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Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals Near The Boston Marathon - Updated 2020

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Boston, the largest and oldest city in Massachusetts, is home to some attractive historical sites such as buildings such as the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Some of the best places to visit include: the Freedom Trail, home to various museums and historical sites; the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing Egyptian treasures and impressionist arts; and the Boston Common park. Boston cuisines mainly consist of seafood and dairy products. If you are looking for an amazing meal to sample in Boston, there are a number of restaurants you can visit to select an exquisite meal from the appetizing options available. If you find yourself in Boston, particularly for next year’s Boston Marathon, you might want to find a place to stay close to the venue, also serving as a good base to explore Boston further. Come and take a look at the best Vrbo accommodations near the Boston Marathon course.

1. Cozy countryside apartment (from USD 69)

This accommodation is 6.6 mi (10.62 km) from the Boston Marathon finish line and also a few minutes from the marathon’s best viewing areas. You also get to enjoy your vacation spent in this cozy countryside apartment that comfortably sleeps a maximum of four. Perched in a peaceful woody area, this amazing studio apartment boasts a fully equipped kitchen and a beautifully furnished living area fitted with a television set and a nice fireplace. Internet connection is always available. The cushy couch can be converted into a sofa bed providing enough space for the guests to rest. Though it has just one bedroom, this amazing accommodation has ample space.

Cozy Countryside Retreat
22 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The bed is very comfy and the pillows hold their shape throughout the night
It was quiet and comfortable
There is a very comfortable king sized bed
The sofa was comfortable as well
Very cozy and peaceful setting in the "mother-in-law suite" Private room with its own kitchen bathroom and living space that is fully stocked with utensils and dinner ware
The apartment was very clean
We had no issues whatsoever and found the place quiet and relaxing Decent bed provided good rest during our stay Clean and bright we enjoyed it
Even the patrons treated us like family
although they life next door
The owner even sat with us for a bit and gave us tidbits of things to do and see as we made our travel plans
Comfortable clean and warm homey atmosphere
The Snows are great hosts and the garage apartment
and I found it a peaceful location
It is a bit of a jog to get into Boston
Nice rural location close enough to all the attractions from Boston to Cape Cod and in between
The Tree House is an awesome get a way Very convenient to drive to places around Massachusetts and also only a 15 minute drive to commuter train stop that takes you right into Boston
The property is located about 5 minutes away from the main highway which is a huge reason why we choose to stay here
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2. Comtemporary one-bedroom home (from USD 109)

If you are planning for a nice romantic weekend getaway or a peaceful vacation with that special someone, then this home is the perfect place to nest. This amazing one-bedroom apartment features a fully equipped kitchen for guests to prepare their own meals. If you just wish to lock yourself indoors for some private time, there is a television set and WiFi connection available. Parking space is also available for guests who choose to drive to this beautiful accommodation. If you wish to watch or take part in the Boston Marathon, this home is 10.6 mi (17 km) from the finish line.

Contemporary Style And Comfort Convenient To Boston And Route 128
38 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The home was very comfortable Appliances and cooking items
Looks just like the photos
We loved it for the comfort and convenience when visiting our grown children in Norwood
Happy to find a first floor rental in a quiet neighborhood Tastefully done and a comfortable bed Parking off street Near to our grandchildren
Everything was easy to use and find Would recommend to anyone wishing to spend time in this area
The hosts are very considerate and nice people
The owner was very accommodating
They responded quickly and allowed us to do so
Bed was fabulous Very gracious host even after we accidentally set off the smoke alarm
The only minor downfall was that we could hear dog barking from the main house through the walls in the early morning hours
Nice neighborhood for walking 1 block from the oldest timber frame house in the U S - the Fairbanks House
Good location Boston is accessible by public transportation (a combination of bus + T (train))
It is in a good location close to highways
ok so mostly ate out
It was clean and located in a wonderful neighborhood
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3. Gorgeous three-bedroom accommodation (from USD 250)

After enjoying your day visiting the lake for a fun-filled swimming experience or tracing the Boston Marathon course, retire back to this gorgeous three-bedroom accommodation. With the capacity of accommodating no more than eight guests, this home is the perfect place for a family vacation. It features a fully equipped kitchen and a living room furnished with a set of comfy couches. The rooms are all well-maintained with some bedrooms featuring amazing waterfront views. Clean bed linen, towels, and toiletries are provided and a washing machine and dryer available for guests to do their laundry. It is located close to the Marathon’s course and is about 50 minutes away from the finish line.

