~ DIAMOND HOUSE ~ 2~ ELEGANT VICTORIAN JEWEL

Louis Giovanella

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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~ DIAMOND HOUSE ~ 2~ ELEGANT VICTORIAN JEWEL

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Close to everything, but still the perfect getaway!

Diamond House was featured on the popular LiveWell Network show, Sweet Retreats. See this gorgeous property for yourself! (http://livewelln.co/1bBiDTe)

Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check ) to protect your payment up to $1,000.

Enjoy the amenities of a luxury hotel with all the comforts of home. Hardwood floors, gourmet chef's kitchen, spa bath, gorgeous stained glass and architectural detailing. Fully furnished with comfort and aesthetics in mind.

Prime location in the heart of the historic Brewery District. Steps to the T (Orange Line) and minutes from downtown Boston, the Longwood Medical Area, The Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall, and, Fenway Park.

Jamaica Plain is known for its concentration of greenspace. Rent a bike and explore the Southwest Corridor or take a ride to Jamaica Pond or the Arnold Arboretum. Runners, rollerbladers, cyclists, and walkers will find miles of paved paths just outside the front door.

Free on-street parking available or a gated driveway spot at an additional $10.00 per day

Rent a car from Zipcar, for the day, or for an hour. Vehicles are located in the lot right next to Diamond House.

Rates are specified on this ad. Rates reflect 4 person occupancy. Only 2 guests per bedroom, please.

Your unit contains a digital safe to secure your valuables. This is provided free of charge.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children

Louis Giovanella

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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A Massachusetts native who has caught the travel bug later in life, I have recently enjoyed trips to Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy and Russia. Next on my itinerary is Africa! Art and design are in my blood and both my house and garden reflect that. I'm never as happy as when I have an interior design project in the works or some other creative project. My friends often call me The Mayor, referencing the fact that I have a smile, a joke, or a comment for almost anyone I meet, whether it's at the local coffee shop, the gym, or the grocery store. I love travel and look forward to opening my home to fellow travelers.

Louis Giovanella purchased this apartment in 1996

Jamaica Plain is one of the most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods in Boston. A home to artists, social activists, young families, and long-established residents, it felt like a great place to put down roots.

I do architectural salvage for a living, which has allowed me to acquire a wealth of unique, unusual pieces from stained glass to mahogany doors. I have spent nearly two decades creating a home that is both functional and beautiful.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

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~ Diamond House ~ 2~ Elegant Victorian Jewel
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~ Diamond House ~ 2~ Elegant Victorian Jewel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493269
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Boston Greater Boston
4

BEAUTIFUL RESTORED HOME

  • 4 of 5
The owner was very attentive and even left fresh flowers our second day. His restaurant and attraction recommendations were excellent. The kitchen is well stocked. The beds are comfortable and the home is immaculate. Our only challenge was very slow internet. We would certainly recommend the home to anyone visiting Boston.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As my 40+ positive reviews demonstrate, I always try to go the extra mile to make sure my Diamond House guests have only positive experiences. Unfortunately, we were not able to speak face to face about the Internet issues you had during your stay.

When I saw your review, I immediately went upstairs and knocked on the door to the unit. There was no answer. So, I tried again a little later. This time Doug answered. I asked if it would be ok for me to come in and reset the router. This is often a quick fix when the Internet speed is lagging. I unplugged and reset the router, and then waited to make sure that Doug was able to get back online. He told me that he'd connected with no problem and the speed was fine. If you and Doug felt that I hadn't addressed your problem, I would have come back at any time and made sure that the Internet was working to your satisfaction.

That said, I understand how important connectivity is to my guests, and I have been working with my Internet Service Provider to diagnose and address any issues that might be causing intermittent service disruptions.

Thank you for choosing Diamond House and I hope you will visit again soon.
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~ Diamond House ~ 2~ Elegant Victorian Jewel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493269
+1 617-699-3212
Boston Greater Boston
5

1ST TRIP TO BOSTON & THRILLED WE STAYED HERE!

1st Trip to Boston & THRILLED we stayed here!
  • 5 of 5
WOW! There are SO many great things to say about The Diamond House! The location was PERFECT for us, the place was SO CLEAN (& we are huge neat freaks!), the customer service was outstanding from time of booking to LATE arrival! The space you get is unbelievable & the fresh flowers were an AMAZING touch! (Yes, I took pictures & sent them to my friends! Everyone was impressed!!!!). I can't even tell you how pleased with our decision of booking The Diamond House instead of a Hotel! We will be back & we will definitely book around when The Diamond House is available! 4 nights is all we were able to stay- but it was so homey feeling, I could've stayed way longer! Thanks for having us & we will be back soon! :)
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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~ Diamond House ~ 2~ Elegant Victorian Jewel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493269
+1 617-699-3212
Boston Greater Boston
5

