Spacious yet cozy apartment - a great place to relax after a day out enjoying Boston!Open plan - looking from living room through to dining room and kitchen beyond.


Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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About this listing

The space

Make yourself at home in this bright, warm 2 bedroom / 2 bath nest in the middle of all that Cambridge has to offer. Ideally located for walking to cafes, restaurants, and shops. An easy 10 minute stroll to Harvard Square passing right through Harvard Yard. Or a 10 minute walk to the bars and shops of Central Square. Very convenient living within walking distance of Whole Foods and several other grocery stores, as well as a 10 minute walk to the T - be in the heart of downtown Boston in 25 minutes! Perfect for sabbatical rental for academics visiting Harvard / MIT / BU / Tufts and other area universities.

The apartment itself is clean and spacious - on a corner, so plenty of light and overlooks a small children's park across the street which seems to be very popular with the Gymboree set on a sunny day! Enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony watching the neighborhood go by. Just off the main road, so you have both accessibility, but also quiet tree-lined streets.

There are two bedrooms available, each with comfortable queen sized beds, and closet space. Enjoy the wonderful open plan living room and dining and fully equipped modern kitchen. You will love cooking here! There is wifi and a flat screen tv with Apple TV as well as cable tv.

This is my main home though I only live here part time as I travel extensively for work. Seems a shame to let the place sit empty for so much of the time!

A City Street Parking Permit can be available through prior arrangement.

Other things to note

After a few years' experience, it is my policy to rent only directly to the person who will actually be staying in the apartment. This applies to anyone searching for accommodation on behalf of family, friends, colleagues, etc. In my experience, it's the best way to ensure a smooth and pleasant stay with clear communication and expectations for all!
Thanks!


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 79
Security Deposit: 198
Weekly Discount: 26%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

This is my main home when I am in Cambridge (about half the time), though I will do my best to move most personal effects to the storage room so the place feels your own. Even though I may be out of town, my friend who is a professional property manager is available to help with any problems you have when you're here.

This is an apartment on the second floor of a three family home. There are 1.5 flights of stairs up to the apartment and no elevator available. Please, please be very considerate of neighbors both upstairs and downstairs - i.e. please remove heels when walking around the apartment, no zumba dancing, etc. :)

This house is NOT appropriate for large parties.

This house is not child-proofed - there are floor plants and small objects at low-lying levels, etc.

Also, no pets please due to allergies.

There is no smoking on the premises - including the balcony. Have a nice walk around the neighborhood :)

Please just leave everything as you found it. Don't forget to turn everything off, close the windows and turn the heat or a/c down before you leave. It's all about the Golden Rule...


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Availability
21 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews


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Sarah User Profile
August 2016
Kelly's apartment is even better than the pictures suggest! It was clean, quiet, spacious and comfortable, it really did feel like a home away from home. The bed was so comfortable and the kitchen had absolutely everything you could wish for. The neighbourhood was very leafy and safe, and a quick walk into Harvard Square and to locals shops for supplies, or a short uber/train ride into downtown. Kelly was extremely friendly and responsive to messages, and when we had a maintenance issue she got it sorted at lightening speed. Check in and check out was quick and easy, the only thing I didn't like was having to leave! I would not hesitate to stay here again if I ever return to Boston - thank you Kelly!

Sally User Profile
July 2016
The apartment is listed as described. Had a great time with my colleague staying here for 2 weeks. Great place to stay in the spring/summer because it is about a .8 mile walk to the T. Kelly was responsive and nice. Would stay here again!

Christy User Profile
May 2016
Kelly was an attentive host and very responsive - she is clearly invested in making a stay at her great place exceptional. We ran into a few minor maintenance issues along the way and Kelly worked immediately to address them. This is a cozy place with a great kitchen stocked with all the essentials to cook a great meal to be enjoyed on the balcony.

Candace User Profile
April 2016
We met Kelly beforehand and she gave us a complete tour, made us feel most welcome. The neighborhood was lively, great shops, restaurants and a very popular jazz bar right around the corner...easy walking distance to Harvard Square and public transport, the T

Rebecca User Profile
May 2013
We were in town for a week conference and it was wonderful to have a home to come back to after several intense days. Kelly's apartment is in a lovely quiet location and had all the conveniences of being at home. The apartment was spacious, spotless and welcoming. Kelly was a fantastic communicator and left instructions that were comprehensive and easy to follow. I would definitely choose to stay here again and highly recommend the apartment.

Ted User Profile
April 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Kelly was pleasant, prompt and more than helpful. The condo was quiet, comfortable and well appointed. Everything a budding chef could hope for in a kitchen. And the view of the "tot-lot" from the dining room table was a bonus, delightful. My son has three more years at Tufts and we feel that we have found our home away from home.

Anne User Profile
April 2013
My friend and I were in town to attend a conference and wanted to avoid the hotel scene. Kelly's apartment was the perfect alternative. It's located in a charming, quiet neighborhood in Cambridge, close to lots of restaurants. The apt was clean and well equipped with everything we could have wanted, including an updated kitchen, comfortable beds and 2 beautifully renovated bathrooms. Thanks to Kelly's on-street parking pass we were able to park right in front of the apt most days. Kelly's instructions were perfect and she was in touch with us several times to make sure all went well. I would definitely recommend this place!

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Mid-Cambridge, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in January 2010
Kelly User Profile

I travel a lot for work and pleasure, mostly around the US and in Europe, but have made Boston my home for the last 10 years. I love to cook for myself and friends (and finally have a great kitchen for doing so!) and appreciate the value of a cozy, comforting home base when I'm here. I hope others can enjoy it when I'm not!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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