CAMBRIDGE URBAN OASIS APARTMENT NEAR M.I.T. & HARVARD

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CAMBRIDGE URBAN OASIS APARTMENT NEAR M.I.T. & HARVARD

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2+child)

Newly renovated upscale one bedroom private apartment on first floor in an owner occupied Central Square Cambridge 2 family house - vibrant urban neighborhood steps away from the T, cafes, shops, live theater and music, and Zagat-rated restaurants. Walk 10 minutes to MIT or 20 minutes to Harvard.

Perfect location for the car-free traveller!

Designed by a LEED-certified architect with an eye for natural light and an award-winning lighting designer. PaperStone countertops, custom-built cabinets, wood floors throughout, a Liebherr fridge, and a gorgeous granite vanity are just some of the touches that welcome you home.

Fully equipped kitchen, new queen-sized bed, washer/dryer & free high caliber Wifi. Cot available upon request.

Another Boston area designer landscaped a magical green garden in spring 2013, completing the creation of what visitors have called 'a little piece of heaven' in the middle of the city.

Parking options include metered parking, local garages, or, with a deposit, a 3-day temporary guest parking permit for on-street resident parking. Truly, a car is really unnecessary.

The owners, Bill and Carolyn, paid a lot of attention to detail as they created a modern oasis in the middle of bustling Central Square, Cambridge. The apartment is located on the first floor of their newly renovated home.

Just a block away from top-rated restaurants, including Rendezvous, Craigie on Main, Salts, Chi Chi's and Central Kitchen. Also, a block away is the Central Square Theater, home to The Underground Railway Theater and The Nora Theatre Company. The Middle East is renowned for their live music entertainment.

3 grocery stores within a couple of blocks. And, of course, there are the two world-class universities - MIT and Harvard - both within walking distance or one short subway stop away.

Check out our reviews. 90% of our tenants have given us a review and many of them capture what we love most about the apartment, our tenants and Cambridge.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Carolyn and Bill,



Thank you for making a special graduation celebration even better. We loved the apt. and all the special touches. The yard is amazing.
Jun 2014
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My name is Carolyn and my husband, Bill, and I will be here to greet you and give you the keys to the apartment when you arrive. Starting in 2010, we spent 3 years working with an architect, lighting designer, contractor and landscape designer to re-envision our home and to create an apartment on our first floor. Our home, our apartment and the garden have turned out to be delightful retreats in the middle of a bustling city environment. One of the many joys of this location is that we can walk to M.I.T. where we both work in the IT department.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1984

Bill has lived in this home since he was a student at MIT. Several years later, I joined him and together we purchased it in 1984, the year our son was born. We love Central Square for it's rich weave of diversity and culture, restaurants and nightlife, education and the creative and whimsical local merchants!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406583vb
+617 5761620
Cambridge Greater Boston
Montreal
5

GREAT PLACE AND FRIENDLY OWNER

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Bill and Carolyn for your perfect welcome.
Your appartment is very quiet, well placed and very well fitted out.
A good place to be if you want to stay in Boston.

Olivier Marie and Louise
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Olivier & Marie,

We enjoyed meeting you and your lovely daughter. We hope you visit again soon.
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Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406583vb
+617 5761620
Cambridge Greater Boston
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
5

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for two weeks during an institute at Harvard University. The apartment was everything the website and pictures led me to believe and more. Bill and Carolyn are excellent hosts. They met me when I arrived, helped me carry my stuff inside, made me feel comfortable. They provided a space for me to lock up my bike and helped me with parking my car for the duration of my visit. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, with a fully-equipped kitchen that my wife and I cooked meals in during her long weekend stay with me. Whole Foods is 3 blocks or so away, another large grocery store even closer, a Korean supermarket closer still. All the night life a person would want starts a block away. The Red line T is 2 blocks away and serves as your link to everywhere in Boston proper and the near suburbs, with links to commuter rail further out. Harvard is 1.5 miles west, MIT a few blocks east. Carolyn and Bill provide a ton of information on places to visit, places to eat, and how to get around in Boston without a car (which is really what you want to do even if you drive here--leave the car parked and bike or do public transportation).
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tim, We look forward to your next visit. Safe travels home.
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Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406583vb
+617 5761620
Cambridge Greater Boston
Canada
5

CAMBRIDGE GEM

  • 5 of 5
The only surprise was how close the apartment is to the T station (Boston's subway) and from there, how quickly you can get into Boston etc. A typical trip for me from the apartment to Harvard Square was roughly 10 minutes. MIT is probably closer taking the inbound train.

