|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
UPSCALE FAMILY HOME
Enjoy the comforts of this upscale home as your base to explore all that Boston and New England have to offer. Perfect for your next family trip/event, winter holiday, summer vacation (yes, we have full AIR CONDITIONING), or Boston Marathon respite -- just 10 mins north of downtown Boston and 2 stops on the commuter rail. 4500 sq ft on 2 floors plus fully finished basement rec room for a total of 6000 sq feet or ~500 sq meters.
6 BR and 4.5 baths with high-end finishes, including heated tile floor & towel warmer in master bath. Not one, but two KING beds, 2 QUEEN beds, 2 twins+trundle, and daybed+trundle. Two air mattresses (twin size) available as well. Two large sectional couches are comfortable to sleep an additional 4.
MASTER SUITE -- king-size, memory-foam mattress, 32 inch HDTV, overhead reading lights, large walk-in double closet, luxury bathroom with jacuzzi tub, heated stone floor on a timer for morning warmth, heated mirrors, towel warmer also on a timer for your morning shower, double vanity, and shower with multi-head spray jets. High-end Egyptian cotton linens, luxury cotton oversize bath towels.
TWO LIVING ROOMS
Spacious family great room on 1st/main floor with gas fireplace, seating for 16, huge 60 inch HDTV, & large bay window seat overlooking garden. Second, separate closed off library/music room with French doors for privacy, desk, gas fireplace, Yamaha upright piano, games & books.
FINISHED BASEMENT REC ROOM
Fully finished walk-out basement rec room with home theater with 110 inch HD projection TV screen & surround-sound, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, ping-pong table tennis, indoor swings, & a giant white board for kids' imaginations. Free wireless internet & home security system.
DINING & KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS
Elegant dining room for 12-14 with very comfortable chairs & sunset view. Gourmet 18'x24' kitchen (*if* you want to cook) with huge 6'x8' center island, bar seating for 4 & all top-end stainless, built-in appliances:
* Thermador 6-burner gas range, built-in Electrolux microwave, Electrolux 3-rack oven, Sub-Zero 48 inch fridge, ultra-quiet DW, 2 full-size sinks, 2 disposals; second fridge for overflow food storage in basement; another 32 inch HDTV for the chef(s)
* Coffee maker & grinder, toaster, Cuisinart food processor, KitchenAid Mixmaster, blender, juicer, waffle maker, panini maker, and every gourmet pot, pan, & utensil imaginable.
* 3 sets of dishes, elaborate wine & martini glasses, crystal high ball & low ball glasses
* Walk-in pantry; full access to spices & staples in case you forgot anything (help yourself to flour, salt, sugar, rice, etc.)
* All paper supplies, luxury soaps, etc. provided
* Kitchen also features a 75 gallon salt-water fish tank with tropical fish, live coral, and sea anemones. Children (and adults too) will be fascinated!
Lovingly cultivated extensive & private gardens with large cedar play/swing set, blue-stone patio, extensive flowers, koi pond, fountain, several bird feeders, gas BBQ grill, hammock, and a large hot tub which fits 7. Patio furniture with table & seating for 8 plus outdoor propane heaters & fire pit near the patio dining area.
LOCAL & TOWN ATTRACTIONS
Our home is nearly adjacent to the 2000 acre Middlesex Fells state forest/reservation and also very close to the 2 major highways (I-93 & Route 128) so you can get anywhere very quickly. Winchester has a quaint New England town center with gourmet restaurants and shops. The commuter rail departs from town center for just 2 stops to North Station in Boston's financial district.
Winchester has 20 excellent public outdoor tennis courts & a public indoor tennis center, a public Borggaard Beach & children's waterplay park (freshwater), sailing at nearby Spot Pond, nearby public golf courses, and fantastic beginner & advanced mountain biking & hiking in the Middlesex Fells reservation. You will love this peaceful, beautiful, yet vibrant setting with great proximity to all that Boston has to offer.
For Christmas, house will be fully decorated with a large tree in the main family room.
