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Charming Harvard Square Studio

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

PLEASE NOTE: THE ELEVATOR IN THE BUILDING IS UNDER REPAIR AND MOST LIKELY WILL NOT BE WORKING UNTIL FALL 2017. THE STUDIO IS ON THE 4TH FLOOR.

A comfortable, restful little retreat, a few steps from Harvard Square, Harvard Law School, Lesley University, and the Longy School of Music. This soothing studio apartment (300 sq ft) is on the top (4th) floor of a prestigious elevator building on a quiet, tree-lined street. The windows look out to trees and, in the distance, ivy-covered brick buildings and the rooftops of Cambridge.

The apartment is comfortably furnished in clean, simple modern style. The kitchen is equipped with a full-sized refrigerator and gas stove and everything you need to prepare meals. There is a glass shower and a large window in the tiled bathroom. For sleeping, there is a space-saving 'Murphy bed' with a sofa in front. When folded up, the studio feels like a cozy sitting room. The queen-sized bed glides down on top of the sofa to create an exceptionally comfortable bedroom.

The building---the residence of Vladimir Nabokov shortly after the publication of Lolita---has a charming entrance and lobby and a lovely private garden in back, perfect for reading in the sun or shade.

Some of Cambridge’s best restaurants and shops are only a few steps away. The subway is an eight-minute walk, and takes you to downtown Boston in 10 minutes. The Charles River, Harvard’s many museums, the American Rep Theater, and several movie theaters are all within easy walking distance. There are washers and dryers off the lobby.

There is a radio and an iPod docking station in the apartment, but no television. There are parking meters on nearby Mass Ave and garages in Harvard Square, but on-street parking in this neighborhood is a challenge for non-residents.

All in all, an excellent alternative to a hotel room for short-term visitors or scholars.

I only accept cash and checks.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About The Owner

I am a novelist and professor (Brandeis University) and live in nearby Porter Square. When I'm in town, I'm happy to help you with any problems you might run into.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why The Owner chose Cambridge

I've tried to keep things simple, clean, and comfortable in the studio. It is an excellent deal for the area.

What makes this condo unique

The location is truly outstanding, especially for anyone who is studying or doing research at Harvard, Harvard Law (it's more or less across the street), Lesley University, or the Longy School of Music. All are steps away.

Amenities

Neighborhood Nine Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Murphy bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Charming Harvard Square Studio
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect home base for our Boston adventure!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely spot! We were close to the Harvard Square "T" stop, and were able to explore Boston during the day, then return to this peaceful, comfortable apartment at night. We had everything we needed- the kitchen was well appointed, the bed comfy, and the bathroom had a lovely shower with plenty of hot water. Stephen was great to deal with. Everything just as described. Thank-you, Stephen!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great spot, easy access to Harvard.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is simple, clean and affordable and in a great place to walk to Harvard Square and the surrounding area. The only thing missing is a TV - for March Madness games!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Well done

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful location and owner who is very responsive to questions and keeping the process moving .

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean and well maintained. An "easy to live in" space. Quick walking access to Harvard Square and the amenities of Mass Ave and Porter Square.

We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We highly recommend this quaint studio.

  • 5 of 5

The studio was quaint , very clean , and warm . The kitchen was well equipped and tidy. The double bed was comfortable and the bathroom

Suprisingly contained my favorite brand of shampoos and shower gel. The location is perfect and walking distance to the remarkable glass flower exhibit and other history and art exhibits. There are great bookstores and architecture to view. Most of all Steve the owner is extremely considerate and caring which was one of the main reasons we settled on this studio. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, tasteful studio, close to Harvard Square

  • 4 of 5

Would rent this place again, though heat in the old building was on the entire time we were there. Made it rather hot at night.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Tim--Glad you had a good stay, and thanks for leaving it so clean and tidy. Sorry about the heat. Individual units in the building do not have thermostats, and with the crazy up and down temps we've been having this fall (high 60's Thursday, snow on Sunday) it's been hard for the manager to get it right.
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Rates & Availability

Neighborhood Nine Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$875
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

To keep rates low, I only accept cash or check. I usually ask for a 150$ deposit to confirm reservations and more for longer stays or heavily requested periods. The balance is due at time of check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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