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Richard Rogers

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Carlyle Penthouse: Back Bay Carlyle Penthouse: Back Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Back Bay West Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)



Beautiful top floor, private condo, on Commonwealth Avenue next to the Harvard Club and the Eliot Hotel by Massachusetts Avenue. This street is lined with Boston's finest buildings. Built in 1899, this address was converted condominiums in the 1980s and has been outfitted with a new kitchen and updated bathroom in 2012.

This beautiful condo features access to a magnificent shared ROOF DECK as well as featuring city views of Kenmore Square, Downtown, the Financial District, and Beacon Hill / the State House and more. Also, part of the luxury is the included king size bed, all leather seating in the living room, and a working WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE.

The apartment is on the Boston Marathon route at mile 25.5

Private One Bedroom Apartment on the Top Floor of a 6 story in the 300 block on the Mall

- Next to the Harvard Club and the Eliot Hotel, where Mass. Ave. meets Comm. Ave.

- Short term furnished apartment. Private vacation rental, corporate rental or short term rental.

- Wireless Internet access included.

- Heat - A/C, Water, Electric, Cable TV and High Speed Wireless Internet are all included

- Quiet, clean, and close to everything in Boston with a 98 Walk Score

- 2 minute walk to Green Line Hynes - 4 minutes to Kenmore - 10 minute walk to Back Bay Station

- 5 minutes to the Symphony - 4 minutes to walk to Newbury Street -Walk to Boston Common

- Virtually No traffic noise high above the street. (with the windows closed)


- Coin-Op Laundry in basement

- Easy access on and off the Mass Pike, Storrow Drive, 93 and all Boston neighborhoods

- Near Charles River - Charles River Park, the Esplanade, walk to Fenway Park

- Walk to the supermarket, Star Market and Whole Foods in a few minutes.

- Walk to Restaurants/ Bars in Boston or take the Bus #1 to Harvard Square

- Walk to Green Line, Orange Line, Amtrak, Bus #1, Bus #39

- Use this MBTA Trip Planner to find out how to get to where you work from 386 Commonwealth Avenue

Walk to:

Symphony Hall

Fenway Park

Christian Science Center

Prudential Center [shopping mall]

- Sky Bridge to Copley Square

Northeastern University

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Massachusetts College of Art


Berklee College of Music

New England Conservatory

Boston Conservatory

Museum of Fine Arts

Gardener Museum

Fenway Victory Gardens

Newbury Street (runs behind building)

Charles River

Hines Convention Center

Copley Square

Boston Common / Public Gardens

100s of Restaurants and Bars

Walk or Take the T to:

Children's Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Beth Israel Hospital

Longwood Medical Area

Boston Common / Public Garden

Freedom Trail

Harvard Square - BUS 1 Direct

Copley Square

Downtown Crossing

Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall

North End

Waterfront / Seaport

Science Museum

Children's Museum

Theater District


The Esplanade / Hatch Shell Special Features: Carlyle Penthouse

- On the Top floor - Elevator to Unit Door

- Bow front Living Room

- Wood Burning Fireplace

- Spectacular and Empowering Views

- Access to Roof-Deck also with Amazing Views

- King Size Bed

- The Location Can't Be Beat! Walk everywhere.

Amenities: Everything is NEW

Flat Screen TV - 42" LCD HD TV

Premium CATV - Free WiFi Free -

Kitchen with



Gas Stove

Gas Oven

Plates / Silverware

Cookware -fully equipped

King Size Bed plus

Second Sleep Sofa in Living Room

Fully Furnished

Dining Room Table Seats 4

Desk to do Work, Write, Study

Original Wood Floors

Ceramic Tile Bathroom

Card Operated Laundry in Basement (shared)

Includes Linens Towels & everything else you need, including some shampoo and soap.



The building is an 1890s classic stone construction 6 story building, originally 6 enormous apartments, the building was converted to 18 condos in the 1980s.

386 Commonwealth Avenue is two doors down from the Harvard Club and the 5-Star Eliot Hotel in one of Boston's most iconic and photographed blocks in the city.

