About This Listing
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.
The room looked really good, clean and a lot of natural light. The room's shower was broken so we had a little rebate on the price.
Andrée was really nice. It was a little noisy in the morning because the kitchen is right next to the room's door.
Andrée's listing was a great little room that was very comfortable and accurate. She made us feel very welcome and relaxed, even though we didn't have a whole lot of contact. (Just due to scheduling and what not.)
The beds were very comfortable with warm, comfy linens and blankets. And the pillows were also comfy. (Something that doesn't always happen.)
Her dog was super laid back and welcoming. He seemed to be all for any scratching and petting we'd give him.
She has a great book selection and a lot of knowledge to share about urban farming and becoming self-sustaining. If anything, my only dissatisfaction with the visit is that I didn't get a chance to talk with her more.
If I'm in the Boston area again anytime soon, I'll definitely by looking to stay here again.
We had a very nice stay with Andree! She was very helpful with anything we needed. Beautiful neighborhood with a really cool old cemetery nearby. The room was clean and well kept and Andree had a solid collection of menus from local restaurants. Very cool to stay in a solar powered house.
Andree made us feel very welcome. Our room was lovely, ready with towels, tea, coffee. The neighborhood is quiet. Andree also let us use the washer/dryer. Very nice and generous.
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About the Host, Andree
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.