Friendly+Sunny Room+8m to Red Line!

Apartment - Private room · Rice St, Mid-Cambridge, MA 02140, United States

The Space

Welcome! We're a magnificent cat/cat-lady duo with room to spare in North Cambridge, right off Massachusetts Avenue and just outside character-heavy Davis Square.

This is a private room in my sunny two-bedroom apartment, furnished with a desk, comfy chair, and a quality, queen-size air bed. The rooms are on separate sides of the apartment, affording a bit more privacy.

On a budget? Well, who isn't. Use my kitchen to make yourself a sandwich: there's fabulous local grocery store and a couple international grocery stores within blocks, and a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, 1.1 miles away). Free wireless internet. Street parking available with my guest permit.

Seven- or eight-minute walk to Davis Square and the Red Line, the line of choice during winter months, since the platforms are underground. Two minutes to the 77 bus stop which takes you directly into Porter and Harvard Squares (6 and 12 minutes by bus, respectively). Harvard Law is just 1.5 miles away, if you prefer walking. Want to get to downtown Boston? That's 25 minutes to Park Street, the Freedom Trail, and the beautiful Boston Commons.

In the interest of full disclosure: there's a parking lot beside the house, so there's passing, audible conversation outside during the dinner hours. However, it's a family steakhouse, so there are no drunk hooligans shouting at one another. Families; also, the elderly. I think they bus them in on Sunday afternoons...

I'm happy to host stays of up to a couple weeks or so: both I and the fur ball are friendly and easy to get along with. Sharing spaces is in my blood: my family lived in another family's extra bedroom for a year, and we passed it forward by hosting others in need of living space for years thereafter.

Amenities:
-Private room, shared bath
-Free street parking (with my permit)
-Free wireless internet
-Linens and towels
-Iron and ironing board
-Blow dryer if you need one
-I prefer check-in anytime after 3pm and check-out before noon (so I have time to clean!) but I can usually be flexible.
Languages: English (native); French (rusty)

Note: Just because life can change and I don't want to leave anybody in the lurch, I don't start accepting reservations until about three months before the date in question, so if you inquire well before then, I'm afraid my response will be try me later!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Airbed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • I had a very pleasant stay with Randi. The bedroom was spacious and I appreciated the desk to work on and wireless. Location is great, just a short walk to Davis Square.

    January 2014
  • Randi is a sweetheart, very easygoing. I enjoyed my stay and would stay there again. She is very gracious and the room is perfect for your needs. Only nice things to say about her and my overnight stay!

    January 2014
  • Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere – Randy is a great host. Clean and spacious room. I've stayed at many different places in Cambridge and Boston, that's one of the best! Located next to Porter Square, my top recommendation for Cambridge.

    November 2013
  • Randi is a great host and the room was a perfect accommodation, the area is very safe with some nice bars and restaurants, the metro red line is 5 minutes away, and you can easily reach Cambridge and boston downtown I definitely enjoyed my stay with Randi and I would surely recommend this room! Thanks for everything Randi, take care!

    November 2013
  • Great hostess! Straight forward and very nice.

    November 2013
  • I met the cat and the cat lady, I stepped into the tastefully furnished spared space, and, of course, could not miss the books. Amassing such a diverse collection, full of surprises, speaks of a generous mind, not to be trapped by a single enthusiasm. The silent speech of all those titles was clarifying. It awakened memories, regrets, desires old and new. I also enjoyed talking with Randi and appreciate her trust and hospitality.

    November 2013
  • It was a pleasure to stay with Randi! She made me feel welcome and was very accommodating during my stay. I would definitely stay there again.

    November 2013
  • Randi is very accomodating, the area is safe and has a nice organic farm (go to Pemberton) and several bars within walking distance. The red line is under 5 minutes away, the connection takes you past Harvard Square into the city. We definitely enjoyed our stay!

    September 2013
  • Randi's home is located within a quick walk to Davis square. It is a great home and we did not have any trouble finding parking on the street. Randi is very friendly and provides much privacy.

    September 2013
  • Our stay with Randi was short and sweet. She gave great directions from the Red Line Subway system, and it was a easy walk.
    She is welcoming and friendly, and we felt right at home there. I spent the evening drooling over her book collection!
    There is a great natural grocery store within walking distance, along with other shops and cafes.
    Overall, a perfect place to stay.

    August 2013
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Languages
English, Français
School
Wellesley College, Washington University in St. Louis
Work
MIT, White Whale Review
About
Working at MIT, get to take lunch beside the Charles River most days. You know what's great? The Charles River. Also, sailboats. Interests: Cats, Art, Adding things to recipes, Single malt scotch, Walking, Reading, Walking while reading, Fire escapes, Talking with people who are passionate about something. I have a lot of books, FYI. As a host, I'm a welcoming, helpful kind of person, but I'm responsive to whatever your desires are. I'm out frequently No pressure to socialize.
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