Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Your Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 167 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4

Beautiful restored 1870 farm house, managed by friendly, experienced and well traveled owners. Located in one of the safest neighborhoods in Boston. Well maintained and owner occupied. Newly renovated apartment with separate entrance, private patio with access to hot tub and washer and dryer. Wifi, cable and plenty of closet space. Tastefully furnished and fully accessible to downtown Boston by public transportation or commuter rail. Be in downtown Boston in 17 minutes via public transportation, and less on the commuter rail. Pre-paid pick up service from Logan Airport available. Complimentary tickets to the Museum of Fine Art .

We have enjoyed and shared our property with travelers from all over the world and enjoy meeting new people.

Owner Description: Retired couple. Husband is an artist who has a home studio and is represented by galleries in Boston, Miami and Maine. Wife is a retired Law School clinical instructor who operates, Family Matters, a mediation practice, focusing on family issues. Currently, John and Cyndi are enjoying their home, traveling, reading, working out, cooking and entertaining.

More Details

Cynthia and John Monteiro
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Cynthia and John Monteiro

Retired couple. Husband is an artist who has a home studio and is represented by galleries in Boston, Miami and Maine. Wife is a retired Law School clinical instructor who operates, Family Matters, a mediation practice, focusing on family issues.She is also sole owner of Cyndi Monteiro Designs and features her bags and jewlery in the local boutiques.. Currently, John and Cyndi are enjoying their home, traveling, reading, working out, cooking and entertaining.

Cynthia and John Monteiro purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Cynthia and John Monteiro chose Boston

Boston is a city filled with history and culture and features some of the most world renowed hospitals and institutions of higher learning. Our waterfront is busy and beautiful! Boston is often refered to as a 'walkable city' getting you to sites by either foot, train, trolley or subway. The cape and islands are either a short drive, ferry ride or bus ride away. One of our favorites is Martha's vineyard. Maine is an hour away and the outlets in either NH or MA are 45-60 minutes by car. A lot of our visitors like to tour Salem and check out the witch museum and harbor. For the children and adults the Children's Museum, Aquarium and Science Museums are a must!

What makes this apartment unique

You have the opportunity to purchase discount tickets to local area attractions. Just ask Cyndi! We also provide Charlie Cards for your first trip on the bus or train. Just replenish what you use for the next guest to get started.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thoroughly enjoyable stay in your lovely apartment- felt like home. Fabulous bed! Loved the outside private area. The Carlie Cards you gave us were superb and so simple to use. The no. 50 bus at the top of the street made our journey to the station very relaxed. After a day in Boston lovely to come back to this haven of peace and quiet.

Thank You both so very much.
Sep 2015
  • 1 of 74


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Roslindale, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Living Area - 2 single bed , a fourth twin is set up if needed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sleeping for three (4 with airbed) with private bath and entrance, pellet stove, flat screen TV, WIFI, Cable, kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, toaster oven, sink, fully stocked kitchen, access to washer and dryer and hot tub. Private patio, charcoal BBQ. Boston attractions at discounted prices, complimentary passes to Boston's famous Museum of Fine Art. Visit Fenway Park, Children's Museum, Aquarium, Freedom Trail, Harvard, Fanuiel Hall, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Main, Vermont and New Hampshire and many, many more places of interest.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Your Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.826087 based on 120 reviews

Warm and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Cindy and John gave us a warm welcome to their quaint and cozy home. We were rushed with graduation activities but were actually able to fit in some relaxation in the backyard, at the museum and Harvard Square. All the amenities of a home made it that much better. Thanks for your warm generosity.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bozeman, Montana

John and Cyndi's place...beautifully perfect

  • 5 of 5

For a Mom/Daughter trip to Boston to see Big Papi's last game, our VRBO choice was absolutely perfect!! John and Cyndi were wonderful hosts and made sure our stay went without mishaps. They graciously made our very late night (actually early morning) arrival not an issue. We also had to extend our trip for a day because of a rain postponement of the Red Sox game...again not an issue. Their place was very cozy, clean and comforting to come "home" to after each day of walking around beautiful Boston. We hope to return again soon next baseball season to cheer on the Red Sox!! Pretty sure we are their biggest Red Sox fans from Montana!! Thanks again John and Cyndi!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest. Would love for you all to come back. We''ll check you out when we are out that way!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice place for girls trip.

  • 5 of 5

Great room with space for 2-3 people. Good price for staying near Boston. It's 1 big room with lots of seating, 2-3 beds and a full kitchen with coffee, provided! We used Lyft instead of public transportation. With the 3 of us, it wasn't much more expensive and we had great Lyft drivers. No buses or trains to wait on or figure out. Really enjoyed the stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

While writing the review for our vacation of last week I realised I had not done so for our vacation of last year, so here I am a year late!

It was the perfect spot for us, my boyfriend and I were going with my parents to a preseason game of the Patriots and we all stayed there for the weekend. My parents slept in the larger bed and my boyfriend and I used the other 2 beds; we are both short so it was ok, but I would not recommend it for 2 tall adults!

The place is nice, clean, the location is good for Gilette Stadium and visiting Boston. We first thought about going visiting Boston via public transit since I heard parking in Boston was a nightmare, but it's not a nightmare at all and it's close by so going with the car was perfectly fine!

We had a problem while there with the hot water; there was not enough for our 4 showers back to back, so we scheduled for 2 in the morning and 2 at night, but I told the owner and they took care of it.

Owners are nice and helpful, don't hesitate and book there!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautifully decorated basement with a lovely back yard entrance.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The art work by John was impressive to view! We didn't arrive until after 2am due to flight delays, but we were still welcomed by Cindy who showed us everything. Highly recommend for those visiting Boston.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect place for us to stay

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed here for 4 nights as we toured Boston and the surrounding areas. It was perfect for us. The price was very fair, the room was very clean and we had everything we needed for a relaxing home base. We drove to the closest T line the first morning. Once we parked, within 15 minutes we were standing in Boston Commons. I enjoyed sitting out on the patio as the weather was gorgeous! John and Cindy were great hosts and I am very glad we decided to rent this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your son. I'm sure he will not forget where he spent his 18th birthday! Best, Cyndi and John
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf

Golf: We are about a 10 minute walk to the George Wright Golf Course. It was designed by Donald Ross in 1938 and is well maintained by the City. It was named Best Municipal Course in MA and 14th best in the US according to Golf Digest. In 2009 it was the MGA ameturer qualifying site.

Ski: The Blue Hill Mountains, the highest point in Boston not only offers great hiking trails but also skiing and snow boarding. It is a 15 minute drive to this wonderful area. When we don't have snow in the winter they make it. You can see some of the slopes from our home and see them making the snow.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Roslindale, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$100.33 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.25%

Long term rates available. Extra $15.00 fee is for adults only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

Other Holiday Properties