Your room! Fold down futon with plenty of sheets/blankets and much more.Fully furnished living room with everything you might need!
Idyllic Wooded Boston Neighborhood


Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed


Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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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!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 6PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

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Cleaning Fee: £6
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Description

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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!


House Rules
Check in time is 6PM - 11PM

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!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

38 Reviews


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Eva User Profile
December 2016
Scott was just what we needed for a quick trip up. Close to our location and very inexpensive. It was nice talking to him and he gave us some nice tips about the restaurants in the area. Dog lovers you will love meeting his pup, Clyde.

Stacey User Profile
October 2016
Scott was a great host. He and Clyde (a sweet pitbull) were welcoming and kind. The room was clean and spacious and the apartment itself was tidy and cozy. I would recommend Scott's place to anyone looking to stay in an idyllic part of the city.

Kathryn User ProfileKathryn is a superhost.
October 2016
Scott is a really nice young man who tried Air BNB but just didn't really make it a nice place to stay for someone like me, a female in late forties...someone who doesn't care about the bad dog smell or who might enjoy a more bohemian lifestyle dirty areas (like under the toilet or in the window sill or under the bed). I found two dirty sheets under the thinning futon mattress (old futon that was very uncomfortable. There was thick dust in the windowsills and a few dog hairs on the bed and under the bed. By the way, the floor is tilted and I couldn't sleep because I felt I was laying uphill and I didn't like being 1/2 foot off the floor. Scott was very kind and offered me keurig coffee in the am and he tried to help remove the smell by lighting the candle. I think he should stop BNB until he can clean the floors with Clorox and get rid of the bad smell.

Samantha User Profile
October 2016
We stayed at Scott's place for a few nights. The price was great. Scott was kind, welcoming and helpful. He was flexible with our meeting time too, which was great because we were unsure of our estimated time arrival. Clyde was a doll! He is very well behaved and we hardly heard a peep out of him. The location is excellent and the walk to the bus/subway station was perfect. There is also a great pizza place along the way and a Dunkin' Donuts. On the way to the station, there are beautiful houses to admire and safe streets to walk on. However, I do have to agree with a few of the other former guests. The bathroom could have been a bit cleaner. We also couldn't get the bathroom door to latch. Other than that, we had a great time. Thanks again, Scott!

Karolina User Profile
September 2016
Scott and Clyde the Dog are very nice & welcoming. House is comfy and tidy, but it has it's moments like awful bathroom carpet. Location is good, near the bus stop and about 15' on foot to metro station - journey wasn't a problem for us. It's perfectly fine for you if you need a cheap staying, but you don't care so much about cleanness. Thank you Scott!

Эмиль User Profile
August 2016
Nice place in a quiet and pleasant area. It is quite acceptable for a couple of nights in Boston. I like it

Nerea User Profile
August 2016
Scott was always very helpful! His house, in a quiet neighborhood, is a good option to go visit Boston!

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Scott User Profile

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 !

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