About this listing
Classy two-bedroom at a prime location, close to Harvard, MIT, Kendall and downtown Boston. The bus is one-minute away and Kendall Square is within walking distance. Walk to the T station and you can get to downtown Boston easily. Near shops, grocery stores, restaurants and vibrant art scenes. King-size and queen-size beds. High-quality mattresses, pillows and beddings, linens. High-end furnishings with leather sofa and chairs. Even a Yamaha keyboard! Renovated modern kitchen, wifi, new ACs.
The two-bedroom flat has a charming vintage design while providing high-quality modern furnishings. The entire apartment is available for great privacy. There is even a private separate entrance to one of the bedrooms. The apartment is on the second floor. The place has an open layout and many windows allowing plenty sunlight. Each bedroom has its own door that can be locked.
The high-end king size and queen size mattresses, pillows and beddings will take your breath away. The mattresses are designed for maximum comfort. Queen size air mattress and extra beddings can be provided upon request as the third bed (please let us know before your arrival as we need to prepare accordingly). Newly installed AC units keep the place cool, and brand-new curtains provide nice shades when necessary. The apartment is furnished with high-quality furniture pieces, including genuine top-grained leather sofa and leather chairs and many pieces of exquisite solid wood furniture from Room and Board, Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and West Elm. Enjoy our rotating 55-inch SONY flat-screen 4K TV with a wall mount, which allows you to move the TV closer to you depending on where you sit. There is free Netflix access and free Wifi. We also provide a nice Yamaha keyboard with speakers, a Yamaha headset, and a nice pedal. The fully equipped kitchen is recently renovated, featuring modern countertop, a microwave, an oven and stylish white cabinets. Basic business amenities such as iron, ironing board, hair dryer and hangers are provided.
The apartment is NOT shared so you will have exclusive access to the entire apartment. There are two separate entrances and the second entrance goes directly into the second bedroom for extra privacy.
Earliest check-in time is 2pm. If you need to check in before 2pm, please let us know in advance, but keep in mind that early check-ins may not always be available. We try our best to accommodate guests' schedule. If you want to drop off your luggage between 12-2pm before you check in, please let us know.
Interaction with guests
We will check you in, show you the place and give you the keys. After that you have the entire apartment to yourself. We live about 15-minutes away, so feel free to text, call or email anytime if you need anything.
In terms of interaction, it really depends on the guest(s). Are you in town for a conference or interview and just need a quiet space to focus? We'll let you have that space. Are you sightseeing and want to spend some time with us and with our friends? We'd love to have you. And anything in between. We are relaxed and easygoing, and enjoy hosting. We also live in Cambridge so know the area well. We would love to recommend restaurants, shops and places for sightseeing!
The apartment is at a prime location, close to Harvard, Central Square, Kendall Square, MIT, and downtown Boston. We are within reasonable walking distance to all major Cambridge neighborhoods and downtown Boston. There are also shops, bars, restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacy within walking distance, about 1 to 13 minute walk depending on where you want to go.
Depending on what you're hoping to do while in town, we are happy to make suggestions and help you have the best time possible when you visit.
Parking can be tricky in Cambridge and worse in Boston so public transportation is popular here. Thankfully we are at a great location for public transit. We could also make parking recommendations. Besides public transit and driving, Cambridge and Boston are also bike-friendly cities.
Our location is very convenient for commuting to Harvard, MIT, Kendall Square and downtown Boston. You can walk to Kendall and MIT.
Biking: Biking is a great option and the nearest Hubway station for affordable bike rental is only a 5-minute walk away. You will get to MIT in 4 minutes and Harvard in 7 minutes.
Bus: There is a bus stop 5 minutes away that takes you straight to MIT in 13 minutes. There is also a bus 1 minute away that takes you straight to Harvard in 14 minutes.
Walk: If you prefer to walk and enjoy the beautiful outdoor scene, MIT is a 13 to 20 minute walk depending on which part of the campus. Harvard is 24 minutes by walking. You will walk by a vibrant artsy community and gorgeous restaurant scenes, as well as quaint and classy shops along the way.
Commuting to downtown Boston:
Downtown Boston is just one T stop away from Kendall/MIT and biking takes only 10 minutes. We are merely a 12 minute walk to Green Line Lechmere Station if you want to go anywhere downtown.
Commuting from the Airport:
If you're coming from the airport, we recommend taking Uber which is much cheaper than taxi and will take you to our place in less than 20 minutes, or a little over 20 minutes depending on the traffic. If you prefer to take public transportation from the airport, you'd take the free Silver Line 1 to the South Station and then take the Red Line inbound (towards Alewife) and the bus. Uber is much easier if you will be carrying luggage.
We are close to many tourist landmarks such as Museum of Science (15 minutes by bus), CambridgeSide Galleria (9 minutes by bus), Union Square (9 minutes by bus), the Boston Aquarium (18 minutes biking), Freedom Trail (17 minutes biking).
We're happy to make more specific recommendations based on how you're arriving or where you'd like to go.
Other things to note
If you book the place the same day you arrive, please allow up to 2.5 hours preparation time. We wash the bedsheets, pillowcases and linens between each check-in. We also clean the entire apartment each time to ensure the highest-quality stay.
Check-out time is by noon (12pm) unless prior arrangements have been made with the host through the Airbnb message system.
Hello, we are Chris and Tania, a married couple living in Cambridge. We love hosting people in Cambridge because it's an exciting city full of culture and history. In our free time, we like to go out with friends, travel, as well as enjoy all the fun activities that Boston has to offer. Our style of hosting is flexible because everyone's needs are different. We want to make your stay enjoyable and help you meet your goal of staying here. We look forward to hosting you!