1 Bedroom Apt. sleep for 2-4 Guest, 10 min. to Boston, easy up I-93, with W/D
- english, Chinese
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Short trip to Boston
Overall, my friend and I were not impressed.... considering we both must have spotted and then got rid of 3-4 spiders each. Terrible smell all throughout the property- we left the stove and bathroom fans on when we were home to alleviate the smell as best we could. Cobwebs were found around the perimeter of the property and in many locations in the bathroom. Safe to say the cleanliness was not up to our standards, but that’s not to say it won’t be for someone else. On a much more positive note, the property felt extremely safe and was in a great location if ever traveling to Boston- quick and easy 20 min drive into the city. Having a parking space available in the driveway was extremely convenient. The owners had provided laundry detergent, dryer sheets, fabric softener, etc.. for us to do our laundry. (Washer and dryer located in property bathroom) sure is nice coming home from a trip and not having to wash your clothes- makes unpacking 10x better.
Anywho, I rated this homeaway as a 3 star stay mainly because of my own personal cleanliness standards. Again, that is not to say it won’t be up to ‘your’ standards. I would just note that if any of the cleanliness issues were to be an issue for you.. then I would reconsider.
MIT Grad weekend
We were looking for an inexpensive place to sleep while in Cambridge for our daughter's graduation from MIT. The drive was short, the apartment was way more space than we needed but the price was right.
Spacious and comfortable house in the Boston area for family trip
PROS: Very comfortable, clean, and spacious home in a nice neighborhood for 4 adults and 3 teenagers to spend time together. There were enough bedrooms and bathrooms for our use as well. Also, the washer and dryer was a plus. Linens/towels were plentiful and clean. The nearest subway station and grocery store was a short drive away so would recommend a car to get around. The owner was kind enough to let us come into the house early since our flight arrived in the early morning. CONS: The house overall is clean but the walls are a bit scuffed up. One kitchen cabinet fell off the hinge when I opened it but I just avoided opening it again and it didn't contain anything I really needed. The teflon coating of one saucepan was peeling off so I didn't feel comfortable using it. We were traveling with a senior so the the front steps and hardwood stairs to the upstairs bedrooms and was a little difficult for her to manage. The front step handrails were wobbly due to rotted wood. Overall, if you have the right expectation that it is a rental...you will not be disappointed. This house worked out well for us during our stay in Boston.
Perfect for family trip to Boston area
With 4 adults and 4 kids in our group, the house was plenty large enough to accommodate everyone. The adults could visit while the kids played. And the multiple bathrooms and showers were a plus. Everything was clean and well maintained. Location was great. Took commuter train from Winchester station and it was super easy.
Great location with serious repairs and deep cleaning needed
The house location and layout was fantastic. While we don't mind a "tired" home, this home needs some deep cleaning. We traveled with our adult children and 3 grandchildren ages 5 months to 4. Some baseboards had thick layers of dirt and dust; all of the wall to wall carpeting had stains. The patio door handle is still broken (as noted by another renter in August 2014). My husband had to buy tools to just tighten it so we could take trash out. The cushions at the small breakfast table were dirty and had cigarette burns in them. The front railing is detached from the post so not safe to use ; the front wooden steps also give a bit and could use extra anchoring. Drawers and liners were dirty in the kitchen and bathrooms. Would never use the placemats in one of the kitchen drawers. We also purchased clean sponges, dish rags and towels for the kitchen as the ones left were smelly and dirty. On a good note-the beds were comfortable and bath linens clean. Great location for either taking trains into Boston or easy access to major highways.
Thank you for the review that your noticed – It is at great location for either taking trains into Boston or easy access major highway. The house beds were conferrable and clean linens, Baths and kitchen were clean. All room was spacious. That is enough for the vacation guests have 4+ scales and enjoin. We are not expected a house INSPECTOR come over to evaluate our house. Also especially, when we met the guest coming to check-in after she walk through that she said like it the fantastic house and also said the house is very large, beautiful, clean and fantastic. Even during days stay to the end of stay there was NOTHING complaint but just only needs fix patio door handle. We did fixed it as it been. It is not appreciated when guest back home to write a bed review without let us know even has opposites feeling.
Perfect House for a Large Group!
We were allowed to check-in early, despite the delays from the airport. Owner was extremely quick in resolving some issues we had upon arrival. This home is a quick 20 min Uber ride to downtown, however, not near the T (subway) for public transportation. We would recommend renting a car while staying here. Master bedroom and bath are HUGE! The other 3 rooms were clean, comfortable and cozy. Living spaces were perfect for our group of 7. This rental should be classified as an owner-occupied rental, however, his occupancy in the basement did not impact our stay at all. Great place for a great price! Thanks again for everything!