Waltham Vacation Rental ~ 12 Mi to Downtown Boston

Property ID: 503366WalthamMAUS
Sleeps 93 BR2 BA
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Ideally located just 12 miles away from Downtown Boston, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home has all the ease and convenience of urban living while still offering plenty of peace and quiet! This Waltham vacation rental has it all: a large chef's kitchen, 3 dedicated living spaces, and an idyllic back patio with a gas grill. Enjoy easy transitions from place to place as you catch a game at Fenway Park, tour world-renowned college campuses, and explore the deep-rooted history of the 'Athens of America.'


  • Central Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

DOWNTOWN BOSTON (~12 miles): Boston Common, Public Garden, New England Aquarium, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Rose Kennedy Greenway

MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS: Harvard University (7 miles), Boston College (7 miles), Boston University (9 miles), Fenway Park (10 miles), Kenmore Square (10 miles), Newbury Street (13 miles), Hanover Street (13 miles), Castle Island (15 miles), Franklin Park Zoo (19 miles)

LOCAL HISTORY: The Harvard Museum of Natural History (8 miles), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (10 miles), Museum of Fine Arts (11 miles), Museum of African American History (12 miles), Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (14 miles), Boston Children's Museum (14 miles), Old State House (15 miles)

EXPLORE WALTHAM: Lyman Estate (1 mile), Bentley University (1 mile), Storer Conservation (2 miles), Cambridge Reservoir (3 miles), Beaver Brook North Reservation (3 miles), Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate (3 miles)

AIRPORT: Boston Logan International Airport (14 miles)


4 reviews
  • Graduation Stay Near Boston


    Unfortunately the neighborhood was in total upheaval with very disruptive road work. We had a difficult time getting in and out of the driveway with work trucks being parked in front of the house and work day beginning at 8am. The house itself is being updated between rentals with new paint and fixtures. However there were no kitchens towels to use and the bathroom towels are in desperate need to be replaced. Positive note there is plenty of utensils in the kitchen and all the appliances worked great! If it wasn't for all the traffic this place would be ideal being so close to Boston and other wonderful attractions in the area.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 17, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Peggy, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, and the homeowner would like to share the following:
    -We regret to hear about your concerns regarding the road work. Please note that road maintenance is undertaken by the town, and homeowners do not have control over the timing or locations of these improvements.
    -Regarding the absence of kitchen towels, we have found that most guests prefer to use paper towels for hygienic reasons. However, we provide ample extra paper towels, and regular towels are closely monitored and replaced as needed. Please rest assured that we maintain a sufficient stock for replacements.
    -We understand your frustration with Boston traffic, as it can be challenging for all of us. Nevertheless, we will carefully review your feedback with our housekeeping and maintenance teams to identify areas for improvement and ensure that future guests have a more comfortable experience.
    Our commitment to providing an exceptional stay remains steadfast, and we eagerly anticipate hosting many more satisfied guests.

  • Marathon Weekend


    We stayed here for the Boston Marathon weekend and the house was perfect for us! Plenty of space for 5 adults and a toddler. The open floor plan between the kitchen, family room, and dining room was great for letting our toddler roam around while still being able to keep an eye on him. The house was clean when we arrived and had everything we needed during our stay. The location is Great, being less than a 30 drive to downtown Boston, with other public transit options just a short drive from the house.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 23, 2024
  • Winter work


    It was fine - minor glitches but overall good!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Barbara Lynn
    Published March 14, 2024
  • Great place for the holidays with family


    This was an excellent stay for the holidays with family. We decorated the big open common spaces and baked cookies with the kids. The showers have good water pressure, and the beds were comfortable. I would love more towels and warmer blankets, but that is my only tiny critique and is a quick fix! Thank you so much for giving us to land that felt like home over xmas.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 11, 2024
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