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Charming Farmhouse (C.1835), with Free Parking, Near Public Transport, Downtown

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front of house-driveway parking for two cars

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston house description

Rent an entire, beautiful and updated home for the cost of an apartment! Charming sunlight-filled c.1835 renovated farmhouse, located on a quiet street near the heart of Jamaica Plain, one of Boston's most popular neighborhoods. The home is well located near Longwood hospital district, Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park, historic Forest Hills Cemetery, pubs, and restaurants. Public transport within walking distance and a 15 min train ride to downtown Boston.

Home has off street parking, lovely backyard, PRIVACY, first floor laundry, sleeping for 8, fully equipped kitchen, WIFI, large great room addition, 2 full baths, library, master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and California king bed, smaller guest room with two twin beds, queen sleeper sofa and 2 twin Simmons Beautyrest folding beds. House is sparkling clean, charming, spacious and in a great neighborhood. Particularly festive during the holidays! Come and enjoy!

Please Note: Due to volume of inquiries/calls, please contact me through the website first! Thanks for your patience!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • Master bedroom: 1 king

            California King sized bed...moreless

          • Large Master bedroom (15ft x 17ft) with california king sized bed. Second bedroom (13ft x 11 ft), two twin beds. Ample closet space in both bedrooms, bureaus and sitting area in master bedroom. One queen-sized sleeper sofa in great room and two twin folding beds that can be set up in great room or library. Pack and Play crib can be provided upon request....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1-first floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Upstairs bath has old-fashioned claw-foot tub. Enjoy a soak!

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • CD Player
          • Video Library:

            DVD library including some children's dvds...moreless

          • Games:

            located in great room, Yatzee, Trivial pursuit, Monopoly, playing cards...moreless

          • Television:

            32' High Definition...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            COMCAST service, DVR...moreless

          • Books:

            eclectic selection of fiction/non-fiction, travel and childrens' books...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Live Theater
          • Coin Laundry
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Zoo

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Whale Watching
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching

          local services and businesses

          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat

          Location Type

              • Downtown

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Pier Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Located in the great room...moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Security System
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Sunbed
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        window units...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        gas, forced hot water, radiators...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        stacking washer and dryer, located in a laundry closet off kitchen...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        electric...moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        non working...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        driveway with parking for 2 cars...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        great room 15'x20' with french doors to large back deck, gorgeous light, queen sleeper sofa...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        driveway parking for 2 cars...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Stove
                      • Kitchen:

                        Good sized galley kitchen 17'x 8'- stocked with pots, pans, spices, paper goods, cleaning supplies...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        gas, convection, self cleaning...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Corelle dishes (service for 12)...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        coffee, tea, sweetners...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        lots...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        both automatic and there is a French Press, too....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        weber charcoal grill...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        lovely, private, gated back yard, lush in the summer, small perennial walking garden...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        huge wrap around deck off of kitchen and great room. Outside seating and dining table....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        The historic Franklin Park Public golf course is located a 5 minute drive away....moreless

                      • Wood Deck
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 33 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $250

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 6.25%

                      Notes:

                      Lovely, quiet, family-friendly neighborhood located close to public transportation and a 15 min MBTA ride to downtown Boston.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                      Location

                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Logan International Airport
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Green Street, Orange Line MBTA
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 9
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Carson Beach
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      James' Gate or Doyles
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Franklin Park
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Many many restaurants

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Jamaica Plain ('JP') is a section of Boston rich in history, the arts, cafes, restaurants and local shops. In the 19th century, JP was home to several beer breweries. Sam Adams beer got its start in the brewery district in JP and still maintains a small brewery there. Visit historic Doyle's Cafe and enjoy a 'Sam' beer sitting in the bar where many political figures, including the Kennedy's discussed politics. Ride your bicycle through the Emerald Necklace and Arnold Arboretum and enjoy Boston's 'greenest neighborhood.' Play a round of golf on one of Boston's best public golf courses in Franklin Park. During summers, rent a boat and sail across picturesque Jamaica Pond. Tour the quaint shops in the center of town and relax, enjoying lunch and coffee at one of the many eateries. Or take the Orange line 'T' train or bus (Boston's public transit) and be in downtown Boston within minutes. No matter what you choose to do, your vacation in Jamaica Plain will be memorable!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: I am a New Englander and grew up in central MA and a suburb of Boston. For twenty years, I was a public school teacher and principal in Boston Public Schools. Currently, I am finishing a PhD program in Education Anthropology with plans to return to public education.

                      Why the Owner Chose Boston:
                      Initially, I bought this home because it reminded me of my great aunt's and uncle's farmhouse in Southern Vermont, where my family would visit in the summer. The house is quaint and has great warmth and character. Over the years that I have owned the house, I have totally renovated it, adding a new kitchen, an additional full bath and a great room with a vaulted ceiling. I have landscaped the yard with local plants and old cobblestones recycled from Boston's streets. While the house is modernized, it retains its unique character and charm.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Wonderful, gated private yard, off street parking, great neighbors and neighborhood. Jamaica Plain is one of Boston's most diverse neighborhoods and has a vibrant art and cafe culture within walking distance of the house.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • front of house-driveway parking for two cars

                        front of house-driveway parking for two cars

                      • gated back yard/side garden at end of driveway

                        gated back yard/side garden at end of driveway

                      • Part of back deck- lovely place to enjoy morning coffee...

                        Part of back deck- lovely place to enjoy morning coffee...

                      • Great room 15'x20'  seating area in great room- faces couch and television

                        Great room 15'x20' seating area in great room- faces couch and television

                      • Larger galley kitchen- clean, stocked, gas stove and oven, microwave, etc

                        Larger galley kitchen- clean, stocked, gas stove and oven, microwave, etc

                      • 14x17 master bedroom, ample closet space, window seat,

                        14x17 master bedroom, ample closet space, window seat,

                      • Reading area in master bedroom- vaulted ceiling, sky light

                        Reading area in master bedroom- vaulted ceiling, sky light

                      • 13x11 guest room, twin beds, ample closet space

                        13x11 guest room, twin beds, ample closet space

                      • guest room window seat

                        guest room window seat

                      • 2nd floor bathroom

                        2nd floor bathroom

                      • first floor library, wood burning stove, laundry closet on right side of picture

                        first floor library, wood burning stove, laundry closet on right side of picture

                      • front door and garden

                        front door and garden

                      • view of back of house from back yard

                        view of back of house from back yard

                      • view of couch in great room 15'x20'- vaulted ceiling, lots of light-french doors

                        view of couch in great room 15'x20'- vaulted ceiling, lots of light-french doors

                      • Dining area in Great room

                        Dining area in Great room

                      • 'armoire' refrigerator, flitered water and bottom freezer

                        'armoire' refrigerator, flitered water and bottom freezer

                      • master bedroom- vaulted ceiling 15'x17'

                        master bedroom- vaulted ceiling 15'x17'

                      • Upstairs hallway between master and guest bedrooms

                        Upstairs hallway between master and guest bedrooms

                      • guest room 11'x13', twin beds, large closet, window seat

                        guest room 11'x13', twin beds, large closet, window seat

                      • Upstairs full bathroom

                        Upstairs full bathroom

                      • first floor full bathroom off of library

                        first floor full bathroom off of library

                      • first floor library 15'x17'

                        first floor library 15'x17'

                      • seating on back deck off great room facing backyard

                        seating on back deck off great room facing backyard

                      $250 per night (USD)
                      33

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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