Mid-Cambridge, MA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Mid-Cambridge

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Newly renovated (2006), Lotus Place is a luxurious and modern B&B located in the heart of Cambridge. Our inn features all new systems, materials and furnishings. Lotus Place strives to provide you with a relaxing and comfortable stay in the city and is ideal for business, getaways for the whole family or just the two of you! LOCATION 0.7 miles to MIT or Harvard (10-15 min walk) and only a few blocks to the T (Central Square, Red Line). Private, 6 spot car parking lot also available at guest's convenience. ROOMS All our rooms newly renovated and are outfitted with at least one queen sized bed. All rooms have their own private bathrooms, televisions, desks and internet access. ATTRACTIONS Easy access to Boston hot spots and attractions which include: Harvard, MIT, Peabody Museum, Museum of Science, Boston Duck Tours, Faneuil Hall, Harbor and Riverboat Cruises, Newbury Street and much more! Email: Lotusplace@gmail Telephone: 617-320-5370 Rate: $99.00-$179.00 Check Out Time: Before 12:00pm Check In Time: After 2:00pm
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Welcome to the Antrim house For over 30 years I have taken guests at my home on Antrim Street in Cambridge, Mass. I offer 2 separate suites... on the 2nd and 3rd floor of my home... I also offer a fully furnished studio apartment, at 18-b antrim st. cambridge see it all by going to my web site.www.antrimhouse.com I specialize in accommodating the single traveler, however we can accommodate couples as well. Please contact me, and I'd be happy to see what I can offer A minimum stay of one week is required for studio apartment. The Antrim House has a resident house cat,TOMKINS he loves the gardens and decks, he comes and goes at will, however he does not go into the bedrooms, as doors are kept shut... you might spot him in any common area, keep a eye out for him!! there are also other cats next door, that love to visit my yard/decks, best to enjoy them all outside, if you wish to... For more details and availability, please email me:jean@antrimhouse I look forward to serving you.
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Prospect Place is a wonderful Italianate residence which dates from the mid-Nineteenth cenutry. Conveniently located just a few minutes from major bus and subway lines and only a quick walk to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since opening to guests in 1995, this historic home has been visited by guests from over 20 countries annually. A variety of antiques and oriental rugs create an elegant and warm ambiance. Join us at our peaceful refuge in the midst of a vibrant and bustling city.
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The SpaceAs a housing developer, I am interested in creating living solutions that allow for people to live well in smaller spaces. By incorporating a murphy bed/sofa in the room, the entire space can be used for either a bedroom, a living room or a study. There is even enough space to do your daily yoga! The walk-in closet provides ample storage as well as a place to put the pillows or cushions from the bed/sofa. Guest AccessThe bathroom is shared with the occupant(s) of the corner room. Enclosed parking can be obtained from the building for $15/day. Interaction with GuestsEmail or text us if you have any problem or question. Please note that there is another rented room with a private bath that shares the kitchen and dining space. Each room has its own keyed entry. The NeighborhoodBesides being close to MIT and Harvard along with Central, Kendall and Inman Squares, our building is next to nationally-acclaimed restaurants Bondir (right next door) and Oleana (a block away). Getting AroundThe bus to Harvard Square stops right in front of the building. We are 0.5 mile walk from the Central Square subway station. On street two hour parking is available during business hours. Covered parking may be available for a fee from the building. Other Things to NoteThere is a Keurig machine for coffee. Detergent, soap, shampoo etc. are provided. Vacuum, iron and ironing board, cleaning supplies are also available for shared use. Please send me a note if something is running low.
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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Centrally located in the heart of Cambridge’s business and university district, Le Méridien is steps away from a culturally diverse area, easily accessible from Logan Airport and just minutes from Boston city center.
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The Spacetry this $20 coupon: www.airbnb.com/c/mmaggi12?s=8 (first time users only) - EASY CHECK IN - CHECK OUT 24 HOURS - LUGGAGE STORAGE ANYTIME - LAUNDRY FACILITIES - FREE PARKING FCFS - FREE COFFEE & EGGS, CONDIMENTS AND SOME COOKING SUPPLIES - CLOSE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - CAN USE COMMON AREAS BEFORE AND AFTER CHECK IN TIMES INCLUDING SHOWERS TO FRESHEN UP Transportation: You can download Uber in your smart phone which is cheaper than any taxi. Get the application and use this promo code to get a free ride for up to $15 PROMO CODE: htp6d If it says available, IT IS available, so feel free to book! We are LGBT Friendly :) The Amory House is located right in the middle of Cambridge, a short walk away from Central and Inman Square, near MIT and Harvard and 3 blocks from a hubway (bike) station. Our central location guarantees fast access to public transportation, combined with peace and tranquility in this very SAFE neighborhood. We offer you a great amount of privacy; you don’t have to walk into somebody else’s kitchen or living room to get to your room. You simply key in the main door code which you will get in your confirmation email/Airbnb Itinerary, pick up the key of your room (which will be inside the room unlocked) and off you go. We offer you a comfortable home away from home and will go out of our way to make your stay enjoyable! You can leave your bags before and after check in/out and you can use our common areas including living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry and bathooms/showers if you need to. This is very convenient if you want to take a shower before heading to your final or next destination. Our Sunny rooms are on the second and third floor (one and two flight of stairs). They are fully equipped with a comfortable bed, desk, chair, air conditioning and heaters. All our bedrooms are clean, freshly painted and luminous. The bathrooms are shared on every floor. We have 10 rooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, a great number of bathrooms per room and they are all cleaned daily. The kitchen has a dishwasher, oven, toaster, microwave and coffeemaker. Our stunning dining room and living room has a beautiful classic piano and a smart Television with cable, internet, and DVD player. Our neighborhood is amazing, many restaurants, shops, pharmacies, bars, entertainment, parks and organic places are nearby. You will love this place! Guest AccessPrivate bedroom, shared bath, living room, dining room and kitchen. Interaction with GuestsPeople come here from all over the world. The NeighborhoodThe Amory Guest House is located in Central Square Cambridge between Harvard and MIT. The neighborhood is amazing, many restaurants, shops, pharmacies, bars, entertainment, parks and organic places are nearby. The public transportation is a few blocks away and you can get to Boston in 15 minutes. Getting AroundSUBWAY Central Square red line is a few blocks away.
