The Space*Please send a quick note introducing yourself and the reason for visiting Cambridge if instant booking or sending an inquiry.
NOTE: Check in time is anytime between 7pm - 11pm (weekends offer more flexibility if prior guest checks out early) Unfortunately, early check in requests or luggage drop off before 7pm, CAN NOT be accommodated during the week. Thanks a lot!
In your private bedroom you will find lots of personal touches like speedy wi-fi access, a wall mirror, a comfortable desk and stool, an iron and ironing board, a small bookshelf, a full size bed and lots of closet space. Clean bed sheets, pillow cases and comforter will be provided. The room is completely furnished and the bedroom door does have it's own key with lock.
In your room is also a 32' web enabled flat screen HDTV with access to Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video Service, and NetFlix. If you have an account with any of these video services, feel free to connect to them. I provide guests with an active subscription to Amazon Instant Video Service for access to over 40,000 Prime eligible videos, movies, and TV episodes.
(BONUS ALERT: a complimentary laptop is also available during your stay if needed).
Feel free to use my kitchen. You are welcome to keep food in my fridge or use the plates and utensils as long as everything is left clean, including the stove.
I am conveniently located on a quiet tree-lined dead end street. The neighborhood hosts many friendly middle aged families with children. In the spring and summer, seeing runners, bikers and people walking their dogs in the nearby path is common.
Bus #77 Arlington Heights traveling to Harvard and Porter Squares is only a two minute walk around the corner on Massachusetts Avenue. Walk another 10-15 minutes to catch the red line trains either at Davis Square or Alewife subway stops.
If the weather is nice, the back yard and back porch are a great place to unwind.
Only a 5 minute drive to Fresh Pond Shopping Center (Bertucci's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Staples, TJ Maxx, Petsmart, Dunkin Donuts, Entertainment Cinemas (10 screens), and many more stores.
You will have access to a shared bathroom with me only. Linens and bath towels will be provided.
AMENITIES -- (ROOM AND HOUSE):
- In window A/C unit (late spring and summer)
- Small space heater (late fall and winter)
- Pedestal fan (late spring and summer)
- Driveway parking (stay parking ticket free)
- Additional permit parking available on street (requires $50 cash deposit)
- Washer and Dryer access (for stays 5 days and over ONLY)
- Wi-fi access
- Complimentary laptop use (Windows XP)
- Basic cable television service
- Amazon Instant Video service (40,000 plus movies, videos, and TV episodes)
- 32' web enabled flat screen (in your private room)
- Hairdryer and flat-iron
- 2 minute walk to Zipcar rental location (intersection of Mass Ave Mobile & Alewife Brook Parkway)
- 3 minute walk to CVS
- 3 minute walk to Menotomy Grill and Tavern
- 15 minute walk to: grocery store, cafes, restaurants, bike path, movie theater, bars and subway
- 10 minute subway ride to: Harvard Square, Cambridge
- 20 minute subway ride to downtown Boston
You are friendly, responsible, respectful, and courteous. You are interested in a comfortable place to stay. You DO NOT HAVE PETS.
I am quiet and spend lots of time either studying, online catching up for the day or at work. I watch limited television; mostly news, public television, or sports. On a weekend night, I might go into Central Square for a drink to catch up with friends.
At the same time, I enjoy good conversation, different cultures, and ways of viewing life.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any interest. Guest AccessAll Airbnb guests have full access to my apartment including the rear porches and backyard. Feel free to use my kitchen and gas stove but please leave it clean. Microwave and toaster oven access is also available.
My bathroom is shared between myself and the confirmed Airbnb guest(s) only. My unit rarely has multiple Airbnb guest reservations per night but occasionally I do host multiple guests in another room (not pictured online). 95% of the time I host only one Airbnb reservation. Please ask if this is a concern.
All confirmed reservations have access to my driveway parking spot for one car.
My Airbnb room is always private with a door lock and key. The shared spaces include the bathroom and kitchen. My living room is currently my office space. Interaction with GuestsI provide a brief tour of my unit to all my Airbnb guests to familiarize them to there Airbnb room and my place. I give an overview of the Cambridge and Boston area, public transportation system and places of interest (if needed). I'm always available to my guests either in person or via text message. I prefer if guests come to me with questions but otherwise let them enjoy their time in my place with minimal to moderate interaction. Most often, I interact with guests in the evening once the busy day has passed.
I am always present during a guests stay. There are times when I am away leaving the guest by themselves for a night or two but this is rare. The NeighborhoodI am conveniently located on a quiet tree-lined dead end street. The neighborhood hosts many friendly middle aged families with children. In the spring and summer, seeing runners, bikers and people walking their dogs in the nearby path is common.
If the weather is nice, the back yard and back porches are a great place to unwind.
Only a 5 minute drive to Fresh Pond Shopping Center (Bertucci's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Staples, TJ Maxx, Petsmart, Dunkin Donuts, Entertainment Cinemas (10 screens), and many more stores. Getting AroundBus #77 Arlington Heights running to Harvard and Porter Squares is only a two minute walk around the corner on Massachusetts Avenue. Walk another 15 minutes to catch the red line trains either at Davis Square or Alewife subway stops. Local cabs usually arrive within 10 mins from calling.
All reservations include parking access in my driveway. Please be sure to park closest to my house (right side) as the other side (left side) is reserved to my neighbors.