About This Listing
Our 425 sf studio is quiet, private, and ideally situated in the heart of JP-a 4 min. walk to the subway. It offers a super comfy bed, a full size bath, and all the necessities-wifi, cable TV, full kitchen, dining nook, and free on-street parking
Our studio apartment is on the 1st floor rear of our 1868 Jamaica Plain Victorian home.
Enter through your fully private entrance. The studio is filled with windows and drenched in natural light. There is a full kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker), a generous sized full bathroom, and a sizable bedroom/living area with a dining nook.
The space is 425 sq. ft and is home to a super comfy queen bed and all the necessary furnishings. You will enjoy complete privacy as the studio is separated from the rest of our house by a sound-proof wall and the private entrance.
Amenities include free broadband wifi, HD cable TV, DVD player (with a selection of movies). We provide soap, shampoo, towels, a hairdryer, and an ironing board for your convenience. Oh, and plenty of free on-street parking-no special permit required.
Jamaica Plain is the best neighborhood in Boston for its proximity to lovely Victorian houses, beautiful Jamaica Pond, the Emerald Necklace, and the Arnold Arboretum -- but also for its simple access to Longwood Medical Center and downtown. We are a 4 minute walk to the Stony Brook station of the Orange line subway. There are many pubs, coffee shops and restaurants within a few blocks as well as a Whole Foods Market and a laundromat.
Beautifully furnished for a single traveler or a couple, you will not find a more lovely space that's more centrally located to everything Boston has to offer.
We are an active family of four (two sons 10 & 12), and we've hosted dozens of international guests from all over the world -- many of whom have become good friends! We're happy to have you as a guest and look forward to giving you the best advice for your stay "in town".
Our studio will make you feel like you've found your home away from home.
Our guests enjoy a completely private entrance to our sunny studio. There is free on-street parking available--many of our guests park their car and choose to explore Boston by public transportation or bike (using our great Hubway rental system).
Interaction with Guests
The studio is a separate apartment from our home which is attached. We love to personally welcome our guests when they arrive if possible, and are always available for any questions or concerns. Your privacy and enjoyment is important to us, so we always respect your personal space.
JP is the best neighborhood in Boston! Wander our streets filled with restored Victorian homes and beautiful gardens. It's hard to believe that you are only a few minutes away from the heart of Boston by convenient subway. The folks who live here are a great mix of artists, professionals, musicians, etc. We have a vibrant center with many local-owned cafes, pubs and Zagat-rated restaurants. The area has lots of green space between Jamaica Pond, the Arnold Arboretum, and Southwest Corridor Park.
The Orange Line subway is a 4 minute walk from the studio which gets you direct to Downtown Boston in about 10 minutes--very convenient! There are several bus lines that run within 2 blocks of our place that also go into town as well as Longwood hospital area and the Museum of Fine Arts. Have a car? There is free on-street parking always available close by. Rent a bike at any of the 5 JP Hubway rental stations and explore the sites and green spaces.
We do not allow any pets on the property to protect our guests and family from allergies. There is no smoking on the property. Please feel free to take a walk around our lovely neighborhood if you need a smoke. Otherwise we have no real "rules" except common courtesy please.
We always want our guests to feel as much at home as possible, so feel free to do so. Should you need something or have a question, just ask! We are always happy to help.
Most of all, enjoy your visit here in our studio!
Came for a weekend getaway. Kristina was friendly and welcoming. She arranged an early check in for us and gave some great suggestions for seafood. The studio is the perfect size, has all the amenities you need for a great stay and is in an awesome location. Close to the subway, gorgeous neighborhood, within walking distance to several restaurants and parks. Would definitely recommend staying here!
I visited Boston for an extended work trip at the end April/early May and stayed at this fabulous little studio in JP. Prior to arrival I had plenty of information about both the area and settling in. The studio is situated in a lovely neighbourhood and suited me perfectly - I really felt as though I had a safe and friendly place to come home to after long days in the office. The studio is very well equipped and comfortable and in easy reach of local transport and shops. Throughout my stay, Kristina was extremely helpful and quick to respond to any query. All in all, it was a perfect accommodation experience for me - and I'm grateful that my first airbnb experience involved such excellent hosts and a lovely environment! Highly recommended - and I'm hoping to stay there again in the future!
We had a great stay at this cozy studio apartment. We were staying during the work week, and we didn't meet Chris and Kristina in person, but they were always available to answer questions. The apartment kitchen had everything we needed cook simple meals. We loved that the apartment was just a quick walk to the T, coffee shops and restaurants (and our daughter appreciated the nearby playgrounds!). We parked our car on the street when we arrived and didn't need it again until we left. Definitely recommend!
This was my second time staying in Chris & Kristina's studio, and it was just as cozy and convenient as I remember. The location is just perfect, minutes away from restaurants, grocery stores, and everything JP has to offer. Very convenient to public transport to get downtown. Kristina stocked the kitchen with delicious local coffee, which was a lovely extra touch!
Chris and Kristina's spot was the perfect place to stay. It was clean, just the right size, and the bathroom was very very nice and clean. It's also in a great location in Jamaica Plain- close to the train, coffee, and restaurants. I would definitely stay there again.
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About the Host, Chris & Kristina
We are Chris and Kristina. We met more than 20 years ago and have lived in Boston ever since. We are both professionals (Kristina works in Higher-Ed and I work for a technology company). We have lived in our 1868 Victorian for over 10 years and love our space in JP.
We have lived all over Boston but have always considered Jamaica Plain the best neighborhood in town... partly because it is a true neighborhood. Nowhere else in the city can you be 5-minutes from dense nature that obscures the hustle and bustle of urban life by Jamaica Pond or the Arboretum, while still being minutes from Fenway Park, Longwood medical center, and great restaurants!
We have two sons, 11 & 10, and we love to avail ourselves of the city and community we love. We coach baseball, basketball, and flag football, and love to explore, meet new people, and share what we know about Boston with anyone interested.
For many years we hosted international students coming to Boston to study English and have hosted folks from Korea, Japan, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. These former guests are now good friends and we enjoyed being their ambassadors to Boston.
We welcome you to our space!