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Boston Massachusetts 02130 United States of America

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Apartment in 2-family house--October, 2018

Apartment in house for Rent – October, 2018
$2950/month Including Utilities
3-week minimum rental period

We are making available for rent our beautiful apartment, in an historic 2-family house built in 1924, from October 1 through October 31, 2018, while we are in Spain. The apartment is ideal for academics or medical personnel needing to spend a short time in the Boston area.

Our apartment is located in the desirable Pondside neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (a neighborhood of Boston), Massachusetts. It’s a 5 minute walk to the Arnold Arboretum or to Jamaica Pond and 10 minutes from the Longwood Medical Complex by car or 15 minutes by bike. The 39 bus, with a stop 5 minutes away, goes to the Longwood Medical Complex, Mass College of Art and Northeastern University. It is 35 - 40 minutes, door-to-door, to downtown Boston by T (metro), including a 15 minute walk or a short bike ride to the Green Street T stop on the Orange Line. Two bikes are available for use at no extra charge.

There is street parking in front of the house, and there is almost never a problem finding a space. There is also a Zip Car rental lot a couple of minutes away.

We are about 7 minutes walking distance from central Jamaica Plain where there are restaurants and shops. Jamaica Plain is one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods. Our tree-lined street is very friendly, and there is a good mix of young families and older couples in two-family and single-family homes. The street is safe and handles only a small amount of local traffic.

The available space in the apartment consists of most of the second and third floors of a 2000+ sq. foot two-family house. We own the entire house, and our tenants will remain on the first floor while we are away.

On the second floor, there is a master bedroom, living room, dining room, office, large eat-in kitchen and pantry, and a bathroom with tub and shower. There is an additional room that can be used by a baby or school age child. There is also a large front porch that is wonderful for eating and relaxing during warm weather. The office has a router and a printer. There is wi-fi throughout the apartment.

On the third floor, there is a family room with a television and stereo system, and a sewing room/artist studio which could also be used as office space if needed. (There is also another office on the third floor, but that space will be used for storage while we are away and not be available.)

The kitchen is fully equipped , including a dishwasher, and there is a washing machine and dryer outside the kitchen door, in the back hallway. There are also 2 mini split air conditioners in the apartment that can be used if needed.

We would like to rent to a quiet, professional single person or couple who will take good care of our home.We'd consider a family with a school age child or baby, but not a toddler. No smoking is allowed on the premises, and no pets are allowed.

Whoever we rent to would be responsible for watering our plants and taking out the trash and recycle on a weekly basis. Utilities are included with the rent, consisting of electricity, gas (for both heat and the stove), and water.

Photographs of the space can be seen here: https://goo.gl/photos/ofvr9gG8dh7xWQFRA

If you’re interested in the apartment, please send an email to diane.franklin@gmail.com and tell us a little bit about yourself. If you need more information, please ask.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, October 1, 2018 until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Minimum Stay
3 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We could add a 3 days at the end of September and 3 at the beginning of November
*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; Medical area; Longwood
Closest University Harvard Medical School
University nearby Northeastern University; Massachusetts College of Art; Simmons College; Wentworth Institute of Technology

Rental Price:

USD 2950 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other: Parking always available; Sunny front porch with


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants

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About Me
My wife and I are former academics and will be offering our home for an exchange or rental. Following our academic careers, our careers took different paths. I became a lawyer working mostly in a Massachusetts health care governmental agency, and my wife worked as an executive and consultant to nonprofit organizations. Now that we're retired, I am focusing on writing books on social and political philosophy, and my wife has become a fiber artist. We are planning to be in Europe for April and May, 2018. We want to rent our house in Boston during the period we're away. We would consider a two-month rental to one person/family or two one-month rentals. We're also open to doing a house exchange during some or all of this time with someone in Amsterdam.


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We spent a month in John and Diane's home with my husband and 2 daughters and it was perfect. The house is beautiful, clean, cozy, spacious, has everything you might need and is in a quiet and safe neighborhood within walking distance to many places.

John and Diane are extremely kind, attentive and well organized and this made our stay even more pleasant. By following their instructions we knew how to move around the house and how to manage different things there. They are also very responsive in case you have any questions and it's a pleasure dealing with them.

We highly recommend John, Diane and their charming home!

Excellent Arianna 7/14/2018 8:18:00 PM