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The SpaceThis is the master bedroom in a 4BR/2BA house, and the room is very big. There is a queen sized bed, the air conditioner is brand new, a large desk to work at if necessary, and private bath with Jacuzzi tub. Guest AccessYou will have private access to your bedroom and bathroom, and supplied with necessary keys. A dresser is empty and available for you to use, and I have lots of clean sheets, towels, and anything else you might need. The kitchen and living room are there for you to share with the other members of the house, and my roommates, if around, are all very easy going people. You can make yourself at home and use all of the kitchenware, utensils, and more if you want to cook food to eat at home. We also have laundry in unit so you can wash and dry any clothes you might have. Interaction with GuestsI am typically not at the apartment, but am usually available if any needs arise. Please do not hesitate to get a hold of me for anything at all I can do to make your stay comfortable! The Neighborhood5 minute walk to Inman square where there are lots of great bars, and about 10 minute to Union square, also an awesome place to check out. The neighborhood is nice, with a lot of restaurants, shopping malls and you are very close to MIT, Harvard, and more. Getting AroundThere is a bus that goes directly up the street to Harvard square, and its less than a mile (a few minutes walk) to both Lechmere green line T stop, and the Kendall red line.
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The SpaceThe room has a nice view. The hosts have a separate bathroom and there is a 2nd bathroom used primarily by you, the guest. It is best described as mostly the guest bathroom. However, if the hosts have visitors, they would use the guest bathroom. Interaction with GuestsIts up to to the Guest to some level. I travel a bit, but if we are around, me and my housemates are extremely friendly. We are energetic, active in sports and hobbies, busy, and pursuing careers in science. We love to eat out with friends, especially after a pleasant night of local volleyball. The NeighborhoodThis is an excellent location, featuring a beautiful house in a wonderful neighbohood, nearby Central Square and Inman square, with the Red Line Subway, Bus routes, excellent restaurants, Whole Foods, and much more in short walking distance. Getting AroundExtremely convenient location, a very short walk from Red Line Subway and many bus routes. Other Things to NoteThe spring, summer, and fall are generally quite beautiful and pleasant in Boston. The Charles river is spectacular these times of year. The city can be beautiful in winter, as well, but it does get cold in Boston and we do receive a good bit of snow. If you dress warmly, you can enjoy winter her too, as Boston is also very well prepared for snow, so it is not that difficult to get around and public transportation is very robust in winter.
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The SpaceLOCATION: If you are going to visit Boston and or Cambridge, this is the place to stay. Located in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge, we offer easy access to everything Boston and Cambridge have to offer. We are steps from a variety of restaurants, nightlife, and Public Transportation, and close to Harvard, MIT and downtown Boston. This is a great location for visiting Harvard, MIT and or BU. -Public Transportation: The Central Square subway 'T' Stop on the Red Line, the #1 Bus which runs up and down Massachusetts Avenue, and a cab stand are all steps away. And we mean literally steps away, you can see them from the front door. -Cambridge sites: We are equidistant between Harvard and MIT: Both are 5 mins away by public transport, or a lovely 15-20 min walk. -Downtown Boston is a short 5 minute ride on either the subway or the bus. -We provide travel tips and places to check out around Cambridge/Boston upon request. ACCOMMODATIONS: Taken great care of by a young professional couple in their late-20s/early 30s, this private room features: - Full-Size bed with nice cotton bedding - Room features a chaise lounge, set of drawers and closet space - Private bathroom (you won't have to share while you are here!) with towels and toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap) so no need to check your bags to get liquids. - Other amenities: hair dryer, iron and ironing board. The decor is contemporary with black wood, beige carpeting and colorful art. The room comes with other modern amenities provided in our 2-bedroom apartment: private bedroom, wireless Internet, TV (basic cable), kitchen, private bathroom and a (coin or credit card) laundry room downstairs. We are on the top floor of our elevator-serviced building, and have a large balcony with a beautiful view of Cambridge. There is also a small gym available in the building. Please check the Calendar tab for the room's availability, and if it looks available, send us a message with any questions you have. Looking forward to meeting you! FAQs: Is there parking nearby? We have a Cambridge visitor pass for our guests: parking is first-come-first served, but you can usually find something within walking distance. On weekends and evenings there is free parking at metered locations within walking distance. There is a paid public parking garage next door, the Green Street Parking Garage and their rates are around $13/day. What kind of interaction can I expect? We've had guests we've gotten to know, who have hung out with us and joined us for dinner with friends. We've also had guests who wish to come and go with little interaction. We are flexible. Feel free to give us a sense of your schedule when you arrive. What kind of noise level can I expect? We live on a fairly busy city street, but the apartment is on the tenth floor so there can be some street noise but no one has ever complained. What control do I have over heat/AC? There are two controls in the apartment: one controls your space and the common areas of the apartment, and one controls our space. You are welcome to raise/lower the heat/AC to meet your needs (warning: the heat is pretty sensitive, and it can get pretty hot after a small adjustment!). Guest AccessWe have a pretty big apartment and the only area you won't have access to is our private area in the back. You'll have full access to the living room (feel free to watch TV or lounge on the couch!), dining area, kitchen and our beautiful balcony in addition to your private room and bathroom. Our building also has a gym downstairs that you're welcome to use as well - just let us know and we can let you know where it is. Interaction with GuestsDon't be afraid to ask questions! We are flexible and happy to help answer your questions. We work and attend medical school full-time during the weeks so we are usually around early in the mornings and in the evenings, but you'll always be able to reach us via Airbnb messaging, text or email. Getting AroundThe Central Square subway 'T' Stop on the Red Line, the #1 Bus which runs up and down Massachusetts Avenue, and a cab stand are all steps away. And we mean literally steps away, you can see them from the front door!
