About This Listing
This handsome 100 year-old single-family house with 10+ foot ceilings, stained glass windows, fireplace and modern furnishings has two spotless bedrooms available. Beautifully landscaped backyard with fire pit and vegetable garden is a great place to relax at the end of the day.
Large sunny room on third floor with private bath. Comfy queen bed, large closet, armoire, clean linens and towels, wifi and work table
On a beautiful street in the most coveted section of the hip Jamaica Plain (JP) neighborhood of Boston, we’re just 5 miles from the city center and only blocks away from the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond and JP Centre. Safe, friendly, diverse neighborhood. Great restaurants, pubs, bakeries, galleries and shops.
We’re just a 10-minute walk to the Orange line subway into Back Bay/Newbury Street and downtown. A 2-minute walk to the bus to Longwood Medical area and museums. Plenty of parking and many nearby Zipcar and bike share locations. Off-street parking is also available. Laundry in basement.
Light breakfast of coffee, tea, juice, yogurt and granola or hard-boiled eggs provided.
Native Bostonian host happily provides history, recommendations, advice, maps, directions and more. Friendly house cat with short-hair and a loud purr will shack up with you if you leave your door open. We’ve hosted medical people from Argentina to Taiwan and travelers from Australia to Egypt.
Stay for 4 nites or 4 months – we’re flexible ... and looking forward to seeing you!
Other Things to Note
There is one queen bed but I can provide a double futon to accommodate a maximum of 4 people.
I stayed with Maria for a month and I felt myself at home. The room and bathroom are quite big and comfortable. She let me to use her cellar for storing my bicycle and using her tools for assembling it, as well as using her air pump to inflate the tires. The neighborhood is quite and beautiful. The place is closed to Jamaica Pond and Arnold Arboretum. You can find everything you need on Centre street which is the main street of this area. 5 min walk to bus station and it takes 20 min to Longwood medical area.
Maria was an excellent host and was very accommodating. The house was lovely and in an great location. Excellent restaurants just a short walk from the house, along with parks and trails for running. I highly recommend it!
My sisters stay in Maria's home for about 2 months till now,they have had great pleasures and happiness with Maria. and also have got very good take care of from Maria. It will be their unforgettable experience and lifelong memory. Thanks very much to Maria!
We had excellent experience in Boston. The bedroom is very clean and comfortable. Maria is super nice and offers us much help. I fully recommend this homestay.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying with Maria! The top floor was very comfortable and private. Jamaica Plain Lake was super close and a perfect place for morning runs. She provided us with everything we needed to enjoy our stay - even got to play guitar a bit while there! ;-)
I had a great time staying at Maria's place. We didn't seen each other too much because I was too busy at work, but the top floor room is perfect for me, I can do my work and have %100 privacy. Maria is very friendly, she kept space for me in the fridge. My work is really stressful but I'm glad I had such a nice room to stay after a long long day.
Maria was a great host. She was very kind and understanding and gave good tips about JP and Boston in general. She, her children, and her cat Frankie were very welcoming. The room itself was clean, cozy and well furnished, as was the large private bathroom. She was very accommodating of our needs. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful--lots of large, old houses and tree-lined streets, a lovely place to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the city but is still not too far from it. The house is a little far from the nearest T stop (about a 15 minute walk), but other than that, our stay here was great. If I came to Boston again, I would definitely stay with her and I would also recommend her place to anyone.
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About the Host, Maria
Native Bostonian. I lived here all my life except for a short period in San Francisco. I love to travel and experience other cultures, but haven't done as much as I'd like ... I've seen lots of the USA; some of Italy, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic; little bits of Canada, St. Kitts, Bermuda. I have hosted people from US and Canada, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Italy, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.
I like to cook, play soccer, practice yoga, watch my kids play sports.