Unique find - a single family home with off street parking in Boston's hippest neighborhood! Your room with private bath is very serene and it's a short stroll to restaurants and public transportation. It's also an easy trip from the airport.
Stay in a wonderful Victorian farmhouse that offers rare tranquility right in Boston. The house may look quaint on the outside but the interior is completely remodeled in a contemporary style. It is set on a fenced 1/4 acre property in the midst of a beautiful garden on a very quiet two block street. The house has off street parking that can fit up to 5 cars as well as all the amenities you would expect of a great home. The first floor has a living room and an open floor plan kitchen/dining area. Your room is on the second floor overlooking the garden and barn. Your private bath is right across the hall. A second bedroom is available if you need it. You are only a 5 minute walk to the neighborhood center with great restaurants, coffee shops and the like. The nearby bus line and subway can take you directly to major museums and historic downtown in 15 minutes. The place is so quiet that you can hear crickets in the summer. It's sublime!
Accès des voyageurs
You're welcome to use the kitchen to make tea and coffee as well as the refrigerator to store your perishables. I prefer you don't plan to cook. My bedroom is on a separate floor from yours.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I work at home during the day but am often out for various reasons. I usually have engagements outside of the house on evenings and weekends. If you are interested in learning more about the city and would like me to take you to the local pub, I'm happy to if I'm available.
Here's a short list of things to do and places to eat in Jamaica Plain. I'll also describe how to access other parts of town.
ADVENTURES AROUND JAMAICA PLAIN (JP)
Center Street: It’s the commercial center of the neighborhood. It has several good restaurants, which I’ll list below. Turn right out of my driveway and left at the end of the block (Carolina). Walk to the light and turn right. The center of town is a 5 minute walk.
Arnold Arboretum: Part of Olmstead’s “Emerald Necklace,” it is managed by Harvard. It’s a wonderful place to walk. Go straight at the light and walk a couple of blocks. At the end of the street, you can see the Arboretum across the street. Jamaica Pond: Walk to town and turn left up Burroughs by Bukhara Indian restaurant. The Pond is at the end of Burroughs. You’ll need to go right to the light at Pond Street to cross the Jamaicaway. You can come back on Pond Street. Jamaica Pond was the sole water source for Boston for many years. Restaurants: They are listed as you walk down Center Street.
Fiore’s Bakery: At corner of Carolina and South(Center) Street.
VeeVee: On the same side of the street as Fiore’s. Pass by the Monument and it will be on your left. JP Seafood: Sushi, etc. – on the right side of Center Street near VeeVee.
Costello’s: On left, for burgers, etc.
Noodle Barn: Self-explanatory
Casa Verde: Pretty good Mexican. Yummy Margaritas
Bukara: the only Indian food in town.
Same Old Place: old school pizza and subs - a JP institution.
Chilacates: very good casual Mexican.
Center Street Café: Excellent, but expensive, haute Italian.
Purple Cactus: For burritos, etc.
City Feed: Good breakfast sandwiches and small organic grocery.
A further walk down Center Street (past the Post Office)
Grass Fed: organic burgers and good fries
Ten Tables: You’ll need a reservation unless you sit at the bar.
Tres Gatos: Good, but expensive, tapas.
Oriental de Cuba: Cuban sandwiches about 5 minutes from Ten Tables on the right side of the street
Sorella’s: Great breakfast place on the same side of the street as Oriental and about 5 minutes from there.
Doyle’s: Go to Carolina and turn right. Cross the T tracks and walk to the light. Doyle’s is across the street. It’s a famous Boston watering hole. The food is so -so but the ambience is pure Boston.
Sam Adam’s Brewery: Walk down Amory past the Green Street T. The Brewery complex is about a 10 minute walk. Follow the signs for the tour. You can get good pizza, etc. at Bella Luna which is in the Brewery complex as well.
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Hello! I'm a Texas native that hasn't lost my "ya'll" even though I've lived in Boston for over 20 years. I spend most of my time outdoors - enjoying my garden, walking in nearby nature preserves, going on long,long bike rides, and escaping to the beach. I actually love winter because I ski in the parks near my house every day when there's snow on the ground. It's a great way to exercise my dog, Lulu. I'm a political liberal, inveterate traveler and amateur classical musician though I love music of all sorts. I've loved being an airbnb host because I meet so many great people from all over the world. I am happy to give you tips about Boston and spend time on the deck together. I'm also happy to remain unobtrusive. I look forwarding hosting you.