|Minimum Stay||2 - 90 nights|
Newly renovated upscale one bedroom private apartment on first floor in an owner occupied Central Square Cambridge 2 family house - vibrant urban neighborhood steps away from the T, cafes, shops, live theater and music, and Zagat-rated restaurants. Walk 10 minutes to MIT or 20 minutes to Harvard or take the T and be in Harvard Square in 2 minutes. Bring your significant other and enjoy cooking in a fully stocked kitchen or dining out.
Rated by walkscore as a Walker's & Biker's Paradise with Excellent Transit, it is a perfect location for the car-free traveller!
Designed by a LEED-certified architect with an eye for natural light and an award-winning lighting designer. PaperStone countertops, custom-built cabinets, wood floors throughout, a Liebherr fridge, and a gorgeous granite vanity are just some of the touches that welcome you home.
Fully equipped kitchen, queen-sized bed, washer/dryer & free high caliber Wifi. Cot available upon request.
Another Boston area designer landscaped a magical green garden in spring 2013, completing the creation of what visitors have called 'a little piece of heaven' in the middle of the city.
Parking options include metered parking, local garages, or, with a deposit, a 3-day temporary guest parking permit for on-street resident parking. Truly, a car is really unnecessary.
The owners, Bill and Carolyn, paid a lot of attention to detail as they created a modern oasis in the middle of bustling Central Square, Cambridge. The apartment is located on the first floor of their newly renovated home.
Just a block away from top-rated restaurants, including Craigie on Main, Salts, Chi Chi's and Central Kitchen. Also, a block away is the Central Square Theater, home to The Underground Railway Theater and The Nora Theatre Company. The Middle East is renowned for their live music entertainment.
4 grocery stores within a couple of blocks. And, of course, there are the two world-class universities - MIT and Harvard - both within walking distance or one short subway stop away.
Check out our reviews. 90% of our tenants have given us a review and many of them capture what we love most about the apartment, our tenants and Cambridge.
My name is Carolyn and my husband, Bill, and I will be here to greet you and give you the keys to the apartment when you arrive. Starting in 2010, we spent 3 years working with an architect, lighting designer, contractor and landscape designer to re-envision our home and to create an apartment on our first floor. Our home, our apartment and the garden have turned out to be delightful retreats in the middle of a bustling city environment. One of the many joys of this location is that we can walk to M.I.T. where we both work in the IT department.
Carolyn Fuller purchased this apartment in 1984
Bill has lived in this home since he was a student at MIT. Several years later, I joined him and together we purchased it in 1984, the year our son was born. We love Central Square for it's rich weave of diversity and culture, restaurants and nightlife, education and the creative and whimsical local merchants!
Walkable, bikable or public transit to everything! Vibrant city activity all around and yet, in the garden you are within a little magic garden oasis.
Dear Carolyn & Bill,
We had wonderful three weeks here. This is a nice and neat house with a lot of convenient stores around. We definitely would like to come back again in the future. Thank you for everything you have done for us.
My husband and I stayed in the apartment for 11 days while our son was finishing up the Berklee Five-Week program and I could not have been more pleased. The apartment was cozy without feeling cramped, and it had everything we needed, including for cooking. The lack of a TV was not an issue, since we used the fast wifi for streaming services. The shower took a little bit of figuring out on the first day but as long as the water is on full blast it heats up right away. And the air conditioner was fantastic on some of Boston's most muggy and miserable days. The bed was super comfortable, and there was ample space for storing clothes.
As other people have noted, the owners of the property are friendly and hospitable; the apartment had fresh flowers and chocolate bars when we arrived, and being able to use the house's laundry facilities meant that we could stay as long as we did just using carry-on luggage. The apartment is incredibly centrally located, just a block off Mass Ave, so the Number 1 Bus and the T are within easy reach. We also loved H-Mart, the nearby Asian grocery store that is a two-minute walk away, and were in there at least once a day.
The one thing I would recommend to people contemplating a stay here is: bring some foam earplugs. The place can be a little bit loud on the weekend depending on what is going on in the surrounding area. There is a parking lot that abuts the property in the back and one night some teenagers were having a rap battle with amplified music! But once I put in earplugs I couldn't hear a thing.
We had a comfortable stay in Cambridge in July. Our top 3 reasons to recommend:
1. The quiet air conditioning- what a relief in the heat wave !
2. Close to everywhere- walk to stores and MBTA. Enjoy the river, icecream, weekly farmers market.
3. The thoughtfully designed spaces in and around the apartment - it is great that such a compact place can hold so much stuff.
My wife, infant son, and I stayed at this location for several days. The apartment was very nice --- it was clean, well-kept up, had all the kitchen items we needed, well-lit, air-conditioned, etc. The owners (who are extremely friendly) even had chocolate bars for us!
The location is also great, we were within walking distance of many restaurants, stores, and public transportation. It really was ideal in terms of placement in Cambridge.
The only very minor thing: the shower is a bit tricky to get into without getting a little water on the floor. But really, this isn't a big deal and I only mention it as a point of possible improvement.
So if you're heading to Boston, I highly recommend staying at this location. We would stay there again without reservation.
We stayed 5 nights while visiting our daughter and son in law who love a few blocks away. There are few hotels in the area and they are very
expensive so this was the most reasonable option. The apartment is modern, clean and comfortable. Carolyn is a great hostess and we were
very comfortable and happy during our stay. We would recommend this property, particularly if you are looking to stay in this area.
Excellently located near Central T and Bus #1 stops, easy walking distance to Harvard Yard, Star and H-Mart groceries, restaurants and shops. Getting to and from the airport, the art museums, Haymarket, and other places is very easy. Three closets, many hangers, dresser, bed tables, small shower, iron and board, nicely equipped kitchen with dishwasher, lots of pots & pans, & shared washer/dryer, large fridge, 4-burner range with oven, microwave, disposal, knives with sharpener!, enough flatware and dishes that we had friends over for dinner, good lighting, excellent wifi. Supplies included soaps, dishwasher pellets, teas, coffee, flour, sugar, chocolates on the pillows, 4 large & 1 small towel. Except for Saturday night with Mass Ave bars and a parking lot brawl, very quiet and certainly very safe. 4.5 rating because it is missing a few things we like -- luggage racks, tops to fry pans, cloth napkins, more serving pieces & microwavable dishes. However, if only based on what we heard about dorm accommodations, we are very happy we stayed here. The space, amenities, and location are terrific. This is one of our best VRBO rentals out of many. Book early and you won't regret your stay!
A very nice apartment just steps from the red line. The apartment was very well equipped and the hosts were most helpful.
The location just off Mass. Ave is a little noisy when the bars shut down.
Vibrant urban neighborhood steps away from transit system, cafes, shops, 5 star restaurants, live theater and music. A 10 min walk to MIT and a 20 min walk to Harvard or one subway stop to each.
There is a one time cleaning fee of $70 if staying less than 3 months. Otherwise, monthly cleaning service is provided free of charge.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.