Excellent

5 reviews

1 / 24 Our new single-family Boston home, near restaurants, \"T,\" downtown attractions

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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
8
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
No

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 5075885

About the area

The house is perfectly located in Jamaica Plain, a Boston neighborhood animated by an eclectic mix of artists, medical professionals, students and young families, and known for its many excellent restaurants. There is off-street parking next to the house, but you will not really need a car, since restaurants and shops are so close, the Orange Line of the subway system (known as "the T") is just a block away, and there's a #39 bus stop an easy six-minute walk up the street. Travel by public transportation to the Boston Marathon finish line, Copley Square with Trinity Church and the Public Library, and all the city's many universities, hospitals, museums and historic sites could not be easier. Even Logan International Airport is accessible via subway, with just one change. All Jamaica Plain's charming shops, cafés, pubs and diverse restaurants are within easy walking distance of the house; nearby too there are bakeries, a brewery, a library, running and bike paths, parks, playgrounds and Harvard University's Arboretum, a 280-acre natural preserve and botanical research center in the heart of the city. There is even a 68-acre (31 ha.) lake where you can rent a boat when the weather is good. We'll be happy to offer suggestions and recommendations, especially about our favorite restaurants, as soon as we know your particular interests. The "Orange Line" of the subway (known locally as the "T") and city bus line #39 both pass nearby (about a 6-minute walk from the house) and will take you swiftly and economically to all Boston's historic and cultural attractions. Or you can rent a city bicycle either on Center Street or at the "T" station and ride all the way to Back Bay along the Southwest Corridor biking path and jogging park. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond Ten Tables, Vee Vee, Casa Verde, 7 Pond, JP Seafood, Bukhara, Wonder Spice Café, Café Beirut

Getting around

Steps from subway stop (the "T") and easy walk to bus. Off-street parking included in rental.

Owner profile

Woody And Pauline H.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (5)

Excellent – based on 5 reviews Excellent
5 reviews

“Beautiful home with easy access to all of Boston”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2014

Wonderful accommodations and everything that you need is provided. We were appreciative of the period furniture, and the blend of old and new was just what we were looking for to share with our family of six. A beautiful home and neighborhood with easy transit access to all of Boston. If your considering accommodations in Boston do not overlook this well cared for property. You will not be disappointed!

Owner's reply: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, Marsha. Thanks for taking the time to post a review that future guests will surely find helpful ... and please try to come back! Woody and Pauline

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2014

We found this Boston home to be very comfortable. It was super clean and well equipped, especially the kitchen which had everything you need to cook or prepare meals. It's nicely decorated with beautiful old furniture of good quality. We love that the TV had a great selection of cable channels. Although the house is a 20min trip from Boston central, the house is located in a good area close to parks, restaurants, shops and the T line. It's perfect for people who want to see the sights in Boston whilst 'living like a local'. I was lucky to be staying during open studios where local artists open their studios for one weekend a year. I don't think I would have stumbled across this event if I was staying in the more touristy areas. Woody was good to deal with and I would definitely recommend this house to anyone.

Owner's reply: Thank you, Georgina, for your thoughtful and thorough review. We're sure future guests will find it helpful. We're so glad you took advantage of the "open studios," and that enjoyed your stay in our home. Please come back any time! Woody and Pauline

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

"I did an extensive search for a house that fulfill our needs, and this one came just as expected: short distance from Boston downtown and Logan airport, good neighborhood, lots of business at ten minutes walking, "T" station around the corner, isolated from the street noise and surroundings, perfect distribution, comfortable rooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms were a plus, TV room away from the other bedrooms, ample kitchen in an open space, two parking spaces, very clean, nice decorations (including old beautiful furniture).
Best of all, the owners went the extra mile to make our stay a perfect one. Thanks to woody and Pauline, it was great to deal with them.
Definitively I recommend this house for anyone and for perfectionists like myself."
Guest from El Paso, TX

House full of history, hospitality and thoughtful touches of welcome. Outstanding urban neighborhood Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130, United States
Date of Stay
Nov 22, 2016

House has the right balance of renovation, comfort and real respect for 150 years of history. Welcome mat is out from the first moment Great modern kitchen lovely historic furniture downstairs Family can find comfort everywhere -- from living room to den/office to three full bedrooms Special attention to guest needs from bathroom fittings to cooking equipment, to good advice for sights and essentials in the City and Jamaica Plain neighborhood have already recommended to friends and family Hope we get a chance to return.

Incredible Boston Find
Date of Stay
Nov 16, 2016

With the most graduate students in the world finding a wonderful short-term stay in Boston is near impossible. Which makes finding a 3 bedroom 3 bath home complete with plenty of off street driveway parking a minor miracle. Woody and Pauline's historic home was immaculately clean and more than ready for our stay in perfect Boston weather. I can not imagine finding a more reasonably priced home for 6 or less that was more comfortable. If I move to Boston I want to live in this neighborhood (actually I want this house!) - quaint little coffee shop and restaurants are a short walk away and anything else you could want was close by. We didn't cook but kitchen could easily play host to hungry family. I get to Boston several times a year and keeping my 'fingers crossed' this amazing home has a few open days on the calendar on future visits. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.