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MIT, Harvard 3rd Fl. Back Bedroom, Full Priv Bath

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MIT, Harvard 3rd Fl. Back Bedroom, Full Priv Bath

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

Walk to MIT, Harvard, BU, Central Square subway, quiet residential area. Central air conditioning.
Located conveniently with ease of access to Harvard, Central, Kendall Squares, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's as well as walking, biking, jogging paths along the Charles River and short trip over the BU Bridge into Boston to enjoy Red Sox games and Kenmore Square.

Amenities

Kitchen, Wifi, Laptop friendly workspace, Dryer, Washer, and 8 more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

15 Reviews

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Kim
May 2018
A shared entrance. A shared hallway. A shared kitchen. This is not an entire apartment as advertised! I complained about the misleading description promising “Entire Apartment.” The owner insisted it could be considered a whole apartment if you stayed in your room with the door c…
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Response from Alex:
Difficult to understand why we received so low review. We bought this Cambridge house in the best possible Boston location. On the one hand everything in Boston is nearby, even in the walking distance – major universities, leading hospitals, beautiful Charles River views, Red line subway and Boston historical places. On the other hand the surrounding is extremely quiet, the terrace is a short dead end and there is a neighborhood park nearby. About a year ago we completed the entire house renovation adding 6 full (with bath tabs or shower) bathrooms, so now every floor has 3 full bathrooms. We installed central heating and Air conditioning system. Almost every room has a kitchenette containing a portable fridge, electric kettle, and a microwave, and that is in addition to every floor full kitchen with a washer and dryer. All mattresses and box-springs have been new and we bought only spring mattresses. All floors have been sanded and refinished. For this particular house (MIT, Harvard …) the reviews have been great, better than for our other properties. From 76 ratings we have received 67 were excellent and good ratings (most of them were excellent – 45) and that is about 90%. And, we never got so low rating before. We did not do anything different for the lady, cleaned the room thoroughly, prepared all essentials we promise. During her very short stay the lady did not ask us about anything, the discussion was about the type of this place. We even voluntarily gave the lady a very questionable discount she did not ask for , because the thorough cleaning was a little later during the arrival day due to the same day check-out and preliminary agreement. On the picture you can see a set for preparing food – the portable fridge, microwave and electrical kettle. The previous guest moved the electrical kettle to the shared kitchen and on her departure the lady pointed to this fact. However we could easily move the kettle back if the lady asked. The only reasonable explanation for the lady so low review is not understanding of the Boston housing conditions. I remember that in 1992 I moved to the Boston area and rented a large new 2 -bedroom, 2 – bathroom apartment in the Norwood Gardens apartment complex with beautiful landscaping and even a swimming pool. The price was $800. At the same time in 1992 my friend, a visiting professor in the Harvard University, rented a tiny apartment near the university in the old house for $900. At that time I was quite surprised but now I understand the value of living in the expensive central area especially taking into account the difficult Boston commute. A lady declares that you could find better place. For example let us consider the place she stayed before in Somerville (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/377775). Probably, a nice room with fancy furniture but it is in much cheaper area, much further from the major points of interests, the only university nearby is Tufts university, and now it costs 25% more. In this comparable the hosts do not offer the bathroom and the bedroom as one place, so a guest needs to pass a common area to get to the private bathroom. In our place the full bathroom is immediately attached to the bedroom – convenient, is not it? Even the lady mentioned the high quality of the bathroom. So, from the statistical point of view the whole lady review is an outlier (Website hidden by Airbnb) and future guests can easily disregard this opinion. Before booking please look carefully at the description, pictures, the apartment plan and if you come and do not like something – apply to us immediately. We are with you.
May 2018
Anmol User Profile
Anmol
February 2018
This is not a private studio, but a room in a shared house.
Austin User Profile
Austin
August 2017
Enjoyed our stay
Henry User Profile
Henry
July 2017
Pros: AC, water pressure, location, host response time. Standard: kitchen, washer, dryer, locks. Cons: Wifi connection commonly dies for 1-2 minutes, kitchen is directly next to this room and guests can be loud very late at night when they are cooking or using the area as a com…
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Response from Alex:
Henry, thank you for the review. Sorry for your problems. For the future guests, it would be much better if we become aware of these or any other problems during your stay. So, for better WI-FI connections we are adding a WI-FI extender. Also, we always ask every guest to be quiet early morning and late evening, the problem that some of them don't follow our requests. The whole floor can be held very quiet at night since every room has a private bathroom attached. Best Alex and Elena
July 2017
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Alec
May 2017
Great location if you want to be near Central Square. Easy walk, through beautiful neighborhood, to Harvard. But the mattress was cheap and uncomfortable. Ask if it's been upgraded. And the room is right next to the kitchen, which can be used early or late, so it can be loud. On …
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
Hi Alec Thank you. We are surprised by your note about mattresses. All mattresses and box springs were bought less than half of year ago; they are all of decent quality. We buy only spring mattresses despite they are more expensive than memory foam ones. Regarding the kitchen noise, you coincided with the much cooking big family from India. Usually our guests are quiet and do not cook much or use microwaves inside the rooms. You could ask us about the noise and we would ask this family Alex
May 2017
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Ben
May 2017
A simple, basic place to stay. Recommended.
Roberta User Profile
Roberta
April 2017
This studio apt. with a private bath is just the right size for a single person or a couple. Kitchen is right outside the door if you need to use the appliances, even a washer and dryer. The studio is clean, bed is comfy and the location is just a short walk to Mass. Avenue where…
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Response from Alex:
We were glad to host you, Roberta. Thank you for your wonderful stay, for the great studio conditions, and for the review!
April 2017

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