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Stunning South End/Back Bay Penthouse!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Spectacular Newly Renovated Penthouse With Breathtaking Views From Prvt Roofdeck

Totally renovated in 2015, this stunning 2 bedroom/1.5 bath 950 sq ft. Penthouse is perfectly situated on the South End/Back Bay line. Close to award winning restaurants, the Prudential/Copley shops, Newbury Street, Boston Common, historic Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and public transportation to anywhere in Boston. This historic brownstone has central air, hardwood floors and in-unit washer/dryer. The beautiful and original staircase into the unit invites you into a bright open kitchen/living space, a wall-of-windows with crisp white Hunter Douglas blinds, a dramatic kitchen with espresso cabinets, glass subway tiled back-splash, quartz counter top, breakfast bar and full suite of stainless appliances. Both the master and guest bedrooms are equipped with incredible beds/bedding, flat screen TV's, Ipod docks, storage and views. The full bath has a stunning marble walk-in shower with rain head and seat and a sleek, modern vanity. A full staircase leads you to a large private roof deck equipped with built-in LED lighting and electricity, and spectacular panoramic city and sunset views. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the historic landmarks district of Boston, with it’s beautiful brownstone architecture and vibrant nightlife, in addition to the proximity to restaurants, shopping, museums, hospitals and universities, this home is sure to satisfy the most distinctive and discriminating tastes of all of its guests. WELCOME HOME!

Susan Alexander
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Susan Alexander

Hello fellow VRBO members!

I have been renting properties for over 20 years, as a landlord in Boston and also with a Cape Cod vacation home. We purchased the Boston Penthouse 2 years ago and did a top to bottom gut renovation and added a large private roof deck which has the most amazing panoramic city views! We couldn't be more pleased with the results (and so are our guests)!

I promise you I am extremely accommodating to all of my guests. I make sure everything is perfect on arrival and I am accessible whenever needed.

I am enjoying meeting new and interesting people from around the world and making sure I provide the highest quality experience possible for all of my guests.

Thank you for taking the time to view my listings and hope to hear from you!

Warmest regards

Sue and David

Susan Alexander purchased this condo in 2014

Why Susan Alexander chose Columbus

The potential with this property was what drew me to it, so we bought the whole building 20 years ago. We had a dream of renovating the penthouse specifically to make it a beautiful modern open layout and add a large private roof deck. I realized this would be a fantastic short term rental property and, since we also live in the building, the idea became a reality and so far every guest has fallen in love with it!

What makes this condo unique

Everything in the penthouse is open, airy, clean, modern and clutter free. Kitchen and both baths have high end finishes and you have the quintessential city views from each bedroom and views of the Southwest corridor from the open living room/kitchen with beautiful gigantic trees. The crown jewel is the roof deck with sweeping panoramic views of the city...just spectacular! and the location is so convenient, you can literally access everything Boston has to offer with no need for a car!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Columbus in Boston

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Penthouse is not suitable for toddlers and children must be watched at all times on the roofdeck.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Half Bath - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful frameless glass marble shower w/bench
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • the master bedroom is almost 300 sq ft. and features a resort quality king bed, ample closet space and a breathtaking view of Boston. It's perfect for the business traveler or for a romantic getaway
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(18 traveller reviews)

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Stunning South End/Back Bay Penthouse!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Salt Lake City, UT

Perfect apartment, perfect hosts, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Sue and David's brownstone apartment in the Back Bay is absolutely perfect. The layout, design and tons of natural light made our stay so comfortable that we didn't want to leave. I've rented many VRBOs before, but none have been as nicely appointed as this one. Sue thinks of all the little touches that make arriving into a new place so easy and so inviting. Milk, eggs, coffee, plus all the key staples and then some. Bedrooms offered wonderful beds and hotel-style eye masks and eye plugs. And while the weather didn't cooperate as much as we had hoped, we had some wonderful views from the penthouse deck. We will definitely rebook on our next visit to Bean Town.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angelina - you and your family are an absolute pleasure to host. Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you here next time you visit Boston! Sue and David
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We (a German couple with a grown up son) stayed here for 14 days in June. We enjoyed every minute in this beautiful flat. We arrived late but Sue and David waited for us to say hello and gave an introduction. The flat is beautifully renovated and is fully equipped with everything you can think of, and every little detail had been considered (food, toiletries, cosmetics etc, everything was there). Even if you are sensitive to noise (sleeping rooms are towards Mass Av), ear plugs and sleeping masks are provided. Location is great, close to Mass Ave Station of Boston-T (Orange Line), bus stop to MIT and Harvard 50m down the road. Because the weather was great, we made extensive use of the very nice roof terrace. Beds are comfortable. Sue was a great host, checking in from time to time and offering every help and advice. Next time we are visiting Boston we would definitely come back to this place. Thank you to Sue and David

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The penthouse is beautiful and has everything you need to feel right at home!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about the penthouse, as it was exactly what we were looking for. It is in a great location being so close to the T and walking distance to shopping, grocery stores, and many of the sights we wanted to visit. The rooftop is amazing with great views of the city and just such a relaxing place to sit outside, eat dinner and relax. Sue was very responsive and ensured that all of our special requests were met. Our daughter has special dietary needs that requires some extra kitchen appliances. Sue had everything we needed ready and waiting for us. She proactively answered all of our questions, was always available to us, and just made our travel so easy. The penthouse is beautiful, well equipped, and everything is in excellent working condition. With two teenagers, it was great we all had room to spread out and relax after full days exploring the city. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debra! It was a pleasure to meet you and your are wonderful guests and I hope to host you again in the future!
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Jacksonville, FL

Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

This a great property. The location makes it easy to get anywhere in Boston. We walked to Fenway for a Red Sox game. Public transportation is steps away. You can also walk to the Prudential Center for shopping or to hop on the famous Duck Tour. We are a family of 4 and having some space, rather than a hotel really makes vacations easier. The owners greeted us and had thoughtfully stocked a few basics to get us through breakfast the next day. The condo really has everything you need and is furnished in a clean, modern style. We will definitely use it on our next trip to Boston.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. In town for graduation. The rooftop deck was a big hit for grad photos.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay, Wonderful Hostess

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while doing college visits with our daughter in Boston and it was wonderful. Sue is a lovely hostess. The fridge was stocked with breakfast essentials so we didn't need to immediately run out to the grocery store, which was great after a long initial travel/touring day. The flat is very nice, comfortable and doesn't lack for anything. We enjoyed the roof terrace immensely, the views are amazing! Sue also texted periodically to check in with us and provided directions and recommendations for restaurants that were spot on. We hope we have the opportunity to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Boston Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Back Bay Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
7.6 Miles
Blue Hills
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Carson Beach
Car: not necessary

Spectacular, newly renovated penthouse on the SE/Back Bay line.

Gorgeous 950 sq ft. floor-through elegant condo.

Private roof deck offers breathtaking views of Boston.

Perfect location just steps to Prudential, Fenway, Newbury St & Symphony Hall.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.14
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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