About this listing
A lovely room with a big view of the Charles River. An antique double bed and a private bath, wifi, tv, ac, coffee machine and hair dryer. Great location for jogging along the river and a short walk to Harvard Square. Perfect for a guest visiting Harvard University for a few days but also for those who want to take the "T" to Boston.
I enjoyed my stay at Polly's place very much. The location was very convenient for me (and easy walk to Harvard Square, then the T). The house is a nice (older) house with character. I enjoyed having breakfast with Polly each morning and chatting about (mostly) Boston - she knows a lot about the area. She was a great host.
Polly was a wonderful hostess, making me feel completely welcome -- even to the point of accommodating a late-night arrival. Her breakfasts of eggs, French toast with local maple syrup, and (most importantly) strong coffee were the perfect fuel for morning explorations of Boston. Polly clearly knows and loves the Cambridge area, and offered great suggestions about what to do, see, and eat.
The Riverbend Bed and Breakfast itself is in a charming and safe location, 10 minutes' walk from Harvard Square. Couldn't be easier to get around from this cozy home base. Air conditioning and wifi worked flawlessly. Highly recommended!
It was a pleasure to stay at Polly's house, she is a really nice and welcoming host. The room is just like in the picture, with well functioning air condition and wifi. Very nice and quite area next to the Charles river, just 10 minutes by foot from the lively Harvard Square. From there there it is just another 15 minutes by subway to Boston downtown. A perfect place to stay.
Polly was a very welcoming and caring host. Although she had broken her leg everything was well prepared when I arrived and breakfast was ready every morning.
The room and bathroom were clean and I had them all for myself.
The house is situated next to the river and Harvard square and the metro station are in good walking distance. If you are a light sleeper (which I am unfortunately) some earplugs for the night could be helpful since there is a street with lots of traffic in front of the house.
Whether you are there for business or pleasure I can only recommend this host.
Enjoy your stay!
Listing description totally accurate. There was great communication with the host. The neighborhood was quiet and close to everything.
The stay with Polly went well. Comfortable room and good location in Cambridge. We appreciated the breakfast that was provided. The wifi was spotty at times.
I could not have been made more welcome by Polly. She has been warm but not intrusive. I have felt totally at home. Her home is warm and welcoming, just as the photos show. I felt more like a family guest than a lodger. I enjoyed fresh fruit and yoghurt for breakfast, and scrambled eggs if desired. Wonderful! Most of all I have enjoyed conversations with Polly.
The proximity to Harvard University (just a 12 minute walk) has been a real bonus.
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to stay here. I could not recommend Riverbend B&B more highly.
Ron Paterson, Auckland, New Zealand