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This is a cozy bedroom in a SHARED 2 bedroom apt (common/shared: kitchen, bathroom + deck) on the 3rd floor of a victorian house in Harvard Sq. The room has a queen bed, desk, closet, dresser, chair with foot stool, small sofa, and cable TV and wifi.

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The Space
Bed type: Real Bed
Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Cancellation: Flexible

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

Availability
1 night minimum stay

12 Reviews

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May 2015
Monica
Response from Monica:

hm...well...I'm sorry that the clarity with regards to the spaces I've cleared out for you was not "relaxing"...The new sticker system is meant to invite short-term visitors to use the cabinet and shelving space with ease (instead of opening and closing every opaque cabinet and drawer to figure this out on a trial-and-error basis). Apparently you have a different interpretation regarding this and I'm sorry this was so! The hair(s) you left were not unaccompanied but with a ring/rectangle of what looked like left over food residue/sauce/dust, not on the door but on a pure white table, visible from 5 feet away; thus I sent your daughter a friendly text asking to relay this to you if she could & wrote a quick note (not a letter) next to it (and no email). The apartment is small, & as such, I am quite serious about keeping the common spaces clean for all who enter. Especially because you all had some hiccups regarding proper shared apartment etiquette (more than "proper" --> being clean is required in order to live in the shared apartment spaces we offer; it's a question of both respect and *safety* through hygiene), I tried to be extra friendly and welcoming to you both; your husband and I had a great and insightful conversation about the environment and how humans are destroying our natural resources which I enjoyed very much; my regrets that you and I did not have the opportunity to connect almost at all personally, and again, that you found the system I made to be burdensome as opposed to helpful. It is a new system and thus far you are alone in this opinion. Warm Wishes, Marco

May 2015

December 2014
Monica
Response from Monica:

Once again, I extend to you my sincere appologies for the “bumps” during your stay and want(ed) thank you for being (seemingly) understanding and flexible while staying with us. I put this thanks in the past & say “seemingly,” as in this review, not only has your attitude been negative towards us overall, but you *completely* exaggerated almost every issue you addressed. In response to the “issues” you addressed, in order: 1) Once you made your reservation, airbnb.com sent you our ”House Manual” with all the information you needed to check in (and then some. We put in a great deal of information there to de-mystify house procedures and rules, give you practical information about the exiting and vibrant neighborhood you will be staying in, etc.). You wrote us a message on November 30th and I responded with a warm, informative and apologetic (for the ONE day delay) message *the next day* on December 1st (both via airbnb and through text, with the offer to call if I didn’t hear from you in 10 minutes since I heard a pressing tone in your message). 2) When you informed us that the heat was stuck I was immediately proactive; it is not the case at all that we “didn’t do anything.” I almost immediately gave you several space heaters, contacted a professional who fixed it as soon as he could, and because of the delay in having it fixed, cleaned and set up a new apartment for you. I did a lot of “behind the scenes” work to take care of the situation—things that you may not have been aware of. Frankly my attending to your needs in the short/immediate-term (space heaters), medium-term (putting you in a new apartment) and long-term/sustainable (having a professional fix the gas burner the *antithesis* of “didn’t do anything.” 3) In a somewhat similar vein to the last point, I wouldn’t say that it was “fortunate” that I responded to your issue with the mouse immediately; we try to make our guests as comfortable as possible and try to constantly & consistently perform actions to achieve this (whether behind the scenes or visible to our guests). On a side note, the pronoun I use is “ze,” not “she.” 4) During your 14-night stay we had folks looking at the other room *twice*, and ultimately, no one ended up sharing the apartment with you (and thus, you had more privacy during your stay as opposed to one, or several (it is advertised as a shared apartment), other guests staying there). Your saying people were there “almost every day” and “every day” is so far from accurate it’s upsetting.

Again, we enjoyed having you stay with us, are sorry about all of the bumps during your stay and thank you for being seemingly flexible and understanding during those two weeks. However, inflating being in your apartment seven fold (!) in the last “issue” you wrote about, I think, is indicative of, and indeed captures, your exaggeration of the other “bumps”/“hiccups”/issues you had during your stay.

It seems like you’re relatively new to airbnb and hope that you continue it with the understanding, in the future, that these places are not normally formal places of accommodation and that you temper your expectations accordingly.

Warm Wishes to you and yours,
Marco

December 2014

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November 2014

September 2014
Monica
Response from Monica:

Thanks Kacey!

September 2014

September 2014

September 2014
Monica
Response from Monica:

Sorry about that Stephen, definitely a mistake I wont repeat!

September 2014

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About the Host, Monica

Monica
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Member since December 2011
Response rate: 90% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours

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