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The SpaceThe Place --Welcome to the center of Cambridge, MA. where you can access virtually anywhere in the center of Boston or Cambridge easily by walking and excellent public transportation (all major destinations in Cambridge or Boston under 15 minutes) ***************************************************************************(URL HIDDEN)What you are renting as my Airbnb guest: **************************************************************************** A quiet, nicely appointed bed room with Queen- sized bed on the 3rd floor and a/ private shower /bath on the second floor, in my condo unit. --A full breakfast is included! *************************************************************************** The Building: Owner-occupied duplex condominium (2nd & 3rd floors) of beautiful Mansard Victorian home in the heart of Central Cambridge. The Room: The Airbnb suite is sunny and quiet. It has great views of Cambridge and Boston (Cambridge rooftops and Boston skyline respectively) as it is on a corner of the building. There are two windows, with wide windowsills. Quality appointments include a large, leather window seat and a built-in computer workstation with a tiny guest library, above. Atmosphere: The room lighting is designed to make working at a computer, reading in bed, or relaxing in low lighting in this room enjoyable for what ever your need. Down to a person, I'm told by everyone who stays here how well they sleep! (couples included!) My two- story condo has 2 full baths; a master bath (3rd Floor) and a guest bath ( 2nd floor). As my guest, you will have access to both the 2nd and 3rd floor baths. Guest Bath: The designated guest bath consists of a shower/ sink/ toilet/ and a well-stocked medicine cabinet with travel soaps, shampoos, just in case you forget something. Expect to find shower gel, shampoo and conditioner in the shower. Expect also have freshly laundered bath and hand towels, as well as wash cloths, for your use in the guest bath. **NOTE: I have only one Airbnb room, (therefore you will not have 'other' guests sharing your bathroom.) Other features in the Airbnb room: **A hairdryer is kept in the bedroom for your convenience. ***An extra soft blanket (for that coveted nap!) and extra towels, are also found right in the room. ***A drying rack for hanging out delicate items, is also found in the room closet storage. *** ironing board & iron available, upon request **** access to laundry room ( next to Airbnb room, upon request) Other Amenities *** Jazzville is Air Conditioned for high humidity days; (not like a refrigerator, just enough to wring out the moisture). In winter you will be toasty and cozy in your room in the Mansard roof level, with quiet baseboard heat and a great, and poetic view of the snowy Cambridge & Boston rooftops. Food: **BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED in the cost of your room. FINDING LUNCH, DINNER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Central Square, my neighborhood, is teeming with restaurants of every price point, street food takeaway joints, Indian and Tibetan all-you-can eat buffets, to several of the most revered, chef-owned restaurants in Boston. Omnivore or Vegan, you will have no trouble finding and eating great food a few blocks from my house. *** See also: my AirBnb Neighborhood Guidebook In the neighborhood guide you will find locations and mini reviews for the neighborhood restaurants as well as entertainment, spots for quiet contemplation and insights on local landmarks. LOCAL TRAVEL IDEAS & INFO IS IN THE ROOM Up to date Cambridge and Boston street maps and guide books are in the Airbnb room for your use. There are many different venues to help you discover Boston and Cambridge, and I have information about almost all of them --guided walking tours, trolley tours, 'Duck boat" ( land/sea) tours, Segway Tours, Harbor Sails, ferries to Salem, or out to the Boston Harbor Islands. The information to get you started is right here. "Extras" Dine In Option ( $ Ask host about availability) Corkscrew with 2 wine glasses (no charge) JazzVille is highly accessible and centrally located to reach all the major sightseeing destinations in both Cambridge and Boston. I am a FOUR MINUTE WALK ( five blocks) To a direct PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION node (the RED LINE T and many bus routes.) Here you can go direct to either Harvard Square or downtown Boston also direct to the airport and direct to bus and train terminals. Walk to MIT (under 8 minutes) and Harvard University (15 minutes) Or... take the 'T' one stop in either direction to reach both Harvard and MIT campuses in under 10 minutes. Whether you want to visit the great universities, see a Red Sox game, or visit Boston's North End for dinner, you will find it easy to walk or use the T from JazzVille. Even day trips to the North Shore, (Gloucester, Salem, Newburyport, Ipswich and Essex) for antiquing and whale watching (or witch hunting!) are a snap, because the connections to the commuter rail and water taxi are very directly connected to the subway-- which you can enter easily, 5 Min from my home. Other attractions, including the Freedom Trail, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum are accessed directly from my front door. The City of Cambridge: Cambridge is sometimes referred to as the cultural 'Left Bank' of Boston. We are our own city with a distinct, funky, artsy vibe--and of course, we are the home city of MIT & Harvard. I am located in Cambridgeport section which is smack-dab between both Universities. Central Square is the subway stop closest to me. ( 5 min) HOSTING: I will encourage and to help you to see Cambridge and Boston as a native while you discover it for yourself as a visitor. Rather than tell you what to do, I try to hear what you may be interested in and then help you to accomplish locating compatible venues in the most efficient