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Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, sleeps up to 6, close to downtown

Renovated 2 bedroom bi-level apartment in 19th century 2 family house in the Jamaica Plain ('JP') section of Boston. Open layout with kitchen, bathroom, and living room/dining on the 1st floor and 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Floor to ceiling windows in living room allow for natural light and flow out to the mahogany porch and small yard. Granite counters in the kitchen, hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms. Front load washer and dryer conveniently in unit for your use.

Sleeps 4 - 5 comfortably, but can sleep up to 6. Queen sleigh bed, desk, rocking chair, bureau, and small closet in the master bedroom. Bunk bed and twin bed (total 3 twins) in 2nd bedroom, along with bureau and large closet. Fold up cot/bed with memory foam mattress if needed for 6th person. Also, pack and play, high chair, and child safety gate for stairs available.

Living room/dining area contains couch, armchair, closet, dining table with 4 chairs (2 additional chairs in closet if need to seat 6), baby high chair, and 40' HD Digital LED TV. Free Wi-Fi, basic cable and DVD. Bistro table and chairs, as well as benches on mahogany porch.

Jamaica Plain is truly a hidden gem. Walk to the beautiful Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, and other parks. Also within walking distance are great restaurants, convenience stores, popular ice cream parlor, shops, 5 Zipcar rental locations, Hubway bike rentals (in season), playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, bike paths, public library, community theater, and public transportation. Only 1 block (few minute walk) to take the bus downtown or 8 - 10 minute walk to the “T” orange line train for a quick ride downtown (about 12 minutes on the train to Back Bay and about 15 minutes to Downtown Crossing). Close to medical area. Free on street parking on rental street (no parking permit required).

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


Jamaica Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Small renovated bathroom with new bathtub, tub surround with shower, floor, vanity, sink, and toilet. Towels, toilet paper, basic soap and shampoo provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • 2 renovated bedrooms. Master bedroom has queen bed and sleeps 2. Smaller bedroom sleeps 3 with a twin bed and a bunk bed. Fold up bed with memory foam mattress available for 6th person, if needed. Pack and Play for baby available too. Linens provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Welcome binder in rental with transportation, maps, brochures for areas of interest, and local restaurant information.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.818182 based on 66 reviews

Quiet, Clean & Cozy Accommodations for Marathon

  • 5 of 5

Before I get to the house, let me say that John and Maria go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcomed and cared for. Maria's binder of information was very thorough and helped us navigate around and plan out our time in Boston. We ate at some of the recommended nearby restaurants and were very pleased, especially with James's Gate.

The house was very clean and cozy. Everything we needed was there. The beds were pleasantly comfortable - typically a rare thing when travelling. We were in town for the Boston Marathon so it was especially nice to have the washer and dryer to wash the smelly running clothes!

It was nice being in Jamaica Plain because we could easily get to all the marathon events during the day, but then come back to a quiet place in the evening. Our kids loved the 2 nearby playgrounds and the arboretum. There were also good running trails just a block from the house. Travel into the city was a 5 minute walk to the station or bus stop and then either a 10-15 minute train ride or 20-25 minute bus ride.

We would highly recommend this property. Should we come back for the marathon next year, you will have to beat us to booking it!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was an ideal place to stay we couldn't have asked for more.

  • 4 of 5

The house to the rear of the main property was ideal in every way. It was very clean and cosy and very well equipped. Maria was a very helpful lady and went out of her way to supply any information needed. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great! Great host and apartment.

  • 5 of 5

If you are tired of staying in a hotel and want to experience Boston life try Marie's apartment on HomeAway. We enjoyed our stay and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy place in great JP location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed almost a whole week in this 2 bedroom apartment -- the back half of a house. The full kitchen is well equipped. Full dresser and closet in the master bedroom. Cute little patio when the weather is nice. Only gripe is that the one bathroom is downstairs, but you get used to that.

It was a short walk (less than 10 minutes) to a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream, etc. It was a little over a half-mile to the Jamaica Pond -- a great place to run or walk. Another 5-10 minutes from there to the arboretum, which is gorgeous. The T is quite close, about an 8 minute walk.

We bumped into our hosts a couple of times, they were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, quiet and convenient home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I moved our two children into their college apartments, and we were so happy to have all the comforts and conveniences of home to wash away the stress of moving. Maria and her family could not have been more accommodating. She was quick to respond via phone and email. The house was well-appointed. All the information we needed about area restaurants and grocery stores was at our finger tips. I recommend this home stay for anyone who needs easy access to the city, but enjoys a chance to get away from it all. The bus stop, train station and restaurants and shopping are all within walking distance. The house is warm and inviting like the owners!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Our family our four stayed here for three days. It is a wonderful cozy place that was perfect for our needs. There was plenty of space for us, and a beautiful front deck. The kitchen is very well stocked with spices, kitchen supplies and appliances. The whole place was very clean. Lots of books and toys for our 4 and 6 year old. Maria was welcoming and responsive. We would stay here again if in the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Harbor ferries and to Vineyard/Nantucket/Cape
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Green Street Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 93 and 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
JP Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Blue Hills Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

Located in the popular Jamaica Plain ("JP") area of Boston. Walking distance to public transportation, numerous restaurants and pubs, library, playgrounds, shops, Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, ice cream shop, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $100

$100 non-refundable reservation deposit required to hold your dates for you. Larger deposit for 3 or more weeks. $100.00 cleaning fee. Additional cleaning fee for long stays. $100.00 security deposit is returned within (15) days of departure, provided there is no damage. Rent (except for $100.00 deposit previously paid), security deposit and cleaning fee due 30 days prior to check in (60 days for rental period over 20 days). We accept on line payments through Home Away. Additional $25/night per person over 4 people. No other fees. May provide discount on monthly rate for multiple month rental. 100% refund of your rent (except $100.00 deposit) and cleaning fee only if cancel 30 days prior to check in for rental period of 20 days or less and 100% refund of rent (except deposit) and cleaning fee only if cancel 60 days prior to check in for rental period of more than 20 days. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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