About this listing
Our beautiful room with private bathroom in an 1875 Victorian house is perfectly situated for visits to Cambridge. We're in an vibrant neighborhood near Harvard University, with restaurants, museums, subway, and other sights just a short walk away.
**Please send me a message telling me a bit about yourself and what brings you to Cambridge before booking a reservation. Thank you.**
We invite you to stay at our lovely home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are ideally located for visits to Harvard University and Lesley University, which are both minutes away by foot from our home. We are also well-located for visits to Harvard Square (twelve minutes away by foot) and MIT (two subway stops away). We are also close to Porter Square, Davis Square, and Central Square.
We have one room available for guests, which is large and bright with a queen-sized bed, bay windows, and a private bathroom. A stay with us includes a breakfast of juice, cold cereal or hot oatmeal, and coffee or tea, all available in your room.
We wish to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Our amenities include:
- Private, newly renovated bathroom.
- Breakfast in your room.
- Compact refrigerator, microwave, and coffee
maker in your room.
- Allergy-free bedding.
- Free wireless internet access in your room.
- Wall-mounted HDTV cable television.
- Alarm clock and hair dryer in your room.
- DVD player with DVDs available to borrow.
- Ceiling fan and air conditioning for the warm
- Off-street parking for an additional $5/day.
- Hertz Car Rental and Zipcar locations within
- Wonderful restaurants, stores, movies
museums and activities all within walking
- Affordable rate.
This room is on the second floor, right by the top of the stairs near the front door. This is not a set-up where you will be dining in our kitchen or sharing the house. The room is fully self-contained, with all the amenities detailed above.
Children are welcome. Also, we have two cats, but they are generally kept out of the guest room (out of respect for our guests who may have allergies).
Sacramento Street, where our home is located, is a wonderful street in Cambridge. It is in the desirable Agassiz-Baldwin neighborhood, which is filled with many beautiful turn-of-the-century homes. Right off Massachusetts Avenue, and halfway between Harvard and Porter Squares (about a 12-minute walk to each), Sacramento Street is near many restaurants and stores, and the location of the Agassiz-Baldwin Community Center, the Chandler Art Gallery, the Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center, and the Sacramento Street Community Garden.
Our home is ideally located, minutes away by foot from Harvard University, Harvard Law School, Harvard Divinity School, Lesley University, and a short ride to MIT or Tufts. We are also just a 12-minutes walk to the T stations at Harvard or Porter Squares.
The room is available for $110 per night for single occupancy. Additional occupants are $15 each.
Our maximum occupancy is two people, with the exception of family groups. For family groups, we have a queen-sized Aerobed available which will allow up to four people total to sleep in the room.
We have off-street parking available for a cost of $5/night. This is not included in the Airbnb fee, and if you choose to use this, you can pay me cash for it at the time of your stay.
Check-out is by 12 noon, but depending on the time the next guest is arriving this check-out time may be flexible. Also, if you want leave your bags at our home past check-out time, we're happy to have you do that until you're ready to pick them up.
Guests have access to the guest room and adjoining private bathroom, and in nice weather are welcome to sit in our back yard, where you can still get wi-fi. We are happy to have guests stop back in our kitchen or living room to chat, but most don't and there is zero pressure to do so.
Interaction with Guests
We love meeting our guests! We've met wonderful people from all over the world. But, after you "check-in," how much you interact with us will be up to you. We lead busy lives and aren't always home. The way to the guest room is quick from the front door, and you won't always see us when you come in or leave. We love to get to know our guests, but it's not unusual to have people stay who meet us at "check-in" and who we then see just see in passing thereafter.
A fantastic neighborhood! The best in Cambridge, in my opinion. In short walking distance to Harvard Square and the T, and also to Harvard and Lesley Univeristites. There are tons of great restaurants and shops also close by in walking distance. There's also a great playground 1/2 block from our house.
Our house is very convenient to the T, which is the subway system that serves the Boston area. From our house, you can walk about 12-minutes either way to the Harvard or Porter Square T stops on the Red line. There is also easy bus service on Massachusetts Avenue, which is about a 4-minute walk from our house. If you are bringing your own car, parking is available to you in our driveway for $5/day.
Other Things to Note
We recently adopted a 9-year-old cocker spaniel, Henry, who is a sweetheart. But, at the moment, since we rescued him from a situation where he wasn't being cared for properly, he has developed separation anxiety when he's not near us. So when we're not home he barks (not very loudly) for a while. We're around in the mornings and I work at home so I'm home during the day. But when we aren't home, he might bark for a little while.
Guests we've had recently have not mentioned that this has been a problem for them, in fact they have liked Henry and children in particular have loved to pet him, since he's gentle and looks like a living stuffed animal.
-- Please turn off the lights when you go out.
-- Please lock the door behind you.
-- No smoking in the house.
-- The paper bags found next to the bathroom trash bin can be used for recycling (more paper bags can be found in the drawers). Cambridge has "single stream" recycling, which means that different kinds of recycling can be placed in the same bag. Items that can be recycled include: clean bottles, cans, papers, cardboard, empty pizza boxes (oil stains OK), spiral cans (potato chip, nut cans), empty paper coffee cups, frozen food boxes (if it rips). All this can be placed in the same bag. No plastic bags, no Styrofoam, no liquids, no food waste.
See House Manual for complete information. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or feedback about the information included in the Manual. Thank you!
Staying with Kristin and her lovely daughter was perfect for us. She provided an extra air mattress for our two daughters. The room is very beautiful and clean and you will find all you need for a quick cereal and coffee breakfast. The mini fridge was filled with milk and OJ. The neighborhood is very calm and quiet. A perfect starting point to explore Cambridge and Boston. For the next trip to Boston we will definitively come back!
Kristin nos hizo sentir como en casa. El barrio está muy bien, es seguro y tiene cerca el metro y el autobús que te lleva a Boston.
La habitación es agradable muy luminosa y tranquila, sin embargo me pareció muy pequeña para 4 personas. Mis hijos tuvieron que dormir sobre una colchoneta hinchable y no había casi sitio para las maletas, así que la recomiendo pero solo para 2 personas.
Kristin was great! She was very accommodating of our travel plans and even had suggestions for parking. She was able to allow us to store our things prior to true check-in, and was very straighforward and communicative throughout the whole process. She had great recommendations for getting around and sightseeing.
We really enjoy staying there! Kristin and her family are very kind and easygoing. The room is quite,neat and tidy. And it is also close to Harvard University! We had a great time in her house. I will choose to stay there next time.
The room was perfect and as described, equipped with everything needed, including and iron and ironing board. The location is very good, Kristin was a very helpful host.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Kristin!! A gracious host with whom we would stay with again without a second thought. Very peaceful and quiet area in a small, charming town. We definitely appreciated the attention she puts in to her accommodation, small details I can appreciate. Kristin is very helpful with recommendations if needed. Highly recommended!!!
Kristin was a good host and the room was really wonderful. It was clean, very comfortable, and quiet. The location is great for the red line, the CfA, and Harvard). I would highly recommend this airbnb!
About the Host, Kristin
I'm a professional in the health care field. Originally from Connecticut, I lived in New York City for a number of years, working in publishing and video marketing, before going to graduate school in psychology in Colorado and then moving to Cambridge. I am very happy here and highly recommend it! Cambridge is an amazing small city, with an interesting and diverse population. There are always fun and interesting things to do here, including numerous cultural opportunities both here and in nearby Boston.
I've been renting this room out in our home for two years, though I just recently listed it with AirBnB. My family and I have greatly enjoyed meeting many interesting people from all around the United States and the world.