Special opportunity to stay in a lovely single family in one of JP's best locations. A 10 minute walk to Jamaica Plain's best shopping and restaurants. Jamaica Pond is one block away, and the famous Arnold Arboretum is a 6 min walk. All the comforts of home, from a fully stocked kitchen, to two large screen tvs, to a lovely yard.
Sleeping. 2200 sq ft home spread across three floors. We can comfortably host a family or group of up to 10 or 11 people. 3 bedrooms have queen beds and 1 bedroom has a double bed. We also have a fifth "bedroom" which has a chaise (great for kids) and extra room for an air mattress (which we supply) or a pack and play (if you have one.) Two of the 4-5 bedrooms are on the third floor (finished attic.)
Baths. The master bedroom has a brand new ensuite bathroom. The third floor (attic) also has a brand new bathroom. We also have a third full bathroom on the second floor, and a half bath on the first floor.
Eating. We love to cook - the kitchen is well stocked (blender, Cuisinart, mixing bowls, quality pots/pans, etc.) Dining room comfortably seats 8, and we have two complete 8-person dinner sets.
Entertainment. Wifi throughout. We have a 70 inch tv wall-mounted in the living room (streaming only - HBO, Netflix, Amazon Instant, etc), a 45-inch tv in the office/tv room (cable + streaming), and a smaller third "floater" tv (streaming only). We also have an assortment of books that you are welcome to read.
Outdoor space. We have a large landscaped backyard and patio with a Weber BBQ. We also have a landscaped front yard with lots of flowers.
Access. You have access to our entire home, including front and back yards, and private parking space.
Neighborhood. Jamaica Plain is one of Boston's finest neighborhoods. Located along the Olmsted-designed "Emerald Necklace," JP is a unique blend of top-tier restaurants, cafes, historic homes, stunning green space, and unique shopping. People here love and take great pride in their community, exemplified by the great number of locally-owned enterprises and (website hidden) hosts Jamaica Pond, a beautiful tree-lined pond steps from our home. It offers great walking and running opportunities. The famous Arnold Arboretum - also just a short walk from our home - offers 281 acres of walking and hiking opportunities. All of this - and more - makes JP arguably Boston's most unique neighborhood, and certainly one of its best.
You can easily walk to restaurants, cafes, shopping, Jamaica Pond, and the Arnold Arboretum.
If you have any questions about the home or the neighborhood, please feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to give you an overview of the area, including our favorite dining and shopping sites.
Transportation. Several public transportation options are available. A bus stop to downtown Boston is a 10 minute walk. The subway (the "T" in Boston parlance) is a one mile walk (17-20 minutes) that takes you by the Pond, shopping, and beautiful homes.
Uber, UberX, and taxis are also an easy an inexpensive way to get downtown.
Driving into "downtown" Boston is fast and easy. Driving times to downtown locations without traffic:
- Fenway park: 10 min
- South End: 10 min
- Back Bay: 13 min
- Beacon Hill: 14 min
- Boston Common: 15 min
- North End: 17 min
- Faneuil Hall: 19 min
Logan Airport is a 20 min drive away (without traffic), and is also accessible on the "T", if you don't mind changing trains once and don't have too much luggage to carry (we take it to the airport all the time).