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Nelson Emmons

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Harborfront Villa, Charming Mix of Contemporary and Turn of the Century Elegance

64 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

East Boston Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms,1.5 baths accomodates eight adults,one or two infants

The Villa at Eastie overlooks the harbor and shipping channels, early morning lobstermen can be seen from the sunroom hauling their traps, as well as the ships coming to port. Plane bugs (id book) will love the spectacular view of Logan Int. Airport. At the end of the street is Constitution Beach. There are bicycles and kayaks for the adventurous or relax in the fountain garden. Smell the sea breeze and reminisce about the politics that must have been discussed in this former Senators home. Entertain in the formal dining room under the crystal chandelier or relax and read a book on one of the balconies overlooking the harbor. The Blue line(public trans) is only a few blocks away and offers a ride to the airport station and free shuttle bus to your terminal, a few more stops and you are downtown for world class shopping, restaurants, museums and the Swan boats ride. Arrange for a daylong antique 'pickers' tour and our driver will take you to the hidden spots where only the dealers buy.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nelson Emmons (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Nelson Emmons chose Boston

We are close to all that Boston has to offer, either by car or public transportation.

What makes this villa unique

The sheer size and location on Boston Harbor was one of the most attractive features that lured us to purchase the Villa. It's ease to public transportation connecting all the city has to offer without the need of a car, was a real game changer. The view from the sun porch and in the summer months having a glass of wine on the upper balcony is delightful while watching the planes come and go. It is similar to an orchestrated symphony.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Madeline and Nelson:



It certainly has been a whirlwind since we returned from Boston and I

apologize for the delay in getting this out to you.



Thank you very much for opening your home to all of us. We had a most

enjoyable time. Your home is comfortable and so lovely and charming. We

enjoyed every aspect of your house and we met some of your neighbours who

are equally as nice and as friendly.



Going back to Boston and the Cape was reliving my childhood and one that

was both refreshing and sad at the same time. Progress has certainly taken

over and a lot has changed.....thank goodness the character of the City and

the people have remained the same.....just as friendly and charming as ever.



I never thought the road to the Cape would ever be complete. When I was

growing up it was the worst road in the world. What a wonderful change

seeing the road complete. The ride we had was wonderful, no traffic and

smooth sailing all the way. The T has improved as well and we used it a

lot. Downtown Crossing has a new grocery store called Roche

Bros.....fantastic place. We shopped there quite a bit. Their produce was

amazing as was their Butcher Shop......the desserts, we could eat them but

preferred the North End for that....the walk justified all the Italian

pastry!



We cooked in two nights and had so much fun with that. I have always

wanted a gas cook top and finally had the chance to use one. We set the

smoke alarm off and you should have seen us. We didn't know if you were

hard wired to the Fire Hall......thank goodness you were not. We laughed

so hard we cried. Six grown adults fanning the smoke (very minimal, I was

doing a chicken stir fry and accidentally put in olive oil vs

peanut...olive oil does not like high heat) when we all decided to open the

windows......we are still laughing about that today. The Fire Department

did not come, the house is still standing, we had a good laugh and we had a

great dinner that night...all is well with the world.



Your paintings are spectacular, the decor was perfect, your neighbourhood

was so friendly and welcoming. The planes captivated us every night and

during breakfast every morning.....we miss them but did get educated in the

flight path of Logan International.



We managed to walk the entire Freedom Trail, tour Cambridge, go into Mass

General and the museum to visit my cousins, take in a game at Fenway and

tour all the Cape along with Plymouth. We walked about 10 miles a day

meeting
Jun 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 64 traveler reviews

Harborfront Villa, Charming Mix of Contemporary and Turn of the Century Elegance
average rating of 4.890625 based on 66 reviews
5

Grand house in a great Boston location

  • 5 of 5

When we were planning our trip, Nelson was extremely prompt at responding to my queries and made the whole booking process very easy.

After a busy, full on week in New York we travelled up to Boston by Amtrak and met Nelson and Madeline who gave us a tour of their lovely house. Our first impressions were of a grand, beautiful home that has been gracefully brought into the 21st century - air con throughout and Wi-Fi internet (an essential for two teenagers). The house has some great history and the rooms are large with exceptional, period décor - really giving the sense of being in the shoes of the senator that built it. Everything that we needed during our stay was catered for - enabling us to prepare meals and eat them in the splendour of the dining room.

The house is located in a safe quiet area overlooking the seafront, with views of the airport - watching the planes come and go was fascinating! We breakfasted on the veranda most mornings - soaking up the early morning sunshine whilst consuming Dunkin Donuts and hot chocolate (how we miss that now we are back in the UK). In the evening you can watch downtown Boston and the airport light up as it gets dark.

Boston was easily accessed using the subway - the station was a 5 minute walk and the subway ride another 10 minutes into the city centre. We walked the Freedom Trail, visited Harvard and MIT - having a car was useful, enabling us to venture further afield to go shopping at Wrentham Premium Outlets (great prices despite exchange rate) and whale watching from Gloucester (Seven Seas Whale Watching is highly recommended).

