2 BR/1 Bath, Great for Families - One of the 1st Boston VRBO rentals since 2004
Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
About Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
Married with 3 children ages 24, 22 & 18, we moved here in 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 snowiest winter of 2015 they weren't sure why! But seriously, Boston has been a great family urban setting to raise our children - we love the city and the exciting life it offers!
Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied chose South Boston
Even with 5 of us, this large house with 4 floors was always more space than we 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 of love!
What makes this Apartment unique
Our longevity! We were only the 7th property listed on Boston's VRBO website in 2004, long before it became popular - and LONG before Air BnB. In light of increased immense competition, we remain one of the busier properties with many cherished "regulars" - and we're one of the few with such longevity that has all 5-star reviews. Hopefully we're doing something right:)
Children allowed - Very kid-friendly, pack-n-play crib & high chair Very kid-friendly, pack-n-play crib & high chair
Pets allowed - Will consider most small pets (i.e., dogs, cats).Will consider most small pets (i.e., dogs, cats).
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Perfect for our visit to South Boston
Coming from two different locations and meeting at this wonderful little apartment was perfect for our weekend of a volleyball tournament at the Convention Center. Our hosts were very accommodating, the apartment was clean and neat as a pin, quiet and laid out perfectly for us. We hope to be there again next year!!
Thanks for the great review Karen - so glad the location and space worked out well for you. And we'd be glad to have you lovely ladies back! Nice meeting you all:)
Great place to stay and enjoy the city
Best stay in Boston
Everything about the apartment and location were outstanding, and we had a fabulous time here. Location is ideal for any and all Boston activities.
The apartment is just as pictured. The kitchen and bathrooms are well stocked and clean. The location is very walking friendly; coffee shops, restaurants, grocery, beach, and public transportation are all around the corner.
The check in process is personal and informative. Donna kept an open line of communication from the moment we booked.
Thank you Donna & Max for offering such a welcoming and beautiful home to us!
It was our pleasure having you and your lovely family Laila. Thank you for staying with us, and for the glowing review - much appreciated! So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Happy New Year:)
Cosy Top Floor Apartment in Great Neighbourhood
We enjoyed our stay at this property. We were met at the door by Max & Donna who were great hosts. Although the apartment is in the owners house it has its own entrance and was very private and comfortable for our family of four.
We loved the neighbourhood of South Boston. Its a short Uber or Bus ride to the central city and has lots of excellent bars and restaurants.
We would love to come back in the Summer !!
Great Family Place
Our family felt right at home here. Donna was extremely nice and helpful throughout the whole process. She also let us check in early which was a huge help. We enjoyed the large kitchen table for our family of 5 and the comfortable living room to play many of the games that were provided. The house is in a very convenient location to walk in a few minutes to the grocery store, library, coffee shop and more. And it was very easy to take the bus to the Redline to get anywhere we needed. Thanks for a nice Thanksgiving vacation!
Thank you Kristine! So glad you and your family enjoyed the holiday weekend in Southie! It was great meeting you all. Happy Holidays:)
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.