way, given how much time you have. Some of my guests are here for longer stays for academic programs. For guests doing a longer stay, there is an generous amount of clothes-closet and built- in drawer space, (& overhead suitcase storage) to keep things tucked away. The extra storage will help to ensure that your room remains pleasant to work in and feels free of clutter, throughout your stay. PLEASE NOTE: Two female house cats, Sydney and Wynstyn, live on premises. They are generally not allowed in the guest room. Being shy girls, they (generally) prefer to keep to themselves. ***GETTING AROUND*** --Cambridge is a walking city, and we are proud of it! Bikes are also becoming an increasingly popular mode of commuting. If you are able-bodied I highly recommend doing the majority of your travel by foot and public transportation. An EXTENSIVE public bike system "HUBWAY" throughout greater metro Boston/ Cambridge (and many of the surrounding cities and towns!) makes touring the area by bike a very desirable and easy option. Public Transportation: our bus & subway system is known as the "T" IF YOU DO BRING A CAR: Most local people park on the street--(and you could too, were it not for the fact that you need a Cambridge Resident Permit), so... For those with an automobile: FREE on-street parking is also available with the loan of my Cambridge Guest Pass. Parking can be found usually right in front of the house. (or at most, a half block away.) Guests are responsible for obeying the posted Cambridge Street Parking restrictions. (strict enforcement!) If you need to arrive by car, once you are in Cambridge, you will find that you will have little use for your vehicle. The Green Street Garage is a public parking garage with very modest day rates; it is about 3 blocks from my place and a great place to stow a vehicle until you are ready to use it, (or in a snow emergency when streets have to be cleared!) OTHER VEHICLE TRANSPORT: Car rental by the hour and day ZIP CAR stations all around. 20 or more cars to choose from at any one time, (note: drastically less on weekends!) 3 pick up points which are less than 4 minutes walk from my house, 4 more pick up points with multiple cars in less than 8 minute walk. RENTAL CARS Enterprise Car Rental very close by (4 blocks away with excellent rates and service Bus, walk or Ride the T. GREAT STREET MAPS are here waiting for you!! OTHER OPTIONS : Tired from a long day? 'Dining In' Option/ (available upon request as host schedule allows.) Host-prepared Gourmet/ Dinners Aprox $13-$15 Suggested Donation. (Prepared with Always Fresh, mostly local, seasonal, sustainable, ingredients. I'm an omnivore who's solved most 'dilemmas.' You'll eat very well if you eat with me!! FOOD INCLUDED: I provide a Healthy Breakfast, free of charge. Breakfast is easily adapted to vegan tastes. (Breakfast is usually coffee / tea/or Yerba Mate Choice of Milk or Coconut or Flax Milk/. Always fresh fruit, and either granola , eggs, hot steel cut oatmeal, or hearty whole grain toast with seasonal fruits, nut butters, and occasionally, savory herb cheese or pesto spreads. For Lunches and dinners: Plenty of restaurants right up the street from me: they run from expensive to dirt cheap. Tibetan, Thai, Palestinian, Pizza, Subs, Felafel, New American Fusion, 3 different Indian All- you-can-eat luncheon buffets--to choose from, vegan, Sushi (You name it, we got it.) Don't feel like going out? You can also DINE IN at Jazzville for dinner (if you request it in advance, or sometimes I can accommodate a later request. if I can I will, but no guarantees!) I charge a modest fee, just to cover the ingredients... (see above) SIGHTS: World famous universities MIT and Harvard are within walking distance (on the subway line as well.) Mass General Hospital is also 2 stops away. Also easy to visit: Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Emerson College- all super accessible from Jazzville. (Did you know that We have over 90 Colleges and universities in the Metro Boston Area?!) Jazzville is located a 4 Minutes walk to the the 'T'. from there you'll have Incredibly E-Z access to downtown Boston, Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Fanueil Hall, The Seaport District, North End, Newbury Street, Convention /Prudential Shopping Concourse, and even to Logan airport. Flying in? Its possible to fly to Logan Airport and get right to my door--very easily-- with out a cab! (How? Use the "T"! Silver line to Red Line.) Coming by Bus or Train? Ridiculously easy! A direct (Red Line) subway route from station to station. You are also convenient to the commuter rail and water taxi, so visiting The Harbor Islands, Salem, Rockport, Gloucester and Cape Ann are easy day trips to make from Cambridge, by T, by train and water taxi. Whale watching from the Aquarium is popular. JAZZ VILLE IS TRULY A CENTER POINT. The Neighborhood is residential. Mostly '3 Deckers' (the traditional housing stock of Boston) with a couple of hi Rise buildings and some single family, historic "soap worker" cottages. Central Square ( which is a geographical and subway stop 'center point'/ "midpoint" between Harvard University and MIT, on Massachusetts Avenue. (or "Mass Ave"as we call it.) is a little 'textured' i.e. 'gritty.' It is a real eclectic stew of diverse clientele, as it is a major transportation node. (Lots of folks passing through, along with the stay-put locals.) We locals are, ourselves, a diverse bunch: a mix of folks who shop at the discount merchandise retailers, scientists, poets, recent immigrants , international college students, lots of young professionals, some 'sketchy' folks; some street regulars, some winos, politically correct food co-op customers, cool coffeehouse hanger-outers, and some fancy hipsters who eat at a handful exclusive restaurants with reputations for great food, along with a couple of independent local pubs with good, if not great food. Yes ! All of this diversity in the one pleasantly textured neighborhood. 