Historic House Renovated for Modern Convenience

Large 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house that sleeps 12.
Large 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house that sleeps 12.Right side driveway.Back yard.Outside lighted patio area.Front entrance.House floor plan.Stairs to 2nd floor landing.Entry to Dining Room.Dining Room sits 8 with china for 12.Kitchen seats 4 with dishware for 12.Entry to Kitchen Bathroom.Kitchen Bathroom.Kitchen Bathroom shower.Main Bathroom.Main bathroom shower.Living Room has wireless router, 47 HD TV, 30 Blu-ray movies and 7.1 Sound.Sunroom twin size sleeper couch sleeps 1.Sunroom full size sleeper couch sleeps 2.Porch Bedroom full size bed sleeps 2.Porch Bedroom desk.Non-heated Porch couch sleeps 1 from Apr to Oct.Stairway to 3rd floor bedrooms.Stairs to 3rd floor bedrooms.3rd Floor Loft.3rd Floor Loft bed sleeps 1.White bedroom full size bed sleeps 2.White Bedroom desk and bureau.Maple Bedroom full size bed sleeps 2.Maple bedroom desk and bureau.Master BR queen sleeps 2 with EZ inflate twin in closet to sleep 3 if needed.Master Bedroom bureaus and desk.Rear exit to right side driveway.Game Room included TV, table for 4, washer, dryer, refrigerator and extra bed.Game room includes EZ Inflate queen bed that can sleep 2 from April to October.House location.Boston neighborhood map.House proximity to Brighton Center.Brighton Center.
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From $300 / night

43 Dighton Street, Boston, MA 02135
Historic House Renovated for Modern Convenience
4 bedrooms
12 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 12
Type: Home
Per night: $350 - $450
Per week: $2,100 - $2,700
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Boston vacation home rental
This house was originally built in 1860. In 1900 the house was purchased and converted into a 2-family home to accommodate extended family. Today homes like this in Boston have been converted into apartments and condos. Retaining its original structure each room in this historic 2 address house has been renovated to offer all of the modern conveniences that make for a pleasant stay. House characteristics of that era like steep stairs and smaller room sizes could prove challenging for some visitors, but perfect for those looking to fully experience the history of Boston. This upper unit has 2,200 square feet of living space divided into 12 rooms consisting of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, den/5th bedroom, porch, game room, large yard, outside BBQ with patio dining for 8 and off-street parking for 2 cars.

The house allows a maximum of 12 people. The standard sleeping configuration is to use the 4 bedrooms and the den as sleeping areas. However for added convenience and privacy the sleeping areas can be expanded during warm weather months into 8 distinct sleeping areas that include: 1) Master Bedroom queen size bed (with an EZ inflate twin in the closet), 2) Maple Bedroom full size bed, 3) White Bedroom full size bed, 4) Porch Bedroom full size bed, 5) Den full size and twin size sleeper couches, 6) Porch twin size bed (not heated so unusable Nov–Mar), 7) 3rd floor Loft twin size bed and 8) Game Room EZ inflate queen size bed (also not heated so unusable Nov–Mar).

Boston is America’s oldest city with the downtown area surrounded by 22 Boston neighborhoods. The property is situated in Boston’s “Brighton neighborhood”, which is the college neighborhood surrounded by Harvard to the North, Boston College to the South and Boston University to the East. This location is ideal as you are only 5 miles from downtown Boston and 200 yards from Brighton Center. Brighton Center is a quaint urban area with banks, a post office, library, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, pizza places, ice cream parlors and more. Enjoy a Pats or Sox game with locals in one of the Irish pubs, have lunch in a pleasant courtyard restaurant, or take an after dinner stroll for some ice cream. Brighton’s lively center offers an authentic taste of life in the Boston area. The house is also within walking distance from a United Church of Christ, Roman Catholic Church and a Jewish Synagogue.

