JP Green House: Simple and Private

House - Private room · Bourne St (Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02131, United States

Do you care about your carbon footprint? JP Green House offers this simple, clean room with a private entrance and bathroom in our green, solar-powered urban homestead. Ample parking. Breakfast included.

Your host, Andree
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Do you care about your carbon footprint? JP Green House offers this simple, clean room with a private entrance and bathroom in our green, solar-powered urban homestead. Ample parking. Breakfast included.

The Space

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.


A double bed, shelves, chairs and a desk; a chest-of-drawers (A single loft-bed is also available.)
Clean sheets and towels
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.

NOTES: There are children in this household, and we get up at 6 am for school on Thursdays and Fridays. If you are a late-sleeper this may not be the place for you, as the house is small and some household sounds in the mornings are inevitable.

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 kitchen? See my other listing JP Green House: Garden Apartment here

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Want to know more about Jamaica Plain? See the excellent guidebook here on Airbnb at this link:

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $455 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Everything was just as described. Andree was easy to get a hold of, helpful, and communicative. I had a car so driving around was the mode of tranportation. I spent a few times walking and exploring the neighborhood. I believe it was forest hills cemetery that provided the scenery, plesant. I loved the room and coffee provided.

    July 2014
  • Andree was a most obliging host. We were upgraded to her studio apartment for her convenience. The accommodation was simple and modern, but very comfortable. We enjoyed the independence of our own space and the ability to self-cater . Andree's instructtions and directions enabled us to make the most of the neighborhood and get to experience the Memorial Day weekend in Boston. We can highly recommend the JP Green House.

    May 2014
  • The room is really cosy for 3 of us to stay. It is very nice of Andrée to provide us with towels (folded neatly and place on the bed). Best all of is we get to enjoy organic breakfast! I believe that Andrée is one of the few hosts you can find in airbnb that provides free healthy organic breakfast! The place is really accessible as it's along the orange line of boston mbta. Neighborhood is really safe for us (3 girls) to return home late at night. Enjoy the stay at her house:) Thank you Andrée!

    May 2014
  • The room in Jp greenhouse is in a quiet and picturesque neighborhood. The room was spacious and very well appointed. Andree was fabulous. She was friendly, provided a wonderful morning breakfast and easy to follow directions upon request. It was a short walk to most everything and very close to the metro station. I would stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Andree was a very welcoming host. Her "Green Home" was unique and fun. The location was excellent for us. I would stay here again.

    May 2014
  • We loved staying in the Green House. It was a great space and Andree took good care of us.

    May 2014
  • (email hidden) Green House was an excellent experience. The photos and description of the accomodations are accurate and thorough and there were no unpleasant surprises. In fact, the beds were more comfortable than they look in the pictures. We appreciated the private entrance, the complimentary breakfasts, the very quiet neighborhood, and the proximity to public transportation. Highly recommended.

    May 2014
  • We liked this apartment very much, it was clean and pleasant and we felt like home.
    Andree was a very nice and friendly host. We liked our own bathroom and the selfmade breakfast.

    April 2014
  • JP Green House is exactly what it says it is, cozy accomodation, ecologically responsible and extremly comfortable. Great private bathroom, great service by Andree, who always had breakfast ready for us in the morning, with home made yogourt, home made granola milk and coffe. The fact that the room is private and has a private entry gives you all the freedom and privacy you want and need and usually look for ! Great place, the T was a short walking distance. We really enjoyed our stay totally recommend it and would love to go back ! Thank you so much !

    April 2014
  • EDespite a quirky spring snowfall, we had a lovely stay st Andree's great Boston area partment. Wonderfully green and toasty even with cold weather throughout the 2 days we were in town. Andree is very knowledgeable of the area and how to get around Boston. Make sure you try her delicious homemade yogurt.

    April 2014
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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.
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