Home for Rent

Boston Massachusetts 02127 United States of America

Listing # 143269

Rates From USD 5000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Updated! Furnished 3 bed, 3 BA, finished attic, 2 LR, balcony, yard Historic Home in Boston

Peaceful perch with beautiful urban courtyard on historic Thomas Park in the heart of Southie. Think "Rear Window" with more trees & less drama! Restaurants, nightlife & beach a few minutes walk in one direction, city center a half hour walk in the other. 3 min. walk to public transit. Chef's kitchen, Google home in all rooms, Apple TV in most. Free movies & beach stuff. 2 bikes. 2 proper bedrooms, + 2 living rooms, 3 baths, very large outdoor balcony with table that seats 10, W/D, fireplace, AC, Treadmill in basement by laundry. Lots of storage indoor and out.

This is not a cookie-cutter construction - It's a lovingly restored full house built in eighteen sixty-five. Please see link for best photos. It shows the whole house minus the basement, laundry (LG large capacity front loading washer and dryer), attic and a few closets. Will add those details shortly. It also shows the beautiful neighborhood - across the street from historic Dorchester Heights park, with a gorgeous view of the ocean and city. Beach is a 2 minute walk down the hill.

The house is furnished exactly as shown in the link. House has 4 floors, not including the attic. Bedrooms on the top floor and the laundry in the basement, so consider your knees before inquiring. :-)

Small-dog friendly, ( 30 pounds). Dog flap in basement door to the yard so dog can go out at will during the day. The yard is safely fenced in.

A gardener will tend to the window boxes seasonally.

This is a much loved 1865 home. The owners personally designed the renovations and spent many hours doing much of the work themselves. Property manager is next door, and service will be scheduled for regular maintenance of the HVAC, solar panels and fireplace, paid for by owners. Landlords commit to being highly available and as helpful as possible to assist if any problems arise, as they want to preserve their property just as much as you want to live in a beautiful home!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, July 1, 2021 until Saturday, July 1, 2023
Minimum Stay
1 year(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
2 years preferred, but we are flexible.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Boston
Postal Code - State or Province 02127 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords South Boston, Thomas Park, Telegraph Hill, Dorchester Heights, Boston Harbor
Closest University UMASS, Northeastern, BU, Harvard, MIT, Longwood Medical area
University nearby within 5 miles of every Boston university, and on the Red line to Harvard and MIT

Rental Price:

USD 5000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
We are still getting the rental assessment so $$ may change.
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
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Fin. attic, treadmill, bikes, grill, TVs, cookware


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Me
Laura and Steve are in their mid to late 50’s, with grown children who have lives of their own now. Laura is a PhD in Cognitive Psychology doing UX research at a financial services institution for the past 20 years. (CV is in link below). Steve is semi-retired, a 32 year IT director of the Boston Herald until it's purchase in 2018. He is also an artist and amateur chef who would like to engage in both practices more frequently. Steve was born in France, and we have traveled there several times in our 12 year marriage - including a pilgrimage to the town of his birth: Bussac-Foret. Until 2018, we have been avid cyclists. Probably our favorite tour being the Camino del Norte (600 miles across Spain, through the Pyrenees) in 2015. See Laura's CV for the list of tours. Covid has moved Laura's heart to find more fulfilling work in the realm of teaching, and hopefully helping rid the internet of misinformation with a non-profit. We are moving towards spending considerable time at our family farm of rescue horses in Maine in order to pursue our passions with a higher degree of financial freedom. So we are desiring a lessee for our beautiful Boston home while we try living and Maine to decide what our future should be. It's our own sabbatical of sorts. Below is the inactive AirBNB listing of our whole house (minus the basement, laundry, attic and a few closets that short terms guests wouldn’t have access to.) In fact, we have never rented our whole house before, only the 2 bedrooms, individually, after our kids grew up. But we prepared the listing a few years ago just in case we ever went that direction. Being big travelers ourselves, we have experienced pure joy sharing wine on the balcony with our various travelling guests. Eventually we hope to reproduce something like this at the Maine farm. Most important to Laura's soul is her Yamaha baby grand piano. We can't take it with us, so we require a lessee who plays piano, because a fine piano takes care and attention and needs to be used. It has a damp-chaser system, and will be visited by our tuner every 6 months (photo in the link below.) If you are not a musician, please understand that we aren't willing to let the piano go unused. Nothing personal. The house is furnished exactly as shown in the link. It has 4 floors. The bedrooms are on the top floor and the laundry is in the basement, so please consider your knees before inquiring. :-) Small-dog friendly, (<30 pounds) and there is a dog flap at the basement door to the yard so dogs can go out at will during the day. We ourselves have 2 chihuahuas and one french bulldog. The yard is safely fenced in. There are perks to the house that aren't viewable in the link below but we can review in person. We love our 1865 house, and we personally designed the renovations represented in the photos. We spent many hours on our knees doing some of the work ourselves. We will keep it perfectly maintained during a renter's stay, and be very available to our “special guests.”

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