Harvard Scholar's Boston Flat

Apartment - Private room · Wendell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States

The Space

Excellent location! Conveniently located at the edge of Harvard Square, within walking distance to the subway allowing easy access to all major attractions and universities in the area (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston Univ, Boston College, etc).

Guest Access

Room has a brand new queen-size bed with brand new memory foam mattress, goose down comforter/duvet set, and 800 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. Entire apartment is well heated and insulated. Apartment is on the first level and features hardwood floors throughout. Big empty walk in closet with plenty of wooden hangers is all yours as well. Guests are encouraged to make themselves at feel at home, and are free to use kitchen for cooking, refrigerator for groceries — in addition to the full-bath, laundry (coin operated, but inexpensive) and ultra-premium 100 mbps WIFI.

Guest will receive their own key upon check-in.

Interaction with Guests

Host is a 30-year old Harvard Alumnus, who is extremely clean, neat, courteous, considerate and well-versed in matters of local scene.

Host sleeps elsewhere, but is nearby at all times and will be in the unit periodically throughout the day depending on schedule.

The Neighborhood

Neighborhood is very popular with Harvard Law School students. Plenty of coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance. Harvard Yard and Harvard Square are about a 5-7 minute walk.

Getting around

Location has great access to public transit. In addition to the bus stop (on the corner of Mass Ave & Wendell St) there are two subway (MBTA) stops—Harvard & Porter—within walking distance (5-7 minutes).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Felipe is great and he made every effort to make sure that I had a good stay, which I did. Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • Felipe's place was a last minute find after other accommodations in Boston unexpectedly fell through. Although disappointed not to be in Boston, Felipe's place worked out really well. Felipe was very hospitable ... easy to reach and stayed close by in case I needed anything. Much better situation for parking, since there's a visitor permit to use. No need to find a garage or hunt for a space on the street. The apartment was great ... very convenient and very comfortable bed. Located halfway between Harvard and Porter Square on the red line ... really could not have been more perfectly located. I was pleased to be close to Harvard Square and the Charles River so I could take a run across river, along Esplanade and into Boston. Thank you for making my trip to Boston a good one.

    April 2014
  • Felipe was a friendly and helpful host. There was no problem communicating with him prior to arriving and he provided useful and detailed instructions about his apartment. The apartment is conveniently located close to Harvard Square. It takes around 15 minutes to walk to his place from Harvard Square station but the street surface is quite uneven so I would probably hop on a taxi from the station to get to his place next time if I have a lot of luggage. The apartment is quiet at night, although the floorboards are a bit creaky. The bed is very comfortable. It was a good Harvard experience and a pleasant stay overall. Thanks, Felipe!

    April 2014
  • Well located, clean apartment. We enjoyed our stay here. Would recommend if you are planning a trip to the Boston area.

    March 2014
  • Wonderful sunny apartment right near Harvard Campus, 7 min to T-trains, 1 min to cafes and a supermarket, 15 min to Boston with T-trains. Comfortable bed, regulated heating, full-equipped kitchen.
    Recommend Harvard Brewery, Sinclair and Harvard Commons for an evening out, nice places with excellent bier.

    March 2014
  • Really convenient place to enjoy Boston/Cambridge. Fairly near to the subway and literally next to Harvard University. We spent the weekend alone, we actually met Felipe the very last day, but the communication was good, always available to help. I would definitely come back again!

    March 2014
  • Lovely place, very nice host.
    No problems - recommended!

    March 2014
  • great location. nice apartment. very comfy bed.

    March 2014
  • Felipe's flat is very conveniently located on an attractive street with good access to a useful bus route and subway. It was pleasant and warm and Felipe is a very easy person to get on with. It was a very enjoyable stay, thanks.

    February 2014
  • Overall a great experience and would highly recommend this place to others. Felipe was a great host and very responsive by email to coordinating my arrival. The apartment is nicely furnished, immaculately clean, and the bed was super comfortable. Despite the bitter cold outside, the space was always very comfortable. The radiator system in the bedroom could be individually controlled, which was nice to kick the temperature down a few degrees overnight. The location of the apartment is excellent directly between the Harvard and Porter Square T stations on Mass Ave. It would be an easy stroll in either direction during the warmer months, but it’s great that the #77 bus stops a half-block from the apartment and can carry you to either station in <5min while avoiding the winter cold and snowy sidewalks. I would recommend for anyone visiting the city and needing convenient access to the Red Line. I will definitely stay here again on future visits to Cambridge!

    February 2014
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