Sunny Home in Jamaica Plain, Boston

Apartment - Private room · South St, Boston, MA 02130, United States
Your host, Alishya
8 Reviews
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The Space

Bright, sunny, newly refurbished two bedroom & one bath condo in the fun, convenient, and green Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Available as either one of two options: 1) one room that sleeps two for $85 per night with owner in second bedroom, or 2) entire two bedroom condo with two queen beds and queen-sized foldout sofabed that can sleep up to 6 people for $250 per night. Minimum 2 night stay. Discounts for stays of 7 days or greater. Must be okay with 2 cats that live here, but stay out of the bedroom.

- TV
- Microwave
- Wireless Internet
- Spacious living & dining area
- Central air conditioning and heating
- Large kitchen with everything you need to prepare a great meal
- Washer / dryer
- Back porch with lounge chair and seating for two
- Small backyard with double hammock

Easy transportation:
- Easy street parking by the house
- Orange Line subway (2 blocks) takes you straight downtown, with transfers to every major line in Boston and Cambridge.
- 39 bus (across the street) takes you to the Longwood Medical Area, Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony, Prudential Center, and Newbury Street/Copley Square
A few local highlights:

A fun neighborhood in JP center (under 10 minutes walk):
- Fine Dining: Ten tables (Monday night $15 burger + beer for the cheapest fine dining experience you'll ever have!)
- Brunch: Centre Street Cafe, with a line out the door every Sat and Sun
- Ice Cream: JP Licks' flagship location, a Boston staple
- Cozy Irish bars: James' Gate, 1 block away
- Brewery Tours: Sam Adams, 1 mile away and offering free tours
- Bakeries: Canto 6 or Fiore's
- Supermarkets: Harvest Coop (2 blocks away), Stop & Shop (5 minute drive), Fresh Fields (5 minute drive)

Great parks:
- Jamaica Pond (10 minute walk) for running, boating, or fishing
- The Arnold Arboretum (5 minute walk)
- Franklin Park and the Boston Zoo

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My husband and I stayed with Alishya for 5 weeks while I was doing some work in Boston. She was a fantastic host and her apartment is first rate. The kitties are characters as well and it was so wonderful to come 'home' at the end of the day to such a charming place! I would definitely stay with Alishya again!

    March 2014
  • Alishya is a great host. Very helpful with indications and she always makes sure that you have everything you need.

    The house is exactly as shown in the pictures. I loved the neighborhood (Jamaica Plain), with a lot of shops and good restaurants. The T (metro, orange line) is only 5 minutes walking away, and it takes you anywhere in Boston, so really convenient.
    Everything is clean and there is no problem at all with sharing the bathroom with her (she usually leaves pretty early in the morning).
    And the cats are very sweet!
    Thanks for having us Alishya!

    February 2014
  • Staying at Alishya's was totally pleasant and handy. Alishya was helpful in getting us oriented in Boston and was generous with her time answering the many questions we had. She is great to talk to and also respects the privacy of her guests. The room, like the condo as a whole, is perfectly cozy and includes wardrobe space for some clothes. Her cats are also friendly characters; they chilled with us on the deck a bunch of times. Aside from that, the pad is close to the subway, a decent food co-op, and JP is fun to explore (great parks!). We were very satisfied with our stay and would recommend Alishya's place to anybody.

    June 2013
  • I had a wonderful stay in Alishya's place . She was very friendly and helpful host. Flat is very nice and clean. Very good location for visiting Boston.The subway is not so far and bus is next to the house. The neighborhood is very interesting with nice places to walk or run...I would definitely rent from her again!

    June 2013
  • It was a pleasure staying in Alishya's house. I felt at home. The apartment is cozy, well decorated and organized with a large bedroom. It is also well located - a neighborhood with shops, cafes and restaurants and near Forest Hill Station. I stayed for one month and had a nice housemate. The cats are lovely. I didn't meet Alishya in person because she was abroad, but she always sent me emails asking if everything was okay. To sum up - I highly recommend Alishya's house to anyone needing a nice place to stay in Boston.

    April 2013
  • Alishya's apartment was the best place for me to start my life in Boston. When I entered the house I had 2 lovely cats waiting for me, a wonderful living room with a great bookshelf, a clean, organized, large bedroom. I felt home! And what you see here is what you get or even more. Location, light, space, you get it all! I also had a lovely roommate! Sadly I didn't get to meet Alishya because she was abroad but I hope we get to meet eventually so I can thank her in person for the most confortable and amazing stay in Jamaica Plain and also for her kindness and care. After living in this sunny home was very difficult for me to find a permanent apartment for my own because they didn't look so good as Alyshia's!

    January 2013
  • My stay with Alishya was most wonderful in every way. She is quite amicable, pleasant and very accommodating. The apartment was clean, tastefully decorated and super comfortable. The apartment is on a bus line, a couple blocks from the orange T and is in a very walkable neighborhood with plenty of shops and restaurants close by. Alishya supplied maps of Boston and, luckily me, a charlie card! When I come to visit Boston again, I will without a doubt, want to stay here again!

    November 2012
  • Alishya Mayfield was an exceptional host. She is a very interesting and worldly person and I would definitely highly recommend her living quarters for future airbnb guests. Her apartment was exceptionally clean and meet all of our expectations. I would definitely stay at her place again as it made our stay in Boston more lively and enjoyable. Thank you Alishya also for the metro card to get our public transit kick started!

    November 2012
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Sacred Heart Preparatory, Georgetown University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of California, Santa Barbara, Harvard School of Public Health
Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Partners In Health
I am originally from California, but currently enjoying living in Boston. I am a doctor completing my training in adult internal medicine and pediatrics at a number of hospitals in Boston. I have been lucky enough to do a lot of traveling both for work and for pleasure, and really enjoy meeting new people and exploring other countries. The work I do in resource-limited countries is one of the most meaningful aspects of my job. I also enjoy hiking, running, reading (and have a huge library of interesting books at my house), skiing, movies, and photography. I love trying new things, having adventures, and all kinds of food!
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