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We wanted a family home in a suburb *very* close to Boston and with easy access to VT, ME & NH. We love to travel & are happy to have others enjoy the house while we are away. Our family loves the outdoors & sports with lots of biking, tennis, skiing, cross-country, jogging, and even sailing/canoing nearby at Spot Pond.
JenniferD purchased this house in 2001
Winchester has been fantastic -- so convenient to Boston/Cambridge and other regional sights and also a wonderful New England town. We've equipped our home with many amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Huge kitchen/family room for large gatherings yet also many separate areas for peace & quiet.
The 2 king and 2 queen beds have highest quality memory foam mattresses and very comfortable, ample pillows and bedding.
The Dougherty home in Winchester Massachusetts was very comfortable. It was a very close, comfortable distance to Boston. Only 13 miles to Logan international. We also drove to Plymouth and Salem. The home is located close to the freeway system, however, you would never know it when relaxing in their backyard at the end of a busy day. We would definitely recommend their home for a large family or anyone that wants more room to visit and relax in. The murphys from Northern California
this property was wonderful for the number of people in our party (10). it was an excellent location for exploring Boston and the surrounding area. we visited Boston two days by commuter train and trolley tours (freedom trail, uss constitution, Faneuil hall, jfk presidential library) went whale watching in Gloucester. visited the beach and rode the waves. all in all a great trip. excellent amenities in the house.
14 of us enjoyed a ladies weekend for a 50th bday celebration -- LOVED IT! The home has an amazing kitchen stocked with every possible gourmet device & tool, and a full supply of spices. Beds are very comfortable, plenty of room for 2 extra inflatable mattresses in the very nice finished basement. Impeccably maintained home & beautiful garden with huge hot tub! Perfect getaway & so close to Boston, too!
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home. The owners met us to give us an orientation to the house and the audio-visual systems. The house met all of our needs, including a nice kitchen with high-end appliances and all of our wants such as a trampoline and Ping-Pong table. We would not hesitate to stay here again. The owners are very nice and went out of their way to make sure that we enjoyed our stay!
Absolutely beautiful home - so spacious, luxurious and the layout is VERY welcoming and warm. The owner is SO responsive and the house has everything you need - spacious rooms, fully outfitted kitchen, backyard fun for kids, rec room downstairs, perfect in every way. HIGHLY recommend this property - we will definitely be back!
We have been renting vacation homes 12 years and this Boston area home is one of the best we have rented.
The location is excellent and allows easy travel in any direction. Winchester is a quaint and lovely little town.
Jennifer was easy to work with and helpful in EVERY. The home is beautiful; the surrounding yard and floral gardens are lush and peaceful as well as provided a tranquil setting for our family time together.
Pictures do not do the home justice; it is a lovely, spacious, and well appointed home. Attention has been given to every detail in the home. It was a real joy to spend our week in this home; we highly recommend renting this vacation home in the Boston area. Illinois family
Enjoy the comforts of this upscale home as your base to explore all that Boston and New England have to offer.
Winchester is the closest, nice suburb north of Boston. Our home is nearly adjacent to the 2000 acre Middlesex Fells state forest/reservation and also very close to the 2 major highways (I-93 & Route 128) so you can get anywhere very quickly. The commuter rail departs from town center for just 2 stops to North Station in Boston's financial district.
Winchester has 20 excellent public outdoor tennis courts & a public indoor tennis center, a public Borggaard Beach & children's waterpark (freshwater), sailing at nearby Spot Pond, nearby public golf courses, and fantastic beginner & advanced mountain biking & hiking in the Middlesex Fells reservation.
Peaceful, beautiful, yet vibrant setting with great proximity to all that Boston has to offer.
Southern Maine is also very near & dear to us. We spend a lot of time 90 minutes north in Biddeford Pool, ME which is just north of Kennebunkport (former President Bush's summer compound).
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Housecleaner ($250 if >11+ guests)||$175|
Base rates are for up to 6 guests. Additional guests $50/ person/ night or $300/person/week.
Cleaning fee: Up to 10 guests $175. If >11+ guests, then $250 for cleaning.
One or two dogs considered. $35 per night or $225 per week for the first dog. $20/night or $100/week for second dog. No puppies, no cats (sorry!).