Note: THIS PROPERTY IS UNHOSTED. YOU LET YOURSELF IN WITH THE ACCESS CODE. IF YOU RESERVE BE SURE TO BRING THE ACCESS CODE WITH YOU AS THERE IS NO HOST TO LET YOU INTO THE PROPERTY.
If this listing is booked, try my other listings for the same rooms in the same property. All listings are for all rooms in a category, either single or double. Listings are not for specific rooms. Like a hotel, WE DO NOT RESERVE specific rooms, but only room categories, either double or single.
Beautiful sunny furnished room in lovely, elegantly restored Victorian townhouse in a very desirable location 6 blocks from MIT and Harvard. THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AN APARTMENT, IT IS A TOWNHOUSE.
Quiet street, 1 block to Central T. The house is in a vibrant area with lots of cool pubs, restaurants, bookstores, art galleries, grocery stores, banks, etc, but on a very quiet side street, so it offers the best of all worlds. No kitchen or common areas, host not in residence, just a wonderful location, and perfect for those seeking privacy.
1/2 block from Mass Ave., 1 block to MBTA. Wireless internet included, cable TV in each room, free parking subject to availability. There is a large lot a block away, on the corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Prospect Street, that is free from 5pm Friday to 7am Monday, and 5pm to 7am weekdays. There is also parking available nearby at 260 and 438 Green Street. On-street meteres are free from 6pm to 8am and Saturday 6pm to Monday 8am.
Perfect for a friendly but focused professional/visiting professor/grad student. Harvard/MIT visiting professors and PhD students often stay here as well. It is a quiet environment, perfect for studying or quiet rest.
Note: confidential key code provided prior to check-in. This is key-access service, host is not in residence. Caretaker nearby and from time to time in residence, always available to respond by phone or text to any problems, issues concerns or requests. Guests wishing interaction with a host would be most comfortable choosing a different accommodation.
We provide a great location and lovely, comfortable, private rooms, no host interaction. NB we have multiple listings, if dates are unavailable on this listing you may try one of the other listings. All listings are for the same rooms. Check-in 6pm, check-out 10am.
This listing is for a large, sunny converted ground-floor study with two twin futons on the floor that may be put together to make one king futon or left separate. The study locks at one end from the inside with a small bolt and from the outside with a deadbolt. It is separated from an unused portion of the house at the other end by heavy curtains. There is no kitchen access. Please review this description and be sure you are comfortable with this arrangement.
This place is too expansive. But you don't have to worry if you booked it. You'll be alright for two nights.
The room has a own look. But it can be entert through the kitchen by anyone who has the code for the front door. Everything else is alright but doesn't satisfy the high rent.
Well described, comfortable futons, ample space.
DO N O T RENT THIS PLACE!!!!!
This property is a scam. It is unhealthy, super dirty and unpleasant.
You will sleep on a futon thrown on the floor in a room with a super noisy fridge.
The rooms upstairs have no cabinet, they are filled with all kind of crap and extra bed, the TV set is over 20 years and lies behind your back, which is not exactly comfortable.
The bathrooms are run down, dirty, unclean and, generally speaking, unhealthy.
This location should be taken out of the airbnb web site at once.
I do not think that this rental was properly described and do not think it was worth the cost, for what was provided the space should have been more of a bargain.
The Study on the first floor was advertised as a King futon on the floor with a curtain closed off access to an unused portion of the house. The room had two twin bedrolls on the floor, not a king futon. The described unused portion of the house is actually connected to the main hallway giving no security, this was not pointed out in the listing and it should be. If anyone fails to lock the front door from the outside (which did happen during our stay) there is street access to the room. Also, the described unused portion of the house was a used portion of the house as I heard people using the kitchen and it is connected to the main hallway.
The place is more cluttered and not as clean as in the photos, so those are not a proper indicator of the house as a whole. They should be updated.
Had the room been secure I believe it would have been worth the cost as I do not mind the sharing of the bathrooms with other residents or the fact that it is unhosted. Perhaps the host should work on fortifying the room from the used portions of the house for basic security of guests. Or describe the reality of the access to the space in the listing.
Great location! Everything was as expected. I would stay again.
Great location. Place a bit old but ok for a couple of days.
Overall a decent stay.
We were lucky enough to get the room featured in this photo. John's place is located in the heart of Cambridge, accessible to everything. John is very thorough in describing his place. John provided a parking permit, but read the fine print on the permit, as it can be expensive if you're ticketed. I would have liked access to a fridge, since we stayed there for 5 days, but there is no kitchen available. We had to trek upstairs to use the bathroom, which got old after a while. John warns visitors to read the fine print before visiting, and their policy is strict - be aware of what you are accepting. We were glad to have an option, since all the local affordable hotels were booked. I'd suggest getting a window ac unit, since July in Cambridge was sweltering!
Fine place to stay for the money, but logistics and shifting rooms around were a bit of a pain.
after this experience, i will never use airbnb again. half of our party saw the place and walked right out and got a hotel room on the spot. really unbelievably bad.
I came to Boston on business with a colleague and stayed for 5 nights in John Black's ground floor study. Since this was graduation week there was no hotel space anywhere, so we were lucky to get somewhere. The place was pretty clean and the bathroom was cleaned daily, although it was full of ageing toiletries from past visitors. There weren't any towels provided. One thing to note is that there are two communal bathrooms in the building for 6-7 bedrooms. Being on the ground floor near the front door meant that you could hear most guests coming and going. I had a bit of an issue with the fact that the room was separated from the rest of the house by just a curtain, meaning that potentially anyone with the access code to the front door could get into my room. WiFi reception was excellent. The hosts were readily available by email and telephone to answer any questions. The location was great, very close to the social hub of Cambridge and the Central Square T station. A taxi from the airport costs around 35 USD. The price for the room was fair, but not a bargain.