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Boston Massachusetts 02130 United States of America

Listing # 128411


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Last Updated: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Ideal Boston condo with easy access to Harvard, MIT, area hospitals

THE LIVING SPACE
My spacious and light 2-bedroom space in Jamaica Plain, a Boston neighborhood. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a 3-floor condominium. It has an open plan kitchen-living room plus a further sitting space and meditation or bedroom. There is a parking lot in the back, shared with the next 3-floor building, which creates an unusual sense of community if you wish to be social in that way. In the summer and fall, sitting on the back porch it feels like a treehouse, as there is a large wooded/garden area in the back that has no street access so it is quite private. It is lovely to use the fire pit on a cool evening.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The apartment is a 5-minute walk from the subway, with easy access to Boston and Cambridge. There are also cafés and a gym within a short walking distance. Jamaica Plain has its own charming neighborhood center, about 15-minute walking distance, where you can find other cafés, and Thai, Mexican, Indian and seafood restaurants as well as small boutique-type shops as well as thrift stores. The apartment is less than a block away from Franklin Park, with walking paths, and open spaces that host different kinds of cultural events in the summer. The Museum of African American history is nearby, as is the Eliot House, one of the first schools devoted to the education of formerly enslaved people.

BOSTON
Boston has a relatively small and walkable city center, with upscale shops and restaurants along Newbury Street, historic colonial homes on Beacon Hill and Commonwealth Avenue, and the Italian North End section. \ It is home to many colleges and universities, including Northeastern, Emerson, Suffolk, Mass Art, and Berklee School of Music, among many others; and to world-famous medical centers including Chidren's, Women and Brighams, and Beth Israel.

Boston is a town rich in the history of the US's founding, with many museums and cultural activities including an active music and theater scene, as well as independent film venues. It has a vibrant seaport area, with islands and boat cruises to take in the sea air and sights. In the summer, there are always multiple outdoor events, and during the rest of the year plenty to keep you occupied.

FURTHER DESTINATIONS

In addition to Boston's own rich history, the cities of Salem (of the witch trials!) and Concord are accessible by public transportation. Ferries to harbor islands and to Providence on Cape Cod provide further sightseeing and leisure activities. There is also easy access via commuter rall to to the beautiful North Shore area of Cape Ann with its beaches and seaside towns. Providence, Rhode Island is only an hour away by train.

In Western Massachusetts - home of Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst - you can also enjoy dance at Jacob's Pillow and music at Tanglewood, as well as the scenic Berkshires area.




Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
3
Number of Bathrooms
1
Number of Offices
1
Surface Size
1000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo

Availability:

Available from Wednesday, May 15, 2019 until Thursday, August 15, 2019
Minimum Stay
3 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
My preference is to do an exchange for 3-4 wks, but feel free to inquire.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Boston
Postal Code - State or Province 02130 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Jamaica Plain, Boston
Closest University Northeastern
University nearby Harvard, MIT, Brandeis




Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Florence
City
Florence


Tuscany
Country
Italy

Neighborhood Keywords
Am open to any location - ideally for 3-4 weeks


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Wednesday, May 15, 2019 until Sunday, June 30, 2019
Wanted from Monday, July 1, 2019 until Thursday, August 15, 2019

Destination 2: Paris
City
Paris


Île-de-France
Country
France

Neighborhood Keywords
very flexible on location: Italy, France, urban or rural (with access)


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Wednesday, May 15, 2019 until Thursday, August 15, 2019

Destination 3: Cusco
City
Cusco


Cusco


Country
Peru


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Wednesday, May 15, 2019 until Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.

Surroundings:

  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Negotiable
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
Negotiable

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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I would love to offer you my comfortable home in Boston (Jamaica Plain), Massachusetts, USA, in exchange for yours. I have spent time living in Europe (Italy, the UK, Switzerland) and Latin America (Nicaragua, Guatemala), and adapt easily to different kinds of homes and ways of living. I will take good care of your home, and hope you will do the same for mine.
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