About This Listing
Our 450 sf 2 room studio is quiet, private & ideally situated in the heart of JP-a 4 min. walk to the subway. It offers a super comfy bed, a recliner, and all the necessities-wifi, HD cable TV, large eat-in kitchen, and free on-street parking.
Our studio apartment is on the 2nd floor rear of our 1868 Jamaica Plain Victorian home.
Ascend your back stairs to your fully private entrance. The studio is filled with windows and drenched in natural light as you sit among the tree tops. There is a wonderful full eat-in-kitchen with stainless appliances, a brand new 3/4 bath, hardwood floors with area rugs.
The space is 450 sq. ft and is home to a super comfy bed, a good size closet, and all the necessary furnishings... including coffee maker and toaster... and offers a private but spacious and open feeling. You will be completely private as the studio is separated from the rest of our house by a sound-proof wall and the private entrance.
Amenities include a super-comfy leather coachman recliner, a pull out sofa bed, free broadband wifi, HD cable a 32" TV, blu-ray player (with a selection of movies). We provide soap, shampoo, towels, a hairdryer, and an ironing board for your convenience. Oh, and plenty of free on-street parking-no special permit required.
Jamaica Plain is the best neighborhood in Boston for its proximity to lovely Victorian homes, beautiful Jamaica Pond, the Emerald Necklace, and the Arnold Arboretum -- but also for its simple access to Longwood Medical Center and downtown. We are a 4 minute walk to the Stony Brook station of the Orange line subway. There are many pubs, coffee shops and restaurants within a few blocks as well as a Whole Foods Market and a laundromat.
Beautifully furnished for a single traveler or a couple, you will not find a more lovely space that's more centrally located to everything Boston has to offer.
We are an active family of four (two sons 10 & 12), and we've hosted dozens of international guests from all over the world -- many of whom have become good friends! We're happy to have you as a guest and look forward to giving you the best advice for your stay "in town".
Our studio will make you feel like you've found your home away from home.
Our guests enjoy a completely private entrance to our sunny studio. There is free on-street parking available--many of our guests park their car and choose to explore Boston by public transportation or bike (using our great Hubway system).
Interaction with Guests
The studio is a separate apartment from our home which is attached. We love to personally welcome our guests when they arrive if possible, and are always available for any questions or concerns. Your privacy and enjoyment is important to us, so we always respect your personal space.
JP is the best neighborhood in Boston! Wander our streets filled with restored Victorian homes and beautiful gardens. It's hard to believe that you are only a few minutes away from the heart of Boston by convenient subway. The folks who live here are a great mix of artists, professionals, musicians, etc. We have a vibrant center with many local-owned cafes, pubs and zagat-rated restaurants. The area has lots of green space between Jamaica Pond, the Arnold Arboretum, and Southwest Corridor Park.
The Orange Line subway is a 4 minute walk from the studio which gets you direct to Downtown Boston in about 10 minutes--very convenient! There are also several bus lines that run within 2 blocks of our place that also go into town as well as Longwood hospital area and the Museum of Fine Arts. Have a car? There is free on-street parking always available close by. Rent a bike at any of the 5 JP Hubway rental stations and explore the sites and green spaces.
We do not allow any pets on the property to protect our guests and family from allergies. There is no smoking on the property. Please feel free to take a walk around our lovely neighborhood if you need a smoke. Otherwise we have no real "rules" except common courtesy please.
We always want our guests to feel as much at home as possible, so feel free to do so. Should you need something or have a question, just ask! We are always happy to help.
Most of all, enjoy your visit here in our studio!
super comfortable queen bed in a sun-drenched studio with WiFi, full separate kitchen, and private entry
The apartment was clean, private and in a great location in Jamaica Plain. There was a lot of street parking available and on a quiet street. The location was convenient, close to restaurants and business. We enjoyed our stay here and recommend it to others.
This is a delightful studio in a quiet part of the JP neighborhood. Everything in the studio is as advertised making for a wonderful stay, but the only thing to know is that there is a very flimsy bathroom door, which is 3 feet from the bed. The location is ideal, with close walks to transportation and food.
Appreciated the prompt and friendly communication from Chris and Kristina, and the space was better than expected, more like a two-room flat than a studio. Easy walking distance to everything in JP - the T, restaurants & shops on Centre St, park areas, Sam Adams. Excellent place to stay in a great neighborhood.
Kristina made me feel most welcome and I loved the JP neighborhood- the studio was very cozy and I would definitely recommend this site- this was my first airbnb experience - I hope they are all this good!
Kristina graciously met me at the studio when I got mixed up and thought the key belonged to the wrong door. She redirected me and recommended street parking for my boyfriend and gave us great recommendations for local restaurants, coffee shops, and cafés!
The studio itself was lovely, everything was clean, fresh, and well maintained. My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights and three days and the space was cozy but we never felt cooped-up. The bed is very comfortable and the extra hangers in the closet were a helpful and thoughtful touch. The space heater next to it worked beautifully and warmed up the entire space.
It's located within half a mile of several great cafés, restaurants, and little shops, which was lovely. We didn't have the chance to use much of the kitchen but from what we saw it looked nice! The little two-person table was perfect for quick meals together, and the dishwasher spared us handwashing, which was a nice thing not to worry about during a weekend away.
One small note: while there is a mini fridge there's no freezer, which was fine for us but might be good to know for future guests.
I'd recommend this space to anyone staying in the area, and definitely book it again in the future!
We felt welcomed warmly and the information provided was all very clear. The neighborhood is quiet. Everything we needed was there. They responded promptly to all our questions. We had a very pleasant stay!
This private studio conveniently located in Boston is everything it promises to be. The apartment is in an lovely community of historic buildings, a coffee shop/grocery is directly between the subway station and the house, and the apartment was equipped with everything we wanted to make home meals and to hang out. Chris and Kristina make you feel welcome and attended to without intrusion, so it feels just like you have a little place of your own in the city. We will definitely call again next time I travel to explore this fascinating city. Megan
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About the Host, Chris & Kristina
We are Chris and Kristina. We met more than 20 years ago and have lived in Boston ever since. We are both professionals (Kristina works in Higher-Ed and I work for a technology company). We have lived in our 1868 Victorian for over 10 years and love our space in JP.
We have lived all over Boston but have always considered Jamaica Plain the best neighborhood in town... partly because it is a true neighborhood. Nowhere else in the city can you be 5-minutes from dense nature that obscures the hustle and bustle of urban life by Jamaica Pond or the Arboretum, while still being minutes from Fenway Park, Longwood medical center, and great restaurants!
We have two sons, 11 & 10, and we love to avail ourselves of the city and community we love. We coach baseball, basketball, and flag football, and love to explore, meet new people, and share what we know about Boston with anyone interested.
For many years we hosted international students coming to Boston to study English and have hosted folks from Korea, Japan, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. These former guests are now good friends and we enjoyed being their ambassadors to Boston.
We welcome you to our space!
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