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BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT

Susan Mann

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Newton - PEACEFUL, SPOTLESS, SLEEPS 6

ELEGANT, PRISTINE PRIVATE HOME, PVT. ENTRY, SAFE, Just 10 mins to BOSTON

Enjoy our easy access location off the Mass Pike at exit 17, just seven miles West of Boston, in Newton, MA.

Newton - Top 10 Safest Cities in the U.S. (2000-2014 Stats).

We are close to all the Boston Hospitals and Universities, many of which are located within Newton - Boston College, Lasell College, Mount Ida College, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, New England School of Acupuncture, Pine Manor.

Wonderful starting point for sightseeing in Boston as we are located just one block's walk from the 10 minute ride on board the Boston Express Bus. Completely avoid the hassle and the expense of parking.

Our home is a fully preserved, restored & beautifully decorated Queen Anne Victorian, circa 1880. Build by one of the wealthier families in the area at the time. It features outstanding 1800's oak cabinetry, oak beamed ceilings, three original fireplaces, recently converted to natural gas, huge rooms, 10 foot high ceilings, fabulous quarter sawn oak bridal stairway and many more original features in pristine condition.

We offer many high-end amenities, to compliment these outstanding architectural features, to meet all of your needs.

This private apartment within our Victorian Home sleeps 6 people comfortably in huge, high ceiling, spotless and pristine rooms.

This private apartment features a full size washer/dryer for your exclusive use within the apartment's Laundry Room. The kitchen is fully equipped.

This private apartment in our Victorian home features all new high-end luxury bedding. All mattresses feature top line memory foam toppers, crisp white highest quality linens, all hypoallergenic comforters and duvet covers. Super absorbent towels are included. We have three gas burning fireplaces for ambiance and/or just enjoying on chilly nights. All bedrooms are air conditioned.

Enjoy Premium cable TV featuring HBO, STARZ, WIFI.

FREE OFF-STREET PARKING IS PROVIDED.

GREAT FOR:

Boston holidays and vacations

Extended or Short Term location while your home renovations are being done

Visiting friends and relatives in the Boston area

Visiting young adults at college

Sporting events

The Boston Marathon

4th of July celebrations

Medical procedures

Visiting professors/ sabbaticals

Seminar and Conference attendance

Weddings

Graduations

No smoking

No pets

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Susan Mann (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Susan Mann

We are Boston area natives and attended college at Boston University and Suffolk.

Susan is a social worker and Richard a business man. We both enjoy meeting new people and helping them as much as we possibly can enjoy their visit to Beantown / Boston.

We live on the property and are available for advise and guidance whenever and however we can be of assistance.

Susan Mann purchased this apartment in 1971

Why Susan Mann chose Newton

Newton, MA is in the Top 10 Safest Cities in the U.S. (2000-2014 Stats).

Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community comprised of 13 distinctive villages.

Located just 7 miles west of Boston, Newton is well respected for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Newton has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in.

The Boston Marathon's Heartbreak Hill is located in Newton just a 10 minute walk from our home.

With a population of about 80,000 residents and approximately 26,000 homes, the city is also home to a large a vibrant academic community that includes Boston College, Mount Ida College and Lasell College, Boston Ballet School. The Boston Marathon runs right through the City with Heartbreak Hill beginning next to City Hall. The Newton Free Library is well respected as one of the largest, most well equipped libraries in the Commonwealth.

By size the city is 18.3 square miles bordering the communities of Brookline, Boston, Brighton, Watertown, Waltham, Weston, Wellesley, Needham and West Roxbury. Newton also has east–west and north-south highway infrastructure with Routes 90 and 95 running through the city.

What makes this apartment unique

This private apartment within our 1880 Queen Anne Victorian home is comprised of two levels and has beautiful original oak woodworking and an elaborate bridal stairway.

You'll enjoy the feel of staying in our extremely well appointed Victorian Castle 7 miles and just 10 minutes from all of the entertainment and attractions of Downtown Boston.

5 minutes from dozens of fantastic restaurants of every international cuisine. We are 3 minutes from Whole Foods, 4 minutes from Trader's Joes, 2 minutes from biking and jogging trails, boating is 10 minutes nearby.

We have combined this with brand new high-end bedding all with top of the line memory foam toppers, brand new high-end luxury sheets, comforters, duvet covers, bath towels.