PERFECT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Everything exceeded my expectations. This was my first experience staying anywhere other than a hotel or resort for my vacation, and now, I don't want to do it any other way. The gorgeous property provided comfort and elegance while still being accessible to everything we wanted to do. The service was exemplary, and I have already recommended this location to everyone I've talked to since my return home. Our host recommended wonderful restaurants in Boston such as Strega and Bova's Italian Bakery as well as local establishments within walking distance like City Feed and Sam Adams Brewery Tour. I'm still talking about the wonderful dish at Strega and Bova's has me searching for cannoli here at home (it doesn't live up). We started every morning of our stay at City Feed (I highly recommend the scones), and we tried to squeeze time into our schedule for a second brewery tour. It was that much fun. Our host was so helpful with recommendations for the best way to get around town as well. There's not a thing about this stay I would have changed.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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~ Diamond House ~ 2~ Elegant Victorian Jewel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493269
+1 617-699-3212
Boston Greater Boston
5

A TRUE DIAMOND IN BOSTON!!!

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful way to visit Boston by staying in a neighborhood rather than a hotel. The accommodations were spotless and beautifully furnished!!! Louis could not be a finer host. We stayed here last year and liked it so much we came back again this year!

Practically speaking, the T is about 2 blocks away which makes getting around Boston easy! Jamaica Plain is a nice neighborhood with great restaurants and a Whole Foods nearby for groceries.

I would not hesitate recommending this wonderful home away from home.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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~ Diamond House ~ 2~ Elegant Victorian Jewel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493269
+1 617-699-3212
Boston Greater Boston
5

LOVED IT! FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5
We were very excited to stay at the Diamond House. We have been visiting JP for years and always wondered about the fabulous house with the stained glass windows, so it was a true delight to stay there.

The house was wonderful. It's minutes from the Orange line and there was plenty of free on street parking. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and the living room was perfect for entertaining. Louis has done a great job outfitting the apartment with beautiful and comfortable antique furniture.

Diamond House lived up to its reviews. It was clean, well maintained, and felt like home.

Louis was there to meet us upon our arrival and had many recommendations of things to do in the area.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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~ Diamond House ~ 2~ Elegant Victorian Jewel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493269
+1 617-699-3212
Boston Greater Boston
5

QUALITY WITH A CAPITAL "Q"

Quality with a Capital "Q"
  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely,comfortable apartment in a convenient part of town. The T (metro) was right around the corner, and we had easy access to the art museums and the symphony which we came to Boston to enjoy. We were sorry we missed the brewery that's right in the neighborhood, and hope to get to it next time.

Everything was as advertised and reported in other reviews. Louis is a wonderful host; flowers were gorgeous and plentiful. Beds and linens were high quality; apartment was sunny and beautifully appointed. Kitchen has everything--even a mini-cuisinart--and Louis supplied the sifter I needed to make a cake! Restaurant advice was good--we even ordered in Indian food.

When we come back to Boston, we will stay in JP at the Diamond House.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Waterfront
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Stony Brook (MBTA - Orange Line)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 93
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carson Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bella Luna
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Blue Hills Reservation
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ula Cafe
Car: not necessary

Enjoy the amenities of a luxury hotel with all the comforts of home. Hardwood floors, gourmet chef's kitchen, spa bath, gorgeous stained glass and architectural detailing. Fully furnished with comfort and aesthetics in mind.

Prime location in the heart of the historic Brewery District. Steps to the T (Orange Line) and minutes from downtown Boston, the Longwood Medical Area, The Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall, and, Fenway Park.

Jamaica Plain is known for its concentration of greenspace. Rent a bike and explore the Southwest Corridor or take a ride to Jamaica Pond or the Arnold Arboretum. Runners, rollerbladers, cyclists, and walkers will find miles of paved paths just outside the front door.

Free on-street parking available or a gated driveway spot at an additional cost.

~~RENTAL ON LINE ZIP CAR LOT LOCATION~~

IS RIGHT BEHIND DIAMOND HOUSE! You can rent A CAR for the hour or day! IT'S EASY AND SUPER CONVENIENT !

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Boston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 2 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$230
From
$240
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$240
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Notes Maximum occupancy is four people.

Please inquire about Holiday weeks/ Special Event rates/ Dinner Parties.
Any parties/events must be discussed before rental starts.

I will negotiate rates for longer stays, just ask.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Holiday Resort
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , SHOWER STALL ONLY.......NO TUB!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Audubon Room - 1 queen
    The Italian Room - 1 queen
  • The ' Italian ' bedroom. Bright, beautifully furnished with a heavenly bed. You'll think that you've woken up in Florence. Flat-screen TV with cable and wireless wifi. Full closet. Down free pillows. The ' Audubon ' Room is tastefully decorated with a bird theme. Flat-screen TV with cable and wireless wifi. Full closet. Down free pillows available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • mountain climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
We never use wire transfers. Please be aware that there have been attempted scams involving intercepted emails and requests to wire money to the perpetrator. If you ever have any concerns, please call the phone numbers listed above to speak with the property owner (Louis) directly.
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