About this listing
Located in Jamaica Plain's historic Woodburne District, offers the best of both worlds. Far enough to avoid bustling downtown Boston, but close enough to see some of the world's finest museums, stadiums and historical sites in minutes. Stay with us!
Unlike most Boston apartments, here we are surrounded by trees and church bells, though you can still hear trains coming and going from the nearby train station.
Located in one of Boston's more unique, trendy, up-and-coming neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain offers many off beat, new age businesses and green public spaces.
Free WiFi with desktop computer in your room, for your use alone. We have our own computers so the desktop is all yours!
Also included in your room is an exercise bike, small closet, desk, chair, and air conditioner!
Besides the generous accommodations in your private room, guests have access to the entire apartment except the master bedroom.
Cable package in the living room is top of the line, including sports packages, movie channels (HBO, Showtime, Stars), and DVR. Free coffee and light breakfast such as cereal, toast, and bagels included.
Feel free to use the kitchen for cooking of your own light meals, but please do try to be responsible and respectful.
Washer and dryer located in basement are ours alone, not shared with the upstairs neighbor, so feel free to use them at whatever times are needed.
Last but certainly not least, there is a very good chance that you will end up with a loving dog trying to jump into your arms, or sleeping in your lap if you spend any amount of time in common areas!
Interaction with guests
We both have full time jobs, but are usually home on weeknights and weekends. We are willing to interact as much as you would like at home after work, but probably have our own schedules to attend to during the week.
Hailing from the more suburban "South Shore" of Boston, I love the fact that we are technically located in the city, and just a very short drive from most points of interest, but it feels as if we are in a small suburban town when you turn onto our street.
More generally, Jamaica Plain is an up-and-coming part of Boston filled with young and progressive people. Whether you want to attend a political rally, a poetry reading, or visit an organic urban farm, JP always delivers!
Cooking will be allowed, but if, as expected, you go out to try local restaurants, Jamaica Plain is known to have some of the finest and most unique dining experiences in the Greater Boston area. From traditional American to tapas, JP truly has restaurants covered.
On-street parking is free in our neighborhood!
We also have one spot "off street", at the end of our driveway, which we would be open to allowing guests to use if they are uncomfortable with on-street parking for some reason.
There is a bus stop about a tenth of a mile from our front door, and it can take you to the train station (orange line) less than a half mile from us, which can connect you to anywhere in the city and even, if you take the commuter rail, most of southern New England.
For bikers, there are several trails in Jamaica Plain, and Boston is generally one of the most bike friendly cities in America, with bike lanes throughout the city.
Other things to note
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a dog!
Clyde is a 3 year old pit bull. He is a very sweet, gentle-natured, strong willed, and energetic family dog. Some people may be afraid of a large notorious breed such as his, and if so, this is probably not the listing you should respond to. Just know that, though Clyde may jump in your lap and lick your face, he has never had a seriously negative interaction with a human or dog.
Also of note: most of the pictures are from the listing when we recently purchased the house. Nothing has changed structurally, but the space is now "lived in", and some of the furniture has been upgraded. I cannot stress this enough: WE LIVE HERE, WITH A DOG!
As mentioned, this is a quiet neighborhood with a mix of young people starting out and families, and we have neighbors living above us in the house and on either side of the house.
As such, loud, late night parties will not be hosted here. We would hope that this house would serve as your staging place to a great Boston experience, but that the bulk of that experience will occur while you are out exploring the area!
Young couple with extra room to host tourists or people from the States making a short trip to the area.
For tourists- one of us was born and raised in the area, and the other came here for college and has been living in the city for 8 years now, so we have a wealth of knowledge and experience with everything you might want to make your visit to Boston an amazing experience !