Beautiful, Sunny, Big - Cambridge

Apartment - Private room · Springfield Street, Somerville, MA 02143, United States
Your host, Alejandra
32 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Note: Master bedroom now has a proper queen size bed! (very firm, very comfortable Tempurpedic mattress & pillows)

Beautifully appointed flat on 3rd floor of Victorian house located in the heart of Inman Square. Eat-in kitchen, lounge, spacious bathroom, two beautiful bedrooms and plenty of privacy. Plus a balcony that gets all the sun you could dream of. By request, I can rent the whole house and make both rooms available.

Bedroom 1 (master bedroom): Sunny bedroom furnished with queen size bed, huge bay windows and a giant double wardrobe with space cleared for you. Wake up to sun, trees and birds.

Bedroom 2 (guest room): This comfortable room is a well-lit spacious 2nd bedroom furnished with a full size bed (firm mattress), a writing desk and chair. Has large wardrobe, big window, and like the rest of the house, is carefully decorated.

The house is in perfect condition, and is furnished with lots of style and care. Kitchen will be stocked with amenities for you to use - organic teas, olive oil, condiments etc. The apartment has a fantastic office space that you are free to use if I am not working there myself! This is your home away from home.

Half a block from landmark Inman Square, with the best cafes/restaurants in Cambridge/Somerville: 1369, Olecito, The Druid.

A pleasant 15 minute walk to Harvard, 20 minutes to MIT, 15 minutes to Central Square. Bus stops (that will take you to all those places in less than 7 minutes) are literally right outside the house. Please note it is a third-floor walk up (by non-US terms, a second-floor walk up!) - not strenuous, and we will help you with bags etc, but may be a consideration for those with accessibility difficulties, elderly travelers or newly-borns.

Lots of privacy even when I am home.

When I am home, the second bedroom (room 2) is the room you would have. If I am away during the time of your stay, you will have the apartment to yourself and may choose your room! During the times I am away, up to 4 people can stay (two bedrooms, plus double air mattress). When I am home, only 2/3 people can stay (one bedroom, plus double air mattress). Please message me to discuss rates / number of rooms desired, if more than 2 people.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $47 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Alejandra graciously hosted my family for graduation in her beautiful top floor apartment. Our correspondence was easy and pleasant. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • This apartment is the cleanest, cutest, most tastefully decorated place! It was such a pleasure just being there; the space is very clean and even smells like candles! It has a convenient location too, about a 10 minute walk from Harvard and a short taxi ride into downtown Boston. Alejandra too was very communicative (email hidden). Her roommate, Holly, was also wonderful as well and very accommodating! Highly recommend!

    March 2014
  • Incredible apartment in a great neighbourhood with so many incredible restaurants and cafes nearby. From the apartment it's walkable to Harvard, Kendall and Central Squares, so great if you want to see all of Cambridge.
    Alejandra's apartment was really beautiful with an amazing kitchen and living space. Our bedroom was very comfortable, and had plenty of space and privacy. Alejandra was a very friendly host, and really enjoyed her company.

    December 2013
  • Alejandra's place was great! She was a very friendly host and was very welcoming for my quick trip to the Cambridge area. Alejandra provided directions from the airport and welcomed me for my stay. I was provided a private room as shown in the pictures and felt comfortable in her home. The bed was more like a futon, but I slept very well on it. In case one is not able to walk easily, it should be noted that her apartment is on the third floor of the building. Great hostess and very comfortable accommodations.

    December 2013
  • The apartment is very clean, very light and airy. Great parking. Alejandra is a wonderful hostess. It is very close to Inman Square and not too far from Harvard. The bed in the guest room is not so great. In fact I would call it a futon. My wife had some problem sleeping in it (I can sleep on a pickett fence :) ). As Alejandra notes in her description, it is a third floor walk up.

    November 2013
  • Alejandra (email hidden)e apartment is beautifully set up and very clean. She had everything available for us and the kitchen was fully equipped so that we could enjoy a nice meal at home. The location of the apartment is also very ideal and easy to get to. I would definitely recommend her apartment for a stay in Boston/Cambridge.

    November 2013
  • Alejandra was an excellent host: attentive, gracious, and kind. And we found we had a lot in common! The apartment is really lovely, bright, warm, tidy, and clean. And the location, half a block from Inman Square, is central to everything in Cambridge/Somerville, and very accessible to/from Boston.

    November 2013
  • We enjoyed very much our stay in Alejandra’s charming apartment. The space was clean, full of light, and so welcoming! We had everything we needed in our stay. Alejandra was a very gracious host. She was always willing to share with us valuable and interesting insight about the city and the life in Boston. She was also kind and respectful of our space in the apartment. We truly enjoyed her company and appreciate the time she spent with us. It was a great experience overall !

    Disfrutamos mucho nuestra estadía en el apartamento tan encantador de Alejandra. El espacio estaba limpio, lleno de luz y ¡muy acogedor! Alejandra fue una anfitriona muy cortés. Siempre compartió con nosotros información valiosa e interesante sobre la ciudad. Alejandra también fue muy gentil y respetuosa de nuestro espacio en el apartamento. Realmente disfrutamos su compañía y apreciamos el tiempo que pasó con nosotros. Fue una gran experiencia en general.

    November 2013
  • After reading excellent reviews about this accomplished, talented, enterprising Ph D student Alejandro, my husband and I booked and stayed in her apartment for the Columbus Day weekend while attending a wedding in Boston. We agree that the location is well-placed and it is a pretty cosy place to unwind, however we wish for the money charged, she would pay more attention to the cleanliness and hygiene of the place. For starters, our bedromm sheets seemed unchanged from the previous guests. The comforter cover had hideous stains on them which was an immediate turnoff. I was trying not to comment on this, but felt it was best in the interest of future guests to point out this lapse that can be easily remedied. She is otherwise a wonderful, caring host who promptly answers your mail and provides adequate instructions.

    October 2013
    Response from Alejandra:

    I am really sorry to learn you did not have a good experience. (email hidden) with only great reviews and airbnb guest myself many times, I take great care in providing clean comfortable bedding to all my guests. I do apologize for the light paint stains in the duvet cover (result of a lovely 4-year-old using an expensive white duvet as canvas!) which had been used by many of my guests in the past (and which I use myself since it is made of the highest quality organic cotton). It has now been replaced thanks to your constructive review. I am really sorry I wasn't home during your stay to address your concerns on the spot and I truly wish you had mentioned this when we communicated during your stay. I would have immediately recitifed the situation. I care sincerely about my home and this community and I strive to honor both. I do hope you will not be disencouraged from visiting me in the future.
    With best wishes,

    October 2013
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I am a writer and PhD student from South America happily living in Cambridge for the last four years. I spend a lot of time living and working at home, making this spacious and light-filled apartment into a creative safe space for me and people I love and care about to share and enjoy. Since I travel frequently due to research and conferences I thought it would be great if someone else got to enjoy the place I have enjoyed making into a home. So please, enjoy having a beer or glass of wine on the balcony, reading a book curled on the couch, cooking in the lovely kitchen. I prefer to have no preference as to whom I host, but bigotry in general and homophobia in particular are not my cup of tea. Otherwise, I am pretty much open and into most people/things/ideas. Looking forward to meeting you!
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