Enclosed, heated porchEntryway
Spacious Home 15 min drive from Boston

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Our comfortable single family home is located in West Newton, just a 15-minute drive to Boston. With three queen-sized beds, plus an extra queen futon mattress, our house sleeps up to 7 adults. A crib or pack n' play (plus toys!) are also available.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £60
Security Deposit: £200


The space

Perfect for families, our house is a great alternative to local hotels, especially during winter holidays, Boston marathon, and local college graduation season. This comfortable, modern single family home has everything you need for a relaxing stay--three bedrooms and three queen beds, plus an extra queen futon mattress for additional guests. We also have a pack n' play and crib/toddler bed upon request. Our house is also child-proofed for little ones, and has toys, cups, utensils, and other items for young children.

Although the dining room currently functions as a playroom, we have a 6-person folding dining table upon request, in addition to the kitchen island, which seats 4.

Outside, we have a small backyard and a long driveway which can fit up to four cars.

Guest access

Guests have the entire house, which is just over 1700 square feet. Guest are also welcome to relax in the backyard and patio, which has a table for 6. Although guests do not have access to the garage, we will gladly leave toys, extra chairs, or other recreation items for you upon request. Guest also have access to basement laundry.

Interaction with guests

We are usually out of town during the guest's visit but always accessible by phone or text. We will always request to speak with you by phone prior to your arrival.

The neighbourhood

Quiet neighborhood, and a 15-minute walk to shops and cinema in West Newton center, or a 15-minute walk to pubs, restaurants on Moody St in Waltham. Many nearby playgrounds for kids, five major grocery stores (Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, etc.), libraries, parks. Even with all of these amenities nearby, we strongly recommend having a car.

Getting around

Five minute walk to express bus on Lexington Street, five minute drive to commuter rail into Boston. One mile to Mass Pike which runs straight into downtown Boston and Logan Airport.

Other things to note

Because this is our year-round family home, we reserve the right to refuse renters with unconfirmed identities or negative guest reviews.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

No smoking, no garage access, no barbecues, no loud parties. This is a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

8 Reviews

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Nancy User Profile
April 2017
We chose Melissa's home for a family and friend's stay for the Boston Marathon. It was exceptionally clean, comfortable and well-suited for our casual stay. It was convenient to Boston by car and public transit (30 + minutes.) And it's close to pubs and restaurants. It has plenty of off-street parking and all the conveniences of home. Melissa was warm and welcoming; she left us a basket of goodies, including wine, milk and juice. She was easy to communicate with and readily added an additional day at the beginning of our stay after the initial agreement.We highly recommend her home and appreciate all her kindness and thoroughness.

Rita User Profile
December 2016
I couldn't have asked for a kinder or more efficient host for my family and our first Airbnb experience. Spending Christmas away from your own home we were expecting to feel a bit out of sort, but my family and I felt so completely at home. Melissa provides such a cozy, and inviting family friendly home, we were sad to leave. I would highly recommend this home to any family and would absolutely stay again. Also, Melissa was so effective in her descriptions and accommodations.

Robert User Profile
April 2016
We were welcomed personally by Melissa. She gave us a quick tour of where everything was. The house is lovely,clean, and comfortable. Everything we would need to know was written out. We were welcomed with a lovely basket with some goodies, which was a wonderful surprise. Melissa also left a few basics in the refrigerator. This was not expected and definitely above and beyond. I would definitely stay again if I needed a place in the Boston area.

Nicole User Profile
December 2015
We didn't really have the chance to explore the neighborhood, although it's really close to the Boston Marathon route so that's a great plus if you're a runner! Melissa was a lovely host, ready and willing to support should any questions had arisen, which they did not since she was so organized at the outset. The house is super cozy and adorable with everything we needed to make ourselves at home, including some amazing toddler toys for my daughter. As it's a darling old home, the floor boards were a bit creaky which made it hard preparing for santa late on Christmas eve, but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Mary User Profile
September 2015
Our stay was wonderful. The house was nice, very clean and very convenient to Boston. Due to our schedule, our host graciously allowed us a late check-out. The bottle of wine and muffins were a nice surprise. We would definitely stay at this home again.

Ana User Profile
September 2015
Melissa was great in getting everything prepared, we really loved the experience and you could tell she does all the things with love and attention
Melissa User Profile
Response from Melissa:
Thanks Ana, we wish you and your family all the best!
September 2015

Kevin User Profile
January 2015
The reservation was canceled 162 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Newton, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in November 2013
Melissa User Profile

I grew up in NJ and have lived in the Boston area since 1999. I am married with 2 girls and work as a health policy researcher.