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Brown Stone Elegance And Contemporary Life Style

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Medical Center Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

This property walking distance to Fenway Park. No car needed there. Subway station is less that 2 minutes’ walk. You can view it at

Area of interest:

Harvard Medical School, Northeastern Univ., and six other major universities, Museums (Museum of Fine Art, Elizabeth Stuart Garden), Red Sox and Fen way, Downtown, Beach at South Boston, South Boston Convention Center historical South End and New bury St(gift shops and restaurants), Steps to Green Line E Subway station, at Brigham Circle. Northeastern Univ. Storrow Drive are all within the similar distance. Logan Air Port is only 4 miles away. No car needed. Everything is within walking distance.

Description of this rental unit:

This unit has about 1700 SF. There are total of 5 rooms, 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths on the 2nd and 3 floor of a brown stone style registered historical building, but it is totally renovated with central air, cherry wood kitchen with granite counter top, fully appliances kitchen: Refrigerator with ice maker. Dish washer, disposal, and gas range with oven

Level 2: 1 bedroom with a king bed, a full tiled bath, kitchen and living room combo, a rear porch off the kitchen

Level 3: Front double sized bedroom with two full size beds

Level 3: Rear bedroom with two extra-long twin size beds. There is another full bath with a tub, washer & dryer in it

Total rent in season is $3595.00(Off season is $2195) plus $200 cleaning fee for 6 adults. This quote is a special package rate with minimum 7 -night stay at this quote. Each night less than 7, deduct $100 from the total, no less that 4 nights minimum stay required for special event week. No sales tax, no tips. Rent includes cable, internet, and laundry.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Aihua Harris
Member since: 2006
Speaks: mandarin, English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016

About Aihua Harris

I am business owner, real estate broker. I love architect , fashion design. Artist was my 1st job. Still very active. Love cooking and very passionate, honesty is in my DNA.

Always treat people the way I want to be treated. NO War and consider everyone should be treated equal, no matter where they are from. And I am very hard working. I believe that I can make a difference. And I did that in many ways and continue to do it that way in helping people and community. I do not care much of those show of politicians or their followers because they lie too much.

Aihua Harris purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Aihua Harris chose Boston

Convenience to all major universities, Medical research lab, Hospitals , Red SOX games, Museum , a few steps to the subway station , leads you to downtown in about 10 minutes. The property is registered historical Brown Stone, show you the historical Boston elegance and typical city life today. Don't forget that this property is considered very big in this crowded city of Boston living

What makes this apartment unique

Walking distance to or jump on to the subway/ buses to the exciting listings below. No need to drive .

Major events, such as graduations, medical research, exhibition of all kinds to music , arts, fashions ,eateries ,bars and coffee to famous Red SOX games, Beaches, postal cruise tours Park Zoo and Golf


based on 5 traveler reviews

Brown Stone Elegance And Contemporary Life Style
average rating of 3.6 based on 5 reviews
Kansas City, MO USA

Hot time in the city

  • 2 of 5

I would rate this as fair for the reasons as follows: While a great location for our daughters surgery at Boston Childrens, waiting over an hour for her to let us in after we agreed on a time and she didn't contact me saying she was late ( We were waiting with a 14 month old) , an average upstairs temperature of around 80 and some serious neglect in the cleaniess department, this is unacceptable for the price per night payment. She did respond with A/C after telling her I wasn't bringing my daughter home after open heart surgery uneless she did something for the heat. But, should one really need to do that for the money? Bottom line, I would not stay again and would not recommend the place to stay. She has multiple properties and clearly doesn't check the property before people stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot in Boston

  • 3 of 5

A very nice property, but it is the second and third level of a brownstone with no workable air conditioning. When we arrived the temperature was 83 degrees, by the time we went to bed it had climbed to 87 degrees. We requested fans, but had no response from the owner for two days. Though she was quick to get a $100 from us so that we could drop out bags off 3 hours before check-in on the first day. We finally got 2 fans on the third night (three couples-- two fans) after receiving an email reply that blamed us for not being able to "use" the air conditioning properly. Oh well, as mentioned a nice looking property, just not for hot days in Boston.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy with the stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I were looking for something with a bit more character than the normal hotels in the downtown district and this worked out extremely well. The area is dominated by students as it's near several universities or the transportation to them. The two streets that these brownstones are on are gentrifying, but it still funky. My wife is not a fan of cities in general, but was very comfortable here.


