Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment Betw M.I.T. & Harvard(36 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-90 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2+child)
Rated by walkscore as a Walker's & Biker's Paradise with Excellent Transit, it is a perfect location for the car-free traveller!
Designed by a LEED-certified architect with an eye for natural light and an award-winning lighting designer. PaperStone countertops, custom-built cabinets, wood floors throughout, a Liebherr fridge, and a gorgeous granite vanity are just some of the touches that welcome you home.
Fully equipped kitchen, queen-sized bed, washer/dryer & free high caliber Wifi. Cot available upon request.
Another Boston area designer landscaped a magical green garden in spring 2013, completing the creation of what visitors have called 'a little piece of heaven' in the middle of the city.
Parking options include metered parking, local garages, or, with a deposit, a 3-day temporary guest parking permit for on-street resident parking. Truly, a car is really unnecessary.
The owners, Bill and Carolyn, paid a lot of attention to detail as they created a modern oasis in the middle of bustling Central Square, Cambridge. The apartment is located on the first floor of their newly renovated home.
Just a block away from top-rated restaurants, including Craigie on Main, Salts, Chi Chi's and Central Kitchen. Also, a block away is the Central Square Theater, home to The Underground Railway Theater and The Nora Theatre Company. The Middle East is renowned for their live music entertainment.
4 grocery stores within a couple of blocks. And, of course, there are the two world-class universities - MIT and Harvard - both within walking distance or one short subway stop away.
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Member since: 2012
- On floor 1
- 425 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Custom built vanity with waterfall faucet
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Ice Skating
- Roller Blading
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter Break 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Fall Semester 2017
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2017
90 night min stay
Spring Semester 2018
Jan 1 - May 31, 2018
90 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $70
There is a one time cleaning fee of $70 if staying less than 3 months. Otherwise, monthly cleaning service is provided free of charge.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Vibrant urban neighborhood steps away from transit system, cafes, shops, 5 star restaurants, live theater and music. A 10 min walk to MIT and a 20 min walk to Harvard or one subway stop to each.
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: My name is Carolyn and my husband, Bill, and I will be here to greet you and give you the keys to the apartment when you arrive. Starting in 2010, we spent 3 years working with an architect, lighting designer, contractor and landscape designer to re-envision our home and to create an apartment on our first floor. Our home, our apartment and the garden have turned out to be delightful retreats in the middle of a bustling city environment. One of the many joys of this location is that we can walk to M.I.T. where we both work in the IT department.
Why the Owner Chose Area IV, Cambridge, MA, USA:
Bill has lived in this home since he was a student at MIT. Several years later, I joined him and together we purchased it in 1984, the year our son was born. We love Central Square for it's rich weave of diversity and culture, restaurants and nightlife, education and the creative and whimsical local merchants!
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Walkable, bikable or public transit to everything! Vibrant city activity all around and yet, in the garden you are within a little magic garden oasis.
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Kitchen & Dining area with natural lighting
Liebherr refrigerator, gas stove & microwave
Fully equipped kitchen - including magnetized spice jars!
Custom-built vanity with granite countertop & waterfall faucet
Antique mahogany dresser.
State of the art easy to use Nest thermostat
Private entrance - Skylight and windows provide plenty of natural lighting.
New LG washer and dryer shared with the owners
Our garden's first spring
Entrance pathway to apartment and garden
Local landmarks nearby! The Middle East is just down the street.
Invite friends or colleagues over for dinner
Beautiful modern kitchen with custom-built cabinets and PaperStone countertops.
Lighting by a designer
Gorgeous waterfall faucet sets off the granite vanity.
Luscious linens and stylish quilt deck out your new queen-size bed
Living room boasts a luscious couch & 2 closets. Gorgeous wood floors throughout
Original works of art throughout the apartment
Hallway leading into apartment.
Garden in its second year doing quite nicely!
Entrance to apartment at night lit by whimsical lights
Fabulous live theater - just a block away.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016
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