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2 BR/1 Bath, Great for Families - One of the 1st Boston VRBO rentals since 2004
King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king size bed with an extremely comfortable mattress. Double Beds (1) The bunk bed in the second bedroom had a double bed on the bottom - and there is also a full-sized futon in the second bedroom. Baby Cribs (1) There is a Pack-n-Play crib available for infants/babies which fits in either bedroom.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Very kid-friendly, pack-n-play crib & high chair Very kid-friendly, pack-n-play crib & high chair
Pets allowed - Will consider most small pets + $150 cleaning feeWill consider most small pets + $150 cleaning fee
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
Located on a street rated 'one of the 10 best' to live on in Mass, our South Boston unit is 6 blocks from the beach, and 3 blocks from the sight of the first Revolutionary War battle - Dorchester Heights (also the highest natural point in Boston). Surrounded by several of Boston's newest/hottest restaurants and ample shopping, we have a bus stop at the corner of our block, and the BCEC Convention Center just over a mile.
About Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
Married with 3 children ages 24, 22 & 18, we moved here in 2001 from Redondo Bch, Southern California. Donna is originally from the Boston area, but moved to LA for work after graduate school where she met and fell in love with Max - a native Southern Californian she married in 1994. Seven years later, Donna convinced Max to move back to her Boston roots - and by the snowiest winter of 2015 they weren't sure why! But seriously, Boston has been a great family urban setting to raise our children - we love the city and the exciting life it offers!
Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied purchased this apartment in 1999
Why Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied chose South Boston
Even with 5 of us, this large house with 4 floors was always more space than we needed. The top floor was originally built with separate access and often operated as an autonomous level, so we continued renting it as such when we moved in. Since we have often traveled via VRBO/Homeaway, we thought it would be great to similarly offer short-term rentals instead of the traditional month-to-month leasing. We've always had much success renting our top floor through VRBO, and have met so many wonderful people from around the world. It's truly a labor of love!
What makes this apartment unique
Our longevity! We were only the 7th property listed on Boston's VRBO website in 2004, long before it became popular - and LONG before Air B&B. In light of increased immense competition, we remain one of the busier properties with many cherished "regulars" - and we're one of the few with such longevity that has all 5-star reviews. Hopefully we're doing something right:)