Chic and sophisticated garden apartment in a lovely home in the center of JP, as Jamaica Plain is called. Our green space is very green this year - the Emerald Necklace surrounds JP - and this part of Boston has open studios, farmer's markets, lots of great music, numbers of breweries and cafes, the best museums and schools nearby, the city Zoo, and terrific public transportation either by bus or train. We are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful land and great neighbors. On a quiet residential dead-end street just one block from Jamaica Pond, which we can see, and a mile's walk through town to Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. This pretty apartment has a bed-sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and bath, a separate dining room, large entrance hall, and separate entry. It is fully furnished and suitable for one person or a couple. No seniors with disabilities, no children, no pets. There are stairs to it and within it. Immaculate and fun! Boston proper, as it's called, is easily reached using the 39 bus line a block away, and or via two nearby subway stops [Green Street less than 3/4 mile; Stony Brook about a mile]. 10 minutes from some of the best schools, hospitals and museums in the world, as well as downtown Boston and sailing on the lovely Charles River. The Bruins, the Patriots, the Red Sox and, of course, the ocean and even the Zoo very close by. Colleges and universities like BU, BC, Northeastern, Harvard, and many others abound so, if you are a student or have college-aged children , it is a great spot for interviewing, visiting and celebrating. Bike, walk or jog the Emerald Necklace, sail, kayak or row in Jamaica Pond, hike in the many nearby natural areas, and enjoy the rich history and active art and music scene this part of Boston enjoys. We are rated the best area in Boston in which to live! On-street free parking. Owners reside on the premises and have a garden to which you have access unless they are in residence. Please note that there is no smoking of any sort and there is a limit of two people [one queen-sized bed].
- Apartment450 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton
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- 8 Jun 2018
About Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton
Travellers and art lovers, we grew up in the country and love the city! We garden lots and volunteer at historic properties in town.
Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Alexandra Rollins, Gordon Upton chose Jamaica Hills / Pond
Trained as an architect, my husband wanted a bungalow! Our last house was an 1806 beauty on the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island - my choice - so it was his turn and it's perfect!
What makes this Apartment unique
We love feeling as though the city is very far away - even though by car it is 5 or 10 minutes. Known for its diversity, this area is extraordinary for its parks and amenities, its restaurants and coffee shops, a brewery, the rich history and richer cultural assets, and quick public transportation to downtown Boston and a short drive with good public parking [and expensive parking garages]. We have a lovely, big garden, as do all of our neighbors. Accessing highways is quick and simple; there is tons of shopping, of course; and an amazingly rich music, art, theater and dance scene. Beaches on the bays or the ocean are quite close and we often go to Maine, New Hampshire, the Cape and Rhode Island just to hang out, do chores, and see friends and family.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful little place.
Perfect little place and very centrally located. Extremely clean, comfortable and in such a quiet area. Bed was just perfect with super warm soft linens. Loved the little coffeehouse and shops within walking distance - especially the Whole Foods so near. Already talking about the next trip to Boston and we will definitely stay here next time.
We are so happy you enjoyed staying with us, Lisanne. It truly is a perfect location and, once the snow melts, the parks and ponds are lovely. We are looking forward to your next visit! Alexandra and Gordon
Home away from Home
Very clean place. Great host. Extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks so much for your assistance with the taxi service and the many other areas you assisted with. Highly recommended place to stay. Felt so much at ease and safe.
Just bring your toothbrush... everything else has already been supplied!
We had a great stay in this perfect little "nest". Loved the wonderful décor.. made me feel at home immediately! Alexandra and Gordon were perfect hosts and have made their rental just a wonderful little haven from the insanity of life. The garden in the backyard is just gorgeous and so relaxing! I never wanted to leave it. The apartment was absolutely spotless and so convenient to the city. Although the weather was sweltering while we were in Boston July 19-22, we were very comfortable in the coolness of the apartment. The neighborhood is just wonderful! Next visit we hope to have time enough to explore. We just loved the drive along the Emerald Necklace and looking at all of those amazing houses. Parking looked like it was going to be a big challenge, but it turned out that we were able to find a spot within a short walk to the rental every time :-) We, too were unable to get the wifi to work, but it wasn't really an issue for us since we both can get the internet on our phones. Would love to stay here again on our next visit! Thanks again, Alexandra and Gordon!
Lovely basement apartment in great neighborhood
We really enjoyed our stay at Alexandra and Gordon's apartment! It was very clean, attractive, cool (it was hot when we were there), well-equiped and a great location. The only reason that I'm not giving it 5 stars is that the wifi wasn't great. It didn't work in the bedroom, but could logon in the kitchen, bathroom and dining area. Also, each time logging on took awhile. I realize that this is a minor issue and that it's probably beyond Alexandra and Gordon's ability to do anything about it. They were very pleasant and helpful hosts. We would stay there again.
Lovely spot on a quiet street
Friendly and welcoming owners who have thought of many ways to make our stay comfortable and fun. We'd definitely stay here again.
Barbara and Dick were wonderful guests and are most welcome back anytime.
We stayed here for 4 days over the Boston Marathon weekend. It was easy to jump on the subway to get into the main city and we loved the community of Jamaican Plain. There are great food stores, coffee shops and restaurants nearby and the Pond is a 5 minute walk to do a morning stretch, stroll or run. The apartment had everything that we needed and a lovely backyard to relax. The owners are terrific; very helpful and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.
Sharee & Gerry Vancouver, Canada
Jamaica Plain is a self contained town within the city of Boston. It is surrounded by the amazing and lovely Emerald Necklace, a linked series of parks that includes ponds, an arboretum, a zoo, a golf course, many tennis courts, and other amenities. JP is well-loved by those who live here and visitors for its richness: diversity, food, accessibility, architecture, green space, biking, dogs, music. It's the chic place to live in the region.