The Space Designed like a 'TinyHouse' in the country (with central air & heat) the magic of this place is in its urban setting, usability, cleanliness, accessibility, comfort and beauty. Roomy for one person, perfect for two. If you come with a vehicle, we offer a designated, off-street parking spot. Public transportation? A short 2 1/2 city block walk to the Orange line at Stony Brook Station, a 12 minute train ride to Back Bay or high speed to the heart of downtown Boston. Only a 2 minute walk to City Feed & Supply (which offers the best neighborhood coffee, healthy staples, awesome sandwiches & wonderful people) an 8 minute walk to Whole Foods Market, a quick 1/2 hour train ride to the renowned Harvard Square, and easily accessible to the South End nightlife.
When it's time to come 'home', walk through your private patio and garden. It's lovely at night with blue lights to guide you. The pink trim & wood shingles evoke a country retreat, while the gentle sounds of the Orange line and occasional laughter from a high neighboring porch-deck reminds you that you're actually mere minutes from the many varied delights Boston has to offer.
Walk through the entry door and it's another world. A tiny garden apartment, this space has light, quiet, and maximum efficiency. Located down from and attached to our cottage, with its own separate entrance, we offer use of a washer/dryer (free) and all the amenities of a high-end hotel, while enjoying a home-nest away from home. A beautiful bathroom with a 3/4 sized claw foot tub, shower and copper sink, soft 100% cotton freshly laundered robes, blow dryer, delightful soap & shampoo, and fresh clean towels, a cozy bedroom with a reasonably sized closet, wonderful queen size bed, fresh cotton linens, free wifi and television with an AppleTV (Netflix included), a tiny kitchen table, a fully equipped mini-kitchenn with all the appliances & kitchen utensils, international AC adapter, small lock-box for your valuables, basically anything that will make your stay what you want it to be.
Guest Access This magical Urban Oasis is connected to our Cottage. Your private patio and entry are at the back of the building and we live above and enter from the front. We are myself: Andrea, my 16 year old daughter, our Great Dane (!) Tzeitel, and our cat: Merlin. Merlin is an inside & outside cat, and while he loves to greet visitors in the driveway, the apartment is (and has been) an animal free zone. Although we are quiet and considerate, and our dog is a Dane - so she barely makes a sound - occasionally guests have reported being aware of some sounds from the white-sound-barrier & temperature control fan that never stops, and the pipes running water. There is a door at the far end of your apartment hallway leading to the washing machine, dryer, & mini-kitchen. (Full laundry services offered for additional fee.) There is a wall & door to separate your mini-kitchen from my personal studio space, please be respectful. You have access to a coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, hot plate, & mini-fridge. We ask that you please clean up after yourself if you decide to cook.
Our Oasis is easy walking distance from the many excellent culinary choices that Jamaica Plain has to offer, and only a short bike trip, train ride or drive from a plentitude of restaurants to satisfy the most stringent foodie, the quick bite adventurer, and anyone in-between. Interaction with Guests Our interaction with you is entirely mediated by your desires. We love to tell you about the hidden delights to be found in our city, direct you to places and activities that meet your needs, share stories, and/or whatever else might make your stay more wonderful, and we are just as happy to simply help you plan your arrival, provide you with printed materials, guides, emergency contact information, and disappear(URL HIDDEN) Our goal is to provide you a simple, magical and deeply satisfying visit! The NeighborhoodAhhh...Jamaica Plain, Boston. This is (honestly) the nicest, most eclectic, beautiful, and interesting section of the city. Lots of green, interesting architecture, parks, the Emerald Necklace bike and walking path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, excellent public transportation, sweet driving, easy parking, kid, elderly, and diversity friendly, along with restaurants that range from local health food to ethnic delights, and everything in between. The thing I love about my neighborhood is that no matter who you are, what language you speak, what job you do, your political inclinations, your passions & interests, your degree of desire for interaction, your economic circumstance, the purpose of your visit, or any other defining characteristic, you will never be the 'only one'. Stand at the Stony Brook Train station (4 minute walk) and you'll see briefcases and suits on their way to the financial district, moms with strollers, dog walkers with leashes, artists with portfolios, builders with tool boxes, and many others just doing their lives. There is a place for everyone here and you can feel it. Getting Around** Public Transportation from the airport lands you about a 4 minute walk from your Urban Oasis
** Cabs from the airport run about 35 to 40 dollars, take about 14 minutes (without traffic) and can drive right to your door
** Private parking space directly in front of our Urban Oasis for a vehicle
** 2 minute walk to neighborhood coffee and market: City Feed & Supply
** 4 minute walk to Stony Brook Station, Orange Line
** 15 Minute Orange Line Train to Back Bay
** 1/2 hour Train to Harvard Square, Cambridge
** 8 minute walk to #39 bus
** Easy 10 to 15 minute walking distance to Banks, Post Office, Shopping and the center of Jamaica Plain
** 8 minute walk to Whole Foods Market
** It takes about 25 minutes, using public transportation, to go from The Pink Room to Fenway Park.
** 1/2 mile (about a 10 minute walk) to Sam Adams Brewery
** There are plenty of cabs to call, UBER, Lyft, Hubway for bikes (etc.) Other Things to NoteWhat do you love to do? Whatever the purpose for your visit, whether business, family, medical, exploration & pleasure, sports, or whatever else brings you to Boston, we will respectfully & happily greet you, and, if you want us to, gratefully assist you in finding something wonderful to experience during your visit.
After you book a stay in our Urban Oasis and before you arrive, I will send you my "Particulars" letter. PLEASE READ THIS and contact me with any questions or concerns. AND PLEASE NOTE THE GPS ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS you use to find your way here.
ARRIVAL: I am (and intend to continue to be) in text communication with you. PLEASE TEXT ME WHEN YOU ARE CLOSE OR EVEN IN THE DRIVEWAY. This way, I can come out to meet, greet, give you the key & a brief tour, and offer anything else that might be helpful.
There is a $25. fee for lost keys. This involves a change through the Resolution Center.