Beautiful Lakefront Home with Private Beach
45 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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The kitchen is fully stocked and the living room is cozy with a fireplace and wonderful water view
The kitchen is well stocked with cooking supplies
some very basic amenities were lacking: there was no dish soap in the kitchen and zero towels in the master bathroom
One bedroomxs air conditioner wasn't working and the other two didnt do much to cool off the bedrooms
The house itself was spacious and bright plenty of room and a large well-appointed kitchen
The house is beautiful - clean spacious and homey
Loved this home Great communication with the owner
We enjoyed both fire pits
The oven door does not close all the way
A wonderful nature experience especially when combined with walking the property to see frogs beavers and other friends
We were excited about the canoe
It was easy to get to and
comfortable and in a great location
The house was a typical older lake house
Nice relaxing atmosphere by a pond Lots of privacy and amazing views
The house had a great location on a pond
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4. Luxurious waterfront home (from USD 429)

This home is ideal if you want to catch the beginning of the Marathon, as it is only 21.3 mi (34.27 km) from the starting line. It is also located just on the shores of Lake Manchaug makes it the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. You can try and catch your own meal by fishing at the small fishing pier and preparing it in the fully equipped kitchen. Guests can enjoy a relaxed evening chilling by the fireplace near the shores of the lake or lounging on the outdoor furniture on the deck. If you want to spend some quality time indoors, the living room will be your favorite place to be as it is furnished with cozy couche, a television set, and free WiFi.

Waterfront Home -,Stunning Views ....Open for Sep & Oct rentals 👍
44 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Spacious well equipped kitchen Comfortable living room with fireplace and lake views Large master with views from every window
The property was graded with undulating small hills of expansive lawn down to the water's edge that is bordered by a beautiful old stone wall
It gave ample room for our family to spread out under the shade trees
The home is well appointed right down to kitchen gadgets and any creature comfort
The yard is large by any standards but HUGE for a lake front property
The house is impeccably clean as is
It is well maintained and very clean
=stocked Great communication with owner Lovely lake Would definitely return
the owner is a wonderful hostess and very responsive to her renters
We absolutely love everything about it
Beautiful home supplied with everything needed
Huge bathroom Owner communications excellent
We live in MA but found this rental by accident and enjoyed a late summer stay
The owner provides a number of seating areas around the property and it has a beautiful screen house overlooking the lake
There is an enterprising lad at the end of the street who offers reasonably priced bundles
It is a beautiful property with everything we needed plus some
The sandy beach area was perfect for my Grandson
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5. Bright and modish apartment (from USD 245)

This amazing accommodation is nested in a secure and serene location. It is 20 minutes’ drive to the Boston Marathon finish line. The allure of this luxurious home lies in the comfort in the beautifully furnished living room with a steady flow of natural light thanks to the massive windows. For those who love cooking, there is a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. Each of the three bedrooms in this amazing home is well-maintained with clean towels, bed linens, and toiletries provided. With its capacity of hosting a maximum of six guests, this beautiful apartment has all the makings of a perfect vacation holiday home or the perfect romantic getaway spot for a pair of three couples.

European style 3 Bed/2 Bath close to all (20 min to Back Bay/Copley Sq.)
31 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
I wish the cleaners would take out the garbage because you have to walk down a flight of stairs and then around the back to throw out
Adding towel hooks to the second bathroom would be nice
Really lovely place with comfortable beds
The property is well kept It has a nice feel of home; however it has an odor that was very pungent
The apartment space was as described Beds were clean and comfy
The apartment is very nice and clean
The condo was clean and well kept
The apartment was clean and perfect for our purposes as a base from which to look at schools
clean and spacious Safe and quiet location
Excellent communication with the owner and her parents
She met us at the property and showed us around the property
The owner is so responsive to emails and returns answers to my questions with quick response
The owner was very nice and helpful
She also supplied us with febreeze spray for the odor
Spotless large and in a great neighborhood Walk to restaurants PT to Boston
plenty of street parking Shops and restaurants are a short walk away
It was a great location for us; although it's pretty far from downtown Boston
The internet was very slow Lots of places in walking distance
This was a warm and inviting space with a great location between Patriots Place and downtown Boston
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6. Spacious Victorian townhouse (from USD 350)

If you are all about space and comfort, then check out this lavish Victorian townhouse located close to the Boston Marathon course. It is around 30 minutes’ drive to the Marathon’s starting line and 15 minutes from Worcester. The living room is furnished with a collection of cozy seats and receives a steady stream of light brightening up the home. Barbecue facilities are available for guests to enjoy. It boasts a spacious and fully equipped kitchen where guests can enjoy preparing their own meals. It also features a spacious deck with outdoor furniture, the perfect spot to relax as you unwind.

