Harvard area/Room w/Private Bath

House - Private room · Sacramento Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States

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.

The Space

**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.
- 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 months.
- Off-street parking for an additional $5/day.
- Hertz Car Rental and Zipcar locations within
walking distance.
- Wonderful restaurants, stores, movies, museums
and activities all within walking distance.
- 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 $9 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 12pm, 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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great place and host.

    April 2014
  • We ended up canceling because of a change of plans.

    April 2014
  • Kristen and her daughter were perfect hosts. The room although a bit small for three was workable. It was clean and nice and in a convenient location for colleges in Cambridge. I recomend the place and would stay there again. .

    March 2014
  • Kristin is a gracious host and did a wonderful job of accommodation any of our needs. Her home is in a wonderful area with lots of great shops and restaurants. I had a conference at the Harvard graduate school of Education and was able is easily walk there every day. The room was comfortable (it's is on the firm side) and the linens were high quality. The bathroom is new and beautiful. The room is self contained as she states and her DVD collection was nice to have on had for the first night when all I wanted to do was relax.
    Thank you, Kristin. We will be back as soon as we can!

    March 2014
  • This was my second time at Kristin's place. The room is amazing; It is an easy walk to Harvard square. Kristin and her daughter are very kind and attentive. The newly renovated bathroom is great, super clean.

    March 2014
  • I had a great experience. The space is charming; very clean and comfortable with a huge, deep tub. Kristen was very gracious and helpful.

    March 2014
  • Kristin was very easy to get in touch with and extremely accommodating!

    February 2014
  • I had a lovely stay with Kristen in Cambridge. I had a lovely bedroom with ensuite and i was able to ask Kristen for local information when necessary. Free wifi was perfect for alleviating homesickness through (website hidden) and(website hidden) I was lucky to find accommodation that was central to all that Cambridge had to offer and at such a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    December 2013
  • Very nice room near Harvard University (10 min easy walk). Kristin is a very kind host, the room is nice, enough space, a fridge and the privat bath. Everything perfect, I'll be happy to come back!

    November 2013
  • My stay with Krisitn was lovely. The room was perfect and the bed comfortable. Kristin was so friendly and very accommodating. There are some great restaurants just down the street and it's an easy walk to the T. If I'm ever back in Boston I would definitely stay here!

    November 2013
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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.
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