Chic and sophisticated garden apartment in a lovely home in the center of JP, as Jamaica Plain is called. Our green space is very green this year - the Emerald Necklace surrounds JP - and this part of Boston has open studios, farmer's markets, lots of great music, numbers of breweries and cafes, the best museums and schools nearby, the city Zoo, and terrific public transportation either by bus or train. We are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful land and great neighbors. On a quiet residential dead-end street just one block from Jamaica Pond, which we can see, and a mile's walk through town to Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. This pretty apartment has a bed-sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and bath, a separate dining room, large entrance hall, and separate entry. It is fully furnished and suitable for one person or a couple. No seniors with disabilities, no children, no pets. There are stairs to it and within it. Immaculate and fun! Boston proper, as it's called, is easily reached using the 39 bus line a block away, and or via two nearby subway stops [Green Street less than 3/4 mile; Stony Brook about a mile]. 10 minutes from some of the best schools, hospitals and museums in the world, as well as downtown Boston and sailing on the lovely Charles River. The Bruins, the Patriots, the Red Sox and, of course, the ocean and even the Zoo very close by. Colleges and universities like BU, BC, Northeastern, Harvard, and many others abound so, if you are a student or have college-aged children , it is a great spot for interviewing, visiting and celebrating. Bike, walk or jog the Emerald Necklace, sail, kayak or row in Jamaica Pond, hike in the many nearby natural areas, and enjoy the rich history and active art and music scene this part of Boston enjoys. We are rated the best area in Boston in which to live! On-street free parking. Owners reside on the premises and have a garden to which you have access unless they are in residence. Please note that there is no smoking of any sort and there is a limit of two people [one queen-sized bed].
- Apartment450 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
The most beautiful spring ever! And it's graduation, biking and baseball season
Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 22, 2018
About Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton
Travellers and art lovers, we grew up in the country and love the city! We garden lots and volunteer at historic properties in town.
Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton chose Jamaica Plain
Trained as an architect, my husband wanted a bungalow! Our last house was an 1806 beauty on the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island - my choice - so it was his turn and it's perfect!
What makes this Apartment unique
We love feeling as though the city is very far away - even though by car it is 5 or 10 minutes. Known for its diversity, this area is extraordinary for its parks and amenities, its restaurants and coffee shops, a brewery, the rich history and richer cultural assets, and quick public transportation to downtown Boston and a short drive with good public parking [and expensive parking garages]. We have a lovely, big garden, as do all of our neighbors. Accessing highways is quick and simple; there is tons of shopping, of course; and an amazingly rich music, art, theater and dance scene. Beaches on the bays or the ocean are quite close and we often go to Maine, New Hampshire, the Cape and Rhode Island just to hang out, do chores, and see friends and family.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect location and super clean!
This apartment was immaculate. Not a speck of dust or cobweb in the place. The owners had all the right amenities. I personally was grateful for the electric teapot. We didn’t need a TV because we had the WiFi password to access the internet news on our digital tablet. There was a lot of humidity the week we stayed but thankfully the owner supplied fans to keep the apartment cool. The location was perfect less than a half a mile to either Whole Foods grocery or restaurants, the subway line or the Jamaica pond park which is lovely. There was a bus stop at the end of the street too. We cooked our morning and evening meals at the apartment. All the kitchen tools you would need plus seasoning and spices were available. The owners really made us feel like welcomed guests. They left out umbrellas for the rainy days. It felt like a home away from home. We would definitely recommend this rental.
We loved having you as our guests! Please come again or send your equally lovely, energetic and adventurous guests! Our best wishes, Alexandra, Gordon, and Oliver
Great clean, modern, peaceful location! Wonderful hosts!
What a great find. It was clean, comfy bed and lots of helpful "I forgot" items. I slept well! Excellent bathroom. Did not get to use the kitchen, but it had all I would have needed if I had the time. I walked to restaurants,coffee shops and ice cream shop. Easy transportation options, bus, short walk and Uber/lyft arrived in 2-5 minutes for me. Alexandra and Gordon were great hosts! Lots of great tips. Would stay again.
Thank you, Nancie! We loved having you as our guest and hope you return. I'm so impressed with your discipline with your classes! Best wishes to you and yours, Alexandra and Gordon
Great location, great people!
Cozy apartment perfect for a couple. Lots to do in the historic area without need of car. Owners were great giving us great ideas with things to do in the area. Hope to be back , weather was perfect!
We loved having you and hearing about your travels! Come again soon!
Home away from Home
Very clean place. Great host. Extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks so much for your assistance with the taxi service and the many other areas you assisted with. Highly recommended place to stay. Felt so much at ease and safe.
We loved meeting you. Come back soon!
Wonderful little place.
Perfect little place and very centrally located. Extremely clean, comfortable and in such a quiet area. Bed was just perfect with super warm soft linens. Loved the little coffeehouse and shops within walking distance - especially the Whole Foods so near. Already talking about the next trip to Boston and we will definitely stay here next time.
We are so happy you enjoyed staying with us, Lisanne. It truly is a perfect location and, once the snow melts, the parks and ponds are lovely. We are looking forward to your next visit! Alexandra and Gordon
Just bring your toothbrush... everything else has already been supplied!
We had a great stay in this perfect little "nest". Loved the wonderful décor.. made me feel at home immediately! Alexandra and Gordon were perfect hosts and have made their rental just a wonderful little haven from the insanity of life. The garden in the backyard is just gorgeous and so relaxing! I never wanted to leave it. The apartment was absolutely spotless and so convenient to the city. Although the weather was sweltering while we were in Boston July 19-22, we were very comfortable in the coolness of the apartment. The neighborhood is just wonderful! Next visit we hope to have time enough to explore. We just loved the drive along the Emerald Necklace and looking at all of those amazing houses. Parking looked like it was going to be a big challenge, but it turned out that we were able to find a spot within a short walk to the rental every time :-) We, too were unable to get the wifi to work, but it wasn't really an issue for us since we both can get the internet on our phones. Would love to stay here again on our next visit! Thanks again, Alexandra and Gordon!
Jamaica Plain is a self contained town within the city of Boston. It is surrounded by the amazing and lovely Emerald Necklace, a linked series of parks that includes ponds, an arboretum, a zoo, a golf course, many tennis courts, and other amenities. JP is well-loved by those who live here and visitors for its richness: diversity, food, accessibility, architecture, green space, biking, dogs, music. It's the chic place to live in the region.
Additional information about rental rates
Check out is by 11:00 am. Check in begins after 4:00 pm. Special arrangements easily made by asking. No pets, smoking or candles. On-street parking. A $50 fee will be charged for cleaning weekly or more often, if you wish. Fresh linens and towels whenever you wish. The closest ocean beaches are a 15-minute drive. Bikes can be rented locally.