About this listing
The door to the right of bed is a small full private bathroom. So convenient in the middle of the night!
Welcome to The Roost in the artsy and fun neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, Boston!
Our 170 year-old, single-family home has three cozy, spotless bedrooms available (see also The Roost-Master Suite and The Roost-Guest Room II).
Down a private drive in the greenest neighborhood of Boston, we’re just five minutes from JP’s city center and only blocks away from two of the areas largest parks, the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond. 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 Monday-Saturday. Fiorie’s is a delicious vegetarian friendly coffee shop right around the corner that's a perfect work space. Hubspot is conveniently located right up the street for bike rentals
This room has a full bed and a private full bath. It's better for one person or two smaller people. It's filled with art. The room is secure and comes with a key. Closets and dressers are empty for our guests convenience. It's quiet and cozy!
Guests have access to the kitchen for cold foods and microwave (unless whole house is rented), yard, sitting area in 2nd floor hallway.
Interaction with Guests
I work during the day from an office on the first floor (unless whole house is rented) and am available to answer questions and greet arrivals. I enjoy meeting new people. I'm passionate about Boston and specifically Jamaica Plain. I perform and produce a female comedy night and story slam monthly. I've also been in real estate for 20 years so I know A LOT about this neighborhood!
I love that you can walk to buy anything you need in one direction (including great coffee) and if I head the other direction I can walk around Jamacia Pond designed by Olmstead or be in 365 acres of the Arnold Arboretum.
The house is a ten minute walk to the Orange Line, Green Street T station into Back Bay/Newbury Street and downtown. Only a three minute walk to the 39 bus to Longwood Medical area, Copley Square and museums. Near the Green Street T stop is the South West Corridor Bike Path you can ride straight into downtown. Street parking is always available or you can use our visitor parking slots if you wish. If you need a car, there are many nearby Zipcar locations.
Other Things to Note
Other Things to Note
First Thursday of the month is an Art Walk here in (website hidden) is short for Jamaica Plain! Here's a link: (website hidden)
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.
Robin and Victoria were very accommodating and helpful without even being there!! (we didn't have the chance to meet them as they were out of town during our stay).
The neighborhood was totally up my alley - lots of great little shops, caffes, & restaurants.
I had a wonderful stay in the Fox Room. It was great to have a private bathroom. Breakfast supplies are provided to guests so I was able to make coffee (Keurig coffee maker) before heading out the door. Victoria greeted me when I arrived. She is a helpful and kind host. I only met Robin briefly as I was leaving.
Our stay at the Roost was exactly what we wanted. Jamaica Plains is charming and its easy to get to Boston with public transportation. We stayed in the Fox room that was very nice and clean. Recommended!
Das Zimmer ist sehr toll, besonders das eigene Bad ist ein großes Plus. Das Bett war wie beschrieben nicht das größte, aber für ein Pärchen leicht ausreichend.
Victoria ist sehr freundlich und war zwar bei unser Ankunft nicht anwesend, aber per Textnachricht immer sofort erreichbar.
Zum Frühstück kann man sich bei Kaffee und Kleinigkeiten wie Oatmeal und Müsli bedienen.
Die Gegend ist sehr nett und es gibt viele kleine Restaurants, Pubs und Bakeries. Es gibt auch sehr schöne Parks in der Nähe z.B. das Arboretum der Harvard Universität. Man geht ca. 10 Minuten zur U-Bahn-Station und fährt dann auch noch ein Weilchen ins Zentrum.
Wir würden diese Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und kommen gerne wieder.
My sister and I had a wonderful stay at the roost. It was a fun location. We are looking forward to visiting Boston again sometime soon!
Leider haben wir die Gastgeberin nicht zu sehen bekommen, wir hatten aber detaiilierte Instruktionen, um unser Zimmer zu beziehen. Ein paar kleine Fragen bei unserer Ankunft wurden unverzüglich per Text-Message beantwortet.
Das Zimmer lag im 1. OG eines zauberhaften Hauses in einer schönen und sehr ruhigen Wohngegend.
Die Einrichtung war wunderschön und bestach durch viele kleine Details, besonders viel Wert lag auf einem künstlerischen Gesamteindruck.
Zimmer und Bad waren hell und extrem sauber, auch die zur Verfügung gestellte Wäsche war makellos. Alles funktionierte, sogar das WLAN.
Wir fanden die Kosten für die drei Übernachtungen sehr angemessen und können die Unterkunft ohne Einschränkung weiter empfehlen.
I'd say the listing description was accurate. We enjoyed our stay and felt welcome. Spacious well-organized room with comfortable bed. Parking worked out great.
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About the Host, Robin
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, Robin moved to Boston in 1988. She found Boston to be exciting, beautiful and more manageable than NYC. Victoria, Robin's daughter was born in Jamaica Plain (known as JP) in 1993 and now attends MassArt full time as an illustration major. Victoria lives at The Roost and manages the property as of September 2014 while attending school. Robin works out of an office in the house so she is there quite often. Both Robin and Victoria have a passion for good food, wine, art, travel and meeting people. They enjoy providing memorable experiences, beautiful surroundings and comfort to their guests.