Living room with double sized sofa bedVery bright & cheerful living room with a sofa that doubles as a bed that sleeps 2 if more space is needed.

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

The space

Unique antique cottage is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood, yet just 2 blocks from Central Square Redline (subway). It is conveniently located between MIT and Harvard (1 subway stop) and just a 2 block walk to many restaurants, clubs, markets and shops on Massachusetts Avenue. A quick 10 minute walk will take you to the river and spectacular views of the Boston Skyline. Cottage was built in 1815 and has a very cozy feel with low ceilings and plenty of light from southerly windows. Stairs leading up to bedroom are quite steep, typical of that time period but not ideal for those with limited mobility. It is fully furnished and has a living room, eat in kitchen, pantry with washer/dryer, full bathroom, bedroom and study area. Cottage is not fancy or luxurious but has new furnishings and can make for a very comfortable visit. It is tucked back from the street in a perennial filled yard shared with the house in front. On-street Parking is available with a visitors pass (provided) and is good for 3 consecutive days. For longer stays, parking is available at the public garage 1/2 block away for $13 night.

Guest access

Guests have access to the yard which has an outdoor table and chairs, rocking bench and a grill. They also have access to a locked shed on the property where they can store luggage if they need to check out due to another guests arrival but are not leaving town until later that day.

Interaction with guests

I live in Vermont, so sadly I don't have much interaction with the guests. I do have neighbors that are available to help out if anything is needed or not functioning as expected.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking inside.



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3 nights minimum stay

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145 Reviews

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Rachelle User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful space! Wonderful location! Host was fast to respond to questions and very nice. :D

Angel User Profile
May 2017
I had booked Gail's place for my parents. She warned us about the steep stairs which were not an issue for them, but definitely would be for those with mobility issues. The place was very clean + cozy and in walking distance to stores and restaurants.

Amanda User Profile
April 2017
Great location; interior of the cottage was clean and it was well-equipped. Cozy, and had its own character. Stairs leading upstairs were steep and may be difficult for kids/elderly to climb up/down. Gail was quick to respond, and although we didn't get to meet her, she was helpful. Thank you for a nice stay.

Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
Great location to the T-stop, we made it from the cottage to Boston Common in less than 15 minutes. There isn't a TV, I made an assumption there was (my fault not Gails). We had plenty of hot water for my husband and I, which I know was a concern of another guest.

Edward User Profile
April 2017
This was an ideal location for us - easy to walk or get public transport for the Cambridge/Boston area, but also quiet. Plenty of shops and restaurants a couple of blocks away. With a small child in tow, we probably used the amenities more than most guests would, and we had everything we needed. We will definitely book the place again. A couple of points FYI - as the host says, the stairs are very steep, with a narrow tread, and the ceilings are low (about 6'6''), so this might not suit people with limited mobility or who are very tall.

Parker User Profile
February 2017
Great, cozy place at a great location!

Steve User Profile
February 2017
Nice, unique, cute place, great location. Gail was super helpful and flexible.

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Gail User Profile

I am a nutritionist living in Vermont with my family, 2 kids and 1 husband :-)
I used to live in Cambridge but traded city life for the country. I still love going back for visits and staying in the cottage. I also love the water, love to travel and love little dogs!

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