About This Listing
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.
This was my third stay at Treetop Haven. As always, it was a joy. Maria Elena keeps the apartment clean and cozy, with all of the amenities required for a comfortable stay. Jamaica Plain is a great neighborhood to explore and has wonderful dining and shopping options. Plus, it's super easy to get to the downtown Boston sites on the orange line. Treetop Haven is my first choice when I visit Boston.
I've had a very enjoyable stay. Maria Elena and her family cared for all things well. A folder with a lot of valuable information about Jamaica Plain was very helpful for getting to know the JP area. A nearby Stop + Shop helped holding the costs low.
Getting around from there with the T and buses was easy, once you've known the best routes and connections. To the T it's a 2 minute walk downhill, to the bus 3 minutes uphill.
The room was as described. To have several windows is great for fresh air when needed. The neighbourhood is quite, you can hear the birds more often than anything else.
Maria Elena is a great host that was always there to answer questions when we had them and has a very friendly nature to her. The place is just as it is described. It is a cozy studio on the third floor in a GREAT location of town. The studio was clean and had everything we needed. It has a full set of kitchen supplies. Maria Elena made sure to provide us with an extra heater since this winter was terrible in Boston. The unit is five minutes from the orange line and has lots of little restaurants in walking distance. This place is really great and I would recommend it to all my friends!
I stayed here for one month (feb 2015). This place is a small and cozy studio with everything you may need while staying in Boston. A full equipped kitchen, a private bathroom and a sleeping area with a table for eat/studio. It has a big deck that I was not able to use due to heavy snow during those month. I used to call this the Hobbit apartment because it is pretty and cosy has the hobbit house. Convenient located near the T and the Bus, you will be at Boston center in 10-20 minutes. The area has everything you may need: coffe shop, supermarket, restaurants, laundry....
Maria Elena and his family were very friendly but have me all the privacy I needed.
I would absolutely recommend this place to everyone going to Boston and I will definitely stay here if I return again to the city. Is inexpensive, a good value for your money.
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.
About the Host, Maria Elena
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.
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