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

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Melrose House Rental Photos and Description

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.

*1st Floor: LARGE luxury 5-star kitchen with granite, professional appliances, 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 with large sectional couch. Full bath off kitchen w/shower.

*2nd Floor: 3 bedrooms each with a queen bed, laundry (washer & dryer), and full bath w/tub.

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

*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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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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.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Luxurious House. 7 miles/14 minute drive to Boston, 1000 FT to train
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

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
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  • 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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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our short trip. The location was convenient to Boston and Greg took excellent care of us. He even braved the ice storm to shovel the walkway before we arrived. The house was cozy and inviting, and afforded plenty of room for the kids to have their own space.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Melrose - Boston area stay

  • 5 of 5

Three siblings + my niece and her husband in Boston for a family reunion. This house accommodated all of us in separate bedrooms. Plenty of hot water for showers, etc., plus two bathrooms so no waiting times. The fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerator offered great convenience for early breakfasts and late snacks. We particularly selected this house for its central location to our family reunion events in the northwest Boston area. This proved to be an easy ride home after each long day of activities. As stated in other reviews, Greg made the stay very comfortable. I would recommend this rental to any family group.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in Melrose

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic stay in Melrose. A great home in a quiet neighborhood allowed us easy access to the commuter train. Greg is very accommodating and welcoming, easy communication from the booking and through our stay. The home is supplied with clean linen so not having to rent was a plus, thanks for everything Greg! We had 6 adults and two kids on this stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • 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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
special rate
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Boston Marathon
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
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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Melrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 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 - 1 queen , 2 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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