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.
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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).
We stay here for about six days. The neighborhood was nice and quiet. Bernd welcomed us to the suite when we arrived and gave us an introduction and quick tour as well and had provided a list of nearby places in the area that might be of interest. He was very helpful and accommodating. Nadine was very friendly when we met her, and she speaks italian very well. The area is a perfect base to stay whilst visiting Boston, just a 10/15 minute walk from Harvard Yard and then Harvard Square. We had everything we could need for our stay.
We had a wonderfully pleasant stay here. The suite was clean, quiet and had all of the ammenities needed for our stay. The area is a perfect base to stay whilst visiting Boston, just a 10/15 minute walk from Harvard Yard and then T (subway). All communications were helpful and friendly and hosting was welcoming and unobtrusive. This was our first AirBnB visit, and due to our great experience here we will be definately be booking through them again. Thanks Nadine and Bernd!
The perfect place to stay while we visited nearby family. In a quiet, pleasant residential neighborhood, easy walking distance from wonderful Harvard museums and plenty of restaurants. Bernd was an unobtrusive but helpful and available host. The amenities in the suite were thoughtful--including "pods" for the coffee maker, dishes and a small kitchen area with table, Bose speakers with connection for our electronic devices, excellent towels, and (a must for us) good reading lights everywhere!
Bernd very welcoming and helpful with restaurant recommendations. Rooms were comfortable. For seniors, however, the bathtub was an insurmountable challenge.
The emails provided any necessary background and instructions. The location is easily walkable to Harvard campus and square. Bernd welcomed me to the suite when I arrived and gave me an introduction and quick tour as well. He was very helpful and accommodating. We had a great stay and would be happy to return. Thank you Bernd!
Fabulous for the Schlesinger Researcher! Perfect little hideaway about 15 minute walk from Radcliffe yard, 5 minutes to grocery store, appointed with Keurig, small wine fridge and microwave, all you need to make the most of every work moment. The best part - a claw foot tub for soaking. Hosts have seen to every small detail, lamps all over, nice seating, comfortable bed, sheets so soft I actually looked at the tag to see what brand they were. I look forward to returning!
The host, Bernd, was there when I arrived and was very welcoming. He did a quick run-down of where things were, how things worked etc. There were also printed instructions, maps and information about the area - restaurants and so on. All very helpful.
The unit was as described - nicely decorated and set up. Comfortable bed, lots of hangers in the closet (always a plus!), Wi-Fi, Netflix etc.
I was staying a week so the privacy was really important to me - my own entrance, bathroom, den/kitchen-y area with fridge and coffee maker etc were much appreciated.
There was a minor problem with a 'chirping' smoke alarm and Bernd put that right as soon as I notified him.
I would definitely stay again if I were to return to Cambridge any time and can strongly recommend this place.
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.