02138 and 02139 might be the most opinionated and educated zip codes in the United Sates, but we are not exempt from the ubiquitous: Dunkin' Donuts and a somewhat seedy MCDonald's are also represented in Central Square. (I'm just saying...) The street life on Mass Ave is certainly a mosaic of all of these different peoples and eateries. My 'hood, just off Mass Ave, is pretty much made up of young professionals, some older, lifelong Cantabrigians and some young families from all over the world-- and I do mean all over the world. It's a four to five minute walk from the subway to my place, which has a pleasant 'neighbor-hoody' kind of vibe. It is highly diverse, highly educated, edgy and eclectic (both culturally and economically) population. Welcome! At Jazz Ville you will have a very comfortable oasis from which to explore the whole area! I look forward to making your Cambridge experience a fulfilling one. Guest AccessYour Bedroom (is on (3rd floor) Your private bathroom (for showering and stowing your toiletries, is on 2nd Floor) **NOTE: In addition, guests may access the master bathroom on 3rd floor, for convenience. **The kitchen, at breakfast, between 7-9 AM ****(Additional spaces by invitation of host.) Laundry room: Ask If you need to do laundry, I'll be glad make my laundry room, detergent, drying rack, iron or electric dryer, etc. available free of charge. (single load) The laundry room is conveniently located just next to the Airbnb bedroom. Guests: I value my neighbor's AND my guest's comfort, privacy and right to relative quiet & well-being, in equal measure. I am one of several owners of this building. My fellow owners and neighbors know that I am an Airbnb host and respect me for the work I do. In return I ask that my Airbnb guests refrain from loud conversations, as they come and go through the front entrance hall and front porch. Interaction with GuestsI value my privacy and yours. I tailor my interactions based on your social cues. Here's what to expect as a baseline: *A welcome at the front door. *A brief tour of the house, and an orientation on the Boston /Cambridge map, with subway directions included, if you need it. *When we enter the kitchen area, I will also ask you about food allergies and preferences for breakfast the next morning. *Once you are comfortable with the layout of the home and how to get around, you'll be given your own key to come and go as you like for the remainder of your stay. *I may check in with in with you later to make sure that you are comfortable with everything at home and with navigating Cambridge and Boston, independently. ***PLEASE, speak up if you are confused about house rules, you are too hot, or too cold-- or if something is not to your liking during your stay. Nothing is more disquieting to a conscientious host than to devote oneself to anticipating and filling guest's needs, only to find out AFTER the stay (in the review) that there was a 'problem,' which the guest never said anything about!! *I am happy to answer questions, and share local insights. *I work from home, but that does not mean necessarily that I never leave home. *During the work week , I concentrate on my consulting work. ( I run a consulting firm from my home, and try to start my work day at 9AM.) * I go out frequently during the day and sometimes in evenings, thus I am not 'home all the time." * Mornings at breakfast (between 7-9 AM) are usually our principal time together. This time can be either very interactive (conversational ) or not. If you prefer to start your day with quiet, just let me know. I am happy to prepare breakfast and leave it out for you to enjoy some solitude. The Airbnb Travel experience is a unique way to experience being a Citizen of the World. The 'stay with a local 'perspective is one I truly believe in. Being part of this network is rewarding for me on many levels; from what my guests tell me, they love it, too! Overwhelmingly, my guests seem to agree that Airbnb provides them with a more 'human' travel experience. No one is a stranger here. *Conversations about everything from world cultures, food ways, anthropology, democracy, health care and economics happen at the breakfast table. Breakfast is a great time to ask for help to find Boston Cambridge/ treasures/ activities/ or if you need help figuring navigation/ transportation. The NeighborhoodLocated in The Cambridgeport Neighborhood 5 blocks from Central Square T Stop (Red Line) And the #1 Bus ( Cambridge- Boston) #47 Bus ( Fenway Park, MFA, Gardner Museum) passes in front of my house. ---Walk to everything! --A wealth of restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk from my front door. ( **Pop Open my 'Guidebook' Under Guest Resources) and you'll see my write ups on the individual pubs, coffee houses, museums, places of worship and other cool places in this part of Cambridge. ) Getting AroundCouldn't be easier! I'm tucked away in a pedestrian paradise with easy access to every form of public transportation. PLUS car rentals right around the corner, a Cab co. on Speed dial. UBER, ZIPCAR, etc. Mass Transit: I'm 5 Blocks from Central Square, a transit hub for: Red Line Subway and Many Boston-to-Cambridge MBTA bus routes including: Harvard Square, Downtown Boston, Innovation District, (Kendall Square), Symphony Hall, Berklee, (Wally's!) Fenway Park, Isabella Stewart Gardener Musuem, Museum of Fina Arts, ICA, Seaport District, Rose Kennedy Greenway, JFK Museum, and more. Depart easily for day trips to Salem, Cape Ann and Cape Cod by commuter rail, ferry or car! The Red line links to directly to Logan Airport, South Station ( All subways and Trains, as well as the Bus Terminal). The Red Line leads directly here to Central Square Want a bike or car for a couple of hours or a day? Hourly transportation rentals --all within a couple of minutes of my front door. Zip Cars rent by the hour. Hubway Bikes rent bikes by the hour. Need to rent a