Quiet, private & serene 3rd floor apt. Separate entrance, full bath & kitchenette. 650 sq. feet! Bright and spacious, yet cozy. 3 blocks from the center of JP. 5 min. walk to the 39 bus which takes you to Longwood Med. Area and Back Bay. 15 min. walk to the Orange Line T (subway); ten minutes to Back Bay Station on the T. 1/2 block from Jamaica Pond. 5 min. walk to the Arboretum. Driveway parking!
Mini fridge, tea/coffee, microwave, and sink.
This is a private and serene space away from (but close to) the hustle and bustle of city life. Our newly renovated attic space is completely separate from our 2nd floor condo.
The large open living area is both cozy and spacious at the same time. There are six skylights which let in fresh air and lots of light. There are plenty of comfortable places to lounge: a deep, low sofa; a daybed and chairs.
The kitchenette contains just enough to make a small simple meal: utensils, microwave, and mini fridge as well as a coffee maker and an electric tea kettle. There is a large utility sink too. There's a sharp knife for cutting fruit or vegetables.
Brand new central air conditioning and very effective heating system!
The skylights look out onto rooftops and trees and even give a glimpse of the pond. It's nice to gaze up at the sky.
The large bedroom (10 x 16') has a king size organic latex and wool bed and new pillows. The skylight lets in soft light.
The cozy sleeping nook is just that. It's on the opposite side from the big bedroom and it's a bit like a little fort. It's perfect for a kid or anyone who likes a den-like feel. There's also a narrow daybed in the large living area that's surprisingly comfortable as well.
There's a desk and chair for anyone needing go get some work done.
There will be tea, coffee, milk and a few small snacks awaiting your arrival. I will provide you with a few light breakfast items (homemade granola) for the first two days of your stay.
We live in the apartment below so if you need anything we've probably got it.
You have the entire 3rd floor to yourselves! We renovated the attic this past year following all the City of Boston Building Codes. You have a separate entrance from the back porch and do not have to go through our living space to get to yours.
You can park in our driveway!
If you stay for more than a week I can do laundry for you for a small fee.
Interaction with guests
We'll be around a lot of the time to help with recommendations or anything else you might need and I'm always reachable by phone. I'm friendly and helpful by nature but will respect your need for privacy and space if you so desire. If I'm baking or cooking I'll probably offer you something to eat.
Other things to note
We love families and kids but this space is only good for pretty calm and laid back children.
Please go easy on the heat! We have a very economical ductless mini-split heat/ac system for the large space but there's electric baseboard in the bedroom and bathroom which is very expensive to run. We like to be kind to the environment and we ask you to do the same and be mindful of the extra expense to us if you don't use it sparingly.
The small print: the bathroom is large but there isn't a lot of headroom in the center of the room. The strategically placed skylight insures that those who stand to go to the bathroom can do so without crouching but the headroom over the tiny sink is not great. Anyone over 6' will have to bend a bit in that one area. We lifted the roof for the oversize shower so that's not a problem.
- No shoes in the apartment.
- No candles, smoking or open flames.
- Eat only at the kitchen table.
- No drugs or heavy drinking.
- Please check with us if you plan on having guests.
- Clean up after yourself: do your dishes and wipe the table and countertops after you cook or eat.
Please be respectful of our things. We renovated this space especially for Airbnb guests but we love it up there. We put some of our nicest furniture and rugs in it.
We live in the apartment on the 2nd floor and go to bed by 9:30. Please be mindful that this is a pretty quiet house and we'd like to keep it that way.
We have a ten year old standard poodle named Lily who sometimes barks when people walk by. You won't see her unless you want to.