Stay in a wonderful Victorian farmhouse that offers tranquility right in the City. I've been an Airbnb host for several years and am rated with five stars by over 150 guests. If you are unfamiliar with the city, It is extremely rare to find a single family home like this in Boston proper. It is set on a fenced 1/4 acre property in the midst of a beautiful garden on a very quiet two block street. The house has off street parking that can fit up to 5 cars as well as all the amenities you would expect of a great home.There are four bedrooms. Three are on the second floor and share a bath. They have very comfortable queen beds. The Master bedroom with a king bed and bath are on the third floor. There is a single Ikea bed as well as two air mattresses if you need them. The first floor has a living room and an open floor plan kitchen/dining area. The deck off the kitchen leads down to the patio and the large garden. If you have kids, the garden is a great place to play while the adults are having drinks on the deck. You are only a 5 minute walk to the neighborhood center with great restaurants, coffee shops and the like. The nearby bus line and subway can take you directly to major museums and historic downtown in 15 minutes. The place is so quiet that you can hear crickets in the summer. It's sublime. Jamaica Plain is considered the hippest neighborhood in the City, with great restaurants, pubs, parks and a subway line that takes you to the major sites.
Four Bedroom Home With Large Garden And Plenty of Parking
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 13, 2018
About owner/property manager
Hello! I'm a Texas native that hasn't lost my "ya'll" even though I've lived in Boston for over 20 years. I spend most of my time outdoors - enjoying my garden, walking in nearby nature preserves, going on long, long bike rides, and escaping to the beach. I actually love winter because I ski in the parks near my house every day when there's snow on the ground. It's a great way to exercise my dog, Lulu. I'm a political liberal, inveterate traveler and amateur classical musician though I love music of all sorts.
owner/property manager purchased this House in 1992
Why owner/property manager chose Jamaica Plain
I live in the popular neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. People want to live and visit Jamaica Plain because it has a hip vibe, is close to downtown, and has the most parks in the entire metropolitan area. My house is on a short two block street with primarily row houses. It's at the foot of Sumner Hill which is filled with Victorian Mansions. It's fun to stroll around and imagine upper class life in the late 1800's. There is also a house dating from the 1700's on the main drag - Center Street. That's where the action is and it's only a 5 minute walk from my house. The Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park total over 500 acres of open space and are less than a 10 minute walk. They are part of the Emerald .Necklace Greenway which was designed by Olmstead - who also designed Central Park. The wonderful lake, Jamaica Pond, is also nearby. Most of my guests love to take a walk or run in the Arboretum.
What makes this House unique
In a city of such density, it's hard to find a single family home that's available for short-term rentals. Moreover, the house is set on a quarter acre of land so you have plenty of room to spread out. Most people like to sit on the deck and enjoy the weather while grilling dinner. However, although you may be tempted to throw a party while you're here, gatherings are not permitted. This is out of respect for my neighbors. Thanks for your understanding about this!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The House was a perfect size for us and such a good location! Next time we will come for longer:)
Perfect spot for a Boston family reunion
We all enjoyed this beautiful, conveniently located house, which comfortably accommodated nine of us. We were able to walk to many restaurants, shops, the Arnold arboretum and Jamaica Pond, and enjoyed the time together. Highly recommended!
Great house in great location!
We recently stayed at Margaret's house for my daughters graduation from Boston University. We had 3 generations and it worked out perfect for 10 of us. Margaret was a great host, we arrived early and she let us leave our bags until the house was ready. She also met us with a nice bottle of wine and a bottle of prosecco for my daughter. Margaret was very responsive to all my inquiries. The location is great, a short walk to the orange line T station and a short walk to the town. I would definitely recommend Margaret's place!
HOME with character!
Great place in good location!
Margaret's place in really clean and very nice. Everywhere we went was a short ride away. I would definitely stay again!
Wonderful Home in Jamaica Plain
We stayed for a week here with our son, daughter in law, and two grandchildren. It was roomy, comfortable, and worked out perfectly. The kids loved spending time in the yard, and we loved spending time on the deck. We were able to get around Boston via a short walk to the subway, and found that the bike path around the corner runs all the way to the South End and beyond. Parking at the house was so easy, due to the large driveway- it was great not to have to worry about on-street parking.
Overall we were very pleased with our visit and will definitely plan on staying there again if we do another Boston vacation.
Additional information about rental rates
50% payment is due at time of reservation. 50% due three weeks before arrival.