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2 Beds

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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)!

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bedroom (with AC for the summer)

bedroom (with AC for the summer)

The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2


Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $400
Weekly Price: $2480 /week
Monthly Price: $9910 /month
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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!

Guest Access

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!

The Neighborhood

We are extremely well located on a residential side street in the vibrant Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA!

Getting Around

**Parking: Please note that parking in this area is VERY LIMITED, unfortunately!
RESIDENT/GUEST PARKING: We have only one visitor parking pass for all 6 apartments, available at a first-ask, first-receive basis. If you want a pass you **must** confirm that one is available for you (you may park for up to 3 days at a time; the zone in which you can park is on the back of the pass which you should put on your dashboard, face up).
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: https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/cityparkingfacilities/cityparkinggarages.aspx (for example, the Charles Square Garage at One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, info@harvardsquareparking.com, 617-491-0298, www.harvardsquareparking.com 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!): parkeasier.com, justpark.com, spothero.com, parkingcupid.com. 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 zipcar.com. 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!

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House Rules

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

Food Storage:
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.

Quiet hours:
Starting at 11pm please do not have any loud music, TV playing, etc.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

2 nights minimum stay

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About the Host, Monica

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Member since December 2011
Response rate: 69% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours


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