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Stanley / Sue

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, mandarin

Short walk to Harvard & Central Square / Charles River

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Riverside Townhome Rental Photos and Description

We have 2 Units, each with 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms

PLEASE NOTE THAT : We do not update calendar.

The regular listing daily rate quot here is for ONE UNIT $330

Just finished remodeling on Jan/2016 with new kitchen,bathrooms, floors and furniture

Unit 1 : Pictures 1 to 12

Unit 2 : Pictures 13 to 24

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.

This is two bedrooms unit and can sleep up to 5 people. Email us if more rooms needed ( combined 2 units).

Higher rates apply during Graduations, Head of the Charles Regatta, Holidays ......

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.

This features a fully stocked kitchen (microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, etc.) washer/dryer, A/C, Heat, Internet and Cable are all provided.

Cleaning fees (one unit) $80

$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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stanley / Sue (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, mandarin

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


based on 8 traveler reviews

Short walk to Harvard & Central Square / Charles River
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews

Great location but needs some deep cleaning

  • 3 of 5

I stayed here for 12 days with my husband and two small children, other family members stayed in the next unit. The location was terrific. Very convenient to Harvard Square, restaurants, Whole Foods and parks. However, the carpets were filthy and the bathroom could have been cleaner. The floor of the downstairs bedroom was so slanted that my husband had trouble sleeping as I rolled to the center of the bed and he nearly rolled out of it. The washer and dryer were located in the basement and getting down there was treacherous which meant my older relatives (staying in the next unit) were not able to access the laundry. The basement steps were sloped and there was no handrail. The ceiling was maybe 5 feet high and the floor was earthen and uneven. I think this property is typical of college housing but I had higher expectations.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nice Clean Property in good location

  • 4 of 5

We had a group of eight including 2 toddlers and used both units. We found the units clean and well stocked with the necessary supplies. We stated for 10 days and had no problems with the units. The neighborhood was good and close to stores and sights. The off street parking was well appreciated. I would recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Plough & Stars
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Magazine Beach
Car: not necessary

We have 2 identical units side by side and each unit fit 5 people max. Please let us know if book for both units. Please inform us if require for parking spot.


Rates & Availability

Riverside Townhome Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fees $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Higher rates for Holidays and Special/School events

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Riverside Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Unit 1 : 1st FL Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 1 : 2nd FL Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 2 : 1st FL Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 2 : 2nd FL Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All upgrad and NEW
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Unit 2 : 2nd FL Bedroom - 1 queen
    Unit 1 : 1st FL Bedroom - 1 queen
    Unit 1 : 2nd FL Bedroom - 1 queen
    unit 2 : 1st FL Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Each room with one Queen Size bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Cleaning fees $100 per stay for one unit

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