Boston’s public transit system, “the T” includes: subway, trolley, bus, rail and ferry options. A 3 minute walk to the “T stop” allows you to quickly get anywhere in the city, while saving you the cost of staying at a downtown hotel. If you rent a car or use Uber, it’s a 1.5-mile drive to the Mass Pike (I-90) that gets you to downtown Boston in 15 minutes and then anywhere else in New England.
Area Information
Nearest Airport : Logan Airport at 10 Miles
Nearest Ferry : Boston Harbor Ferry at 5 Miles
Nearest Train : Kenmore Square at 5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant : Carrib Pub Restaurant at 0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach : Revere Beach at 15 Miles
Nearest Barpub : Carrib Pub at 0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf : Longwood Country Club at 5 Miles
Nearest Motorway : I-90 at 2 Miles
Nearest Ski : New Hampshire Mountains at 80 Miles

This is a 2 family house that is 300 yards from Brighton Center. Brighton Center is a village that has banks, pubs, restaurants, post office, grocery shopping, public transportation stops and everything you need within easy walking distance from the house.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Jeff Hazell

Jeff Hazell

Jeff Hazell

  • About:

    I grew up in this house that was purchased by my grandfather in 1900 and remains in our family to this day. I moved away from Boston to attend college and pursue a career in the Navy and I now reside in California with my family. I return to Boston every fall and spring to make improvements to the house...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2016 Mar 31 2017 $350 - $2,100 - 3 Nights
Apr 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $450 - $2,700 - 4 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: Property Damage Protection $49
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning $250e Please note that I require a 4 day minimum stay on all major 3 day weekends that includes, Marathon weekend, Memorial Day, July 4th weekend, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 4 Double Beds
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Game Room
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The house has 3 bedrooms on the 3rd floor that will sleep 6 and 1 bedroom and a den on the 2nd floor that will sleep 6. The house also has 2 extra beds in the porch and game room that can be utilized to sleep 3 from April to October when heat is not needed in Boston.
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brighton apartment

November 18, 2014

great, large space ideal for families or groups.... plenty of amenities provided and everything carefully explained in handy notes for renters... jeff the owner was extremely responsive and patient with our many questions....we really appreciated all the attention to detail! apt is also in a very solid neighborhood outside downtown, steps from the brighton main street and its many bars and restaurants....

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Kim Dao said...
Sep 4, 2014
Safe House
Date of Stay
August 28, 2014
The house was clean, comfortable, and had a homie feel for my family and I. I had 9 people in my party and we were very comfortable. The house is sturdy considering how historical she is. It's located in a safe area and walking distance to restaurants and shops. I felt very safe staying there the first night with just my children. I would definitely rent this house again should I have the opportunity to visit Boston in the future.

Chris Edmonds said...
Sep 9, 2014
Perfect for a weekend away!
Date of Stay
September 4, 2014
Our group of seven was in town for a football game and we had a great time! The house is within walking distance to Boston College. It is also very close to the bus line, so we were able to easily get to the T in order to make our way around the city. The house was very clean and tidy and was perfect for a large group. It was great to have a living space to hang out as a group. We also were able to use the grill and spacious backyard! The weather in Boston was hot and humid, but the house was kept very cool by the air conditioning. We would definitely recommend this house if you're looking for a quiet neighborhood outside of the city, but that is also convenient to getting everywhere you want to go!

Abigail Kent said...
Sep 23, 2014
Great for Groups
Date of Stay
September 15, 2014
This listing was perfect for a group of graduate students and professors to stay at during a conference. We all had comfortable places to sleep, clean linens, and a kitchen with dishes, pots, and pans to cook with. The design of the house offers many sleeping areas with a feeling of privacy for everyone. We had a lovely time, and the property manager was very accommodating! The house was walking distance to great restaurants as well.

Teresa Hartnett said...
Oct 17, 2014
Home away from home!
Date of Stay
October 11, 2014
What a terrific house, it truly reflects the Boston area. Charming old home with all it's integrity. The place envelopes you with relaxation and warmth as soon as you enter. The house has many old treasures which are a feast for the eyes. Nice quiet street...best sleeps I've had in a long time. Plenty of room for a crowd and you can be together or find a space of your own. Looking forward to returning.

Ching Song said...
Nov 7, 2014
What a gem in Boston!
Date of Stay
October 29, 2014
Excellent house, cautiously furnished and state-of-art modern kitchen! No complain of any kind! A rare find!highly recommended!

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  • About:

    I grew up in this house that was purchased by my grandfather in 1900 and remains in our family to this day. I moved away from Boston to attend college and pursue a career in the Navy and I now reside in California with my family. I return to Boston every fall and spring to make improvements to the house...
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