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Barbara A. Survilas

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Stay by the Big City in Small Town Comfort

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Greater Boston Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A 'home away from home'

You'll feel right at home in this 1,350 s.f. plus flexible rental in Winthrop by the Sea! Don't squeeze yourselves into small quarters and dine out for each meal when you can stay in this condo-style unit with all the comforts of home! The best of both worlds are here for you to enjoy in this hometown community while being only be a few short miles from downtown Boston. We've thought of everything and know that you will be pleased when you step into this thoughtfully furnished and pleasingly decorated 7 room unit that sprawls across 2 living levels and has its own laundry room. Unlimited telephone usage to anywhere in the continental U.S., cable television service equipped with the Disney Channel, and wireless broadband Internet awaits your computer--all included in price! Winthrop is a quaint seaside town consisting of approximately 1.6 square miles and is rich in natural beauty and history. There are 5 public beaches in the town and public golf is available 1 day per week.

Unit Amenities: This unit boasts over 1,350 s.f. featuring a living room, family room, single bedroom, master bedroom, and two additional bedrooms on the 3rd floor living level. Apartment has cable television equipped with the Disney Channel, unlimited telephone calling to the continental U.S. and wireless broadband awaiting your Internet connection. Everything has been thought of for you and you need not bring a thing...other than your clothes! The kitchen has built-in seating for 7 and is fully applianced with all the gadgets you'll need to make those home cooked meals! Bathroom towels and toiletries are provided for you as well. You will arrive to all the information you'll need to get you going on your way to see all that the area has to offer you! If you are a beach lover, you'll be glad that the necessities you'll need to bring for a relaxing day on the shoreline are provided.

Close Proximity to Boston-walking distance: You'll experience the best of both worlds being in a safe (as previously showcased by Boston Magazine as being the safest town in America in a statistical rating category), quiet, hometown community, yet being only a few short minutes to Boston! There is public transportation closely available as well as local taxi services to help you get wherever you want to go! A car is not necessary to get around, however, there is an abundance of rental agencies in and around Logan International Airport that offer free pick-up service, should you desire.

Distance from Unit to Points of Interest: Within 1.25 miles from all town beaches and Golf Course,1.67 miles from Constitution Beach in East Boston, 2.20 miles from Revere Beach - first public beach in America, 5.47 miles from Boston's Freedom Trail, 5.55 miles from Boston's Faneuil Hall Market Place, 5.72 miles from the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, 6.15 miles from Boston's Theatre District, 6.24 miles from Boston's Children's Museum, 7.03 miles from Boston's Public Garden, 8.16 miles from the historic Castle Island in South Boston, 8.24 miles from Fenway Park - Boston's 'Green Monster', 9.43 miles from Museum of Fine Arts Boston, less than 11.00 miles from Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester/Jamaica Plan, 11.89 miles from Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, and 13.22 miles from North Shore Children's Museum in Salem to name a few.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara A. Survilas (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english


based on 60 traveler reviews

Stay by the Big City in Small Town Comfort
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews

Fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

Barbara was wonderful. She swooped in an took over our reservation when our other VRBO property cancelled on our girls trip the day before our travel. She was so accommodating and had everything we needed for a girls weekend. She went out of her way even giving us transport to and from the airport. We lacked for nothing while we were there. Public transport was close by and convient. We had a fantastic girls weekend! Thanks Barbara!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girl's trip to Boston, New Hampshire & Maine

  • 5 of 5

Traveling with 5 of my girlfriends without a car, we were lucky enough to have found & stayed here. There aren't enough words to describe how welcomed we felt. Barbara made us feel great, even before we even arrived by sending us an abundance of information regarding the property, the town of Winthrop & the surrounding areas, including the easily accessible city of Boston. The property couldn't have been more inviting & charming. We were oriented quickly & provided any possible answers to all of our questions. The property is located in a very safe neighborhood & we were close to everything, including the nearby beach that was within walking distance. We couldn't have asked for a better property. Barbara & Ed made us feel like family. Thank you so much for making us feel welcomed & most of all safe. Their customer service was superb & flawless. Your happiness is their priority, before, during & after your stay. There was nothing to be left desired. Sincere gratitude & well wishes from Cindy, Susie, Katie, Teresa, Judy & Katie.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't say enough! Wish I could give more stars!

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home from "Girls Getaway" vacation to Boston and had to immediately write a review because I'm so impressed!

I can't say enough about the owners of the property Barb and Ed, they were warm, welcoming, and full of information. Our trip was perfectly laid out, we were informed on transit, restaurants, sight seeing and ammenities. The home was clean comfortable and just a few minutes from Boston area and airport. Barbara had stocked in her home everything we could possibly need , games, DVDs , toiletries, umbrellas, rain ponchos, etc.

I would recommend this property for anyone who wants a stress free travel experience.

I will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely rental property minutes from Boston

  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews say it all, and even they don't do the property justice. We stayed at Barb and Ed's in August 2015, and we could not have asked for a better vacation. There were seven of us in total (including a two-year-old) and we were made to feel at home the moment we entered the property. Barbara and Ed are truly gifts from God, displaying effortlessly what it means to be kind, good people. I can't give any details that haven't already been mentioned in previous posts; the only thing I can say is that I would never dream of staying anywhere else in or around Boston. Barb and Ed- from Tommy, Chris, Erica, Brad, Liz, Elise, and myself- thank you for being who you are. God bless you and your family, and I hope to see you again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a weekend !

