About this listing
Very cute LARGE & spacious first floor apartment in victorian house in Harvard Square Queen bed, & 2 pull out full sized beds (in the bedroom & living room). Fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, 1/2 of a large deck and shared garden (w/bbq, hammock, tiki lights)!
The apartment is a 1 bedroom and the living room can also be used as a bedroom (the couch folds out to a queen bed) (**limited parking**— please see details below). The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, and there is an AC unit in the bedroom.
The apartment leads out to a lovely backyard where you can relax and enjoy the sun. The street is pretty quiet, and steps away from Harvard Sq which has lots of restaurants, shops and other businesses.
There are 4 bikes you are welcome to borrow during your stay with me. Clean linens and towels are provided for up to 4 people. There is a visitor's parking pass for street parking or a garage a 10 minute walk from the house. Smoking is only allowed outside the apartment. There is an additional $40 cleaning fee if you are staying only 1 night.
Let me know if you have any questions!
the apartment, half of a private porch and the shared back yard :)
Interaction with Guests
I live in the house and try to make myself available to guests when/if they need me!
We are extremely well located on a residential side street in the vibrant Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA!
Harvard Square: (URL HIDDEN)
METERS: There are metered parking spaces (ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours) on the nearby Mt. Auburn St. and Massachusetts Avenue.
GARAGES and PARKING LOTS: There are several garages in the Harvard Square area if you have a car. See: (URL HIDDEN) (for example, the Charles Square Garage at One Bennett Street, (EMAIL HIDDEN) (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), www.harva(URL HIDDEN) or the Green Street Garage (260 Green Street, seems to be $13/daily).
PRIVATE CAR RENTAL SPACES: There are also several online sites that allow people to rent out their private parking spaces (some kind of seem like the parking version of airbnb!): (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) Some of these sites allow you to park on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis. Look for spots close to 17 or 19 Banks Street Cambridge, MA (and then anywhere you go when traveling by car in Cambridge, Boston, etc.!)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: We strongly urge you to use the Boston Area's public transportation (the subway is called the "T" :-) ) and the Harvard Square Station is a 7 minute walk away (address: 1400 Chester Square, Cambridge, MA 02138). CAR RENTALS (ZIPCAR): An alternative to having a car full-time during your stay is to rent a car hourly, daily, etc. through (URL HIDDEN) Please check their website for details (there are 2 locations for Zipcars at both ends of Banks Street! Please check with them for their availability). Again, please, please, please plan in advance if you have a car. If you do not have a pass and park on the street without a meter it is very likely that you will be ticketed and/or towed shortly after you park there (ticketing in Cambridge is aggressive!)
Other Things to Note
All utilities are included for both long-term & short-term stays!
Check-in = no earlier than 3pm*
Check-Out = no later than noon (& we ask that you leave your used bedding and towels outside your door by 11am).*
*unless you arrange with us otherwise
Please make sure to not leave any food out (either put it in the refrigerator or make sure it is in an air tight container or some sort) we do not want to attract mice or other pests!
Cleanliness and Tidiness:
Please leave everything clean, organized and tidy in the common areas and when you check out.
Starting at 11pm please do not have any loud music, TV playing, etc.