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.

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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 Victorian home. Full sized four poster bed with closet, desk and bureau, small couch for your personal use. Hancock on 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 stops are both 10-15 minutes walks. MIT is not far away. MGH and Boston very accessible. Private bath and wireless internet. Off-street parking available upon arrangement. Please note the bath is not attached to the bedroom. Fresh bed linens and towels are supplied. There is a hair dryer provided and an iron and iron board available for those who need it.

Relaxed and friendly, an easy-going environment perfect for sightseeing, conference folks and all around visiting. 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 much appreciated to have a heads up if they will need travel planning assistance.

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood in mid-Cambridge is primarily residential, a mix of single family homes, condominiums and apartments. The streets are tree lined and many of the properties have some sort of greenery in the front. What is really great abut my neighborhood is that it is centrally located between three "hot spots." Those areas are Central Square, Harvard Square and Inman Square. Central Square is known for it music venues, restaurants, and a variety of eclectic shops along Massachusetts Avenue and on the side streets. In addition to a Whole Foods in easy walking distance we now have an H Mart in Central Square with the Harvest Food Co-op is across the street. Inman Square offers a variety of restaurants too as well as Christina's Homemade Ice Cream and several well-known sandwich shops. Restaurants variety from more expensive to less. There are two take out or eat-in places, one for Indian food and the other Mexican. Harvard Square also in walking distance offers again a variety of restaurants, small and larger stores including more nationally recognized brands such as Anthropologie, Ann Taylor, EMS (Eastern Mountain Sport) as well as the Harvard Coop.

Getting around

My place is a 10 minute walk to the Red Line in Central Square. From the Red Line getting into Boston is a snap and once there you easily can make connections to other lines. We also have buses. The MBTA, our mass transit authority, has a Website that gives information about their services and a trip planner tab. In Cambridge it is best to plan to call a taxi and arrange to be picked up unless you are at one of our hotels like the Charles Hotel in Central Square or some of the ones near the Kendall Square area. Walking is a way of life in Cambridge. We also have Hub way bikes which is a bike rental service where you can pick up a bike in one place and leave it at another Hub way location. It is also possible to rent bikes if you plan to be here for a longer stay. Best way to the airport is either by subway (the Red Line from Central Square to South Station, then change to the Silver Line going to the airport) or by taxi. Our area does have Uber ride if you have been using that service.

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
  • Elizabeth and her lovely home could not have been a more ideal fit for our family's stay in Cambridge. She was very meticulous in providing all the information and amenities needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

    June 2014
  • Very convenient to Harvard (10 min walk). Gracious host, comfortable bed.

    June 2014
  • Elizabeth was a great host. She made us feel at home. The house was nice, clean and convenient to Harvard and Central Squares. There was a bike share station across the street. She provided milk and cereals for breakfast which was a nice touch.

    June 2014
  • Had a wonderful time at Hancock at the Corner. Room and host both great, with plentiful towels, city information, breakfast all included. Down the street from a great coffee shop and easily accessible to subway and walkable to Harvard Square.

    June 2014
  • Er was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. The room was beautiful and clean. Would highly recommend and stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Wonderful experience here, host was very helpful to Boston newcomers. Accommodations were very clean, spacious bedroom with desk, a love seat, and comfortable bed. Bathroom also very clean, but a bit cramped. Access to Boston via the T was easier than I expected, with a short, pleasant walk to the Red Line station and trains that stop frequently.

    May 2014
  • April 2014
  • Very quiet and comfortable. Not to mention only about a 10ish walk to the T, so quite convenient!

    April 2014
  • Elizabeth was a thoughtful hostess; she provided us with maps of the city and made sure we knew where we were going. She also allowed us to adjust the thermostat and gave us a space heater when the guestroom got a bit chilly.
    The room was clean with plenty of space to hang up/store clothes, and there were toiletries provided in the bathroom.
    She allowed us to drop our bags off earlier than our scheduled check-in time, and held them for a few extra hours after we checked out.

    April 2014
    Response from Er:

    Hi. Sorry for the delayed response. I occasionally have that problem as well. Fortunately, it's only occasional. I have been in touch with my internet provider who assures my I have the fastest speed and the connection is tip-top. Having said that, I do occasionally have the same problem and am a bit confounded. I am open to any insightful suggestions. My internet provider is Verizon. Sorry if it caused you any inconveniece. Best, Elizabeth

    April 2014
  • 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
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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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