The room is part of my gorgeous, two storey, house & garden in the vibrant, artistic, international neighbourhood of Mill-Road. It is 10 minutes walk to the historic centre of Cambridge. The house is a great option for design-minded or curious individuals seeking a unique & cosy place to stay.
It has a view to the garden and a double-bed fitted with quality (Calvin Klein, Conran, John Lewis, Muji) cotton-sheets, pillows and different duvets for differing weather. It is tastefully decorated with purpose-made storage, a chair and lamps. All the bathrooms on this street are on the ground floor.
It is an 18th century building with open, light-filled spaces, high ceilings, original features, a Danish, wood-burning stove and located in a conservation area.
You are of course welcome to make yourself at home in the main kitchen-living-dining space. There is a dining table, a tv, i-pod docker, digital radio and printer. The kitchen is ideal if you would like to make yourself a tea or coffee. A continental breakfast can be taken up until 0830 and after that guests can help themselves.
Bed-linen and towels are provided. You can also use the hairdryer and the washing machine in the utility room.
There is wireless internet so that you can keep in touch with your family and friends. A vintage bicycle is available to borrow too!
It is fantastic and according to a UK newspaper (March 2013) Mill Road is one of the coolest places to live in Britain. Described as having a “vibrant array of independent shops and a strong community spirit”, it came in at No.26 in the top 30 list!
Mill Street is a typical, quaint, Cambridge street, with chimney pots, sash windows and bicycles. There are lots of places to eat and drink on the doorstep and others a short walk into the centre. There is a food market at the weekend in Cambridge's central square.
Cambridge itself has everything to offer from punting to piano recitals, museums to markets, botanic gardens to bicycling.
The train and bus stations are 10 minutes walk and have connections to the international airports. The streets around the house have residential parking and some metered parking; this is £0.50 for 30 minutes, a maximum stay of 2 hours between 0900 and 1700 Mon-Fri. Visitor's permits are available for £2.00 per day on request.
A FINAL WORD
I am a designer, an Architect and a dancer and live in the second room. I shall be out for half of the week, during working hours and for the other half at home. I have decorated the spaces myself and hope that you will enjoy staying here.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Send me a message if your are interested in staying, with your travel dates and a little bit about yourself. Thanks, I look forwards to hearing from you!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$34 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
I had an AMAZING stay in Alejandra house. I spent two months and half there and it was absolutely memorable. Alejandra is a very charming person, so generous who loves to share her experience of the city with her guests. She also speaks fluently three languages (this was very helpful for me at the beginning)!! The house reflects her interest for design, architecture and salsa cuban dancing! It is really a beautiful place to stay and also very well located in the heart of Cambridge.
I advise strongly Alejandra's house for a wonderful stay in Cambridge!
I feel very lucky to have gotten to stay at Alejandra's! Her bed and pillows are so comfortable it's pure luxury. She is a breath of fresh air and after my long train journey she was so helpful in getting me where I needed to be, had suggested where to meet friends, etc. Her home is gorgeous, modern, clean, comfortable and she even has a garden in back which I was not there long enough to enjoy. In the morning she made the best espresso I had ever had and breakfast to my liking. The perfect hostess. If you need a spot to stay in Cambridge I highly recommend this one. Thank you again, Alejandra!
Alejandra was a first class host who greeted us with a cup of tea and a smile after our long journey. She was extremely helpful and my daughter and I felt as if we've known her all our lives!
The house was immaculate and we had a cosy bedroom and really comfortable bed. Our breakfast was delicious too.
Although just minutes from the humdrum of Cambridge, the house was quiet and peaceful. A true oasis!
I thoroughly recommend Alejandra's house!
This is a beautiful, beautiful house situated in a very lovely part of Cambridge. Alejandra is a dancer, architect and designer -- with a house to show for it! Every room is lovely! The kitchen is incredibly well-equipped and I had many comforting meals in Alejandra's company. She also maintains a very, very charming garden that was great to wake up to.
Alejandra is warm and delightful, and very willing to share her knowledge and love for Cambridge! I am very blessed to have met her here.
If you rent this room (and I think you should!), I'd ask that you respect the house and all the effort that Alejandra has put into it!
My partner and I were in Cambridge for a reunion dinner, and needed somewhere that was both fairly central for walking to the college, and was also a nice place. Alejandra's flat fitted the bill perfectly! Her place is conveniently situated (near Mill Road), and is also beautifully decorated. Alejandra is also an excellent host - we really couldn't have asked for more. Thank you and hope to see you again on a future trip to Cambridge!
Alejandra is an absolutely wonderful person and such a wonderful host. Her place is clean, and has a nice refreshing sense of home to it. She was very accommodating to my wife and I and made us great coffee and breakfast. She recommended fantastic places for us to go and eat as well. I cannot recommend Alejandra and her place highly enough! Thank you for making part of our honeymoon so enjoyable!! :)
A lovely lovely flat, so well done, comfortable and Alejandra is a delightful host!
Wow. What an incredible host. Not only is the location of this beautiful city center home a selling point on its own, Alejandra is one of the most gracious people I have met. I had to book last minute and Alejandra was very quick to respond and help me with any pre-arrival questions I had (directions, travel methods, etc). Once I arrived Alejandra went above and beyond her duties as a host; showing me around the city, giving me advice, introducing me to local restaurants, grocery stores, produce markets, along with every and any kind of sight there is to see. In a short time I had seen so much of Cambridge thanks to her. Any questions you have Alejandra will make sure she figures out the answer for you.
