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Warm and inviting 4-BR home in Newton Centre, MA

Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Rates from USD $5400 | Monthly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From January 10, 2025 until December 31, 2025


We look forward to welcoming a new family into our lovely and comfortable Cotswold Colonial-style home, located on a quiet, dead-end street in a diverse and welcoming neighborhood (community garden, holiday carols, etc.). Newton has an excellent school system and has been rated among the safest cities in the U.S. Prior families have come from Germany, Italy, Norway, England, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.A. for sabbaticals at Harvard, MIT, and other nearby institutions. Our circa 1926 4-BR, 2.5 bath fully-furnished home has been substantially updated over the years, including recent insulation in the exterior walls and new appliances. Six can sleep comfortably on beds with up to four additional guests on sleep sofas. The back yard is private and fenced-in, with well-established plantings and trees, a screened-in porch, a deck, and a brick patio. Key distances: -- Walking distance to the Newton Centre "T" station (see link) -- Close to conservation land with walking/running trails -- Walking distance to Bowen elementary school (see link) -- 2 miles to Oak Hill and Brown Middle Schools and Newton South High School (see links) -- 5 minutes by car to food shopping, Chestnut Hill Mall, etc. -- Walk to Boston College. Easy commute by car or public transportation to most Boston-area colleges and universities. Main floor: -- eat-in kitchen with Shaker style natural cherry recessed wood and glass panel cabinets, modern appliances including a new Bosch dishwasher in 2023 -- living room with a non-working fireplace, a Stickley sleep sofa (queen size), and French doors that open onto the deck and the back yard -- our favorite room, a sunny library/office with two desks, filing cabinets, and built-in bookshelves -- wainscoted dining room -- half-bath -- "utility room" just off the kitchen with new 2023 clothes washer and dryer, full closet, and pantry shelves The kitchen opens through the utility room onto a screened-in porch and the deck, which steps down to a brick patio and the back yard. Second floor: Three bedrooms, each with tongue & groove cedar-lined closets; a full bath; and an additional small office/sewing/reading room. Master bedroom features a king size bed with a super-comfy memory foam mattress. Third floor Fully finished as a 1-bedroom suite consisting of a bedroom (two beds) with cedar-lined closet, living/lounge space with a queen sleep sofa and "zero gravity" recliner chair, and a full bathroom (stall shower) along with a storage room -- very convenient for visitors, in-laws, an "au pair"/nanny, or teenagers. Basement The basement has a large finished room useful as a playroom, music or hobby area, or extra guest space. There is also an adjacent storage room (shared with landlord), with a utility bathroom (toilet, sink, and stall shower). The driveway holds 3 autos and slopes down to a 10' x 25' covered storage area (with separate basement entry) suitable for keeping bikes, skis, lawnmowers, garbage cans, etc. out of the weather. Heat is forced hot water by oil with four zones independently controlled by “smart” thermostats. The boiler is an Energy Kinetics System 2000, one of the most efficient boilers on the market. Air conditioning is by window units (7) which we install in the Spring and remove in the Fall. Renter is responsible for utilities charges: heat (oil), electricity, internet, and water/sewer, along with house cleaning, basic lawn upkeep, and snow removal. We provide a lawn mower, snow blower, rakes, shovels etc. House cleaning, lawn-mowing, and snow-removal services are easy to hire if you prefer.




2,600 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From January 10, 2025 until December 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

2 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing


House in Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Boston College, Boston University, Wellesley College

Nearby Universities
Harvard University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Northeastern University | Tufts University | Babson College | Bentley University | Olin College of Engineering | Wentworth Institute of Technology | Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Newton Centre

Nearby Cities

Waltham | Needham | Watertown | Boston | Brookline | Belmont

Comments: Low-traffic, dead-end street, Walking distance to public transportation, and very convenient to schools, shopping, and many universities

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $5400 Monthly

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Please note: Some care must be exercised with young children as the stairs do not have child "safety gates."





High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning


Security System









Comments: Private, fenced back yard with mature plantings, brick patio, deck, and screened porch. Partially finished basement/shared storage space.


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