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Recent Cambridge property reviews

  • Every thing we expected and more!

    "My husband and I had 4 nights here in early June, 2011 for the main purpose of attending the MIT graduation of our nephew. We also had time to fit in some sight seeing. We found the trip via public transport from airport to the house as easy as the host, Harris, had described. Also the ride from Porter Square to Kendall for MIT couldn't have been easier and we felt perfectly safe walking back after 11:00pm. The photos of the property are certainly representative of the place, except the front garden was far prettier with an abundance of peonies and columbine which we truly appreciated. Everything was very clean and attractive in this comfortable home where we felt instantly amongst friends as we sipped our welcoming cup of tea. There was always a pot of coffee, fruit and other welcome breakfast items. We took our own cereal and enjoyed many a scintillating conversation with Harris and Svetlana who make the perfect hosts. Harris was very helpful with suggestions about moving around the Boston area, but we really appreciated the car ride to get us to the MIT ceremonies by 7:45 am and then another one to Porter Square on the morning of our departure which made it more comfortable with our cases. Then when 1 of the 2 of us developed an abscess on the neck, following recent surgery, his kindness and concern really shone through : we were assured of a ride to emergency facilities in the unlikely event that an emergency arose and we were given a cheery "did you take your antibiotic"? each subsequent evening that we arrived back. You couldn't ask for better than that. We enjoyed taking the Duck Tour, walking around the Harvard Square area, spending time on Boston Common and taking in China Town. Mostly we were there for our nephew so we spent precious time chatting about his plans for his further studies and consolidating our relationship with him. We got to visit the MIT Campus, his friends, one of his professors, his dorm room, We would most certainly recommend this property to others and in fact we already have! We would go back here at the drop of a hat. It added a whole different and enhancing dimension to our Boston experience. On the day of our departure we found that we were able to drop our cases at the South Station (red line) on the 5th floor of the bus terminal at the facility known as Package Express. It was $5 per case and enabled us to continue visiting Boston and made for an easy return to the airport."
    Guest: J & P Date of Stay: June 2011 Review Submitted: June 22, 2011
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  • Great Business accomadation

    "Nice clean apartment, comfortable bed within walking distance to Central Square which is what I needed during my business trip. Accurate description of apartment and arrangements went according to plan."
    Guest: CB in cambridage Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
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  • Quick Boston escape

    "My wife and I spent several days with close friends in Maine, prior to exploring Boston, Saturday through Monday. This apartment near MIT and Harvard was the perfect spot for the short visit. We prefer experiencing the local culture as opposed to the touristy hotel options. This had us just off of Massachusetts Ave., in a very quaint and comfortable apartment. The owners were very accommodating meeting us early so that we could drop off our bags and return the rental car. They actually gave us keys 3 hours early in case we wanted to get settled. The were very service oriented owners. There was a clear eye to both detail and cleanliness in the apartement. The appliances were very new as were the cabinets in the kitchen. It appeared the bathroom had been updated with a very cool vanity and sink as well as shower. The subway was within about 2 blocks and there were numerous dining options a 1/2 block away. We spent two full days seeing the sites and took in a Sox game at Fenway park, all using the trains! This was a great apartment and we would highly recommend it!"
    Guest: Lew C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Comfortable, lovely and well located

    "What a lovely B&B. This is my third visit to Parkside on Ellery and I've yet to be disappointed. From arrival to departure, I've had a great experience. I was made to feel at home, the owner is accessible and helpful, the rooms I've stayed in have been clean, well furnished and quiet, the garden is beautiful and it's an easy 5 minute walk to Harvard Square and the MBTA. And the garden is so beautiful. I live in the greater Boston area and this a home away from home for me when I want to spend a weekend in the city and attend concerts, the theater, go to dinner. It's restaurant week in Boston so I had a great meal at Rialto and saw Cassandra Wilson at the Regatta Bar. It's a really nice walk from Parkside through Harvard Square to both these venues. In the past when I've stayed at Parkside, I went to Christmas Revels at Sanders Theater and to the American Repertory Theater on Brattle. My favorite room is the Scholar. I really recommend this B&B."
    Guest: olist Date of Stay: March 2009 Review Submitted: March 22, 2009
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