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Well appointed bedroom and private bath in 1872 home provide privacy and quiet rest
amid all the excitement of Cambridge and Boston--with incredible access to everything.
Why go go out to search for breakfast?
Wake up & follow your nose!

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The Space
Bed type: Real Bed
Property type: House
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)


Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Moderate


House Rules

Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Bed is a standard Queen sized bed. A hairdryer is provided in the room. Drying rack, too

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356 Reviews

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From Vancouver, Canada · June 2015
Response from Joan:

hey thanks Cassie!
Seeing your appreciative review made my day!

June 2015

From Mesa, AZ · June 2015

From Wauwatosa, WI · June 2015
Response from Joan:

I'm glad that that you felt welcomed, slept well, ate well--and that my description matched your experience. Highest praise for a host!

June 2015

From Alajuela, Costa Rica · June 2015
Response from Joan:

Thanks for the effusive praise, Jose!

June 2015

From Mountain View, CA · June 2015

From Bottrop, Germany · June 2015
Response from Joan:

I feel the same about your visit. A treasured memory and a new friendship.

June 2015

From Great Falls, VA · May 2015

About the Host, Joan

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Member since August 2008
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours

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  • Baraka Cafe

    Very intimate romantic! 1 Block from my front door! Zagat rated Excellent Moroccan Tunisian. Tangines,Cous Cous talented chef. authentic Arbaic Coffee, lovely desserts. Cash only. NO Liquor.
    1/2 Pearl St Cambridge MA 02139-4046
  • Andala Coffee House

    A classy, casual Pillow-ey Palestinian Paradise. Great Neighborhood Hang Out. Order Sammys Special Tea, Excellent Toasted bread sandwiches! try Avocado smash, Jeruselem Egg, or Chicken Kalilli
    Franklin Street Cambridge MA 02139
  • Green Street

    Excellent neighborhood gastro pub. (-$$) Food American, high style. Food to please less adventurous palettes and sophisticates. Interesting cocktails, good wine and beer selection!
    Cambridge MA 02139
  • Rangzen Tibet Restaurant

    Truly GREAT Luncheon buffet only $12. Imagine Indian meets Asian flavors. Warm atmosphere, authentic Tibetan. Open for Lunch and dinner. $
    Cambridge MA 02139-4095
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Very Friendly and efficient car rental! They go out of their way to accommodate you! A block and a half from my door.
    River Street Cambridge MA 02139
  • River Gods

    Artsy Neighborhood bar. Small and intimate.
    River Street Cambridge MA 02139-3806
  • Brookline Lunch

    Homey, welcoming, quirky. Always has a line Saturdays and Sundays for brunch. Eclectic menu to please all. Great value.
    Brookline Street Cambridge MA 02139
  • The Dance Complex

    Hear the Talking Drums in Central Square? One of my favorite things about living here! Enter the Dance Complex via a set of big stairs and ask to observe a class. Tango, Ballet, African Dance
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • India Pavilion

    Very good sit down restaurant/ North Indian cuisine. Full Bar.
    Central Square Cambridge MA 02139-3310

    Wanna learn to DJ? Just curious? You will be welcomed. Too Cool for School, DJ School Right here in Central Square!
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Falafel palace

    Pita sandwiches and plates. Inexpensive, ($6-8 ) take out. Great falafel, lamb schwarma, tabouli, open late week nights and later on weekends (3 AM)
    Central Square Cambridge MA 02139
  • Thelonious Monkfish

    Cant make up ur mind?...Bowl of Pho Noodles or rice dish ? Sushi or sashimi? Thelonious Monkfish is for you! Pan-Asian. Cool, Casual vibe. Interesting menu, but too big to choose from! Open for LD
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139-4029
  • Dosa Factory | Shalimar Spice/Grocery Emporium

    Full Indian grocery. In the back is a restaurant where dosas (crepes )are poured onto a griddle and filled with what ever your heart desires! Have a mango Lassi for dessert ! (under $12.)
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub

    Restaurant by day, Hot 20+ Music scene/ alternative at night. Poetry nights. Full bar.Traditional Middle Eastern food: baba ganoush, Ful maddamas, hummus, felafel, etc
    Cambridge MA 02139
  • ZuZu

    Fun, and friendly with various riffs on Middle Eastern- inspired cuisine. Full bar.
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • CVS Pharmacy - Photo

    Central Square is well served by 2 drug stores.
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Central Kitchen

    Full Bar. Swanky - casual. ( pricier, entrees $25 +) Excellent New American cuisine. Highly recommended! $$-$$$
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139-4030
  • Libby's Liquor Market Inc

    One of two liquor stores in Central Square. Directly across the Street: SUPREME Liquors is friendlier and has a better wine selection ( next to Dunkin Donuts )
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Boomerangs

    Killer second hand store! Women and mens clothing, records, books glass and kitchen ware, hand-curated by gay men. What could be better? Wardrobe / house heaven. Proceeds fight AIDS
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Mary Chung Restaurant

