Sunny, Spacious and Affordable

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Centre St, Boston, MA 02130, United States
Your host, Jeremy
4 Reviews
Response rate: 92%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Huge 4 bedroom retreat conveniently located near shops, restaurants and cafes on a beautiful lot in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Across the street from 10 Tables Restaurant (consistently voted 1 of Boston's best), a minute walk to one of Boston's treasured whole foods markets/cafe. Just outside, you will find a bus that goes directly to downtown Boston & Copley Square (right next to Newbury Street). The nearest subway stop is a 5 minute walk. Inside, you will delight in the spacious, sunny dining and living rooms, complete with antique moldings, quarter-sawn hardwood floors and high ceilings. The bright & spacious kitchen features stainless gas cooking and fresh white cabinetry. A deck off the kitchen is the perfect place to unwind after a long day in town. One bedroom on main floor has a private deck. Three additional bedrooms are upstairs, with beautiful views of the treetops. It is $400 per night for less than 4 nights and $2000 for the week.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $2400 /week
Monthly Price: $4700 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $130
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • I have traveled all over the world over 20 years and have never stayed anywhere where I felt compelled to write a complaint letter.
    We paid well over advertised rate for a 3-night stay, $2,300 + security deposit (rate advertised $585/$435 respectively). That was significantly more than either individual unit would cost for the 3 day stay. We asked for the whole house and received an acceptance. When we got to the facility, we found our rental was only for the upstairs, a 4-bedroom, 1-bath fire (website hidden) had no usable safe exit from the bedrooms, the was bath set on a floor with visible damage, Paint was peeling from doors, the banister was not strong,the kitchen was very old and not updated or well equipped, (had to borrow a teapot!), stairways were slippery and creaky, air conditioning was wall units-2 of which were so old and noisy they made talking and/sleeping difficult and they were held in with cardboard paper supports, After seeing the place, part of my family (the part with kids) found other-last minute accommodations at a local hotel-costing us an additional $1200, We specifically requested that we rent the whole house. But, instead we were given only the upper half and the main floor was rented by others. How anyone thought 8 adults could survive in a broken down apartment with one very outdated bathroom is a mystery to me. The rental agent/owner did offer us an $1100 discount on the rent. But, that seems insufficient now that we suffered through the units limitations.... In fairness, (although considering how badly misrepresented the facility was-not sure fairness is called for) the bottom floor looked a little better. It was pictured on line. And, the location is really good. But, our unit was a dump! I have the pictures to prove it, too.
    The unit needs TLC. I suspect a letter to the Jamaica Plain City Council and fire department might help or get it condemned.

    August 2013
    Response from Jeremy:

    This honestly comes with great surprise. I spoke with this guest many times on the phone and she never express dislike of the space. I did mix up her reservation and also credited her back and gave her a $500 discount on the stay which I thought was fair for my mistake. I honestly care very much about people having a good stay and since the review that there were not enough cups and pots I have put many more in. I attend to issues very quickly and as you can see by most of our reviews people have loved there stay. We have had many long term guests who have loved the home and many returning stays. The home is older but quite large and in a perfect location. It is also the least expensive 4 bedroom in all of Boston. My family and I stayed at the unit right before these guests and had a great time and enjoyed the amenities of the home very much. I am sorry that the home was not what this guest expected.

    August 2013
  • Jeremy was very quick to respond with any questions or concerns we had. The house was in a really great location, with restaurants and shops and liquor stores, within walking distances. The house was old and neat with newer appliances and furniture. Only concerns we had where- there are ALOT of stairs outside and inside of the house, wasn't a problem for me but my mother in law had a little trouble getting around. The beds have awesome bedding but the beds suck! Not only were the mattresses uncomfortable but they had some unexplainable brown stains we noticed after stripping our beds. The bathroom was nice but the bathtub was something else! It was a small old cast iron tub with hardly any hot water,and super slippery. All in all the house was cool and kinda creepy. I would go back if this concerns were fixed and rental cost went down a bit more.

    October 2012
  • Jeremy is a very helpful nice person.
    All the rooms are bright, it's got a mix of modern and good old atmosphere. It's located in super convenient spot in Jamaica Plain.
    Very affordable price.

    July 2012
  • As long as you don't have to:
    - Shower (oh the knitted mass of hair in the drain..)
    - Get online (one insecure, wonky network for 2 units)
    - Put clothes away (no dressers)
    - read in bed (no bedside tables or lamps)
    you'll love it!
    On the plus side, there are pretty cool restaurants around.

    March 2012
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