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Lovely Single Family Colonial Home

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

A unique Boston opportunity - beautiful single family home in a great location.

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).

More Details

Owner
Jared Kelly
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Jared Kelly

I am married to a wonderful woman and father to a cute (and curious) toddler and a newborn. We are both professionals with busy home and work lives.

Traveling is an important part of my life. Since I explored the Yucatan with my father when I was 12, I have been hooked on traveling. Meeting people with different backgrounds, trying new foods, experiencing different cultures, and seeing the many wonders of this world - these are to me what much of life is about.

My wife and I love VRBO/HomeAway because, as travelers, it permits us to live like locals, and, as hosts, we get to meet people from around the world. As hosts, it's also important to us that all guests feel welcome and are given some insight into our neighborhood, city, and culture.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful, welcoming home that can host a family (or families) of 10 or 11 comfortably.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jamaica Hills / Pond in Boston

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Second floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Third floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    First floor bathroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Second floor bdr with tv - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master with en suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Third floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Third floor bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Second floor "kids" bedroom - 1 Child Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lovely Single Family Colonial Home
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
Boston
5

Charming New England home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 3 nights with my and my husband’s family during our graduation weekend and everything was great! The house was well maintained, comfortable, the master bedroom suite had an incredible bathroom and the living room was equipped with a huge TV—perfect for entertaining the family. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, Thank you again for staying with us - we were so happy to host you guys for your graduation weekend. Appreciate your care for the home and wonderful communication. Best of luck with future endeavors! Jared
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5

Great retreat for your Boston Stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful home minutes from all the action. Near a very nice walking/jogging path around a nice pond. About a mile from shops (grocery, CVS, and restaurants). Very convenient overall.

We enjoyed all the spaces. The kitchen was well appointed for a VRBO and we made a family dinner to celebrate our sons graduation. The dining room was very nice as well for enjoying meals together. The large living room had a huge television and free HBO, and we watched some movies after returning from day trips to Boston. The 4 season room off the living room made a nice napping spot for my Dad. The first floor also has a functional bathroom and access to a decent sized backyard.

There are 3 good sized bedrooms with very comfortable beds on the second level, including a master bedroom with room sized master bathroom. Very nice! There is a second full bathroom on the second and third levels as well. The third level has 2 more comfortable/cozy bedrooms.

The owner Jared, also provided some nice recommendations and was accommodating to specific requests we had.

All in all a perfect place for our family trip to see our son's graduation! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice House

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with plenty of room to spread out. Also well-furnished and the backyard was nice to sit in on a sunny afternoon. Location is great with beautiful walk around Jamaica Pond just a few minutes walk away.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Jared's house was laid out great to make you feel right at home, very neat and attention to details!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the home was very convenient to great restaurants and pubs as well as shopping. Very convenient to get into Boston as it is only a short drive or bus ride! The neighborhood it is in was very quiet and well attended to making the stay that much more enjoyable. This property is definitely a must stay with future visits!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ped, it was an honor to host you and your family. Please come stay with us anytime.
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5

All was as described .... perfect !

  • 5 of 5

We had read the descriptions and reviews .... and were totally pleased and satisfied. Conveniently located for our purposes, clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ken, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Again, great hosting you and your family. All the best, Jared
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Rocklin, California
5

Very comfortable family home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home is in a lovely neighborhood and we enjoyed our daily walks around Jamaica Pond.

There were enough beds and space for 8 of us. It was very warm during our stay, so the fans and window air-conditioners helped!

We chose to rent a car and drove to the Foresthill T station to park. Then it was a quick trip into Kendall Square and all the sights of Boston.

We love to cook and the kitchen worked well for us.

We recommend this home and would consider staying there again if we had a large group again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Jamaica Hills / Pond, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July - Aug
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,289
for 3 nights
From
£385
From
£454
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,278
for 3 nights
From
£381
From
£439
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
10 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,994
for 5 nights
From
£572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,506
for 3 nights
From
£458
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
15 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,994
for 5 nights
From
£572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
23 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,506
for 3 nights
From
£458
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,449
for 3 nights
From
£439
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,278
for 3 nights
From
£381
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £381.35
Cleaning fee £133.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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