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Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops, Harvard Sq access , Free parking

Bedrooms Studio
Space 330 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sunny studio apt - cozy - private - in historic neighborhood.- free parking

Our studio apartment is sunny, cozy, self-contained, and privately accessible.

New kitchen stove, refrigerator, toaster oven, sink, and microwave. Stocked with cookware, silverware, and dishware.

Sleeps up to five people. There is a standard queen sized bed suitable for two people, a couch in the living room area that easily converts to an additional comfortable two person queen sized bed, and a single cot.

We supply clean bedding, blankets, and towels.

Studio bathroom with comfortable shower.

The large studio room has sliding pocket doors allowing quick reconfiguration into two smaller rooms. This allows uses such as having a child sleeping in one room while parents remain awake in the other.

Built-in spacious closet.

Plentiful shelving for storage of books, nick-knacks, etc.

Dimmable adjustable track lighting.

Heating controlled by separately zoned studio thermostat.

Large (~230 sq ft) private deck suitable for pleasant candlelit outdoor eating in warm weather.

Window Air conditioner in summer.

Shared use of basement laundry room with washer and dryer.

Single car off-road driveway parking.

The House:

Easy access to Harvard Square and near MBTA bus stop.

High speed wired and wireless Internet access.

Large shared back yard (~66' x ~44') with tall trees.

Wisteria covered trellis over back deck with summer furniture.

Comfortable hammock in yard.

Basement laundry room with shared washer and dryer.

No smoking inside please!

More Details

Victor Oppenheimer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Victor Oppenheimer

I have owned the Cambridge property for around forty years. During that time I have taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, run a successful software company, studied and taught yoga around the world and been the proud dad of my two sons.

I spend the winter months in Cambridge and the warm summers Maine Lake.

Why Victor Oppenheimer chose West Cambridge

I chose this property for it's beauty, it historic location and its propinquity Fresh Pond with its peaceful natural beauty and the culturally rich offerings of Harvard Square.

What makes this apartment unique

I love the house's design. I am told that the design was originally created by its first occupant, an emissary from France to the USA. I also delight in its location and its expansive and private back yard and decks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really cute apartment, perfect for our stay
Nov 2014
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West Cambridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 330 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Hot shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 bunk bed , A sturdy single bunk bed cot is available if needed.
  • The living room couch easily converts to a comfortable full sized bed. We also keep a full sized fold-up in the apartment for use by children and other guests.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
The house is close to MBTA buses that go back and forth to Harvard Square throughout the day. If you prefer to walk, it is 1.4 miles and approximately a twenty minutes walk from Harvard Square.


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Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops, Harvard Sq access , Free parking
average rating of 4.25 based on 27 reviews

Great location- very comfortable !

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the area with walking distance to shops and restaurants- very nice neighborhoods and walking trails nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We felt very welcome and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super stay!

  • 5 of 5

Super place and great hosts. I hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and terrific accomodations

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here when visiting my daughter in Cambridge. Everything I needed was available. Apartment was clean, warm and inviting!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Comfortable one bedroom in a vintage home

  • 4 of 5

Victor was quite helpful in letting us drop our luggage off early in the day. The beds were comfortable and there was a small kitchen, although we didn't take advantage of it or the deck during our brief stay. We found the economical accommodations suitable for our site seeing trip, but with four people, leaving the hide-a-bed out would have made the space cramped for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the home, only small problem

  • 4 of 5

The home is very beautiful, perfect size for a couple. The bed is also very comfortable. However, I am a light sleeper and the window faces a busy road, so it was very LOUD. I was unable to sleep for two nights. The airconditioner was also a bit loud, but otherwise I was very happy with my stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Head Of The Charles Regatta
From the HOTCR website: Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles® Regatta has welco...
Harvard Square
From the website: Each year, over 8 million men, women and children visit ...
Nearest Airport
8.9 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Fresh Pond Golf Course
Nearest Train
6.5 Miles
Boston South Station
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Full Moon Restaurant
Nearest Beach
9.3 Miles
Castle Island Beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

Pet fees are $10 per pet night for approved pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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