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Stay by the Big City in Small Town Comfort

Barbara A. Survilas

Member since: 2006
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Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Stay by the Big City in Small Town Comfort

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in Boston - Seaside Escape

A 'home away from home'

You'll feel right at home in this 1,350 s.f. plus flexible rental in Winthrop by the Sea! Don't squeeze yourselves into small quarters and dine out for each meal when you can stay in this condo-style unit with all the comforts of home! The best of both worlds are here for you to enjoy in this hometown community while being only be a few short miles from downtown Boston. We've thought of everything and know that you will be pleased when you step into this thoughtfully furnished and pleasingly decorated 7 room unit that sprawls across 2 living levels and has its own laundry room. Unlimited telephone usage to anywhere in the continental U.S., cable television service equipped with the Disney Channel, and wireless broadband Internet awaits your computer--all included in price! Winthrop is a quaint seaside town consisting of approximately 1.6 square miles and is rich in natural beauty and history. There are 5 public beaches in the town and public golf is available 1 day per week.

Unit Amenities: This unit boasts over 1,350 s.f. featuring a living room, family room, single bedroom, master bedroom, and two additional bedrooms on the 3rd floor living level. Apartment has cable television equipped with the Disney Channel, unlimited telephone calling to the continental U.S. and wireless broadband awaiting your Internet connection. Everything has been thought of for you and you need not bring a thing...other than your clothes! The kitchen has built-in seating for 7 and is fully applianced with all the gadgets you'll need to make those home cooked meals! Bathroom towels and toiletries are provided for you as well. You will arrive to all the information you'll need to get you going on your way to see all that the area has to offer you! If you are a beach lover, you'll be glad that the necessities you'll need to bring for a relaxing day on the shoreline are provided.

Close Proximity to Boston-walking distance: You'll experience the best of both worlds being in a safe (as previously showcased by Boston Magazine as being the safest town in America in a statistical rating category), quiet, hometown community, yet being only a few short minutes to Boston! There is public transportation closely available as well as local taxi services to help you get wherever you want to go! A car is not necessary to get around, however, there is an abundance of rental agencies in and around Logan International Airport that offer free pick-up service, should you desire.

Distance from Unit to Points of Interest: Within 1.25 miles from all town beaches and Golf Course,1.67 miles from Constitution Beach in East Boston, 2.20 miles from Revere Beach - first public beach in America, 5.47 miles from Boston's Freedom Trail, 5.55 miles from Boston's Faneuil Hall Market Place, 5.72 miles from the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, 6.15 miles from Boston's Theatre District, 6.24 miles from Boston's Children's Museum, 7.03 miles from Boston's Public Garden, 8.16 miles from the historic Castle Island in South Boston, 8.24 miles from Fenway Park - Boston's 'Green Monster', 9.43 miles from Museum of Fine Arts Boston, less than 11.00 miles from Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester/Jamaica Plan, 11.89 miles from Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, and 13.22 miles from North Shore Children's Museum in Salem to name a few.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara A. Survilas (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Stay by the Big City in Small Town Comfort
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

It felt like we had come home!

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family of 8, 4 adults and 4 teenagers that stayed in Barbara and Ed's house for four nights at the end of October. From their welcoming hugs to parting gifts, we had the most amazing time! The description of the house does not do it justice, the amenities are fantastic, more in keeping with a 5* Hotel than a normal home but more importantly for me, the house was spotless and well maintained with an abundance of what seemed to be new bed linen and towels. There was plenty of room for all of us, the only downside, the rush for the one bathroom in the mornings which delayed our departure to sightsee somewhat! Barbara was always on hand if needed and emailed us well in advance of our arrival with details. As recommended we ate wonderful, filling, inexpensive breakfasts every morning in High Tide and were always welcomed there very warmly, especially by Cheryl our personal waitress. We ate once in D'Parma, an amazing local Italian and got a take-out from there another night. The house is in a lovely residential area less than a 10 minute drive from the T, which we used to travel into the city most days. It was reliable, fast and convenient. We had made out an itinerary before arriving in Boston but unfortunately didn't manage everything on it, so we'll just have to return!!!:-D

