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ONE FURNISHED BEDROOM AVAILABLE IN CAMBRIDGE (OWNER-OCCUPIED)

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Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english, swedish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2014
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ONE FURNISHED BEDROOM AVAILABLE IN CAMBRIDGE (OWNER-OCCUPIED)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Cambridge House Rental Photos and Description

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 2

One furnished bedroom available for short-term rent in a three-family house (ground-floor) in Cambridge near Central Square between Harvard and MIT.

Owner occupied by myself (PhD Scientist), my husband (MBA/entrepeneur) in our 40's, our baby and Persian cat.

10 minutes walk to Central Square subway (Red Line one stop away from Harvard and MIT) and buses, restaurants etc.

20 minutes walk to Harvard and MIT.

Bus 47 stop is located right outside the house and goes to BU Medical Campus.

10 minutes walk to BU Charles River Campus.

5 min walk to Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market and Rite Aid.

Steps away from Magazine Beach, on the Charles River, features lots of green space, including athletic fields and a playground nearby.

Rent/Night: $145

$30/night per additional guest

50% cancellation fee

Included: Heat, Hot Water, Electricity, Cable, High speed Internet, Laundry/Dryer in basement

Room is available Furnished, Shared Bath, Hardwood Floors, Living Room, Dining Room, Fire place, Kitchen Privileges, Microwave, Private Yard/Porch, Refrigerator, Freezer.

On Street Parking Permit available for a fee

Negotiable Terms availability. Very safe house and area. No smoking or drugs. Pets allowed on a case to case basis.

-No shoes allowed indoors.

-No smoking, drugs or heavy drinking.

-No other people allowed in the apartment other than the confirmed guests.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2014

Why The Owner chose Cambridge

Conveniently located in a residential neighborhood between Harvard and MIT. Short walking distance to public transportation, Charles River, parks, restaurants, pharmacies and grocery stores.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

2.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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One Furnished Bedroom Available In Cambridge (Owner-Occupied)
average rating of 2.6666667 based on 3 reviews
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One Furnished Bedroom Available In Cambridge (Owner-Occupied)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3717953
+1 -6172306496
Cambridge Greater Boston
1

Glorified Crash pad

  • 1 of 5
I arrived late in the evening as communicated to owner and there were no outside lights on for me. Owner showed me to the room which was hot and stuffy (provided fan). There was no lock on the bedroom door, no bedside table or lamp, and a hard mattress to sleep on. When I went into the bathroom in the morning, the floor was wet. My daughter came to pick me up and I forfeited my next night to sleep on her blow-up mattress in her small apt. rather than return to the room I had paid another night for, which was no more than a glorified crash pad, hugely overpriced.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was no mention of discomfort to me at any time during her check-in (which I would have been happy to assist upon).
I awake the next morning to a letter in which she stated that she expected the entire apartment to herself and that it feels to her like she is “crashing” somewhere. In closing, it is hard to satisfy someone that has expectations that are not aligned with the content of the ad. Renting an 1800 sq ft. apartment for $145 a night in this part of Cambridge is simply not realistic; she should have known this considering her daughter rents a 500 sq. ft. apartment for $2100 a month.
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One Furnished Bedroom Available In Cambridge (Owner-Occupied)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3717953
+1 -6172306496
Cambridge Greater Boston
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Shared accommodation not worth it

  • 2 of 5
Be aware this is a “shared accommodation” rental. The description is misleading. It suggests the traveller stays in one apartment of a three family dwelling, but this is not the case. The traveller shares the first floor apartment which includes a small, old bathroom, with the owners, who are nice people by the way. There was an ominous sign when we cautiously entered the room for the first time: two recklessly folded towels and a pair of complimentary earplugs. The room is small, dingy, cramped, poorly lit, and contains cheap furniture. The uncomfortable bed is wedged up against a wall and is nothing more than a futon frame with a box spring and mattress throw on top. There is no bedside table. A fold down couch restricts access to a closet. The window contains no screen. One wall has been patched and primed and awaits a paint job. When I mentioned some of my observations of the property and the obfuscation in their description to the owner Heidi, she simply shrugged and said, “This is Cambridge” as if it was some developing world outpost. We were not happy with the experience but we made the most of our time in Boston. We are runners. so the location near the Charles River was ideal. Moving around the area via public transportation was easy as well.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest scheduled her arrival weeks in advance. She wanted to bring an extra guest which was allowed. She arrives at our establishment with her guest, whom upon learning that we stay in one of the bedrooms, flew into a rage. It was unpleasant to watch a 53 year old man act in such a way, and made the stay extremely uncomfortable for us. He couldn’t fathom how it was possible, and kept ranting about how in Dubrovnik things are so much “better”, and started to criticize everything in the home, as he walked throughout the apartment. Perhaps it would have been easier if he read the ad and or communicated via phone/emails with us to reduce the risk of any misunderstanding – instead of writing a review after the fact on behalf of the account holder. After Tyler calmed down, he demanded that we pull up the VRBO ad. We happily complied, and after he read the ad, which seemed like it was his first time viewing it, he glared at his partner, shook his head, and conceded that it was as described. The description, photos and the ad content were all accurate. He then mentioned Dubrovnik again and how there you can rent a castle for twenty dollars a day, our response was, “yes, well unfortunately this is Cambridge,” i.e., the Cambridge market is not analogous to Dubrovnik pricing. We did suggest that they find other lodgings if they could not make the best of the situation (a room in the vicinity is upwards of $450/night). He demanded to know why lodging is so expensive in this area, and we informed him that nearby hotels charge this because of the location, right between Harvard and MIT, with a two minute walk to the Charles River and with public transportation easily accessible.
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One Furnished Bedroom Available In Cambridge (Owner-Occupied)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3717953
+1 -6172306496
Cambridge Greater Boston
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Cambridge fun

  • 5 of 5
I stayed with Herin while attending a conference at MIT. The room was spacious and neat. The amenities were as advertised. Herin was very accommodating for my late arrival (past 1am) and early departure (around 4am). The neighborhood was nice and the apartment had historic charm.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Cambridge House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Minimum 1 night, maximum 2 weeks.
$25/night for each additional guest.
Cancellation charges will be 50% of total payment.
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Amenities

Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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