2 BR/1 Bath, City Views, 1.5 Miles from Downtown (Sleeps 5)
Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
About Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
Married with 3 children ages 21, 19 & 15, we moved here 16 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 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 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 - 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:)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect for Family
This rental was perfect for my family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children 14, 11, 10). It was clean, quiet, convenient to public transportation, and in a safe area for families.
Great place to stay
Our family just stayed for three nights and absolutely loved it. It was very spacious and in a great neighborhood. The neighborhood was very safe and walkable. From the house you can walk to many different restaurants, a grocery store, the bus stop and even the T stop. The owners are super friendly and willing to help you with any questions you might have about the area. Overall it was a great place to stay.
Nice place. Lot's of stairs though. Great exercise. :-)
Our stay in South Boston
We had a girls vacation and could not have asked for a better place to stay and Donna and Max are the best. They can tell you a little about Everything. Just a hop on the bus or the subway and you are in historical Boston! Will Stay again!
Lovely South Boston Stay
We had a very nice stay at this property. The property owners were charming warm people. They were helpful and we enjoyed our encounters with them. The suite we rented on the top floor was comfortable, clean and roomy. The neighborhood is safe and walking is around there is pleasant.
Donna was very welcoming and flexible. She made our trip stress free and was always offering ways to help with our stay!!! The home is in a very good location with a lot of things in walking distance. Would definitely stay here again. If we travel back to Boston.
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.