We did the Duck Tour, visited the Science Museum and the Aquarium,( thanks to Barbara and Ed for passes) ate in Fanueil Hall, visited Salem, shopped on Newbury St, Walmart and Wrentham Village Outlets. We would heartily recommend staying in Barbara and Ed's rental and envy those who will do so this year. We certainly hope to be able to return ourselves some day!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Zürich, Switzerland

A wonderful stay in Boston!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6, (children 1, 4, 6, and 8), plus my mother in law was with us, and we spent a wonderful week in Barbara and Ed's home. Considering how many of us there were, we really had enough space, The home was clean, well set up, the beds were very comfortable, plenty of towels, and basically everything you might need was there- without it being cluttered! From the start, we had no problem getting, and staying, in contact with Barbara. She wrote back right away and answered any questions I might have.

Another great thing was how close it is to Boston. We could go into Boston to the museums, and still be home in time for the baby's nap, without spending hours in the car. Free passes to the Aquarium and to the Museum of Science were given to us from Barbara, which saved us lots of money. The only bad thing about the trip was that the weather never was warm enough to use the pool and my kids won't let me forget about it! Just another reason to come back again some day!

Thanks for the wonderful hospitality Barbara and Ed!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Four siblings (all over 50) and one Dad (92), stayed at this property in early September. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and Barbara and Ed couldn't have been kinder, more gracious or more helpful than they were. On our arrival, Barbara settled us in as though we were the first guests ever to stay there despite the fact that she has done it more often than she probably even remembers. Such a gentle, loving and helpful lady.

We were in Boston for a family reunion and found the location to be perfect for access to downtown Boston or indeed any part of the greater Boston area. It was so lovely being in a real residential neighborhood by the sea and away from the hustle and bustle of the city which was just minutes away. We loved the locality and and the local restaurant (High Tide) where we had breakfast each morning.We got to enjoy the pool and enjoyed meeting Barbara and Ed's family who always made us feel right at home.

The accommodation is very well laid out and was absolutely spotless. It contained everything you could possibly need. I would recommend it to anyone and would definitely stay there again if I return to Boston. Thank you Barbara for the access to the aquarium which saved us $120 at least. Unfortunately, we could only stay for four nights so didn't get to take advantage of the other discounts/offers recommended and facilitated by Barbara.

I know these reviews are important to people who are trying to make a decision about a place to stay but this is a "no brainer". If you are looking for a place in Boston that's good value, is quiet and homely but also near downtown, the airport, the beach and all that Boston has to offer, then this is it! Just book it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this house for two nights in August, for our annual Girls Only Weekend. We were 5 women sharing the rental. Owners Barbara and Ed are super nice. When we arrived, she gave us the safety orientation, showing us the way things in the house work and letting us know what is available in the area. It is very easy to get to Boston from this location as there is a bus stop right up the street and a train station nearby. Barbara gave us a shopping card, and passes for the Science Museum and the Aquarium. When we went to the aquarium, Barbara offered us a ride to and from the train station, and then gave us a tour of the island! She was able to answer any questions we had about the area.

The house is also beautiful! It is warmly and tastefully decorated, very comfortable, and contains absolutely everything you could possibly need. The beds are super comfy and there were plenty of clean towels. I could go on and on but succinctly put, this is the best vacation rental I have ever spent time at!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A Perfect Holiday Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for nearly a week as the first part of our summer holiday from the UK. We selected it due to its proximity to Boston and because it offered our family of 5 the space to relax.

The apartment proved to be an excellent choice and did not disappoint. It was very comfortable, spacious, well decorated and had a lovely pool. It had all the facilities you could ask for and loads more!

We had the perfect hosts. They very kindly picked us up from Logan and took the time to orientate us to Winthrop and to help us to make the most of our short stay in Boston. We managed to get tickets for the Red Sox v Yankees at Fenway Park. We toured the Samuel Adams Brewery, loved the ICA and enjoyed exploring, sightseeing and shopping in central Boston. We also used our host's complementary pass for the New England Aquarium, which was excellent. Our amazing late afternoon Whale Watch trip with a moonlit return to the lights of Boston harbour was the highlight of our 3 weeks holiday.

Getting about was very easy. We bought a $19 week pass for the “T” (train and local buses) to travel into and around Boston. The supermarket, bakery and some excellent restaurants were just a short walk.

