SHORT WALK TO HARVARD SQUARE / CHARLES RIVER, UP TO 10 PEOPLES

Stanley / Sue

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Stanley / Sue

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english
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SHORT WALK TO HARVARD SQUARE / CHARLES RIVER, UP TO 10 PEOPLES

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Cambridge Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 Units side by side, each with 2 bedrooms, bath, kitchens and living room

PLEASE NOTE THAT : We do not update calendar.

The listing daily rate quot here is for ONE UNIT $180 - $275.

Set in the historic center of Cambridge, this airy, modern apartment is perfect for friends and family looking to explore Harvard and Central square or any of the surrounding areas in Greater Boston. The entire building (2 units) can sleep anywhere from 8-10 people very comfortably.

We have 2 identical condos side by side. Each individual unit can sleep up to 5 people. This is a great property for groups of up to 10 people. ( Please email to us if you need both units )

It's only a brisk 10 minute stroll to Harvard/Central square (MBTA subway access) and a 5 minute walk to Charles River. The Central Square train stop is just 3 stops away from Downtown Boston. Parking spots are available but not necessary for transport within the city.

Each unit has 2 bedrooms. There is also a convertible full size sofa bed in the living room. Features a fully stocked kitchen (microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, etc.) A/C, Heat, Internet and Cable are all provided.

Cleaning fees (one unit) $80

Cleaning fees (two units) $150

$300 refundable deposit for one unit

$500 refundable deposit for both units

Set in the historic center of Cambridge, Harvard and Central Squares are known for their wide variety of ethnic restaurants, churches, bars, and live music and theatre venues. Walk to frozen yogurt and ice cream shops, cafes, restaurants and bars within 5 minutes. The area is great for shopping and strolling and even picnicking, being a stones throw away from Magazine Beach.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stanley / Sue (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english

About Stanley / Sue

Hi, I'm a young professional working in Boston. I am usually traveling so my living area largely goes unused. I love food, fitness, and staying healthy. I frequently take runs along the Charles, which is just a 5 minute walk from my doorstep. Regardless, I welcome you to experience this wonderful city, Cambridge is an incredible neighborhood, a perfect blend of historic and modern ambiance.

Stanley / Sue purchased this townhome in 2012

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

3.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Short walk to Harvard Square / Charles River, up to 10 peoples
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews
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Short walk to Harvard Square / Charles River, up to 10 peoples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3013865
Cambridge Greater Boston
Iowa City, IA
2

Acceptable, but overpriced and oversold.

  • 2 of 5
This was an acceptable property, but was overpriced and features were oversold. Several issues - the most important is that the floor is sagging/slanted significantly in the first floor bedroom. Enough that while sleeping I rolled consistently to the center of the bed and my husband kept thinking he was rolling off! So much of a slant that a cabinet door/refrigerator door wouldn't stay closed. Carpet on the stairs filthy. The house has serious foundation and deferred maintenance issues. The "living room" was tiny - with a futon sofa and TV, in an open area just off of the single, small bathroom. Tub drain was clogged and slow draining - better after we used a plunger on it. Only room for 2 to sit on the sofa and the floor was too grungy to sit there, though we did. Kitchen table was not the one in the photo, but a very small 2-top with drop leaves to make a round 4-top. No real dining room space. Do-able for our week of tourism and getting our son settled in college, but not a comfortable place for our family of 4 adults, who had been apart all summer, to eat, relax and hangout together. It was very convenient to Harvard, and had parking - a critical factor. Should be arranged with the LR on the first floor, and sold as a 3 person - 2 in the upstairs bedroom, and a young child on the futon. Will be back at least twice a year for the next 4 years - will rent earlier, and won't rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The comments regarding the floor are simply not true. Our doors (refrigerator included, all shut perfectly fine.) We wish the guest could have informed us about the dirty carpet and clogged drains, as they are professionally cleaned after every guest, and must have not been done in a satisfactory manner. If we had been contacted about this earlier we would have been happy to rectify the situation. If they were still unhappy with the entire unit we do have additional units in nearby areas that we would be able to put them up in. Worst case, we could have given them a refund, but that would have be decided on a case by case basis. We're always happy to work with travelers to ensure that they have the best stay possible, and I will personally do anything in my power to make that happen.

