|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Modern apartment in a JP 2 family. Enjoy our extensive collection of fresh local art. This is not your standard run of the mill rental. Collection will occasionally rotate. Currently showing 'Ladylike' by Christine Li as well as other works. Completely redesigned with a SS kitchen, washer/dryer in unit, pantry, huge closets, tall ceilings (17ft in some places), modern fixtures, and an office alcove. Versatile floor plan good for couples or roomies. Enjoy nice landscaping and deck. 1blk to subway, restaurant/bar, gym, coffee shop. Walk to Centre St's many shops and restaurants. Convenient central location to downtown, 93, 95, 90, etc. Minutes to Medical area. Absolutely no need for a car unless you're leaving Boston Metro.This our 2nd & newest rental. See Homeaway #240435 for our 33 5star reviews.
*Calender is well maintained. Rates are specified on this ad. Rates reflect 2 person occupancy.*
Green Space: Jamaica Plain, often referred to in the 19th century as 'the Eden of America,' is one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city of Boston. The community contains or is bordered by a number of jewels of the Emerald Necklace park system designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted: Olmsted Park, from Route 9 at the Riverway south to Perkins Street, including Leverett Pond, Willow Pond, and Ward's Pond... Jamaica Pond has 60 acres (240,000 m2) of surface area and is the largest and deepest body of fresh water in Boston... Arnold Arboretum is a 265-acre (1.1 km2) world-renowned plant collection maintained by Harvard University, and contains Peter's Hill, the highest elevation in Jamaica Plain at 235 feet (72 m)... Franklin Park is a 527-acre (2.1 km2) park (the largest in the city) and holds the Franklin Park Zoo (the largest zoo in New England), White Stadium and the William J. Devine Golf Course.
Public transportation: The Green Line 'E' Train streetcar service terminates at Heath Street and South Huntington Avenue. Bus service continues along South Huntington Avenue, Centre Street, and South Street to its terminus at the Forest Hills Station. The Orange Line rapid transit train line runs below street level through the middle of Jamaica Plain, with stops at Jackson Square, Stony Brook, Green Street, and Forest Hills. Buses connect Jamaica Plain with West Roxbury, Hyde Park, and suburban Dedham and Walpole to the south, and the rest of Boston by street routes. Forest Hills Station is a major transportation hub and is within walking distance of the Arnold Arboretum and Forest Hills Cemetery.
Accommodations: Arthouse 2 has two bedrooms, one larger than the other. The unit is best suited for one to four person occupancy but feel free to inquire about a couple extra. We're painting the whole unit so we'll be posting new photos soon - available September 1st, 2011 just in time for parents visiting their kids at college and leaf peeping season!
We would like to thank you. We really enjoyed our stay at your apartment. The house is great and it was really comfortable with the T just one block away and restaurants and shops nearby. We had a great time in Boston. Thank you again for your help. Kind regards Claudia, Georg and René
We had a great stay in this beautiful apartment. Spacious, clean, comfortable place with a beautiful bathroom and kitchen. It's in a nice non touristy neighborhood, two minute walk to the T and were in the heart of Boston in just a few stops. My 18 year old son was easily able to get himself to his trombone lessons we were in town for. We got the week pass for the T which was a great deal even for a few days and took the T everywhere. Neighborhood has lots to offer close by. Love the corridor park across the street. Playgrounds and a walking and separate bike path that runs to the city. Cafe with wonderful coffee and pastries less than a block away. Restaurant next to it was good, Coffee and Feed was nice to have nearby. Took the Sam Adams Tour which was fun and quite a deal for $2! Doyle's pub was a fun place to eat, and has a fantastic fish sandwich. Christine was great to work with. Wish we could have stayed longer but we'll be back!
Stayed here for a few days with my husband and 20something daughter. Location was excellent. 5 minute walk to the T. The Arthouse was as clean as could be and extremely comfortable. We had plenty of room to relax and beds were super comfortable. Coffee shop a few doors down provided us with the needed caffeine every morning. Christine was so very helpful...printed some tickets for us and left at our door....recommended Tres Gatos for drinks and appetizers one night and it was a 10 minute walk and so so soooo good. Maybe our favorite meal! Our internet connection was spotty..but Christine said there was construction in the area that was causing problems. She offered to come by to see if she could help with it, but we declined bc it wasnt anything super important (and besides, our phones were surfing fine)...I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone looking to stay in Boston...super convenient to everything via the T, and much more spacious and relaxing than a hotel room, for less money. (just remember to bring own soap and shampoo, etc...we forgot our soap but cvs solved that. ). Great , great stay!