    Mary Chugs is a great! ! Cambridges best authentic Chinese in Old School Ambiance, (High backed booths, etc) dishes like whole crispy fish in black bean sauce, spicy long beans, etc. $
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139-4132
  • Harvest Co-Op Markets

    A full service food co-op. Open to the public. Complete grocery items including deli for take out. Bulk aisle; also many gluten free items. Full natural cosmetics and homeopathic products aisle.
    Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139
  • Brick & Mortar

    Sleek and Hidden Actually its right above Central Kitchen Nice cocktails and apps.
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Veggie Galaxy

    Vegetarian (website hidden) has the Best french fries ever! Waitstaff wear all black, have multiple piercings and appear to have stepped out of Central Casting from 1999 punk scene.
    Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139
  • H Mart

    Great meet-up space right at the Central Sq subway! A truly great Parisian style bakery w pastry/ coffee, plus food court (good noodles, Sushi,etc) with a kick-ass grocery store--- All in one! Lively
    Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139
  • Walgreens Drug Store Cambridge

    Medium sized well stocked drug store with prescriptions and all the usual drug store stuff: band aids , tooth paste shower gel, reading glasses stuff as well as basic groceries, milk OJ eggs, etc.
    Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139
  • Shaw's Supermarket

    Large commercial grocery store located on the second floor of the Meridian hotel complex. All the usual big American supermarket stuff-- prepared foods, too.
    Sidney Street Cambridge MA 02139
  • Danger!Awesome

    A truly unique and fun shop to visit. All kinds of imaginative laser cutting 2-3-d printing applied by friendly tech geeks. Stop in to see the possibilities. They welcome the curious!
    Prospect Street Cambridge MA 02139
  • Four Burgers

    A burger for everyone ! 4 burgers: grass- fed beef, salmon, turkey or veggie. Good sweet potato ( and regular) fries. Simple menu=great results! $10.--+ $
    Cambridge MA 02139
  • Rodney's Bookstore

    Hours of good browsing in this multi- level used book store. Not to be missed!
    Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139
  • The Cantab Lounge

    Fun, if a little -rough- around- the- edges. Home of Lil Joe Cook. Blues sit- ins, Celtic music sit-ins (see their schedule for nights)
    Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139-3308
  • Cafe Luna

    Very popular brunch spot on weekends. Full menu / Breakfast and lunch only. Weekends Live jazz (Berklee students.) Salads, Out door seating $-$$
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139-4102
  • Asmara Restaurant

    Good Ethiopian, food. friendly, small, family-run. Bring an appetite! Enjera, a large sour, sponge-y bread under girds many tasty vegetables and meat dishes. Try the honey wine! Tej
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139-3303
  • 1369 Coffeehouse

    Best Coffee in Cambridge, period.
    Massachusets Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Life Alive

    Exceptionally good Vegan (website hidden) Fresh Juices, Highly recommend their signature dish Goddess Bowl with egg Avacado add-ons. Delicious for Ominivores, too! Lunch and Dinner
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139-3303
  • Patty Chen's Dumpling Room

    Homemade dumplings, open late.
    Main St Cambridge MA 02139
  • Toscanini's Ice Cream

    Knock out ice cream made on the premises by Gus Toscanini Great Coffee, too. Voted Best Ice Cream by NY Times (Gus modestly says Its the best ice cream in the world.)
    Main Street Cambridge MA 02139-3512
  • Union Baptist Church

    One of Cambridges Historically Black Churches. Welcoming to any visitor from any where. Choir not to be missed! 10:45-AM 1:00PM Sundays. Service (July 1 - September -10 - 9:45 AM-12:00)
    Main Street Cambridge MA 02139
  • Miracle of Science Bar + Grill

    Beer wine. Cute hip MIT hang out. Excellent soups and sandwiches. Brunch. Perfect casual spot for lunch --or before or after the MIT Museum $
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Craigie On Main

    Arguably the Best Restaurant in Boston, right here in Cambridge. Tony Maws chef owner. Menu: Fresh, farm sourced french Bistro style $$$ Impeccable service. Inspired mixologist at Bar
    Main Street Cambridge MA 02139-3512
  • MIT Museum

    U do not need to be a physicist to love this place! A rare collection of holograms, MIT robotics Lab and Arthur Ganson sculptures A must see! Incredible gift shop for hip/edgy gifts
    Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
  • Trader Joe's

    Fun, cool, tasty groceries. Its Trader Joes!
    Memorial Drive Cambridge MA 02139
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Photo Op in front of The MIT Dome. One of the best quick views of the MIT campus, Stopping there en route to the Charles River for a view of the Boston skyline and a great walk.
    Massachusetts Ave Cambridge Massachusetts 02139
  • Chapel

    Need a quiet place of repose on your journey ? The MIT Chapel a beautiful non denominational space provides a quiet and inspirational place for reflection
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

    Fun anthropology romp. Cooler than cool gift shop
    Divinity Avenue Cambridge MA 02138
  • Museum Of Science Driveway

    A truly world class Science Museum. Also Duck Tours splash into the waters of the Charles from here.
    Museum Of Science Driveway Boston MA 02114

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