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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

Exceptional 3800sf Boston Brownstone (sleeps 8 - 14) located in the charming Symphony Hall area of Boston, which is adjacent to the highly desirable Back Bay neighborhood.

This charming brownstone features various sleeping configurations for large groups on multiple floors, recently updated kitchens and baths, a lower level area perfect for seniors or an au pair/nanny, rare parking (one covered space attached and two nearby surface parking spaces), nearby parks, shopping and restaurants galore. This is a perfect residence for a large multi-generational family vacation, relatives attending a Boston wedding, a ladies trip to Boston, a guy’s trip to Fenway, or for a key birthday, anniversary or College graduation celebration. It beats the heck out of staying in the expensive hotels of the Boston-area.

Located at 8 Symphony Road, the residence is located 2 blocks away from the MBTA Green Line E's Symphony Stop at Huntington Ave. Also, numerous Colleges (i.e. Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Northeastern University, New England Conservatory of Music, etc.), Museums (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts) and other attractions are within walking distance or a very short taxi ride, including The Christian Science Mother Church, Duck Tours, Hop On/Off Bus, Historic Fenway Park, The Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center and famed-Newbury Street and Bolyston Street's Premier Shopping and Restaurant areas.

Lower Level – (sleeps 2) Rear entry from parking area with One Bedroom (King), Full Bath, Laundry and Fitness Room – Perfect for Seniors, Au Pair or Nanny.

Parlor Level - First Floor (sleeps 0-2) – Front Entry Foyer, Full Kitchen, Large Living/Dining Room Grand Parlor Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper.

Second Floor (sleeps 2-4) – Master Bedroom (King), Full Bath, Family Room with Queen Sofa Sleeper and Library.

Third Floor (sleeps 4-6) – Bedroom #3 (Two Twin Beds, which can be made into a King on request), Smaller Bedroom #4 with Day/Trundle Bed and a separate Loft Area with Queen Sofa Sleeper, Full Bath

PARKING: In addition to the One-Car Carport behind our home, we also own two Parking Spaces in a Nearby Surface Lot, which are available at no additional charge.

WARNING: This property is available exclusively through VRBO and HomeAway and their affiliates. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address or even the same address. We do not advertise on Craig's List.

NOTE: 1% of revenues are donated by us in memory of Moreland Grace Stenstrom for the charitable works of The Peapod Project in Chicago, IL, which benefits Childrens Memorial Hospital - we thank you.

NOTE: After owning and operating this property since 2011, we sold this property to an Investor in November 2015 and agreed to lease it back from the Investor until October 2017 to continue honoring our commitments to short-term vacationers and continue creating memories for our guests. So, if you have ever wanted to visit Boston, you only have until October 2017 to experience this amazing brownstone!

Keywords: Brownstone, Rowhouse, Victorian

More Details

Owner
Tim Hyland
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2017

About Tim Hyland

We love to travel as empty nesters. Our son attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston - so this location was a perfect fit for us! However, our son relocated to Austin, Texas in September 2015, so we no longer felt we would be traveling to Boston as much. So, although we sold this beautiful property to an Investor in November 2015, we leased it back from the Investor through October 2017 to continue creating memories for our guests! And, for our continued use as well!

Tim Hyland purchased this house in 2011

Why Tim Hyland chose Boston

With my parents, sisters, nieces and nephews, there was no single location in Boston in 2011 that could accomodate our entire group of 14. Plus, we love, love, love Boston!

What makes this house unique

Boston is known as a walking city and our location is perfect for walkers. Symphony Hall, Christian Science Mother Church, Fenway Park, Prudential Center and famed-Newbury Street and Boylston Street are all easy walks from our location. We also like to work-out, so we added a fairly extensive fitness room for those who like to try to stay in shape while traveling (even during Boston's winter).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited with our grown children and several cousins. It is everything shown in the pictures and more. Everything needed for comfortable living was there with a fully stocked kitchen. We utilized the dining table for a huge family dinner. The LR was so comfortable as we listened to music and played a game - included in the library cabinets! The house is convenient to everything, so very clean and sunshine streams through each floor. Had a great time and hope to return. Thanks Tim and Natalie.
Feb 2012
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Symphony Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Christian Science Mother Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Fenway Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Fine Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Berklee Performance Center

Boston's Symphony Neighborhood borders the Back Bay, Fenway and the South End of Boston. In the immediate area, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops perform at Symphony Hall, the Christian Science Mother Church has the Mapperium (an attraction described as one of the best kept secrets in Boston), Berklee Performance Center (quality Music), Boston University's Huntington Theatre, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Within a mile walk are: the Prudential Center, which has shops and restaurants galore, the Skywalk Observatory Tour on its 50th Floor, access to the Original Duck Tours and access to the Hop-on, Hop-off Boston City Bus Tours; restaurants and shops on the famed-Newbury Street; more restaurants and shops on Boylston Street; historic Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum (site of the multi-million dollar unsolved art heist). With a longer walk, ride on Boston MTBA 'T' or short taxi ride, you can walk Boston's famed Freedom Trail, tour the 200+ year-old USS Constitution, view historic grave sites of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and others, view the site of the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and historic Faneuil Hall. And, you can't miss at least having one beer at the bar that the TV Show Cheers was based upon!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fenway/Kenmore in Boston

