4-BR, 2 1/2 BA, Spacious Kitchen, Living Room, Etc., near Harvard Square
Dean and Vida Johnson
- english, russian, yugoslaw, Serbian
About Dean and Vida Johnson
I am a retired environmental/urban planner who now manages several real estate properties. My wife teaches Russian at Tufts University (about 2 miles from our place) and goes to the Moscow Film Festival every year. Our children our grown, we visit them in San Francisco and New Orleans, and we have two grandsons in New Orleans. We ski 25 to 30 days a year in Colorado (mostly Breckenridge) and enjoy travel to see kids and friends. We both graduated from Harvard (Radcliffe at the time for my wife) and have several graduate degrees between us (she has the PhD.) I am actively interested in environmental issues. I worked in water resources management for the Mass General Court in the late 70's and helped to pioneer low flow toilets in MA.
Dean and Vida Johnson purchased this House in 1982
Why Dean and Vida Johnson chose Neighborhood Nine
Three primary reasons: location, location, location. And you can add the comfort of a beautiful Victorian with plenty of space and a beautiful Copper Beech in the back yard.
What makes this House unique
We love the quiet street that we are on and the fact that only two blocks away is the main thoroughfare of Cambridge--Mass Ave.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed staying at this house. I wish there had been some space to put clothes- the closets were all full with owners things. It felt more like staying at a friend’s house than at a house that is rented.
Unfortunately ours is an 1891 Victorian. We removed some of our personal things so there would be room in the closets. Will make more space in the future.
Great renters; left our beach house spic and span!
Wonderful Cambridge rental
Dean and Vida’s house was perfect for our family get together. Three families, from different parts of the country, gathered for a ‘celebration of life’ for my mother-in-law who had passed away. The house accommodated all of us (4 adults; 4 children) very well. The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms comfortable, and there was space for us to gather around the dining table or on the outside porch for meals and socializing. The younger children will have great memories of playing in the yard, and trying to sneak up on the wild rabbits that inhabit the area.
Dean is a very friendly and gracious host. We enjoyed talking to him about the house, the neighbourhood and Cambridge. Highly recommended.
Lovely home, lovely owners
This house worked well for a three-day residential meeting of our small working group. It has everything you would need and is in a great location convenient to public transportation and shops.
We were at the home for a family event in the area near by so the location was great. However, I did feel like I was staying with "family" with the host on location for the almost entire stay. This was new to our family having stayed at other VRBO over the last 15 years.
He was a excellent host, just not what we were used too with the host.
I'm sorry if our presence in our basement apartment was off-putting. Cambridge short-term rental regulations only allow rental of houses in which the owner(s) reside. Usually we depart to our beach house, an hour away, but at this time I was absorbed with doing taxes and could not get away;
Very enjoyable experience.
Great house. Vida & Dean Johnson are super Owners. Made us felt welcomed. Even had us a glass of wine upon arrival & Dean brought our bags in from our taxi. Gave us tour of the home & info on ways to get around Boston & recommended restaurants.Highly recommend this rental.
These four southern ladies were dream renters--very easy on the house and left it immaculate. The full expression of Southern Hospitality! Would be happy to have them back;
We are on Avon Hill, just in back of Radcliffe, approximately midway between Harvard Square and Porter Square on the Red Line. It's just under one mile to Harvard Yard via Massachusetts Avenue, past many bars and restaurants and the Cambridge Common and a couple of blocks from Leslie University.