Tranquil oasis in popular Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Very private one room studio, with private entrance, full kitchen and bathroom. Private deck overlooking trees and backyard gardens. Full bed with bedside table and reading lamp. Internet and cable TV. Two short blocks to subway stop for direct and fast access to New England Medical Center, Mass. General Hospital, downtown Boston, Cambridge, South Station, North Station and the Airport. Five minutes to No. 39 Bus which takes you to Longwood Medical area including Brigham and Women's Hospital; Children's Hospital; Harvard School of Public Health, Northeastern University, Museum of Fine Arts,Fenway Park, Copley Square, and downtown Boston. Popular coffee shop doors away. Near excellent ethnic and American restaurants; pharmacy, groceries, laundry, beauty salons, barbers, spa, GYM, post office, libraries, two popular second hand shops, Boston style pubs, bike rental, etc. Less than 10 minutes to beautiful, popular Jamaica Pond, a short bus ride to world reknown Arnold Arboretum. Safe and quiet.
Interaction with Guests
We respect our guests' privacy so after an initial meeting to check in we keep out of your way.
International guests: Please make sure your visa/work permits are in order. We cannot refund your money if you are unable to come because your paperwork was not in order. No smoking indoors, only on the deck. No pets. Will consider a small cat or dog. Come and go as you please. No loud music please. Own housekeeping during your stay. Linens, towels and kitchen linens provided. We leave you with enough basic supplies such as toilet paper, coffee, etc., but if you need more, the understanding is that you will buy them yourself. That is how we keep our prices low. Coffee, tea and cocoa provided free. Additional breakfast for initial morning can be purchased for an additional fee of $10-20. Only 2 adults allowed - will consider small child with parents. IF YOU BRING IN AN ADDITIONAL PERSON, YOU WILL BE EVICTED IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS FOR YOUR PROTECTION AND BECAUSE OF CITY LAWS. THE PLACE IS TOO SMALL FOR MORE THAN 2 PEOPLE. Please request a cot if needed. Also be aware that we work during the day and cannot always let you in before 5 pm. However, we will make every reasonable effort to get you in as soon as possible. Finally, please be mindful that this is a guest house, NOT a hotel. We are better than a hotel because we offer way lower prices and a place that is like home. However, please take care of the place, don't shine your shoes with the towels (we provide a shoe-shine kit) and just generally be as mindful as if you were staying in a relative's home. Thank you for your consideration.
My roommate and I had a great time staying here. We both are college students and needed to find somewhere to live while doing a one month internship. Maria was very accommodating to our situation. Maria and the rest of her family were always in contact if we needed any help with anything. Everything was clean and orderly when we arrived and Maria even put a cot in the room so my roommate and I could have separate beds. The house is only a short walk to the T station, which made our daily commute very easy. The neighborhood is mostly made up of young professionals and some young families. In close walking distance is Centre Street, where you can find a CVS, Whole Foods, and Mom and Pop Shops. Overall, we had a great experience and I would recommend that you stay here if you're stopping by Boston.
Our hosts were extremely welcoming and gracious, being available for any questions or feedback about our accommodations, yet also gave us plenty of space and showed great respect for personal boundaries. The accommodations were just as presented online, were just excellent, and truly felt like home. The neighborhood is delightful with necessary amenities conveniently located nearby.
Maria was an excellent Host! She was available when needed, but you are very private in her Treetop Haven, and you can spend most of your stay without even noticing that there are other people in the home. The apartment was clean and tidy when I arrived, and the weather was nice for the first 2 weeks, so I could take advantage of the lovely rooftop area, which was like getting an additional room. The location is absolutely perfect for exploring Boston without a car, as the T is just two short blocks away. A few blocks in the other direction is Jamaica Pond, a gorgeous park with a walking path around Jamaica Pond. So beautiful for a walk! And the neighborhood is full of restaurants and convenient to both Whole Foods and a lower-priced grocery store. The only drawback is the size of the apartment. I stayed for several weeks, so I really missed having a full sized fridge and a real closet. But for the price and the location in a very expensive town, I'd totally recommend Treetop Haven for shorter stays.
Hi Monica - I'm so glad you had a good time. As for the microwave and the toaster - I wish you had said something when you were here. I have to rely on my guests to tell me if something is not working properly in the moment - I don't normally "test" appliances between guests.
This was my second stay at Treetop Haven with Maria Elena. The studio is charmingly adorable and completely private. The balcony is a lovely perk. Parking is easy and free. The location can't be beat; it's steps from the subway and from the buzzing local neighborhood shops and restaurants. Maria Elena is a fantastic host. She responds quickly to email and makes your stay comfortable without disturbing privacy. We didn't see Maria Elena during this visit (she lives downstairs) but she was readily available if we needed anything. 5 stars, highly recommended. Treetop Haven is my preferred accommodation in Boston. I'll be back.
Maria made us feel welcome from the start and throughout our stay. She was gracious and warm and the perfect combination of available and helpful and respectful of our privacy and independence. Communication was clear and easy. The Haven is exactly as described. Bedroom, living area, kitchen, bath, deck - all there. The house and apartment are charming. The neighborhood is fun to walk around in and feels quite safe. As described, the Haven is close to the T and to neighborhood stores and restaurants. We loved our stay and can't imagine a more perfect setting.
I can't say enough good things about Jamaica plain and Maria Elena's treetop haven. The apartment is private and has everything you need to feel independent and enjoy your Boston visit. I highly recommend staying here and experiencing JP during your trip to Boston.
We had a great stay at the Treetop Haven! Maria and her family were all very welcoming and helpful. The apartment felt very separate from the rest of the house, and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It was really beneficial to have our own kitchen during our stay, and we were easily able to cook. The location is excellent - easy walk to the "T" to get downtown, or to Centre Street, which is the main street of Jamaica Plain. We used the apartment while house-hunting in the area, and would definitely recommend it to others!
We are teachers with two school age children. We are multi-racial, multi-ethnic and value diversity of all kinds. We love to learn about other people and cultures but are also very discreet and private. We speak English, French, Spanish, German and some Portugues.