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Louis Giovanella

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Diamond House 2 Elegant Victorian Jewel

75 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

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Overview

Boston Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louis Giovanella (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Louis Giovanella

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

Why Louis Giovanella chose Boston

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 75 traveler reviews

Diamond House 2 Elegant Victorian Jewel
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 75 reviews
5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was such a great find. The home itself is beautiful and stunning. The decor is second to none and includes beautiful stained glass windows and antiques, which really gives this place a great look and feel. Oh, and did I mention the fresh flowers?!? Amazing!!! The home is located in JP, a very nice part of town, and is right around the corner from the subway, so getting downtown was easy. Another bonus was Louis himself, the home's owner, who went above and beyond to make our stay special. Louis had so many great suggestions on nearby restaurants and the best ways to get around. He was very responsive to our questions and was such a gracious host. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic location and a perfect place to chill

  • 5 of 5

this property was amazing in every respect. The apartment was shining and spotless. Everything you could want at a holiday apartment was available. The decor was fantastic and included fresh flowers in almost every room.Essentials were provided and extras including tea,coffee,candies and shampoo etc in the bathroom.We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a place near Boston. Great location to visit the city.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Elegant and Unique

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to find words to express my delight with my stay at Diamond House 2. This Victorian home has been lovingly restored and furnished by Louis, who is an on-site owner.

The home exudes charm, beauty, and excellent taste!! As my travelling companion and I

are older women travelling alone, we were concerned about what area of Boston to stay in.

Jamaica Plain turned out to be a diverse, artsy, interesting area with historical Victorian homes, breweries, and a number of excellent restaurants. We enjoyed JP very much. Two short blocks from Diamond House is the T station, from which one can easily and quickly access any part of Boston. A car is absolutely unnecessary. Louis was most helpful with suggestions and assistance. The floral arrangements from his garden were such a special touch and so appreciated. I enjoyed morning coffee out on the deck, and late afternoon cocktails, too! Since my return to Scottsdale, I have raved about Diamond House to many. I would give it more than 5 stars, if that were possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Owner Great Stay Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week beginning on 09/21/2015 thru 09/26/2015, I was searching for a home to rent in the Boston Area. I am not a big fan of Hotels and Found this Gem the initial contact with Louis was great. Louis was very accommodating and a true Ambassador of Boston. The house itself is very well maintained and the built in features along with Louis personal touches made this feel like home instead of a rental property. The neighborhood itself is great different mixture of cultures and its close to the T. There is no need to rent a car when staying here as the T can take you anywhere in Boston or you can use Uber. When we come back to Boston we will definitely try to stay at the Diamond House. Thank You Louis for Making our 1st visit to Boston a Great Experience.

Ivan

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Expect the Best

  • 5 of 5

We rented floor 2 and floor 3 of Diamond House over Labor day weekend.

I spent hours (in Florida where I live) reviewing Boston homes that would be perfect. I know, perfect doesn't exist but I needed this rental to be as perfect as possible. I needed only GOOD surprises. We were hosting out of state family (including us) for my son's Boston wedding reception.

This home exudes elegance and charm. When researching Boston, there are so many choices. I saw beautiful places with no character or warmth, I saw places that were more like sophisticated hostels. (really, a lot of beds but no kitchen or living room?) Example, the kitchen consisted of a small table and a coffee pot. This was a rather high priced place) Some were in nice neighborhoods, but had no character.

Louis not only picked a fine Victorian home, in a fun neighborhood but he actually restored with so much architectural detail and furnished it with both comfort AND design in mind. Beauty, grace AND comfort.

From the stunning floral arrangements to the comfy beds to the totally walkable Jamaica Plain neighborhood.....nothing is left to chance. Restaurants nearby are very good and not pricey by Boston standards.

If you like to cook or entertain, Louis has equipped the kitchen with everything you might need and Wholefoods is nearby.

Add our family to the others who have reviewed this property. Expect the best......Thank you Louis.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Excellent Vacation Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife, adult daughter and friend and I had a wonderful long weekend spending 3 nights at Diamond House 2. This vacation rental is truly a gem. The home itself is beautiful and fully renovated with all the modern amenities without sacrificing its historic character. The pictures try to capture its elegance but you really have to see it to appreciate all the work that has been done to restore it to its original beauty. The kitchen is very well equipped, the furnishings are comfortable antiques (not an oxymoron in this case), and the bedding and towels are good quality. The apartment was spotless on arrival and the overall ambiance is excellent. The deck at the back is private and was the perfect place for breakfast and drinks.

Louis is the perfect host; professional, friendly, accommodating, and very helpful. He is knowledgeable about the area and its many offerings. He had excellent suggestions for restaurants, sightseeing and shopping areas.

Though we had initially intended to stay downtown, the location in Jamaica Plain turned out to be much better. The area is quiet and a wonderful place to walk with many beautiful homes. It was so easy to get to downtown Boston on the Orange subway line without having to worry about driving or parking. We never had to use the car during our stay.

Overall, our stay at Diamond House was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bella Luna
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Waterfront
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Stony Brook (MBTA - Orange Line)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 93
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ula Cafe
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Blue Hills Reservation
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carson Beach
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.

~ ON LINE RENTAL 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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Rates & Availability

Boston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 19 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,650
 
 
Late Fall / Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter
Dec 30 2016 - Mar 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Maximum occupancy is 4 guests..

"NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16"

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
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.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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