This great apartment was easy to get to. It was a two minute walk from the Stony Brook T station on the Orange line. We had never been to Boston and had no trouble taking the T from the airport to the apartment. The keyless entry was easy to use and the apartment was clean and had plenty of space for three adults. It is within a minute walk to a great coffee shop and bar. Great place, and we would stay again for sure! Very reasonably priced.
Loved the cool modern atmosphere in a 200 year old building. Updated remodel with current appliances while maintaining quirky historical touches. Stayed for 3 days with husband and 80 year old parents and although I worried about the stairs, it didn't bother them in the least. Great neighborhood with restaurants and bars and although not in downtown Boston, the proximity to the T station made everything within easy reach. We had never been to Boston and had an amazing holiday which certainly centered around our stay at Arthouse.
My friend and I rented the Art House together during our winter break from our work in a Middle School with special needs students. We found the apartment very comfortable, tastefully furnished and the neighborhood was delightful. We were also appreciative of the proximity to the subway stations as that negated a lot of driving. The only thing that dampened our visit was a plumbing issue. After being in the apartment all of four hours, one of us used the bathroom. The toilet overflowed and we immediately shut off the valve to stop incoming water. We also very quickly dried the floor of the bathroom, e-mailed Christine and waited for help. Shortly after that incident, water was heard flowing into the downstairs apartment. We ran down to check on the tenants and a waterfall was flowing through their ceiling. All water was turned off upstairs. Christine accused us of destroying the downstairs apartment and also damaging the bathroom upstairs. There was no standing water upstairs, we were quick to remedy the situation in our bathroom and used a public toilet down the road until we were assured the problem was fixed. We were not in the building long enough to cause that kind of back up in a toilet. Christine told us that the toilet needed to be plunged after every flush which is indicative of an ongoing problem, but only told us that after the initial flush that caused so much trouble. Not only does Christine hold us responsible for the overflow, she did not return our deposit and threatened a lawsuit. She never once came by to check on us, sending her boyfriend the plumber instead at a very late hour. Not once during our three day stay did she stop by or e-mail to check on our well being. Instead she sent an e-mail to me when I got home in which she said I was negligent for not finding a place for her tenants to stay. I was a guest, and did not think I had to do that job, but apparently she did. My friend wrote a review similar to mine, but Christine told Homeaway she never stayed there. Not only did she stay, she paid half the rental fee. What should have been a pleasant time visiting my grown sons and also sitting by the girlfriend of one as he underwent surgery, turned into a nightmare. My traveling companion and I are in our late fifties, have used Homeaway many, many times and have never been disappointed nor denied a damage deposit. We leave places better than we found them. Christine's plumbing and heating problems were beyond my control.
In 1997, Jamaica Plain had the third highest percentage of tree cover of all Boston neighborhoods and the highest percentage in the Heart of the City. Jamaica Plain is nestled between tremendous open space resources, including Franklin Park, the Arnold Arboretum, the Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Pond, the Allandale Woods Urban Wild, and the Southwest Corridor Park, as well as numerous other smaller parks, tot-lots, and playgrounds. Jamaica Plain contains or is adjacent to more than 1,250 acres of open space.
Jamaica Plain is served by a rapid transit line that runs through the center of the neighborhood along the Southwest Corridor. The Orange Line that originates at the Forest Hills MBTA Station in southern Jamaica Plain includes three more stops in the neighborhood, and extends to downtown Boston and beyond.
Other Activities: Historic walking tours, Sam Adams Brewery Tour
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
*RATES REFLECT 2 PERSON OCCUPANCY
*Rates reflect 2 person occupancy. $25/NIGHT/PERSON UP TO 6 CAPACITY.
***Please inquire on special holiday/event rates.
***We will negotiate rates for longer stays depending on time of year, availability and my mood.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.