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Comfortable and homey, near Harvard Sq and meto

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 -bedroom, 1 bath. 2nd Floor. + 1 other 1 bedroom and a room

NOTE: Exterior stairs to 2nd floor are iron grate.

Enjoy this comfortable one-bedroom apartment in a multi-unit house on a quiet street in Cambridge, with shiny hardwood floors and a simple, pleasant contemporary decor. This modest unit contains: a bedroom with queen bed,

a queen sleep sofa in the living room, single futon bed in the dining area, another futon mattress can added, a full kitchen for light cooking a full bath with tub and shower.

For larger parties the apartment can be rented with the adjoining room which contains a queen bed plus private bath. Listing 983966

The owner, who speaks English and French, operates a small yoga studio and healing center on site, and guests are welcome to join her for a class.

NOTE: You will occasionally hear her yoga students arrive and depart.

Take a quick walk to Lesley College, a 10-minute walk to parts of Harvard University, or a 15-minute walk to Harvard Square. Residing in Porter Square, you will enjoy many restaurants offering a variety of cuisine's, as well as unique local shops. The Porter Square subway is 2 blocks away. You may reserve off-street parking for a small fee. All linens and kitchen supplies provided.

ALSO NOTE: The private entry is from the exterior walkway via one flight of iron grate stairs. Due to allergies of adjourning neighbors cooking of food with strong odor, like fish, are discouraged. Light cooking preferred.

No arrivals after 10 Pm. On occasion can hire someone at $80 to greet for a later arrival

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Marie

I am the owner of a small local and reputable company representing accommodations in Metro Boston since 1981 and a long-standing member of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Lodging Association and Professional Association of Innkeepers International. We own, manage and work closely with each property owner to ensure that they meet safety standards, are well maintained, clean and in desirable locations, giving you comfort in knowing there are no scams and meeting your expectations. Our team at Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony have detailed knowledge of the accommodations and locations. We encourage phone conversations, give personal attention to each inquiry, and are totally committed to providing each guest with exceptional quality, value and customer service.


Agassiz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • full bath with tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 queen in bedroom.other beds elsewhere
  • Bedroom, queen bed Living room has a queen sleep sofa. Dining room has a single futon bed. Also a single futon mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
No arrivals after 10 Pm. On occasion can hire someone at $80 to greet for a later arrival


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Comfortable and homey, near Harvard Sq and meto
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews
Vancouver, BC, Can.

Super Spot

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at this apartment for one week and chose the location because it was close to Harvard University (just under a 10 minute walk). The apartment is roomy and contains everything one needs for a short to longer visit. It is in an older, but well kept home and was very clean. Two small points to note: 1) as others have mentioned, their is a relatively steep set of stairs to navigate to get to the second floor entrance. This is not a huge concern, but could pose a challenge to those with mobility issues. 2) Yoga classes are held in the floor above the apartment and depending on the classes schedule, might wake up a late sleeper. The classes are not overly noisy and didn't bother me, but you do hear people moving around a bit.

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay and found the host, Karin, to be very helpful. I suppose the real test is whether I would book the unit again. The answer is a definite "yes".

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Central accommodation

  • 4 of 5

This appartment is well positioned for subway connections to DownTown Boston. We found it to be clean and comfortable with good facilities. The Hostess was particularly friendly, welcoming and helpful as we were strangers in a strange land so didn't know our way around at all. I would recommend this accommodation very highly. Thank you Karen for making us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gresham, Oregon USA

Outanding Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well appointed apartment. It is quite spacious and accommodates all your needs. It is in a very quiet neighborhood which allows for excellent sleeping and peaceful activities within the building. It is only a short walk from the nearest subway T stop, allowing a visitor the ease of not needing a car for transportation. There are plenty of eateries nearby, too as well as a fully stocked grocery store. I have traveled and stayed in many vacation apartments in Europe and in the US; I would rank this Cambridge lodging as one of the best. I would certainly recommend this location for one's vacation plans.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and cosy apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic time at this apartment during a Harvard's Law reunion. The owner was very warm and welcoming. She was great with us. The apartment is spacious and very nice. Please, beware that you can only get to the apartment through high outdoor stairs. We highly recommend staying at this place and I would certainly come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, well equipped, spacious apartment in a convenient location

  • 4 of 5

A positive experience. Convenient to eateries and grocery shopping and within walking distance to Harvard. If you're from out of town and using a car I strongly suggest you reserve a parking spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment near Harvard and public transportation

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is lovely, and the location is perfect: very close to the T (2 blocks) and zipcar parking (basically across the street). We were 4 adults (all family, 3 generations), and we were all comfortable - the only potential problem could be the steep stairs to reach the apartment. Karin was very helpful answering all our questions before our arrival and checking in to make sure everything was good. There are stores and restaurants near by and it is an easy T ride or nice walk to Harvard University. We will definitely stay there again on a future visit and recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak, subway 2 blocks, Blue line at Porter Sq
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
R 93
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Vibrant, fun neighborhood with many restaurants and shops; 2 blocks to the subway and 1 stop to Harvard, 3 to MIT, 4 to Beacon Hill and 5 to the Freedom Trail.


Rates & Availability

Agassiz Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 5-8
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
BU Parent Weekend
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 18 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $25

Rate based on single or double occupancy. Additional guest, $25/night. Maximum 4 guests. Parking $12/night. No arrivals after 10 Pm. On occasion can hire someone at $80 to greet for a later arrival. Standard dates, April – October, except Marathon in mid-April and graduations in Mid-May to early June. Rents monthly in winter with 1/2 month security deposit. If rent November must rent to at least through mid-December.
BOOKING FEE: $25 Nonrefundable. ADDITIONAL CANCELLATION POLICY: We will refund any nights not re-booked.
LONG TERM: (One month or longer) The required minimum number of months (from the 1st month onward) is non-refundable. Additional months over the required minimum are non-refundable if cancelled less than 2 months prior. (Note: Any dates we rebook will be refunded.) Months must be rented consecutively. Minimum $100 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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