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Louis Giovanella

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

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Overview

Jamaica Plain Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Close to everything, but still the perfect getaway!

Diamond House 2 was featured on the popular LiveWell Network show, Sweet Retreats. This unit is located on the 3rd floor and has its own charm and personality.

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 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louis Giovanella (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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.

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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)
Diamond House 3 Cozy 3rd Floor Nest Atop Elegant Victorian Jewel
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

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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Sewell, NJ
5

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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Boston vacation

  • 5 of 5

First I want to thank the owner Louis for helping to make our stay in Boston a great experience. He is extremely professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about Boston. My friend and I spent 5 days at the apartment and totally loved it. The descriptions are completely accurate however the pictures do not do justice to the beautiful place. I have stayed in many places all over Europe and North America, however The Diamond House was the most charming and clean place that I have stayed. It is cozy and lovely, furnished with antiques and with beautiful natural floral arrangements in all rooms; the cute bathroom is small but super clean, light filled and with fluffy towels and nice toiletries; the kitchen full of light with all that is needed to cook a nice meal; the bedrooms are large, bright, with comfortable beds and dressers plus good sized closets. The living room is spacious, well decorated, plus it has a massage chair that sooths the muscles after trekking all over Boston. The place is so welcoming that it made me stay indoors longer than I ever expected. The grounds were still pretty despite being autumn and I can imagine how pretty they must be in when all the flowers are blooming.

Another highlight is the neighborhood: Jamaica Plain is a clean, quiet and trendy, with walking distance to nice restaurants, markets, pharmacy, etc. Plus the orange line is a couple of blocks from the house. We had dinner at the Tres Gatos, which has excellent tapas; El Oriental de Cuba (no alcohol served) great Cuban food, very large portions. For coffee and groceries, the City Feed & Supply is wonderful. I also liked the Ula Café in the Brewery Building.

Walk around the neighborhood to appreciate the interesting architecture and a bit longer walk, to the Jamaica Pond.

All in all it was a fun vacation and I would go back and stay in the Diamond House and I also recommend it to friends or to anybody else that appreciates lovely place for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Louis is a charming and gracious host, who decorates his immaculate property with beautiful fresh floral arrangements. Apartment 3 is very spacious, with a large living room and kitchen, and was perfect for us, two friends from opposite sides of the world, to have a catch up. A huge benefit is being so close to the T station (we bought 7 day passes and saved a lot of money), which is only about 20 mins to downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed our five-night stay in this quiet neighborhood and highly recommend Louis' property.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Neenah, WI
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Mini Stay Boston Diamond House

  • 5 of 5

The Diamond House was the perfect property for our mini stay in Boston. Located just a few blocks from the subway, it was close and easy to get to without having to spend the extra cash of staying downtown. It was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Louis is a wealth of information and we tried many of his restaurant suggestions and could not have picked better. We highly recommend staying here and will share with others we know who will be visiting Boston.

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

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Logan Airport
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
I-93
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.

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Rates & Availability

Jamaica Plain 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
May 19 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer / Early Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall / Early Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Early / Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$230
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Marathon 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Post Marathon
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
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
$245
From
$255
Fri,Sat
 
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
$250
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Rates 2016/2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,600
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Maximum occupancy is 5 guests.

"NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12"

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Jamaica Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , very small tub
  • This newly renovated bathroom is clean and well-appointed.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 double
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Not suitable for children under the age of 8

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