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Walk to Davis, Porter and Union Squares. Easy to Harvard, MIT and Tufts.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bd 1 Ba Double Parlor Vic on Tree-lined Street (Pricing geared for month-plus)

Gorgeous high-ceilinged double parlor Victorian apartment in stately 1905 owner-occupied two-family on Spring Hill. Beautiful original detail preserved but with important updates such as a brand new heating system and plenty of outlets.

I will do short term but would be happy too to have a three or six month tenant - ask me for details, I'm flexible but prefer month-plus stays. The bedrooms will have a queen and a full bed respectively and there will be a single sized pullout in the larger bedroom plus an available air mattress for additional guests in the LR. *All guests must be listed at time of booking.* Any additional guests by express approval of owner only; may be subject to additional guest fee.

Come see this elegant home situated walking distance between three thriving squares: Davis/Porter/Union all just under a mile away.

Three Little Figs for your cappuccino and Highland Kitchen for your ale and trout and kale are a five-minute stroll, as is Once/Cuisine en Locale for great live shows, and the Somerville winter farmer's market is but a block away--who needs Whole Foods! But if you do there is a new one on Beacon just five minutes drive. Or head down to Davis for great cinema, restaurants, bars, brunch places etc.

Enjoy the sun on the front porch every morning and the shady little backyard patio all summer.

Here are the facts:

over 9' ceilings

Hardwood floors

stained glass

laundry in unit


(Queen bed plus twin sleeper in one bedroom; Full size bed plus twin bed in other bedroom; air mattress available upon request.)

1 Bath

Big and spacious, great flow

EIK w original wainscoting and walk-in pantry

dishwasher (portable)

classic double parlor style living room/dining room

Dining room seats six comfortably

Large front foyer big enough for a desk or bikes—perfect place to leave your shoes—ours is a shoeless house and we thank you in advance for respecting the custom.

Gas stove.

Brand new furnace. Heats up quick!

Small ivy covered yard shared w owner. (not small kid proof - requires supervision)

Many playgrounds in neighborhood.

Mine is a tree-lined street on a hill.

Less than a mile walking to Davis/Union/Porter squares. Red Line nearby, 15 min walk. Bus stop a few steps away at foot of hill.

Near Tufts, Somerville Hospital, also commutable to Harvard, MIT or Lesley (about a 20 min walk to Harvard, 10 minute bike ride). Downtown Boston easily accessible as well.

Great location to apartment hunt from! Great playgrounds for little ones. Bike path two blocks down. Bus on corner. Convenience store too. Cafes, restau and butcher 5 min walk, Grocery store a 10 min walk.

No smoking in the building. Prefer no smoking on premises but if you must please do so well away from open windows, yours or mine. No butts on ground or in inside trash please. Thanks!

No pets.

On street resident permit parking only: I will provide you with a guest permit for short term stays and instructions on parking, it's easy. For long-term stay parking, please contact me via email, I can arrange for a date-specific Somerville extended visitor parking permit (30-day) for an additional fee (requires make/model/plate).

More Details

Kai Quinlan
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Kai Quinlan

I work in film and am conversant in English, French and Spanish. I look forward to hearing from you!

Kai Quinlan purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Kai Quinlan chose Spring Hill

You can walk to Davis Sq, Union Sq and Porter Sq. You can walk or Bike or take public transit to Harvard, MIT and Tufts. The flat is spacious, stylish and convenient - with gorgeous, classical bones and expected modern conveniences, too.

What makes this apartment unique

This house has really good bones. I love the classic layout and flow of the place, the little garden. But most of all I love where it is. The neighborhood is friendly, kinda hipstery, but with a good generational skew still. Quiet! But close to all the good stuff. Davis Square is great and less than a mile away - so is Union Square and Porter Square, too. Right here in the neighborhood in a five minutes walk you have really good cappuccino and pastries at Three Little Figs, yummy dinner and ale (and great brunches) at The Highland Kitchen - and if you want music go to a show at Once/Cuisine en Locale! You can also walk to farmer's markets for organic produce all year round. And there's nearly always a festival going on in the squares in the fair weather seasons.


Spring Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has old world charm with a classic cast iron tub, and a modern ikea sink with undercab storage for your toiletries etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There are two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with a full size bed. There's a twin sofabed in the larger bedroom - and if you need it I can make a queen airbed available upon request, please ask in advance. (Only guests listed at the time of booking are permitted. Any additional guests require express permission of owner and are subject to nightly fees.)
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
PARKING: My street is resident permit parking only. A guest permit is available for you for a short stay (3-5 days). If you will have a car to park for a week to a month, and you would like to order an extended guest pass, please contact me at least 4 weeks in advance to do so. Homeowners can order a date-specific visitor pass from the city for a fee. The city requires the plate number, make and model. Payment must be made in advance and may vary between $50 and $100 depending on the length of your stay. Payable via Paypal.


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Walk to Davis, Porter and Union Squares. Easy to Harvard, MIT and Tufts.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Adorable apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Bright and beautiful apartment with lots of space and everything you would need for your stay. Kai was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. It is so nice to have the comforts of home while traveling. The location worked well for me with a nice walk to the T and bike path or a short Uber ride to wherever I needed to go.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Wonderful host. We will go again.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Kia is wonderful host. She is very caring and loving. She makes sure that we have everything we need. We will go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Gorgeous space!

  • 5 of 5

This may be the best apartment we have found through VRBO. The owner has thought of everything, from bedroom slippers to umbrellas by the front door to a welcome box of cookies and bottle of wine. The kitchen has all the essentials and then some. The beds are cozy and comfortable. Plenty of towels and toiletries in the bathroom. LOTS of room to spread out, cutely decorated. The neighborhood is cute and very walkable. All in all, highly recommended, and we know where we will try to stay next time we visit Boston!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Spacious apartment close to Davis Square and Porter Square

  • 5 of 5

Genuinely surprised by how much space we had to enjoy. The house has all the charm of the Victorian era with complete modern amenities. Welcoming kitchen to start the day. The house was very clean, all the linens were comfortable and high-quality in feel. Davis Square is a 15 minute walk and the same for Porter. Being close to Three Little Figs is the biggest plus.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temecula, CA

Nice Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice apartment and the owner was helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Lovely home, spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, lovely home, and we were thrilled to base our time in Sommerville at Kai's spotless place. The apartment is quite spacious with plenty of room to stretch out, and well stocked with appliances and everything one would need for a stay long or short. It's a bit of a walk to the T, but not bad and we loved the location in a quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Highland Kitchen
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Porter Square MBTA Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
120 Metres
Lemon Thai

Somerville just may be the most interesting 4.1 square miles in New England. Next door to both Boston and Cambridge, Somerville is not just close to the abundance of history, high tech, top schools, and culture the Boston area offers, it's a central part of it. George Washington raised the first U.S. flag here, and today Somerville's truly diverse population of 76,000 spans all walks of life and hails from across the globe (52 languages are spoken by students at the high school). The City is known for its thriving restaurant scene, its many ethnic markets, a proud blue-collar heritage, a large academic and high-tech population (drawn by Harvard, MIT, and Tufts), and its active arts community (more artists per square mile live here than in any U.S. city other than NYC).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125

**Up to 4 guests at the standard rate, $50 additional per guest per night beyond four.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.