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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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:):)


South Boston 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews

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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Cozy, comfortable lodging in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy & quaint apartment was absolutely perfect for our first visit to Boston. We are a family of five (two adults, three teens) and this space was a great size for us--just enough room to not feel on top of one another in the evenings. The location is perfect--we visited the local supermarket to pick up breakfast items and used the local restaurants (all within a short walking distance) for takeout. Our boys loved interacting with the locals while visiting the restaurants--getting to know the people is part of the experience for us when visiting new places, so this location in a residential area was perfect! While public transporation is very convenient, we actually walked into downtown a few times (2.5 miles to long wharf, a pleasant walk even in December) and used Uber as well. All modern conveniences were supplied in the apartment and we were very comfortable getting ready in the mornings and relaxing in the evenings. The private entrance was convenient and the four flights of stairs gave us a little extra exercise after all the cannoli indulgences! We rented a car for two days to drive the New England coast into Maine; we used the parking spot for the car overnight and this was also very convenient. Our only regret is that we didn't get to personally meet Donna and her family, as they were vacationing during our visit. However, she was so personal and helpful in our email conversations prior to our stay, I feel as though I have already met her! We will definitely book this property again if we ever have the opportunity to return to beautiful Boston--thank you SO MUCH for sharing your little part of Boston with us!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Great central location in South Boston. Spacious third floor living unit which was clean, roomy and which has character befitting its location. Separate rear entrance adjoins living quarters of owners and concerned us prior to trip, but was not an issue at all and is nicely private. Owners are extremely pleasant.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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