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Olive

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Family friendly, quiet, close to train, hospitals & downtown Boston

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Boston Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Classic triple-decker on a quiet, safe, residential street. 1st floor apartment newly restored & remodeled. Beautifully maintained back yard with enclosed deck & patio, sand box & swing. Cooks kitchen. Sleeps 5 comfortably & up to 6. Great for families or elderly (no stairs). WiFi, cable & DVD. Reading lamps in bedrooms. One block to grocery store, two blocks to down town Jamaica Plain with many shops & restaurants. Walking distance to the Jamaica Pond & Arboretum. Walking distance (5 mins) to the (T) orange line; 15 to downtown Boston, 25 minutes to airport. Very close to the medical area. No car required in JP. See our twin apartment listing 331710 with 28 reviews!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Olive (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

Family friendly, quiet, close to train, hospitals & downtown Boston
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
5

Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days here in June with our daughter and her two children, ages 12 & almost 15. We were quite comfortable in general, and the mattresses were particularly nice. There was plenty of room for us to relax and enjoy this lovely old home (apt.), and everything was spic and span. It is within easy walking distance to Doyle's, where we enjoyed a wonderful Irish-fare breakfast one morning; and the "T" is likewise just a few blocks away. I would like to add to a previous reviewer's comments on the door lock--although there was a deadbolt on the rental unit, it required the key to lock it from the inside, which would need to be left in the lock for fire safety reasons, We chose not use it and instead used the sliding lock and were not at all worried about security. Besides this being a quiet neighborhood, the door to the unit is inside behind another dead-bolted door to the front porch. My only suggestion would be to perhaps put a mirror someplace in the apt. near an electrical outlet since there are none in the bathroom, thereby allowing a person to do some grooming outside the bathroom while another person is showering. Overall, though, we had a very comfortable stay and would recommend this to anyone visiting the Boston area for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location and spacious apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 4 nights at the beginning of March. My husband and I were traveling with our two children (ages 3 and 1) and our 18 year old nephew. There was more than enough space for all of us in this apartment. While we were there both of our children fell ill. A lot of our plans were canceled due to high fevers. There was enough room for us to spend most of our time without feeling like we were on top of each other. The back yard certainly helped for the kids as well.

The unit was very clean and well maintained. My only concern was that you could not properly lock the main apartment door once you were inside. While the owners assured us it was a safe neighbourhood, I still did not feel comfortable with only a sliding lock keeping the door locked at night.

Perhaps my favourite part about this unit was that out front there is a sign indicating there is a deaf child on the street. Both of our children are deaf, and although we didn't know about this sign before we arrived, we did recommend this apartment to families in several parent groups we belong to.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your helpful & kind review. I am just realizing that you had not used the dead-bolt to lock the front door from the inside, the sliding lock is just for extra security.
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Tucson, AZ
5

Wonderful Place, Wonderful Owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

Olive and her husband were so wonderful to us, we felt like extended family. They were so great to helped us in every way they could and make us feel like we were at home! The place was lovely..I just LOVED the bathroom. I want that shower set-up, it was gorgeous! I was traveling with my 15-year-old niece and dad so the 2 bedroom was perfect. One room for my dad with an AMAZINGLY comfortable bed. The second bedroom had a wonderful queen and twin, so me and my niece could share a room, but have separate beds! We loved it!

We were in town celebrating my other niece's 1st birthday. One of the first nights we were there the door lock got jammed for the front door, we called Olive and she sent over her husband right away to help us. After figuring out there was no way to "shake open" the lock he went around back to the back door. We heard some banging and clanging and he was back there for a while, when he finally came to open the front door, we find out that he had almost completely destroy the back door by removing the lock. He was AMAZING!!! He wasn't upset with us, said it happens in old locks...we felt horrible! But he said they would fix the door and it would all be ok!

Then a few days later was the back-to-back Monday blizzards that Boston received this winter. Olive called and said that they would come over and get out some extra blankets and some camping lanterns, in case the power went out for a bit. We were gone for a few hours that day and when we got home they were set out on the dining table, thank goodness we didn't need to use them.

We'll be going out to Boston next year for Christmas and New Years and I KNOW we'll be staying here again! Thank you for EVERYTHING you did for us, can't wait to stay with you again!! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we were more than happy to break doors down or do what ever it took to make your stay a good one. Hope to see you again for future visits. Take care, Olive
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5

Amazing stay! Family friendly rental.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this family friendly rental. It is tastefully decorated, clean, and accommodated our family of five well. We were also able to bring our dog along and found the area to be very pet friendly. The owner made sure our stay was comfortable and was available whenever needed. The sights of downtown Boston, as well as summer fun at Carson Beach were memorable. I highly recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Jamaica Plain Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with some friends, greatly enjoyed our stay in Jamaica Plain at Olive's apartment. The apartment is clean, updated, and, best of all, cozy. We enjoyed being in walking distance to all Jamaica Plain has to offer as well as in walking distance to the T which we took each morning to the city. We felt right at home in the apartment and always felt safe around Jamaica Plain. Olive was always of great help and easy to contact. We loved being in the city during the day and coming back to Jamaica Plain for some downtime. We highly recommend this apartment to Boston's travelers!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay & was more than happy to help!
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Mt. Pleasant, SC
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 really enjoyed our stay in Jamaica Plain. The rental is conveniently located the the T line... Just a short walk through a green space . It is also situated a few blocks from shops, cafes and restaurants. We only had minor hiccups with our stay... Electricity went off for a few hours, slightly noisy neighbors but Olive and her husband were responsive and of course could do nothing regarding either of those issues. The apartment was adorable and clean. Comfortable beds in bothe rooms and it was very spacious. The outdoor space was nice for morning coffee as well. We had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Doyles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Boston-Vineyard/Nantucket/Cape at
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Forest Hills station & Green Street station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 93 at
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
JP Seafood
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Blue Hills Ski area
Nearest Beach
4.3 Miles
Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Boston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $30

* $100 security deposit is required to hold your booking & the full rental amount is required 30 days prior to your arrival.
* We accept payment via PayPal
* Rates are based on 4 person occupancy, an additional $25 is charged per adult per night up to 6. Children will not be charged this fee.

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Amenities

Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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