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Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment Betw M.I.T. & Harvard

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Kitchen & Dining area with natural lighting

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Newly renovated upscale one bedroom private apartment on first floor in an owner occupied Central Square Cambridge 2 family house - vibrant urban neighborhood steps away from the T, cafes, shops, live theater and music, and Zagat-rated restaurants. Walk 10 minutes to MIT or 20 minutes to Harvard or take the T and be in Harvard Square in 2 minutes. Bring your significant other and enjoy cooking in a fully stocked kitchen or dining out.

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.

Check out our reviews. 90% of our tenants have given us a review and many of them capture what we love most about the apartment, our tenants and Cambridge.



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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 425 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1), A cot, suitable for a child, is available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Custom built vanity with waterfall faucet

Other Amenities

  • Garden has been described by multiple guests as 'a little piece of heaven in the middle of Cambridge.'...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Ice Skating
  • Roller Blading

Dining

  • Dining:

    Combined living room/kitchen/dining area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Combined living room/kitchen/dining area...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Includes iPad 2 with music and books installed....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen/dining & living room combined...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 36 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Break 2016
Dec 20 - Jan 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$145
$870 $2,625
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,350 $3,000
Fall Semester 2017
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2017
90 night min stay

$2,750
Spring Semester 2018
Jan 1 - May 31, 2018
90 night min stay

$2,750
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,050 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $70

Notes:

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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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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Location

5.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Middle East
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fresh Pond Golf Course
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Red Line Stop Central Square
1.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1-90
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Craigie on Main
50.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
10.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tenean Beach Boston

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Kitchen & Dining area with natural lighting

    Kitchen & Dining area with natural lighting

  • Liebherr refrigerator, gas stove & microwave

    Liebherr refrigerator, gas stove & microwave

  • Fully equipped kitchen - including magnetized spice jars!

    Fully equipped kitchen - including magnetized spice jars!

  • Custom-built vanity with granite countertop & waterfall faucet

    Custom-built vanity with granite countertop & waterfall faucet

  • Antique mahogany dresser.

    Antique mahogany dresser.

  • State of the art easy to use Nest thermostat

    State of the art easy to use Nest thermostat

  • Private entrance - Skylight and windows provide plenty of natural lighting.

    Private entrance - Skylight and windows provide plenty of natural lighting.

  • New LG washer and dryer shared with the owners

    New LG washer and dryer shared with the owners

  • Our garden's first spring

    Our garden's first spring

  • Entrance pathway to apartment and garden

    Entrance pathway to apartment and garden

  • Local landmarks nearby! 
The Middle East is just down the street.

    Local landmarks nearby! The Middle East is just down the street.

  • Invite friends or colleagues over for dinner

    Invite friends or colleagues over for dinner

  • Beautiful modern kitchen with custom-built cabinets and PaperStone countertops.

    Beautiful modern kitchen with custom-built cabinets and PaperStone countertops.

  • Lighting by a designer

    Lighting by a designer

  • Gorgeous waterfall faucet sets off the granite vanity.

    Gorgeous waterfall faucet sets off the granite vanity.

  • Luscious linens and stylish quilt deck out your new queen-size bed

    Luscious linens and stylish quilt deck out your new queen-size bed

  • Living room boasts a luscious couch & 2 closets. Gorgeous wood floors throughout

    Living room boasts a luscious couch & 2 closets. Gorgeous wood floors throughout

  • Original works of art throughout the apartment

    Original works of art throughout the apartment

  • Hallway leading into apartment.

    Hallway leading into apartment.

  • Garden in its second year doing quite nicely!

    Garden in its second year doing quite nicely!

  • Entrance to apartment at night lit by whimsical lights

    Entrance to apartment at night lit by whimsical lights

  • Fabulous live theater - just a block away.

    Fabulous live theater - just a block away.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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