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Diamond House *3* Cozy 3rd Floor Nest Atop Elegant Victorian Jewel

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

Close to everything, but still the perfect getaway!

This Private Flat Diamond House *3* is located on the 3rd floor and has its own charm and personality.

You have the option to contact me directly to book this flat at


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 green space. 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 5 person occupancy. However, bedrooms accommodate up to 3 guests. Fourth and Fifth guest must use pullout sofa sleeper in the living room.

Your unit contains a digital safe to secure your valuables. This is provided free of charge.

Rates reflect 4 person occupancy only charge after 4 guests up to 5 guest.

More Details

Property Manager
Louis Giovanella
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Louis Giovanella

I'm a Massachusetts native who caught the travel bug later in life, I have recently enjoyed trips to Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Russia, and 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.

"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)."


Jamaica Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , very small tub
  • This newly renovated bathroom is clean and well-appointed.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Under the Eaves - 1 twin/ single
    Living Rm - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room pull "UP" sofa very comfy
    The Baldwin Room - 1 queen
  • The Badwin Room: You'll sleep like royalty under this ornately carved headboard. This bedroom is perfect for a couple. Under the Eaves: A sweet, simple room featuring a single bed and a cottage-like decor. Note: There is a sleeper sofa in the living room that will comfortably sleep two.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Not suitable for children under the age of 8 "You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)."


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Diamond House *3* Cozy 3rd Floor Nest Atop Elegant Victorian Jewel
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home away from home, this is your place. Two of us stayed in the third floor apartment for a week while I was recovering from a minor surgery that kept me in Boston for a week. This place was absolutely perfect with regard to cleanliness, a stocked kitchen, great sheets, perfect location, and best of all, an outstanding host, Louis. You can't beat this place! Plus, Jamaica Plain is a fantastic community to explore with great food. The other major advantage to staying here is that you are a block away from the T and can be downtown in 15-20 min. Street parking is easily available at the house as well. Louis, thanks for all of your helpful tips and being available to meet any need we had. Hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well kept up and well located.

  • 5 of 5

Louis is a great host! He greeted us warmly, helped move our luggage upstairs and detailed everything we needed to know about the flat. He responded quickly (and patiently) when we were leaving and locked our suitcase inside. It's obvious he cares for his home, inside and out. It was a 3 minute walk to the Orange line T station, so we could easily get wherever we wanted. We enjoyed coffee and sandwiches at the nearby Ula Cafe. We'd stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Secure 3rd floor apartment

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location in Jamaica Plain. Literally minutes walk to Stoney Brook T to get around Boston. Great neighborhood. Safe and convenient for walking. Less than 15 minute walk to Whole Foods or Stop and Shop for groceries. 5 minute walk to a great coffee place (Ula) and a restaurant (Bella Luna). Both located in a working brewery that offers tours.

The apartment has all you need. Lots of windows, comfortable beds and pillows , fully stocked kitchen if you like to cook. Louis is a great host: there if you need something or have a question (incredibly prompt) and not there if you don't need him (respects your privacy). Though we never had a lot of interaction with Louis, it's easy to tell he is a good person who really enjoys hosting.

If you like the 'feel of home' rather than a hotel, then this should be your choice.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the Reviews are True!

  • 5 of 5

Every review you read is the truth about the Diamond House. We rented the 3rd floor of the Diamond House and it was perfect for our family of five. The location was great. There is plenty to walk to in Jamaica Plain and the T is right around the corner. We were in in North End in 15 minutes(must eat at Giacomos). The apartment was very clean, cozy and well stocked. Louis is a wonderful host. We did not get to the house until almost 1:30am. Louis was there to greet us and help with our luggage. His response time to questions we had before we arrived and during our stay was immediate. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem of a rental

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay in the third floor apartment of Diamond House when we came to Boston to visit our oldest daughter, who was in her summer term at Northeastern. The apartment was cozy, very well-kept, and had virtually all the comforts you could want. There were even fresh flowers in the apartment and outside Diamond House!

The house location was ideal, just a short walk from the T and near some cool eateries in Jamaica Plains.

Louis was a very gracious, friendly, and helpful host, even when our late Friday night arrival became an early Saturday morning one. He kindly reached out to us about whether we would need the A/C turned on ahead of our return.

We will have opportunities to need to visit Boston in the future and will definitely be seeing if the Diamond House has vacancies....

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Find

  • 5 of 5

We feel so fortunate to have found this property. Louis was wonderful. He made the booking process so easy and is a fantastic host. We appreciate his suggestions for restaurants shopping entertainment etc. The house and gardens are immaculate and so beautifully decorated. You are within walking distance to transportation, restaurants, grocery stores and even the Sam Adams Brewey. Thank you again Louis for a wonderful weekend. Your hard work and attention to detail shows in this amazing property. JIm & Kathy M

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim,Kathy & friends were wonderful guests ,we welcome you back ANYTIME! Thank you for the nice review , I enjoy being the host. It's "very" important that our guests have a fantastic/memorable stay here at Diamond House and the Boston area. Thank you again for your nice review. Recognizing all our hard work to provide every guest a memorable stay is appreciated. Cheers, Louis
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"From the Ten Tables website: "At Ten Tables, we take pride in being a true neighborhood res..."
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bella Luna
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Stony Brook (MBTA - Orange Line)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bella Luna
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. A cozy cottage-space nestled under the eaves of a grand Victorian home. Gourmet chef's kitchen, bright, modern bath, gorgeous stained glass and architectural detailing. Fully furnished with comfort and aesthetics in mind.


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Plain Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Post Marathon
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep / Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Aug 31 2018
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Maximum occupancy is 5 guests.


An additional rate of $25.00 after 4 guests !

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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