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Arthouse 2 - Historic Brewery District - steps from subway, bar/restaurants!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 1-5

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!

More Details

Christine Li
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Chinese (Cantonese)
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Christine,

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
May 2016
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Egleston Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern bath with cool penny tiles, custom vanity and high-end Swiss faucetry. Towels, toilet paper, kleenex and some basic toiletries provided but guests are expected to bring their own toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
  • Linens provided. No extra charge for maid service with minimum stay.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
We offer different rate plans (discounts) for longer stays. Please inquire as to your situation. Please check with us regarding sleeping accommodations, as this unit is new and we are making adjustments as we go.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Arthouse 2 - Historic Brewery District - steps from subway, bar/restaurants!
average rating of 4.5434785 based on 51 reviews

Great apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This two bedroom apartment was ideal for our five day stay in Boston. The property was impeccably clean and cleverly decorated. The outdoor deck off the kitchen provided a beautiful setting for morning coffee and quietly organizing for the activities in Boston. We would certainly return. Ginny

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always so nice to have great house guests! I appreciated the communication even if it was just via text. As I am big on conversing with my guests. Thanks again! Come back soon.
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Jackson, TN

Easy to get to..

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique, fun and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston vacation

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vacation Rental Owners be careful of renting to them, Carla and Joanne from VT. They have cost me lots of money. This is my 9th year of renting my homes through Homeaway. I am proud of my vacation rentals and have accumulated almost 90 5star reviews not by accident. These guests violated the rental agreement and threw a big party leaving an entire 4ft by 3ft Boston recycling cart filled with beer, wine bottles and pizza boxes. During that Saturday night party they clogged a toilet on the 2nd floor and left the handle running for about an hour while they went to the back porch and enjoyed smoking some butts. About 50+ gallons of water poured into my 1st floor apartment. My guests on the 1st floor had to notify them. Since I am not a plumber, I immediately sent a master plumber highly regarded in Boston to access the situation. This is no small feat at 9pm on a weekend. He said they continued to use the toilet after clogging it which lead to the enormous amount of water over flowing. It baffles me why these guests didn't choose to use a plunger which is right next to the toilet. As a responsible vacation rental owner I paid and moved my 1st floor guests to a luxurious 3 bedroom suite at a nearby B&B. Between replacing the entire kitchen ceiling and the hotel cost I have spent thousands of dollars. For the 1st time in 9 years I had to keep a guests damage deposit of a couple of hundred dollars. This was a complete lose for me. I have time stamped pictures of the damage which I wish I could post here. It amazes me that they didn't care enough to even check up on the family downstairs and offer to help them out. Carla posed as seasoned renter but have only been a member of Homeaway for a few months. I hope no one has to experience this. Reconsider renting to them! And to my future guests if you clog the toilet and leave the it running this will cause a flood situation and I you will be held responsible for the damage. Thanks to Carla and Joanne, I have had to raise the damage deposit as well.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bella Luna
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Boston - Vineyard/Nantucket/Cape
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
William J. Devine
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Stony Brook (Orange Line) 1blk
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bella Luna/Ula Cafe
Nearest Beach
4.3 Miles
Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Egleston Square Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 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 $300
Cleaning fee $80

*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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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