We would highly recommend Nelson and Madeline's home and thank them for their kind hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Thank You Thank You. We so loved having you visit and leaving our home in such exceptional condition. Come across the pond anytime and we will meet you at your Home Away from Home Nelson and Madeline
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5

Just amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nelson's beautiful old Senator's Mansion after a week in a crowded apartment in New York with four other friends. The joy of have such large bedrooms and living space was wonderful. Although we only stayed for three nights it was amazing, we sat on the balcony every afternoon after a busy day sight seeing with a glass of wine and cheese platter watching the planes come and go from Logan airport across the bay, and the occasional cruise ship come in. It was so pleasant with the little harbour across the road. The art work and antiques are an extra bonus. Nelson and Madeleine were there to greet us when we arrived even though we were running very late. They showed us around the glorious house answering any questions we had on Boston and things to do. We would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Boston.

Many thanks Karen and Keith

Australia.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having guest from around the world gives great pleasure to share the Boston area and all that it offers, culturally, and with the greatest sports teams in the world, as well as world class museums. Even a short stay is welcome and with those from down under, thank you and come again!
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Fantastic property with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We were on a trip from the UK and stayed here with another family, 8 of us in total. There was plenty of space for all of us to relax and we really enjoyed relaxing on the veranda in the evening, with the wonderful views of the bay, Boston skyline and Logan Airport. The house was equipped with all the facilities we could ask for and plenty of local area information and history was also available.

The house is located a short walk from Orient Heights MBTA stop which allowed quick access to all Boston has to offer.

I'd also like to thank Nelson for his polite and helpful communication during the booking process and for the tips given on our arrival.

Should we ever come back to Boston we would love to stay here again. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to host another visit from you and your friends. Thanks again for your careful care of our home! Nelson and Madeline
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Beautiful Villa

  • 4 of 5

Four ladies from GA used the Villa as our headquarters for a week in Boston. The home is lovely, and as pictured. The original art throughout was stunning! We used the T to easily go into the city, but decided to rent a car to use for day trips (warning: the rental process at Logan was a nightmare the day we arrived. Consider renting off site?). Nelson was patient and kind in responding to questions and requests, as well as in dealing with our late arrival. The property would rate 5 stars if laundry facilities were in the house and Internet more reliable. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have the gals at the Villa. Yes the wire needed replacement to the Villa from the pole for the wifi. It is now fixed unfortuneatly for all, the day they checked out. We use 1 of the 4 laundromats within the two block radius.
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Awesome home for our traveling needs

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful and the rooms fit our needs for 7 people staying there . Location of the home was perfect for access to the "T" so we didn't have to rent a car. Nelson and his wife were very accommodating and could answer any questions we had. I'd highly recommend their home for a stay in Boston.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having you stay at our home for such a wonderful cause was a nice compliment in of itself. WE are pleased you found everything the way you wanted it.
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A fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this charming harbor front villa in East Boston was top quality. I loved meeting the owners and hearing some of the history of the house and the views were beyond spectacular. My sons enjoyed watching the planes come and go as well as taking the kayaks out onto the Harbor. We stayed over the fourth of July weekend and had a great view of fireworks from all over the city on three nights. Was sad to leave it behind!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you all and especially a famous writer. I hope everyone will be able to read a novel that includes some intrigue about the Villa and our beloved Boston. Come again any time! Thank You all.
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Orient Heights
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Winthrop
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Orient Heights
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Constitution Beach
Car: not necessary

Boston is the seat of the history of the United States and offers cultural sites and events throughout the year. The Theater District is about 10 minutes by public transportation as well as museums and art galleries. Famous Newbury St, Downtown Crossing and Historic Fanuel Hall are minutes away. With world class hospitals such as Mass General, Brigham and Womens and The Deconess, you know your stay is covered. With events such as the Boston Marathon, Trade shows or an art walk at Sowa's first Friday open studios, first run Broadway shows, know your stay here will be fun filled. Within a few blocks there are restaurants, 1st place winner Belle Isle Seafood, ethnic groceries, spas, world renowned Woody's Liquor. Constitution Beach is at the end of the street and Belle Isl. Dog walking park nearby. Hike up Madonna Hill and view the bronze statue of the Madonna and take in the incredible view. If your an airplane enthusiast stay home and watch the planes take off, and land.

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Rates & Availability

East Boston Villa Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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Amenities

East Boston Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The full bath upstairs has a jacuzzi system for whirlpool bathing and relaxation. There is also a rainfall shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , crib available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , crib available
  • All bedrooms are fully furnished with sheets and towels. The master has an inside door to bedroom (4) with two twin beds, for children monitoring.There is also a door to the balcony overlooking the harbor from bedroom 4 .A crib can be made available in any bedroom with some advance notice. If you require more than one crib let us know.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Newly upgraded Virgin 3G/4G WiFi installed this year for your mobile internet connections.Newly installed central air conditioning for our guests staying during the hot days of summer or with medical conditions requiring central air. .

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