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Charming Harvard Square Studio

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Comfortable queen-sized bed with built-in reading lights.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A comfortable, restful little retreat, a few steps from Harvard Square, Harvard Law School, Lesley University, and the Longy School of Music. This soothing studio apartment (300 sq ft) is on the top (4th) floor of a prestigious elevator building on a quiet, tree-lined street. The windows look out to trees and, in the distance, ivy-covered brick buildings and the rooftops of Cambridge.

The apartment is comfortably furnished in clean, simple modern style. The kitchen is equipped with a full-sized refrigerator and gas stove and everything you need to prepare meals. There is a glass shower and a large window in the tiled bathroom. For sleeping, there is a space-saving 'Murphy bed' with a sofa in front. When folded up, the studio feels like a cozy sitting room. The queen-sized bed glides down on top of the sofa to create an exceptionally comfortable bedroom.

The building---the residence of Vladimir Nabokov shortly after the publication of Lolita---has a charming entrance and lobby and a lovely private garden in back, perfect for reading in the sun or shade.


Some of Cambridge’s best restaurants and shops are only a few steps away. The subway is an eight-minute walk, and takes you to downtown Boston in 10 minutes. The Charles River, Harvard’s many museums, the American Rep Theater, and several movie theaters are all within easy walking distance. There are washers and dryers off the lobby.

There is a radio and an iPod docking station in the apartment, but no television. There are parking meters on nearby Mass Ave and garages in Harvard Square, but on-street parking in this neighborhood is a challenge for non-residents.

All in all, an excellent alternative to a hotel room for short-term visitors or scholars.

I only accept cash and checks.

Keywords: Condominium
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Murphy bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    On lobby level of building...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A few basic supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135
$875 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

To keep rates low, I only accept cash or check. I usually ask for a 150$ deposit to confirm reservations and more for longer stays or heavily requested periods. The balance is due at time of check-in.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am a novelist and professor (Brandeis University) and live in nearby Porter Square. When I'm in town, I'm happy to help you with any problems you might run into.

Why the Owner Chose Neighborhood Nine, Cambridge, MA, USA:
I've tried to keep things simple, clean, and comfortable in the studio. It is an excellent deal for the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The location is truly outstanding, especially for anyone who is studying or doing research at Harvard, Harvard Law (it's more or less across the street), Lesley University, or the Longy School of Music. All are steps away.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Comfortable queen-sized bed with built-in reading lights.

    Comfortable queen-sized bed with built-in reading lights.

  • Warm lighting at night.

    Warm lighting at night.

  • Spotless bathroom with shower and good-sized window.

    Spotless bathroom with shower and good-sized window.

  • lobby of building

    lobby of building

  • Restaurants and shops a block or two away.

    Restaurants and shops a block or two away.

  • Bed glides up into cabinet with sofa in front

    Bed glides up into cabinet with sofa in front

  • Table for dining or writing.

    Table for dining or writing.

  • Kitchen equipped with the basics.

    Kitchen equipped with the basics.

  • Entry to building

    Entry to building

  • Across from sofa.  Storage for clothes.

    Across from sofa. Storage for clothes.

VRBO #140088

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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