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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

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Owner
Elaine Hackney
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

Up-to-date furnishings in a 1920s house.
average rating of 4.862069 based on 87 reviews
Jackson Mi
5

Awesome Boston Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family of four adults and two teenagers spent four days in Boston visiting sites and attending sporting events. I have rented units many times over the past several years and this was by far the best experience. Elaine is an awesome host and went out of her way to meet our needs. The three bedroom set up was perfect for our family and there was plenty of space for us to relax after long adventurous days. The property is perfect and within walking distance to public transportation. Plenty of eateries and shops a short distance from the front steps. I would highly recommend this property and owner. If we return to Boston, in the future, this will be the first place I contact to make arrangements for our accomadations.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They had a great time ! Fantastic!!!
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5

Beautiful old home in quaint neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a better vacation in Boston. Elaine was an amazing host, especially since we were needy and a little rowdy. She is very quick to answer any emails or texts and is helpful in every way...even giving us a recommendation for a babysitter!! The house is exactly what you'd expect of an old house...creaky floors, claw foot tubs, and character...but with huge closets and clean and modern decor. Elaine gave us access to most of the house including the entire front porch, back porch, landscaped yard, and basement with a washer and dryer. There was everything we needed to cook meals and bake like a mixer, toaster, blender, and coffee maker...even spices, sugar, flour, pasta, etc. We had more than enough towels, blankets, and paper products for all 8 people. The neighborhood was perfect for us with grocery stores and hip restaurants a few blocks away, the T within walking distance, and parks and a pond to go running in. We came specifically for Halloween in Salem and when we returned Halloween evening, we discovered Jamaica Plains is so fun to trick or treat in. It felt very safe since kids and parents were everywhere and Elaine dressed up and tossed candy from her upstairs balcony much to the delight of my 4 year old. We had such a good time I don't think I would ever stay anywhere else if we came back to Boston. Thanks so much Elaine!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Woo hoo!!! Another happy family. But something tells me they're very good at making their own fun! I'm glad they were all comfortable here and had a great Halloween!
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5

Made our vacation all the more memorable!

  • 5 of 5

Really can't say enough about both the property and proprietor! both surpassed all expectations. We were a little uncertain about the whole P2P rental process but Elaine was phenomenal from the first email to our arrival and beyond. My family couldn't have had a more relaxing and enjoyable experience as Elaine went out of her way to anticipate and accommodate every need. Great house, great location, great owner, will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That just plain makes me feel good ...
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Convenience and comfort in Boston

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Elaine's house for three nights and were made to feel very welcome. The house is spacious, very clean and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the shower powerful and hot, although the curtains around the shower made it feel a ittle claustrophobic. It is only a short walk to the T train for easy, quick access to the centre of Boston - no sitting in traffic jams or hunting for parking. The house is next to Jamaica Pond (very pretty) and only a short walk to the Arnold Arboretum - well worth a visit as the variety of trees is excellent and it's a lovely place to walk or simply sit. A very convenient home from which to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great that they visited the Arnold Arboretum - about 1/2 mile from the house. It's a Harvard research park and a great place in all seasons. And so glad they enjoyed their stay here in the house.
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Merthyr Tydfil
5

Awesome!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful apartment and a very welcoming host. Great location being out of the hustle and bustle of the city whilst having great transport links to all areas of Boston. I cannot recommend staying here enough, loved sitting on the porch with a cup of tea at the start and end of each day! Most comfortable beds ever! A home from home in every way.....we want to move in!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is a completely lovely review! Especially the part about tea on the porch at the beginning and end of each day. Makes me happy!!
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4

Great big house, walking distance to nearby lakes and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at the house and area, great back garden space, lots of trees, super BBQ , and nice quiet safe neighborhood

House has plenty of utensils etc,

Elaine was very friendly and helpful with anything we needed and even dropped off a 6pack of local beer to say sorry for the local nbc / directv dispute which had nothing at all to do with her.

Nice lake nearby for walking, running and boat rentals

Nice restaurants of all budgets within 5-10 mins walking distance

Would stay there again

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can hear that they had a good time — and I could smell that they had a great barbecue!
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Map

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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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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Amenities

Jamaica Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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