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Diamond House The Elegant Victorian Jewel

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Close to everything, but still the perfect getaway!

"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)."

Diamond House was featured on the popular LiveWell Network show, Sweet Retreats. See this gorgeous property for yourself!

This Private Flat Diamond House is located on the 3rd floor and has its own charm and personality.

Prime location in the heart of the historic Brewery District. Steps to the T (Orange Line) and minutes from downtown Boston, the Longwood Medical Area, The Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall, and, Fenway Park.

Jamaica Plain is known for its concentration of green space. Rent a bike and explore the Southwest Corridor or take a ride to Jamaica Pond or the Arnold Arboretum. Runners, rollerbladers, cyclists, and walkers will find miles of paved paths just outside the front door.

Free on-street parking available or a gated driveway spot at an additional $50.00 per week.

Rent a car from Zipcar, for the day, or for an hour. Vehicles are located in the lot right next to Diamond House.

Rates are specified on this ad. they reflect 3 person occupancy. However, bedrooms accommodate up to 5 guests.

Fourth and Fifth guest must use pullout sofa sleeper in the living room. at an additional charge of $20.00 per person per night.

Your unit contains a digital safe to secure your valuables.

This is provided for a charge of $20.00 per week $75.00 per month

Rates reflect 3 person occupancy only.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About The Owner

A Massachusetts native who has caught the travel bug later in life, I have recently enjoyed trips to Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy and Russia. Next on my itinerary is Africa! Art and design are in my blood and both my house and garden reflect that. I'm never as happy as when I have an interior design project in the works or some other creative project. My friends often call me The Mayor, referencing the fact that I have a smile, a joke, or a comment for almost anyone I meet, whether it's at the local coffee shop, the gym, or the grocery store. I love travel and look forward to opening my home to fellow travelers.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1996

Why The Owner chose Boston

Jamaica Plain is one of the most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods in Boston. A home to artists, social activists, young families, and long-established residents, it felt like a great place to put down roots.

"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)."

What makes this apartment unique

I do architectural salvage for a living, which has allowed me to acquire a wealth of unique, unusual pieces from stained glass to mahogany doors. I have spent nearly two decades creating a home that is both functional and beautiful.

"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)."

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Egleston Square in Boston

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests must provide valid ID and the credit card used to book the reservation at check in.
  • No Smoking is allowed in Diamond House. if you break this rule you will be told to leave immediately.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , SHOWER STALL ONLY.......NO TUB!
  • Bright light surrounds you in the bathroom......
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • The Baldwin Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Blue Room - 1 Single Bed
    Living Room 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , in Living room sleep 2
  • The "Baldwin" bedroom. Bright, beautifully furnished with a heavenly bed. You'll think that you've woken up in Florence. Full closet. Down free pillows. The "Blue" Room is tastefully decorated with a blue theme. Full closet. Down free pillows available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
"You have the option to contact Louis directly at (617-699-3212) to book a reservation and pay with an approved method (credit card)." Not suitable for children under age 16

Reviews

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Diamond House The Elegant Victorian Jewel
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5

Fabulous Boston Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and very comfortable for our stay in Jamaica Plain in August. Quiet neighborhood but still close to the T line into Boston center so a car is not necessary. We stayed only 4 days so didn't do much cooking but we appreciated the fact that the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you will ever need. Loved the nearby neighborhood restaurants. Owner Louis very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place, great location, will return!

  • 5 of 5

Even though we only spent 4 days at Diamond House 2, it felt like it was a week with everything that we were able to see and do in Boston. Those 4 days were busy but a much needed respite spent with family seeing the sites in the Boston area. The location of Diamond House 2 is fantastic, which is just a short walk to the Orange Line of the T. This was so convenient taking the T into Boston every day so that we didn't have to drive our car at all and worry about parking in the city. We were blessed that the previous renters left their train tickets for us to use since they still had more days left on their week long Charlie cards. We were going to purchase the weeklong Charlie cards ourselves when we got there with the intention of leaving them for the next renters. But, instead, we ended up being blessed and not having to purchase them! The place is beautifully decorated and very clean. There was even shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower, which was very thoughtful. There is an outside veranda with a table and chairs that is a very nice sitting area in the morning to have your coffee. Also, the owner Louis was wonderful, the perfect host! I am a super detail person and I had lots of questions. Louis was very patient with me and answered all my questions even before we arrived. I really appreciated the time he took answering my questions and making recommendations for sight seeing. We packed a lot of things into our 4 days so we often came home later in the evening. Louis always made sure that the place was cooled enough for us upon our return. Some must see things to do is whale watching at Boston Harbor Cruise on Long Wharf (saw lots of whales), going to the Italian section on the North End (Hanover St) taking a tour of Fenway Park and maybe take in a ball game there. We took the T to Fenway. It required switching from the Orange Line to I think the Blue Line and then Green Line to get there. But, it's doable and everyone is so nice and happy to help you out. There's a lot to see and do. One recommendation I would make is to bring comfortable walking shoes. Most of the walking areas are like a cobblestone and it's very hard on your feet if your just wearing sandals. So, wear something with cushion! Make sure to get some lemon Italian ice at the outside vendor either near the Aquarium or at Boston Commons; so delicious!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real gem(no pun intended)! We just spent a week there. Louis was really great and very helpful. The T (Boston subway) is just around the corner and made for easy travel into town. We were just minutes away from down town. The place was easy to access by car as well as we drove in and out of Boston from the north. Highly recommend this place! Boston too - it's a great town!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Diamond House - Beautiful, clean, comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Louis Giovanella and his Diamond House are the real deal! If you are looking for a beautiful, clean, comfortable, convenient and affordable place to stay with a built-in tour guide then Diamond House is for you!

