3 bdrm, ideal for 6, sleeps 8, second floor apartment - rate starts at 4 persons
- english, spanish, Si es necesario, mi esposa Claudia habla Español.
About Owner/Property Manager
I've worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for almost 30 years, managing the development and installation of telescopes and related equipment around the world. My current project takes me to the Greenland Ice Sheet as we get a 12m radio telescope operating in the Arctic! The objective? To image a black hole! My picture shows off one my VIP guests who visited the telescope this past year! My wife and I bought this home several years ago, after the kids moved out and we decided to move back to the city. After working hard to renovate this 3-family, we started renting the second floor to people like us who need short term rentals and would rather not stay in a hotel.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Somerville
This property is conveniently located just a minute off of I-93 and includes parking spaces. Downtown Boston is within a 10-12 minute drive or you can be headed North to the mountains very easily. Public transportation is all around; bus stops are one street over, the MBTA is less than an 18 minute walk away. Safe! This is a working class, family friendly, safe, area that is just recently getting more college students and Boston commuters. There is a lot of renovation going on in the area due to the escalating home values (check for yourself). Somerville is one of the hottest real estate markets in the US.
What makes this Apartment unique
Parking - free and available in the driveway! Space - plenty of space in this 1200 square foot apartment.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - No smoking on the property.No smoking on the property.
Max guests: 8
- Unregistered Guest Fee: There will be a $50 per night per unregistered guest fee when more than the registered number of guests stay at the apartment.
Clean, well-furnished apartment
We booked this apartment for 2 weeks so we could be with my son while he received medical care in Boston. As it turned out we had to leave before the 2 weeks was up due to COVID-19 shutting down the program he was attending. Tim was extremely kind and accommodating.
The apartment is clean, quiet, and comfortable. It is well furnished with everything you need for a short or a long stay. The neighborhood is safe, but there aren't any really nice restaurants or shops nearby, so you will need a car or will need to use Uber or a taxi.
The hosts are great people and perfect hosts.
Wonderful stay in Boston
Had an a great stay in Somerville. The condo was very spacious and had everything we needed. Tim and Claudia were so amazing and made sure we were well taken care of. They had everything from maps, to transit information waiting for us. We realized the toaster in the morning wasn't working and they replaced it that day.
The place is in a beautiful neighborhood and close to transit that made it easy to get around.
Would recommend and hope to be back!
Thank you Tim and Claudia
It was a pleasure having you as guests and we really appreciate your wonderful review! We certainly hope to see you in the future. Thank you.
We had a brief stay so weren’t able to get familiar with the neighborhood.
The outside of the house is charming. There are quite a few steps which makes getting luggage up and down difficult. The bed in the one bedroom creaks so was an issue for a restful sleep. The linens should be updated as they were worn and seemed to be mismatched. Several lamps didn’t work. The bathroom floor needs a deep clean. It is a roomy unit and has potential to be cozy and comfortable with a few updates.
Yes, as described and shown in pictures, this is a second floor apartment. That should not have come as a surprise. I've reviewed all the lamps to be sure they work. Perhaps you could have simply asked for instruction. We live downstairs and are available to resolve any issues.
Great spot to visit
Thanks, Paul. We think so too!
Great location for access to all the sights
Access to public transportation was easy but if you didn’t want to do that, location made trips using Uber or Lyft were inexpensive. There were four guys in our trip. Two had to share a room, but enough beds made it comfortable. One downside was only having one bathroom, but there was plenty of hot water to go around. If traveling back to the Boston area, I would stay here again.
This location is ideal for exploring Boston. We are located just 2 minutes off of Rt. 93 which means you are within 15 minutes drive of Logan Airport, 12 minutes to Fanueil Hall, downtown Boston, the Science Center, and some of the finest universities in the world and within the Boston/Cambridge area (Harvard, MIT, BU, BC, Tufts, Leslie, etc...the list is amazing). We are also one block off a main bus line and a short bus ride to the MBTA Orange Line (Sullivan Square) or Red Line (Davis Square). Bus 86 runs from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square in 10 minutes (check the MBTA schedule for yourself). You can walk to get food, eat at restaurants, or go shopping. If you are heading to other areas of New England, Rt. 93 takes you North to NH or, south through Boston and onto the Cape. It also takes you to Rt.95 in 15 minutes so that you can head to Maine or along the "128 Corridor".