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Private Bedroom and Bath - The Elephant Room
Private Bedroom and Bath - The Elephant Room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Enjoy a cozy, quiet room with a private bath on the second floor. There are three large windows, a comfortable queen bed (people have asked us for the brand so they can buy one), large closet, and dresser are there for your use. There is a full private bath just down the hall exclusively for this room. Clean linens, towels, hair dryer and soap provided. Room is secure with its own lock and key.
Light breakfast of coffee, tea, oatmeal, cereal and english muffins provided.

The space

Welcome to The Roost in the artsy and fun neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, Boston!

The House:
Our 1846 single-family home has three cozy, spotless bedrooms available. See also The Lion: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1167221?preview=&sug=50 and The Fox : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1885825?preview=&sug=50

Down a private drive in the greenest neighborhood of Boston, we’re just five minutes from Jamaica Plain (known as “JP”) city center and only blocks away from two of the areas largest parks: the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond. Easy access to downtown on the Orange Line, walking distance to either Green Street or Forest Hills Station. This friendly, diverse neighborhood hosts great restaurants welcoming pubs, shops, bakeries, and galleries. We also proudly boast the Sam Adams Brewery, which is open for tours and tastings. Fiore’s is a delicious vegan friendly coffee shop right around the corner. Hubway is conveniently located one block away for bicycle rentals: May-October.

Guest access

Guests may store food in refrigerator and use microwave in kitchen provided that you PLEASE remove all food upon your departure and label the food with your room name (elephant, fox or lion). Tea and coffee available. We can not provide laundry access however there is a laundromat on Rossmore Road about a half mile away. Living room may or may not be available as we sometimes use that space for work. Front and back yard are available to guests, please enter and exit through the front door only.

Interaction with guests

Robin and Jose are available to answer questions and greet arrivals when possible. We encourage guests to message us with ANY concerns or questions either through text or airbnb messaging.

Other things to note

First Thursday of the month is an Art Walk here in JP. JP is short for Jamaica Plain!


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Kitchen

Prices
Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $100
Weekend Price $95 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

This is a non smoking house. Quiet hours are from 10pm until 8am. Cars must be parked within fence so as not to block neighbors driveway. One parking spot only per room. Please don't use the kitchen for cooking as cleanliness becomes difficult to maintain with the velocity of guests that we host. We welcome you to have breakfast at your leisure. Please place dirty dishes in the dishwasher unless it’s full of clean dishes!We look forward to having you! Boston is a terrific city and we are walking distance to public transportation and many wonderful shops and restaurants. Check out our reviews.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

187 Reviews

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Sonal User Profile
October 2017
The elephant room was the perfect stay for the weekend! the location was great, robin was very quick to respond and very helpful and the space was extremely clean! the house is beautiful! definitely recommend to anyone visiting boston!
Robin User Profile
Response from Robin:
thanks Sonal! we were happy to host you!
October 2017

Tom User Profile
October 2017
Our room smelled of mildew because of our bedding. The mattress was the worst we have had at an Airbnb. You could feel the springs sleeping on it. The place had a great kitchen and our own nice bathroom. The place had a great parking lot for us to use. If we had a better room in this house, we might stay there again. We would not stay in the elephant room due to the mattress and bedding.

Samla User Profile
October 2017
The house is located on a beautiful, quiet block in Jamaica Plain. It's not the closest to public transportation if you're looking for a place in close proximity to the T. We didn't mind the walk as we got to see the neighborhood. The home is close to a number of restaurants and shops and is in a very walkable neighborhood. Our room was spacious and clean with a lovely bathroom. The home is beautifully decorated and had all of the amenities that we needed. Our host was attentive and very responsive to any and all of our questions. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.
Robin User Profile
Response from Robin:
Hi Samla, I have to laugh because I just read a review that said my house is very close to the station and super (URL HIDDEN) a 12-15 min walk as advertised. Just to help clarify for the readers, if you rarely walk places, it's been my experience is that you will think it's far and inconvenient; if you walk a lot you will think it's super easy and close...perceptions are different so I'm always entertained by getting opposite reactions, it's all part of the fun!
October 2017

Lydia User Profile
September 2017
We didn't meet the hosts in person but they were quick to reply and communicated everything very thoroughly. The home was spacious, clean, unique and stylish. the yard and parking space was an awesome bonus, The home was walkable to many nice neighborhood spots. Close to bus that brings you downtown.
Robin User Profile
Response from Robin:
exactly...Lydia thinks it's close and walkable...LOL...see my comments for Samla above.
September 2017

Thomas User Profile
September 2017
The best kind of stay - only pleasant surprises. The Elephant Room was as pictured and expected. The private bathroom was down a short hall past the stairwell, but it worked fine. We barely knew there were other guests in the other two guest rooms. We did appreciate the AC for a couple nights and it cooled the room more than adequately. The enormous kitchen was a pleasant surprise and was well stocked for light breakfast. One tip for Uber and Lyft users - Try #802, or #798 to keep the drivers on the right street instead of seeing them being directed around and back of the "flag lot" onto a different street.
Robin User Profile
Response from Robin:
Hi Thomas thank you so much for your detailed feedback! Yes I have heard that for some reason Uber keeps mapping to the other street, very frustrating. Good idea about adding history of house. We hope you come back again! Robin
September 2017

Alex User Profile
September 2017
Robin's place was lovely! Super short walk to the T station for commute into the city, and it was really nice to have breakfast available if you choose to partake. Having your own bathroom was also a major perk. Highly recommend!

Amanda User Profile
August 2017
The elephant room was fabulous! I loved the comfort and ease of the room. The bathroom was down the the hall but it was not out of reach and I had it all to myself. I felt completely comfortable using the kitchen, and the other amenities. Victoria was very helpful with whatever I needed. I am so grateful for this Airbnb host!!

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Robin User Profile

Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, Robin moved to Boston in 1988. She loved the history, public transportation, intellectual curiosity and art. Robin has a passion for good food, wine, art, travel and meeting people. She partners with Jose for hosting. Jose grew up in a 9 room inn and is very experienced with creating a comfortable and welcoming experience for guests.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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