Lovely private room in desirable Fresh Pond neighborhood of Cambridge with hardwood floors, cable TV, WIFI. Just ten minutes to Harvard Square on the bus from our house. Walk to shops and restaurants.
The bedroom is on the first floor and has a very comfortable queen size bed, desk, flat screen TV, bureau, rocking chair, and two large windows. The bathroom and kitchen are shared.
Guest access to kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
My schedule varies, but I will catch up with you at some point during your visit if not upon arrival. I am always available by phone, text, email.
The neighborhood is residential yet quite vibrant and has many services within walking distance. Two blocks in one direction is the wonderful café Sofra with homemade confections and middle eastern dishes. One block in the other direction is Shangri-La: an excellent Chinese restaurant. Two blocks away is Greg's, a neighborhood Italian eatery with full bar and early bird specials. Also within a block are a well stocked liquor store/wine shop, a middle eastern bakery, and a dry cleaners. If you want to walk five blocks to Coolidge Square there is a tasty vegetarian restaurant (Red Lentil), a great diner (Town Diner), a tiny but very good middle eastern eatery (Jasmine), and a super coffee/lunch spot (Uncommon Grounds). A supermarket (Shaws) is four blocks away. A jogging trail around Fresh Pond is six blocks away as is a very nice nine hole golf course. All of this only a ten minute bus ride from Harvard Square!
The 73 Bus from Harvard Square station stops right past the house (Sullivan Rd. stop). It leaves from underground in the Harvard Square subway station and is about a ten minute ride.
Other Things to Note
In the nice weather we have a wonderful rear patio surrounded by flower beds. It has chaise lounges, a large table and umbrellas and fountains and a barbecue and is a real urban oasis. It also has WIFI, and we encourage our guest to enjoy the space for work and leisure. We have a potluck dinner every WedTuesday evening and guests are welcome to join in! We also have a meditation room guests are welcome to use.
If you use the kitchen please clean up after use and put your dishes in the dishwasher. No smoking or pets allowed.
I stayed here for a month. The room was very comfortable, so was the rest of the house. Alan is a wonderful host and a lot of fun to talk to. He attends to the needs of tenants quickly and efficiently. The location is also very convenient. However, beware of being lured into the nearby SOFRA cafe everyday! Everything there is sinfully delicious and I'm missing it already!
A great stay. Just what we needed. The arrival was very convenient. Alan is a super friendly and has a lot of good advice on things in the area.
Alan has been very kind and professional. Even if we haven't seen each other much during my staying as I was around sightseeing and he was out of town for a few days with his RV he was prompt to answer any question via sms and was able to accommodate my needs.
I really enjoyed my stay in Alan's house. It was the perfect place for me. Communicating with Alan was really easy, even if we didn't meet often (I worked late and visited Boston); it was my first stay in the USA, so it was reassuring. The place was quiet, clean and the bed very cozy. Also, there are really good restaurents in the neighbourhood.
We spent 2 nice weeks in Alan's apartment ,it is comfortable.Alan prepared a mattress pad for my daughter,it is very useful.Alan is a good host,he is a humor person.The location is good，we can take bus to Harvard,we hiking around the fresh (website hidden) is a good memory.we will be back next summer.
I stayed at Alan's place for 3 weeks and had a great time. I felt at home straight away, had my space and freedom but at the same time Alan was around if I wanted to have a chat or had something to ask. Enjoyed many evenings sitting outside on the patio. I will definitely come back again if I get the chance!
I am glad I found Alan's place on this trip to Cambridge! All the wonderful things previous guests said about him is true. Alan gave me clear and detailed instructions upon arrival, was attentive and very helpful during my two-week stay, and we even had a farewell beer session in the evening before my departure. He knows how to provide good care yet leave guests adequate personal space in the meantime. Alan made my stay from arrival to departure a pleasant experience. Thank you, Alan!
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I am a long time Cambridge resident having come here originally to attend Harvard Divinity School. I'm a residential real estate agent practicing in Cambridge and Boston. I co-own a three-family residence in Fresh Pond Cambridge and rent out two rooms and a studio through airbnb at my residence where I also reside. I'm interested in health and help run a small meditation and holistic health group out of the first floor apartment in addition to the room rentals. My interests also include gardening, interior design, travel golf, and of course hosting on airbnb! I like providing beautiful and comfortable spaces for my guests to enjoy. I own an RV and love to go camping to the mountains and seashore with my friends and especially my grandchildren. My favorite travel destinations are New Orleans, Savannah, Georgia, and Palm Springs California. I like all kinds of foods and especially my veggies, and I'll give you my cole slaw recipe; grate a cabbage and some carrots, add a grated fresh anise and an apple to the mix, then add some organic cider vinegar and olive oil mayo to taste (this mix tastes so good, you can try it without mayo). My musical tastes are also wide and include jazz, pop, and a cappela.