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Architectural, Accessible, Charming House, Lovely Boston Neighborhood

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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6 nights


Jamaica Plain House Rental Photos and Description

3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 with roll-in shower), sleeps 7

Roomy, comfortable 3- to 4- bedroom house in lively, green Jamaica Plain. Fully accessible 1st floor has well-equipped gourmet kitchen, dining room, light-filled living room, book room, large bedroom, TV/4th bedroom and bathroom with roll-in shower.

The 2nd floor has two sizable bedrooms, washer/dryer, and bathroom with whirlpool tub. The accessible back deck has a Weber Grill, table for six or more and a tilting shade umbrella. The garden is roomy, with lawn, oak tree and herbs.

The transformed house, recently renovated by renowned architect Bill Boehm, was featured in the Boston Globe Magazine.

Located in the Pondside area, it’s just a block from Jamaica Pond, which has walking paths, seasonal boats and fishing—part of the Olmsted Emerald Necklace. JP has excellent locally owned restaurants, and is less than 4 miles from the State House downtown.

Parking available, transit nearby. Easy access to museums, shopping, concerts, universities. Bring the whole family! Enjoy a reunion, visit local colleges, gather friends for special events. Or get friends together for feasting, talking, shopping. It’s beautiful and fun.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Jane Bowers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, some spanish & french
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Jane Bowers

I've spent pretty much all my long adult life in Boston, active in local affairs and working with community based nonprofit organizations. As a lover of this city, I am proud and pleased to help others enjoy its many charms.

Why Jane Bowers chose Boston

This house, renovated quite completely in 2004, is a wonderful base for me in the lovely Jamaica Plain neighborhood, and is fully accessible for wheelchair users. It is my own residence and I rent the house out when I travel, especially to visit my sons & grandson.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Architectural, Accessible, Charming House, Lovely Boston Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Fabulous Boston property - in Jamaica Plain

  • 5 of 5

It was a great house -- more like staying at your own home rather than in a vacation rental property. There were spices, flour, sugar, and a Kitchenmaid mixer, and some great pans. Jane was wonderful, calling or texting us immediately for answers to questions. The area is eclectic -- lot of ethnic restaurants within walking distance, I counted at least 10 different ethnic cuisines, and was thrilled to find a restaurant called Grass Fed. Whole Foods and CVS were within walking distance. There is also a lovely lake with beautiful, stately mansions across from the lake. It was about a mile wide, and we took walks, along with other people, jogging, walking, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your response. I am always particularly happy when food lovers take advantage of the wonderful restaurants, farmers' markets, and other places (like my kitchen) that are available in Jamaica Plain. For myself I think of the neighborhood as food heaven. And I'm glad when people use the kitchen -- the appliances, the spices, the herbs growing outside. That's what they are for!
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"Home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

Jane Bower's home was charming and exceeded our expectations! We loved staying there, and it quickly became, a"home away from home" The house was clean, light, well maintained and well supplied. It was very comfortable. We were able to enjoy a full day of sight -seeing, knowing that we could return to all the comforts of home,(full kitchen wonderful showers , in a beautifully maintained neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a warm review! I'm so glad you liked the house and the neighborhood. That is what I always hope: that renters will find it well- supplied and convenient. Did you say also that you went to Fenway and saw our wonderful Red Sox put on a great hitting show? I will always hope that they can do a repeat performance for future guests.
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Homey, Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely area, beautiful park down the street, Whole Foods and great Cuban food in walking distance. Stony Brook subway station was a comfortable walk and the bus stop to Fenway was very close. The house itself was comfortable and spacious, with a big, beautiful back yard.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed staying in my house and enjoying at least one of the amazing restaurants that are close by.
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Great Accessible Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jane's wonderful home. It was completely wheel chair accessible for our daughter and very comfortable for the entire family. We enjoyed having friends over for dinner since we rarely can visit their homes. The location was perfect. We took public transportation everywhere! We'll have to go back so that we can enjoy Jamaica Plain, the trails around the lake and her beatiful back yard. Thank You!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! What a pleasure it was for me to rent to your family! I am always glad when the accessibility features of my house work for guests. When I'm a traveler, I look for accessible alternatives, which are not always easy to find. In addition, our communication was a true pleasure for me! I hope you do come back soon.
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Exactly what we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spotless, lovingly cared for and in a great location for getting around Jamaica Plain and into the city. It has a wonderful layout, plenty of space with a nice flow. There is a great deck with a gas grill off of the kitchen and a nice backyard. We had a rental car and really appreciated the convenience of being able to park in the driveway. The location is very convenient and we did not have to rely on the car much of the time. The Pond is one block away and is a great place to walk. We were able to walk to some of JP's great eateries and shops as well. Groceries, gas and a pharmacy are all within a couple of blocks. The owner was very accommodating and responsive. It was a great find!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real "home from home" and so convenient for local amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned to the UK from our holiday in Boston and the house 'made' our holiday. It was such a great base for exploring as we had private parking but also the bus stop if we wanted to go into the city. Also possible to walk into town via the green spaces (emerald necklace ) which was fantastic. We drove down to Marth's Vineyard, over to Concorde and to Rockport.

Jamaica Plain was lovely, great restaurants and shops. We loved the house and Jane made us feel so welcome with her info pack and lovely e -mails. It is her home and it feels so welcoming and homely. We tended to lunch out and stayed in for evening meals as the kitchen was so well equipped it was easy to cook. We dined out locally a couple of nights as there are some great places to eat within walking distance. I can't recommend this house highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5.1 Miles
Boston Harbor
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Back Bay Station
Nearest Beach
5.3 Miles
Carson Beach
Car: not necessary

Beautiful location for history & today: Freedom Trail & Paul Revere House; Red Sox & Celtics; Harvard, MIT, BU, BC & dozens of other colleges and universities. Fall leaf-peeping, Winter lights, Spring blossoms, Summer outdoors. Go to theater, symphony, art galleries, world music. Great museums of art, science, history. Jamaica Plain, city neighborhood with a small town feel, is known for private & public gardens like Arnold Arboretum, for a shopping street with all conveniences and few chains. And such great food! Award winning restaurants like Ten Tables feature locally grown produce; bakeries like Blue Frog make you drool.


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Plain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Peak/Winter Holidays
Oct 15 2016 - Jan 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter - Early Spring
Jan 10 2017 - Apr 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
Marathon Week
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 20 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Please contact owner for rental rates.
Refundable $500 Security Deposit Required.
Security deposit plus 50% required to hold reservation; balance due 21 days prior to arrival.
Full refund 28 days prior to arrival. 50% refund 14 days prior to arrival.
Deposit (less damages) Returned Within 7 Business Days of Departure.
US Holidays that fall on weekdays are subject to weekend rates.

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Jamaica Plain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 on second floor share deluxe bathroom with whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed shower. Bedroom 3 on first floor is near book room and kitchen and fully accessible bathroom. Bedroom 4 may be a lounge/TV room or may be a private bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

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