Peace & Quiet - & close to Harvard

Apartment - Private room · Gorham St, Somerville, MA 02144, United States
Your host, Lara
63 Reviews
Response rate: 98%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Our beautiful, spacious, airy apt. has a large, furnished room with three windows that brings in sparkling sunshine. The room has its own private entrance which is a very popular feature of the room as it allows one to come and go as one pleases without walking through the rest of the house. The room also has a private porch (pic) with seating to enjoy your coffee and muffin - and last but not least a ceiling fan helps with sleeping during hot days - We also have an air conditioner now, so guests can sleep in comfort during the heatwave days. The room - and apartment for that matter , has a very "quiet, meditative vibe" - (since I am a Meditation teacher with a regular practice) which makes for a very restorative ambiance.

The apt. is on a very quiet, residential one way street. It is a pretty, tree lined street and the air is full of birdsong at most times. The apt. is about 2 blocks to Davis square which has a whole variety of restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, grocery stores and a great old movie theater. It is also a VERY SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD -and I say this particularly for women who are interested in this listing. I often walk home around midnight after having dinner with friends and I have always felt safe doing that. I have never felt this safe in any other neighborhood that I have lived at. The street is well lit and the houses are owned by people who have lived on the street for generations. There are also quite a few graduate students and young professionals that rent in on this street. We also have private parking in the driveway for anyone who has a vehicle.

We are clean, neat people and the apt. reflects that - it has new hardwood floors and a modern feel to it. There is free Wireless internet and the basement has a washer/dryer in it (coin-op). You share the kitchen with us - which is well stocked with pots and pans and a stove-top espresso coffee device.

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Quiet, calm and peaceful house.

4 minutes to Davis Subway and buses.

Free Private parking

Comfy bed with clean linens and towels provided.


Ceiling fan.

Washer/Dryer (Coin-op)in the basement.

Free wireless.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Lara was a friendly and helpful host whose place was clean and spotless. My stay was comfortable and effortless. My room had a separate entrance so I was afforded privacy and convenience. The location was less than a 5-minute walk to the T-subway (Red line) and just two short stops from Harvard Square. She is a very gracious and charming host. I highly recommend staying with Lara.

    June 2014
  • Lara my host was fantastic. She really went out of her way to make me feel at home during my stay. Her location is great and easy walking distance to the T. Quiet street so a good night's sleep is guaranteed.

    June 2014
    Response from Lara:

    Adam - thank you for your sweet words - you were an excellent guest !!

    June 2014
  • I had a great stay at Lara's place in Somerville. The room is comfortable, the location is just 5 minutes walking to the metro red line and Lara was a kind, hospitable host.

    It was a pleasure to stay there - thank you Lara!

    June 2014
  • Lara was extremely accommodating and friendly. Her place was super clean, REALLY close to the red line which is really convenient, and you have your own private entrance which is nice. The room was bright, big, and comfortable. I'd definitely recommend staying with her.

    May 2014
  • Lara is a very warm and friendly host who's always happy to tchat. Her place is perfectly situated, safe, clean and quiet : just what I needed for this few days in Boston. Just what I needed !

    December 2013
  • Great place to stay and the private entrance is very convenient

    November 2013
  • Great location a few steps from Davis Sq.
    Nice room with private access.
    Lara and Simo are very kind and friendly.

    November 2013
  • Quiet and close as advertised: Lara's place is two quick metro stops away from Harvard Square. I think I enjoyed the only peace and quiet in the Greater Boston Area on the night the Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway for the first time in almost a century. (Overheard two blocks away: "WOO! I want to flip over a CAR!" Overheard chez Lara: absolutely nothing.)

    The room is at the very front of the house, so the guest gets to use the front door as a private entrance and enjoys great light from the large windows. (There are shades, too, for those who like to sleep a little later.) Lara made sure an extra blanket and a space heater were available.

    Lara is very warm and welcoming and clearly likes meeting new people and hearing their stories. She was also kind and flexible enough to store my bags for a few hours after check out. Thank you!

    November 2013
  • Lara was a great hostess. The house is very convenient for various parts of Cambridge and Somerville and she's very helpful both in helping you get settled into the room and giving you any advice about navigating the area. Would definitely recommend.

    October 2013
  • I had a great stay with Lara! Her place is cozy, clean, and convenient. And Lara herself is fun, warm, and so welcoming.

    October 2013
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