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.
I liked the JP neighborhood. I've stayed in downtown Boston before, and this trip let me see a new side of the town. It was overall a pleasant stay - the house was clean and the interior and decor of rooms and kitchens were very pretty. Robin and Victoria responded to my questions and requests very promptly. I didn't have any issue communicating with them through emails & texts. I didn't interact with them often, but my guess is that they would be very friendly and informative if you would ask them certain questions and initiate conversations (judging from previous guests' lovely comments left on the guest book at the entrance of the house). I value privacy, so not having to see my hosts often was actually a plus.
Victoria was friendly and we had a pleasant stay, she kindly let us drop off our luggage early. The room was charming and spacious, with ensuite bathroom. The kitchen was ample with many amenities. Conveniently located in the heart of Jahmaica Plain, with easy access to the city by bus and subway.
My 9 year old son and I just retrurned from a stay at Robin and Victoria's place in Jamaica Plain. It was our first AirBnb experience and we really didn't know what to expect or how the photos would match the reality, etc. we were incredibly psyched with everything about this place. LOCATION: Excellent! A couple of blocks from the hip downtown JP with cool shops and restaurants. 15 minute walk to T. House is right on a main road but set back off the street and quiet. HOUSE: really funky, clean, awesome place with anything you need. Outstanding artwork on the walls created by Victoria, the host. We stayed in the Roost and it was adorable and met our needs perfectly. My son and I shared the one bed and it was fine. We really enjoyed having our own private bath! HOSTS: Robin and Victoria are super. Interesting women with lots of good information. They are busy and not around a lot, but either were we so it was not a problem at all. They are very responsive on email if you need them. Overall: stay here!
Staying at the Roost was an amazing gettaway. Our host was great at communicating, when we were curious about great restaurants around the area. They were even so kind to accomodate our early flight in to town. The room itself was perfect for a couple to fit nicely into the bed, and there was plenty of space in the back for all of our clothes in a dresser. The bathroom was small but nice and quaint with extra shampoo, conditioner, and soap just in case. There were other renters, but we never saw them. It felt like we had the house to our own. Also, the host was nice enough to let us have some of their food in the kitchen. The area was very cute with victorian style homes on every street. The entire time we felt safe in the neighboorhood of JP. Also, the location was only about 20 min outside of Boston. This made it easy to take the subway in and around the city. We absolutely loved the stay and would recommend it to anyone.
We really enjoyed staying at The Fox. The room was super clean and beautifully decorated which gave me the feeling that I am staying in a special place rather than an ordinary hotel room. Having a private bathroom and parking lot was definitely a plus for me. Especially because I preferred leaving the car at home and taking the subway which is super convenient since it takes only 10 minute walk to the station. The house has a very nice and big shared kitchen where you can enjoy your breakfast. Robin responded very fast whenever we needed her help which is very kind of her. (Thank you Robin! :)) Our only problem was the fact that our room felt cold during the night even though other parts of the house was warmer. After asking Robin to turn up the heater the problem was solved though. As I said I really enjoyed my stay and I definitely would like to stay there again whenever I visit Boston.
Fantastic room and house. Vic was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.
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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.