For less than the price of a Motel 6, we offer this simple, clean room with a private entrance and private bathroom, in our solar-powered urban homestead. Ample parking. Self-serve breakfast included. Discounts for stays of 4 days or more.
JP Green House is a energy-positive homestead in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston. The house is fully powered by sunlight, using electricity from solar panels, and passive-solar design for heat and hot-water. Our yard is an organic community garden used by four local families.
This is a GREAT DEAL! We rent two spaces, and this one is meant for the budget traveler. You'll find it clean, pleasant, basic and friendly.
A double bed, shelves, chairs and a desk; a chest-of-drawers (A single loft-bed is also available.)
Clean sheets and towels
A PRIVATE BATHROOM with shower
A PRIVATE ENTRANCE
FREE PARKING close to public transport
COFFEE AND TEA in the room
BREAKFAST: Cereal, homemade granola and yoghurt, and toast available every day (self-serve).
KITCHEN: Use the fridge or microwave anytime.
OUTDOOR PATIO in garden.
WASHER/DRYER: For use in the basement, $2/load.
BIKES (and helmets and locks!) for rent for $10/day.
SUMMER GUESTS please note that there is NO AC in the house. It is well shaded and cooled by fans.
You're in a family space: There are children in this household, and we get up at 6 am weekdays. If you are a late-sleeper this may not be the place for you, as some household sounds in the mornings are inevitable.
The KITCHEN is a shared space, so although you will find your own room and bathroom super-clean, our own space is average-clean--please understand!
There is a DOG in the house. He does not enter the guest room, but will be in the kitchen and common areas. He is very friendly and loves people.
Want a FULL, PRIVATE APARTMENT with a kitchenette? See our other listing JP Green House: Garden Apartment here https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/336946
Guests have a private room, bathroom and entrance.
The kitchen is shared, and breakfast is available there. Guests may use the fridge and microwave.
A washer/dryer is available for use in the basement for $2/load.
Two road bikes are available for rental for $10/day/each. (Helmets too!)
Interaction with Guests
We are available for as much interaction as the guests desire. Total privacy is fine, but we are always happy to chat and help.
We provide maps, directions and advice on the area. Jamaica Plain is a funky, alternative, multi-cultural community. It has many good restaurants, coffee-shops and bars, and several famers markets. There are fun thrift shops and boutiques for shopping, and an abundance of green space, including the Arnold Arboretum. All of this is within 1-2 miles of our house--a good walk or quick bus ride.
TRANSPORTATION: It's a 3/4-mile walk from our house to the Forest Hills T Station (metro). At this transportation hub you can get on the metro, catch a bus to almost anywhere, or get a cab. There is ample FREE PARKING by the house.
Other Things to Note
Allergy Info: Be aware that the household includes a dog. (The dog is not allowed in the guest room.) We use only natural cleaning products throughout the house. There are rugs but no carpets.
Quiet times are 9pm-8am. Please note that there are children in the house getting up for school at 6 am on Thursdays and Fridays. This is not the ideal place for late-sleepers!
All overnight guests must be booked through Airbnb. If you plan to have visitors to your room please check with us beforehand.
No smoking or drugs in the house. Moderate drinking ok. No candles or any open flames.
It was not too difficult for us to find the place because it is near the main road. From the place, it takes only 30 to 40 minutes to get to the city center.
The room is clean and the host is so nice. She helps us a lot and always reply any messages we sent quickly. She gives us bowls, dishes and plates and even shoes to walk during the snow time. She also has a dog who is really cute and friendly (I personally love him)
The only problem is sometimes we got troubles with the hot water (sometimes so cold sometimes so hot). But except this small inconvenience, everything is perfect.
I highly recommend you to stay in this place! :)
The host left a clean, fully equipped place (in fact, an upgrade at the original lower price) with breakfast food and excellent instructions about the local neighborhood. During a cold spell in Boston, the heat and hot water worked perfectly. The host responded to all questions. Though we used a car, the proximity of public transport was as stated. We were busy with family from morning to night, so could not socialize with the host. But the welcoming brightness and small touches of her place show she would have been welcoming.
This is a great place to stay! Easily accommodated all three of us. There's a private entrance to our room, which meant that we straightaways felt at home. Oh, and fresh cut flowers on the table, which made for a cheery welcoming entrance, and almond chocolate snacks laid out for us, yum! Andree and her children are a delight to talk to, and Canyon the dog is a sweetheart. A wonderful place, highly recommended.
We were very happy with our 3 day stay with Andree at her Green House in all aspects that mattered to us. It was very much as described. Andree has takes great care to ensure that potential guests know what they are getting and how things work at the house. The description made it plain that it was not the handiest place for the T system if you were not the walking type, but that suited us fine. She was also crystal clear about the hours that she and her family kept so that there would be no avoidable inconvenience or disturbance, either way. We'd originally chosen the Green House for the chance of a comfortable perch in a quiet neighbourhood, with the considerable extra appeal of a separate entrance and our own bathroom. Our stay ticked all the important boxes plus a few more. Andree was welcoming, nicely straightforward, and an obviously very efficient host. The room was spacious, well appointed, comfortable and their was an abundance of clear written info in our room about just about anything that might be relevant to our basic needs. But there was a big bonus. It was only when we showed up that we fully realised what a special and unusual house it was. Andree is deeply committed to sustainable living, and this is reflected in the design of the house. It is super efficiently insulated and pretty much self sufficient in the energy needed for heat, light etc. The major surprise was that it was comfortable, attractive as well as distinctive, and a nicely relaxed place to be, with no hint of the 'hair-shirt' attitude or impractical compromises that many people endure in the name of low carbon emissions and fuel economy. Andree is also a fine ambassador for her beliefs, neither nagging or proselytising about how anyone else should live. Just making a fine case when appropriate, in our brief conversations, and via a discrete reference to her fascinating and highly illuminating website and blogs. We learned a lot and were left with a lot to reflect on, in a very good way.
Andree and her family are wonderful hosts. I have stayed in both her guest room, and the cozy apartment downstairs for at least a couple weeks.
She has cleverly repurposed an old building as a labor of love. It's good to know you're staying somewhere that isn't taking anything away from the environment. If only my own home were designed like this! Very comfortable and thoughtful accommodations. Nice touches like fresh homemade granola. I enjoyed a couple morning chats over coffee with Andrée. Great location.
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We're a homesteading family, living simply and comfortably in Boston. You'll find your space private, and we appreciate independent guests, but we are happy to chat and help you figure out Boston.
Our house is quite unique--entirely solar powered, it generates 150% of the energy it uses. We also maintain a large organic garden in our yard, and we'll offer you fresh produce when it's in season. Families are welcome here and the garden is a great place for kids. We have toys and games, and there are playgrounds nearby.