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Wonderful Jamaica Plain location, steps from T

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom, two bath apartment, full kitchen, sleeps 2-4

You won’t need a car to get around Boston from this lovely, newly improved garden apartment in a quiet Jamaica Plain neighborhood. We are a few blocks from the T (Orange Line), and walking distance to Whole Foods, great restaurants, the Sam Adams Brewery, and the Emerald Necklace, Boston’s incredible park system. Ideal for couples or small families, you will have two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. If you do have a car, there is ample parking on the street. No parking is permitted in the driveway. Please be advised that the studio/laundry room through which you enter the unit has a slightly low ceiling. The kitchen and main large bedroom are a normal height.

More Details

Property Manager
Rachel Hess
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Rachel Hess

My parents live in California and bought this house because they come out to visit the grandchildren so frequently. I have lived here for over 10 years and love the community. I am an educator, working with expectant and new parents. My wife is a teacher and has worked in the public school system for over 10 years. We have two small children and a large cat.

Rachel Hess purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Rachel Hess chose Hyde Square

This is a wonderful neighborhood - quiet and peaceful, yet close to everything.


Hyde Square Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , studio/living room has a queen futon that sleeps 2
  • Queen bed, en suite bath
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • tennis
2 large floor fans and an additional smaller fan are provided. No A/C


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Wonderful Jamaica Plain location, steps from T
average rating of 4.515625 based on 64 reviews
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What an adorable place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Heron! The room was perfect and the hostess was extremely accommodating! We'll DEFINITELY return next time we're in Boston! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will come back again!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for me; it was less than a 10 minute walk through quiet neighborhoods (I felt very safe.) to the Stony Brook (Orange Line) T stop. The bed was comfortable. Great internet connection. Rachel was very helpful and responsive to my questions. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, but definitely a basement

  • 3 of 5

I enjoyed my stay. The bed was super comfortable, the furnishings more than adequate, pots and pans and plates in great shape. The only minus is that it is definitely a basement, so little natural light, and a slight mildewy smell - which goes away when you turn on the A/C units in each of the rooms. Well maintained, well organized, nice host. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious apartment in terrific neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just spent four nights at Heron House. Jamaica Plain is a very lovely and diverse neighborhood, full of beautifully restored Victorian homes. Great for walking and close to a Whole Foods. Don't miss the Old Havana restaurant on Centre Street; best Cuban cuisine I've ever had.The apartment itself is very well appointed and comfortable, including a washer/dryer, which is wonderful when on vacation.Easy access to the subway and only 20 minutes to downtown Boston. Rachel, the owner, is also very, very responsive and helpful.

While the positives far outweigh the negative, there are a few: The living area ceiling is about 6 foot, so it does feel a bit claustrophobic for taller people (not a problem in the other rooms). Because it's a basement apartment, you can hear almost every footfall from the tenants on the first floor. And if you're looking for something right in the heart of Boston, be aware that Jamaic Plain is not that neighborhood. As I said, however, the negatives did not retract from an overall wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was clean and convenient to everything especially public transportation

  • 3 of 5

Parking is not provided and that's listed in the description of the property, although street parking can be a challenge. there are very explicit parking rules and regulations that aren't always obvious. I did end up getting a parking ticket. The description of the property lists in the notes that there is no air conditioning. this turned out to be one of the hottest times in Boston, so air conditioning would have been nice. The Keurig coffee maker always overfilled the first cup of coffee for some reason. I think they just needed bigger mugs for the coffee maker

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Haven
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
MBTA Orange Line Stony Brook Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Blue Nile
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $175
Cleaning fee $95
Pet Fee $75

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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