About this listing
Our comfortable, sophisticated apartment is perfect for one or two people who want a quiet, spacious, clean spot with a French feel for days or a month.Park on the street or take public transportation to visit the city and the region! Lovely gardens.
The entrance to the Garden apartment. On street parking and activities at the pond and parks a block away.
JAMAICA PLAIN, PONDSIDE. Sophisticated studio garden apartment. Completely furnished. Luxurious, new and decorator-designed. Large, fully-equipped kitchen, separate dining room, great bathroom, queen-sized bed. In private house with separate entrance. Minutes to Longwood Medical area, the museums, the Arboretum and Zoo, downtown Boston, and the beach! 1/2 block to # 39 bus. 10 minutes to T (Metro) and 15-minute ride to downtown Boston.
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The Jamaica Pond has sailing, rowing and fishing - 5 minute walk. There are lots of bike paths and the city has rentals around town. This is a foodie part of town, so lots of restaurants and coffee spots, many with great music. The Harvard Arboretum is part of JP, with lovely and exotic plant species, and the Franklin Park Zoo is minutes away. Tennis courts open to the public are dotted around JP. The ocean is a short drive and downtown is a very quick bus or t ride. The internet is easily accessible. This community is set between the main medical areas in the region, mainly consisting of the Longwood Medical area with Childrens, Beth Israel and Brigham and Women's Hospitals. Faulker is here, as are several others.
Interaction with Guests
We have brochures and information on the region, and are available whenever guests want to visit or talk. If we're here, we love chatting, exchanging info and helping.
Our neighborhood was called the Eden of America back in the 19th century because of the wonderful parks, ponds, and open spaces. It still has all of those and lots more, including a great vibe for artists, foodies, musicians, scholars and doctors. The architecture is world class as is the Arboretum. Come check it out!
Public transportation is regular, inexpensive, easy, and includes buses and the t. Walking around town or in the many parks is a favorite pasttime. There are boats to row or sail just down the block. City bikes and helmets can be rented a block away outside of JP Licks, the ice cream shop.
Other Things to Note
The apartment is not good for the infirm because it is on different levels. Steps lead down to it as well. We restrict use to two adult people, no children, no pets. There is one bed, a queen. Ample parking is free on the street.
No candles, smoking or flame of any kind is allowed. No pets and please be sensitive to the environment and our bills by turning off lights, heat and water when not in the apartment.
This old mantle frames a nice French arm chair and table. My uncle was a professional artist, thus the paintings!
Gordon and Alexandra could not have been more helpful. Their home and apartment was beautiful and perfect for what we needed, they had it all....Beautiful place, clean, towels, linens, even shower and bathroom essentials, super comfy bed, food and coffee, fresh plants, oh and the games....Haven't done a puzzle in a long time, had fun. Thank you for a wonderful experience and can't wait to come back again!
The reservation was canceled 20 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I had a good experience staying here. The owners are very gracious and the apartment is really nice! -- It's like a dollhouse. Would be perfect to stay in during the cold winter months, but relies on fans to keep you cool and move the air during the humid boston summer.
Great to for a single person who wants to live life as a local and knows the city--(i was traveling for work and used to live in boston). Excellent location in JP. Close to lots of cool stuff over there.
Had a good experience with the host and the apartment. The apartment was what I expected and very clean. The neighborhood was pleasant and very quiet, with shops, restaurants and grocery within walking distance. The bed could only be accessed from one side, so a bit tricky for two. The host understood and had plans to fix the situation. A rating of 41/2.