User Profile Image

Harvard/MIT Elegant Apt. Amazing location!

United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
3 Beds
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
419 travelers saved this place

About this listing

Amazing location! Walk to MIT, Harvard, downtown Boston. Historical townhouse with lovely period detail, layout provides great privacy. On a quiet side street, only a block or two from subway and the top happening neighborhood shops, cafes, parks.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 6PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $600
Cancellation: Strict


The space


Note: Rhodesian Ridgeback dog lives here from time to time! There may be dog hair in the apartment! If this is at all a problem, we suggest you reserve another listing. Thanks!

If this listing is booked, try my other listings for the same rooms in the same property. Beautiful sunny furnished garden-level apartment in lovely, elegantly restored Victorian townhouse in a very desirable location. Quiet street, 1 block to Central Red Line T subway, bus and hubway biycles. One queen bed in the bedroom, plus one pull-put queen bed in the living room.

The house is in a vibrant area with lots of cool pubs, restaurants, bookstores, art galleries, grocery stores, banks, etc, but on a very quiet side street, so it offers the best of all worlds. Wonderful location, and perfect for those seeking privacy. 1/2 block from Mass Ave., 1 block to MBTA. Wireless internet included, cable TV, free parking subject to availability. There are parking lots nearby 260 and 438 Green Street. Meters are free 6pm-8am weekdays and Saturday 6pm-Monday 8am. And, limited parking on premises when available is $19/night, by advance arrangement.

Perfect for a friendly but focused professional/visiting professor/grad student. Harvard/MIT visiting professors and PhD students often stay here as well. It is a quiet environment, perfect for studying or quiet rest.

Note: NO utensils, dishes or cookware provided, you may bring in your own disposable items. Guests must remove all kitchen trash daily from premises.

Queen real bed in bedroom. Pull-out queen futon in living room.

Daily rate does NOT include kitchen use, cleaning nor daily kitchen trash removal. If guests use the kitchen, they are expected to clean kitchen thoroughly after use and remove all trash daily. If kitchen is used or excessive trash is left for removal, an additional $25-$50 cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit, depending on use.

Note: confidential key code provided prior to check-in. This is key-access service, host is not in residence. Caretaker nearby and from time to time in residence, always available to respond by phone or text to any problems, issues concerns or requests. Guests wishing interaction with a live-in host would be most comfortable choosing a different accommodation.

We provide a great location and lovely, comfortable, private rooms, no host interaction. NB we have multiple listings, if dates are unavailable on this listing you may try one of the other listings. All listings are for the same rooms. Check-in 6pm, check-out 10am. Keycodes are provided at 6pm on day of arrival, through the Airbnb channel. Guests are welcome to leave their bags in the front hall prior to 6pm.

Guest access

No keys, keycode access only. Keycode sent by 6pm checkin on day of arrival through Airbnb channel only.

Interaction with guests

Host not in residence. All interaction via the Airbnb channel, as it keeps all communication together in one place for easy reference.

The neighborhood

The house is in a vibrant area with lots of cool pubs, restaurants, bookstores, art galleries, grocery stores, banks, etc, but on a very quiet side street, so it offers the best of all worlds.

Getting around

"Central" Red Line Subway, bus and hubway bicycle stops 1 block away. Or, walk 6 blocks from Harvard and MIT. Can't get more central or convenient that this! Signs at the airport inform how to get to the subway, Red line, and Central stops. We suggest you (website hidden) map the address and bring the directions with you, we don’t want to give you misleading directions.

Other things to note

All guests are kindly reminded:

All guests are requested to PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK THE FRONT DOOR BEHIND YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT USING THE CODE AGAIN. The door does not lock automatically behind you! Please turn around after you leave the house and ENTER THE CODE and TURN THE KNOB ON THE KEYPAD, just as you did when you entered. Thank you!

Please note that a Rhodesian Ridegeback dog visits on this property from time to time. If you are allergic to dogs this is not the place for you! While the apartment is cleaned professionally, there may be dog hair in the apartment. PLEASE NOTE THIS! Again, if dog hair is AT ALL a problem, we suggest you find another listing.

Hello, All guests are kindly reminded:

All guests are requested to please be sure to use the PLASTIC shower curtain, it needs to be INSIDE the tub and FULLY extended, like anywhere else, else you will cause a flood all over the floor.

Thank you very much.

NOTE: Like a hotel, please be aware that cleaners enter guest rooms periodically to clean. They knock first! We like to keep a clean, neat environment.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 6PM - 10PM.

Check-in is 6pm and checkout is 10am. Guests are welcome to leave their bags early or late, no need to make special arrangements. The room will not be ready before 6pm. The cleaners are in the house at times throughout the day and night to ensure all is in order.

There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the premises. This means smoking is not allowed on the front porch nor the sidewalk in front of the house, as loitering there is noted by neighbors and others. NOTE: guests who smoke in the house will incur a $700 cleaning fee to get the smoke smell and residue out of linens and everywhere.

We maintain quiet hours fro 10pm to 8am. During this time guests are requested to refrain from loud television, loud talking, talking in the halls, and heavy footsteps on the stairs, and anything else that may disturb the rest of others. Thank you for your cooperation.

Upon departure, guests are kindly requested to remove the sheets, pillowcases, and towels and leave them in the hamper next to the washing machine on the second floor on day of departure. If the hamper is full, please leave them in the laundry bag provided.

Guests are kindly requested please to leave all trash in the bathroom and leave the rooms as they were found. Please do NOT attempt to dispose of trash in neighbors bins, the exterior is under camera surveillance and neighbors take great offense immediately at improper exterior trash disposal. This is a dense urban area, exterior trash disposal attracts rodents. To be clear, there is NO exterior trash disposal permitted at all ANYWHERE. This rule is taken very seriously. Thank you for your cooperation. The cleaners will do the heavy cleaning. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

In conformance with Airbnb's policy, Guests are kindly reminded they shouldn't be uploading, downloading, or viewing anything illegally with the Internet access provided. If they use our network, they agree to use it only for legal purposes and they promise not to use it for illegal uploading, downloading, or other illegal activities.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

130 Reviews

Check In

This host has 840 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews

Your Host



Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in November 2009

Hi, we are busy professionals.

Response rate: 100%(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

Social Connections

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is John’s place.
Andrew helps host.
You won’t be charged yet