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in Marble Shower
    Lower Level Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Top Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Top Floor - Large - 2 Single Bed , These two twins can be converted to a KING upon request.
    Top Floor - Small - 1 Child Bed , Day Bed with Trundle Underneath
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, Family Room and Top Floor Loft
  • King size beds (2) One in Master Bedroom and one in Lower Level Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) The two twin beds can be made into a king bed, if requested., Child Beds (1) In 4th bedroom, there is a day bed with trundle bed below it., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Three Queen sofa sleepers: Living Room; Family Room; and Loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Location, location, location... A block away from Symphony Hall and the Christian Science Mother Church plus walking distance or a short cab ride to Fenway Park, Newbury and Boylston Streets and the Prudential Center/Copley Square/Hynes Convention Center. In addition to location, our home has a full cardio/fitness area!

Reviews

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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
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5

Great place!!! Great Location !!!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was absolutely perfect. The owners thought of everthing that we could of possibly needed. We travel with a group of friends every year and I would say that this was the best place that we have rented. Thank you for renting us your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, it has been our pleasure to host literally 100s of groups since we remodeled and opened for business in late 2011. You are our final guests! We will be holding an estate sale at month's end to sell our furnishings. An investor takes over November 1st and will re-furnish this beautiful brownstone. They plan to carry on our tradition of making this home available to others on a short-term vacation basis. His listing for the house can be found elsewhere in VRBO. Thank you all! Safe travels! Tim and Natalie Hyland
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West Palm Beach, FL
5

Lovely home for celebrations and vacations

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay in this spacious home, my family of three generations each had their own favorite place within the three story Brownstone. We prepared dinners in the lovely kitchen, which is filled with all the utensils and enough room for a celebration dinner or even a quick breakfast! The grandmothers stayed in their basement lodging and enjoyed quiet time, while adults played dominoes in the game room. My son watched his movies and was entertained without interrupting the football games, each having their own television to program.

If you are considering hotels instead of this awesome house, I would urge you to consider this a 'second home away' - with all the luxury of being in your own place. The details in the china, culinary and kitchen cookware, the bathrooms had all the amenities of a hotel, with even eye makeup remover!

I was very pleased with my decision and choice. I have stayed in many VRBO homes and this home was phenomenal. Thanks to the owners for being so responsive and making my graduation so memorable.

Haydee

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home while attending a conference at the Hynes Convention Center. The home is exactly how it appears in the photos -- clean, comfortable and plenty of room. We were close enough to walk to the Convention Center, Fenway and other event locations in the area. When we were back at the rental it was perfect for relaxing and spending time with my co-workers and the family members which joined us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome brownstone in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay with my family for the 4th of July. We had Boston at our fingertips and enjoyed all four levels of this incredible brownstone to the max. The rooms on different levels affords privacy and the amenities were top notch.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect large Back Bay house

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised - While i have always stayed at the Fairmont while in Boston this time I took my whole family of 8 (includes husbands and wives). The location was great, away from all the hotels but yet just a 5 -15 minute walk from all of what downtown offers. The exercise room was a favorite as was the back deck (This house had the best back deck for relaxing after a long day with a nice bottle of wine or martini). We walked one day to a Red Sox game and used the T or Uber if we went very far, no need for a car. The location is safe and near the Boston Pops and Whole Food and a CVS. They were all 3-5 mins away. Instruction on what was in the house and how to use things were spot on. There were plenty of wine glasses but they probably needed one more 12' pan. We went to a concert, harbor tour, Martha's Vineyard day tour and many fine dining locations and all of them were great. There is a lot of history in Boston and 8 Symphony Rd is a good place to have as a home base. "Cheers"

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Let me begin by saying that this rental has completely ruined all other stays anywhere for me and my family because this has become the new standard by which we judge all others, and the bar is now very high. This property is beautiful in every way and the location is everything we could have dreamed of. However, the thing that most impressed us was how everything inside the home was of the highest quality. We never once wanted for anything or had any problems. The home had make up remover wipes, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in every bathroom, extra toilet paper, and paper towels, but even the kitchenware and utensils were high quality. We did not want to leave and could not have been happier, I recommend this home completely and hope to return to Boston soon and stay in this home again. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fenway/Kenmore, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
In-season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,225
for 5 nights
From
£550
£4,192
 

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping 0-6 Guests £94.78
Housekeeping 11-14 Guest £189.55
Property Damage Protection £59.9
Housekeeping 7-10 Guests £132.69

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter quotes will be modified to the "In-Season" Pricing with a 5-night minimum. Boston Marathon is a Premium Week and has been booked indefinitely. Only one Housekeeping Fee applies depending on your group size and may be increased if we waive the minimum stay requirement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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