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Elaine Hackney

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Up-to-date furnishings in a 1920s house.

79 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Jamaica Plain Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bdrms, 1 bath, sleeps 8, living rm w/ gas fireplace, ding rm, full kit, porch

Enter the front door and you're in your home away from home. It's spacious but comforting.

Bedrooms are decked out with comfy linens. Back porch looks at the garden. Eat in the kitchen or the dining room. On chilly evenings have a fire with the click of a switch.

Jamaica Plain (JP) is a neighborhood within the city of Boston. The house has easy access to the T (our public transit system) — a 15 minute ride to downtown. JP has the feel of a small town but it's definitely part of Boston's urban life. The house is just one block from Jamaica Pond (a 1.5 miles loop around the pond) which is great for walking or running in all seasons — biking, picnics or renting a sailboat in the warmer months.

Just 2 streets away is a new Whole Foods Market. Walk less than 10 minutes and you're in JP center with an array of ethnic restaurants, cafes, pubs and retail stores. This home is a great space in a great neighborhood in a great city - all set up for a great vacation

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elaine Hackney (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 79 traveler reviews

Up-to-date furnishings in a 1920s house.
average rating of 4.886076 based on 79 reviews

Lovely home, well equipped, quiet area

  • 5 of 5

My family (two adults and kids aged 16 and 12) stayed in Elaine's lovely holiday home for 6 nights in July 2016. It is a lovely home, clean, well laid out and well equipped and with good access to the Orange Line T into Boston as well as local shops and restaurants (try the Cuban diner style restaurant for black beans and rice!) Elaine was really helpful, and there are unusually good and clear instructions for all the various appliances and things around the house, which stops you having to guess. The neighbourhood seemed quiet generally, and you are just a short walk from the lovely Jamaica Pond. Parking is right outside the front door with no restrictions other than for street cleaning. And access on arrival is super easy. We had a really lovely relaxing few days here and would definitely recommend this property - we will stay here again if in Boston!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I never get tired of hearing that my rental contributed to guests having a great visit to Boston!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Elaine is a terrific host - very accommodating and responsive. Her home is clean and well kept with an outstanding location.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to have satisfied guests!
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Great graduation weekend in a cozy neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (mom, dad and 3 young adults) stayed at Elaine's home for a long college graduation weekend. When the TV was not functioning on the first night, Elaine was prompt in fixing this. Her apartment is lovely, spacious and beds were more than comfortable. Location provided a short walk to Whole Foods for food and groceries. Did not take public transport but Uber or taxi rides into Boston were reasonable. Would readily stay here again and recommend to family or friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graduations are important family affairs. So glad the stay at the house made celebrating easy!
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Great place - just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family (with 6 kids) to stay while we visited Boston. We felt safe and were thankful to be close to the T. Beds were comfy and kitchen was handy.

Great to meet you, Elaine! Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet this family! The kids all seemed to have a fun time in Boston!
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Fine Home in a Good Community for a Boston Stay

  • 5 of 5

This well-furnished and decorated 1920's home and its Jamaica Plain location are gems. The home has all the necessary amenities with a few extras. The gas fireplace in the living room is a comfort and delight. The kitchen and dining rooms are spacious. The bedrooms comfortable. Elaine, the engaging proprietress, makes you feel immediately at home. Her recommendations for the area are excellent. Take the walk around Jamaica Pond - just up the block - to get a feel for the vibrant Jamaica Plain community. In the other direction is the Stony Brook Metro stop which puts the rest of Boston within easy reach. A great place to stay in teh Boston area.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love it when someone truly enjoys our neighborhood of Jamaica Plain and all the amenities to visiting the whole city. It's great!
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apt was clean, spacious and well apportioned. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and the location was ideal. We were able to walk to train or bus and to local shops. It snowed while we were there and Elaine graciously offered to let us use her sleds on the sledding hill just down the street. We were

so comfortable there and would definitely go back. Elaine is a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy guests make ME happy!
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Car: not necessary

Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood within the city of Boston that provides a small town feel within the urban lifestyle. JP, as locals call it, is just minutes from downtown Boston by public transportation. It's a unique community, almost completely surrounded by parks, including the Emerald Necklace (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park fame) the Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park Zoo and a protected Urban Wild area. The center of JP offers abundant amenities including restaurants — ranging from take out to 4 Star — in an array of ethnic options. A great place for families, couples and singles.

Let's not forget this is New England. Pleasant car rides in almost any direction take you to the picturesque small towns you've seen on postcards. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont are each within an hour's drive. In fact, you can drive to Montreal in about 6 hours . . . and New York City in about 4.

Good spot for a great visit.


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Jamaica Plain Apartment Rental Rates

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Spring / Summer / Fall
Apr 1 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $275

$225 - $275 per night
Rates are based on five guests. Each additional guest is $25 per night per guest to a maximum of 8 people.
Rates are based on five guests. Each additional guest is $25 per night per guest to a maximum of 8 people.

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Jamaica Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Floorboards
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Guest decides - either a king bed or a set of twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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