The Old Road Residence

concord, massachusetts
3 bedroom - 3 bath
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$340 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This charming 1960s home is well set up for families and is in a prime location for enjoying Concord and exploring Cape Cod, Boston and Maine. Set on a quiet wooded acre with large front and back yards, it is conveniently situated 5 minutes from shops in a very family friendly neighborhood. There is a deck and large patio ideal for entertaining, while kids will enjoy the play structure with swings and slide. Short trips to Cape Cod are easy - it’s a 1-hour drive or you can take the ferry from Boston. Maine is 80 minutes away and New York City is a 3.5 hour drive away.

Why Kids Love it

As the home is spread out over 6 floors, there is a lot of room to explore with toys and books on each level. This property attracts wildlife, and deer sightings are not uncommon. There is a large swingset in the back and a deck with patio for scootering. It is also just next to Mattison Field, 300 open acres for running and exploring, plus numerous hiking trails. If you come in the winter, children can sled on a small hill in the yard or you could take a short drive to bigger sledding hills or a ski resort with tubing. There are 2 Stokke chairs at the dining table as well as a kitchen island with 3 counter stools.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Stair gates are provided; note the property is not fenced. There are plenty of toys on most of the floors and 2 cribs/toddler beds are provided. Two of the bathrooms as well as the kitchen and basement were completely renovated in 2017. Car rental is useful for this location. Nearby attractions include Drumlin Farm and deCordova Sculpture Park, both a few miles away, along with the Old Manse (home of Emerson and Hawthorne), the Concord Museum, and Orchard House, where Little Women was penned.

About the Location

The residence is in Concord, Massachussets, a 30-40 minute drive west from Boston. It is a wonderful place for children with playgrounds, conservation land for hikes, horseback riding, and the iconic Walden Pond a 6-minute drive away. The Discovery Museum in Acton, is a 12-minute drive away. The commuter rail offers an easy way to reach Boston if you choose not to drive; you can board a ferry to the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown from Boston as well. Boston Logan Airport is a 40-60 minute drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house is set over 6 floors. It has an open plan dining room/kitchen on the entry level plus a welcoming lounge with pocket doors. Up 7 steps from the foyer is the bedroom level. The bedrooms include a master with queen size bed and master bath, a room with 2 cribs that can transition to toddler beds, and a room with a twin bed. Up another 7 steps from the bedroom level and you enter a sun-filled family room with skylights and dormers. From here you can go up another small set of stairs to a play area and an additional bedroom with queen bed. Back on the main floor and through the kitchen, steps lead down to the garage level where you'll find a full bathroom, laundry room, and an office. Down another staircase is the renovated basement which features an indoor slide, train table, and trampoline for the kids. There is also a cozy sectional sofa and television.

Style Notes

English cottage charm. This 1960s house has cottage charm with natural cedar shingles and a brick facade with an arched column front porch. Owned by designers, the inside has a modern aesthetic that tends towards minimal, and is laid out with a main floor suited to entertaining. The kitchen, baths, and basement were recently renovated with a classic yet minimalist style. Light and bright, there is a wall of glass sliding doors in the dining room/kitchen looking out to the backyard/woods and an another enormous window in the front. We love the cozy bedrooms with beautiful soft furnishings, the tiled bathrooms and the design-led kids items.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 queen
1 twin / single
2 toddler bed
sleeps 4
2 baby crib
2 travel crib
Taryn C.
Member since June 27, 2014
two bigs and three littles residing in new england and looking for world experiences.

Concord, Massachusetts

Inspiring stories for all the family

Around 20 miles west of Boston, Concord is packed with small town charm and plenty of history. With national and literary history, plus the deCordova contemporary Sculpture Park, nature reserves and museums to explore, there is something for all the family. Hike conservation areas, visit the iconic Walden Pond or take the kids to Orchard House, where Little Women was written.