car for a longer term? Enterprise Car Rental is right in the neighborhood, too. ( 2.5 blocks) Traveling by car? PARKING on street with my Resident Guest Pass. I also have very easy access to all Metro Boston expressways leading to Rtes 93, 95 and the MASS turnpike (Rte 90) Other Things to NoteBuilding features: This is a tall, 11'-ft ceiling Victorian-era building, which = STAIRS. This is a multi-unit building, a 'side by side' with two front doors. The front door entrance on the left side, is the entrance to my condo. No one else uses this entrance but me. ( And of course, you.) My condo is a comfortable duplex, on the second and third floors of this three -story house. It is a light -filled, air-conditioned oasis, with high ceilings and every modern comfort. (Wi-fi, Zoned Heating, new plumbing and electrical.) *The finishes are refined and I have some nice original art, along with funky-found objects. (The best way to describe my home decor and over all atmosphere would be 'Bohemian Chic'. ) *My home is a work in progress. What does that mean, exactly? Part of my spacious, 2 level condo --the kitchen and the living area floor, for instance-- remain unfinished. (***The AirB bedroom and bath which you are renting, are, of course each FULLY FINISHED as well as well-furnished, and they are exactly as pictured.) -- Its my own living quarters which are partly 'unfinished'. * I have patiently reinforced the beams and columns in the whole building so I could ( safely )create a more open-plan living area in my unit. *I have imported and restored a lot of missing architectural detail, a process which has taken me more than 10 years to complete. *I still have open-stud walls in the big, sunny kitchen and a plywood sub-floor, ( instead of a finished, hardwood floor) in my office and living area. **As hundreds of guests who have stayed at Jazzville have attested, the 'unfinished" parts of the house--the kitchen and my office- living area--do not seem to impact the quality of their stay in the least. In fact, just the opposite--many of my guests actually remark at how 'welcoming' the open plan / work- in-progress- open- nature of the kitchen and living areas of my home make them feel. They seem to appreciate the quality breakfasts, the very central location, the comfortable, clean, private bedroom and bath, as well as the conversation which take place here, most of all. My intention in telling you this is to give you a real sense of what you, as a guest, can expect to see, feel, taste and experience, once you arrive at Jazzville. My aim is to have zero daylight between what you see and read here and what you experience while staying here. Deliverables: A great bed. A great bath. Privacy. Comfort and a welcome feel'. A great breakfast. A location in the center of the city of Cambridge, in a quiet neighborhood. After reading this, if you suspect that stairs might be a barrier to you enjoying yourself, or that parts of my unfinished living quarters might- in any way--detract from your experience-- please---choose somewhere else to stay! No hard feelings. I'm proud of my my guests enthusiastic reviews and I am also proud the work I have done on this house. I even like the work I have yet to do to complete the kitchen finishes. Kitchen Access: Breakfast: Guests are made welcome in the sunny kitchen for a full breakfast between 7AM & 9AM. I'm sorry, I do not offer guests kitchen privileges at Jazz Ville. Due to my home layout ( open plan ) its impractical for me to have folks padding about in my kitchen when I'm working close by. l prefer serving you from my kitchen! Glad to bring you a cup of tea later in the day or the evening--- Just ask! Enjoying Our Best Breakfast: Guests who have the best experience typically come down early: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) AM. ( Earlier is okay, just ask.) By 9:00 AM I'm typically clearing breakfast things away for the day and beginning my work day. Sleeping in(URL HIDDEN)Feel free to sleep as late as you like at Jazz Ville. However if you do elect to sleep in past 9:00 AM you will need to plan on going out for breakfast. There are plenty of coffee houses and tasty options within a few minutes walk, for late risers. Night Owls: --Coming in late(URL HIDDEN)No problem. I'll leave the front hall lights on for you. Come in quietly and turn off the light in the front foyer. ( I'll show you.) Food Storage: I'm glad to store the odd restaurant left over, a bottle of wine or water, but please do not count on large quantities of food storage space in my refrigerator. I use my fridge heavily and often have little, if any room. Smokers: If you let me know of your desire to smoke, I'll be glad to direct you to where to enjoy a cigarette comfortably, with chair and ashtray in back of the house : My aim to provide you a cigarette break is which is relaxed and dignified, and to ensure that the butts are not left behind on the ground. There is absolutely no smoking in on the front porch, which is s common area for the building--) Getting the Most from your Visit(URL HIDDEN)truly love AirB & B hosting, thus I'm delighted to help every traveler plan how to get the most from his or her trip to Boston and Cambridge. (URL HIDDEN) The best time for us to explore your options together is usually just after you arrive, or at breakfast, where I can give you my full attention. (URL HIDDEN) I am delighted to help get you oriented and give all the local to tips on walking distances, maps, the hidden finds and great eating places, according to your own specific interests, budget and objectives(URL HIDDEN) I have a full social life and a demanding work schedule. Thus its best to speak with me at the beginning of the day, or preview things in the evenings for the next day. From 9AM to roughly 6PM I'm working and prefer not to have interruptions. During the day, I need it fairly quiet, not a lot of hustle and bustle here at the house. ----THANK YOU for reading this!
