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!
Ray was a great host and his apartment is awesome! His communication was very prompt, as were his check in and check out instructions very convenient. Te neighborhood he is in has tons of great little places to walk around and shop or way, plus the pond nearby is great for running. Did I mention his apartment is awesome?
Our stay in Boston was super thanks to Ray :) This was our 2nd airbnb experience and I am very pleased. The photos match exactly what the room is. Ray's apartment is very clean and the room is private. Ray was a great host in making sure we were able to come and go, he provided many suggestions of places to visit while in Boston, and he is overall a friendly guy! :) We had a great time in JP - there are a lot of local places to check out - the subway on Green Street was just a 10 minute walk for us - so it was very feasible - parking right on the streets outside the listing. I would highly recommend Ray's listing!
What can I say?! It was just the perfect place to stay!!:-) The house and room was nice, free kitchen access, love the neightborhood but the greatest thing about this place is Ray! He is a great host, the recommendations he gave me were excellent. Thanks for all your kindness and help through the hole experience. When I come back next time I will definitely would like to stay here again, it feels like a second home.
It is my first airbnb experience and it is great. Ray's house is comfortable and clean. And that is a really quiet place. Although it is a little far from downtown. But the subway just 10min away from the house. It is convenience. Ray is very kind and helpful. In a word, nice experience!
Our stay chez Ray was exactly what I look for in an Airbnb experience! Clean, groovy and friendly. Ray's apartment is spacious so it left plenty of room for us to hang out and feel comfortable. I appreciate the cleanliness of Ray's place and the great style. He was very accommodating - setting up an air mattress for my friend. I loved the neighbourhood - Jamaica Plains has a great vibe and many friendly nooks.
Ray's place was the perfect thing for a last minute trip to Boston. Plenty of space, a beautiful apartment, and a very convenient location. Not to mention Ray was extremely accommodating and communicative throughout the entire experience. If you are looking for a place in the Boston area, do not hesitate to stay with him.
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.