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Luxurious House. 7 miles/14 minute drive to Boston, 1000 FT to train

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Entire house, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8-9

***Calendar is always up to date.***

Melrose receives incredible praise from visitors to this house. It has a quaint Victorian downtown with good restaurants and a Whole Foods supermarket. It's the hottest real estate market in the country:

The house has luxury appointments, designer kitchen and upscale furniture throughout, and tiled baths with granite vanities. Large walk-in closets. Fenced in yard and three-car driveway. Air conditioned and Wi-Fi.

*1st Floor: large, luxury, 5-star kitchen w/ granite, professional appliances and cookware, and complimentary food staples (cooking oil, sugar, coffee beans, Grind & Brew Cuisinart, etc.). Large Victorian foyer. 20 FT x 20 FT deck off kitchen with gas grill and herb garden. Living room has a large sectional couch and 55" TV. Full bath off kitchen w/shower.

*2nd Floor: 3 bedrooms each w/ a queen bed, and luxury hotel bedding, washer & dryer, and full bath w/tub.

*Attic: Finished, carpeted bedroom with one double and one queen futon.

*Basement: Large finished room with large sectional couch and walk in closet.

Convenient/close to Boston: 15 minutes by car. 3 minute walk to commuter rail, 2 minute walk to bus, 15 minute walk (3 minute drive) to Oak Grove MBTA train station (15 minute train ride into Boston).

Check in is usually 3 or 4 pm or later and check out is by 11 am, depending on the departure or arrival of other guests, if there are any before or after you. I do my best to accommodate early arrivals or late departures. Please contact me to coordinate if needed.

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Property Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Property Owner

I really enjoy home remodeling and this house shows it.

Property Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why Property Owner chose Greater Boston

Melrose is a VERY quaint town, close and convenient to Boston, subway and buses.

What makes this house unique

Very close and convenient to Boston (14 min. drive), subway and buses.


Melrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full bathrooms, 1 with tub, 1 with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Cleaning services available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Luxurious House. 7 miles/14 minute drive to Boston, 1000 FT to train
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Christmas Holiday in This Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Family from many parts of the country (Ca., Tenn., Conn., N.Y.) gathered in this beautiful home for the Christmas Holiday and it was perfect! The well-equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, comfy gathering areas, and open floor plan provided us with the opportunity to converse, cook and serve lovely meals all while keeping an eye on our 18 mth. old grandson. The owner was responsive and available to answer questions and allowed us to have a later departure time as we were all packing up and leaving for our home destinations. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

Very easy access to Boston. Very well maintained house in a safe area

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Good, great house, good location close to train and downtown Melrose.

  • 5 of 5

Location great for us, walkable to everywhere we needed to be. House has large, remodeled kitchen, well equipped and great dining area open to kitchen. All positives, will likely book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property exceeded expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

After staying at this property, I understand why it has received perfect 5 star reviews. From the location, the owner, the amenities and to the property itself, there is not one flaw I can say about my family's stay in Melrose. Greg, the owner is great, very responsive and goes above and beyond to ensure his guests have a great experience. Even with him being out of town during my stay, check-in and check-out was seamless and he was super quick to reply to any inquiries I had via email/text/phone. The property itself is well equiped with satellite cable service, wifi, a full stock of towels and linens as well as bath supplies (from Trader Joe's!) and laundry detergent. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need including a good stock of spices and condiments which was a pleasant surprise. The house fit my family of 9 comfortably (5 adults and 4 children). The attic bedroom was popular with kids. The only caveat is that the stairs to the attic are quite steep which made me a bit nervous with my 4 year old going up and down. For 2 or 3 year olds, you would definitely want to monitor them. Also, the town of Melrose is a lovely suburb and the perfect home base when visiting Boston. It is only a 10 minute drive to downtown which was very convenient and is walking distance to Main St which has shops, restaurants, grocery and a Starbucks. Thanks Greg for being a wonderful "virtual" host. I would not hesitate to book this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and stayed at this rental for a long weekend. We chose this house because of its central location to all the wedding event locations. Additionally, this house was one of the few that had 2 full bathrooms and beds larger than full/double size. It was very clean and well decorated. It was exactly as pictured. The kitchen dining area was very large. I typically judge a rental when searching by how many the dining room seats to determine if the size of the rental will accommodate us and for six adults, this was more than enough space. We used the back patio for breakfast in the morning. A large supply of staples were available, including coffee.

The owner was very accommodating to early check-in even though the previous renters left that morning. He checked in with us often to make sure we had everything we needed. We would certainly stay here again if returning to the Boston area.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was fabulous! It was gorgeous and very clean. Great location and the town of Melrose has some really awesome restaurants. Greg was great and very helpful. Would definitely recommend this house! Hope to get back one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Logan Airport, 23 minutes
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Commuter Rail
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Melrose House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Mar 6 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Apr 18 2017 - May 12 2017
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May 13 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 22 2017 - May 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
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Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 26 2017 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Mar 2 2018 - Apr 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
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Apr 17 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $390
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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