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Near scenic Fresh Pond, the Charles river, shops, and easy access to Harvard Sq.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 330 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Furnished studio apt - cozy sanctuary in beautiful, historic neighborhood.

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 four people. There is a standard "Queenl" sized bed suitable for two people and a couch in the living room area that easily converts to an additional comfortable full sized bed.

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

Owner
Victor Oppenheimer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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 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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Amenities

West Cambridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Hot shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , A sturdy single 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Near scenic Fresh Pond, the Charles river, shops, and easy access to Harvard Sq.
average rating of 4.15 based on 23 reviews
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4

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

As expected!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint suite was perfectly located for getting to and from Harvard Square easily for commencement -- on the bus. The stop was a very easy walk, located just around the corner.

The owner was very accommodating. He was very responsive in pre-trip communications, answering messages on the same day. Upon arrival, he and his son were very welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we knew they were there to help make our stay as comfortable as possible.

I'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint and very clean

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Exacty as described and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Victor was very accomodating and helpful. The apartment was clean, organized, warm and well stocked. Sheets, bedding and towels were clean and shower was stocked with fresh soap and shampoo. Although the house is a bit "natural" with some overgrown shrubs and grounds, the apartment was nothing but great with blackout shades on all windows and ample storage for clothes. I will definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

West Cambridge Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $10

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.
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