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Wonderful Jamaica Plain location, steps from T

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

One bedroom, two bath apartment, full kitchen, sleeps 2-4

You won’t need a car to get around Boston from this lovely, newly improved garden apartment in a quiet Jamaica Plain neighborhood. We are a few blocks from the T (Orange Line), and walking distance to Whole Foods, great restaurants, the Sam Adams Brewery, and the Emerald Necklace, Boston’s incredible park system. Ideal for couples or small families, you will have two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. If you do have a car, there is ample parking on the street. No parking is permitted in the driveway. Please be advised that the studio/laundry room through which you enter the unit has a slightly low ceiling. The kitchen and main large bedroom are a normal height.

More Details

Property Manager
Rachel Hess
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Rachel Hess

My parents live in California and bought this house because they come out to visit the grandchildren so frequently. I have lived here for over 10 years and love the community. I am an educator, working with expectant and new parents. My wife is a teacher and has worked in the public school system for over 10 years. We have two small children and a large cat.

Rachel Hess purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Rachel Hess chose Boston

This is a wonderful neighborhood - quiet and peaceful, yet close to everything.

Amenities

Hyde Square Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , studio/living room has a queen futon that sleeps 2
  • Queen bed, en suite bath
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • tennis
Notes:
2 large floor fans and an additional smaller fan are provided. No A/C

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

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Wonderful Jamaica Plain location, steps from T
average rating of 4.5614033 based on 57 reviews
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Bad experience beware

  • 1 of 5

When I booked I would have appreciated the owner to be up front that there is no ac had I known I would not have booked 5 nights when I found out it was to late to cancel she stated the heat was not unbearable there were fans well it was unbearable for me and my traumatic brain injury husband. I would have appreciated honesty from her considering the temp is almost 90. I stayed one night left for hotel ifeel she has an obligation to be honest in heat of summer let people know it did say it in the short term stay very small on last line did not see it so beware being honest is not priority for some people!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you had such a poor experience. It does state clearly on the listing that there is no AC. I'm sorry you felt I was dishonest, and I believe what I said was that many guests felt the fans were enough, though I can't speak for everyone. I also did refund you for a full night, even though we have a 30 day cancellation fee. Again, I'm sorry you had a poor experience.
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5

Great location - within walking distance to many things including the T which was easy to navigate!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Heron House in Jamaica Plain because we had tickets to a number of concerts between two venues and this home was right in the middle. The setup of the home and amenities offered were perfect for the two of us! The home was clean and had so much character being the underground floor - we loved its uniqueness! During our stay, we explored Olmstead Park, toured the Sam Adams Brewery, rode the T into town to the New England Aquarium, and rooted for the Red Sox at Fenway in addition to the concert in Mansfield! We were told by locals that where we were staying was really safe which was comforting being out-of-towners in a big city. So much history and countless things to see/do - we just might have to visit again to explore more... We would definitely stay at the Heron House again if available! Many thanks to Rachel and family for their hospitality!!! :o)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had such a wonderful stay. Come back anytime!
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Great location & clean!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 2 weeks in June 2017 and would certainly stay here again. The space was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen easy to work in, although being alone I didn't do much cooking.

The house was in a perfect location! Close to the city, but also in a quiet neighborhood where we easily walked to yummy restaurants, the grocery store and the train station. There is also

a great walking tail /park around Jamaica Pond that's quite pleasant. Whether alone or with my teen aged daughter, I always felt safe walking around and taking the trains to where I needed to go, even after dark.

Once, I locked myself out of the house - ugh! Even though Rachel was out of town, she was quick to provide a solution.

The only drawback to this property would be for tall people. Because it's a basement apartment, part of the space has very low ceilings, I'd say 6'. I'm only 5'4" so it didn't bother me at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were able to make Heron House your home during your extended stay in Jamaica Plain. Come back anytime!
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convenient, spacious, tidy and clean apartment in JP

  • 4 of 5

Heron House is a full-floor of the lower level of a house in JP. The apartment is spacious (bedroom, full kitchen, sitting room and two baths) and very comfortable for two. A pull-out double futon in the sitting room means it could accommodate two couples. The apartment is clean and tidy. Since the apartment is in the basement, it may not be as airy or light as other options. No AC. JP is an up and coming area of Boston with many interesting restaurants. Whole Foods is within walking distance so you can easily use the kitchen. A short walk to the Orange Line provides easy access to other popular Boston locations.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

All we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, all necessary essentials, easy check in/out, lovely safe neighborhood. We look forward to returning to Heron House.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Come back anytime!
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Comfortable place, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Heron House was the perfect home base for a long weekend in Jamaica Plain with my husband and toddler. The apartment is very well located in a beautiful neighborhood, walking distance from everything we needed and with easy access to public transit. The space was cool and comfortable, and our little one slept great - which is rare and valuable when traveling with babies and children! We had everything we needed and felt comfortable and relaxed every time we came back to the apartment.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found it so relaxing. Thanks for the review!
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Haven
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
MBTA Orange Line Stony Brook Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Blue Nile
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Hyde Square Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Marathon 2018
Apr 13 2018 - Apr 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Graduation 2018
May 11 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat
$950
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat
$900
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $175

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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