Treetop Room in Sunny Pondside Home

Bedroom
Jamaica Plain, MA, United States
The Space Welcome to my top floor brownstone home in the nicest part of Jamaica Plain. It's an idyllic spot, right in the treetops with peaceful garden views on both sides. There is bright sun throughout the day (skies permitting). The building is from 1906, with lovely original details throughout, including stained glass, walnut moldings, and the original fireplace. This is a prime apartment in a prime location. Guest Access Your charming room has a double bed, a dresser, a desk, a rug...
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Excellent
14 reviews
  • airbnb100.0%
Description
The Space

Welcome to my top floor brownstone home in the nicest part of Jamaica Plain. It's an idyllic spot, right in the treetops with peaceful garden views on both sides. There is bright sun throughout the day (skies permitting). The building is from 1906, with lovely original details throughout, including stained glass, walnut moldings, and the original fireplace. This is a prime apartment in a prime location.

Guest Access

Your charming room has a double bed, a dresser, a desk, a rug from Morocco and a nice ceiling fan. There are unobstructed north views across a quiet street, with many trees. There is a shared living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry. There is a 110-year old Bechstein grand piano which, if I'm not using the music room, you can use. And if I'm working, you can still tickle the ivories: there's an 88-key keyboard in your bedroom, with headphones. I also have a bike available for my guests - if you're interested please ask!

Interaction with Guests

I'm a freelance musician and my schedule is pretty variable. I can tell you about cool places to visit, and musical events around town. Some days I work from home, and I teach at a college three days a week. When I'm at home I usually have prep to do for gigs and teaching. When I'm not working, I like to listen to music and have a glass of wine, get some exercise, walk around the neighborhood, go out to a jazz club or one of our awesome local restaurants.

The Neighborhood

A minute's walk from Centre St and its great restaurants, steps from Jamaica Pond and the lush parks of the Emerald Necklace. Located right between the two main commercial areas of downtown Jamaica Plain and Hyde Square. Turn left for Chinese, Dominican, Spanish and Scottish food and Irish pub. Go right for Fine Dining, burritos, ice cream, and more Irish pubs. A sampling: - Ten Tables - just two blocks away; food is mostly locally sourced and exquisitely prepared. Magic cocktails. Fine dining with a neighborhood vibe. - Tapas Bar & Record Store: Tres Gatos - Italian: Centre St Café - Burgers & Beer: Grass Fed - Pubs: The Haven (Scottish food and fine ales); Brendan Behan (Irish pub, bring your own food); Galway House (inexpensive, huge beer list, good food, open till 2am every night) - Brunch: Sorella's, Tres Gatos, Centre St Café - Outdoor seating in nice weather: Tres Gatos, Canary Square - Coffee and gourmet sandwiches: City Feed and Supply; 9 Pond - Ice Cream: JP Licks' flagship location; Fomu, delicious non-dairy ice cream - Brewery Tours: Sam Adams, 1 mile away and offering free tours - Bakeries: Blue Frog; Pigs Fly; Canto 6; Fiore's - Supermarket: Whole Foods Market, 4 blocks away Great parks: - Jamaica Pond (across the street) for running, fishing, contemplation, picnicking, sailing (the boathouse offers inexpensive rentals of various types of boats) - The Arnold Arboretum (15 minutes' walk) huge park with beautiful trees from around the world

Getting Around

Unrestricted on-street parking Public Transport: - #39 Bus goes from the end of the street. Convenient and quick to Longwood Medical Area, Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, Fenway (many bus connections), and Back Bay (. - #41 Bus to Dudley Square and UMass Boston - Orange Line T is about 12 minutes walk and from there it's a quick ride into the center, with connections to every major T line. Zipcars and One-Way Zipcars are 1 block away. A lot of them! 8 at my last count. Bicycle: I commute every day to Back Bay by bike (15 mins). You'll be close to two major bike paths: Southwest Corridor (along the Orange Line T) all the way to Mass Ave The Emerald Necklace - the almost contiguous parkland ringing Boston - is across the street and has easy connections to Fenway, Boston and Cambridge.

Other Things to Note

Apartment is on the top floor, which means you walk up two flights of stairs. Although it has been a very safe neighborhood for many years now, the building has a security system, easy to use. The bedroom has a quiet, and effective ceiling fan and two big windows. Living room has a.c. I have an "exotic pet" - a beautiful columbian boa. Ygdrasil lives in a secure terrarium in a common area, isn't poisonous, mostly hangs out in her hide-box, and doesn't need anything from you.

Place's rules
No smoking in the apartment, even with the windows open. No excessive cologne/perfume. Please take off your shoes on the landing and don't wear any outdoor shoes inside. No food in the bedroom, please. No food or drinks in the music room. Be considerate of the neighbors; no excessive noise, and keep quiet after 9pm. Please tell me if anything gets broken in the apartment. Talk to me first if you want to hold Yggy. Don't open the terrarium before we talk. No overnight guests.
Additional info
Checkin time: 3:00 PM
Checkout time: 11:00 AM
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
- Real Bed
Bathrooms: 1
About Catherine
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Location
Address: Beaufort Road, Boston, MA 02130, United States
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