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Diamond House * 2 * Elegant Victorian Jewel

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)."

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

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1996

Why The Owner 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.

"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)."

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.

"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)."

Amenities

Egleston Square Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests must provide valid ID and the credit card used to book the reservation at check in.
  • No Smoking is allowed in Diamond House. if you break this rule you will be told to leave immediately.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , SHOWER STALL ONLY.......NO TUB!
  • Bright light surrounds you in the stain glass bathroom......
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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)." Not suitable for children under age 16

Reviews

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Diamond House * 2 * Elegant Victorian Jewel
average rating of 4.934066 based on 91 reviews
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5

Diamond House - Beautiful, clean, comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Louis Giovanella and his Diamond House are the real deal! If you are looking for a beautiful, clean, comfortable, convenient and affordable place to stay with a built-in tour guide then Diamond House is for you!

Diamond House is a traditional Boston Queen Anne style home with beautifully finished hardwood floors and interior design. Louis keeps the house immaculately clean. It is conveniently located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston within a 5 minute (or less) walk to the Stoney Brook subway station (Orange line). We were able to make it downtown in about 18 minutes (Downtown Crossing) - 20 minutes (Haymarket - North End) via the subway.

After a long day of sight-seeing in historic Boston we were contacted by Louis who was offering to turn the air-conditioning on to cool the house down before we returned. What a host! We returned to a cool and comfortable home that was so much more relaxing than a hotel. The house was very quiet (well insulated) even though I saw regular pedestrian and vehicular traffic outside.

The kitchen was stocked with all necessary kitchen utensils for cooking and eating including a coffee grinder and coffee maker. The beautiful double-headed (traditional hand-held & overhead rain) shower was stocked with shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There were plenty of clean towels (wash, hand & bath) available.

Although we normally ate breakfast at the house and lunch and dinner downtown, we did eat breakfast at Ula Cafe (next to Sam Adams Brewery) which was excellent. There is also City Feed & Supply (sandwiches for lunch)(1 block past the Stoney Brook station) and Bella Luna (dinner - next to Ula Cafe) within a 5-minute walk of Diamond House. There is also Yachris Market on the corner of Amory & Boylston which is a great quick-stop for necessities on the way to and from the Stoney Brook subway station.

Since we were staying for 7-nights, on our first night we ordered groceries online from Whole Foods Market who delivered the next morning before 9:00 a.m. The first delivery is free when you sign up online.

Louis was always available if there were any questions or needs (toilet paper/paper towels) and made our stay in Boston very enjoyable. Anything that you think you would like to do or see - forget Siri - just ask Louis! We would definitely stay with Louis at Diamond House again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful stay in Jamaica Plain

  • 5 of 5

This was out first trip to Boston (my wife, 10yo son, mother-in-law, and myself) and our host, Louis was very helpful with our pre-stay planning, advising us on the use of the T system and where to find groceries.

We arrived mid-afternoon, and Louis gave us a thorough orientation of Diamond House. We then walked for a few minutes to the Stony Brook T station bought our 7-day MBTA passes for our stay (a great deal, even though we were staying only 3 days) and headed downtown to see the sights.

During our stay, we spent most of our time in downtown Boston, but it was a comfort to come back to a beautifully decorated, fully outfitted, and extremely clean home. The beds are SO comfortable, the shower is luxurious, and Louis was kind enough to have the A/C already on for us when we returned in the evening. Boston was very warm the first 2 days of our stay, so that was a welcome treat! We needed to do a single load of laundry during our stay, and we were able to do that onsite.

We highly recommend Diamond House for couples, or families with well-behaved children. Louis was always just a WhatsApp message away, responded very quickly to our (admittedly) few questions, and even checked in from time to time to see if we needed anything. The proximity to the T station was great for us first-timers to Boston, and we found the people of Boston very friendly.

We left our MBTA passes for the next guests, as there were still 4 days left on them - hopefully they were put to good use!

Thank you again, Louis!

Todd, Margo, Alex, and Marion.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Elegant and very comfortable at the same time

  • 5 of 5

Louis was wonderful to work with, he suggested locations and advice on places to see and do. The apartment was just as described and more! Thank you again for letting us stay with you.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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"BETTER THAN THE DESCRIPTION"

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Diamond House 2. It is literally 1/2 a block from the T Station which can get you all over Boston. Also, it is a short walk into town with restaurants and grocery shopping. The accommodations were beautiful ( especially our fresh cut flowers ) and the place is spotless. It is even better than the pictures!!! The host Louis is wonderful and always easily accessible and full of suggestions !!

Thank you Louis for making my first trip to Boston so memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Old Elegance

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 4 nights in Jamaica Plain. Although some driving distance to Boston-town it's a 15 train ride on the T. Five minute walk to the T, very convenient. Also, there's a grocery store, liquor store and some really good restaurants nearby (easily accessible on foot). Although 90+ degree temps in Boston are a little unusual we faced 99 degree temps for 2 of 3 days so we needed air conditioning. The owner was very frugal minded and asked that we turn off the air when we left. We obliged but returned to a warm apartment after a long day touring Boston-town. It took an hour or so to cool it down so we were OK, but a cool apartment upon our return would have been ideal. All in all a beautiful, well appointed comfortable apartment apartment with everything that you would need. We would stay at the Diamond House again, for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Property is Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The home is lovely, we were very comfortable. Landlord takes wonderful care of the home. Location was great for us for our 4 day stay in the city.

Would've preferred to handle booking 100% online as that is the reason I book online - for the convenience and ease but other than that this was a terrific stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Egleston Square Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 19 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2016
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
90 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Service charge $250
Cleaning $300

Maximum occupancy is 4 guests..
This is a lock out unit the 2 person occupancy is for 1 bedroom only!
"NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16"
The reservation Balance is due at ***Check In ONLY ***
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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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