For Sale/Rent

Five Boston Apartments for Rent with Private Backyards

Phone your friends and fire up the grill—these lucky rentals all claim their own yards.


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Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places with their own outdoor space—because warmer weather calls for backyard lounging.

Below, peruse five apartments for rent in Boston with private backyards.

10 Champney St., Brighton
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,400 per month

Split this rent three ways and call it an even $800 per month—not too shabby for a place right in Oak Square, with an off-street parking space of its own. A nice deck also jazzes up this unit, and a green alley of fenced-in grass is perfect for a pickup game of soccer. Grab a ball and schedule a tour for this apartment, available September 1.

Berkeley St. & Gray St. #1, South End
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $4,900 per month

Though it only hosts one bedroom, this fully furnished apartment claims two floors of living space. Attention to detail is what makes this unit so aesthetically attractive: a granite breakfast bar, pebble tiling in the bathroom, a decorative fireplace, and a curved staircase that leads to the second floor. A home office (with a 42-inch TV) offers a practical feature, as well. Heat, hot water, electricity, cable, and Internet are all included with rent for this apartment, available February 1. And while the yard is not so much a lawn as a patio, the lovely brick-paved space is private to the unit, and comes with a grill.

24 Thatcher St., Hyde Park
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,200 per month

This second-floor abode recently received an extensive renovation—check out its shiny new stainless appliances and pristine cabinetry. The unit also enjoys a backyard and patio that is exclusive to the multifamily home. Less than a mile from Commuter Rail options at Hyde Park and Fairmount, the location’s biggest travel perk is the bus stop right at the end of the street: Board the bus and ride it all the way to Forest Hills, where you can catch the Orange Line or stroll around JP.

162 Nonantum St., Brighton
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,100 per month

In addition to its three bedrooms, these Brighton digs offer a few bonus spaces: A spacious, finished attic, a sunny three-season porch, and extra storage space in the basement, where you can also find the laundry. Ready for new tenants starting August 9, this unit features a formal dining room, polished hardwood floors, and a deck and patch of grass to call its own.

119 Warren St., Hyde Park
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,000 per month

Live in a house of your own without committing to—or forking over the money for—a mortgage, with this quaint Hyde Park domicile. A spacious first floor comprises a fireplace-graced living room, dining room, bedroom, and full bath, while two bedrooms and a retro bath live upstairs. Outside, rustic rail fencing encloses the private backyard, which offers a few spots of shade thanks to some lovely trees.

Note: Although Zumper’s apartment inventory is updated in real time, these listings are not guaranteed to be available. Check in with a listing’s leasing office to confirm availability and to schedule tours.

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