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The SpaceApartment located in the most convenient location, within 7 minutes walking distance to Kendal MIT & Central red line T stop. 7-Eleven, Quiznos, Mexicali, Amelia are right around the corner; laundry is in the building, serene neighborhood, free wireless internet, Citizens, Bank of America & Citibank are next door, extensive array of restaurants and night life at Central Square, free public Tennis court and plenty of parking on the street. If you are a bike person, bikes can be parked in the hallway. There are two windows in the room. Most of the apartment, including the available room, has honey-colored hard wood flooring and high ceilings. There are 4 bedrooms in the apartment, I am renting you a private room. You will be staying with me and another guests from airbnb. If you are into innovation or if you have business to do with MIT or Harvard or any university then this room is for you. I am an entrepreneur and I also run a innovation center for healthcare ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN): Health Innovators or Kalyan Kalwa). Guest AccessKitchen, Bathroom, Laundry. Interaction with GuestsNot a lot Other Things to NoteWireless password Name: NETGEAR48 Password: happyship680
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Good
248 reviews
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The Space This is a cozy bedroom with a double bed, wi-fi, closet and plenty of books! During your stay, you're welcome to use the kitchen for storing food, cooking or just sitting down for a morning coffee. The shared bath has a shower and Jacuzzi tub. We work from home so are usually around to give you directions or suggestions of where to go and what to see if you are unfamiliar with Cambridge and Boston. This is a great location to call home during your stay in Cambridge. The neighborhood is relaxed and friendly with an international (URL HIDDEN) are within walking distance of Central, Harvard, Inman and Kendall Squares, with their many fine restaurants and theaters, music and sports venues. (URL HIDDEN) Guest Access During your stay, you're welcome to use the kitchen for storing food, cooking or just sitting down for a morning coffee. The shared bath, right next to your room, is a full bath with a shower and Jacuzzi tub. Interaction with Guests We work from home so are usually around to give you directions or suggestions of where to go and what to see if you are unfamiliar with Cambridge and Boston. The Neighborhood This is a great location to call home during your stay in Cambridge. The neighborhood is relaxed and friendly with an international (URL HIDDEN) are within walking distance of Central, Harvard, Inman and Kendall Squares, with their many fine restaurants and theaters, music and sports venues. Getting Around While you can walk to MIT and Harvard from here, you can also take a short walk to Central Square and hop on the Red Line and be in Boston in 15 minutes! There is also a bus which stops at our corner which will take you to Harvard Square in short order. If you are driving to Cambridge, you can park on our street. Just ask me for the neighborhood permit when you arrive(URL HIDDEN) Other Things to Note We have a little dachshund who visits us frequently. If you have an allergy or prefer not to socialize with dogs, please let me know and we won't invite him during your stay!
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The SpaceThe Airbnb guest suite is located on the top floor of our home. It encompasses three areas: a guest room with a half bath, Jacuzzi room (Jacuzzi/Bath/Shower) and roof deck. The bedroom is equipped with a microwave, small refrigerator, coffee pot and electric tea kettle. Guest AccessAirbnb guests share the side entrance to our home with Robert and myself found at the end of the blue stone walkway you see upon arrival. The front entrance is private. Upon entrance, there's a central stairwell, which takes you to the top floor. Robert and I live in the floors beneath you. Interaction with GuestsMonique responds to Airbnb requests online, greets guests and orients you to our neighborhood. We provide you with a folder, which recommends restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as places to see in the Boston area. Maps are included as well as so guests can see how Somerville, Cambridge and Boston link. The NeighborhoodWe are fortunate to be located in one of the most fun but also interesting areas in Somerville all 10 minutes of our home. Our home is in between Union Square in Somerville and Inman Square in Cambridge. These squares have a diverse number of restaurants, pubs and cafe's. Our Inman Square restaurant favorites include: Punjabi Dabi and Christina's. In Union Square we also like: Machu Chicken and Ebu Sushi. We have a two excellent grocers nearby: Whole Foods and Market Basket, which make it easy to pick up a few items to keep in your room. Getting AroundBoston, Somerville and Cambridge are walking towns! Please consider bringing walking shoes or sneakers cause you will be walking a lot. Walking, bicycling, the subway ((URL HIDDEN) are all great ways to visit our area. Free on street parking in front or nearby our home is available with Somerville parking passes we provide. After a full day of travel, we highly recommend picking up a cab from either Harvard Square or Logan. If using public transportation from Logan to our home, take the Silver line to the Red Line (Outbound) getting off at Harvard Square Station. We recommend taking a cab from Harvard Station to our home. Taking a taxi from Logan will cost $30 and may take anywhere from 15 minutes or an hour depending on commute. Other Things to NoteFrom Logan a taxi (15 - 30 minutes) and costs $30 and public transportation (1 hour). If using public transportation, please use a taxi to get to our home from Harvard Station, which is $10.
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Excellent
97 reviews
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The SpaceJust 5 blocks from the Red Line but quiet except for noisy cardinals Guest AccessAlthough house is small, guests have use of whole house as I have a studio in the basement. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as you like The NeighborhoodNeighborhood is very chummy. Getting AroundBesides the T (subway), there are several bus lines in Central Square as well as a bus to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardiner Museum less than a block from my house.
