Apt near Harvard/MIT in Central Sq

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
Your host, Molly
61 Reviews
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The Space

Great location! Spacious 2 room studio ONE block from the heart of Central Square where restaurants, bars and coffee shops abound. This first floor apartment, which is set back 30 yards from the street, features hardwood floors, lots of sunlight, a large kitchen, wireless internet and a queen-sized canopied bed.

There is a guest residential parking pass provided upon request which allows you to park on the street 3 days per week. Whole Foods and a local coop are 250 yards away. Both Harvard and MIT are 15 minute walks. There are 7 cafes within a quarter mile and countless restaurants. The Charles River is a short walk.

For your convenience, guidebooks, maps, an umbrella, towels, soap and shampoo are included for all stays. Tea is provided as well. As is full use of the kitchen.

The subway is a 4 minute walk. Boston proper is 15 minutes via the subway. Airport only 30 minutes via subway and train station about 20 minutes with no transfers necessary. Taxi is about 20-25 minutes and with tip, circa $40.

If you want to rent bikes, there is an affordable bike share/rental station 200 yards away: (website hidden).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $2900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Molly and Scott were absolutely amazing hosts. Their very detailed check-in (with pictures!) led us right to the place. Once we were there, it was exactly what we were looking for in a Boston stay. Only about 3 blocks away from Central Station where you pick up the Red Line and all of Boston is at your finger tips from there. If you're looking to stay in Cambridge, great restaurants in the immediate area and walk-able to Harvard Square (about a 20 minute walk).

    July 2014
  • Molly and Scott were perfect hosts. The apartment was spaciousness, airy, and located in an incredibly convenient part of cambridge. They kept in regular touch in the weeks leading up to my stay and even texted once I arrived to make sure everything was going smoothly

    June 2014
  • The apartment was in a great location and very comfortable. Exactly what we needed for our trip to Boston/Cambridge area

    June 2014
  • Everything was perfect! We loved the apartment, which is very conveniently located--just as convenient as the listing suggests. It's a few minutes' walk to the nearest T, and the same to a number of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, drug stores. It's a safe and quiet neighborhood. The apartment is wonderful, very comfortably furnished. Perfect for two people. Molly and Scott were really accessible and helpful, answered all our questions and made the whole process really easy and smooth. If we're ever back in Boston, we'll try to get this place again! Highly recommended!

    June 2014
    Response from Molly:

    Hi Ashley,
    Thanks for letting me know about the umbrella; I'll replace it asap:)

    June 2014
  • Everything was very good!

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • This is a great apartment in a wonderful central location. My boyfriend and I were in Cambridge for my college reunion, and we stayed at Molly's property for two nights. It is exactly as advertised. All of our questions were answered prior to arrival, and check in/check out was very easy and convenient. The apartment itself was comfortable and clean. Perfect location with an easy walk to restaurants, bars, Starbucks, a cab stand, and the T. It was a little noisy in the morning, so it may not be ideal if you are a very light sleeper. We really enjoyed our stay in Central Square. Thanks Molly and Scott!

    June 2014
  • The little studio home in Central Square was wonderfully quaint, and Scott provided great instructions for finding the place and accessing the keys. Communication was spot on and the house was just as expected: a wonderful stay.

    May 2014
  • The host was great and approachable, upon arrival we had some issues understanding where the entrance was but the host immediately helped us. The location is great.

    May 2014
  • We had a great weekend stay in Central Square at this apartment. The description says that this is a studio, but coming from New York, this is definitely more of a 1 bedroom with PLENTY of room. It's very quiet at night as well, allowing for a great night's sleep on a very comfortable bed. Getting here from South Station (buses, trains, access to airport) is a breeze, as the red line stop in Central Square is literally a 5 minute walk from the apartment through a very safe-feeling area, day or night. Scott was our main point of contact, and his check-in and check-out procedures were excellent and seamless. He even checked up with us to make sure all was well during the stay.

    Central Square is a great neighborhood with great food and bars. Check out Brick and Mortar (email hidden), Brookline Lunch for a cheap and delicious breakfast (chock full of fresh veggies), and Punjabi Dhaba for some amazing (and cheap) Indian food - all within a few minutes' walk. We loved the walkability of this area and felt comfortable hiking from the apartment all the way downtown for a scenic walk. We'd love to return one day!

    May 2014
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Hi there! If you are interested in the place, let me know, and either myself, or my friend Scott, who is helping me with this site, will do our best to answer your questions. And if you choose to stay at my place, I know you will love it! I do.:)
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