The home itself is wonderful, clean, and with convenient access to every part of the city. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here if you have the choice.
Wow! Was fuer eine unglaublichr Gastgeberin. Nicht nur ist die Lage dieses schoenen Hauses in der Innenstadt ideal, sondern Alejandra, die Besitzerin, ist ausserdem eine der nettesten und freundlichsten Gastgeber die ich je kennengelernt habe. Ich musste in letzter Minute buchen und Alejandra hat sofort reagiert und meine Fragen die ich vorab hatte (wie Lage, Richtungen, Reisemethoden, usw.) sofort beantwortet. Nach meiner Ankunft hat Alejandra ihre Pflichten als Gastgeberin weit ueberschritten. Waehrend sie mir die Sehenswuerdigkeiten der Stadt zeigte, gab sie mir gleichzeitig Ratschlaege und zeigte mir lokale Restaurants, Lebensmittelgeschaefte, Obst und Gemuese Maerkte, Apotheken usw. Alejandra macht sicher dass all Ihre Fragen beantwortet sind und dass Sie sich wohl fuehlen.
Das Haus ist in schoener Lage, sehr sauber und mit bequemen Zugang zu allen wichtigen Teilen der Stadt. Ich wuerde mehr als nur empfehlen hier zu bleiben falls Sie die Wahl haben.
Alejandra is an excellent host and we enjoyed every moments with her. Her bedroom is very cozy, quiet and the bed is very comfortable that we had a good sleep after a long journey. The breakfast was well prepared. I especially love the hot coffee cooked by Alejandra. I can still remember the taste now. Beside the stylish and beautiful home decor, I learnt the attitudes towards the way of living from Alejandra. She is a great architect with the designer's mind of living. If you need a space to stay in Cambridge, I highly recommend Alejandra's designer room. You will be enlightened during the stay.
My two-day stay at Alejandra’s was marvelous!
I am a person who does not always plan things too many days ahead, and that indeed happened before my stay at Alejandra’s. I contacted her less than 24 hours before I would actually be arriving to her place. Her mail for confirming my reservation was in my mail about one hour later – all the communication with her was extremely effortless and easy.
Alejandra’s apartment in Cambridge was perfect for my needs! It was very nicely located (easy walking distance to the centre) and all the services were really close by. The room I had was extremely cozy, clean and pleasant; in addition to my personal positive remark about the cleanliness of her apartment, the small details of the apartment made the atmosphere really nice. She really has an eye for making great design to look like home.
It is rare that you meet such a positively driven, helpful and in general simply nice person as Alejandra is. If you have never met an impulsive, live loving, intelligent and friendly creature, you will have to pay a visit at her place – the place seems to be hosted by one ☺ She helped me with everything from how to get to Cambridge to finding an apartment here. Absolutely wonderful.
I am an open-minded person who loves design, people and their stories. For me, the stay at Alejandra’s was more than the greatest start for my time in Cambridge.
Thank you, Alejandra!
Suomeksi / In Finnish:
Kahden päivän vierailuni Alejandran luona oli kerrassaan mainio.
Elän itse suhteellisen hektistä elämää, enkä ole tottunut suunnittelemaan jokaista liikettäni päiviä etukäteen. Tämä nimenomaan alusti vierailuani Alejandran luona Cambridgessa.
Varasin huoneen alle 24 tuntia Cambridgeen saapumistani, mutta tämä ei missään vaiheessa ollut ongelma – varaukseni varmistettiin alle tunnissa, eikä kommunikaatiossa ollut missään vaiheessa säröjä. Kommunikaation suhteen kaikki toimi kuin kello.
Alejandran asunto sopi tarpeisiini paremmin kuin hyvin. Sijainti mahdollisti helpot, alle 10min kestävät kävelymatkat keskeisimpään keskustaan, ja oli keskeisellä paikalla kaikkia palveluita katsoen. Saamani huone oli äärimmäisen siisti, tyylikäs sekä miellyttävä. Asunto sekä huone olivat äärettömän siistejä, sekä täynnä pieniä, mietittyjä yksityiskohtia. Alejandralla on mainio silmä hyvän designin muuttamisessa asunnoksi.
Olen harvoin tavannut yhtä positiivista, auttavaista ja kerrassaan miellyttävää ihmistä kuten Alejandra. Jos et ole koskaan tavannut positiivisella tavalla impulsiivista, elämää rakastavaa, älykästä ja ystävällistä olentoa, kannattaa ehdottomasti käydä Cambridgessa kurkkaamassa – tässä asunnossa nimittäin asuu eräs moinen. Hän auttoi minua lähestulkoon kaikessa – niin Cambridgeen kätevästi matkustamisessa sekä asunnon etsimisessä että sen löytämisessä. Kerrassaan sydäntälämmittävä kokemus.
Olen itse avoinmielinen, hyvää designia, ihmisiä ja heidän tarinoitaan rakastava ihminen. Itselleni en olisi voinut kuvitella miellyttävämpää alkua Cambridgessa, kuin kahden päivän viipyminen Alejandran luona.