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Architectural, Accessible, Charming House, Lovely Boston Neighborhood

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Jane Bowers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, some spanish & french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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 Plain

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.


Jamaica Plain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , roll-in shower, fully accessible
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Architectural, Accessible, Charming House, Lovely Boston Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful Home and Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house we instantly felt at home even 3500 miles from it.

  • 5 of 5

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 .

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Excellent space everything provided including the garden .

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Boston property - in Jamaica Plain

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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"Home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Homey, Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5.1 Miles
Boston Harbor
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Back Bay Station
Nearest Beach
5.3 Miles
Carson Beach
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.