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.
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.
Please turn off the lights when you go out.
Please lock the door behind you.
No smoking in the house.
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!
I have stayed at Kristen's twice now - and there is a good reason for that: its great! Just what I was looking for. Very kind and welcoming. Calm clean space. Organized with all the things you need as a guest. Great location.
When I visit Cambridge, I check Kristen's room's availability before I check anything else.
Kristin is a great host, she was extremely flexible on my time of arrival and the process went very smoothly. The location is ideal for people visiting the Harvard area, and the neighborhood is very nice. The room is great, everything was perfectly set.
Very highly recommended.
A great place to stay. Great location and neighborhood,clean, quiet,beautiful room with its own lovely modern bathroom. Would stay there again. Also, a wonderful bed! Very affordable.
It was a lovely stay! The room and bathroom are very clean and comfortable. The location for us is perfect, we could walk everywhere. Kristin is kind and very helpful. We would like to stay there again for our next visit to Cambridge.
I really enjoyed the stay. Much better than any hotel in the area I have tried! The room is private, you have your own bathroom, and TV (which I have not used). Breakfast is right in the room, at any time I want (hey, why not have cereal at 3 am if you crave it?): just take out milk from the fridge and pour over the cereal (of which there are three choices). If you like, in the fridge there is also a huge jar of orange juice (not from concentrate). There's no way you get that in a hotel. The location is very convenient: two blocks behind Cambridge Common (which is a go to place for a dinner/drink with friends from the area). Kristin is attentive to detail and will satisfy even a very picky customer.
This was a wonderful airbnb experience. Host Kristin goes out of her way to take care of every need, but is very unobtrusive. She made extra arrangements for a check-in time that was convenient for us. Kristin is warm and friendly and you feel you can ask her anything. The room is extremely comfortable and the bathroom is luxurious. The location was perfect for our needs and is close to stores, restaurants, parks, everything.
Also important to us older travelers, the location was very quiet.
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.