About this listing
Beautiful, sunny two bedroom 1 bath condo in Jamaica Plain. Walking distance to bus and subway, as well as nice restaurants and beautiful running locations such as the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond.
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 $125 per night with someone else in second bedroom, or 2) entire two bedroom condo with two queen beds for 4 people at $250 per night. Minimum 2 night stay. Discounts available for stays of 1 week or longer. Must be okay with 2 cats that live here.
- 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 4
- Small backyard with double hammock
- Free and 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)
- Jamaica Pond (10 minute walk) for running, boating, or fishing
- The Arnold Arboretum (5 minute walk)
- Franklin Park and the Boston Zoo
Please keep cats out of bedrooms and bathroom, by keeping those doors closed. Don't let cats outside the apartment. No smoking. Make sure front door is locked when you come in.
From the moment we entered Alishya's home, we knew she had been truthful in saying it was a beautiful place. With lovely décor, a fantastic library, and a well-stocked kitchen, it also boasts a gorgeous back yard with hammock and tables and chairs. We loved the small porch that was framed with profuse hanging baskets - a great spot for morning coffee. The bedroom was perfect with soft sheets, a good mattress, and fabulous blackout shades that allowed us to sleep past 6:00 a.m. The bathroom was spacious, and Alishya gave us plenty of space for our belongings. Since we stayed 10 nights, we appreciated not having to live out of suitcases. The house is right on the bus line, and it's within just a few minutes of all the Centre Street and South Street restaurants and shops. The Forest Hills T station is only a 10 minute walk at most. Alishya made us feel so welcome with beautiful flowers and a bottle of wine and great coffee. We really appreciated being able to use pantry and refrigerator ingredients since we wanted to do some cooking for ourselves. Alishya does have two cats - she mentions them in her listing - and we did have to get accustomed to closing bedroom and bathroom doors to keep the cats out. We occasionally needed to stop what we were doing to let the cats in or out (their mewing was our clue), but they didn't really disturb us. We met the downstairs neighbors, who were very nice, and who told us to just knock on their door if we needed something. All in all, we loved our stay at Alishya's. If you want to stay in a part of Boston that has a "village" feel, then choose Jamaica Plain - and Alishya's home.
Alishya was an incredible host - extremely accessible and accommodating. Her apartment is charming and so nice. We enjoyed the cats as well. I would love to stay at her place again!
Nous avons séjourné en famille 5 nuits chez Alishya au mois d'août 2014. Notre séjour a été très agréable. Alishya a parfaitement préparé notre arrivée et nous avons eu plaisir à nous occuper de ses deux chats. L'appartement est charmant, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et très bien équipé. La description et les photos correspondaient bien à la réalité.
Le jardin commun (à l'arrière de l'immeuble) est agréable et Alishya nous a gentiment proposé de nous servir dans le petit potager.
L'immeuble est 5 minutes à pied de la station de métro Forest Hill sur la ligne orange. De là vous pouvez accéder à Downtown en 20 minutes. C'est pratique, mais attention : il y a peu de trains (10 à 15 minutes d'attente en journée) et le réseau de transport de Boston est globalement médiocre. Heureusement, vous trouverez toutes les commodités à proximité dans le quartier de Jamaica Plain : commerces, restaurants.
L'ambiance y est très sympathique. La rue peut être un peu bruyante, mais cela reste raisonnable. A noter qu'il est très facile de stationner gratuitement.
Alishya was so gracious, communicative and flexible with us around arranging check in timing for our family who stayed in her home. The space itself was warm, light and a very convenient location.
Logement un peu excentré du centre ville mais acces facile et rapide au terminus de la ligne de metro Orange.
Nous etions 5, 3 adultes et 2 enfants. Logement confortable pour 4 personnes mais juste pour 5 en raison du canape depliable au confort tres limite. Cependant Alishya nous avait prevenus.
Les chats sont bien chez eux, ils prennent leurs aises mais sont assez gentils.
Bosco est finalement le plus sociable.
Le voisin du dessous, a ete d une grande aide lors de petits pepins rencontres. Nous n'avons pas rencontre la proprietaire Alishya mais celle-ci a toujours été reactive a mes demandes (sms, mails ou appels).
Je recommande cet hôte.
Nice appt, we were 3 adults and 2 child.
This appt fits really for 4. Alishya told us before booking.
Cats are really home. Bosco's cool, Sidney more discrete.
The place is end 5 minutes away of Orange subway line.
I recommend this place
Nice apartment in an amazing location. Alishya hospitality is very good. Our little boy has enjoyed a lot playing with her two cats.
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About the Host, Alishya
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!