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Boston Hidden Gem Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Single Family House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Tastefully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single family home with private yard..Large eat in kitchen, living room with cable ready 37 flat screen TV. There is a small office and the house has wireless internet access.Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a Queen size, a Full size, and 2 Twin's in one room, also full size washer and dryer. Local amenities within walking distance a supermarket 16 restaurants and Bars Harvard's famed Arboretum and Jamaica Plain pond. Transportation the # 39, 41, and 48 bus stop at top of the street providing easy assess to The Medical Area Copley Sq Museums Symphony Hall Berklee Northeastern and Simmons University plus The New England conservatory. The T's orange line is3 blocks away will have you downtown in 10 minutes or back Bay Station in 8 minutes where Amtrak as well as two express buses to New York City depart from. Zipcar the convenient car-sharing service is 3 blocks away from house. There is ample free on St parking 100 yards from the house

Stephen Williamson / Patrick Byrne
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Stephen Williamson / Patrick Byrne

We purchased this wonderful home in 1995 ,we had lived next door for the previous 10 years and we knew that given its location, 5 Mins walk from the subway it would make a great Homeaway for guest,s traveling to Boston, both have worked extensively in the hospitality industry and enjoying sharing our knowledge of this wonderful city with guests

Stephen Williamson / Patrick Byrne purchased this house in 1995

Why Stephen Williamson / Patrick Byrne chose Jamaica Plain

This charming house offers a restful place to call home while in Boston, you will have exclusive use of the whole house will full use of the back yard with grill and sitting area, it sleeps 6 people comfortable with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, an eat in kitchen and a sitting room to relax in read your book or check out your favorite TV program

What makes this house unique

You have full use of the back yard with grill and sitting area, a 5 min walk to the subway, as well as ample free on St parking 100 yards from the house, at the top of the St you have Harvard's University 400 acre arboretum a wonderful place to explore, and with so many restaurants within walking distance you could eat in a different one each night for a month

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my husband's and three sons first trip to Boston and we couldn't have been happier with our accommodations. The house was very comfortable with plenty of space for all five of us. It had a fully stocked kitchen which was nice since we ate many meals at the the house. The location was also wonderful. The neighborhood includes local parks, shops and restaurants. We took advantage of the subway to downtown Boston which was a 7 minute walk , the Samuel Adams Brewery tour (15 minute walk), and the Harvard Arboretum (also within walking distance). The owner, Patrick, lives nearby and could not have been more gracious and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Loved it!
Jun 2017
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Jamaica Plain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , vanity sink mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity sink mirror
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
House is smoke free, please enjoy your smoking in the private garden area.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Boston Hidden Gem Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Single Family House
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 35 reviews

Adorable, convenient, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our getaway to visit our son was from Christmas Eve to December 27. The house was toasty with QUIET radiator heat. The kitchen is perfect both for cooking (all conveniences provided) and the table was large enough to seat 5 comfortably for meals and board games. Each bedroom was outfitted well with blankets and pillows. Short walk to Centre for shops/food. Owners are delightful and provided quick communication! Tremendous value and would stay here again and recommend without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary I am delighted you had such a great visit and thank you for your kind words about the house we do strive to make it a home away from home Happy New Year Patrick + Stephen
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Humble abode with doll house like space

  • 3 of 5

Expensive. Two of the three beds were too small for the beds, but clean and not conducive to relaxing. Hosts were nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, and for you kind words that you found the house clean and us as your hosts Nice and Accommodating, we do try to keep our prices competitive with other 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom houses in the Boston area Hope you have a lovely Holiday season Patrick + Stephen
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Loved the location

  • 4 of 5

We loved this location as it was very near our friend’s apartment and the “T” (subway). Patrick and Stephen were wonderful landlords and were there to help us with any problems. There was an emergency water leak and they were right there to take care of it. They even bought us some wine for our inconvenience! The house worked for three couples just fine.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Vacation with Character

  • 5 of 5

Patrick and Stephen are welcoming and accommodating, just wonderful.

The house is loaded with character and comfortable. It is convenient to the T and to some great restaurants and shops in Jamaica Plain. Be sure to visit Cobwebs. Many attractions are within walking distance. Definitely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ticia Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to meet you and i am glad you enjoyed you stay, we are so fortunate to live in such a wonderful section of Boston and we are spoiled with all the great restaurants, look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Boston Warm Regards Patrick + Stephen
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Cosy cottage type house

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4 we found the house comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed.We loved the area Jamaica Plain is a vibrant community full of good eatery and quirky shops.We liked the feel .We ate at Galway House on Centre St, which was excellent good food and atmosphere also Doyle's Cafe after a Beer and chilli evening at Samuel Adams Brewery,which was also good fun.We found the hosts Stephen and Patrick friendly and helpful.We also got 7 day travel tickets from Forest hills T station,we were advised by a young mum to buy these instead of the Charlie cards we were going to buy .If you plan to use T and buses and also the harbour ferry which we did 3 times they are well worth the $21.50.We visited the week Tropical storm Jose hit Cape Cod so out of 6 days only had a few nice days.It did not stop us getting out every day and we found plenty of indoor sights we recommend The Mary Baker Eddy library and Mapparium which was fascinating We liked that soap and shampoo,dishwasher tablets and washing liquid were provided and the back garden was nice and the area not too busy.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet Thank you for your wonderful review, and also for taking the time to let our future guests know about some of the great things to do locally, i hope you had a good time on Cape Cod and we look forward to have you as our guests on future visits to Boston Thanks Again Patrick
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It is a Gem

  • 5 of 5

A nice place in a great location, the house as all you need and comfy beds. We were a family of four adults and they was plenty of room for us all, it would easily sleep six. The metro was under ten minutes and you can be downtown in under thirty minutes. Jamaica Plains with it variety of restaurants, takeaways, bars and shops are within a very short walk. The owners answered all queries promptly. The only problem we had was that our stay was to short, we intend to come back. I would certainly recommend it as a base to explore Boston and Jamaica Plalns.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and i hope you enjoy your visit to San Francisco, we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Boston Safe Travels Patrick
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Boston Waterfront
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
MBTA MassTransit
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rte 93 - Rte 95 Mass Pike 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wonder Spice
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Walloston Beach
Car: not necessary

We located 10 minutes from down town Boston, it is a 15 minute car ride to Rte. 95 or Rte 93 with access to Mass Pike within 15 minutes. Zipcar is a convenient car-sharing service that has cars within a 5 minute walk from the house.

Other Activities: Gym in the neighborhood by 4 blocks




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65

265.00 per night
Peak Week Rates - Marathon week - May 1st through October 31st - Thanksgiving week - Christmas week add $150.00 to the regular weekly rate. Gratuities greatly accepted, thank you.
Discounts offered for longer stays we offer a 10% discount on stays over 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.