Beautiful Brookline Vacation Rental

House - Entire home/apt · Heath St, Brookline, MA 02467, United States
Your host, Ruha
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The Space


Beautiful and spacious Brookline vacation rental all to yourself, your home away from home while you explore all that Boston and Cambridge have to offer! A duplex that feels like a house, this is a great option for families or small groups who prefer not to share a rental with anyone else. UPSTAIRS includes Master bedroom with California king size platform bed, 2nd bedroom with solid wood bunkbeds, living room, dining room, office nook, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and 1.5bathrooms. FINISHED BASEMENT includes 3rd bedroom, spacious den, gameroom. Other features that make this a great home away from home:

= laundry-in-unit
= centralized AC and heat
= free wireless internet
= hardwood floors
= Wii videogame console
= 2 off-street parking spots

IMPORTANT: Before booking please send me a short note telling me a little about yourself and anyone else who will be staying with you. Please include content & picture on your Airbnb profile. Thank you.

Cleaning fee: $80
Refundable security deposit: $200
Please see the "Guidebook" on my other Airbnb listing for neighborhood features.

Located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Brookline (an "in-town" suburb because its surrounded by Boston on 3 sides), our home is-

o 20min drive in to the heart of Boston (without traffic)

o Around the corner from the parks, ponds, hiking trails, Chestnut Hill Mall, and Atrium Mall

o Pleasant walk or 1min drive (10min walk) to Shake Shack, Pinkberry, Cheesecake Factory, Legal Seafood, Finagle-a-Bagle, Starbucks, full service grocery store and other eateries

o 10min walk to bus #60 to Kenmore Square, Fenway Park, and Newbury Street

o 25min walk to Chestnut Hill T stop (Green D-line) that takes you into the heart of Boston and Cambridge, to Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Coolidge Corner, South End... all at your fingertips in less than 30min by public transportation!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $80
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The house was beautiful and comfortable as advertised. Lots of spaces and privacy for three families of seven. The whole house is well stocked with towels, dishes, cleaning supplies and beddings etc. We loved that the new super market was less than five minutes walking distance. I was a bit nervous trying online vacation rental for the first time. I like that Ruha asking information about our party and she was always quick to respond to all my questions. My nervousness using the online rental subsided after the pleasant interactions with Ruha. Thanks Ruha.

    July 2014
  • I will write in spanish because is my language. La casa es exacta a como se la ve en las fotos: amplia, confortable, cálida y con una atmósfera de paz. No conocimos a Ruha pero ella se preocupó por estar permanentemente comunicada por sí necesitábamos algo.
    La casa está ubicada en un hermoso vecindario, cerca del supermercado y a 20 minutos del centro de Boston.
    Las camas son muy cómodas, dejó muchísimas toallas y en sí la casa esta muy bien equipada, uno se siente como si estuviera en la propia.
    La calefacción funcionó muy bien y eso que nevó y la temperatura llego a -10 grados Celsius.
    Si tuviera que volver a Boston sin duda volvería a esta casa ya que cubrió todas nuestras expectativas y más.

    January 2013
  • Ruha's house is gorgeous, it is in a lovely part of Brookline close to route 9 and just a short walk to the T, an awesome children's water park, Star Market, the cinema etc...
    The house is spacious, tastefully decorated with warm colors, and most importantly on a quiet road,
    Communication with Ruha was always smooth, well timed, and elaborate. If your lucky enough to book with Ruha, do not look elsewhere. You've already hit gold.

    August 2012
  • This was our family's first experience using Airbnb and we hit the jackpot by staying at Ruha's beautiful home. I can't say enough about how beautiful and relaxing it was to stay in such a great place. We had more than enough space to accommodate our growing family of six. Our little grandson loved all the beautiful colors in Ruha's wonderfully decorated home! Ruha kept in touch with me throughout the trip and made sure that if we had any problems she would take care of them ASAP.

    August 2012
  • I arranged a rental of the Benjamin's Brookline house for my in-laws from France while they visited the Boston area. While I did not stay at the house myself, my in-laws enjoyed their visit, and found the house quite satisfactory. The owners were very responsive and quite pleasant to deal with throughout the entire process. Given the cost of hotels in the Boston area, this rental is a great alternative for a large family or group of friends visiting Boston during the summer months, when the entire house is available.

    August 2012
  • Our stay at Ruha's house was just PERFECT. Ruha was an incredible host. Since the day I sent her my first request I knew that staying at her family's house would be great. Ruha was fast to respond and to provide any information I would need on the appartment. She even sent us guest book with places to visit, restaurants around the house, directions to supermarkets, parks....

    Once in Boston, it was nice to arrive to such a nice and welcoming house. The house was very clean and organized. You have everything you might need. We stayed for two weeks and felt totally at home. Ruha and her husband were a call away and were very flexible to accommodate our family needs.

    Would definitely recommend Ruha's property to anyone visiting Boston as we would stay there again... NO DOUBTS.

    August 2012
  • Ruha and her husband, Shawn were wonderful, accommodating and helpful hosts.

    My guest and I stayed in the furnished basement of their home, which was extremely comfortable, quiet and great to come home to after a long day of working, as our trip was based on business.

    If you want to stay with some of the nicest people in Boston in a very comfortable setting, I recommend staying with Ruha and Sean.

    July 2012
  • We had a fabulous stay in Brookline! The house was perfectly located, impeccably clean and extremely comfortable (the beds were SO comfy!). This was our first Airbnb experience, and if all hosts are like the Benjamins, we'll definitely seek our Airbnb properties for future trips!

    December 2011
  • Ruha is an excelent host, very good communication, her place is very comfortable and makes you feel as your own home.Didnt have any problems with the use of the house, she has a bookguide very useful. Her house was easy to find and has a good location. Traveling with family a very good and warmly choice!!! The neighborhood is very nice, quiet and the house is very cozy and gorgeous. Ruha was out of town during our stay, but left some friends phone numbers, anyhow the communication with her and Phoebe (her friend) very helpful. Definitely an excellent choice!!

    August 2011
  • This house is truly beautiful and the Benjamin family were the most welcoming and helpful hosts imaginable, from showing our family where the nearby playground is, to tips about the neighborhood, to the generosity with which they shared they kitchen and bathroom. Warm, attentive people, a lovely family. The house is gorgeous, both the downstairs "flat" and the main upstairs floor, full of beaufiful colors and touches like tiny elephants on the windowsills. The neighborhood is wonderful for accessibility to shops, restaurants, parks, and Boston, and it is very pretty--houses, yards, flowers. A big thumbs up! ,

    August 2011
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I'm a professor, mom, author, and traveling enthusiast...ready to make sure you have a wonderful stay in this great city! My family and I have been hosted by wonderful people from around the world, so we enjoy passing on the hospitality to our guests. As Airbnb hosts, we've welcomed guests from Peru, South Korea, Ecuador, Denmark, Canada, India, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, France, Australia, New York, DC, North Carolina, Florida, California, Texas, Louisiana, and the exotic state of New Hampshire. If you're looking for a relaxing, spacious, and welcoming place to call home for one night or one month, our listing is easily the best bang for your buck in the area. ENJOY YOUR STAY!
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