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Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, sleeps up to 6, close to downtown

Renovated 2 bedroom bi-level apartment in 19th century 2 family house in the Jamaica Plain ('JP') section of Boston. Open layout with kitchen, bathroom, and living room/dining on the 1st floor and 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Floor to ceiling windows in living room allow for natural light and flow out to the mahogany porch and small yard. Granite counters in the kitchen, hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms. Front load washer and dryer conveniently in unit for your use.

Sleeps 4 - 5 comfortably, but can sleep up to 6. Queen sleigh bed, desk, rocking chair, bureau, and small closet in the master bedroom. Bunk bed and twin bed (total 3 twins) in 2nd bedroom, along with bureau and large closet. Fold up cot/bed with memory foam mattress if needed for 6th person. Also, pack and play, high chair, and child safety gate for stairs available.

Living room/dining area contains couch, armchair, closet, dining table with 4 chairs (2 additional chairs in closet if need to seat 6), baby high chair, and 40' HD Digital LED TV. Free Wi-Fi, basic cable and DVD. Bistro table and chairs, as well as benches on mahogany porch.

Jamaica Plain is truly a hidden gem. Walk to the beautiful Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, and other parks. Also within walking distance are great restaurants, convenience stores, popular ice cream parlor, shops, 5 Zipcar rental locations, Hubway bike rentals (in season), playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, bike paths, public library, community theater, and public transportation. Only 1 block (few minute walk) to take the bus downtown or 8 - 10 minute walk to the “T” orange line train for a quick ride downtown (about 12 minutes on the train to Back Bay and about 15 minutes to Downtown Crossing). Close to medical area. Free on street parking on rental street (no parking permit required).

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017


Jamaica Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Small renovated bathroom with new bathtub, tub surround with shower, floor, vanity, sink, and toilet. Towels, toilet paper, basic soap and shampoo provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • 2 renovated bedrooms. Master bedroom has queen bed and sleeps 2. Smaller bedroom sleeps 3 with a twin bed and a bunk bed. Fold up bed with memory foam mattress available for 6th person, if needed. Pack and Play for baby available too. Linens provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Welcome binder in rental with transportation, maps, brochures for areas of interest, and local restaurant information.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8039217 based on 51 reviews

Quiet, Clean & Cozy Accommodations for Marathon

  • 5 of 5

Before I get to the house, let me say that John and Maria go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcomed and cared for. Maria's binder of information was very thorough and helped us navigate around and plan out our time in Boston. We ate at some of the recommended nearby restaurants and were very pleased, especially with James's Gate.

The house was very clean and cozy. Everything we needed was there. The beds were pleasantly comfortable - typically a rare thing when travelling. We were in town for the Boston Marathon so it was especially nice to have the washer and dryer to wash the smelly running clothes!

It was nice being in Jamaica Plain because we could easily get to all the marathon events during the day, but then come back to a quiet place in the evening. Our kids loved the 2 nearby playgrounds and the arboretum. There were also good running trails just a block from the house. Travel into the city was a 5 minute walk to the station or bus stop and then either a 10-15 minute train ride or 20-25 minute bus ride.

We would highly recommend this property. Should we come back for the marathon next year, you will have to beat us to booking it!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Jamaica Plain was just right

  • 5 of 5

Cozy JP apartment was just right for a weekend in Boston. Location was ideal for our purposes - easy walking distance to friends and family. Short walk to the Orange Line made attending the March for Science simple. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Quiet and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in Maria's apartment. It was very comfortable,, and the kitchen was well equipped. It was very quiet, close to the T and downtown JP. There were a couple of bakery/cafes and a number of restaurants with a 5-10 minute walk. The bed was very comfortable. The apartment would be a great place for a family visiting Boston.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jamaica Plain comfort

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this duplex in December 2016. The house was incredibly well equipped with extra bedding, towels and blankets. The kitchen was perfect and had anything you might need to feed a family, and the entire unit was spotless. There were a number of toys and DVD's for the younger set as well. Perhaps the best thing is that it is a 8 minute walk through a lovely parkway to the T, which will get you anywhere in the city quickly and easily. Jamaica Plain also has a number of great pubs and restaurants, and the owner furnishes menus so that you can check out the food before you go. Altogether a wonderful, quiet place to stay at a very reasonable rate. Will use this VRBO again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Welcoming Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This house was very comfortable and had everything we needed - even a washer & dryer! The owners are friendly and helpful. Upon leaving the house the first morning, I ran into John and mentioned that I couldn't find the hair dryer. By the time we returned to the house, there was one waiting for us at the front door! (Later, I did find the hair dryer.) Maria was very prompt on an email reply when I had a question. This house is less than a 10 minute walk, through a well-lit park and neighborhood, to the Orange line "Green Street" T station. It is also within walking distance to a street with coffee shops and a wide variety of restaurants. The next time I am in Boston, I will check to see if this house is available.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place to stay. Well looked after, clean and exactly as described.

There were 4 of us, and it was the perfect size.

It's only a short walk from the T station, though this might seem further in the depths of winter.

You can also walk a few minutes to some restaurants and shop. We had a very good family dinner at The Bukhara Indian Bistro.

A couple of things to be aware of:

1) The bathroom is downstairs

2) The double be is against a wall, so someone will have to clamber into bed!

We've already booked for our next Boston visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Harbor ferries and to Vineyard/Nantucket/Cape
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Green Street Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 93 and 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
JP Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Blue Hills Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Plain Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 24 & 25
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 1 & 2
May 1 2017 - May 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 16 & 17
May 16 2017 - May 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer/Fall 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
June 16, 17, & 18
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

$100 reservation/security deposit required. Larger deposit for 3 or more weeks. Reservation/security deposit automatically converts to a security deposit upon arrival. Reservation/security deposit is not applied towards rent; however, it is refundable within (15) days of departure, provided there is no damage and you actually rent the apartment. Rent and cleaning fee due 30 days prior to check in (60 days for rental period over 20 days). We accept on line payments through Home Away. There is a $100.00 cleaning fee. Additional $25/night per person over 4 people. No other fees. May provide discount on monthly rate for multiple month rental. 100% refund of your rent and cleaning fee only if cancel 30 days prior to check in for rental period of 20 days or less and 100% refund of rent and cleaning fee only if cancel 60 days prior to check in for rental period of more than 20 days. Note that the $100.00 reservation/security deposit is only refundable if you actually rent the apartment and there is no damage. This $100.00 reservation/security deposit (larger reservation/security deposit for longer stays) is not returned if you cancel your reservation regardless of the notice time as the $100.00 reservation/security deposit is used to hold your dates. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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