Hancock at the Corner

Apartment - Private room · Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States

Accommodations are a private room and private use of a bathroom in a Victorian house. The home features 10+ceilings,original tin ceilings and fireplaces. It is centrally located to Central, Harvard and Inman Squares and is an easy walk to the MBTA.

The Space

A well-appointed private one bedroom with a working fireplace in a Victoiran home. Full sized four poster bed with closet, desk and bureau, small couch for your personal use. Hancock at the Corner is centrally located between Harvard and Central Squares in a residential neighborhood. Full bath. Harvard and Central Squares and MBTA Red Line station stop are all 10 minutes walks. MIT not far away. MGH and Boston very accessible. Private bath and wireless internet. Off-street parking available upon arrangement.

Relaxed and friendly, an easy-going environment perfect for sightsighting, conference folks and all around visting. Easy walking distance to all sorts of restaurants and eateries from upscale to on-the run. Breakfast is supplied.

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to come and go as they please. Breakfast supplies are available; coffee, tea, yogurt, cereal, milk, bread, jams & jellies.The coffee maker and hot water kettle are in the kitchen and guests are encouraged to help themselves in the morning. In good weather (or in times a smoke is needed, including winter time) there is a covered front porch. In winter months, and at an additional charge, arrangements can be made to use the bedroom's fireplace. People are welcome to use the living room/dining room for breakfast. The washer and dryer can be made available with some advance notice.

Interaction with Guests

My schedule is not set. More often then not, I am here. There are occasions when I am not. I try always to be available to guests by telephone or text and am happy to come by if that type of assistance is needed. If guests do need assistance I am happy to help. If people are coming without smartphones or tablets and/or computers it would be great to have a heads if they need assistance.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $725 /week
Monthly Price: $2650 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a great stay at Hancock at the Corner. Elizabeth was a gracious host, flexible and generous. She was very helpful getting us oriented when we first arrived and mapping out driving routes around the city. The bedroom is large and comfortable, with thoughtful amenities like a pitcher of filtered water. The private bathroom is small but entirely adequate; comfortable use of the kitchen and dining room helped make this an enjoyable stay. The location is perfect on a broad but calm residential street, short walks from Harvard and Central Squares.

    April 2014
  • "Hancock at the Corner" was a home-away-from-home. Not exactly what the photos showed, but clean, welcoming and very comfortable. The bedroom was special--wonderful mattress and linens, a sweet room which was fully furnished and equipped for light working as well as sleeping. The host, Elizabeth was exceptionally kind, taking pity on me and my sprained ankle and giving me a ride into Harvard. (Thank you again!) Perfectly located for everything in Cambridge.

    April 2014
  • Elizabeth was kind and accommodating. The location is convenient, close to both Central and Harvard.

    April 2014
  • Elizabeth was accommodating, allowing us to bring our bags early and hold our bags later. The bedroom itself was clean and nicely sized as depicted, but my friend and I did find tiny ants in the room, so don't leave any food out! The living room space was not as user friendly as depicted and the house's appearance outside made us think we had the wrong location. The bedroom was sufficient and the location is very convenient especially for those wanting to be near Central or Harvard.

    March 2014
  • You share the downstairs level of a large house with Elizabeth. Lots of pluses. Great location. Wonderful host, organized with lots of helpful tips, maps and an orientation sheet. Generous sharing of laundry facilities and breakfast goodies. The room is large, warm in the cold and the bed is heavenly, especially with flannel sheets. A few minuses. The bathroom (private, a plus!) is small though adequate. There was a faint smell of heating oil in the common areas, though not so much to be offputting. The beautiful living room in the picture wasn't really usable because Elizabeth had papers on the table and coffee table (looked like taxes so I understand.) Biggest minus was the entrance and outside appearance. I was sure I had the wrong address and quite apprehensive when I first came. A little clean-up would go a long way. But minor in comparison to the pluses. The location can't be beat. And Elizabeth is the perfect host.

    March 2014
  • Convenient location to either MIT or Harvard. The room is at the front of the house, but still quiet. Elizabeth has lots of resources for new visitors to the city.

    February 2014
  • Elizabeth was a very welcoming host, and wanted to make sure I had enough warm clothes and heat for the cold weather. The bedroom was comfortable and generous, with high ceilings, a good bed, and a desk to work at and a comfortable couch for sitting. Though facing the main street, I was not at all bothered by street noise at night. Nice neighborhood within easy walking distance of the Harvard campus and Central Square/Mass Ave. I did not take up the offer of using the kitchen for breakfast (nearby coffeehouses), but it appeared that that would have been easy.

    February 2014
  • Elizabeth was a wonderful,gracious host. She had everything we needed, from tea and coffee in the morning to books and maps of the surrounding neighborhood. She gave us privacy but was also available to answer questions about where to eat, the subway, taxis, etc. Her house is lovely and located in a very nice,quiet neighborhood within walking distance of a whole foods market, Starbucks and several great places to eat. We will definitely be back!

    December 2013
  • My professors visited Cambridge for a conference at MIT for three days. Elizabeth was a wonderful, very kind, and helpful host. She prepared everything we needed, she also prepared campus map! Her house was very warm, comfortable. Hope they will also stay her place again!

    November 2013
  • Elizabeth was warm and welcoming. The room was comfortable and well furnished, and the apartment as conveniently located. I highly recommend Elizabeth's place.

    November 2013
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I reallly enjoy being in mid-Cambridge. Cambridge offers all sorts of choices from a variety of music, all sorts of really good eating and places to hang out along with the museums or just a great walk along the Charles River. Boston is easy access on the Red Line which means Charles Street, the North End, the Haymarket and Newbury Street are moments away. I enjoy all of it.
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