About this listing
Our space is unique in that it's completely private, affordable, clean, and with all the amenities you would find in a regular home. It is also not fancy, but homey. Think of a place you would find in a relative's home.
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.
Private space. Only shared access is main stairway
Interaction with Guests
We respect our guests' privacy so after an initial meeting to check in we keep out of your way.
Jamaica Plain is a trendy, lovely neighborhood of Boston within 10 minutes of downtown Boston via subway. We are surrounded by many green spaces. All kinds of people feel comfortable in JP, as we call it. We are tolerant of differences of all kinds.
Other Things to Note
We have just invested in a new internet router and booster. However, our experience has been that different devices interact differently with our modem and router. If you have problems with the internet, we will try our very best to get it going for you but we hope that you understand that we are not a hotel or other institution where there is a whole department to deal with internet issues. Fortunately, we are in an urban area where there are many public spaces where you can log in to the internet for absolutely no charge.
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. If you are booking far in advance because of work/study issues, please be aware that if things change because of whatever circumstance we are not able to give you a full refund. Please understand that we have kept your place for months foregoing other bookings. The policy is that if you let us know a week in advance, you will receive 50% of what you have paid. Also, the money that you pay upfront to secure the place is kept by airbnb which handles all money transactions. No smoking indoors, only on the deck. No pets. 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 - You must include the second person at the time of booking. IF YOU BRING IN AN ADDITIONAL PERSON (besides the up to 2 initially specified) 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 be aware that we work during the day and cannot always let you in before 5 pm on the first day. 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.
We are teachers with one teenager and a young adult who live with us. 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.