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House - Private room · Foch Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, United States
Javier

Clean, quiet and comfortable Airbnb private bedroom has several amenities - HDTV, internet, and iron. Watch Amazon videos at no extra charge. It comfortably sleeps two and is located on a quiet dead end street, just a 10 min ride to Harvard Square.

Your host, Javier
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Clean, quiet and comfortable Airbnb private bedroom has several amenities - HDTV, internet, and iron. Watch Amazon videos at no extra charge. It comfortably sleeps two and is located on a quiet dead end street, just a 10 min ride to Harvard Square.

The Space

*Please send a quick note introducing yourself and reason for visiting Cambridge if instant booking or sending an inquiry.
NOTE: Check in time is anytime between 7pm - 11pm (except for weekends). Guests can store luggage or use driveway before 7pm upon request. Thanks a lot! *

YOUR ROOM:
In your private bedroom you will find lots of personal touches like speedy wi-fi access, a wall mirror, a comfortable desk and chair, an iron and ironing board, a small bookshelf, a full size bed and lots of closet space. Clean bed sheets, pillow cases and comforter will be provided. The room is completely furnished and the bedroom door does have it's own key with lock.

In your room is also a 32' web enabled flat screen HDTV with access to Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video Service, and NetFlix. I provide guests with an active subscription to Amazon Instant Video Service for access to over 40,000 Prime eligible videos, movies, and TV episodes.

(BONUS ALERT: a complimentary laptop is also available during your stay if needed).

GENERAL:
Relax in my living room and watch a movie on my 42' flat screen. Feel free to use my kitchen -- you are welcome to keep food in the fridge. A light breakfast (coffee, juice, toast, cereal) is provided for the first two days of your stay. Unfortunately, there is NO access to the gas stove unless I am home.

I am conveniently located on a quiet tree-lined dead end street. The neighborhood hosts many friendly middle aged families with children. In the spring and summer, seeing runners, bikers and people walking their dogs in the nearby path is common.

Bus #77 Arlington Heights running to Harvard and Porter Squares is only a two minute walk around the corner on Massachusetts Avenue. Walk another 10 minutes to catch the red line trains either at Davis Square or Alewife subway stops.

If the weather is nice, the back yard and both front and back porches (email hidden) to unwind. Feel free to use the back yard bench or hammock.

Only a 5 minute drive to Fresh Pond Shopping Center (Bertucci's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Staples, TJ Maxx, Petsmart, Dunkin Donuts, Entertainment Cinemas (10 screens), and many more stores.

You will have access to a shared bathroom with me only. Linens and bath towels will be provided.

AMENITIES -- (ROOM AND HOUSE):
- In window A/C unit (spring and summer)
- Small space heater (fall and winter)
- Pedestal fan (available upon request)
- Driveway parking (stay parking ticket free)
- Additional permit parking available on street (requires $50 deposit)
- Washer and Dryer access (for stays 5 days and over)
- Wi-fi access
- Complimentary laptop use (Windows)
- Basic cable television service
- Amazon Instant Video service (40,000 plus movies, videos, and TV episodes)
- 32' web enabled flat screen (in your private room)
- Additional queen size air mattress (if needed)
- Hairdryer

LOCATION:
- 2 minute walk to Zipcar rental location (Mass Ave Mobile/Alewife Brook Parkway -- 'http://www.zipcarcom/boston/find-cars?zipfleet_id=94396' with 7 vehicles (5 sedans and 2 vans) (if cutting and pasting, use 'dot' before com)
- 3 minute walk to CVS -- 'http://www.cvscom/stores/store-detail-and-directions.jsp?storeId=130' (if cutting and pasting, use 'dot' before com)
- 3 minute walk to Menotomy Grill and Tavern -- 'http://www.menotomygrillcom/' (if cutting and pasting, use 'dot' before com)
- 15 minute walk to: grocery store, cafes, restaurants, bike path, movie theater, bars and subway
- 10 minute subway ride to: Harvard Square
- 20 minute subway ride to: downtown Boston

YOU:
You are friendly, responsible, respectful, and courteous. You are interested (email hidden) to stay. You DO NOT HAVE PETS.

ME:

I am quiet and spend lots of time either studying, online catching up for the day or at work. I watch limited television; mostly news, public television, or sports. On a weekend night, I might go into Central Square for a drink to catch up with friends.

At the same time, I enjoy good conversation, different cultures, and ways of viewing life.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any interest.

Guest Access

All Airbnb guests have full access to my apartment including the front and rear porches and backyard. I do restrict the use of my kitchen stove to only when I'm in the unit. Microwave and toaster oven access is always available regardless if I'm home or not.

My bathroom is shared between myself and the confirmed Airbnb guest(s) only. My unit never has multiple Airbnb guest reservations per night -- only yours.