Victorian Townhouse, Spacious, Bright, Free WiFi, A/C, Heating.
35 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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It was perfect with three lovely bedrooms on the 2nd floor and kitchen living room and dining room on the first floor Waz
Everything was as expected and as listing stated Thank you
The beds are very comfortable along with the couch for an afternoon nap
Kitchen well equipped to cook turkey and the trimmings and the 3 bedroom/2 Bath house has large rooms and ample space Comfortable welcoming place to spend a crisp November weekend
The couch actually might be the most comfortable couch ever and definitely a cozy spot for an afternoon nap
The house is spacious and the towels soap and shampoo provided are very nice Cons: The house was not very clean
The rooms are large and the house is full of historic charm
There were huge clumps of dust/hair in the corners of the rooms and along the hallway along with hair in the bathrooms
The owners are very friendly and helpful
The house was quiet and relaxing
Marion was attentive and answered any questions we had
Marion was very accommodating with our arrival
Very welcoming warm and spacious temporary home Marion and Greg are very nice and friendly
These sorts of things combined with the price and an excessive security deposit left myself and extended family unsatisfied
took us right to it so not hard to find
It is a really quiet location with really only the sounds of birds which made it very relaxing
A very beautiful charming place
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7. Newly renovated condo (from USD 235)

Enjoy your stay in this newly renovated accommodation located in a safe and peaceful town. This beautiful three-bedroom accommodation can easily accommodate no more than six vacationers. For meals, there is a fully equipped kitchen which guest can feel free to utilize. This air-conditioned home also features a cozy living room enhanced with an amazing set of furniture and a large TV set. Internet connection is provided to keep the guests always entertained. This modish wood-floored accommodation also has an amazing dining area where guests can sit and enjoy a meal together. It is also located close to a great Boston Marathon viewing area along Commonwealth Avenue and is only 10 mi (16 km) to the finish line.

Newly Renovated Condo near Boston(NO PARTY)
28 reviews
condo 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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kitchen and dining room are nice size
It was modern with an abundance of natural light and large living space
There are stairs to climb to the apartment and down to the washer/dryer in the basement
The only down side was the third bed It would be better described as a futon
-the kitchen nice size with zero storage space for food
The apartment was beautifully furnished very clean and quiet
modern beautifully decorated and very comfortable
Ejoe responded quickly to any questions we had
Ejoe was super responsive and helpful
The host is very communicative with you and makes sure all your needs are met
Ejoe was a responsive and accommodating host and even followed up to return some belongings we left behind
Not sure how we were going to move the mountain
The place is very easy to get into downtown Boston
It is very close to the Riverside T station that takes you right into Boston
Place has good potential if issues addressed
There was a grocery store Starbucks and Dunkin close by
The neighborhood was so quiet at night
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8. Colorful three-bedroom lake cottage (from USD 350)

This colorful home dedicated to offering peace and tranquility is closer to the Boston Marathon starting line. Guests can choose to relax on the fully furnished spacious deck overlooking Lake Archer. This three-bedroom apartment with wood flooring is capable of comfortably accommodating a maximum of six guests making it the perfect location for a romantic weekend getaway by the lake or family retreat spot. It also features a fully equipped kitchen where guests can enjoy preparing their own meals and dining together in the well-furnished dining room. When you walk into the living room you can’t help but notice the elegance and beauty of the room furnished with plush and cozy seats with a television set and internet connection provided to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Lake Front Cottage, Special Rates, Perfect Location,Stadium, Providence Boston.
41 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to have a comfortable stay
The outside shower was a great amenity
The house was immaculate (other than the beach )
and the bathroom is only accessible through a small bunkroom
The pictures of the house are a little misleading in the fact that the rooms are much smaller than they appear on the website
It was awesome and very relaxing
It was very relaxing with amazing waterfront views
Hosts are incredibly welcoming When we arrived the lights and heat
Overall we had a wonderful vacation with our family and we made memories to last a lifetime
We have teenage children that just loved the lake access Owner was very responsive to any inquiries Highly recommend Great way to recharge
The beach was full of animal droppings though
This lakeside home will inspire relaxation and renew a love of nature Room for everyone and beautiful relaxing decor
The location was perfect as our families live bout 15 minutes away
The views are beautiful and its located in a lovely part of town close to shops and restaurants
The house is lovely but a little cramped upstairs in the bedrooms
This is really NOT a winter rental Driveway too steep and ice covered to drive or walk over safely House was so over full of furniture it was difficult to get into the beds
Additionally many of the recreatiaonal activities listed were null and void because the equipement was fautly
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9. Lavish apartment near town