There is a beautiful roof deck, shared with the other residents, but fully accessible to view the July 4th fireworks, or the Boston Marathon.

Walk score of 98 = easy access everything on foot. No car needed.



Inside Boston's fanciest neighborhood called BACK BAY. You can walk to Fenway Park, Kenmore Square, or head for Newbury Street, the Prudential Center or Copley Square on foot in just a few minutes.

Commonwealth Avenue is a very wide thoroughfare that is separated by a park call the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. This park takes you right to the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden.

There are thousands of restaurants, bars, night clubs, theaters, museums, boutiques, galleries and shops within a few minute's walking distance.

Parking in the neighborhood is very tight. If you bring a car, the closest parking is the Dalton Street Garage, about 5 to 7 minutes to walk and $35 - $39 per day.



Hosts Richard & Victoria Guarantee Your Stay is "Better Than Home"

Husband and wife team, Richard and Victoria have been traveling together for over 20 years, and have been landlords in Boston for 15 years.

"We travel too, and we expect everything to be perfect! Really." said Richard, co-owner of Spare Suite, Inc.

"Our standards are first class, and five stars only. And we stand behind that 100 percent."

Hosts, Richard and Victoria work hard to ensure the accommodations are flawless, every time.

"We started vacation rentals as an experiment," Victoria said. "We furnished a top floor studio in our own multi-family home on Royal Street, just hoping it may get booked a couple of weeks each month. Immediately, it started booking and just never stopped."

Richard and Victoria now have 15 short term rentals in Boston and attribute their success to the fantastic reviews.

"Reviews fuel the fire", Richard said. "Now we have 3 additional short term furnished luxury apartments in Back Bay, Fenway and the South End that all get first class, five star reviews."

The couple say their experience with property management, and their knowledge of the city of Boston, combined with their insistence upon attention to detail is why they have such a high guest satisfaction rate.



When you check in, everything will be in perfect condition. You will feel as if the apartment was put together just for you, clean and sterile from our cleaning crew on every surface, even the switch plates and remote controls.

We call it, "White Glove, Black Light Cleaning." It's our service mark.

Standards for cleanliness exceed those of any 5 star hotel. Every surface, appliance, drawer, ledge and corner are cleaned using a check-list with over 120 points. All surfaces, including floors and walls are vacuumed, then hand washed - never mopped.

Once the unit is thoroughly cleaned, it is inspected by your hosts Richard or Victoria or another manager before you check in to be certain everything is up to snuff. Feel free to do the 'white glove test' anywhere in the apartment.

Linens are laundered locally using bleach, and inspected twice before they go back for use in the unit. We use high quality cotton sheets and plush towels.



Not convinced that booking one of these 'phat pads' will be a good move? Have a look at what every guest ever said about the location you like. Just check out any major travel website!

Last year we won awards for excellence from Trip Advisor, Booking-com, Airbnb and American Express, just to name a few.

You may notice that all of these amazing apartments earn five star reviews without exception.



We have 2 apartments in this building. The apartment downstairs is nearly identical and is VRBO listing #659403

Book with confidence. Feel free to call Richard or Victoria with any questions at all.

More Details
  • pets not allowed
Richard Rogers (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Richard Rogers

Victoria and Richard will be your hosts. We make sure EVERY detail is taken care of in advance of your arrival. Feel free to contact either of us with any questions or concerns you have. We love it, when you love your stay!

For over 10 years we have been renting out top notch properties in Boston. We have been traveling together for over 18 years and have the highest standards.

It is our promise to you that the property you visit will be cleaned and maintained to EXCEED the standards of FIVE STAR HOTELS.

Why Richard Rogers chose Boston

This property is in such an amazing location, and has such inspiring views we fell in love as soon as we saw it.

Combine the views with the wood burning fireplace and the roof deck, plus the easy access to everything by foot, and we knew it was a recipe for one of the hottest apartments in the city.

