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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 - 28 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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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

Jamaica Plain 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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Diamond House *2* Elegant Victorian Jewel
average rating of 4.936709 based on 79 reviews
5

Perfect home for our first trip to Boston!

  • 5 of 5

Louis was a wonderful host for my family! The Diamond House was very clean and so comfortable for a family of 4. We were right around the corner from the subway so no car was needed to get around town. Louis was so helpful with restaurant and attraction recommendations. It was a perfect stay and we look forward to coming back again soon! Thanks Louis!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, sparkly clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

A remarkably beautiful suite with care and attention to every design and decorating element made our stay very memorable. Very clean and great comfortable beds. The location next to the train enabled us to see and enjoy Boston without the headaches of driving. Louis was an excellent host. He offered us just the right balance of information, support and privacy. We are seasoned VRBO travelers and Louis and the Diamond House are absolutely the best!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly a Gem

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home was perfect in every way. The location was most convenient, the neighbourhood quiet and safe, and the flat - WOW! It is truly stunning, and every possible amenity was provided. We stayed with another couple, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the superb restoration work, stained glass and every creature comfort we could want. While we had our daily adventures, we all looked forward to coming home too!

Oh, and then there was Louis! Knowledgable and completely helpful, he was our go-to person for almost everything we planned. His help was superb, it was clear he overlooked no detail in ensuring the comfort of his guests, and it was also clear that loves what he does!

We would all highly recommend this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Diamond House! The house was in a great location and convenient to the T. It was decorated beautifully and very clean. Louis was a great host and willing to give recommendations on places to eat and see. We had a fantastic trip to Boston and look forward to staying at Diamond House in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I take great pride in hosting such wonderful people from all over the world ! It is I who thank all of my guests for choosing Diamond House ! Safe travels Cheers, Louis
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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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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

Jamaica Plain Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Marathon
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Post Marathon
Apr 19 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Spring/Summer 2017
May 2 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$255
Thu,Sat
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Late Summer Early Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Holidays 2016 / 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
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"
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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