We loved all that Boston and Winthrop had to offer and wouldn’t hesitate to return to this property – our home from home in the USA!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

You'll love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay during your family vacation! Barbara & Ed designed this house with love and you’ll get this feeling immediately. Decor is carefully adjusted. You will find the same ornament on dishes, teacups and on curtains. Everything you need in everyday life is already in the house. Bay-chair, beach chairs, beach towels, board games. Would like to make a cake? You’ll find everything you need. And house is very clean.

Don’t miss your chance to use the pool. Water is heated, light is available, so you can swim even during night-time. But if you don’t plan to use the pool today please don’t forget to inform Barbara & Ed to switch off heating (please try to save their money as they save money for you). Hosts are very kind and allowed us to use their membership for New England Aquarium and Museum Of Science. We didn't pay, we didn't wait, and we even got discount in a gift-shop. It saved us a lot of money.

Barbara and Ed are very warm, attentive, considerate and tactful people. They live next door, appeared every time we need their help, and allowed us full freedom. Their advises and recommendations made our vacation easy and joyful.

House location is great! Withrop is clean and cozy town. Wonderful view both to Ocean, Bay or Deer-Island! Please visit the cafe in Withrop for the breakfast at least once, you’ll find amiable and benevolent people. You’ll feel as at home. You can enjoy calm and comfortable stay in Withrop, but at the same time it takes only 10-15 minutes to get center of Boston by car. Even w/o car it is very simple.

You’ll love this house! We highly recommend you to stay in Barbara & Ed’s house! I hope I can visit Boston & Withrop and meet Barbara & Ed again. If every –body would run the business as Barbara and Ed then our world will become better!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Winthrop Public Landing, Point Shirley, Winthrop
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Winthrop Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Orient Heights, MBTA Blue Line, Boston
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Route 145
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
Winthrop Shore Drive
Car: not necessary

Winthrop by the Sea is an oceanside community situated at the northern entrance of Boston Harbor. Winthrop is a beautiful peninsula consisting of approximately 1.6 square miles that boasts some of the most exceptional views on the East Coast! On one side of Winthrop you have an expansive view of the outer Boston Harbor and on the other side you can see the Boston skyline. This unit is conveniently positioned quite centrally in the town, while being superbly located only 3.54 miles from Logan International Airport. We are also located only 2.20 miles from Revere Beach-America's first public beach, within 6.50 miles from Boston's Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Market Place, Children's Museum, Theatre District, and Massachusetts General Hospital, 7.03 miles from Boston's Public Garden, 8.24 miles from Fenway Park-Boston's 'Green Monster;' as well as less than 2 miles from the MBTA's Blue Line service which connects to many cities and towns across the state...only a short walk to bus service.

Other Activities: Historical sites

Golf: The Town of Winthrop has a private golf club, however, it is open to the public one day a week.


Prices & Availability

From $399 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Boston, Greater Boston

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Mar 2015 - 16 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning $225.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
Notes Flexible rental opportunity - stay 1 Night, 1 Week, 1 Month or beyond.
Advanced reservation incentives offered. Rental rate includes unlimited calling in continental U.S., cable television with Disney Channel, Free Wi-Fi, Free Off-street Parking, abundance of unit amenities that you won't find anywhere else.
50% with signed contract and clear photo ID; 25% 30 days from date of receipt of signed contract; balance due, 60 days from date of receipt of signed contract. If signed contract is received less than 90 days prior to rental date, 100% will be processed on your credit card upon receipt of the signed contract and Photo ID. Visa or MasterCard Payments only.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Boston in Greater Boston

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Recently refreshed and pleasantly decorated.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3rd Floor - Left Side - 1 Double Bed , TV & DVD PLAYER
    3rd Floor - Right Side - 2 Single Bed , TV & DVD Player
    FAMILY/READING - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Two Pak n Plays for Children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • This generously-sized unit can accomodate up to 8 guests as follows: 2nd Floor Accommodations - Generously-sized Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and sitting area and abundant built-ins for storage; Small Bedroom with a Double bed and night stands; and Family room with sofas that convert into 2 twin beds. 3rd Floor Accommodations - Beautifully decorated bedroom with full-sized bed; and Roomy L-shaped bedroom with twin trundle bed set and many counters/desk areas.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Unit is a walk-up located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a residence and is not wheelchair accessible, therefore, it is not suitable for those which require special accommodations.

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