Historic, 3-storey, 3BR, 2.5BA home on quiet, 1-way street, in central JP; walking distance to local shops, fabulous restaurants, Jamaica Pond and Arnold Arboretum. Easy access to Longwood Medical area/Brookline; #39 (downtown) bus at end of street; 10 minute walk to Orange line T (subway). Elegant nineteenth century home with 10-plus foot ceilings, period detail, modern furniture & lighting; great natural light. Off-street parking.
Comfortable living room, dining room, bathroom with laundry (new Bosch washing machine) & eat-in kitchen with granite counters and modern appliances (gas stove, new Bosch dishwasher, new Fisher Paykel refrigerator) - all on first floor. Second floor includes master bedroom with Ligne Roset queen bed and Ligne Roset reading chair, one full and one shower bathroom. Third floor includes two bright, sky-lit bedrooms - one with vintage art nouveau brass "Hollywood" double bed with brand new mattress & one with twin trundle. Free wi-fi.
Rare CENTRAL A/C!
Other Things to Note
We have a dog that we take with us when our house is rented. We have a hepa-vacuum and are diligent about cleaning.
Seven of us spent 3 nights at the height of summer in Pam's lovingly decorated 3 bedroom house. This really felt like a home from home - the pictures online don't do it justice - and it was such a nice change living in someone's house when you're on holiday, surrounded by homely possessions, rather than in some soulless hotel room. We had a couple of friends over for dinner one night so it was great to have a fully-fitted kitched with all the mod-cons, and a sizeable dining area. The house is a convenient 10 mins walk to Green Park station, and a 15 min train ride to Downtown. Jamaica Plain is a pleasant suburban neighbourhood with good local stores (Wholefoods Market), tasty local eateries on nearby Centre St (GrassFed for yummie burgers, ice cream parlour, and Spice Market for the biggest portions of asian noodles you will ever see!) and a peaceful nearby lake and park full of early morning joggers. For a genuine taste of real Boston living, this has to be THE place to stay.
Pamela was a fantastic host who got in touch with on the phone prior to our arrival. Super nice! And what a cool house in a cool neighborhood! Much bigger than I expected! And not too far from downtown Boston. We did not use the kitchen because of prior commitments but that would have been a nice feature for a family. Thanks Pamela!
Pamela's house was magnificent and big enough to accomodate me and 5 friends. The house was well located at 10 minutes walks from the T and in a safe location. Pamela and her husband was welcoming and available to answer our question rapidely. I would recommand this place without hesitation.
Pam was a wonderful host - kept in touch before we got there and gave us all the information we needed for arrival and for our stay. And the house is beautiful! Three charming bedrooms, lovely bathrooms, comfortable common spaces. The location is perfect too - a block off Centre Street and close to the pond and the T. We loved staying here!
Pam's JP house provided a welcoming "home away from home" for my son and I for a week in the Boston area. She's created a clean, pretty, light-filled home in a location that's pastoral in one direction (an easy walk to lovely Jamaica Pond), and full of handy treats in another (bakeries, ice cream, good and reasonable restaurants). Extras: the neighborhood is quiet and has its own off-street parking. With three bedrooms and two 1/2 baths, it's an excellent value for a family. (Not as good for those with knee issues, though; steep stairs to bedrooms). As a host, Pam was warm, helpful and accommodating. Two thumbs up!
We had a perfect stay at Pamela Hart's beautiful home in Jamaica Plain. The location could not be beat, being only a block from the main drag and very close to restaurants and stores. Pam was very easy to deal with and even put up privacy curtains after I expressed a concern about the lack of doors on two of the bedrooms. She also left us coffee and milk and eggs for breakfast. Truly a five-star experience.
Nice location, nice house, great neighbourhood. Easy to reach Boston downtown. Subway 10 minutes walk. Shops 2 minutes away on the Center Street. Everything worked well, excepting the washing machine, we have used the laundry on the Center Street, a few minutes away.
Unfortunately the house was not ready and we had to wait to get in. The hosts were very friendly and gave us usefull information about the region.