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. Please don't use the kitchen for cooking as cleanliness becomes difficult to maintain with the velocity of guests that we host.
We had a wonderful time during our stay here. The room was spacious, comfortable, and attractive. The house, while containing a few different groups, never felt noisy or crowded, but rather cosy and lived in. The location allowed us to easily walk to the T and get into downtown Boston in a reasonable time each day, and Jamaica plain was a great area to walk though and eat in. We had a great stay here and would recommend it.
We had a great time in Boston in the Fox Room in the house of Robin and Victoria. Jamaica Plan is a very nice and safe place to stay, very well connected with downtown. The room was clean, very confortable for a couple. Victoria is a perfect host. She promptly answers with messages, if she is not at home, for every need you may have. We had very good suggestions about places to visit and restaurants, and, in general, a very pleasant interaction. Thank you Victoria for our time in Boston!
Robin and Victoria are excellent hostages. They made us feel very confortable at every time. About the house, it is even better than what is shown in the pictures. The room is very big and the rest of the house is so confortable, mostly the kitchen!
About the neighbourhood, it is quite and paceful, but you also have many shops where to buy food and drinks, or to go for a dinner. Also the metro station is very close, so we really enjoyed our staying there!
Sorry I didn't get the chance to meet Robin and Victoria during my stay in JP, but they were responsive to all my questions and requests never the less. Good location within walking distance of arboretum and Centre Street. Nice to have an ensuite.
Our stay was great. Had everything we needed and Victoria was very nice & helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed staying in Jamaica Plain & at the Roost. Recommend staying here!
La maison de Robbin est très jolie et accueillante , Victoria s'est occupé de nous et nous a donné toutes les informations qui nous étaient nécessaire ! Le quartier ou se trouve la maison est très charmant et attractif . Il y a une station de metro a 10 minutes à pied . La chambre est très propre et comfortable !
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.
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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.