Private room, 7 min to subway, verdant & peaceful

4,86

Chambre privée dans : appartement. Hôte : Lisa

1 voyageur, 1 chambre, 1 lit, 1 salle de bain privée
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Arrivée autonome
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Procédure d'arrivée irréprochable
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Enjoy hip JP! Tucked away in a verdant, calm oasis in this hip, artsy, convenient, green neighborhood. Enjoy our lovely, organic garden while still being a quick subway ride to all Boston sites!

Le logement
Welcome to a gardener's delight of a house, tucked away in a verdant oasis of the hip, artsy, convenient, and very green Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.

Please note: While we try to keep things calm and quiet, this is an old house, and the way this room is situated, you'll hear everything in the kitchen and living room. If you're a light sleeper, this might not be a good fit for you.

You'll be the guests of one indoor/outdoor cat who is overall friendly but is an utter jerk when he's on top of the outside railing (I found out today. What a jerk!). Lisa is the owner/gardener, a journalist who's happy to help you make the most of your stay with tips and advice (or who will discreetly leave you alone, your choice!) Last but most definitely not least is Lisa's fetching partner, John, the sparkliest gem in our treasure chest!

You'll have your own private room, with a very cozy queen-sized bed and thick, high-quality linens.

If you're around when I'm cooking, and if the season is right, you might luck out and get to sample some of the organic produce that comes from right outside the door!

Feel free to use the kitchen and the living/dining room, and of course to hang out in the garden.

Amenities:
- Microwave
- Wireless Internet
- Eat-in kitchen (use of the kitchen is restricted to quick meal prep, nothing involved, at least when we're in there cooking, which we are quite a lot!)
-Toaster oven
-Electric tea kettle
- Dining room: you're welcome to work at the table
- Coin-operated washer / dryer in basement, $2.50 per wash, $2.50 per dry
- Al fresco dining beneath grape arbor when the weather's fine
- Adirondack chairs to bask in lush, organic garden

A few local highlights:

- Fine Dining: Comfort Kitchen: food from the North African diaspora. Don't miss them while they're in Jamaica Plain: they're moving to a permanent location in the future.
- Ice Cream: JP Licks' flagship location, a Boston staple
- Cozy Irish bars: Brendan Behan's at Hyde Square, Galway House, a locals' sports bar with surprisingly good food.
- Brewery Tours: Sam Adams, 1 mile away, offering free tours
-Microbrewery: Turtle Swamp, a few blocks away. Great outdoor seating in their beer garden, which frequently hosts food trucks with top-notch offerings
- Cafés: Fiore's (2 blocks away), Caffe Nero, 7 Pond (artisanal pour-overs), City Feed, JP Licks
- Groceries: Stop & Shop (a 7-minute drive or quick bus ride on bus #39), Whole Foods (a 5-minute drive or quick bus ride on bus #39), City Feed (8-minute walk).

Outdoor recreation:

- Arnold Arboretum (15 minutes walk): Care for a walk amongst the Redwoods, or through rows of blooming lilacs in spring? This is a gem in the Emerald Necklace of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The 265-acre site has walking trails through Harvard University's extensive collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines: a collection recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.
- Jamaica Pond: Jogging, bicycling, walking, boating (rentals available).
- Franklin Park: The city's only golf course, plus beautiful walking trails.
- Southwest Corridor (2 minutes walk): a park that stretches from Boston's Back Bay neighborhood to Jamaica Plain, with community gardens, walking/jogging/biking paths, playgrounds, spray pools, and tennis courts.

Easy transportation:

- Generally there's easy street parking in front of the house. At worst, there's parking on Carolina, which is parallel to Child Street, so you'll just have to walk around the block to get here (easy, easy).
- Orange Line subway (8 minutes walk) takes you straight downtown, with transfers to every major line in Boston and Cambridge.
- 39 bus (2 blocks away) takes you to the Longwood Medical Area, Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony, Prudential Center, and Newbury Street/Copley Square
- 30 minute bike ride or 45-minute subway ride to Harvard Square

Note bene, house temperature: This is New England, where fuel prices are high and sweaters are important to keep warm! Expect to wear a sweater in the house during the cold months, when I keep the temperature down around 63 degrees F. If you're coming from a climate where you have no need for sweaters, I have some I'd be happy to lend you. In the summer, we have an A/C unit in the window. Please don't open windows in your bedroom while the A/C is running.

