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Architectural, Accessible, Charming House, Lovely Boston Neighborhood

Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 with roll-in shower), sleeps 7

Roomy, comfortable 3- to 4- bedroom house in lively, green Jamaica Plain. Fully accessible 1st floor has well-equipped gourmet kitchen, dining room, light-filled living room, book room, large bedroom, TV/4th bedroom and bathroom with roll-in shower.

The 2nd floor has two sizable bedrooms, washer/dryer, and bathroom with whirlpool tub. The accessible back deck has a Weber Grill, table for six or more and a tilting shade umbrella. The garden is roomy, with lawn, oak tree and herbs.

The transformed house, recently renovated by renowned architect Bill Boehm, was featured in the Boston Globe Magazine.

Located in the Pondside area, it’s just a block from Jamaica Pond, which has walking paths, seasonal boats and fishing—part of the Olmsted Emerald Necklace. JP has excellent locally owned restaurants, and is less than 4 miles from the State House downtown.

Parking available, transit nearby. Easy access to museums, shopping, concerts, universities. Bring the whole family! Enjoy a reunion, visit local colleges, gather friends for special events. Or get friends together for feasting, talking, shopping. It’s beautiful and fun.


Jane Bowers

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, some spanish & french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Jane Bowers

I've spent pretty much all my long adult life in Boston, active in local affairs and working with community based nonprofit organizations. As a lover of this city, I am proud and pleased to help others enjoy its many charms.

Why Jane Bowers chose Jamaica Hills / Pond

This house, renovated quite completely in 2004, is a wonderful base for me in the lovely Jamaica Plain neighborhood, and is fully accessible for wheelchair users. It is my own residence and I rent the house out when I travel, especially to visit my sons & grandson.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedrooms 1 and 2 on second floor share deluxe bathroom with whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed shower. Bedroom 3 on first floor is near book room and kitchen and fully accessible bathroom. Bedroom 4 may be a lounge/TV room or may be a private bedroom.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, roll-in shower, fully accessible

        Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Lake
          • Near The Ocean
          • Town


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Maps
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            House is accessible for wheelchair access via a ramp on the side. First floor is fully accessible, including bathroom with roll-in shower, and wide doorways. Second floor is not accessible.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Jacuzzi
                                              • Whirlpool


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • library
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • pond
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • medical services

                                                            29 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Beautiful Home and Convenient Location

                                                            Jodi O.

                                                            This home was so warm and welcoming. The location was convenient for getting around Boston. The owner was so delightful. She answered all questions and was very helpful in providing information to make out stay even better. I would highly recommend this home to anyone traveling to Boston.

                                                            As for helpful tips, if you are used to a quiet country setting, bring earplugs. It wasn’t noisy for a city location, it was just more noisy that living in the countryside.

                                                            A beautiful house we instantly felt at home even 3500 miles from it.

                                                            Gary S.

                                                            Well described in the advert we needed space and wheelchair access and we got both. Access to Boston by train was superb and so easy house is a 10 minute walk away. A good location .

                                                            Home away from home

                                                            hala e.

                                                            Excellent space everything provided including the garden .

                                                            "Home away from home"

                                                            Amy O.

                                                            Jane Bower's home was charming and exceeded our expectations! We loved staying there, and it quickly became, a"home away from home" The house was clean, light, well maintained and well supplied. It was very comfortable. We were able to enjoy a full day of sight -seeing, knowing that we could return to all the comforts of home,(full kitchen wonderful showers , in a beautifully maintained neighborhood.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for such a warm review! I'm so glad you liked the house and the neighborhood. That is what I always hope: that renters will find it well- supplied and convenient. Did you say also that you went to Fenway and saw our wonderful Red Sox put on a great hitting show? I will always hope that they can do a repeat performance for future guests.

                                                            Fabulous Boston property - in Jamaica Plain

                                                            Gloria B.

                                                            It was a great house -- more like staying at your own home rather than in a vacation rental property. There were spices, flour, sugar, and a Kitchenmaid mixer, and some great pans. Jane was wonderful, calling or texting us immediately for answers to questions. The area is eclectic -- lot of ethnic restaurants within walking distance, I counted at least 10 different ethnic cuisines, and was thrilled to find a restaurant called Grass Fed. Whole Foods and CVS were within walking distance. There is also a lovely lake with beautiful, stately mansions across from the lake. It was about a mile wide, and we took walks, along with other people, jogging, walking, etc.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for your response. I am always particularly happy when food lovers take advantage of the wonderful restaurants, farmers' markets, and other places (like my kitchen) that are available in Jamaica Plain. For myself I think of the neighborhood as food heaven. And I'm glad when people use the kitchen -- the appliances, the spices, the herbs growing outside. That's what they are for!

                                                            Homey, Quiet and Comfortable

                                                            qwik4me@live.com E.

                                                            Lovely area, beautiful park down the street, Whole Foods and great Cuban food in walking distance. Stony Brook subway station was a comfortable walk and the bus stop to Fenway was very close. The house itself was comfortable and spacious, with a big, beautiful back yard.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed staying in my house and enjoying at least one of the amazing restaurants that are close by.


                                                            Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, USA

                                                            Beautiful location for history & today: Freedom Trail & Paul Revere House; Red Sox & Celtics; Harvard, MIT, BU, BC & dozens of other colleges and universities. Fall leaf-peeping, Winter lights, Spring blossoms, Summer outdoors. Go to theater, symphony, art galleries, world music. Great museums of art, science, history. Jamaica Plain, city neighborhood with a small town feel, is known for private & public gardens like Arnold Arboretum, for a shopping street with all conveniences and few chains. And such great food! Award winning restaurants like Ten Tables feature locally grown produce; bakeries like Blue Frog make you drool.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Damage Deposit

                                                            Please contact owner for rental rates. Refundable $500 Security Deposit Required. Security deposit plus 50% required to hold reservation; balance due 21 days prior to arrival. Full refund 28 days prior to arrival. 50% refund 14 days prior to arrival. Deposit (less damages) Returned Within 7 Business Days of Departure. US Holidays that fall on weekdays are subject to weekend rates.

                                                            29 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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