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Spacious Cambridge 2BR by Harvard/Lesley w/parking
Spacious Cambridge 2BR by Harvard/Lesley w/parking
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Spacious, airy and skylit 2-BR, 2-bath apartment with A/C, open kitchen/dining/living area and outdoor deck. Perfect for two couples or a family visiting Cambridge. Harvard and Lesley are a short walk away; MIT, Tufts and Boston a short drive or ride on the Red Line. Third floor of a completely rebuilt 1800s Victorian home, recently repainted and floors refinished. Separate front door and stairway, with additional exit stairway off of the deck. One parking space, with 240V EV charging outlet.

The space

Over 1800 square feet means there is plenty of space to relax. Master bedroom with queen bed, closets, skylight, attached bathroom and door to deck. Second bedroom with queen bed and work desk with 20" Apple monitor, closet and chest of drawers. Open skylit kitchen with counter seating and 4-seat table, wall-mounted TV with premium cable, washer/dryer, brand-new full size refrigerator/freezer with in-door ice and chilled water dispenser, dishwasher, gas stove, oven, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, rice cooker, cookware, cups, plates and utensils. Dining room with 6-seat dining table opens to spacious living room with two skylights, large convertible sofa, and 40" Sony TV with xfinity premium/on-demand cable service and extra-long HDMI cable to connect other devices. Second bathroom with bathtub/shower. Outdoor deck features table with two chairs - perfect for morning coffee or a sunset glass of wine in the warm months. Central air and heat, and wifi throughout.

Guest access

Separate front door leads to private stairway to apartment. Coathooks and shoe storage at the bottom of the stairs - leave shoes there please.

Interaction with guests

I and my family live right below and I am available to provide suggestions on the area and to deal with any issues as they arise. I speak Japanese fluently and French passably.

Other things to note

I am trying to make this apartment as environmentally low-impact as possible. Electricity is supplemented by a rooftop solar array. Nearly all lights use low-power LED bulbs. Heating and cooling is controlled by Nest smart thermostats on two zones. Hot water is preheated by a geothermal system. Soaps, shampoos and conditioners are all pump-type to minimize waste. We participate in Cambridge's Single Stream Recycling program and Curbside Compost Pilot, and ask that guests separate their trash according to provided instructions and bins.


Amenities
Free parking on premise
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £78
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £195 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please remove shoes at ground floor entryway, to keep the stairs and apartment clean

Please don't smoke in the apartment, on the deck or anywhere on the property

Please be mindful of the environment in terms of heating/cooling, lights, sorting trash, and towel use.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Elizabeth User Profile
August 2017
Great home from home. Super bright, clean and spacious for the area and lovely hosts! Highly recommend

Raka User Profile
October 2017
Pictures don't do this home justice. It is spacious, airy, and bright. The furnishings and decoration are comfortable and elegant, and the entire space is immaculately clean. The host has thought of pretty much everything in terms of convenient touches (breakfast bars and other food/ingredients stocked in the kitchen, OJ and water in the fridge, dishes and pans, bedding and towels, etc). The home is about a 5-7 minute walk from the T (red line) and there are restaurants and stores nearby (recommendation: Bagelsaurus). It was very easy to get around Cambridge and Boston from here. Excellent stay and experience!

Meaghan User Profile
October 2017
Our stay at Peter’s place was fantastic. The apartment was HUGE, clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed- even when we ordered Thai take out. I was thrilled to find deep Asian soup spoons and chopsticks in the kitchen. There was herbal tea, individual orange juices, and a fine selection of herbal tea. Peter was thoughtful and helpful throughout our stay, without ever being intrusive. It was a perfect stay.

Diane User Profile
October 2017
Peter's 3rd story apartment is a large, open space that is comfortable and beautifully decorated. So much thought and care went into to creating this gorgeous home. It's spotlessly clean, the beds are cozy with good light for reading, thick towels in the bathrooms, and a small deck to enjoy morning coffee. The kitchen is spacious and well stocked with pots & pans, dishes, and small appliances. We appreciated the coffee, tea, breakfast bars, and milk for coffee. It's a short walk to the subway (red line). The Cambridge subway stop is about a mile away. There are lots of restaurants, and shops within walking distance. Peter is excellent at staying in touch and had helpful tips for places to eat. We can't get back to this home soon enough!

Irit User Profile
October 2017
The apartment looks exactly like it shows on the web site. Peter was amazing from initial communication to check out. Not only the apartment located in a perfect location, it is furnished and well equipped so you would have the perfect vacation. We had stayed there for five days and enjoyed every minute. We have no doubt we will recommend this place to friends and family.

Greg User Profile
September 2017
Super location, very well equipped place to enjoy The Boston area. Just like being home...but better.

Anders User Profile
September 2017
Great location, and Peter is a great host. His place is inviting, open and very clean. The location is great for Cambridge/Harvard area, and a short T-ride to Boston. Very well appointed kitchen with everything for cooking. Great and very fast WiFi, 2 TVs, and the small outside deck is very nice. The area is quiet, groceries are close by, T-station a 5-min walk. We chose this over a hotel downtown Boston, and we did not regret it. We felt we got 2 cities, Cambridge and Boston, with one stay and saved a ton of money. Peters place is well kept, everything works and is of quality make. It was a pleasure to stay, and a true AirBnB experience.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.

I'm semi-retired, helping care for children while working from home. Cambridge is a great place to live, learn - and visit! I enjoy traveling, have lived in France, UK and Japan, and speak French and Japanese. I've tried to live by and teach my kids: "Leave it better than you found it." This started for me with hikes in the woods but expanded to all aspects of travel, work and life.

Languages: English, Français, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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