Diamond House is a traditional Boston Queen Anne style home with beautifully finished hardwood floors and interior design. Louis keeps the house immaculately clean. It is conveniently located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston within a 5 minute (or less) walk to the Stoney Brook subway station (Orange line). We were able to make it downtown in about 18 minutes (Downtown Crossing) - 20 minutes (Haymarket - North End) via the subway.

After a long day of sight-seeing in historic Boston we were contacted by Louis who was offering to turn the air-conditioning on to cool the house down before we returned. What a host! We returned to a cool and comfortable home that was so much more relaxing than a hotel. The house was very quiet (well insulated) even though I saw regular pedestrian and vehicular traffic outside.

The kitchen was stocked with all necessary kitchen utensils for cooking and eating including a coffee grinder and coffee maker. The beautiful double-headed (traditional hand-held & overhead rain) shower was stocked with shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There were plenty of clean towels (wash, hand & bath) available.

Although we normally ate breakfast at the house and lunch and dinner downtown, we did eat breakfast at Ula Cafe (next to Sam Adams Brewery) which was excellent. There is also City Feed & Supply (sandwiches for lunch)(1 block past the Stoney Brook station) and Bella Luna (dinner - next to Ula Cafe) within a 5-minute walk of Diamond House. There is also Yachris Market on the corner of Amory & Boylston which is a great quick-stop for necessities on the way to and from the Stoney Brook subway station.

Since we were staying for 7-nights, on our first night we ordered groceries online from Whole Foods Market who delivered the next morning before 9:00 a.m. The first delivery is free when you sign up online.

Louis was always available if there were any questions or needs (toilet paper/paper towels) and made our stay in Boston very enjoyable. Anything that you think you would like to do or see - forget Siri - just ask Louis! We would definitely stay with Louis at Diamond House again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful stay in Jamaica Plain

  • 5 of 5

This was out first trip to Boston (my wife, 10yo son, mother-in-law, and myself) and our host, Louis was very helpful with our pre-stay planning, advising us on the use of the T system and where to find groceries.

We arrived mid-afternoon, and Louis gave us a thorough orientation of Diamond House. We then walked for a few minutes to the Stony Brook T station bought our 7-day MBTA passes for our stay (a great deal, even though we were staying only 3 days) and headed downtown to see the sights.

During our stay, we spent most of our time in downtown Boston, but it was a comfort to come back to a beautifully decorated, fully outfitted, and extremely clean home. The beds are SO comfortable, the shower is luxurious, and Louis was kind enough to have the A/C already on for us when we returned in the evening. Boston was very warm the first 2 days of our stay, so that was a welcome treat! We needed to do a single load of laundry during our stay, and we were able to do that onsite.

We highly recommend Diamond House for couples, or families with well-behaved children. Louis was always just a WhatsApp message away, responded very quickly to our (admittedly) few questions, and even checked in from time to time to see if we needed anything. The proximity to the T station was great for us first-timers to Boston, and we found the people of Boston very friendly.

We left our MBTA passes for the next guests, as there were still 4 days left on them - hopefully they were put to good use!

Thank you again, Louis!

Todd, Margo, Alex, and Marion.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Elegant and very comfortable at the same time

  • 5 of 5

Louis was wonderful to work with, he suggested locations and advice on places to see and do. The apartment was just as described and more! Thank you again for letting us stay with you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bella Luna
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Waterfront
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Stony Brook (MBTA - Orange Line)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 93
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ula Cafe
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Blue Hills Reservation
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carson Beach
Car: not necessary

Enjoy the amenities of a luxury hotel with all the comforts of home, gourmet chef's kitchen, spa bath, gorgeous stained glass and architectural detailing. Fully furnished with comfort and aesthetics in mind.

Prime location in the heart of the historic Brewery District. Steps to the T (Orange Line) and minutes from downtown Boston, the Longwood Medical Area, The Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall, and, Fenway Park.

Jamaica Plain is known for its concentration of green space. Rent a bike and explore the Southwest Corridor or take a ride to Jamaica Pond or the Arnold Arboretum. Runners, rollerbladers, cyclists, and walkers will find miles of paved paths just outside the front door.

Free on-street parking available or a gated driveway spot at an additional cost.

~ ON LINE RENTAL ZIP CAR LOT LOCATION ~

IS RIGHT BEHIND DIAMOND HOUSE!

You can rent a car for the hour or day!

IT'S EASY AND SUPER CONVENIENT !

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Egleston Square, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
15 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,084
for 7 nights
From
£136
£2,929
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
From
£155
£2,929
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
From
£155
£2,929
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.27

Maximum occupancy is 5 guests..
This price reflects 2 person occupancy
the 3,4,5, guests would be an extra charge of $20.00 per person per night.
"NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16"
The reservation Balance is due at ***Check In ONLY ***
Please inquire about Holiday weeks/ Special Event rates/ Dinner Parties.
Any parties/events must be discussed before rental starts.
I will negotiate rates for longer stays, just ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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