Submitted: February 24, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
Truly, I can't say enough good things about this home. I travel pretty extensively, and nearly always rent a home (rather than cram our large group into hotel rooms!), and this gorgeous brownstone was one of the nicest properties I've every rented.
We chose this home for the location -- it's less than a one minute walk to the front door of Symphony Hall, where some of our group were attending a performance. The location is also convenient to the local T station, Prudential Hall, tons of great restaurants, Whole Foods, etc. Yes, the location was ideal, but the home itself ended up surpassing any expectations we could have had.
The home has been thoughtfully and tastefully renovated, with an unbelievable attention to high-end detail. There is not a thing overlooked, from (full) shampoo/conditioner/bodywash dispensers in each shower, to a built in coffee filter in the coffee pot (I have often rented homes that offer coffee pots, but have no filters for them -- annoying!), to lovely thick towels and fabulous linens. There are tons of books for all ages, including the little ones, and cabinets full of board games. There is a lovely outdoor deck for warmer weather. There are multiple fireplaces, tons of cookware in the well stocked kitchen, and lots of homey touches.
The multiple living areas make this home ideal for large groups! Our three teenaged boys camped out in the second floor great room, and had a blast in their "bro space", while the adults retreated to gorgeous, comfortable private bedrooms -- hands down, the best mattresses I've slept on any rental homes!! (Tim... do you know the brand/make? I want one -- my back hasn't felt this good in years!)
Tim, the owner, was a delight to work with -- professional, yet very concerned that we had all the information we needed to not only make an informed choice in our final rental decision, but also following through to ensuring that our stay was perfect. From the multiple house keys, to detailed instructions about various aspects of the house (alarms, electronics, etc.), to restaurant recommendations, we couldn't have asked for more.
We'll absolutely be back -- this was THE find in Boston! If you're considering this place, take the plunge. I guarantee you will be thrilled that you did!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the kind words! The mattresses are from Stearns and Foster - and I agree - they are amazingly comfortable! Safe travels and we look forward to your return.
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