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Convenient Boston Hotel Alternative

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Recently renovated, private one bedroom apartment which sits on the border of the great Boston neighborhoods of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Has everything you need to make your short or medium term stay comfortable, convenient, and affordable! Rents by the day, week, and month. Approximately 600 sqft of fully furnished top floor living space including a spacious bedroom, large living room, new bathroom, efficiency kitchen (no oven) and eating area. Private entrance. Access to shared back porch, grilling area and backyard/patio. WiFi and internet cable included.

7 minute walk to the Needham Line commuter rail (note: does not run on Sundays) and a short bus ride to the Forest Hills T station (orange line). Takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the heart of Boston via train. 10-15 minutes by car depending on where you are going and, of course, traffic. Bus stop right outside the apartment.

Shops, market and restaurants all within a mile. Harvard Arboretum right up the road! Plenty of on-street parking which does not require a permit (only town in Boston where this is the case). Close to Newton and Brookline.

Owner usually on site to help with anything you may need. This is a great way to spend some time in Boston for a fraction of the cost. You're still in the city but in a more comfortable and quiet 'suburban' environment. Very affordable week and month long rates for people who are here for temporary work, school, or just visiting.

Also can be combined with 3 bedroom apartment rental (Homeaway #3655641) as available for larger groups.

Please note that this is a third floor apartment. There is an inclined driveway which you will need to walk to access the back door of the house. From there, you will walk up two flights of stairs.

Please note that it is only an efficiency kitchen (no stove/oven) with some small cooking appliances provided. However, due to the installed electrical system, only one appliance between the kitchen and bathroom may be in use at one time. For most people who stay for a short period, and don't prepare a lot of meals, this is not an issue.

More Details

Owner
Damon Darienzo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Damon Darienzo

Hi, I am a thirty something, happy-go-lucky kind of guy with an entrepreneurial spirit and adventurous soul. I've spent a good portion of my life traveling with the military, for jobs and school, and of course for fun! I'm a little more settled these days considering my best buddy is my 4 year old daughter so I figured I'd have to get my 'traveler' fix by giving others a comfortable place to stay in the great area of Boston! Look forward to hosting you!

Damon Darienzo purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Damon Darienzo chose Brook Farm

Great piece of property in the city limits of Boston. City center accessible but the comfort and feel of more suburban living. You won't find a better value deal in Boston!

What makes this apartment unique

My property is one of only a few in the neighborhood/city (Boston areas of West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale) which is completely private. It is the only area of Boston where on street parking is free, AND available. There are limited hotels in the vicinity so space like this is very hard to find.

Amenities

Brook Farm Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Convenient Boston Hotel Alternative
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
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Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and had everything I needed for a four night stay in Boston. The kitchenette allowed me to have breakfast in the apartment before walking 30 minutes to the Forrest Hills T stop to get to downtown. I enjoyed the convenience of walking down the road to West Roxbury where there were a few restaurants and a grocery store. I highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, pleasant, easy to get into town on the train. Nearby shops etc

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the apartment. Clean comfortable convenient for the train. Lovely part of the city for walks.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The apartment met our needs ideally - nicely decorated, close to transportation, good neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed for a comfortable weeklong stay. Instructions and rules were well-explained and very helpful. It was very easy to use public transportation nearby to reach our destinations and nice to have street parking. Owner was wonderful about communicating with us to ensure our needs were met.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful experience here

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little place right outside downtown Boston. We used the bus and subway system to get everywhere we needed to go. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, great location, great experience

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect -- right off Emerald Necklace and Arboretum, convenient to downtown and other spots south of the city. My only regret is not having more home time to watch movies on the TV, or cook with the nicely done small kitchenette. The space was clean, ample room, quiet -- a great respite while traveling. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment in good neighborhood. Clean, cozy place. Damon was awesome to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Great spot to stay while exploring Boston. A few places to eat within walking distance, Harry's just down the road was perfect breakfast spot. Commuter rail within walking distance as well. This was my first experience with VRBO, and it couldn't have gone better! Definitely recommend this place for out of towners looking for a nice quiet spot to stay while visiting Boston. Thanks Damon!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Boston Logan
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Damage Deposit $150

Refundable damage deposit may be increased/reduced based on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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