was close to the subway and all attaractions were in easy reach. I would definately recommend this property to anyone wanting to pamper themselves while in Boston.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely and cozy home, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house is big, well-equipped, and in a great location. We were 9, from 13-yesr-olds to 80 year-olds, and the house allowed everyone his privacy. Four floors, basically an independent apartment in the basent, great kitchen, ample dinning room, spacious family room, desk and independent room on second floor, two rooms and sofa bed upstairs, great distribution... Three full bathsrooms, well equipped aswell. We rented a 12-person Van for traveling around and thought parkig was going to be a mess, but the alley parking although tight was enough for parking it. With a smaller car it will be easy. Modern laundry and very well equipped excercise room. Lost of tv sets around the house. Excelent music equipment. And the location is excellent, close to Massachussetts Avenue where you'll find restaurants, groceries, and everything at a walking distance. A Whole Foods is also two blocks from the house. I really don't find any cons. Perhaps a little darkness in the dinning room, but nothing bad. And, well, you have to be prepared to go up and downstairs a lot.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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 $600 Per night

Boston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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 $79
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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