Gorgeous modern single family home, steps from Beacon St. Chef's kitchen and perfect entertainment space including large yard, grill, outdoor dining, fireplace. Beautiful parks, on green line, 10 minutes to downtown, 2 miles to marathon finish. This is a house for NON-SMOKERS.
This open, modern home is beautiful and extremely comfortable, very easy to access by public transportation and short walk to great restaurants, shops and parks.
Accès des voyageurs
The home includes: upstairs, a master suite with king bed, plush carpet, master bath with tub and steam shower. Additional upstairs bedroom has two twin beds. The main floor includes kitchen, dining and living area, a sitting area with fireplace, a TV room/den with comfortable large couch, a bedroom with very comfortable queen bed, office with extremely comfortable queen sofa bed (no bar- this is a high end excellent foam mattress), 1 full bath with tub/shower and 1/2 bath at entry. The downstairs is fully carpeted and could be used as another sleeping space, also has another large TV with surround sound. We have an additional queen size elevated (normal height) air mattress available as well. Ping pong table. Electric keyboard. There is a large back yard with tree swing, outdoor dining table and grill. The entire home will be accessible except for storage areas. We also request that you please do not use the drum set, rower and trampoline.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
The owners will not be present.
The house could most comfortably sleep 8. We have 1 king in the master suite, 1 queen, 1 queen (very comfortable) sofa bed and 2 twins. There is also an option of setting up a queen mattress in the basement. The basement is a comfortable, carpeted room with full bathroom. There is also a very comfortable sofa (not sleep sofa) in the TV/library room. (Please note there is an additional charge for more than 6 people, including all children).
This is a NON-SMOKING house and you should not rent this house if you or anyone in your group is a smoker. This might seem a bit extreme but we have a child with serious smoke sensitivity and we also had a serious problem with cigarette damage from guests leading to extensive repairs. There is no smoking (or burning incense or herbs- yes this has happened) inside or outside (in back yard, patio or front area) of the house and if there is evidence of smoking anywhere there will be a minimum of $1000 charge.
We do not wear outdoor shoes in the house and request that you remove shoes when you enter as well. We have marble and wood counters and white rugs and carpets. We request to minimize the risk of damage (eating and drinking only in the kitchen and dining areas or outside, as we do) and being careful with the marble and wood.
The maximum number of people (including all children) for "instant booking" is 8. Please contact me to reserve a larger group. You are not permitted to "instant book" unless you are a family traveling with children or a group of adults over the age of 30. If you are a group of younger adults or will have any more than 8 people (including children) in the house at any time then please contact me to discuss booking the house.
Regarding events, parties and commercial productions
We do not host events or parties in our home. If you would like to have a larger social gathering (with any additional people who are not staying in the house) we would want to discuss the details and there will be an additional charge for that kind of occasion. If you are interested in using the house for a photo or video production please contact me. I will have questions about the details of the production and it may be a higher cost, depending on the production size and other details.
Respect for neighbors
We live in an urban but fairly quiet residential area and have neighboring houses very close to ours. Noise needs to be minimal outside after 10pm (i.e. no music or loud talking after 10pm).
We do not have any accessories or equipment for babies or young children, such as cribs or high chairs. This house is NOT CHILDPROOFED. There are open stairs. We sometimes push a large ottoman in front of the stairs if we have a very young guest but we do not have gates. Please note that children of any age count towards the reservation number of people. Also please note that you must insure that children will be supervised and avoid damaging things. We have young children and the house is fun for kids, but we have had damage from unsupervised children (broken Wii, broken toys, carvings into the high end teak table, paint and spills on white rug, etc).
There is no overnight parking on the street in Brookline (you will get a ticket if you leave your car on the street overnight). We have a driveway with room for 2 cars. Sometimes our car is in the driveway so there may only be room for 1 additional car. We will need to discuss with you if you have 2 cars and need us to find another place for ours. Also we can probably squeeze a total of 3 cars, depending on size of cars and whether you are okay with blocking them in.
We have a dog (who will not be with you during your stay). We would consider allowing a dog in our home on a case-by-case basis. We would not consider a new puppy or other dog that might cause chewing damage or pee/poop on the carpet or furniture. We would not allow a dog that is accustomed to going on furniture. Our dog also does not go upstairs or in bedrooms. Our dog is also trained not to pee or poop on the grass and we would expect that you would prevent your dog from doing that as well. We will not accommodate a cat. Any other pets can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
If there is damage, such as things breaking or accidental stains, we would really appreciate if you would let us know so we can arrange to replace or repair quickly. Thank you.
We are a family of four who love to travel, ski, surf, hike, bike, ride bumper cars, watch movies, hear good music and hang out with friends.