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The 1880 House: Historic Single Family Victorian!
The 1880 House: Historic Single Family Victorian!
8 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
8 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
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Welcome to the 'ur-burbs'~~! This Single Family Victorian is located in West Roxbury, the furthest neighborhood in Boston. Very family friendly and super community atmosphere. The house was built in 1880 and maintains original hardwood and period details throughout. It even has a second staircase that the servants used in the late 19th century! You will have fun trying to find the house on our antique map located in the foyer:)

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Welcome to our house!!! My family would love for your family to come and experience what it is like to live in the 'ur-burbs' - or the urban suburbs during the 2017 Fall/Winter. We are located in West Roxbury, which is the last neighborhood in Boston and is filled with public servants, baseball games and local festivals. We truly love it here and Fall is the best time to visit New England!! This house was built in 1880 and maintains all original hardwood and a beautifully restored stained glass window. It even has a second staircase which was used by the house servants! You can have fun trying to find the house on our antique map of the area, located in the foyer:)

Do you want to take your family on a vacation and not keen on squeezing into a 400 sf hotel room? Not quite sure you want to make the move from the city to the burbs? Come try our house out!! Amazing family-oriented neighborhood next to a park/playground, Starbucks and tons of eating options!

Boston has so much to offer in the Fall! As the leaves turn, Boston's parks put on an unforgettable show of color, complementing the historic architecture. A walk along the city's Freedom Trail doubles as a foliage tour. It's a great time to visit Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, as the crowds thin out, but the weather is still pleasant. On a cooler day, take a stroll through the gorgeous indoor courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. For sports fans, the New England Patriots kick off the football season at Gillette Stadium and the Red Sox put their bats away til next April and their return to Fenway. No other region of the country displays fall's colors like New England. A trip north of Boston to Kittery, Maine, will make for a dazzling show-and provide plenty of great shopping opportunities at the Kittery Outlets. The Cape in the fall is made for romantics.There are so many things to do, and when you include the surrounding areas of Boston, its amazing!

This Victorian house in the Bellevue Hill neighborhood, built in 1880 features all original woodwork and a hand carved staircase. 7500 square foot lot, which can lead to lots of lazy BBQs for you! ***Huge 2017 Kitchen Renovation - complete with Kemper Cabinets, Jenn-Air Professional appliances and white quartz countertops*** Included in the price is professional yard workers and a house cleaning service. We have a ton of kids toys and a bouncy house, which you are free to use. We have scooters, bikes - you name it. Our backyard has two patios, two grills and a firepit (gas) for lots of family fun:)

I would like to make and potential renters aware that this listing is our home, it is not a second property or investment property - so it isn't *that* kind of rental. We have stayed at lots of (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) rentals ourselves, so just wanted to let you all know that. Its not pristine, but it is a huge, beautiful, historic house which we love:) Also, just full disclosure, the full bathroom is pretty dated. It works fine (Jacuzzi tub), but you won't be impressed. Unless you really love 1990s decor;)

Also, Fall in Boston can either be warm and in the 80s or freezing and in the 30s. If it is cold, we will make our best attempt to keep the house heated to functional degree (around 75ish) but keep in mind these old Victorian homes are super porous and heat just leaks out. We live here in the deep winter and are very happy but want all you awesome potential renters to know its not the type of property which is tightly squared away. Also, although we have an original fireplace, it is truly original and therefore not functional:)

Please let me know if you have any questions at all - we want you to have a great time visiting this amazing city!

Guest access

You can access the entire space except for the master closet and one room on the third floor. Those rooms will be full of the stuff we emptied for you to use the rest of the house!!!

Interaction with guests

Our family uses Air B&B to helps support my son who is a dancer with the Boston Ballet. He is so talented but it costs an amazing amount to support him! We stay with my folks who are also in the area - so if guests need assistance we are close by. We will also try our best to be there when you check in.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $151 NZD
Security Deposit $755 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $529 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

This listing is located in a residential area and so all the regular rules of living in a residential area apply. Please be kind to the neighbors - we know and love them! Please keep BBQs/outside activity to a minimum after 9 or 10PM.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
October 2017
We are not experienced Airbnb travelers, but we're pleasantly surprised at how accommodating Kristen was in making us feel at home! The home is wonderful for trips with large or extended families, especially with young children. We will be back!

Brynn User Profile
August 2017
Our family really enjoyed this house. It was perfect for my 2 and 4 year old as there were many books and toys and plenty of space to run around in the back yard. The hosts were very responsive and helpful as well!

David User Profile
June 2017
Very nice older house

Kylie User Profile
May 2017
Kristen could not have been more accommodating or helpful for our stay at her home. We were traveling with two young children and the ability to use all of their toys and fun outdoor play items was incredible. A most charming home with lovely hosts.

Britt User Profile
October 2016
This house was perfect! We were traveling with couples and kids, and it was stocked with an amazing number of toys and such for the kids. Kristen was on top of everything, very communicative, and wonderfully welcoming. The house is beautiful. Can't say enough great things about our experience.

Katie User Profile
August 2016
This was the perfect rental for us. We lived nearby previously and were able to host many friends at the house over the course of our stay. The house was great for our kids: fun bedrooms, lots of toys and a nice backyard.

Cynthia User Profile
August 2016
The house was beautiful and Kristen was very accommodating!

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in April 2016
Kristen User Profile

I am mom of three kids (8, 5 and 3), a wife to a great husband and happen to have a gig on the side called a full-time job:)~~ We love our neighborhood for the suburban feel but still in the city. I grew up here, so if you have questions just let me know!!

Languages: English, 한국어
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Response time: within a day

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