Beautiful Huge Apt Boston-Cambridge

House - Entire home/apt · Summit Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, United States
Your host, Emily
27 Reviews
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The Space

Beautifully renovated apartment in a Victorian mansion in quiet neighborhood, but close to Union Square in Somerville, Harvard Square in Cambridge and just a few minutes outside Boston.

This is the place to come to to relax and enjoy in a spacious oasis in a central location.

Union Square with lots of nice restaurants, bars and a farmer's market is just a few minutes down the hill. Davis Square and Cambridge Square are also in the vicinity, and to downtown Boston it's just a short drive by car away.

Or use the public transport, just 5 min to Highland Ave bus station which goes to either “T” train stations Davis Square or Sullivan Square.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms both queen beds.
One and a half baths.
Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the entire apartment. Spacious living/dining area with oversize windows overlooking the landscaped yard and other Victorians on this tree lined. Breezy hilltop oasis. Newly outfitted kitchen spills onto a sunlit deck to enjoy a good morning cup of coffee before you head out for your day.
Snuggle up in the rear deck and feel like you are in a tree house. Resting here or reading a book, you may not feel like leaving.

Washer and Dryer located in the large main bath along with a full sized tub/shower. Half bath off hall .

There are 2 major super markets one within walking distance.
Just down the hill from the house is "Union Square" with great bars, stores and restaurants including The Independent, Journeyman, Back Bar, Reliable Market (an Asian market), Market Basket, Block 11 Cafe, Sherman Market (locally sourced groceries) and the Saturday Union Sq. Farmers Market.

1.5 miles to Harvard/Cambridge
3.2 miles to Downtown Boston
4.2 miles to Boston Int. Logan Airport
7 miles east to the closest beach, Revere Beach

Buses pass by every 10 min. taking you downtown Boston or to the T heading in every direction.

Available in September 2012

Guest Access

You will have the entire 2nd floor of this Victorian Mansion. A deck for dining alfresco ,morning coffee or grilling dinner on the Weber BBQ. There is also a full sized washer and drier in the main bath with full sized tub. You will need to bring your own detergent.

Interaction with Guests

There is a lockbox for key retrieval so there can be no interaction if desired. Or you may run into me around the grounds I live on the first floor but have a separate entrance. Nearby for any assistance.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood has become hip: several great restaurants, including Colombian, Peruvian, Indian, German, Korean, an Irish bar and two coffee shops. Capone's home made pasta shop with olives, deserts and cheese is unbeatable. Our Union Square Saturday morning farmer's market from Memorial day to Thanksgiving is the best in Boston (commonly known!).

Getting around

Buses go to red and green subway lines to major shopping areas and Harvard Square a mile away.

Other Things to Note

Notice to allergy sufferers - Since my dog is with me most of the time there may be a trace of him in the apartment though he wouldn't of been physically in the apartment.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $120
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Great home, great host, close to everything.

    May 2014
  • Emily's house is quite simply a haven of birdsong and home from home comfort.
    From the most comfortable mattresses, fantastically stocked kitchen to the personal touches which make it special we found Emily's apartment simply perfect.
    My dad is elderly and needed a special place to stay. He settled in instantly and was happy and relaxed right from the start.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us Emily.
    Jenny : )

    May 2014
  • The apartment was really large, clean and very pleasant with a nice balcony where we enjoyed the sun. Everything what we needed was there - we could cook our own meals, but on the first evening the house owner Emily brought us some dinner! That was really nice, we really felt at home.
    Boston has an easy bike-rental system, and we used to rent bikes from around the corner to cycle to Cambridge where we had to be. It was all very convenient and easy - as explained by the owner.
    The apartment is located in a nice quiet neighbourhood, which was perfect for us.

    May 2014
  • Beautiful house, great quite location.Emily was the perfect host, did all she could to make our stay in Boston very enjoyable. We'll be back soon.

    April 2014
  • Great, comfortable, beautiful apartment in a quiet vicinity. The host is gracious and extremely friendly and helpful. We shall definitely return next time we are in town.

    April 2014
  • A great apartment. House is in a nice location and the apartment is beautiful, spacious and very well furnished (kitchen is very nice, cookware is high end and not what you usually expect). Emily is a warm and wonderful host. Really felt like a home away from home

    December 2013
  • Excellent business stay, yet I could certainly imagine booking with Emily again for a vacation stay as well. She is a superb hostess and immediately made me feel welcomed the moment I checked into this apartment.

    Once I got the lay of the land, I found the location worked beautifully. Plus, because the house is on a hill and above Union Square, it proved to be a quiet spot with very little traffic noise.

    The kitchen is terrific and the living room spacious and great for entertaining a small gathering of friends.

    The light is excellent and the view is soothing, through large graceful trees. Then there is the deck with a grill...

    Overall, I was grateful to have thought to look on AirBnB for something like this. The intensity of the work week got balanced beautifully by returning every night to this wonderful abode.

    Cheers, Emily! Well done!

    November 2013
  • A truly wonderful, cozy and spacious place to stay! My colleague and I were in the area for a training and stumbled upon this gem. The only thing I would've changed is extending our time to have more time to relax in the apartment. Emily was so gracious, responsive and accommodating. I would absolutely stay here again and have since spread the word to others.

    October 2013
  • Emily's apartment is spacious, nicely decorated and very well-equiped. The neighborhood is lovely and quiet. We enjoyed our stay. I was attending a conference at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, it was about a 45 minute work to just past Harvard Square.

    October 2013
  • Emily was a fabulous host. Her apartment was spacious, clean and quiet. She was available to answer questions we had regarding food, transportation and activities. We appreciated the information she had available for guests (maps/flyers/etc.), and the amenities in the kitchen. We would certainly stay here again.

    October 2013
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