About this listing
Central Square is an awesome, multicultural neighborhood and we're right in the heart of it! You'll have your own private room and bathroom and access to the kitchen, living room and balcony in our beautiful, top-floor apartment with stunning views.
If you are going to visit Boston and or Cambridge, this is the place to stay. Located in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge, we offer easy access to everything Boston and Cambridge have to offer. We are steps from a variety of restaurants, nightlife, and Public Transportation, and close to Harvard, MIT and downtown Boston. This is a great location for visiting Harvard, MIT and or BU.
-Public Transportation: The Central Square subway 'T' Stop on the Red Line, the #1 Bus which runs up and down Massachusetts Avenue, and a cab stand are all steps away. And we mean literally steps away, you can see them from the front door.
-Cambridge sites: We are equidistant between Harvard and MIT: Both are 5 mins away by public transport, or a lovely 15-20 min walk.
-Downtown Boston is a short 5 minute ride on either the subway or the bus.
-We provide travel tips and places to check out around Cambridge/Boston upon request.
Taken great care of by a young professional couple in their late-20s/early 30s, this private room features:
- Full-Size bed with nice cotton bedding
- Room features a chaise lounge, set of drawers and closet space
- Private bathroom (you won't have to share while you are here!) with towels and toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap) so no need to check your bags to get liquids.
- Other amenities: hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
The decor is contemporary with black wood, beige carpeting and colorful art. The room comes with other modern amenities provided in our 2-bedroom apartment: private bedroom, wireless Internet, TV (basic cable), kitchen, private bathroom and a (coin or credit card) laundry room downstairs. We are on the top floor of our elevator-serviced building, and have a large balcony with a beautiful view of Cambridge. There is also a small gym available in the building.
Please check the Calendar tab for the room's availability, and if it looks available, send us a message with any questions you have.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Is there parking nearby?
We have a Cambridge visitor pass for our guests: parking is first-come-first served, but you can usually find something within walking distance. On weekends and evenings there is free parking at metered locations within walking distance.
There is a paid public parking garage next door, the Green Street Parking Garage and their rates are around $13/day.
What kind of interaction can I expect?
We've had guests we've gotten to know, who have hung out with us and joined us for dinner with friends. We've also had guests who wish to come and go with little interaction. We are flexible. Feel free to give us a sense of your schedule when you arrive.
What kind of noise level can I expect?
We live on a fairly busy city street, but the apartment is on the tenth floor so there can be some street noise but no one has ever complained.
What control do I have over heat/AC?
There are two controls in the apartment: one controls your space and the common areas of the apartment, and one controls our space. You are welcome to raise/lower the heat/AC to meet your needs (warning: the heat is pretty sensitive, and it can get pretty hot after a small adjustment!).
We have a pretty big apartment and the only area you won't have access to is our private area in the back. You'll have full access to the living room (feel free to watch TV or lounge on the couch!), dining area, kitchen and our beautiful balcony in addition to your private room and bathroom. Our building also has a gym downstairs that you're welcome to use as well - just let us know and we can let you know where it is.
Interaction with guests
Don't be afraid to ask questions! We are flexible and happy to help answer your questions. We work and attend medical school full-time during the weeks so we are usually around early in the mornings and in the evenings, but you'll always be able to reach us via Airbnb messaging, text or email.
#1: Please communicate, communicate, communicate. Don't be afraid to ask questions! We are flexible and the apartment can be as well. Most likely, we'll be happy to accommodate your needs and you'll be happy in return!
#2. Please no smoking in our apartment or around our apartment building. It's a smoke-free property.
#3. Please be respectful of our space, our belongings, and our neighbors.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
A little bit about Rory and Braidie:
Rory and Braidie moved to this apartment in June 2013 and have been Airbnb hosts since then.
Braidie is a medical student at Tufts, in her mid-20s. She grew up in Vancouver, BC and her love of the Canucks often conflicts with Rory's Boston Bruins. Braidie is known for her energy and hospitality. Braidie also plays hockey, enjoys doing yoga and pilates, and reads. Braidie is a graduate of Amherst College.
Rory is an entrepreneur in his late 20s working on a women's health company. He was born in London and lived in Ireland before growing up in Worcester, MA for most of his life. People who meet Rory usually take note of his love of all kinds of food, which may stem from his family's restaurant back home. Rory also plays soccer, reads and enjoys messing around with new technologies. Rory is a graduate of Amherst College.