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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:
August 20, 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 -
(60 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8166666 based on 60 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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Very Comfortable - Family of Five

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property from 8/4/17 - 8/7/17. It was everything we hoped it would be. Very nice, very clean, and very comfortable. Kitchen and bathroom were very well stocked will all supplies. Communication with Maria was very quick and friendly. My 3 kids, ages 16 - 22, had no trouble sharing the bedroom for three. The kids enjoyed the nice variety of DVDs. We had a car, and never had trouble finding a parking place on the street in front of the house. I was a bit worried about 5 of us sharing one bathroom, but that turned out to be no problem whatsoever. I would definitely recommend this house, and will stay there again if I ever find myself in the Boston area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kent, Ohio

Our favorite place to stay in Boston

  • 5 of 5

This is our home-away-from-home when we visit our daughter in Boston, and we truly love this place. We stayed here 3 times. It is cozy, comfortable, spotless, and well-equipped. Maria is an excellent host and always makes sure we have what we need. The location is great - close to both JP and Roslindale, within walking distance to the Forest Hills station, so public transportation is easy to access. Lots of great restaurants nearby, too. This place is a gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, CA

Neat, clean, well-furnished including kitchen items.

  • 5 of 5

Terrific Jamaica Plain location, adjacent to SW Corridor Park. Short walk to two transit stations, so easy access to buses, subway or commuter rail. Walking distance to many restaurants and shops on Centre Street; also Washington St restaurants if you go south instead. We made the trip without a rental car; totally do-able.

Neighborhood is pretty quiet; the subway and commuter rail runs nearby, but I hardly noticed the noise.

The owner has really thought about and anticipated renters' needs, and was so very considerate, helpful, and attentive to our requests during our stay. An example--on one of the days while we were out, there was a power outage and she sent us a note to let us know. It was very hot that day, so she suggested that we might want to make alternative plans to stay cool somewhere else until the power was restored.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

The place is well maintained. Especially when you consider it was built in the 1800's. It was a little smaller than expected but everything was well organized and useable. The owners are great.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and experience!

  • 5 of 5

The five-star reviews below have described the property and experiences with Maria and John very well. I've stayed at numerous vrbo properties and do a lot of research and read a lot of reviews before choosing one, and this has ranked up there with the best of my experiences. The property is as described, communication with Maria was great, the location was ideal for our needs (family of four vacation, visiting Boston for the first time), and all the "little things" you might need are provided for (soaps, shampoos, umbrella, cooking items, etc). We had narrowed our search to this property and one in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Beacon Hill offered a fantastic location in historic Boston, but the price was much higher for a smaller, less accommodating property. We're glad we went with the Jamaica Plains property!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $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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