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5 Bedroom House w/2.5 bath, w/Garage, 4 block walk to RedlineT at Central Square

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

15 minute walk to Harvard Square, 5 minute walk to Central Square. Tons of thin

If you're looking for a location that's incredibly close to Boston and right in the heart of Cambridge close to both Harvard and MIT, this is it! With 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this charming, colonial New England house can accommodate you and your family [or friends] so you can enjoy your vacation together without having to book several hotel rooms. If you have young kids, we have a high chair and a pack-n-play and can supply other baby items if needed. The interior, while updated, painted recently, and modernized with all new appliances and new bathroom fixtures, features charming woodwork from the 1800's.

As for location - it just can't be beat. We would say there is no better spot to be in Cambridge - which is why we bought this house! It is between Harvard and MIT, both walkable within 10 minutes in either direction. 4 blocks away is Central Square with lots of restaurants and the subway. The Central Square subway stop is a 10 minute ride into the heart of Boston. SO EASY. Walk 10 minutes in the other direction and you'll be in Harvard Square. Walk 5 minutes in another direction and you'll be along the Charles River and in another 5 minutes across the bridge right at Harvard Business School.

Once you arrive to this house, you really won't even need a car. If you do have a car, we have one garage space on the property. If you do take a cab into Boston, it's about a mile away which is easily walkable too.

**Please note - if you are looking for a space and it's not listed in the weeks shown available, please email me and it might be available to you depending on schedule. We try to update the calendar, but things change quickly, so do enquire! Thanks!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About The Owner

My family and I are avid travel enthusiasts and have often rented other people's homes, which has made it so much more enjoyable to see the area as a family. When you have kids or are traveling with parents, sometimes it's easier to be in a house than a hotel, and we hope our home will enable you to do the same, all while enjoying the best this spectacular city and region has to offer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Boston

We have lived in Cambridge for 13 years and have lived in various parts of the city. We chose this location because of its amazing walkability and proximity to the Charles River and quick access to Boston. There is so much to do, and we seldom use a car. It's very rare to find a single family detached house in this urban-yet-leafy-and-quiet part of Cambridge.

What makes this house unique

You'll have the amazing opportunity to stay in a single family house in the middle of the city, yet sleep with the windows open and hear nothing but the birds. We are still amazed at how quiet it is, but in 5 minute walk and you're and you'll be at some incredible restaurants, bars, WholeFoods, subway stop, etc. The spot can't be beat. OR, if you just want to stay in [or out!], we have a patio/table that seats 10.


Riverside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , This half bath is en suite to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are brand new and pristine. 4 full baths with tubs/showers, and powder room on main floor. 1 bathroom on each floor including finished basement. Extra bathroom on 2nd floor [Master]
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Pack n' play available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Features air conditioner and en suite half-bath:
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , air conditioner
  • All bedrooms have AC window units and some have ceiling fans. All rooms have heat.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Experience a house with classic New England charm, but updated features! Original woodwork from the 1800's. Freshly painted and all new appliances, new bath fixtures, etc.


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5 Bedroom House w/2.5 bath, w/Garage, 4 block walk to RedlineT at Central Square
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Location, location, location, perfect for getting around Boston area.

  • 5 of 5

Front porch was a great gathering place to have a drink and watch everyone going to work while we are on vacation. Worked great for the 10 adults staying together, plenty of hot water for showers. This is an old house that is part of Bostons culture. Would recommend this house to anyone going to Boston.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very convenient and well kept. Worked very well for our group.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. We used this for a three-day, residential meeting for a small group, and it worked very well. Great to be able to cook some of our own meals. Owners were very obliging. The natural light is limited so we would have liked more lighting options and some updated furniture in the living room.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Good space for family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Ten Western (California, Colorado, Arizona) family members wanted to be together for an August wedding in Boston. This home provided the right number of bedrooms (5), usable family space (good kitchen, adequate living room, and dining room that would accommodate all), and a very convenient location--a short walk to the "T," to many restaurants, and to one truly great ice creamery (Toscannini's). The house was clean, and the neighborhood was safe and fairly quiet, considering it is on an important street. Because the weather was hot, we all used our room air-conditioners, which made rooms comfortable AND dimmed any street noise. Garage, which would accommodate a small SUV, is another plus in this hard-to-park neighborhood. The house made possible a wonderful family reunion. We feel lucky to have found and been able to rent it.

Geezer alert: Five of our number are senior citizens. The oldest couple had the first-floor bedroom, attached conveniently to a half-bath. One full bath is next to the kitchen on the first floor. The second full bathroom is on the second floor--with the four other bedrooms. The younger occupants of the second-floor bedrooms were willing to traipse downstairs to use the bath on the first floor. The stairs are quite steep, the handrail stops short of the bottom step, and there are also some odd floor shifts in the second-floor hallway, potentially dangerous to the less sure-footed. The arrangement of rooms on the second floor is "charmingly weird," in the words of the youngest family member--a stairway that seems to go nowhere, an outside window looking into the house. In the rather eerie basement are a good washer and dryer.

Reed, the property manager, was very cooperative in our dealings with him.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Comfortable and functional large home good for a family or group!

  • 4 of 5

Cute older home with 5 bedrooms worked well for a group of 5 adults. Nice neighborhood location near transit and only a mile from Harvard. Nice responsive owners. Thanks for a good stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Multi Generational Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Boston was for a group of 10 ranging in age from 10 to 64 and this house was perfect! Lots of space for everyone to sleep, plenty of bathroom space for getting ready, and location was excellent (only 2 blocks to redline subway)! We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.45 Miles
BOS Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Plough and Stars
Nearest Ferry
4.35 Miles
Boston Harbor Ferry
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Central Square Subway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Au Bon Pain
Nearest Beach
9.06 Miles
Revere Beach
Car: not necessary

15 minute walk to Harvard Square, 5 minute walk to Central Square. Tons of things to do from bike riding to museums within walking distance from this property. Boston is just minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Riverside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
University Move-in
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Head of the Charles
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

In general, we do not accept pets, but occasionally we may accept a group with a small, quiet dog. Pet-acceptance is individually determined. A $300 pet-deposit fee is required and refunded, pending damages/extra clean up [such as ruined furniture, extra pet hair/waste cleanup needed inside or dog poop found in yard].

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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