Please see our other reviews for a more accurate representation of our apartment.

Thanks,
Stan
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Short walk to Harvard Square / Charles River, up to 10 peoples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3013865
Cambridge Greater Boston
4

A nice stay

  • 4 of 5
This is a nice cozy townhouse, located midway between Harvard Square and Central in a nice part of Cambridge. We had a lovely stay, where everything went just as we expected.

Thanks Sue!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Short walk to Harvard Square / Charles River, up to 10 peoples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3013865
Cambridge Greater Boston
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
Perfect. Nicely decorated. Comfortable. Accessible. Great location. We spent 9 days and we had a great time, we felt like at home. Listing is very accurate and pictures reflect the condo exactly. Property was clean and there were no issues. The owner clearly and quickly answered all of my questions.Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Short walk to Harvard Square / Charles River, up to 10 peoples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3013865
Cambridge Greater Boston
4

Great location.

  • 4 of 5
We attended kids graduation in Cambridge in June. We loved the location of the condo. convenient to school and everywhere else. Make it easy for us to help kids move out of school dorm. We have 5 people (3 generations), The layout is just right for us. Sue s very helpful.She provided all the instruction through emails. She also accommodated our need for late check out.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Short walk to Harvard Square / Charles River, up to 10 peoples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3013865
Cambridge Greater Boston
4

good, convenient location

  • 4 of 5
This vacation apartment met our needs perfectly. We were not looking for luxury but rather a clean, comfortable place to accommodate 4 adults for a week. Six adults would be a bit much as there is just 1 small bathroom off the living room. The subway (T) was a brisk 15 – 20 minute walk with grocery stores and restaurants along the way. In mid-September the weather was around 70 most days. The A/C units in the bedrooms were welcomed on the one warmer/humid day. The mattresses and pillows were a bit harder than we are use to. The upstairs living room gets warm so a window fan or floor fan would have been a nice addition. The photos of the kitchen and living room make the rooms look more spacious than they really are.

We rented a car for one day and the parking area was appreciated as there is no parking to be found on the street. A shared washer and dryer are available in the basement (typical old home basement) which came in very handy when cosmetics spilled inside our luggage :-( The kitchen is nicely equipped and even had coffee filters for the coffee maker.

Most of our communication and arrangements were done via e-mail which was no problem (48 hrs or less for replies). The keys were available in a lock box to accommodate our late arrival time. We did not meet or speak with the owners while we were there but we had their phone numbers in case we needed anything.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Short walk to Harvard Square / Charles River, up to 10 peoples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3013865
Cambridge Greater Boston
4

Cambridge homeaway 3013865

  • 4 of 5
This apartment in Cambridge was perfect for our family vacation. It was very quiet and peaceful and in a very safe area. Yet it was close to Harvard and Harvard Square and if you are taking transit it was just blocks from the subway and several convenient bus lines to Boston downtown and to the many other sites that you would want to see. We really had a great time as the apartment was well equipped with cable and Wi-Fi. Perhaps best of all, the owners really took great care of our needs and that made a big difference in the quality of our stay. I recommend this home to anyone, especially families.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Dan!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Plough & Stars
Nearest Ferry
3.7 Miles
Charlestown Navy Yard
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Central Square MBTA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-93
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Plough & Stars
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Magazine Beach
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cambridge Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fees $80
Notes Rates are based on 4 person occupancy on ONE UNIT

Higher rates for Holidays and Special/School events

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed

Cleaning Fees $80 one unit ( $150 both units )

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cambridge Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Each unit with 2 bedrooms ( Queen Size) and sofa bed (Full sized) for 1 person
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Cleaning fees $80 per stay for one unit Cleaning fees $150 for 2 units
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