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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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:):)


City Point Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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(80 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews

Spacious and homey for a family on vacation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here although it was cut short due to a family emergency. The hosts were very understanding about the situation. If I had one complaint it would be the massive amount of stairs to get up to the apartment. We had tons of luggage because we were on a month long vacation. It was difficult getting it up and down the stairs. I don't recommend this property if you have difficulty climbing stairs or have a great deal of luggage. Other than that it suited our needs for the few days we were there. It was convenient to stores, coffee shops and mass transportation.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say?? We were the 7th property listed on Boston's VRBO website over a dozen years ago, and this is the first review we've ever received with less than 5 stars - we're crushed!! I want future renters to know that 99% of the time we greet visitors at the front door and always help bring luggage upstairs to ease the process. That's after making it extremely clear on our website as well as our contract that the rental unit is on the top/third floor of our house w/plenty of stairs. We simply couldn't be there for this guest's arrival, as we were out of town - and they agreed in advance they'd be fine letting themselves in. Also, in response to being understanding about the emergency situation - As most of you know, there are typically NO refunds of any kind for any reason once guests have arrived. Yet we didn't hesitate to refund them for the 2 nights short they left us during the busiest month of the entire year - we went above & beyond what VRBO and our contract stipulate. Very disappointing.....but please know we will continue to provide 5-star service to the best of our ability.
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The perfect place for visiting Boston

  • 5 of 5

What else can be said after such a multitude of 5 star reviews? The amount of square footage is amazing. The private entrance is brilliant. It was cleaner than my own home. But as others have reported the family renting this place is what makes it special. They are truly nice people! We had a great stay there.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for a family of six. Beds were very comfy. So nice to have a kitchen and refrigerator. Teens loved the TV room for late nights. Younger boys loved the bunk room too. Donna is so nice and helpful. Loved our trip!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property ticks all the boxes.We recently traveled to Boston for the marathon in April. The apartment is in a great location with supermarkets, banks, cafes, bars, restaurants all a very short walk away. There is a bus literally out the front which takes you downtown or connects with the Red Line "T" subway. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and ensured that we were comfortable and greeted us at the front door despite a very late arrival. The apartment was perfect for our family of 5. I would definitely recommend this apartment to family and friends and would stay again if we return to Boston. Our family had a fantastic stay. Thank you Donna and Max.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

I was in town for a conference. This property is approximately 1 mile from the convention center. It was very easy walk. Other transportation options abound.

It was very easy to find places to eat in the local neighborhood.

The property was very clean and quiet. The hosts greeted me at their private front door so they could give me a tour of the property I would be staying at. They were very warm and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent -All the reviews are true

  • 5 of 5

Clean, roomy, comfortable. Beautiful neighborhood, delicious restaurants, short walk to grocery store. Bus stop right out the door & convenient access to the Red line "T" (subway) & from there your only limit is too many places to see & not enough time! Donna & Max are super friendly, helpful hosts. Perfect. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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