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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Telegraph Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 BR/1 Bath, City Views, 1.5 Miles from Downtown (Sleeps 6)

Housed on the third floor of our grand 1890 Victorian home in Boston's thriving South Boston neighborhood, we are conveniently located on East Broadway with a bus stop literally at the corner of our block. Adjacent to the 'village' area, everything is safely within walking distance including the BCEC, restaurants, the subway (Red line Broadway Stop), grocery/drug stores, parks, Dorchester Heights historical monument, and the beach. This 1,000 square-ft immaculate, spacious 4-room apartment + full bath has its own separate entrance with city/water views, central air, wifi, and a sizeable eat-in kitchen. The unit is basic, providing a great value for a clean, comfortable, well-stocked space. The owners who occupy the downstairs make every effort to make the process easy & straightforward from start to finish for all renters. As only the 7th listing on Boston/VRBO over 10 years ago (out of nearly 300 listings currently) we've thoroughly enjoyed this labor of love, and all the wonderful people we've met.

We host families, tourists, actors, marathoners, and corporate clients - all enjoy our convenient location to downtown, the airport, public transport and Boston's main attractions including the Freedom Trail/Boston Common, Fenway Park, Children's Museum, JFK Library/Museum, Harvard..... all within 2 - 3 miles from here. There is no need to rent a car unless traveling well outside the city limits, although there is free on-street parking - or you can rent our parking spot for $15/night if necessary.. Finally, our 14 year old daughter is available to babysit.

Finally, on rare occasions we will rent the entire house to parties of 7 or more. Please call the listed phone number for further information.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About The Owner

Married with 3 children ages 20, 18 & 14, we moved here 15 years ago (2001) from Redondo Bch, Southern California. Donna is originally from the Boston area, but moved to LA for work after graduate school where she met and fell in love with Max - a native Southern Californian she married in 1994. Seven years later, Donna convinced Max to move back to her Boston routes - and by the winter of 2015 they weren't sure what they were thinking! But seriously, Boston has been a great family urban setting to raise our children - and we love the city life!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1999

Why The Owner chose Boston

Even with 5 of us, this large house with 4 floors was always more space than we necessarily needed. The top floor was originally built with separate access and often operated as an autonomous level, so we continued renting it as such when we moved in. Since we have often traveled via VRBO/Homeaway, we thought it would be great to similarly offer short-term rentals instead of the traditional month-to-month or yearly leasing. We've always had much success renting our top floor through VRBO, and have met so many wonderful people from around the world. It's truly a labor love!

What makes this apartment unique

Our longevity! We were only the 7th property listed on Boston's VRBO website in 2005, long before it became popular. In light of increased competition, and with over 250 properties now listed in Boston, we remain one of the busier properties - and we're one of the few with such longevity that has all 5-star reviews. Hopefully we're doing something right:):)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews

Adorable, Convenient, 5 STAR Service!

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING PEOPLE! The pictures do not even do this place justice. It is in the cutest area where you can walk to everything. Donna and Max were incredible hosts. The home was inviting, cozy & a fabulous size that exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be back and am so thankful for a wonderful experience that made me feel more than at home. Thank you thank you thank you for a 5 STAR experience all around! :) --Julieanne

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Location & House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Boston was fabulous. The apartment is in a superb location with easy access to both the T and to bus stop. Donna and Max were excellent hosts offering great recommendations and advice regarding Boston sites and restaurants.

Highly recommend the apartment for a magnificent visit in Boston!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Customer

  • 5 of 5

Best spot in the city! I think this was my 4th time visiting Max and Donna's place. Very helpful as always! Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location with perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Max and Donna were more than helpful with greeting us, advice on what to see and do in Boston, public transportation, and moving our car daily so we didn't have to worry about parking. The apartment is clean and well equipped. We rent several condos/cottages with HomeAway and this is by far is the best location for a getaway for a couple/family, it is best value, clean, and most hospitable hosts you will ever find in Boston...well, maybe in all of the US! Thank you Max and Donna for allowing us to stay in your lovely home! Beam Family, Canada

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic Family Location

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5 from the UK. Easy access from Logan International and space to park a car. Owners very hospitable and friendly. Perfect location for Boston - bus stop outside the house takes you to the subway, the adventurous can take a leisurely 20 minute stroll. More than enough room for the 5 of us and the apartment is well equipped for eating in. Food and drinks outlets within easy walking distance. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed in this wonderfully located top floor apartment! The owners were more than helpful and greeted us at the door on arrival. The location is perfect! We used public transportation to see the city and never rented a car the entire week as the bus stop is literally 50 feet from the front door! Across the street is a cool candle pin bowling joint that is a great place to have a few beers and have some fun. I recommend this property to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Broadway Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 93 and Mass Turmpike (90)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Dorchester Bay
Car: not necessary

Located on a street rated 'one of the 10 best' to live on in Mass, our South Boston unit is 6 blocks from the beach, and 3 blocks from the sight of the first Revolutionary War battle - Dorchester Heights (also the highest natural point in Boston). Surrounded by several of Boston's newest/hottest restaurants and ample shopping, we have a bus stop at the corner of our block, and the BCEC Convention Center just over a mile.


Rates & Availability

Telegraph Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Telegraph Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a shower within a full bath tub in addition to the toilet and sink. It is fully stocked with clean towels, toilet paper, an iron & small board, and a blow dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king size bed with a new mattress. Double Beds (1) The bunk bed in the second bedroom had a double bed on the bottom. Baby Cribs (1) There is a Pack-n-Play crib available for infants/babies. It fits in either bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is also a double futon in the second bedroom, so the second bedroom technically sleeps 5.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is also free delivery laundry service available.

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