Located only 20 minutes from Downtown Boston, this lavish home is the perfect place where a maximum of three vacationers can set up camp. It is near the Boston Marathon course, particularly medical and hydration stops, and is 7.3 mi (11.74 km) from the finish line. It boasts a fully equipped kitchen with a beautifully furnished living room fitted with a 55-inch (139.7-cm) television set and WiFi connection. Explore the city and visit the grocery stores, restaurants, local pubs, Bank of America, and Harvard Square which are located just a short drive from this gorgeous two-bedroom apartment. After a long day of touring the city, the deck offers the perfect place to sit and relax as you enjoy the captivating views while sipping your favorite drink.

2 BR, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4+, Furnished and spacious apt. in quiet Boston suburb
26 reviews
Apartment 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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but it gets plenty of sun in the front
it was nice to come back to a quiet home with the most comfortable beds
The kitchen seemed stocked with anything needed to make a basic meal Lots of fluffy bath towels and plenty of blankets if needed
so I cannot comment on either It also was not quite warm enough to sit outside on porch
The owners live downstairs and are there if you need them
The place is well located and was extremely clean
Daniel and Sophia were always so prompt and willing to help out
Only noise was bird song
We were in town for a college graduation and essentially only there to sleep and eat breakfast and spend our days with the graduate visiting Boston
Very quiet neighborhood good beds and both of us slept well
The hardwood floors may even have been shinier than shown in the pics
Great location easily accessible
Check in and out were good
We took an Uber to and from the ballpark and other parts of Boston
I had wished that it would be located a little closer to Boston as we didn't drive a car and used Uber to get to Downtown
Great neighborhood short Uber ride to orange line for trips into Boston Would recommend to my friends
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10. Lovely five-bedroom mansion

Enjoy a vacation well-spent while staying in this gorgeous and luxurious five-bedroom mansion. It boasts a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a library filled with interesting books and novels, an outdoor swimming pool, and a mudroom. The master bedroom also features a private balcony where guests can relax and enjoy the views as they sip their glass of wine or beer. For indoor entertainment, a television set and internet connection are provided. Clean bed linens, toiletries, and towels are provided and if guests need to do their laundry, a washing machine and dryer are available. This accommodation is close to medical and hydration stations as well as prime viewing areas of the Boston Marathon and is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) to the finish line.

#384 Large Luxury Rental with in-ground pool in Newton
22 reviews
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
multiple lounges and a playroom downstairs and five bedrooms upstairs
12 adults and three babies
There were plenty of beds and bathrooms huge kitchen game room living room
Beds were comfortable and Veronika provided everything we needed to make our stay great
The house could use a thorough cleaning and more towels for pool area
The property was beautiful and was exactly as described
Spacious clean great cooking facilities
The owner is very available and responsive
formal dining and outdoor deck
was the most efficient kind welcoming host
She catered to all my needs and was so willing to help with anything and everything I asked of her
They also have toys pack and plays and high chairs for the kids
Located for easy access into Boston
Great location for travel to and around Boston area
In addition the location of the house is ideal
Pool was incredible close to Boston and Veronika
12 14 and 16 year old plus 7 adults Lots of space close to shopping and the green line
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A great stay in Boston

Should you look to secure accommodations for the Boston Marathon, these Vrbo options are sure to give you a great stay experience. Whether traveling with friends of family, you’ll not only enjoy the adrenaline-pumping action and great spots in Boston, but a relaxing and comfortable vacation, too.

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