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Quiet 1 Bedroom Apartment Steps From Harvard Square, MIT and Charles River

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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Mid-Cambridge Condo Rental Photos and Description

Perfect City Dwelling: Relax And Enjoy All That Cambridge And Boston Can Offer

Charming newly renovated furnished 1 bedroom apt with full bathroom with tub, fully equipped kitchen, queen size bed for two in bedroom, and large living room with plenty of light, large closet, and pull out queen sleeper sofa to accommodate up to two additional people upon request (additional fees apply). Tasteful furnishings throughout. Fully appointed with fresh linens / flat screen TV / cable & internet.

Apt is in a well maintained, typical Cantabrigian red brick 4-story historical building. Very quiet building and friendly neighbors. Not wheelchair accessible. Apartment is on 3rd floor. NO ELEVATOR. Suitable for individuals who can handle stairs and carrying luggage without discomfort. We CANNOT assist with carrying luggage.

Easy on street parking with optional parking permit for $10/day upon request (payable upon arrival). Laundry machines available in building basement. $1 per wash and $1 for drying (use quarters only). Cleaning service for an additional fee may be arranged upon request. Please inquire at booking. If other services are needed, please inquire. We may be able to accommodate your request.

House regulations: Sorry, absolutely no smoking and no parties. Children sleeping in a regular bed incur the additional guest fee (see fee schedule). Small children not requiring a bed are not subject to a guest fee (please inquire at booking). Apt. is not equipped with a crib, so please inquire at booking. At owner's discretion, small pets may be allowed (please inquire at booking; a pet fee applies). No extra guests allowed without permission. Building regulations as posted in the building apply (quiet time, pet, and non-smoking regulations).

SEPTEMBER 2015 SPECIAL: book the entire month of September at a special rate of $2,200 inclusive of 2 house cleanings!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Doriana Chialant
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian, some spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Doriana Chialant

This suite was my first home in Cambridge: I loved the neighborhood, the building, the space and our life here so much, I could not let go of it when I upgraded to a bigger unit. I have lived in other countries and cities, but find that Cambridge gives me the right balance of architecture, city living, easy country and beach access, outdoor activities, river walks and tree-lined streets and peaceful ponds.

Doriana Chialant purchased this condo in 1999

Why Doriana Chialant chose Boston

SEPTEMBER 2015 SPECIAL: book the entire month of September at a special rate of $2,200 inclusive of 2 house cleanings!


Enjoy all that Cambridge can offer (just about anything you can think of) without worrying about how to get there or having to carry anything with you: you can always stop by home for a few minutes of relaxation, have a meal delivered to you, use your own facilities.... and then hop back into the swing of New England living. Or rent a bike or a car by the hour to get a bit further out to reach downtown Boston, ski resorts, beaches, the Cape, the Berkshires....

What makes this condo unique

It is the perfect size for a peaceful get away in the heart of the city. I also love the unit's simple lines, large original windows, high ceilings, original molding, original wood floors and preserved space proportions. The building is usually very quiet and the residents tend to have a laid back and friendly attitude.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Quiet 1 Bedroom Apartment Steps From Harvard Square, MIT and Charles River
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Convenient location

  • 4 of 5

This is one of my favorite areas to stay when in Cambridge. Very short walk to a bus stop on Mass Ave which can take you to the T (Central or Harvard) if you don't want to walk the 5-10 minutes. The apartment is very clean, comfortable and spacious. The hardwood floors are really nice, having a small table to eat or work is great, the couch is serviceable, and the bed is quite comfy. The window AC unit works well to cool the apartment down fairly quickly and the fans help circulate the air (which is good because it gets hot on the third floor in the summer!). There are a few things that prevented me from giving this a 5-star rating. First, the bed pillows are really flat, such that you need to use both to equal 1. There were also no washcloths provided and the towels were pretty thin. Also, the shower definitely makes you feel claustrophobic as there are clear curtains on both sides and they kind of suck in towards you when the shower is running. A curved curtain rod would really help here along with a weighted shower curtain. Despite these small things, I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in an excellent location and was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice. The apartment is at walking distance from Harvard and MIT. We even walked to and from the Boston Common! The apartment was clean and Doriana was most welcoming. It was a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this wonderful apartment. The location is absolutely perfect if you are touring Harvard or MIT. Our host, Doriana, was delightful. She was available to answer every question before and during our stay. She was so kind when we first met that she walked us to Harvard! You do not need a car if you are touring any of the local colleges. The apartment is spotless and perfect for a 3 night stay or a 3 month stay. We would absolutely stay here again and hope to have that opportunity in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you! You are very kind. I'd love to see you again in the future!
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Great location and pleasant to live in

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spotless, the block quiet, and all amenities were functional.

There is lots of lighting and the air conditioner did the job splendidly for the three days when the outside temperature was particularly hot.

The kitchen is well equipped and well stocked with tea, coffee and basic seasonings, as well as dish soap, sponges and drying clothes.

The bedroom is very comfortable, with an en-suite bathroom.

We chose this apartment based on past experiences of the neighborhood and the fact that we don't drive, so all things necessary are evidently available at walking distance.

Doriana met us at the apartment and explained us all we needed to know, which wasn't much, and instruction sheets with the important information (regarding garbage, recycling, cleaning, etc.) were posted at strategic places.

We would definitely rent this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your visit and certainly hope to see you again in the future.
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Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place to stay for two weeks over the summer while doing an executive education program at the school of education and the apartment was perfect. A short walk to campus, close to everything on the square, clean and tidy, this apartment made for a wonderful visit to the city.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Harvard Square
Head Of The Charles Regatta
Harvard Yard
Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Logan Internat. (BOS) 122 Harborside Dr. Boston
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
several coffees and bars on Mass Avenue & Squares
Nearest Train
3.9 Miles
Amtrak-Boston South Station, 2 South Sta. Boston
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mass Turnpike, Route 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
many restaurants along Mass Av
Car: not necessary

This location is truly in Mid-Cambridge. The apt is between Harvard and Central Squares and minutes from Harvard and MIT, and the respective red-line subway stations. Cambridge Hospital and Inman Square within walking distance. MGH hospital and downtown Boston are about a 10 minute subway ride. The Charles River is around the corner with excellent access during the Regatta. Bus stations, restaurants, movie theaters, museums, cafes, gyms, grocery stores, and much more, abound in the neighborhood. Wonderful neighborhood for walking with tree lined cobblestone streets with Victorian mansions and classic red brick building and the lovely gardens of Harvard Campus, No need for a car, but if you want to take a trip elsewhere, ZipCar parking locations are also just minutes away. Logan airport accessible by car or by subway.


Rates & Availability

Mid-Cambridge Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Head Of The Charles Regatta
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Promotion
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
March madness
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Boston Marathon
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
May 10 2017 - Jun 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Administrative Fee $40
Pet Fee $250

Rates/Availability subject to change until confirmed. Bookings subject to building policies. No persons other than registered guests allowed; we are not responsible or liable for anybody on the premises without our permission. No parties or special events. Check in is after 2 PM, check out is before 11 AM. Long-term renters, children; small pets with permission: special conditions apply.

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Mid-Cambridge Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • full bathroom with full size tub with shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom with queen bed for two guests, chest of drawers. Pull out sofa in living room sleeps two additional guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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