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Private room on quiet lane

Barbara User Profile

Private room on quiet lane

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Small cottage on private lane 5 blocks from Central Square. Two small rooms on second floor (total floor space 230 sq ft.). with 1/2 bath off bedroom and adjoining sitting room with futon couch. Full bath and shared kitchen on first floor. Host has en suite bedroom in basement.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

No smoking in the house


118 Reviews

Jessica User Profile
July 2018
Barbara was a wonderful host and we would love to stay here again! She served a delicious breakfast from a local co-op and gave us great tips for touring the area. Her home was lovely and easily walkable to many areas. It was very easy to get to other areas in and around Boston. …
Diana User Profile
May 2018
My mom stayed with Barbara when she came for a visit to the Boston area. The house is in a great neighborhood...very close to public transportation with many shops/restaurants in the area and also walkable to MIT and Harvard. Barbara is a fantastic host who takes really good care…
Christine User Profile
October 2017
Barbara is a great host. She went all out to make sure we enjoyed our stay. She prepared delicious breakfast for us; she even served homemade apple sauce. We were in Cambridge during MIT Family Weekend, so our schedule was packed from morning until late evening. We crashed in…
Ruth User Profile
June 2017
Clean and comfortable space, with thoughtful touches -- I really appreciated having an alarm clock, fan, bedside reading light, and dark window shades. Barbara is a wonderful host. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Terri User Profile
June 2017
This was a great location if you are in the Cambridge area. We were there for a MIT graduation and it was easy to get around, as well as enjoy the quiet neighborhood. Our son was able to join us at the last minute and Barbara did a wonderful job of accommodating him for two nig…
Tim User Profile
May 2017
Barbara is a wonderful host and her house is comfortable and convenient to the T. You couldn't ask for a better Boston experience.
Matt User Profile
April 2017
Barbara is a model host. She was so pleasant and accommodating. I was in Boston for the marathon and she even woke up at 5am on race day to prepare breakfast. The location is convenient for transportation, sites, and food. Thank you Barbara!

Hosted by Barbara

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Barbara User Profile
124 Reviews
1 Reference
I am a 73 year old retiree, have lived in this community for over 35 years and love to share it with guests. My house is an old soap workers cottage built in the mid-nineteenth century which I have renovated over the years. As noted guest bedroom with 1/2 bath as well as TV roo…
Languages: Français
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day
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