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Brookline Massachusetts 02445 United States of America

Listing # 143197

Rates From USD 7500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2021

Beautiful Fully Furnished Family Home in Brookline, Washington Square

Beautiful/large home in Washington Square neighborhood of Brookline. The house is fully renovated and within close walking distance of Washington Sq. T stop, parks, grocery stores, restaurants and great public schools (Driscoll and BHS). The house has open-concept kitchen and family room with a cozy gas fireplace; a dining room that seats 8 people comfortably; living room has a wood burning fireplace and a piano; finished basement-- great for kids' playroom or teenager hangout; exercise room with weights and rowing machine; and 5 bikes for exploring Boston. The fabulous kitchen has two ovens, six-burner range, and a large high-end fridge (plus an extra one in the basement). The three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms include heated toilets, a jacuzzi, and heated floors. With five bedrooms (one en-suite), you can use one as a home office if needed. The mudroom, nice fenced and landscaped backyard, outdoor dining and lounging furniture, great BBQ, and basketball hoop, are just some of the other amenities... The neighbors are super friendly, plus pleasant and great walking neighborhood. Walking distance to Coolidge Corner, Longwood medical area, Boston College, Boston University, and a short ride to Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and other local universities


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
4200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, July 1, 2021 until Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
9 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are going on sabbatical so the period is negotiable
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Brookline
Postal Code - State or Province 02445 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Washington Square
Closest University Boston University, Boston College, Longwood Hospitals, Northeastern U, Harvard, MIT
University nearby Boston University, Boston College,

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Barcelona


Neighborhood Keywords
open to any
Closest University
ESADE Pedralbes, UPF, Universitat de Barcelona Pedralbes

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Thursday, July 15, 2021 until Saturday, July 30, 2022

Rental Price:

USD 7500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Other: hot tub, extra fridge and freezer, good neighbours


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Member Since Feb 12 2021
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I am originally from Barcelona and I came to Cambridge, MA to do my PhD. Met my husband in graduate school and we both moved as Professors to the University of Illinois. Our first sabbatical was in Barcelona, our second in Singapore, and we are now preparing for our third sabatical. We have three kids and live in a very kid friendly neighbourhood in brookline with great schools and very close to hospitals and BU, BC, Harvard, MIT and the many other universities near by. The Washington Square stop is very close to where we live.


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We had wonderful experience at Ruth and John's home. They are both warm and welcoming hosts. The house is fully furnished and spacious with air conditioning (which was much appreciated) and heating. Five to seven people can comfortably live there and not feel cramped. We especially enjoyed the backyard and deck which in summer is ideal for BBQs and meals. The house is situated on a quiet tree-lined street. Brookline is a unique family neighbourhood within the city with restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores within walking distance. Public transport to all main Boston universities is literally around the corner. Excellent assilem 2/16/2021 9:27:00 AM
I have spent two summer months in this awesome house with my wife and my two teen kids when I was a visiting Professor in Boston. We really loved it and we still have delightful memories of our stay there. The house is lovely, spacious, lots of light with a very beautiful garden, and with every comfort you can imagine: a modern kitchen, patios, spacious bathrooms, full size washing machine, dryer and so much more. John and Ruth were very warm and kind hosts and I am sure they will make everything easy and pleasant for your stay as they did with us.

Moreover, Brookline is a kid-friendly neighbourhood with many green areas, sport facilities and schools. Restaurants, bars and shops make the area lively. Public transportation efficiently connects Brookline to the city centre and the main Boston universities.

Excellent amajocchi 2/15/2021 11:39:00 PM