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Family- Friendly Residential Single- Family Home Is Close To Shopping & Subway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 full bath (tub and shower), 1 half bath, sleeps 4

This single-family home sits in a safe, quiet residential neighborhood on the south side of Boston. The home offers off-street parking and is within easy walking distance of the subway and buses, as well as grocery, bank, post office, pharmacy, pubs and restaurants.

The wood-frame colonial house has a modern kitchen and 2 baths, dining room, living room, large family room, 2 bedrooms (queen bed, two twin beds and a child cot) and an office. Free wireless Internet, flat-screen TV with local stations, washer and dryer.

Lee is an artist, so the home is filled with original monoprints and oils, as well as works by other artists, and decorated creatively.

More Details

Jack Leonard
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017


Mattapan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has queen-sized bed. Guest bedroom has 2 twin beds. Small folding cot can sleep a 5th person (a child)
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Family- Friendly Residential Single- Family Home Is Close To Shopping & Subway
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Very accomodating

  • 5 of 5

We ended up booking this property at the last minute due to issues with a different reservation, and it couldn't have been better for the price. Our two year old loved running around the house, and the family room was perfect to relax in before bed time.

Also, the Chromecast was awesome to have. We easily casted Vudu and Netflix, so we could play some of our son's favorite shows and movies during downtimes. It was really helpful during the blizzard that went through during our stay.

Despite Boston's crazy road layout, we were able to get to a lot of attractions in under 30 minutes (including missing turns). The Boston Children's Museum, the New England Aquarium, the Harvard Natural History Museum, and Legoland were just a hop from the nearby highway.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy to find this property. It suited our needs perfectly--two bedrooms, one with twin beds for our teens who do not care to share a bed. The house was tastefully decorated and has clearly been well maintained and updated, yet the atmosphere there was casual. We felt right at home, and were glad to be able to spread out and have a kitchen. It was a bit of a hike to the public transit into Boston, but definitely do-able. We also had a rental car for side trips, and the driveway provided off-street parking. The hosts were kind and answered our questions. The information they left was useful (a notated map of the neighborhood, lots of brochures and maps, and info. on things in the house.) We would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to others. We found the neighborhood quiet and we felt safe. From the public service posters in the trolley, the general area has seen some challenges, but they appear to be meeting them with grace. It was a very pleasant visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Jack's house is wonderful for couples or a family. It's filled art and unique furniture, a warm feeling. We stayed three nights and traveled into Boston each day via the T. This trip takes a minimum of 45 minutes, but sometimes an hour. The walk to the T station is only a few blocks. Jack leaves plenty of brochures for travelers and responds well to questions. Clean and spacious.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very nice house!!!

  • 5 of 5

It is a perfect place for a long stay. We had a wonderful time there. The house is beautiful and one feels at home. A bit far away from downtown, but it is not a problem if your priority are not the usual city tourist attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home-away-from-Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a few days at the end of September. It was a great place to come "home" to at the end of our long days of sightseeing. We found the grocery store easily and were able to have simple breakfasts at the house, although we didn't cook much as we enjoyed Pat's pizza a couple of nights. We took the trolley/subway into Boston, which was an adventure in inself and greatly enjoyed by my kids. Overall loved the location and the house was comfy & cozy and just perfect for our visit. Thanks so much for your hospitality!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying here for our family vacation in the Boston area. The kitchen was very well equipped, the house and bedrooms were cozy and comfortable, and overall we would definitely be inclined to stay here in the future.

The home is a little way from public transport and/or the downtown Boston area, so it's probably best if you have a car. Thank you, Jack, for your gracious hospitality; it rivaled that of we southerners!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Steel & Rye
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Steel & Rye
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Carson Beach


Rates & Availability

Mattapan House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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