About this listing
Come stay in one of the most elegant and spacious condos in Cambridge. We are located between Harvard and Porter Square, 5 minutes walk from the Harvard Law School and just 10 minutes walk from Harvard Square.
This study holds an extremely comfortable sofa bed, a desk, and an antique dresser for your use, and looks out on an exclusive garden and patio. It's the perfect space for a visiting scholar or someone coming to visit Boston who wants to work and tour. The room has three East and one South facing windows, and gets natural light the entire day. The room and house are extremely quiet, surrounded by several old-growth shade trees on a one-way street with little traffic. You will sleep extremely well here as our reviews attest, and we've had numerous professional writers and scholars come for a long stay to work.
Guests have access to the kitchen, yard, living room and dining room.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy having conversations over a cup of coffee or glass of wine or beer when time allows. If we have a dinner party, we often invite our guests to participate. Enjoy a continental breakfast in my eat-in kitchen or exclusive garden and patio if the weather permits. You'll be entertained by my Bengal cat Carrie; she is de-clawed and super sweet and loving. Feel free to use the high-speed wireless internet. Washer/dryer is available upon request.
Porter Square is the restaurant center of Cambridge, in addition to having some amazing cafes and bakeries.
The Redline and Commuter Rail station is 5 minutes' walk from my house.
There is no smoking on the premises. We have a cat, so don't allow any other pets.
Guests using the kitchen are asked to leave everything clean and tidy after use.
Michael is great. He is very helpful.
He helped me get a visitor parking permit and
offers good breakfast.
The place is in a great location.
I loved this little room! The futon bed was really comfortable, and I slept with all of the windows open so I had a nice cool breeze. I slept so well. It is a nice quiet neighborhood. I also appreciated the diversity of books available on the built-in bookshelf right next to the bed. I didn't cross paths with Michael or his partner very often, as I was visiting for an intensive yoga workshop, but they made me feel very welcome. I also loved that his house was very beautifully decorated, but still felt comfortable and lived-in. I would definitely stay here again.
Michael and Lang were fantastic hosts! Their location in Cambridge was great--close to the T, close to Harvard Square, but on a nice, quiet little tree-lined street in a beautiful, safe Cambridge neighborhood. I loved getting to know both of them--they are incredible people: artistic, worldly, kind and generous. The room is small but lovely, and it was great to have the run of the house! I enjoyed my stay immensely. What an excellent little writing retreat!
Michael and Lang were very accommodating and welcoming - I felt right at home and secure the moment I met them. Excellent communication before my arrival and during my stay. Great property and location with the perfect hosts! Everything was as described. Will most definitely consider the next time I'm in Cambridge.
Good people :)
A most gracious host for a charming room in a charming neighborhood. Even before I made the trip, to double check with me about allergy to cats, I found very thoughtful. As my first trip to Boston, I have definitely started with a good impression. Michael was very kind to share his home and making me comfortable. Small things that make a difference for me like letting me know where things are in the house- stuff in the kitchen like coffee, utensils, sharing food from the fridge; possibility of sitting outside; sharing a short evening chat over a glass of wine.He also brought in fresh produce and bread for breakfast which was a very pleasant surprise. Thanks!:)
Great stay! Michael and his boyfriend were excellent and warm hosts. The room was as described with the added bonus of an excellent book collection. The location was great, very close to Porter square and walking distance to Harvard. I'll definitely look Michael up next time I'm in Cambridge. Thanks!
Michael provided the room as described, was courteous and appropriately attentive. Great location, and the weather behaved itself
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About the Host, Michael
I'm a classical musician. I grew up in Boston and went to school here in Cambridge. I enjoy hosting guests, and am looking forward to meeting people from all parts of the world on Airbnb. Thanks!