  • 5 of 5

Wow ! Was basically what all family members had to say about the weekend we had in Boston. We were planning a trip to Boston with a group of 10 including my mom Who is 83. We first looked into hotels which were going to cost us a minimum of 100$ a night each. I started looking into condos and was lucky enough to get on this one. I can't say enough about that place. We ended up eating breakfast there everyday and ordering out every night. The transit system is very easy and it takes a few minutes to get to downtown Boston. We met Barbara on our arrival and were very impressed with all the info she gave us and the tour fo the place. We stayed in touch during the whole stay and she was there to answer every question we could have. We made good use of the passes available for us. So basically, I would not only recommend the place but would be pleased to go back myself ! So thanks again for making our stay, a memorable one !

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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It felt like we had come home!

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family of 8, 4 adults and 4 teenagers that stayed in Barbara and Ed's house for four nights at the end of October. From their welcoming hugs to parting gifts, we had the most amazing time! The description of the house does not do it justice, the amenities are fantastic, more in keeping with a 5* Hotel than a normal home but more importantly for me, the house was spotless and well maintained with an abundance of what seemed to be new bed linen and towels. There was plenty of room for all of us, the only downside, the rush for the one bathroom in the mornings which delayed our departure to sightsee somewhat! Barbara was always on hand if needed and emailed us well in advance of our arrival with details. As recommended we ate wonderful, filling, inexpensive breakfasts every morning in High Tide and were always welcomed there very warmly, especially by Cheryl our personal waitress. We ate once in D'Parma, an amazing local Italian and got a take-out from there another night. The house is in a lovely residential area less than a 10 minute drive from the T, which we used to travel into the city most days. It was reliable, fast and convenient. We had made out an itinerary before arriving in Boston but unfortunately didn't manage everything on it, so we'll just have to return!!!:-D

We did the Duck Tour, visited the Science Museum and the Aquarium,( thanks to Barbara and Ed for passes) ate in Fanueil Hall, visited Salem, shopped on Newbury St, Walmart and Wrentham Village Outlets. We would heartily recommend staying in Barbara and Ed's rental and envy those who will do so this year. We certainly hope to be able to return ourselves some day!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.54 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Winthrop Public Landing, Point Shirley, Winthrop
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Winthrop Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Orient Heights, MBTA Blue Line, Boston
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Route 145
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
Winthrop Shore Drive
Car: not necessary

Winthrop by the Sea is an oceanside community situated at the northern entrance of Boston Harbor. Winthrop is a beautiful peninsula consisting of approximately 1.6 square miles that boasts some of the most exceptional views on the East Coast! On one side of Winthrop you have an expansive view of the outer Boston Harbor and on the other side you can see the Boston skyline. This unit is conveniently positioned quite centrally in the town, while being superbly located only 3.54 miles from Logan International Airport. We are also located only 2.20 miles from Revere Beach-America's first public beach, within 6.50 miles from Boston's Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Market Place, Children's Museum, Theatre District, and Massachusetts General Hospital, 7.03 miles from Boston's Public Garden, 8.24 miles from Fenway Park-Boston's 'Green Monster;' as well as less than 2 miles from the MBTA's Blue Line service which connects to many cities and towns across the state...only a short walk to bus service.

Other Activities: Historical sites

Golf: The Town of Winthrop has a private golf club, however, it is open to the public one day a week.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/Maintenance $225

Prices are based upon a Maximum Occupancy of Eight (8) including infants, toddlers and children. Each additional guest is $50.00 per person/per night. Stay One Full Week for groups of eight (8) and Save$$$ Flexible rental opportunity - stay 3 Nights, 1 Week, 1 Month or beyond. Rental rate includes unlimited calling in Continental U.S., Canada, Guam & Puerto Rico; Cable TV w/ Disney Channel, Free Wi-Fi, Free Off-street Parking, abundance of unit amenities that you won't find anywhere else. You do not need a car to experience Boston.

50% with signed contract and clear photo ID; 25% 30 days from date of receipt of signed contract; balance due, 60 days from date of receipt of signed contract. If signed contract is received less than 90 days prior to rental date, 100% will be processed on your credit card upon receipt of the signed contract and Photo ID. Visa or MasterCard Payments only.

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Greater Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Recently refreshed and pleasantly decorated.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3rd Floor - Left Side - 1 double , TV & DVD PLAYER
    3rd Floor - Right Side - 2 twin/ single , TV & DVD Player
    FAMILY/READING - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two Pak n Plays for Children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • This generously-sized unit can accomodate up to 8 guests as follows: 2nd Floor Accommodations - Generously-sized Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and sitting area and abundant built-ins for storage; Small Bedroom with a Double bed and night stands; and Family room with sofas that convert into 2 twin beds. 3rd Floor Accommodations - Beautifully decorated bedroom with full-sized bed; and Roomy L-shaped bedroom with twin trundle bed set and many counters/desk areas.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Unit is a walk-up located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a residence and is not wheelchair accessible, therefore, it is not suitable for those which require special accommodations.

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