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Fabulous 1700 Sq.ft 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Completely Renovated Home

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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

This beautiful attached single family home is new on the market. 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).

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Gallagher
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016

About John Gallagher

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 Gallagher purchased this house in 2007

Why John Gallagher 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.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Fabulous 1700 Sq.ft 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Completely Renovated Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great Home! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while in Boston for my sons wedding and loved everything about the home! Comfortable beds, kitchen with anything you could possible need, great deck off back and parking right next to the house!! We had 5 adults stay for two nights with an additional 3 adults for the other two nights and there was plenty of room. Three full baths was an added bonus stocked with plenty of towels and even blow dryers. The owner was very responsive and went out of his way to be sure all questions were answered. This was my first VRBO rental and what a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic house for a large family gathering at 15 Union Street.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house in leafy Cambridge, Boston was perfect for our family gathering. It was spacious and extremely well equipped for us (8 adults) . The kitchen had loads of everything and all the three bedrooms and three bathrooms were well supplied with linen and towels. The additional sofa bed was very comfortable. A huge BBQ and decking at the back of the House was another bonus. The area felt very safe. The house has space for two cars off street parking, another one if you parked in front of the other cars. It's perfectly located within fifteen -twenty minutes walk of the T at Kendall and from there all downtown Boston is easily and quickly reached. It's near MIT and five minutes drive from Harvard. There's loads of nice places to eat at Kendall square and along Massachusetts Ave. The owner responded very quickly to our queries. I highly recommend this house for large groups and those who want easy access to downtown Boston.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pre-wedding stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home in mid-June as we prepared for our daughter's wedding. Our group included four adults and three young children. The location was perfect! Within walking distance to the Charles R, MIT and our daughter's apt in Cambridge. We enjoyed the walking and seeing the neighborhood. The home is as described. We appreciated the cleanliness, the well supplied kitchen, the deck and the parking space! The owner sent an email when we arrived to make sure everything was ok. Nice touch! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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After wedding retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were returning from a wedding in Maine and with a family of 5 adults and 3 children and needed a place both close to the city and not to far from our newly wed son in Somerville.

This property was ideal and the standard of the facility available was as described and met our every need. It was comfortable and clean with plenty of well maintained appliances for the adults and spacious engough for our three grandchildren to play safely. A good walk to the T was only made strenuous due to the high temperatures experience during our stay.

We can not recommend this property highly enough and hope we have the opertunity to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 in our group ranging in age from 64 down to 20. Everybody loved this house! There was room for all of use, although as always, the youngest had to rough it a little on the pull out couch. But they were still comfortable. There is enough room in the house that there was space for tv watching and at the same time a separate place for cards and board games. The whole house is well stocked with everyday essentials and was VERY clean - so important to everyone looking into this type of rental. Great neighborhood. We walked into Harvard Square. We have family in the area and hope to stay here again for another family get together in the future. Thanks to the owners of this property for a great Thanksgiving family reunion.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location for sightseeing in Boston

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 adults in our group and we found this the perfect place to stay for our Boston sightseeing. The house was well equipped and plenty of room to unwind after a busy day. Lots of restaurants nearby and a short walk to the subway or buses to get into Boston. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MTA Red line
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Area IV House Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Refundable damage deposit $250

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Area IV House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

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