Bathroom:

During the pandemic, I added a 2nd bathroom to the house. You now have your own, exclusive bathroom—fancy!

Où vous dormirez

Ce que propose ce logement

Wifi
Parking gratuit dans la rue
Télévision
Climatisation
Baignoire
Patio ou balcon
Arrière-cour
Dépôt de bagages autorisé
Sèche-cheveux
Four à micro-ondes

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Boston, Massachusetts, États-Unis

You'll feel like you've living in the country, but you're only a 15-minute subway ride to downtown Boston! The charming neighborhood of Jamaica Plain is Funky! Vibrant! Artsy! Hip! Green! Great thrift stores! Friendly folks! Wonderful restaurants! Gorgeous parks! A pond you can walk/jog around or go sailing/rowing in! A hat store, Salmagundi's, not to be missed: it's been rated the best in the country! Arnold Arboretum, Harvard's amazing tree collection and park! Forest Hills, a stunningly landscaped cemetery full of history, makes a lovely walk/jog. e.e. cummings is buried there!

***Please note that this room is quite small. I've recently decreased the maximum number of guests to one, in spite of the fact that many, many couples have enjoyed staying here. You're free to work at the dining room table, of course, but as far as the bedroom goes, it contains a queen-sized, luxuriously comfortable bed, a lovely bureau, a closet, a side table, and NOT a lot of space to maneuver between it all.

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I'm a freelance journalist, and nowadays I write mostly about information security, technology careers, diabetes and other health issues. I work from home, so I'm usually here to help my guests out in any way I can. My boyfriend, John, lives here, and if I'm not here to welcome you and give you tips on enjoying Boston, he'll do the honors! I'm mad about organic gardening, used to keep bees but don't anymore, and my yard is a jungle full of birds and fruit that I wish the birds would let me eat. I grow things. The garden is one of the best things about this house. It's gotten a little insane. Growth is a little rampant. It might eat you before you reach the front door. I apologize. Send up a flare! Some of the most amazing times in my life have come about through traveling or hosting travelers to this beautiful city. I love meeting new people, hearing about their adventures, learning more about where they come from, and helping them have a wonderful time here in Boston. I've had Thai people help me count the steps out loud in Thai when visiting a mountain temple in Chiang Mai. I've kayaked from Cambridge, down the Charles River, through the locks, out into Boston Harbor, and into a dock outside The Barking Crab restaurant for a lunch of fried clams—a local favorite! I've been to New Orleans to work with Habitat for Humanity in rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. I've hiked the White Mountains. I've trekked France, I've studied Spanish in Madrid, I've tossed bread crumbs to fish in Greece. Come to Boston, and I'll do everything I can to make sure you make wonderful new travel memories here, dining under my grape arbor, visiting your children's college, walking the Freedom Trail or whatever else you wind up doing!
I'm a freelance journalist, and nowadays I write mostly about information security, technology careers, diabetes and other health issues. I work from home, so I'm usually here to h…

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I'm at your service! I'm always happy to hang out and talk or give advice, if I'm home and not working at the time (I close my office door when I need to concentrate).
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Règlement intérieur

Arrivée : Après 16:00
Départ : 12:00
Arrivée autonome avec serrure connectée
Ne convient pas aux enfants ni aux bébés
Non fumeur
Pas d'animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée

Santé et sécurité

L'hôte s'engage à appliquer le processus de nettoyage renforcé d'Airbnb. En savoir plus
Les consignes d'Airbnb en matière de distanciation physique et d'autres consignes liées au Covid-19 s'appliquent.
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Détecteur de fumée
Caution - en cas de dommages matériels dans le logement, vous pouvez avoir à payer jusqu'à 169€

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