- Room Type:Entire House
- Max Guests:7
- Min Stay:6
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining room
- satellite / cable
- cd player
- dvd player
- clothes dryer
- laundry soap
- toilet paper
- alarm clock
- towels provided
- hair dryer
- washing machine
- basic soaps
- broadband access
- parking off street
- ceiling fans
- local maps
- wireless internet
- parking on street
- linens provided
- coffee grinder
- coffee maker
- pantry items
- cooking utensils
- 4 ring stove
- lobster pot
- wood deck
- lawn / garden
- outdoor grill gas
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- scenic drives
- paddle boating
- whale watching
- sight seeing
- bird watching
Architectural, Accessible, Charming House, Lovely Boston Neighborhood
Roomy, comfortable 3- to 4- bedroom house in lively, green Jamaica Plain. Fully accessible 1st floor has well-equipped gourmet kitchen, dining room, light-filled living room, book room, large bedroom, TV/4th bedroom and bathroom with roll-in show …
The listing description of this house was accurate -- we just did not expect it to be so close to the main road so you could hear traffic. But, on that main road there were several good restaurants plus a fabulous ice cream parlor within walking distance. The T station was also approximately 1/2 a mile away. The house was very clean, very well-maintained and extremely spacious, more so than anticipated. The house was perfect for our needs, including its own driveway for one car and easy street parking for our other vehicle. The owner was extremely helpful in promptly returning two items we inadvertently left behind in the house on our departure. We would recommend this house to others.
We can't begin to express how wonderful it was to stay in Jane's lovely Boston home. Our group of 7 (4 adults, 2 teens and 1 child) were very comfortably housed for a long weekend in this lovely home. It was an easy bus ride (literally right across the street) to the subway station and a quick ride via subway into the historic/downtown districts of the city. Within walking distance were many nice restaurants which we enjoyed trying out. We also were able to walk to a Whole Foods market to get food to have in the house. I initially was very nervous as to whether we would be staying in an area of Boston which was unsafe, but I was happy that the neighborhoood was just fine and I felt very safe staying there and walking to the nearby restaurants/shops. We were so busy running around we didn't particularly get to spend much time inside the house, but it was very homey, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Also, since there was a washer/dryer we got to fly home with clean clothes in our bags. I highly recommend staying here.
We spent four days in Boston in October 2012, around Columbus Day weekend, for our son’s wedding, and we were really fortunate to find this rental. Considering what hotel rates were in the city at this time of the year, no other accommodation solution could have beat that option.
From the outside, 10 Lochstead Avenue looks deceivingly small, and my son, who drove past it before we arrived, even expressed doubt about the house accommodating our party. But we stepped into a house which was so big and so comfortable that we could not be more pleased. I personally fell in love with it.
Everything, right from the start, far exceeded our expectations. Everything in the advertisement was true and accurate. Everything was perfect. I rented before, and I have had my share of unpleasant experiences, but this is the first time I can say unequivocally that I was completely satisfied, and for a group of up to seven persons, there is simply no better option.
What made the whole thing even more enjoyable was dealing with Jane, the owner of the house. She got everything covered, kept the line of communication open, always adding that personal touch, and anticipated any potential problem, while making you feel it was not just for the money. Jane happened to have a connection with my wife as a CNR alumna.
Here is part of the thank you note I felt compelled to write to Jane, who went out of her way to make this rental a pleasant and memorable experience.
… I can't tell you how satisfied we were by our stay in your house at 10 Lochstead Av., Jamaica Plain. Several times a day, I would catch myself saying loudly "I love this house!".
Thank you for making the whole process run so smoothly that I would forget sometime that it was a business transaction. I really appreciate the personal touch you add to it.
…Your books and your music collection made the stay even more enjoyable, and having "Kind of blue" and "Sketches of Spain" by Miles Davis played on your NAD receiver through your small Boston Acoustics speakers would have made me forgive any imperfection that may have existed at 10 Lochstead, which I didn't notice.
The four day requirement, the rationale for which you have already explained to me, would be the only thing I wish could be changed, but I definitely would rent again from you when I have a chance….
Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to live in your house.”
df, New York
Coming from Michigan for our first time to Boston, I must say we were so lucky to fine this rental. First of all the owner Jane is nothing short of wonderful giving us all the information needed to have a great vacation and place to stay. My wife and I , 2 kids (9 and 2) and my parents made this trip and this house was more than comfortable for all 6 of us. The house is beautifully planned and well stocked with everything needed for an extended stay. The location in Jamaica Plain is PERFECT..... not too close to boston chaos and not too far for a quick trip anywhere....you can walk to the Stoney Brook T Station (orange line) from the house or take the bus which literally stops in front of the house.... There are close grocery stores and markets for anything needed and parking in the house driveway which seems to be at a premium in JP. At night you can come back and relax on the beautiful deck with a fenced in backyard for the kids to play in..... We used the washer / dryer a few times which allows you to pack less on your trip. We attended a Red Sox game, Boston Duck Tour, Aquarium, Freedom Trail, Sam Adams Brewery Tour, Childrens Museum, Fanuiel Hall, Cheers, drove to Plymouth and saw the Rock as well as swam in the Atlantic. This house is the perfect location to do everything in and around Boston...... I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great vacation and a great location vs. a stuffy hotel and $$ in downtown boston.....This was just like vacationing out of your own house..... You will need nothing but your clothes...Jane has the house fully stocked with everything you need along with useful information about the surrounding area. Before you come , study the Mass Transit maps etc and when you get here it will be simple to find your way around...... on bus and train....I would rent this place again without hesitation when we come back to Boston !
We had 5 adults and 2 children (4- & 6-years old) staying at the house for a mini-reunion, and everything worked out very well in terms of accommodations and easy access to public transportation, grocery stores, and shops/restaurants. In fact, we were lamenting that we did not have enough time to explore more of Center Street with its interesting little shops and restaurants. The house was well-equipped for meal preparations, and Jane was very quick to respond when we had questions. All in all it was a great place to stay!
We highly recommend staying in The Lochstead House if you are planning to visit Boston, and especially if you have a college graduation to attend as hotel rates are very high on these weekends. We felt the house was EXACTLY as pictured; equipped with everything necessary for a five day stay with seven people; lovely comfortable bedrooms, plenty of clean kitchen and dining space, wonderful patio with barbeque that we did use overlooking peaceful backyard in quiet neighborhood within walking distance to quality restaurants and short drive to Boston College campus and grocery stores, etc. The homeowner, Jane, could not have been more pleasant. We made very special memories in this lovely, lovely home. We truly miss this gem of a place, cozy and welcoming, airy and bright, craftsman style with pretty architectural finishes, large enough to accomodate our large family... and will definitely return soon to visit our son who took a job in the area upon graduation!
We had 7 family members traveling to Boston for our son's college graduation. 10 Lochstead Ave turned out to be the perfect fit. It was as described and suited our needs well. Very comfortable and homey. Having bedrooms downstairs as well as upstairs was very helpful. The tv room downstairs is the 4th bedroom, which we had a family member use. Unfortunately, that was the location of the tv so we were unable to watch tv (several had sports, news shows they wanted to watch in the evenings). The living room is very large, so it would really be ideal if the tv could be in that main room. I passed that suggestion on to the homeowner.
Due to age/mobility issues we were unable to use public transportation for this trip and had to rent a vehicle, so the off street driveway parking was a blessing to us. No hunting for parking spots!!
It was nice being in a neighborhood while still having the urban feel. There is a fair amount of traffic noise (morning and evening) from Centre Street but much less than if you were in a downtown hotel.
The kitchen and dining room were well-used by all of us. It was fun to cook together and celebrate several dinners around the table. We were even able to use the deck grill for 2 nights!
We loved having the Pond down the street and in the morning would walk/run around while also admiring the many historic homes.
The homeowner was easy to work with and very accommodating. She communicated promptly and was flexible about our arrival.
We would recommend this home to those traveling to Boston. It serves as a nice reprieve from the action of the city while still being a great location.
The home was perfect to house our family for our daughter's college graduation. The bus into town is just across the street, which made it so convenient for all of us to get downtown. The home is well equipped with everything you could need to entertain, except for the broken microwave, which I'm sure is replaced by now. The owner couldn't have been more accommodating.
My family and I were visiting Boston for the marathon. Hotel prices in Boston are outrageous, so I looked into renting a home for the week. I am so pleased with how this home was perfectly located. We were just a quick walk to the "T" that gave us access to the entire city and more. Yet, the home is located in a beautiful neighborhood filled with interesting, colorful homes offering a quiet retreat from the busy streets of Boston. We loved the pond and the Arboretum, both within walking distance as well. We spent our mornings eating breakfast on the private deck, while we planned our adventures for the day. The home has a wonderful jacuzzi, perfect for soaking after long days of sightseeing or marathon running! We loved our week at 10 Lochstead, and would definitely stay again. Thank you Jane!
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