The most beautiful spring ever! And it's graduation, biking and baseball season
Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton
- english, french
About Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton
Travellers and art lovers, we grew up in the country and love the city! We garden lots and volunteer at historic properties in town.
Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton chose Jamaica Hills / Pond
Trained as an architect, my husband wanted a bungalow! Our last house was an 1806 beauty on the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island - my choice - so it was his turn and it's perfect!
What makes this Apartment unique
We love feeling as though the city is very far away - even though by car it is 5 or 10 minutes. Known for its diversity, this area is extraordinary for its parks and amenities, its restaurants and coffee shops, a brewery, the rich history and richer cultural assets, and quick public transportation to downtown Boston and a short drive with good public parking [and expensive parking garages]. We have a lovely, big garden, as do all of our neighbors. Accessing highways is quick and simple; there is tons of shopping, of course; and an amazingly rich music, art, theater and dance scene. Beaches on the bays or the ocean are quite close and we often go to Maine, New Hampshire, the Cape and Rhode Island just to hang out, do chores, and see friends and family.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The hosts were friendly and there upon arrival. Gordon showed us how to enter the basement studio and all its features. It was very comfortable with snacks and English muffins, coffee and tea for breakfast. I enjoyed the well stocked kitchen and did some minor cooking. The location is excellent - a dead end street right off of Center street. Many shops and restuarants to walk to.
Amazing hosts!. We loved the apartment. It was very, very clean. Alexandra and Gordon were available and helpful with whatever we asked and went over and above with kindness. We would stay again. Very convenient location.
We enjoyed our stay immensely. Alexandra and Gordon were warm and hospitable hosts.
The place is very clean and stocked with all that you need to be away from home. The bed is very comfortable, the shower and washroom modern and the kitchen filled with all you would ever need. The location is good, close to Fenway Park and within a reasonable distance to all of Boston. There is a fabulous organic grocery store a short walk away. We would highly recommend staying here!!
Richard and James were very gracious guests who are welcome back anytime. It was a pleasure to have them stay and we had a sense of family with them. Any host would be lucky to have them as guests.
Quiet, comfortable and great location
This apartment is very clean, peaceful and comfortable. Allie and Gordon are friendly and helpful. Great place to stay, close to Jamaica Plain restaurants and beautiful Jamaica Pond.
Thank you for staying with us, Liz. We loved hearing your chamber group. It was really special and my first actual outing since breaking my back. Please come again soon!
Alexandra and Gordon
Perfect location and super clean!
This apartment was immaculate. Not a speck of dust or cobweb in the place. The owners had all the right amenities. I personally was grateful for the electric teapot. We didn’t need a TV because we had the WiFi password to access the internet news on our digital tablet. There was a lot of humidity the week we stayed but thankfully the owner supplied fans to keep the apartment cool. The location was perfect less than a half a mile to either Whole Foods grocery or restaurants, the subway line or the Jamaica pond park which is lovely. There was a bus stop at the end of the street too. We cooked our morning and evening meals at the apartment. All the kitchen tools you would need plus seasoning and spices were available. The owners really made us feel like welcomed guests. They left out umbrellas for the rainy days. It felt like a home away from home. We would definitely recommend this rental.
We loved having you as our guests! Please come again or send your equally lovely, energetic and adventurous guests! Our best wishes, Alexandra, Gordon, and Oliver
Great clean, modern, peaceful location! Wonderful hosts!
What a great find. It was clean, comfy bed and lots of helpful "I forgot" items. I slept well! Excellent bathroom. Did not get to use the kitchen, but it had all I would have needed if I had the time. I walked to restaurants,coffee shops and ice cream shop. Easy transportation options, bus, short walk and Uber/lyft arrived in 2-5 minutes for me. Alexandra and Gordon were great hosts! Lots of great tips. Would stay again.
Thank you, Nancie! We loved having you as our guest and hope you return. I'm so impressed with your discipline with your classes! Best wishes to you and yours, Alexandra and Gordon
Jamaica Plain is a self contained town within the city of Boston. It is surrounded by the amazing and lovely Emerald Necklace, a linked series of parks that includes ponds, an arboretum, a zoo, a golf course, many tennis courts, and other amenities. JP is well-loved by those who live here and visitors for its richness: diversity, food, accessibility, architecture, green space, biking, dogs, music. It's the chic place to live in the region.