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Fabulous 1740 Sq.ft 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Completely Renovated Home

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,740 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Large Bedrooms And 3 Full Baths In The Heart Of Cambridge.

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MY home is a beautiful attached single family home that has been listed on VRBO for more than 4 years with a 5 star rating. Completely renovated and ready for families or couples to share. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances and a large sitting area with a fold out queen size bed. there is a back deck and backyard area. Also, full bath on the first floor. Dining room has table and chairs for 8 people and living room is on the other side of the first floor. The entire house has bamboo floors. On the second floor are two large bedrooms. One has a queen size bed and the other a king size and a futon for one additional person. Full bath with a jet tub and laundry facility on the second floor. The third floor is a bedroom suite with queen size bed and beautiful views. There is a crib, a toddler bed, and a pack and play for families with small children. Best of all, there is parking for 2-4 cars (depending on size and parking skills).


Owner
John J. GallagherJr.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About John J. GallagherJr.

My family lived blocks from the property when I was born. I grew up in the Boston area and went to schools here. This property has been in my family for over 100 years and recently I completely renovated the house. When we are not traveling we live here and love the home and the location.

John J. GallagherJr. purchased this house in 2007

Why John J. GallagherJr. chose Cambridge

The entire Boston area has so much to offer, including sightseeing, sports, beaches, boating, museums, restaurants, bars and fabulous universities. Our home is in the middle of it all. Everything is new: appliances, windows, floors, baths, tankless hot water heater. We have it all!

What makes this house unique

We designed this house with the idea of a large family or several couples being able to stay here comfortably. Everyone has their space. Once you open the front door (after parking your car in the driveway!) you immediately feel at home. Visting children at school? Coming for a big game? Have a family wedding? Need a backyard space? Dishes, pots and pans and lovely appliances are all here for your use too. But the location is the best part of this lovely home. Be one of the first to list with us.

Amenities

Area IV House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All baths have new porcelein tile and tankless hot water
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large new bathroom on second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Top floor retreat has its own bathroom
  • Every detail was thought of in designing the bathrooms. Porcelein tile, double sinks in two of them, jetted tub in one. You will not want to miss
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfortable 4 poster queen bed, television in room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Extremely large bedroom with 3 large windows and television
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Top floor, 3 large windows and own full bath. A nice retrea
    Pull out couch sleeps 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , There is a baby crib, a futon, and a pull out couch.
  • All bedrooms have 3 windows, beautiful beds and linens and a place to get away. All of this in the middle of the city. I have added a queen size fold out couch in a space next to the kitchen and a futon in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Our home is in a neighborhood with trees and sidewalks and yet within easy access of the city of Boston. This is new on the market. It's a 15 minute walk to MIT and the subway station, 1.6 miles to Fenway Park. It's 2 mile walk to Harvard. A hundred steps to the Lord Hobo Restaurant, fifteen minute walk to Whole Foods, and 1.6 mile walk to an inclosed shopping mall with parking.

Reviews

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Fabulous 1740 Sq.ft 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Completely Renovated Home
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
4

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Great location, roomy house, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointingly dirty and noisy

  • 3 of 5

We were looking forward to spending almost 2 weeks in this home with our extended family for our son's wedding. However when we arrived after a long day of driving we found the beds unmade, used sheets on the beds, dirty laundry in the upstairs hall, scummy bathrooms and a dirty kitchen. Apparently the owner did not accurately communicate our arrival date to the lovely woman who cleans for him. She came over at 9:30 at night and helped us: brought clean linens for the beds and wiped down the bathrooms, then came back the next day to complete the cleaning of the house. The shower caddy in one of the bathroom is rusty and fell down on one of our family members. The sinks in 2 of the bathrooms do not drain well. Additionally, the attached unit next door is undergoing renovations so there is hammering and other construction noise in the mornings. This won't be a permanent thing, but it is happening now.

On the positive side, the beds are comfortable, central air conditioning was a plus on some very hot days, and the location is central. Unfortunately our disappointing arrival experience made me anxious to leave this house behind.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Spacious and clean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.

The house met our needs - great location, clean and spacious. Well stocked too!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, homey, and well-equipped. It's in a wonderful walking neighborhood and also close to public transportation. The beds are comfy, the bathrooms are modern and clean, and the kitchen is equipped with everything you could need. There was plenty of hot water, even when all three showers were going at once. Our entire family was able to gather around the big dining room table. I really didn't want to leave! John, the owner, was great about answering any questions we had.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and great house

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy with this house for so many reasons. The location is fantastic if you are wanting to see a Red Sox game or head to Boston. I took my entire family and my parents loved to take walks early in the morning and head to Dunkin Donuts around the corner for breakfast. It was also nice to be able to wash a load of clothes (homeowner provided soap and dryer sheets). The house was so very cozy and had lots of space to relax. We stayed in a few nights and just relaxed and watched movies (homeowner also provides cable and internet). I will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cubs - Red Sox Weekend Away With The Boyz! $12 ride to Fenway

  • 4 of 5

Only reason I didn't give 5 star is the toilets/bathrooms weren't clean from last people (but not a train wreck), tables/counters weren't wiped down in kitchen/FR/ towels were thrown on top of the bed in master and the 2nd floor bath shower needs a little fixing-likely a simple fix - but issue with water pressure due to the tub/shower control nob and a rusty shower caddy. Bathrooms weren't set with towels, floor mats, etc. Grill needs cleaning/service-we were going to BBQ but decided against it - we didn't want to spend our time cleaning it. Fortunately all this wasn't a big issue as it was a "boyz" trip but if my wife would've been there would have started with a bad tone - she'd of cleaned the house. Last negative - next door unit is being remodeled so a couple of us woke up to the sound of hammers & power saws Monday morning. Not the end of the world - kinda created a chuckle among us as we we're all a bit hazy from overindulgence in the Boston nightlife.

NOW FOR THE POSITIVE: Lots of space. I'd say 2 more guys could've stayed provided 2 guys share the master (one of futon & one on bed) and 2 couches we're large and more comfortable than the beds. Master is good size for town house. 3 full baths is great and comfortable deck to go hang outside) - neighborhood is older, clearly revitalizing and safe feeling. The location is perfect distance from Harvard Square and commute to Boston & Fenway. 20 minutes to airport (could be longer if traffic is an issue) 25 minutes to Seaport area. All in all - if you want a good proximity to Boston metro this place is it. There's a lot of close by restaurants - (new BBQ/smokehouse - "The Smoke Shop" 5-6 blocks east - walkable - is the money ball! Great food/drinks/Big Craft beer selection & plenty of indoor/outdoor seating). There isn't a lot of late night grub open (after midnight) - for drunken munchies - but there is an all night IHOP in Harvard Square and a pizza sub joint "Pinocchio's" that's been there forever apparently - that will surely fit a need with pizza slices but my fav was the Italian Sub-open til 1 am - 2 am on weekends.Truly a "joint". All in all this is a great place for a getaway. Don't know it sleeps 12 but if you're with couples I'd say 6. Large family with kids could swing 12 (6 adults (3 couples) - 6 kids). I'd definitely stay again with my family or for a similar event. Boston is great. I'm from Chicago and these people remind me of home. Never met the owner but enjoyed.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MTA Red line
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I93
Car: recommended

We are located in the heart of Cambridge, right across the bridge from Boston. We are surrounded by mit, harvard, mass general, kendall square. Many restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. 15 minute walk to the mta red line. 15 minute drive to logan airport.

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Rates & Availability

Area IV House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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