Truly historic -- the building is 300? 200? years old. My family got a real kick out of staying here.

Landlord is very responsive and really cares about you having a good time.

Green line is really close (Brigham Circle Station, End station is Heath Street). It's the "Green line" because it stops underneath Boston Commons (Park Street Station) which is very close to the start of the Freedom Trail. At Brigham Circle, you can pay cash, and then buy a "Charlie Card" at the larger stations.

The Squealing Pig Pub is around the corner with Chimay on tap. Very awesome! The pizza place nearby looked good, but we didn't try it. I got my coffee at a nearby Dunkin' Donuts for convenience. There is also a nice ice cream shop nearby.

There is a grocery store nearby. The vegetable selection was sub-par in our opinion so we shopped at a Whole Foods that was a few stops up the green line (Symphony Station).

Museum of Fine Arts was nearby and I highly recommend that. There are cabs outside so getting back was a snap.

Cabs are about 15-20 bucks to get to the Faneuil Hall area which we did a couple of times because of weather. Given how expensive parking is, and how convenient the cabs mostly are, I was pretty happy with this option.


It's far enough out that we had a bit of a wait to get a cab to go meet some family in the 4-5 time frame (rush hour). Likewise, it's good to have the condo bookmarked on your iPhone to show the non-English speaking cab drivers how to get to the place.

It's a 4 story brownstone with the bottom two floors rented out, and the top two floors for this rental. There is a small set of stairs, enter a the front door to a foyer, then enter this units door and climb a narrow flight of stairs. Not bad at all -- my 3 year old nephew was fine as well as my 75+ mother -- but it could be a problem for some.

The kitchen layout is very awkward. Fine, but it is somewhat annoying.

Overall my family was happy with my choice and we happy we stayed here

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Property, Really Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a family trip with my wife and 4 small kids. While the entrance to the house was a bit difficult to handle for the small ones, once in the house is large, with 3 very spacious bedrooms, a nice kitchen/living room with TV to entertain the kids when you are tired after a long day of travelling. You should be aware that the house doesn't have a dining room so the only place to dine is the kitchen top with high chairs, which is not that bad but not the best in the world. The house is located just 2 blocks from a metro station so you are in the city center in no time, and around the house you have many places to walk with the kids, and a supermarket close by. The hostess is very responsive and took care of some problems in a very fast way.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Boston Experience

  • 4 of 5

We met our grown kids for a vacation in Boston and stayed in this very unique Brown Stone, there were 5 of us and the accomdations were very comfortable with the two full baths. The owner was very helpful and friendly when we checked in. This is a perfect location since the green line T-train is just around the corner; we got a 7 day pass and rode the train everywhere we went, even to and from the airport. Lots of bars and restaurants close by and a grocery store just two blocks away. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this location for a great Boston experience.

The Merritts

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Dan and Sharon. Aihua
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Logan Air Port
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Down Town
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Franklin Park Zoo and Golf
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Green Line E at Brigham Circle
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Friday Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Blue Hill Reservation
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carson Island
Car: not necessary

Academic area with Harvard Univ MIT Northeastern Univ , northeastern Univ , BU, Wentworth Institite, Mass College of Art , Nass College of Pharmacy, Simmon College and many others , Longwood Medical. Groceries , bars and many restaurants. Step to Train , Buses to Copley , Down town only about 10 minutes away. Beautiful tree lined historical street just outside major commercial area.


Rates & Availability

Medical Center Area Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

per guest over 5 guests $25
cleaning $200

Sorry No refund if booked.
all quote are good for up to 6 guests, additional guest over 6 add $100 Per guest to the total, limit 4 more guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Medical Center Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , baby crib and baby sofa provided upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This property is in the heart of Academic Area , near Brigham women' hospital, Children' Hospital, Fen way park, muse me of Fine Arts, Copley Square.

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