Nice guy from Boston, father of three girls, loves to experience travel adventures with them.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Boston. Nous avons beaucoup aimé le quartier Jamaica Plains tout plein de ces belles maisons en bois. Situation très pratique, a 10 minutes du métro pour aller directement en plein centre ville.
Maison sympa !
Catherine et Siggi
We had a good stay in the house of Mr Lepeska. We rented it for 6 nights with 2 adults and 2 (adult) childeren. We had lots of space and could have easily accomodated 2 more but this is what we wanted. The location close to the T (5 minutes walk to the orange line ) is also very good.
The house itself is a very nice place beautiful wood and a charming stair case, the kitchen and bath rooms were very nice. We really felt at home ! The only issue was that we rented it in a very hot week and that implied that at night the house was very warm and there were no facilities on the first floor in the master bed room. Also downstairs a bigger fan would have helped. Peter had told us this beforehand so we were warned.
Our overall conclusion is very positve on our stay and we recommend it..
This is a beautiful home; Peter is really nice, so I hate what I am doing, but I need to be honest.
We stayed for a week in July, arriving excited about being able to stay together.
I am the neat freak in the family, so I felt uncomfortable when my sister said, "I had to sweep the downstairs. I just can't stand walking on the grit!" and when my dad said, "The dishwasher has slime in it. I wonder if there is something wrong with the water"
I was taken aback when the kids feet turned BLACK from walking on the floor, when my dad complained about all the ants in the kitchen and when I moved a basket and there was a snowstorm of dog hair all over the room.
There are only airconditioners in the third floor, so when it got hot, we ended up needing to rent portable units for the first and second floors at major expense!
My mom had a hard time finding clean pots and pans, and the futons had better mattresses than the beds. (!)
With all these incidents, I kept thinking,"Well, we'll be ok. It's only a week, and Peter is really nice. I don't want to be hard on him."
The last straw was when we came down to breakfast one morning and found the food packages chewed through and strewn with mouse droppings. There were also mice in the third floor bathroom.
So, the place is lovely. It needs air conditioning, a housekeeper, an exterminator and pest control, and new mattresses but other than that, it was great. But Peter is really nice.
This place is huge, and has some creative touches - definately feels like a home away from home.
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We stayed in August (3 kids and 2 adults) and had a great time. The house is very spacious and homely. It is located not far from the subway station, a nice park and about a twenty min walk to the Jamaica Plain shops on Center St (although there are smaller shops closer by). A great place to spend a week in Boston and experience a proper neighbourhood rather than being stuck downtown.
Peter was gracious enough to open his home to me and seven of my friends for a weekend in Boston. We found each night there comforting and loved the fact that we could come back after a long day out to unwind and sit down and eat together like a family would. The house was more than large enough for all of eight of us to mingle and relax with space leftover. The stay at Peter's home made our stay in Boston much easier.
Peter is a great guy with a great house at a very good location in Boston, namely Jamiaca Plain!
If you want to explore/visit Boston, Peter and his house comes highly recomended!
Peter's house is well located just a few minutes walk from the Orange Subway line in a quiet neighbourhood. It offers a lot of space and is individually and tastefully furnished.
Peter is a very friendly and generous host, who responds to all inquieries very quickly.
We were there for a graduation and stayed at Peter's home for 4 nights, the house has a very warm vibe. My kids loved it and so does the adults. It has 5 spacious rooms, so it can accommodate big family/ families. Peter is such a cool guy that he invited us to use anything in the house, so we consumed some of his food in the pantry and he is very cool about it! I sent him a couple emails during our stay and he responded immediately and took care of us! I will stay at Peter's house again.
It was a pleasure to have Peter and his family as our guests. They left the apartment nice and tidy. I can recommend Peter as your guest.
My daugher and I and two friends and their two children (6 of us in all) stayed at Peter's house last summer when we were visiting from France. Based on a reference from a mutual friend, never having even met us, he entrusted his home to us for three weeks. We had a wonderful time. I know the neighborhood well, and it's a wonderful location, close to train and bus access.
From the little I have seen, I find Peter to be an exceptional person with exceptional qualities that are rarer and rarer in our day and age.
If you are looking for a place to stay in a quiet neighborhood in a beautiful home with lovely front and back porches, you've found it!
I've known Peter for more than 20 years and am the god-father of his daughters. He has many virtues, but what is most important for someone thinking of renting from him is that he is an old-school honorable gentleman who is obsessed with honesty and fairness. He's the kind of person you would trust with a treasure chest of uncounted gold coins. He's also amazingly neat and tidy for a computer programmer and as conscientious as you would expect from someone who hails from the American Midwest.
His home is one of the coziest places on earth. It reminds me of George Bailey's house from "It's a Wonderful Life" (after Mary's renovations, of course). It's huge, well-laid out, with lots of nooks to cuddle up with a book. The fireplace is wonderful on a cold winter night, as is the large back porch for big summer dinners. The backyard has an area for kids to play and a basketball hoop, and the kitchen with its giant island perfect for chatting, cutting vegetables, and drinking a pre-dinner glass of white wine. The neighborhood is about a 20 minute cab drive to downtown Boston, the T subway is a 5 minute walk away, and there are lots of really cool parks (one designed by Olmstead) within walking distance. There is also a new Whole Foods nearby for shopping.
I've stayed at scores of houses and slept on countless futons the world over, but Pete's place is the most warm and homey of them all.