2 BR/1 Bath, City Views, Great for Families
Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
About Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied
Married with 3 children ages 23, 21 & 17, we moved here 18 years ago (2001) from Redondo Bch, Southern California. Donna is originally from the Boston area, but moved to LA for work after graduate school where she met and fell in love with Max - a native Southern Californian she married in 1994. Seven years later, Donna convinced Max to move back to her Boston routes - and by the winter of 2015 they weren't sure why! But seriously, Boston has been a great family urban setting to raise our children - we love the city and the exciting life it offers!
Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Donna & Max Rans, Owners-occupied chose South Boston
Even with 5 of us, this large house with 4 floors was always more space than we needed. The top floor was originally built with separate access and often operated as an autonomous level, so we continued renting it as such when we moved in. Since we have often traveled via VRBO/Homeaway, we thought it would be great to similarly offer short-term rentals instead of the traditional month-to-month or yearly leasing. We've always had much success renting our top floor through VRBO, and have met so many wonderful people from around the world. It's truly a labor love!
What makes this Apartment unique
Our longevity! We were only the 7th property listed on Boston's VRBO website in 2005, long before it became popular - and LONG before Air BnB. In light of increased immense competition, we remain one of the busier properties with many cherished "regulars" - and we're one of the few with such longevity that has all 5-star reviews. Hopefully we're doing something right:)
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Will consider most small pets (i.e., dogs, cats).
Very kid-friendly, pack-n-play crib & high chair
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great stay in Boston South.
The property was clean and in a great location.
The manager, Donna, was very welcoming and took the time to answer all of our questions and point us in the right direction for the types of things that we wanted to do.
Definetly reccomend to others!!!
Thank you David and company. Was so nice meeting you all - glad you enjoyed yourselves!
Perfect location for our Boston trip
We really enjoyed staying in Donna and Max’s beautiful historic home.
The frequency of the #9 bus just outside the door made traveling to Copley Square a breeze.
As previously stated the stairs are numerous in the property, but Max helped us with bringing up our luggage, so it is not an issue if you are reasonably agile!😊
The apartment was clean, comfortable, and convenient. We would definitely return.
Thanks so much Alison & Company!! It was a pleasure meeting the 4 of you, and thanks again for staying with us. Enjoy the rest of your travels!
Everything Within A Short Ride
We loved this location for our two couple vacation. We took in The Red Sox, The Patriots, Salem, a Duck Tour, Quincy Market and the local Freedom Trail, Copley Square, Newbury Street and all the pubs anyone could ever want all within a short bus or train ride from home.
So glad you enjoyed yourselves Kim - you covered a lot of ground!! Kudos. And thanks again for staying with us. Lovely meeting you all:)
Best owners ever!!!!!!!!!
The owners made our trip so much easier for us. The house is so nice and spacious. Everything was so perfect. We look forward to staying here again on one of our next trips. Kitchen is perfect for cooking, bedrooms are big, ac is nice and cold. Owner even left flowers for my daughter after a hard day at the hospital.
Thanks for the glowing review Tesia - so nice having you all. And I hope Tasia is feeling better:)
Home Away From Home
Donna and Max are excellent hosts. They are very quick to communicate and they are extremely helpful in providing information on places to visit and dine. The on-site pictures are accurate . The place was very clean and the king size bed was very comfortable . The kitchen is well equipped for your needs. There are steps to get up to the top floor as stated in the description of the accommodations. The location is great. You are next to a grocery store, approximately 10 minutes down on East Broadway. As well, the bus stop is next to the house. This bus will take you to the T ( Red Line) and this connects with other lines to get you into Boston. You can pick up a free Charlie card and load it at the 7 Eleven store on West Broadway. The neighbourhood felt very safe. We look forward to staying again .
Awww, thanks so much for lovely review Andrea. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and chatting with you both! I just wish we had a little more time to visit together over your lengthy stay. Would gladly have you back anytime - and thanks again for staying with us.
It doesn't get any better than this!
I was in town for a convention. It was nice to have the option to walk or uber to the convention center. Great safe neighborhood that has multiple stores and restaurants within a quick walk. Donna and Max are extremely kind and friendly host. This was our 2nd time staying here. Beds are comfortable and there is lots of space.
Located on a street rated 'one of the 10 best' to live on in Mass, our South Boston unit is 6 blocks from the beach, and 3 blocks from the sight of the first Revolutionary War battle - Dorchester Heights (also the highest natural point in Boston). Surrounded by several of Boston's newest/hottest restaurants and ample shopping, we have a bus stop at the corner of our block, and the BCEC Convention Center just over a mile.