What makes this apartment unique

- New Kitchen

- Wood Burning Fireplace

- Modern Unit renovated in 2012

- 6th Floor in 1899 Commonwealth Ave Stone Building

- Elevator service to unit door.

- Breathtaking Views

- Sunset and Sunrise are spectacular

- Roof Deck Access

- Laundry in Basement

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was our second time booking with Spare Suites and each time we have been delighted with our stay from the location, the properties themselves, the level of cleanliness & the professionalism of Richard & Victoria. Thank you for your hospitality!
Jan 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Carlyle Penthouse: Back Bay Carlyle Penthouse: Back Bay
average rating of 4.928571 based on 20 reviews

Classy, comfy and clean

  • 5 of 5

This brilliantly located apartment was perfect for our trip to Boston. Walked around the corner to Fenway, great shopping in Newbury Street and an easy trolley ride out to North End for the Freedom Trail. The apartment itself has everything and more than we had hoped for. Afternoon drinks on the rooftop terrace watching the sunset topped off our stay here. Our hosts were friendly and helpful. Thank you Richard and Victoria!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A perfect stay in an amazing city!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully stylish and excellently equipped apartment in a great location to explore all that the wonderful city of Boston has to offer. The lovely roof top terrace provided fantastic views of the Boston skyline. Huge thanks to Richard for being so helpful and attentive throughout, from our initial reservation enquiry through to our departure. We shall definitely be recommending the Carlyle Penthouse to our family and friends who visit Boston in the future.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona,US

The view was amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with amazing view, was really happy there, has everything you need, didn't miss anything, very clean and great service, and would be always happy coming back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Tampa, Florida

Great apartment, great bed, great location

  • 5 of 5

Richard's apt is in a tremendous location, beautifully finished and very welcoming. A comfortable bed, no shortage of kitchen amenities and all conveniences available. This was a great choice

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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New York/US

It just felt like home

  • 5 of 5

This was the best accommodation we could have dreamt of! The building is situated in a wonderful central area and it is just 5 minute walk to the Hynes Convention Center T station and close to Fenway Park. From the moment we entered the apartment we felt at home: clean, high ceiling, modern and fully equipped cozy home. There was wine and nice music, and it was the perfect start of a wonderful spring vacation. We hope to come back soon. We had all the privacy we were looking for. Thank you, Victoria and Richard for sharing this apartment gem with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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One of the best vacation rentals ever

  • 5 of 5

It was one of the best vacation rental experiences I've had. Picking up the keys and the whole check-in and check-out process went smoothly and exactly as instructed on the welcome-letter. The apartment was spotless-clean, tastefully decorated, cozy, and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of utensils, cookware, and tableware, which was great since we prefer to cook than eat out everyday. I would definitely stay there again next time I'm in Boston and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a first-class accommodation.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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This location is newly renovated with a new kitchen, updated bathroom and totally new luxury contents.

This top floor unit is a spectacular one (1) bedroom unit with amazing city views to the left, right and center, plus it includes a working wood burning fireplace, all leather furniture and a king size bed.

In addition, you have access to one of the best roof decks in the city. Hard to believe, but the views are even better than they are from the Penthouse living room.

In an elevator serviced building, an original Commonwealth Avenue 1899 constructed six (6) story stone structure, this place is close to EVERYTHING with a Walk Score of 98.

Managed, decorated and outfitted by your hosts, Richard and Victoria - we only accept FIVE STAR RATINGS!

We PROMISE you will love this place if you book and back it with our spotless reputation, managing and renting FIRST CLASS properties in Boston's Best neighborhoods for over 10 years. Any questions or issues, you will speak directly with one of us.


Rates & Availability


  • $165 - $199 per night
  • USD
  • Night: $199
  • Week: $1275
  • Month: $4950
  • Extra Person $25 per night (over 2 max 4)
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Back Bay West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) King size sleigh bed, Sleep Sofa (1) Leather sleep sofa - QUEEN size convertible.
  • pets not allowed

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