Note: THIS PROPERTY IS UNHOSTED. YOU LET YOURSELF IN WITH THE ACCESS CODE. IF YOU RESERVE BE SURE TO BRING THE ACCESS CODE WITH YOU AS THERE IS NO HOST TO LET YOU INTO THE PROPERTY.
If this listing is booked, try my other listings for the same rooms in the same property. All listings are for all rooms in a category, either single or double. Listings are not for specific rooms. Like a hotel, WE DO NOT RESERVE specific rooms, but only room categories, either double or single.
Beautiful sunny furnished room in lovely, elegantly restored Victorian townhouse in a very desirable location 6 blocks from MIT and Harvard. THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AN APARTMENT, IT IS A TOWNHOUSE.
Quiet street, 1 block to Central T. 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.
No kitchen or common areas, host not in residence, just a wonderful location, and perfect for those seeking privacy. This small room with a twin bed measures 10' x 7' and has all amenities. 1/2 block from Mass Ave., 1 block to MBTA. Wireless internet included, cable TV in each room, free parking subject to availability. There is a large lot a block away, on the corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Prospect Street, that is free from 5pm Friday to 7am Monday, and 5pm to 7am weekdays. There is also parking available nearby at 260 and 438 Green Street. On-street meteres are free from 6pm to 8am and Saturday 6pm to Monday 8am.
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: 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 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.
Check-in is 6pm and checkout is 10am. You are welcome to leave your 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.
We are 2 blocks from the Central stop on the Red line. 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.
There is a parking lot at the corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Prospect St. There is also parking available nearby at 260 and 438 Green Street. And, meters out front are free 6pm-8am weekdays and Saturday 6pm-Monday 8am.
Access is through keypad only, no keys. We will provide the code prior to check-in.
Please note that in the United States (and everywhere outside Europe), the ground level entry floor is universally referred to as the "first floor." In Europe, the "first floor" is one flight up from the American "first floor." Likewise, the "second floor" in the US is ONE flight up from the entry floor; in Europe it is TWO flights up from the entry floor. Guests are kindly requested to familiarize themselves with the non-European conventions of referring to floors.
Pets are permitted on an exception basis with specific advance permission. Pets are not permitted to be left alone in rooms. Pets are not allowed on the bed nor furniture. Bedspreads and linen found with pet hair will need to be replaced as some of our guests are allergic to pet hair. For pets reported making noise such as barking, owners will be contacted immediately. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Guests are kindly reminded that while pets are welcome, any damage or extra cleaning, including hair removal and special cleaning due to allowing pets on coverlets, beds, or anywhere else will result in extra charges. Your cooperation is appreciated. We hope you will appreciate that the next guest expects a clean, hair-free, pet-smell-free listing.
Guests are kindly requested to remove the sheets, pillowcases, and towels and leave them in the washing machine on day of departure. Please carry out any trash, remove any articles left in the bath, and leave the room as it was found. 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.
Room of a size of a walk-in closet. No desk. Basically room for a bed and a chair and a tiny tv. Air in the room gets stuffy quickly. Emergency phone listed on the website doesn't work. The only positive thing is location. Otherwise unless you're on a super tight budget avoid like Ebola.
The space was as small as it seems, but it was nice to be able to go in and out with keyless entry. The bathroom was a bit dark and scary, but for a cheap place to crash, this was great.
La habitación pequeña es tal y como está descrita, pero es cómoda y luminosa. En general la casa está algo vieja, pero no está mal. John responde muy rápidamente a las dudas o problemas que haya. Lo mejor de este lugar es su ubicación: a 15 min andando de Harvard Square y en una calle muy tranquila. Muy cerca hay restaurantes, bares, tiendas, metro etc.... Lo malo fue el wifi ya que era difícil conectarse. Esto era un poco desesperante.
While the room was small and a little dated, it was very much what I expected based on commentary from other renters. Shared bathroom was not a problem - I never had to wait in line and other renters were very polite. As many others have mentioned, location is great.
However, I do feel the need to warn other renters about the security on the front door. While there is technically a key pad for locking the front door to the home, it was not locked a single time that I tried it (probably about 6 times over the course of 2 days). It would be very much worth the investment to upgrade to a door that automatically locks rather than trusting renters to perform the locking steps themselves (as it appears that very few took the time to do so). If this system was upgraded I would consider staying at this residence again. However until that point I would not feel safe staying here a second time.
Host was responsive. Lovely though aging neighborhood, very convenient location as it was right next to Central T-stop.
Room was not as pictured, and house in general was somewhat run-down and dusty, drawers were full of others' belongings, and one of the blankets did not appear freshly cleaned (luckily I had brought my own). Not for those used to staying in 4+ star hotels. Worked well enough for me, though -- the private access code meant I didn't have to trouble the host when I arrived at 3 a.m., and laundry facilities were very convenient.
Would stay again rather than pay $200-300/night for a Cambridge hotel.
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