The pictures are 100% accurate and Carolyn and Bill are terrific hosts. You will hear the occasional noise from upstairs but nothing out of the ordinary and I found it reassuring knowing the owners were in the building.

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Ian, We look forward to having both you and your wife back in the future. Thanks again for your advice and gift! Carolyn & Bill
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Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406583vb
+617 5761620
Cambridge Greater Boston
Cambridge, MA
5

ALL-AROUND AMAZING STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We are a couple who attended MIT and stayed in this apartment for four months during the most recent spring semester. The apartment is perfect in every way: beautiful, well-maintained, conveniently located, and completely furnished. It was the perfect size for us and included everything we could need: kitchenware, linens, on-site laundry, you name it. The owners, Bill and Carolyn, are so helpful and always available. They arrange for a monthly cleaning service, they had the windows professionally cleaned during our stay, and they installed a brand-new A/C unit just before it started getting hot outside! We'll miss having Bill and Carolyn upstairs and visits from their wonderful cat, Isis. We've been so impressed with our stay here and would definitely recommend it to anyone in the future!

-Paul and Jessica
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jessica & Paul, Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. We very much enjoyed your stay with us. We will all miss you, Isis especially!
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Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406583vb
+617 5761620
Cambridge Greater Boston
5

WINTER VISITOR

  • 5 of 5
This place was just what I needed for a January stay -- warm, compact, comfortable, cozy, and incredibly convenient to the liveliest neighborhood in Cambridge and to subway and bus lines. The apartment is modern, clean, and has everything a visitor might need. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. I would certainly hope to get this place again if I return.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back for a visit.
business
Cambridge Urban Oasis Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406583vb
+617 5761620
Cambridge Greater Boston
5

GREAT APARTMENT, GREAT LANDLORDS, GREAT LOCATION IN A GREAT CITY!

  • 5 of 5
We found this apartment to be perfectly designed and located for our 4-month sabbatical in Boston. The living and dining space is very comfortable and well appointed for 2-3 people. The kitchen is fully furnished with high-end appliances and plenty of dishes and cookware so you can take full advantage of the three food markets within a 10 minute walk. A newly landscaped garden area is a lovely escape for warm weather and early morning coffee. Laundry equipment right outside the apartment door is a wonderful convenience. Bill and Carolyn are wonderful people (as well as landlords), always attentive to our needs yet also very respectful of our privacy. They keep all aspects of this property spotlessly clean and in top shape!

Central Square is eclectic and interesting with many excellent eateries, (don't miss Café Luna - we almost did!) as well as an excellent location from which to catch the subway or bus just around the corner. From here you can get to anywhere in Boston and even beyond. We often commuted to the western suburbs to visit our daughter. It is a nice half-hour walk down to the banks of the Charles River in two directions. Parking is difficult though not impossible - but read the signs as they DO tow! In short the property, the location and the landlords made our transition to Boston effortless and great fun!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: John & Sue, We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Cambridge.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.1 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Red Line Stop Central Square
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
1-90
Nearest Beach
10.1 Miles
Tenean Beach Boston
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Middle East
Nearest Ski
50.5 Miles
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Fresh Pond Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
M.I.T.
Nearest Point of Interest
Harvard
Nearest Point of Interest
Central Sq Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Rendezvous
Nearest Point of Interest
Craigie on Main
Nearest Point of Interest
MIT Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Margaret Fuller House
Nearest Point of Interest
Brookline Lunch
Car: not necessary

Vibrant urban neighborhood steps away from transit system, cafes, shops, 4 star restaurants, live theater and music. A 10 min walk to MIT and a 20 min walk to Harvard or one subway stop to each.

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Availability & Rates

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Cambridge Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Semester
Jan 1 2015 - May 31 2015
90 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
MIT Commencement Week
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,120
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Semester
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
122 night minimum stay
$9,600
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.00
Notes There is a one time cleaning fee of $60 which is waived when booking for 3 months or longer. Our Spring Semester is 3 to 5 months between Jan 2015 - May 2015 for $2,400 a month.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Cambridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Custom built vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), A cot that is folded and in the closet is available upon request. Suitable for a child.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • cycling
Notes:
Garden has been described by multiple guests as 'a little piece of heaven in the middle of Cambridge.'
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