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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Spacious, 2000 sq.ft.on 2 levels, private entrance, close 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.

This is the sister apartment to our VRBO listing #777119. They are in the same house,

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. and WIFI



Boston holidays and vacations

Extended or Short Term location while you 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



No smoking

No pets

More Details

Susan Mann
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

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 close to 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 Joe's, 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.

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sleep sofa is in the dressing area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • sleeps 4-6 in beds
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Not Suitable for Events on the Property.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.875 based on 43 reviews

Boston in november

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Newton house. My mother-in-law fell in love with the turn of the century architecture and period antiques. She would just stand and admire the spiral staircase and imagine how things were in Boston during 'its time'. The massive amounts of wood throughout the house were amazing. We enjoyed cuddling up to the gas fireplace at the end of the day.

We used the kitchen to cook frequently during our four day stay and found everything handy and accessible. Thanks for meeting with us upon our arrival. We so enjoyed our time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home. Now that you know where we are I hope we will see you back here for many family reunions.
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October 15-20 2016

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, and creatively appointed with past traditions but meeting the desires of the twenty first century! Lovely Home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed the house.Also thank you for the note you left me--no worries
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Our Bat Mitzvah Weekend in Boston

  • 5 of 5

Our family is new to VRBO and, based on this first experience, we will be using the service again. We rented both apartments and couldn't have been happier with the location, house layout, furnishings, contact with the owners, and convenience to both Newton and all other Boston destinations. This rental is perfect for families with children as there is great flexibility with sleeping options, rooms to "close off" for little ones, etc. The kitchens are awesome--fully equipped and spacious. Everything was spotless when we arrived. Coming from a Victorian house in Pittsburgh, we felt right at home with the large rooms, amazing entry way, stained glass windows, and the owners' tasteful decorations. We would certainly stay here again if the occasion arises.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that our home worked well for your family. We don't often have the opportunity to rent the whole house to one family, but when we do it always makes me happy!!!!!
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Boston is a very difficult town to get around in, glad we decided to stay in Newton....as a must you need a gps or some kind of navigation system...and a good pair walking shoes as parking is almost impossible....the duplex was comfortable and near I-90...If you do not rent a car I recommend staying in Boston as it would be much less stressful...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. You had some challenging weather to navigate through---so impressed that you even got to see Cape Cod!!!
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Wonderful Home in Lovely Community

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house (it is actually a house divided into two rental spaces) as a place to plant ourselves while dropping our son off at college. It is conveniently located right off of a turnpike (I-90) that leads directly to and from the airport, downtown and other helpful locations. Driving to most of these places took 20 minutes or less. Access to the house was through the front door (surrounded by a delightful wrap-around porch and beautiful landscaping), and most of the living space is on the second floor. The two bedrooms (with an optional 3rd sleeping area), living room, dining area and kitchen were well-appointed, clean and very comfortable. All of the conveniences (washer/dryer, utensils, etc.) are included. The kitchen looks newly renovated, and although we did not cook meals during our stay (too many good restaurants!!), there is ample room and amenities to do so. The home was light and airy, and I looked forward to coming "home" to it each day.

The hosts/homeowners are lovely people and very helpful and accommodating. They were there to meet us in person, show us the home (and how to operate things), and they contacted us throughout the week to see if we needed anything. There is a Starbucks, Whole Foods, dry cleaner, drug store, restaurants and everything you could possibly need within walking distance or a very short drive. Newton Center, Chestnut Hill Shops, and boutiques and restaurants all along Washington Avenue were great. We rented a car and were able to park it in the driveway (major benefit), but there is also a bus stop right around the corner and a nearby train station. Downtown Boston is very easy to get to from this house.

Regarding Newton -- It is a lovely community, and we felt very safe in walking around the neighborhood and going to bed at night. Prospective renters might be interested to know that there is a fair amount of traffic noise on that corner (mostly on weekday mornings because of the highway access), but we had fans going and did not hear the noise in the house. Incidentally, the homeowners have provided plenty of fans and air conditioner units to make the temperature in the house extremely comfortable.

This was one of the best VRBO experiences we have ever had. We plan to stay at this home (whenever it is available) every time we visit Boston. I highly recommend this house if you are visiting Boston or the Boston area in ANY capacity. WONDERFUL, COMFORTABLE HOME!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz. It was our pleasure, and so serindipitous that you found our listing. Hope your son loves and does well at BC and we see you back here over the next four years.
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Great location, charming house wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was Fantastic for our family. I grew up in a similar house in Newton and it was very nostalgic. It has a very old school, warm feel. I would recommend this property and will stay here again when I visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that our property was all you hoped it would be and gave you a homey place to enjoy your family reunion.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Newton Corner, 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
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Boston Marathon
14 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £120
Refundable Damage Deposit £160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Buff's Pub, LivingSocial, Cook, Brewer’s Coalition
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Newton, ma
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Mass Pike (Rte 90)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai North, Cook, Bertucci’s, Sycamore, O'Hara's
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
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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