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

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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

WINTER SPECIAL - from December 15 to January 28 - monthly special: Rent a full month for $2000/m inclusive of all amenities (does not include website booking fees).

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.

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).

More Details

Doriana Chialant
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian, some spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

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 Mid-Cambridge

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.


Mid-Cambridge Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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Quiet 1 Bedroom Apartment Steps From Harvard Square, MIT and Charles River
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews

Great location

  • 3 of 5

We liked the location. The apartment was satisfactory. The only issue was with the parking. The nearest parking garage is half mile away and is kind of expensive. Other than that it was good.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well-equipped base in Cambridge. Cautions for Seniors

  • 4 of 5

We found this apartment to suit our requirements for proximity to Harvard and downtown Cambridge. It was suitable for longer and shorter stays. Quiet milieu as promised. Owner provided thoughtful items such as plentiful towels and well-equipped kitchen, including perishables like coffee and tea. Ample closet space and chests of drawers were especially appreciated. Wifi works well. TV was basic. Bed is a roomy queen; mattress just adequate.

Cautionary notes for seniors are that the building lacks elevator; apartment is located on the third floor. Antique bathtub can be slippery; grab bar would be useful.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 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: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You are very kind. I'd love to see you again in the future!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Administrative Fee $50
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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