Private room & bath - Jamaica Plain

House - Private room · Rockview St, Boston, MA 02130, United States

Private bedroom and bathroom in my house in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston. Convenient to public transportation, downtown Boston and the medical centers. Room has a queen bed. House can accomodate others on a queen air mattress in study.

Your host, Robert
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Private bedroom and bathroom in my house in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston. Convenient to public transportation, downtown Boston and the medical centers. Room has a queen bed. House can accomodate others on a queen air mattress in study.

The Space

Private room with a private bath in Jamaica Plain, a diverse neighborhood of Boston. Room overlooks a quiet garden with lots of natural light. The room has a queen bed so it it suitable for a single or a couple. (Can accomodate others on queen air mattress in study) House has central air conditioning, high-speed wireless network, modern kitchen and laundry facilities that guests are welcome to use. The house is on four levels so there are three staircases each with a landing mid way-the bedroom is one flight up from ground level.

There are several grocery stores nearby (walk to Whole Foods) as well as many restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich shops, bakeries and bars. Jamaica Pond with walking and jogging trails is less than 1/2 mile away.

The house is a 7 minute walk from the Green Street Station on the Orange Line (subway to Back Bay and Downtown)and even closer to the bus lines that serve the Longwood Medical Center and the Museum of Fine Arts. I have hosted doctors and scientists working at Beth Israel, Brigham and Women's, Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health, Children's Hospital and Tuft's (New England) Medical Center.

There is ample free and unrestricted on-street parking if you happen to be driving. There is one bike available for guest use. There are over 40 Zipcars within walking distance if you want to travel.

I am a single male and I live in the house with my 30 pound Spanish Water Dog (non-shedding). I request a minimum of a 4 night stay. Long term rentals are at a lower rate.

Guest Access

Guests can use kitchen, dining room, garden, living room and study. WiFi internet and washer dryer.

Interaction with Guests

My interaction with guests vary. Usually I will see them in the morning and at night. I will make suggetions and recommendations based on what they are doing.

The Neighborhood

Jamaica Plain is a diverse neighborhood of Boston that is close to almost everything. It has a great selection of shops, groceries, restaurants and bars. One will find professionals, artists, craftsmen, laborers of all ethnicities and of course the hipsters.

Getting around

Room is very close to the Green Street Station on the Orange Line Subway to downtown Boston and Back Bay. Also very near the 39 Bus Route to Longwood Medical, Harvard Medical School and Back Bay.

Other Things to Note

I look forward to hosting you.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $520 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My wife and me stayed at Robert's for a week, having a really good thanks to all the attentions of our host. At our arrival it was raining and he came and pick us up at the T train station! It was fun having a chat or two using words in Italian, Portuguese, French and English all mixed up. Rocco, the dog, is a peaceful, good boy. We had a bathroom all for ourselves and sharing the kitchen with Robert was never a problem.
    We were the problem, as a matter of fact, always cooking full meals! For all the rest we cannot but confirm what the other guests have written in their reports.
    All in all an accommodation to be recommended to anyone.

    May 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Robert's place in Jamaica Plain. The room and bathroom were immaculately clean, the rest of the house was nicely furnished and comfortable, and the pleasant backyard was a charming, quiet plus where I spent some downtime reading and relaxing. The neighborhood is great with a bunch of restaurant choices. I remember that years ago it was considered edgy but those days are gone, as far as I could see. The T station (subway) is literally 5 minutes away and is the best way to get around in my opinion. We got everywhere from Harvard to the Museum of Fine Arts to Dorchester with some easy transferring. I would recommend without reservation. Also, Rocco is a really sweet dog.

    May 2014
  • Excellent hospitality by Robert. He is very easy going and friendly person. Neighbourhood is quiet and green. Main street with shops and restaurants is walking distance away. Also subway very close and convenient to Downtown Boston.

    April 2014
  • My daughter and I stayed with Robert for three days, and had a perfect time! The house is so nicely decorated, and the bed was extremely comfortable! Robert was very friendly, interested and helpful. I will definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the Boston area!

    April 2014
  • Robert was a fabulous host - kind, nice and always helpful!
    The appartment is beautiful, big and very clean. The room and the private bathrom are also very spacious. My friend and me stayed there for two weeks together in one room and each of us had enough space.

    The neighbourhood is very good - quiet and safe. The subway is only a short walk away. Also Center Street, where you can find many little shops, cafes and restaurant, is only a couple of minutes walk.

    I would totally recommend Robert`s house and I would definetly stay there again. Nothing to complain about!

    April 2014
  • First of all, I should explain that my experience was not literally my experience; I live in Boston myself but did the booking for my parents that don't speak any English. Robert's place looks great, it's a beautiful house, really clean, greatly decorated, perfect environment for people wanting comfort and cleanness in a relaxed environment. My parents really liked the room and Robert not only was understanding of their poor English skills, but embraced our brazilianism trying out his own Portuguese skills, he's a great guy! About the neighborhood, I live in Jamaica Plain myself and love it, it's got tons of cool places to eat, parks and ponds around and an awesome and relaxed environment with easy access to downtown Boston, perfect for students or turists that don't want to pay ridiculous amounts of money to stay downtown and stay in a place that, in my opinion, is more fun and less busy.
    Robert é uma ótima pessoa, e para todos os brasileiros aí afora pensando em visitar Boston, ele tem uma conexão com o Brasil e se divertiu usando seus português. Recomendo!

    March 2014
  • Just returned from a weeks stay in Boston. Robert is a fantastic host, really lovely guy, very helpful and very kind. Rocco is such a sweet dog, an added bonus to your stay. The house is amazing, lovely and clean and comfortable. The room is very comfortable and I had the best nights sleep in that bed the entire week. I stayed a particularly cold time of the year and the house was lovely and warm. The location is fantastic, a short walk from the T and lots of local coffee shops and restaurants. I would absolutely recommend staying with Robert and if ever i return to Boston i would definitely be booking to stay here again!

    March 2014
  • We couldn't find a better host for our trip to Boston. Robert and Rocco are so welcoming that it's hardly describable. You have to meet them! He gave us helpful tips for dining and sightseeing. His house is nice and neat. And I can only repeat: the bed is very comfy. Thanks again Robert!

    January 2014
  • Thanks Robert, our stay couldn't have been better. Your house is so beautiful and you made us feel home. Although we didn't have the chance to spend so much time with you since it was the holiday season, Luc and I enjoyed our conversations. We highly recommend to any airbnb to have a chance to stay at your place if they come to visit Boston.don't hesitate to contact us if you are in the neighbourhood of Leuven. Brigitte

    January 2014
  • I stayed at Roberts place for two month at the end of 2013 for a research project at the Harvard Medical School. This awesome place is so hard to describe, because you have to experience it. I absolutley fall in love with Boston - Robert is a great host! Shortly after my arrive, I felt like home. Everything is to 100% like described (clean, tidy and comfortable) and the atmosphere is very familiar. He is very openminded and supports his guest with a lot of good reccomendations or advices. Although I was really busy, we had great talks and discussions, I will miss it. His dog, Rocco, is not such a hyperactive slavering dog type I was afraid to be confronted with - He is like his owner; he takes care of you, but also respects your privacy. I loved these quite evenings, when I was sitting with him in front of the fire and trinking warm eggnog. I recommend this place to 100%! Thank you, Robert for this awesome time!

    December 2013
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Professional single male in commercial real estate. Outside of work I like walking dog, working out and drawing. Have hosted guests from all over the world since 2003. I look forward to meeting many more.
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