About this listing
Lovely, private suite with bedroom, study with kitchenette, bathroom and access to back porch in a quiet, yet centrally located neighborhood. Family friendly. We provide a crib for a baby. Our address is 10 Howland Street.
Private suite (bedroom, study with kitchenette, and bath) with separate entrance in beautiful and quiet Cambridge Agassiz neighborhood. From our house, you can walk in ten minutes to Harvard Square, the MBTA subway line, Harvard Yard, and Lesley University. The Harvard Law School, School of Engineering, and Divinity School are 5 minutes away. A full service supermarket is just around the corner.
The rooms are on the first floor of a Victorian single family house; we live above.
When you stay with us during the warmer months, you are welcome to use the small deck in the back.
The suite is equipped with:
- wireless internet
- large flat screen TV (with streaming capabilities for Hulu plus and Netflix)
- Bose radio with cable for iPod or IPad
- kitchenette with small fridge, microwave oven, toaster
- Keurig Coffee brewer
- basic kitchen utensils and tableware
- sheets and towels
- additional (twin size) mattress upon request
- crib for an infant or toddler
- air-conditioning during warm season
- maps of Cambridge and Boston, list of local restaurants
The price is valid for 2 persons (30 dollars extra for a third guest over the age of 6).
We have been living in our house in Cambridge for 20 years and are happy to share with you some great tips on how to explore our wonderful city and it surroundings.
Basement with washer-dryer, exercise machine (elliptical trainer with a computer to watch shows or films), back porch with table and chairs.
Interaction with Guests
We love to welcome our guests whenever possible and we are always happy to say hello, hear how their visit is going, and answer questions they may have about sights in the area or more general issues. But the suite is independent from our own part of the house, which ensures our guests full privacy.
Our neighborhood is both well connected to Harvard university and all kinds of sources of entertainment. At the same time, it is quiet and family-oriented and very safe. In addition, parking, a problem in some parts of Cambridge close to campus, is very easy on our street. We provide a permit. It's in the suite, easy to see.
If you have a car, we provide a permit that enables you to park in our neighborhood. It's in the suite, easy to see. There is ample parking on our street. If you have no car, the T stations Harvard and Porter Squares are about at a 10-15 minute walking distance. A bus line on Mass Avenue is about 5 minutes away. it is easy to get to the center of Boston.
If you prefer to bike, there is a Hubway (bike sharing program) station about 6 minutes from our house.
Please see: https://www.thehubway.com/stations
The size of Cambridge makes it a perfect city to explore on foot and easy access to the subway and bus enables you to enjoy Boston as well.
Other Things to Note
We can communicate with our guests in English and also in French and German (and some Italian).
Safety: the suite is equipped with a smoke detector, a carbon monoxide detector, and a fire extinguisher (under the sink).
Make sure all lights, and appliances, tv etc. are turned off when you out of of the suite.
Lock the doors.
Our cat Boris is is a very friendly indoor/outdoors cat who should not be allowed in the suite. He has long hair and can cause allergies.
No smoking in or near the house. You are welcome to use the back yard (an ashtray is available).
About the Host, Nadine And Bernd
We live in a comfortable Victorian House in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Cambridge, very close to the Harvard campus. I am a Professor of French and my husband a university administrator. We have lived here for decades, but we maintain strong ties to Europe, where our daughters are studying and where we go often to spend time with our families. Bernd's family lives in the Rhine region of Germany and Nadine's in Provence. We love to welcome guests from around the world to our great city.