Within close walking distance to the subway, restaurants, gourmet coffee shop, Jamaica Pond this location can't be beat in one of Boston's greatest neighborhoods!
Built in 1910, my building served as housing for the workers who ran the former sixteen breweries that once lived in this area. The apartment is close to fun restaurants, boutiques, parks, pond and public transportation! Jamaica Plain is a funky, fun and diverse place with easy access to downtown.
My apartment is clean, comfortable and uncluttered. The room can accommodate up to two people in a single queen size bed. The bathroom is shared, but I am flexible for when I shower. The bathroom features and old claw foot tub with a shower. I do not have any grab bars available for the tub just for your information. Water pressure is excellent! I am on the first floor so the apartment is very accessible.
One thing I like to mention to guests is that I live in an urban environment. My apartment is on the first floor of a three story building off a busy city street. I have neighbors above me on the second floor. You can hear the occasional fire engine or trash truck driving along the main street. The building's furnace is below the bedroom and sometimes kicks on during the evening to heat the hot water. None of my guests have ever complained about any of these urban sounds in there reviews, but I wanted to let you know. Despite the old creaky wood floors, the apartment itself and I are very quiet and respectful of my guests!
The rugs in the photographs were on loan to me for several years but have unfortunately been returned to their rightful owner. I am working on obtaining replacements to recreate the decor shown on the site.
If there is anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable within my means just let me know!
Guests can use the whole apartment including kitchen, bathroom, living room with high definition cable television, wireless internet, coin operated washer and dryer! I don't keep much food in the fridge so there is plenty of room if you want to pick up milk, fruit, eggs, etc. I do offer complimentary coffee which I will make in the morning if I am there. Guests are free to use the kitchen to cook meals.
Interaction with Guests
I am flexible with guests. If you want to hang out great! If you prefer privacy, I understand and will be very respectful.
If there are any issues with your stay, please let me know and I will do the best to resolve them!
Jamaica Plain is incredible! We are surrounded by parks, boutiques, restaurants and fun and lively residents! A list of recommended places to visit are located in the room.
The apartment is about 50-60 minutes on public transportation from the airport. I generally prefer taking a cab which is about $45 plus tip. From your terminal, take the free airport shuttle to the Airport subway station. From there take the Blue Line inbound to State Street Station. From here transfer to the Orange Line towards Forest Hills Station. Green Street Station is one station before Forest Hills. Upon exiting the station, walk up Green Street towards the left for four to five minutes, about four blocks. At Centre Street walk to the right. Pond Street is two blocks to the left. If you arrive when I am free, I can pick you up from the T stop.
Unrestricted parking is available throughout the immediate vicinity of the apartment. If you have difficulty finding a space I will assist you. Do not park behind my building. It is private parking and you will get towed.
The bus to downtown is around the corner and the subway is a seven minute walk from the house. Hubway Bike share is also down the street.
Other Things to Note
I typically wake up around 5-7am, but I am very quiet! I typically go to bed around 10 or so.
Just be respectful. Keep noise to a minimum after 9pm. Obviously no smoking!
My stay at Chez Ray was comfortable and convenient. The room is spacious and the apartment tidy and well appointed. I would definitely return when the need arises.
I've stayed at Ray's place on two separate occasions and believe that speaks for itself. He's a great host.
Ray was a lovely host. We spoke about access to his place and transition of the keys went smoothly. It all worked out well.
Mi inglés es muy malo y Ray no sabe español pero... nos comunicamos un montón! Él incluso se instaló un traductor de voz en el móvil para hacerlo. Además, me presentó a dos amigas encantadoras, que hablan mi idioma, para que pudiera preguntarles lo que quisiera. Los tres incluso, me están ayudando a buscar alojamiento para mi hija, que se quedará un tiempo cerca de Boston. Hasta ahora, conocerles ha sido mi mejor experiencia aquí y no es porque la ciudad no me esté gustando. Incluso me hicieron divertida la nevada histórica que ha caido estos días.
Pretty good guy. Didn't see much of him but he gave me a tour and layed down the ground rules. Everything was as stated in the description. I would stay here again most definitely.
Ray has been a wonderful host, making sure that I had everything I needed when I arrived. He kindly mailed me the mobile phone I had forgotten in his place after I left. Regarding the apartment, the room is very large, the flat is clean and very cosy, the area has many nice restaurants and a park. Unbeatable price-quality ratio, go for it!
We loved this place. It is centrally located in Jamaica Plain and close to public transportation which runs frequently to downtown and Back Bay. The room is quiet and guests have free access to a full kitchen and to the very comfortable living room.
Ray is a super host! He is interesting to talk to and also respectful of his guests' privacy. We definitely will be booking this place when we come to Boston next time.