There is a large dining room that seats 6 and Premium Cable with HBO, STARZ, as well as WIFI and NETFLIX.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We explored Boston. Ventured into Maine and Cape Cod, and visited Harvard Univ.. It was wonderful being able to spend time together in this wonderful house with the family. A very clean, nice and quiet house for us to have a home away from home. Thanks for letting us stay here. We wnjoyed exploring Boston and then surrounding area.
Aug 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p561434vb
6176975719
Newton Greater Boston
5

Great long term stay

  • 5 out of 5
The property is a gem, a Victorian house with tons of space and loads of charm. The rental apartment is larger than many houses and comprises an entire floor plus a grand downstairs parlor that could be out of an Edith Wharton novel. Owners Richard & Susan, who live on the premises, were terrific hosts: friendly, knowledgeable and unobtrusive. Despite being very close to the Mass Turnpike, the apartment was dead quiet, thanks to soundproof windows. It became home for us for a month -- truly home -- and we miss the peace & quiet, the eight minute car ride to Copley Square (non-rush hour, of course) and heading out for dinner to Cook or Max & Leo's, two great nearby eateries. We look forward to returning for a long weekend next year.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. Your Home away from Home will always be here.
business
BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p561434vb
6176975719
Newton Greater Boston
Massachusetts
5

Lovely home

  • 5 out of 5
This home was a godsend. I was looking for sort term rental in Newton while my new property was ready for me to move into. The house is impeccable, very well equipped, and incredibly organized. Despite the proximity to the highway, the house is super quiet. We couldn't hear a thing going on outside.
The owners have really gone out of their way to make their guests feel welcome and at home. We loved all the nice details like the welcome basket with snacks and the keurig coffee maker with a fully stocked drawer of teas and coffees. My kids had plenty of space so that they weren't on top of each other and the beds were very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this property. It is so much better than a hotel.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-0043
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I have to say that it really felt good to be able to make the start of the school year a little easier for your family. Welcome to the neighborhood!!
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BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p561434vb
6176975719
Newton Greater Boston
5

Home Sweet Newton

  • 5 out of 5
After spending an entire month in this lovely second-floor Newton aerie, I am delighted to highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a short or long-term experience that is far above and beyond a standard hotel stay. Located in one of the most beautiful and closest towns just outside of Boston, this updated full-floor apartment is in a Queen Anne style home build in the late 1800’s by a carriage maker. Full of character and original well preserved detail, the rooms are sunny, big and spacious, the hallway wide, closets more than ample and the woodwork details are exquisite. My favorite part? The window seat at the turn of the grand staircase leading from the private entry living room to the upstairs and the kitchen. It has good Victorian feng shui throughout. Seriously, we felt so happy and at home during our entire stay. A fully equipped eat-in kitchen had everything I needed to make our family meals, including gourmet cookware and a gas range. All of the linens were top quality, with plush new towels, nice sheets and the bedding was so comfy, and the house so quiet, we slept like rocks. The location is ideal too. There is space for two cars in the driveway but best to leave them there and use one of several means of public transportation into Boston, including an express bus that stops around the corner and whisks you downtown in a matter of minutes. The location is also good for heading to other parts of Massachusetts; given the Turnpike is a stone’s throw from the front door. (I should add that double, sound-proof windows make the whole place quiet as a sanctuary.) The owners, who live on the first floor, were attentive and always fun conversationalists, but never intrusive in any way. We travel a lot as a family and always enjoy staying in an apartment situation over a hotel because you get a more authentic sense of a place. Our Newton quarters were the best ever and we can’t wait to go back “home” again sometime soon.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We have tried hard to provide a comfortable home environment and it is always nice to hear that we have succeeded. We will continue to make improvements along the way. We look forward to your return.
business
BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p561434vb
6176975719
Newton Greater Boston
5

Great rental

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful hosts. Very clean and nice house in a quiet and seemingly safe neighborhood. Free parking is a big plus. The nearby express bus stop is less than 5 minutes walk. This is definitely a better alternative than staying at a hotel. We've stayed at several VRBO properties, this is one of the best ones.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. We are pleased that our property met all your expectations and that you enjoyed exploring Boston. Hope to see you on your next trip to Boston.
business
BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p561434vb
6176975719
Newton Greater Boston
5

Family getaway - college visits.

