|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
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
This is a wonderful neighborhood - quiet and peaceful, yet close to everything.
Before I begin to discuss the property, I have to give a big shot out to Rachel (the owner). My husband and I do a lot of vrbo-ing (we enjoy a kitchen for breakfast) and Rachel is amazing to deal with! A lot of the VRBO owners can be unresponsive or difficult to deal with. Not Rachel- I probably asked her a dozen questions before and during our stay. She was always pleasent and responsive. We brought our dog with us and Rachel was very accommodating. She just asked that we were considerate of others in the area when it came to our dog- which is understandable!
The apartment is exactly as described. Very close to lots of restaurants. My husband and I walked everywhere (except to the train station, it was cold!). The apartment is on a street that has a bit of a hill which is nice because it gives you a chance to walk back and digest your food. The kitchen was exactly what we needed and all of the furnishings looked pretty new. The bed was even comfortable- not that 50 year old bed that I've seen in a lot of other places with the springs sticking you in the back. If we make it back up to Boston, I would be happy to stay in this place again!
It was clean, roomy, comfortable and located in a great area.
We had a great stay here. The space was clean and amenities are great. The location offers good access to the subway and is a great bargin for the area.
The best things about this rental are its reasonable price, spaciousness, and proximity (three or four blocks) to the T stop. Also the owner generously stocked it with laundry soap, shower supplies, etc., so we did not mind having to purchase our own dish detergent. (The container was just about empty). It is very much a basement, complete with the aforementioned low ceiling, exposed pipes and a kitchen window that does not open because some wiring blocks it. One can hear the footsteps above, including a dog skittering around from time to time but it was not a problem as the inhabitants weren't partying or up late or anything. It was quite spacious for two people; okay for three (we had an adult son with us; he slept on the futon couch in the room with the washer/dryer and table/two kitchen chairs). There was more than adequate bedding and we appreciated that there were two bathrooms. The Wifi connection was solid. Also, the place was very clean. Communication with owner was smooth. We felt very safe walking in the pleasant neighborhood of nice older homes and lots of trees. There are restaurants and a couple of markets several blocks away, (opposite direction from the T stop), and a liquor/wine store roughly on the way home from the T stop. We took the T into Boston every day for sightseeing. Unfortunately due to time constraints we missed visiting the Sam Adams brewery, which is within easy walking distance! Highly recommend walking the Freedom Trail, especially the northern half; and we also very much enjoyed Harvard's natural history museum in Cambridge. The Duck Tours are a hoot.
I just checked out of the Heron House rental apartment this morning after staying for a week in this basement apartment with a friend. We loved having two bathrooms that went along with separate sleeping accommodations. Heads Up . . . . I'm 5'8" and I had only a 4" clearance when I was in the apartment entry area of the living room where the day bed sofa is located and when in the first bathroom located off the living room. The lower ceiling in this part of the apartment worked just fine for me, but if someone is close to 6 ft tall or over this part of the apartment will be a challenge. The kitchen and back bedroom have high ceilings. The Heron House property is a close 3 1/2 block walk to the orange line of the T-Stop: Subway Station. Rachel was wonderful to work with all throughout the reservation process and during our stay in Jamaica Plain. The accommodations are cozy and worked well for us to come back to each evening after spending our days on the go exploring Boston and taking in the historical highlights of our country.
Our overall experience at the Heron House was wonderful. The apt is spacious and had everything we needed. The location was convenient to pretty much everything - especially the Sam Adams Brewery!
Rachel was an excellent host and when we come back to Boston we definitely plan on staying here.
|Refundable damage deposit||$175|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.