About this listing
Ive owned this great condo for 4+ years now...and love every day I spend here. You will too! It is now home to me and my extraordinarily charming boyfriend Len. I am originally from Vermont and have worked at 3 of the major Shoe brands doing Apparel sportswear design since graduating from RISD in 2001. He is a California bay area transplant and bicycle fanatic , glad to have made it through his first Boston winter. He may well be a better cook even than I so youll be in GREAT hands!
The layout has an open living space with a roche bobois mahjong sofa (great for lounging around on over morning coffee ....or drinking wine and watching a movie and a noguchi coffee table as well as a few other fun pieces and great antiques...and lots and lots of really lovely plants!
youll feel right at home with a newly renovated bathroom w/rainshower head and a washer and dryer in the unit in case you need a quick load of laundry done. The kitchen is also newly renovated and is all stainless w/great fossilized granite counters...and We have plenty of cooking supplies if youd like to take advantage and whip yourself up a meal.
If you come during the warmer months you can take advantage of a treehouse feel off the back deck....or privacy on the gigantic roofdeck w/a chimnea to make a fun fire. or practice your hula hooping skills.
The apartment is a 12 min walk from both the Stonybrook and Jackson sq T stops on the boston metro orange line. And an 8 min walk from the last stop on the green line (E) Heath st stop. Its also a few minute walk from some of the most Raved about restaurants in Boston (Ten Tables and Tres Gatos) as well as quaint local spots , .pubs and coffee shops....There is a Whole Foods market a block away if you want to cook your own meals.
Designers Haven is on a dead end st in a part of town that does NOT require permitted street parking...so if you are driving into town you can easily park in the area for free!
Youll be staying in the private guestroom which has a very comfy queen size tempurpedic memory foam mattress with and down pillows.
We have two very sweet cats...Turtle and Froggy......they are extremly affectionate and will snuggle up with you at night if you want them to! They are indoor outdoor cats and so will most likely come and go as they please throughout your stay.
The price includes a tasty continental style breakfast with an assortment of fruit and possibly fresh baked scones and snacks for your breakfast/stay (i take requests). as well as hard boiled eggs, yogurt and granola and assorted nuts. I love to cook and am extremly open to any special requests. All other food you will have to arrange for yourself.
Price is for one person...or single occupancy. for double occupancy add $25. If you are looking for more space I rent the entire apartment out under the title Designers Haven II and youd have both my personal bedroom and the guest room as well as the Ligne Roset sofa in the living room to sleep up to 6 people!!!!
**Please be aware that my apartment is on the 3rd floor of the building and is a walk up. This is how I am able to have a private roofdeck...but it does mean that there are two flights of stairs to walk up**
Im pretty low key...so here are just a few:
• If you are a smoker I ask that you use either the back porch/back patio/or roofdeck.
• If you break/damage anything I will expect to be compensated to replace/fix the accident.
• Please let me know when youd like to host dinner parties...just an FYI will do!
The Designer's Haven was a wonderful place to spend my first night on the East Coast. Located in the most artsy, fun part of the city. I was greeted with a refreshing drink and had a great time visiting with Becky and Len. Look forward to spending more time in Boston coming up and hope to make it back to their neighborhood!
Thanks Becky for the warm welcome.
To visitors: The flat is charming and the hosts are wonderful. Becky has a gift for making you feel confortable. The cat are particularly cuddly. The neighborhood is pleasantly green and quiet but at the same time not far from downtown.
HOLY MOLEY! This place is fantastic. Becky and her BF are wonderful hosts. The place is stunning, the location is great, and the experience was wonderful. Becky got up each morning to chat and made me a healthy breakfast. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone staying in the area.
Becky was the perfect host! A clear communicator adept at giving excellent directions (especially for someone not at all familiar with Boston!), Becky made sure I had a clean, comfortable spot to come back to in the evening. The patio really does feel like you're in a treehouse, and the rooftop balcony cannot be beat! This was my first time using airbnb, and designers haven was a great introduction - but may have set the standard ridiculously high!
Becky was a lovely hostess. Extremely accessible and accommodating, especially considering the chaos that occurred immediately following the Marathon bombing. I ended up having to cancel my first night and she refunded me right away. Very ethical and considerate. Love her place! Her friendly cats are an extension of her own outgoing and lovely personality. I highly recommend a stay with Becky. There was on-street parking right outside her building which was a big plus coming to Boston by car, and her quinoa breakfast was to die for! Enjoy!
Becky, Mr. Len, Turtle, and Frog were most gracious hosts! If there were an AirBnB category for "Super Cool Host / Hostess" they would be a it! Everything was as described, and very open about things that would effect my stay. I much enjoyed our limited time visiting with each other. Did get some quality time with Turtle (clumsy cat) and Frog (overly affectionate cat), the two are cool cats that respected my space when needed.
The bedroom and mattress were super dream! Would have enjoyed spending more time at the "designers haven", as it was inspiring and comfy.
Real good and close restaurants that were recommended. Was told by other Boston folks that "Jamaica Plains is a hot up and coming neighborhood" and "the next Cambridge" I can see why!
Becky and Len were delightful ... so were Frog and Turtle, the condo, and the neighborhood. Comfortable bed, great kitchen, cozy. In warmer weather we would have used the decks. Parking is difficult on their one-way dead end, but free street parking was always available a short walk away. Becky and Len were gone most of the time we were there so we had the run of the place, making it perfect for our 9 day stay. Otherwise might be a bit too cozy for some with the one small bathroom, but Becky and Len are so friendly and easy going, and we missed their cooking (Becky made a giant pile of scones for us before she headed off).
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About the Host, Becky
I am an apparel designer and an artist. just over 33....work at a local sneaker company designing incredible running sportswear and plotting my escape to a nomadic gypsy lifestyle on the road with my boyfriend Len who is an avid long distance cyclist (like really long distances....like 300miles!!!!). We live together in domestic harmony up in the treetops of Bostons best neighborhood (my opinion ;)
Love my house...love my cats...love jamaica plain. You can find me most nights making dinner with friends....drinking a beer around the neighborhood...going for a run around the pond.... doing yoga.... making something in my home studio...or plotting home improvement projects (really want a fireplace in the apartment!)
I travel quite a bit for work and for fun....so you may not catch me in Boston on your stay....but if you do Ill gladly invite you out to any events/happenings that I know of going on. I do this because I love it... not for the money....and so you can be certain that If you are my guest I will treat you well. I only open my home to folks that I am truly excited to host.
Ive lived in boston since 2001 so I know the city truly well and have a lot of experience I can share with you to make your visit fun...and interesting. I LOVE food....so you can bet that my restaurant recommendations may be your new favs.....boston is a total foodie city!
Cant wait to meet you!