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful 4 nights. Convenient, clean, and great hosts. Free parking. Close to all major attractions and easy access to mass pike.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Boston and that our house served your needs well. We hope you will think of us when you visit again.
business
BEST LOCATION, EZ ACCESS BOSTON AND SURROUNDS, SAFE AND ELEGANT
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p561434vb
6176975719
Newton Greater Boston
Boulder, CO
2

Disappointed

  • 2 out of 5
We've been renting vacation homes through both VRBO and HomeAway for the last 5 years. We usually rent once to twice per year both domestically and internationally and all of the reviews we've submitted so far have been either 4 or 5 stars. We've always had a really good experience with all the different owners and their properties. Unfortunately not this time.

The few things that we DID like about this place:
-the place was very clean
-they have a digital door lock which is very convenient
-it is relatively close to Charles River - great for running and walking

The things that we DIDN'T like:
-the house is literally a stones throw from the Mass Pike (major Boston highway) and the traffic is very loud, especially at night. Check it out on the map.
-they have a tenant living above the apartment you are renting
-if you like to cook, you're stuck with Teflon and plastic
-the bathroom is outdated, has no window, and a convalescent smell to it
-owners are living below the apartment and like to "check in" every few days
-house has an old electrical wiring and using air conditioning and any kitchen appliance at the same time results in fuse blow. Fusebox is not in apartment.
-there is no outside space to hang out or play (the owner directed us to a park that is 5-10 min walk away)
-the owner kept $75 of our security deposit because the TV "did not produce a consistently good picture" after we left - go figure

Overall, the place on its own could probably earn 3.5 stars (not 4 or 5 mainly due to the highway noise and outdated bathroom), but unfortunately the owners don't have much sense for hospitality therefore we couldn't justify giving this experience more than two stars.
We'll never be returning here and we will not recommend it to others. There is no value. For this price you should be able to find a much better vacation rental experience.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our disappointment with this family was mutual. The day before they arrived they wanted to cancel and expected a refund for the last few days of their reservation. They reserved for 6 people and arrived with 7. We didn’t charge them more, nor did we make a point of their “oversight”. Our home is suitable for 6 and is not advertised for more then 6.

We have a clear NO SMOKING policy. In spite of the lease they agreed to and signs on the kitchen bulletin board they smoked on the property.

Their review makes no mention of the broken colored glass lamp and the broken bric-a-brac antique table. These 2 items cost are in excess of their deposit.

They knocked over the TV cable box and managed to un-program the second TV cable box as well.

Other reviews here on VRBO mention how close we are to the Mass Pike (which is a tremendous asset) as well as how quiet it is as a result of our SOUNDPROOF WINDOWS on every one of the 22 windows in this apartment. Noise from the Mass Pike has never been an issue.

During their stay here they expressed their extreme pleasure at how well the kitchen was accessorized. While they were here they baked a wedding cake and thanked us for how clean and friendly the kitchen and entire apartment was.

The electricity can be interrupted occasionally on 100 degree days if all of the air conditioners and the oven are used at the very same time. We are just now in the process of installing dedicated electrical lines that will remedy this situation.

This family of 7 was more then we bargained for and they clearly did not read, understand and/or follow the terms of the lease nor the very clear and very simple postings on the bulletin board in the kitchen.

Please read the other reviews here on VRBO to assess the level of hospitality and comfort we achieve on a consistent basis for our guests. In the final analysis the family and our Victorian home was not a good match.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Boston
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Newton, ma
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Mass Pike (Rte 90)
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Nantasket
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Buff's Pub, LivingSocial, Cook, Brewer’s Coalition
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai North, Cook, Bertucci’s, Sycamore, O'Hara's
Car: recommended

Newton is among the TOP TEN SAFEST CITIES IN THE US. (Stats 2000-2014)

We are located in the eastern end of Newton close to Boston. Local Express Bus is 1 minute walk away and will have you in Boston in 10 minutes.

Easy on the Mass Pike at exit 17- Travel to everywhere from this location. You'll be on the Mass Pike in 30 seconds.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Newton, Greater Boston

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving
26 Nov 2014 - 27 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$850
for 2 nights
From
$350
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2014 - 25 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$850
for 2 nights
From
$350
 
 
New Years
31 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
$850
for 2 nights
From
$350
 
 
Boston Marathon
17 Apr 2015 - 20 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,290
for 4 nights
From
$285
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Notes We require a Signed short term rental agreement with the 50% booking fee
The balance plus the cleaning fee and refundable security deposit is due 60 days before check in.
Ask owner about cancellation policy

Weekly rate is $1995.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Newton in Greater Boston

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa is in the dressing area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • sleeps 4-6 in beds
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Not Suitable for Events on the Property.
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