All confirmed reservations have access to my driveway parking spot for one car.

My Airbnb room is always private with a door lock and key. The shared spaces include the bathroom, kitchen, and living room.

Interaction with Guests

I provide a brief tour of my unit to all my guests to familiarize them to there Airbnb room and my place. I give an overview of the Cambridge and Boston area, public transportation system and places of interest (if needed). I'm always available to my guests either in person or via text message. I prefer if guests come to me with questions but otherwise let them enjoy there time in my place with minimal to moderate interaction. Most often, I interact with guests in the evening once the busy day has passed.

I am always present during a guests stay. There are times when I am away leaving the guest by themselves for a night or two but this is rare.

The Neighborhood

I am conveniently located on a quiet tree-lined dead end street. The neighborhood hosts many friendly middle aged families with children. In the spring and summer, seeing runners, bikers and people walking their dogs in the nearby path is common.

If the weather is nice, the back yard and both front and back porches (email hidden) to unwind. Feel free to use the back yard bench or hammock.

Only a 5 minute drive to Fresh Pond Shopping Center (Bertucci's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Staples, TJ Maxx, Petsmart, Dunkin Donuts, Entertainment Cinemas (10 screens), and many more stores.

Getting around

Bus #77 Arlington Heights running to Harvard and Porter Squares is only a two minute walk around the corner on Massachusetts Avenue. Walk another 10 minutes to catch the red line trains either at Davis Square or Alewife subway stops.

All reservations include parking access in my driveway. Please be sure to park closest to my house (right side) as the other side (left side) is reserved to my neighbors.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 7:00 PM
Check Out: 4:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Javier es una persona sumamente amable y dedicada. Su casa está muy bien equipada para los huéspedes y cada cosa está bien pensada para hacer una experiencia agradable.
    No se encuentra tan cerca de Boston, sino que es necesario tomar bus + subte pero en líneas generales el transporte es accesible y no termina siendo un problema mayor.

    June 2014
  • Javier (email hidden), very clean and respectful. He also suggested some places to go to have dinner when we arrived. The house is located in a very quiet and beautiful neighborhood, close to Alewife subway station. We enjoyed our stay with him!

    June 2014
  • Javier is a very friendly, pleasant and helpful person. He gave me plenty of advice for things to do in the area, which he knows very well. Javier is very reliable and always replied to any text message or e-mail messages very quickly. He added to the positive experiences of my visit.

    The room and the unit are kept very tidy and in a good condition. Everything that is offered on Javier's profile and showed on the photos is available and in working order. The bed is great - I slept really well.

    I felt completely safe in the neighbourhood, even at night. The location of the house is handy. There is a bus stop close to the house, but I prefered walking to nearby Davies subway station. There is plenty to explore in Cambridge and Somerville, and Boston is only a few stops away on the subway. There are all sorts of shops in the area.

    If I visit the Boston area again I will certainly book Javier's room again!

    June 2014
  • Great guy, great place, had everything you could ask for. There is an air conditioning unit that is not pictured that is perfect for the summer. Couldn't ask for more from your host.

    June 2014
  • This (email hidden)--very clean & good location. Javier could not have been more helpful & hospitable for a first time visitor of Boston. Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • Mr. Benzan is a good landlord, took care everything he could. It'(email hidden) to live. Everything in this apartment is convenient. Javier doesn't mind if the customer check out later.

    thanks Javier!

    Jun

    June 2014
  • Javier est très gentil et (website hidden) maison est très bien située , dans un endroit tranquille, avec accès aux transports en commun tout près.
    Merci Javier pour ton accueil.

    May 2014
  • It was a very nice stay at Javier's place! Very easy and convenient transportation to the subway system, and thus Harvard, MIT, downtown Boston, etc. The neighborhood is quiet and lovely, and we felt very safe walking around both during the day and night. Javier is a very responsible and hospitable host and we had good conversations during our short stay. We enjoyed the details of the lodging, which showed Javier's heart to make his guests comfortable and at home.

    May 2014
  • Javier is very welcoming. I enjoyed the most of the stay. He was very attentive, helpful and very responsive when I have questions during check-in. The place was clean, cosy and very quiet. Another positive experience with Airbnb.

    May 2014
  • Thank you Javier for being an excellent host. You are very nice. Your house is very clean. We're really had a good time while visiting Boston. Totally recommend!!!

    May 2014
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I am an IT Professional and part time (email hidden). I'm originally from Cambridge and know the city well. I'm more than happy to offer interesting places to visit or best ways of traveling in and around Cambridge/Boston. I enjoy good conversation, am friendly, and open to different perspectives in life. Two of the places I enjoyed most traveling to were Brazil and the Dominican Republic for there beaches, culture, and warm weather.
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