Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
$100
Per Night
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Studio steps from MIT and Harvard!
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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $40
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

Perfect spot to visit MIT, Harvard, BU, or any of Boston and Cambridge! The space is located in the garden level of our home with its own separate, private entrance and a private full bathroom! The room comes with a flat screen TV w/cable (Sho-time and HBO), Wi-Fi, microwave, toaster, and refrigerator.

NOTE: There is NO kitchen- no stove, oven, or sink. Think of it more as an enhanced hotel room.

You will have a very nice, clean room, comfortable bed, and, of course, clean sheets and towels!

Enjoy being in the heart of Cambridge! This Central Square house is located 5 walking minutes from the Red Line and many bus lines. Easy access to Harvard, MIT, BU, Downtown Boston, Mass. General Hospital, TD Garden (for all concerts, hockey, and basketball games!), and Fenway Park!

In the neighborhood you will find a Star Market, two Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, a grocery Coop, countless independent coffee shops, book stores, and restaurants. Shopping is just a short distance to Harvard Square, Newbury Street or Copley Mall. We are also only 4 blocks away from The Middle East restaurant and concert venue.

If you need parking, just let us know in advance. Parking in Boston and Cambridge is not easy, so we definitely need to have a heads up! We have a visitor pass for any stays 3 days or less, so that is super easy, but over three days requires approval from the city of Cambridge. Or you can park in the garage up the street.

If it's your first time to Boston, we would be more than happy to help you navigate your way!

We do have two dogs who live upstairs. They do not go downstairs, however, so you can be confident of that!

Please take note of a the check in and check out times. We would love to be flexible, but we have to know in advance your desired times. We can't accommodate them always, but would love to try! We just too often have guests arriving the same day as guests are leaving.

The most common question we get is "what's the internet password?" It's in the house manual, so you don't have to wait for me to answer you to get online :)

Also, I try to contact everyone days before they arrive about keys and precise directions But we have guests coming and going almost every day, so please try your best to contact me for this information. Particularly if you are an international traveler, because calling costs are expensive!

Please read the House Manual once your reservation is complete. It contains instructions on getting the key and specific directions to the room since you do NOT access the room through my home; it has a separate entrance.

I know there is A LOT of info, but it's a house not a hotel :) Please try to read through it all, because it is really all important info to make your stay and travel experience go as smooth as possible.

Enjoy a huge, clean, private room with its own entrance and private bathroom. Unbeatable location. Cable TV, WiFi, coffee maker, electric kettle, refrigerator, microwave, and toaster oven.

I rarely meet the guests, as their room and bathroom is on a different level than my regular living quarters. I always inform the guests if I do have to enter "their rented space" (sometimes i need something from the storage room), but mostly, unless a guest would like to meet me, i allow them to enjoy their time and space privately. I am always home upstairs; however, in case they need anything (and because I live there :) ).

It's very quiet, but only a 5 minute walk from everything you could need in Central Square. The convenience is unbeatable. We are located next to one of Cambridge's public gardens, and in the summer time it is absolutely beautiful.

The Red Line, Boston's best subway line, is only a 5 minute walk away. The #1 Bus is also only a 5 minute walk away, and the #47 bus, which takes you down by Fenway Park, stops only a one minute walk away!

Guest Access

Enjoy a huge, clean, private room with its own private entrance and private bathroom. Unbeatable location. Cable TV, WiFi, coffee maker, electric kettle, refrigerator, microwave, and toaster oven.

Interaction with Guests

I rarely meet the guests, as their room and bathroom is on a different level than my regular living quarters. I always inform the guests if I do have to enter "their rented space" (sometimes i need something from the storage room), but mostly, unless a guest would like to meet me, i allow them to enjoy their time and space privately. I am always home upstairs; however, in case they need anything (and because I live there :) ).

The Neighborhood

It's very quiet, but only a 5 minute walk from everything you could need in Central Square. The convenience is unbeatable. We are located next to one of Cambridge's public gardens, and in the summer time it is absolutely beautiful.

Getting Around

The Red Line, Boston's best subway line, is only a 5 minute walk away. The #1 Bus is also only a 5 minute walk away, and the #47 bus, which takes you down by Fenway Park, stops only a one minute walk away!

Other Things to Note

Because you are have a private entrance, we ask that you do not send deliveries to 10 watson st, as they will come to our front door. If you need to order food or meet a friend, please ask them to call you before they arrive so that you can meet them out front.

We are a condo unit with close neighbors and we also often work from home. Therefore, we request that you do not invite friends here to hang out and that you keep noise levels down so that we can continue to share in the airbnb community. Thank you!

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House Rules

Part (or maybe most) of Boston's charm is that it is one of America's oldest cities. That means that the homes are often hundreds of years old, and ours is no exception!

Please do not put any food stuffs or other non liquids down the drains. There are garbage cans outside of the house to toss your left over food or any other items that need immediate disposal.

Do NOT flush paper towels or food!

Do NOT put food down the sink or tub drains or toilet.

There is no smoking in the house, but feel free to step outside. Just clean up after yourself :)

Even if your stay is under 3 days, I need to know in advance of your parking needs! You must park on the street (not in neighbors' driveways) and you must RETURN the parking pass to us. We only get one pass a year so if you don't leave it for us, that means other guests (plus our own friends and family) can no longer come to visit with a car.

Thanks!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay
Studio steps from MIT and Harvard!
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About the Host, Kristina

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