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Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 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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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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(106 traveller reviews)

Renovated Brownstone Near Symphony Hall
average rating of 4.9905663 based on 107 reviews
5

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. It is like a home away from home. Me and my friends felt welcome and loved every minute of staying there. They thought of everything even having dispensers for shower soaps and detergent for the laundry. The place is well kept and in great shape. There is more room than you could need for groups up to at least 14. The location is great as well there is a Whole Foods nearby if you need groceries as well as a handful of restaurants to choose from. It was too cold for our stay to venture out too far but if it was nice you would not be wanting for much nearby. The parking spots in the lot are also very close by only about a blocks walk. I highly recommended staying at this location and I look forward to staying there again if able.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldnt Have Been More Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From inquiry to stay Tim was perfectly attentive and diligent...

A group of 12 friends booked Symphony Brownstone for a dudes weekend to see the Hawks@Bruins and Symphony was the perfect option for our lodging needs. It was spacious and offered ample common space for down time. The location makes this house the perfect spot for any group. My friends and I all love Boston for a quick weekend getaway and we look forward to booking Symphony in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend in Boston.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (9 adults) greatly enjoyed the accommodations this weekend in Boston. Location was fantastic, parking was convenient and there was enough space for us all to be comfortable. The house is beautiful! Thanks again!

The detailed instructions regarding accessing/utilizing the house were very clear and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wife's 30th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house. Everything was more than we could have expected. Had a Christmas tree all decorated, the entire place was clean and filled with everything needed and more. We walked and took the local train, very close. Even had children's books for our son to "read", which we had forgotten to bring, incredible. If you are going to stay in Boston this place can't be beat. It even had a workout room for those people who want to work out. The only minor issue we had was with visitors finding the additional parking spaces, I didn't see it myself but I guess the parking lot is somewhat hidden. If I could give 10 stars I would. On top of it all the owner Tim was a pleasure to interact with and always quick to respond to email.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable house, easy access

  • 5 of 5

We were 7 professionals meeting with a facilitator. Easy to get to by Uber or subway (Green Line). Lots of stores and restaurants in the immediate area. Great meeting space, never felt cramped or stuffy. Beds are comfortable, nice decorations, plenty of supplies, great exercise room! Property managers were very nice and responsive, as was the owner. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We flew in from four different locations to celebrate an amazing family Thanksgiving. Words can't begin to do justice to the fantastic accommodations. We ordered our Thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods just down the street and had a lovely feast. For a moment we panicked because we had forgotten to check for a turkey pan but sure enough, that detail had also been attended to. There were 8 people total and everyone was comfortable. The location is perfect, just blocks away from the T that takes you all over Boston. Thank you for sharing such a lovely home with us. It is now a cherished memory.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
In-season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,288
for 5 nights
From
£560
£4,274
 
 
Fall 2017
31 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,994
for 3 nights
From
£502
£3,810
 
 
Holiday Season 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,288
for 5 nights
From
£560
£4,081
 
 
Spring 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,052
for 3 nights
From
£522
£3,946
 
 
In-Season 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,385
for 5 nights
From
£580
£4,351
 

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping 0-6 Guests £96.63
Housekeeping 7-10 Guests £135.28
Housekeeping 11-14 Guest £193.26
Property Damage Protection £61.07

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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