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Wonderful Jamaica Plain location, steps from T

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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.

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Property Manager
Rachel Hess
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Jamaica Plain location, steps from T
average rating of 4.6136365 based on 44 reviews

Great place - super close to lots of restaurants and Whole Foods!

  • 5 of 5
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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!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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canton ohio usa

An enjoyable visit.

  • 4 of 5

It was clean, roomy, comfortable and located in a great area.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a nice stay.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime!
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Auburn, California

Reasonable place close to the T

  • 4 of 5
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyoming, MN

Good home away from home cozy apartment rental!

  • 4 of 5
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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.


  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good stay. Come back anytime.
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New York City

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had such a great stay! Come back anytime!
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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


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Plain Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Marathon 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Graduation 2017
May 19 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $175
Cleaning fee $95
Pet Fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Jamaica Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, en suite bath
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
2 large floor fans and an additional smaller fan are provided. No A/C

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