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Lynne & Paul

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Modern Apartment in Historic Home, Mins from Kendal Sq, MIT, Harvard and Boston.

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed (child/ small adult), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

69 Thorndike is a newly furnished, contemporary 3-room apartment located in historic East Cambridge, Massachusetts, within blocks of 2 subway stops, numerous bus routes, major shopping, the Charles River, and Kendall Square, including: MIT and major technology and pharmaceutical companies such as Google, Microsoft, Genzyme and Forrester Research.

69 Thorndike is just across the Charles River from historic Beacon Hill, the Boston Common, Boston Public Gardens, Newbury Street shopping, and the TD Bank North Boston Garden sports and entertainment arena. Harvard, Central and Inman Squares in Cambridge are within minutes by car, and also convenient by bus or train.

All the amenities of home: This unit offers all the amenities of home: a full, newly re-furbished kitchen with stainless appliances, garbage disposal, washer and dryer; a large bedroom (queen size bed) with new contemporary bathroom; and a study/den with desk, sofa (converts to sleeper suitable for child or small adult), chair and 32' flat screen TV. There is wireless internet connection throughout the apartment, plus off-street parking. This unit overlooks a beautiful garden and is air conditioned.

Luxury environment in historic home: The owners, Lynne and Paul, have outfitted this apartment to create a luxury environment for travelers seeking a comfortable alternative to a downtown or suburban hotel. The apartment is on the second floor of a historic Greek Revival home in East Cambridge. We are just blocks away from some of the best restaurants in the Boston area, including Hungry Mother, East Coast Grille, the Blue Room, and Dante's to name a few. Shopping at the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall is just three blocks down the street.There are several nearby fitness facilities open to the public including Fitcorp, Boston Sports Club, Equilibrium, Cambridge Athletic Club and Gold's Gym.

Please check the calendar for availability and email before calling. Please note that we only advertise on Homeaway and VRBO. If you see this listing on any other site, such as Craigslist, it is not legit.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lynne & Paul (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Lynne & Paul

The owners are long time Cambridge residents. Lynne is an attorney, writes poetry and loves to garden. Paul is a graphic designer and artist. Several pieces of his original artwork are displayed in the house. While this house is new to the rental market, they have been renting a furnished apartment in the same house on Homeaway,com for the past 5 years (property #900649) with over 35 5-star ratings.

Lynne & Paul purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Lynne & Paul chose Boston

Centrally located to take advantage of all that Cambridge and Boston has to offer. Off street parking is available, but you can walk or take the subway to all major attractions. 3 Blocks from the Charles River, wonderful restaurants, and shopping.

What makes this apartment unique

Beautifully appointed apartment with all the comforts of home. You'll have a private entrance and balcony overlooking our beautiful garden and courtyard. Comfortable, cozy, quiet and private.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Modern Apartment in Historic Home, Mins from Kendal Sq, MIT, Harvard and Boston.
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Calgary AB

A little like home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here back in May 2015. I'm sorry I haven't reviewed sooner. Absolutely loved everything about this place. Paul and Lynn were amazing. So friendly and helpful. We had to split our time here and they stored some of our belongings while we went to New York. Everything was clean and felt really like an extension of our own home. Thanks so much. We reminisce often about our amazing time in Cambridge.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind thoughts. We are thrilled you had such a great experience!
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Monticello, Florida

Wonderful Stay in May (2016)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our recent visit to Boston as we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Our stay was made especially enjoyable because of the "home base" we found at 69 Thorndike. The apartment was exactly as advertised, including its convenient location to train and bus stations that allowed us easy access to many points of interest in Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding areas. Paul was a gracious host who met us upon arrival where he shared with us the amenities of the apartment as well as restaurants in the area. Although we did not cook during our 7 night stay, we did enjoy the fully stocked kitchen when we brought home great pizza from Za one evening, made our morning coffee, enjoyed a late afternoon wine and cheese break (wine courtesy of our thoughtful hosts), and indulged in a late night snack of Boston Creme Pie! The apartment offered us a great amount of space and very comfortable furnishings in a beautifully decorated, very clean and well-kept setting. It was a pleasure returning to this welcoming place every evening. We highly recommend a stay at 69 Thorndike; my husband and I look forward to a return visit the next time we are in the Boston area!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to meet the both of you! We were honored that you choose our place for such a momentous occasion. All the best. PK
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Excellent emplacement

  • 5 of 5

Génial! Bien équipé. Très beau quartier. À deux pas du métro et du bus! De quoi bien profiter de Boston!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Jacques . Ce fut un plaisir de vous rencontrer et je l'espère vous voir sur un voyage de retour.
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Cedar Rapids, IA

Comfortable, Convenient, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a little over a week visiting Boston for the Red Sox home opener.. We have normally stayed in Boston, but decided to branch out and stay in Cambridge this time, and we are extremely happy we did. The apartment is extremely comfortable, tastefully updated and clean. While we spent most of our time travelling in Boston and to the Capes, there were days where we just stayed in and spent few hours playing cards. Paul and Lynne did a fantastic job making you feel like you are "home" rather than staying in a hotel.

Location, Location, Location!!! I can not express how much I love the location and convenience of this home. We rented a car for a few days to travel outside of Boston to the Capes/Martha's Vineyard. The off-street parking at the home was a phenomenal benefit for someone who knows how tough and expensive parking can be in a large city. Easy access to the highways were also a plus. We have been coming to Boston for a few years, and we always just pay the 7-day link pass for the T (Subway) and hop on and off all week. With subway station a few blocks away, it made it extremely easy to get into Boston for baseball games, shopping, and restaurants. Short and beautiful walks to a mall, market, restaurants and cafe's in Cambridge as well. (Must try the East Side Bar and Grill!)

Paul & Lynne were kind, fantastic hosts and we enjoyed meeting them. We were out of the apartment so much, that we did not cross paths often, but I definitely plan to make my next stay here as well, and am looking forward to getting to know them a little better.

Thank you Paul and Lynne for a fantastic week.

- Michael & Kelsey

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting the both of you. We're thrilled you enjoyed your vacation and hope to see you on a return trip! Paul & Lynne
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Wonderful location, comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay in this clean apartment with large bedroom and well-equipped eat-in kitchen. Paul is a great host and the apartment is convenient to both green line and red line. Be sure to stop at Tatte bakery for a treat.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for visiting Boston and Cambridge

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, spacious and welcoming apartment, would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit to Cambridge.
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Nearest Airport
5.3 Miles
Logan International Airport
Car: not necessary

Ski: Cambridge is within 1.5 - 3 hrs of numerous ski resorts in western MA, NH, VT and ME, including mt. Sunapee, Waterville Valley, Loon, Killington, and Sugarloaf.


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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Property Damage Protection $59

From $205/nt USD(3 night min)
(Marathon weekend rates: ($400/nt, 3 night minimum)
Cleaning fee & service: There is a one time cleaning fee of $50.00. Security Deposit may apply
Dates Available: Year round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Arefth Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Study Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • Newly refurbished bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Spacious bedroom with queen bed, full chest of drawers and closet. Bathroom is located off the bedroom. There is a separate study with a fold down couch and mattress topper. There is a 32' hi-def television in the studio. Wireless internet is provided free of charge.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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