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Near Scenic Fresh Pond, the Charles River, Shops, and Easy Access to Harvard Sq.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 330 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

    A sturdy single cot is available if needed....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We provide a small selection of vacation style books in the studio...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a bluetooth/audio cable small high quality speaker on the bedroom desk....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

    There are nearby local shops and a nearby shopping mall with a movie complex, a Whole Foods store, a Trader Joe store, and a number of other stores. Harvard Square is easily accessible....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioner in summer months...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Access will be provided to a shared cellar clothes dryer upon request...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Studio is its own heating zone with an in-studio Nest thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless and wired Internet access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off-road parking spot for a single vehicle available in house driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Access will be provided to a shared cellar washer upon request...moreless

Kitchen

  • Microwave:

    Compact...moreless

  • Oven:

    New as of December 2014...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The kitchen shelves contain basic spices. The bedroom closet has an iron and ironing board....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The studio's private deck is a large deck with about 230 square feet of space and furnished with outdoor furniture in the warmer months....moreless

  • Golf:

    Fresh Pond Golf Course is close by within easy walking distance from our studio apartment...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Shared use of the house's ample (~66 ft by ~44 ft) back yard with tall trees, hammock, and lawn furniture in the warmer months...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120
$800 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $10
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Head Of The Charles Regatta

    "From the HOTCR website: Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles® Regatta has welco..."

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  • Harvard Square

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8.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International Airport
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fresh Pond Golf Course
6.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Boston South Station
1.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 2
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Full Moon Restaurant
9.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Castle Island Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Across studio

    Across studio

  • Sleeping area showing desk and closet

    Sleeping area showing desk and closet

  • Studio window air conditioner in summer

    Studio window air conditioner in summer

  • Living room area with convertible couch

    Living room area with convertible couch

  • Both full-sized beds

    Both full-sized beds

  • Convertible couch made into bed

    Convertible couch made into bed

  • Sleeping area desk next to closet

    Sleeping area desk next to closet

  • Kitchen with new stove, sink and coffee maker

    Kitchen with new stove, sink and coffee maker

  • Driveway allows guest car off-road parking

    Driveway allows guest car off-road parking

  • Private desk without usual furniture

    Private desk without usual furniture

  • Stairway to private deck for studio

    Stairway to private deck for studio

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Sleeping area viewed from eating area

    Sleeping area viewed from eating area

  • Full size bed with adjacent bureau

    Full size bed with adjacent bureau

  • Kitchen and eating area

    Kitchen and eating area

  • Across studio showing couch, eating, and sleeping areas

    Across studio showing couch, eating, and sleeping areas

  • View across studio from eating area

    View across studio from eating area

  • Across studio with convertible couch bed out

    Across studio with convertible couch bed out

  • Sleeping area desk in use

    Sleeping area desk in use

  • Studio entrance from 2nd floor private deck

    Studio entrance from 2nd floor private deck

  • Frog on private deck

    Frog on private deck

  • Private desk with summer furniture removed

    Private desk with summer furniture removed

  • Shared hammock in back yard

    Shared hammock in back yard

  • Our house from other side of road - December 2014

    Our house from other side of road - December 2014

VRBO #656334

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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