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The Space In a perfect Cambridge location, this sweet little room has it's own private half bath and easy access to the back porch. Guest AccessDuring your stay, you're welcome to use the kitchen for storing food, cooking or just sitting down for a morning coffee. The shared bath, just across from your room, is a full bath with a shower and Jacuzzi tub. Interaction with GuestsWe work from home so are usually around to give you directions or suggestions of where to go and what to see if you are unfamiliar with Cambridge and Boston. The NeighborhoodThis is a great location to call home during your stay in Cambridge. The neighborhood is relaxed and friendly with an international (URL HIDDEN) are within walking distance of Central, Harvard, Inman and Kendall Squares, with their many fine restaurants and theaters, music and sports venues. Getting AroundWhile you can walk to MIT and Harvard from here, you can also take a short walk to Central Square and hop on the Red Line and be in Boston in 15 minutes! There is also a bus which stops at our corner which will take you to Harvard Square in short order. If you are driving to Cambridge, you can park on our street. Just ask me for the neighborhood permit when you arrive. Other Things to NoteWe have a little dachshund who visits us frequently. If you have an allergy or prefer not to socialize with dogs, please let me know and we won't invite him during your stay!
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The SpacePlease note, due to to serious allergies, this is a nut-free home. We get lots of requests for reservations and we feel more comfortable approving them if you tell us about yourself, thanks! Rooms are a comfortable size in this 720 square foot condo. Your primary sleeping space is a private bedroom with a full-size bed and a locking door. An additional sleeping space is available at no extra charge if you and your travel companion(s) would like two separate beds. This is a queen-size sofa bed with a new, memory foam mattress in the living room. If you use the living room for sleeping, you can close the door to the room overnight. During the day, your travel companions will need to walk through the living room to exit the condo. Professionally childproofed home. The immediate neighborhood is called Inman Square and contains 25 restaurants, stores, and cafes. Feel free to use our roomy kitchen -- Whole Foods and Savenor's Butcher (where Julia Child shopped) are a couple blocks away! By making a reservation on this page you would have the condo to yourselves. (If you click on my other listing, you would be making a reservation for the same home, but I would be here sharing the space with you. ) Guest AccessWe supply: -- towels -- shower gel -- shampoo and conditioner -- body lotion -- hair dryer Interaction with GuestsHost is a native English speaker, can converse in Spanish if not spoken fast, and knows a tiny bit of Hebrew. The NeighborhoodHarvard Square is a 3/4-mile walk. MIT is 1.5 miles away. Getting AroundSubway is a 3/4-mile walk, on charming cobblestone sidewalks. If you are arriving with suitcases and no car, I recommend you take the subway to Harvard Square, then take Uber or a taxi to my condo (about $5). Walking around the neighborhood will be easy once you are checked in and put your luggage down. If you haven't used Uber before, you are welcome to use my personal code for a free $20 ride. "Hubway" bicycle rental is 3 blocks away (bring helmet). Free on-street visitor parking for 3 nights plus Saturday night. Other Things to NoteOn certain Fridays, check-in time is anytime after 7 PM. All other check-in and check-out days and times are flexible -- please let me know what you need and I will try to accommodate!
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The SpaceOur new condo is a lovely 10 min stroll down cobblestone streets to Harvard Campus and Harvard Square, as well as one mile from MIT/Kendall Square and 10 min from Lesley University. We are in Inman Square which boasts International Cuisine at Zagat rated restaurants such as Dali, and Oleana, coffee shops, bakeries and live music. Join us in our Ivy League neighborhood with ease, there is easy street parking out front, and a secure entry to the building. With two bathrooms and two bedrooms there is space for everyone to relax, and a premium kitchen for cooking with ingredients from Whole Foods next door to us, or Savenor's, Julia Child's favorite gourmet grocery, down the street. As Kundalini yoga and meditation practitioners, we hope you will feel a sense of cleanliness and positive vibrations in our space. We have a young son and infant daughter, so we happily welcome children into our house. If you want to venture into the hubbub of downtown Boston, you can hop on the bus that runs down Beacon St. or the Redline Subway stop in Harvard Square. Welcome, Bienvenidos, Shalom, Bonjour, Anyonghasseyo - our casa is your casa! Guest AccessStocked kitchen and Whole Foods next door for home cooking. Washer and dryer. Elevator makes getting suitcases in and out a breeze. Easy guest parking. Hip "Little Brooklyn" neighborhood where folks walk and ride bicycles. Lovely Lincoln Park or Cambridge Public Library nearby for picnics. Interaction with GuestsWe love our Somerville/Cambridge location and are active in community and local government. We can recommend a great local massage or coffee or meal based on your budget and group dynamic. We are happy to be accessible during your stay for any questions about transportation or local highlights. If you want to know about child friendly restaurants and activities in the area, we can give you the entire breakdown from library singalongs, toy stores and great parks for whatever age your child is. We can even recommend trusted local babysitters. The NeighborhoodHarvard Square and Harvard Campus is a 10 minute walk away! Kendall Sq and MIT Campus is a 10 min walk the other way! Here are some Restaurant notes I wrote to a guest the other day: Seafood: Just down the street from us is East Coast Grill. Delicious, Zagat rated. I took some friends to Neptune Oyster in the North End, and they were in heaven. It is expensive, but very high quality seafood. Legal Harborside in the Seaport District is fun. Italian: Strega in the Seaport is beautiful and near the water. I love eating there. It's next door to the ICA (institute for contemporary art) and on a boardwalk along the water that is fun to walk, you could lunch there and then walk the boardwalk over to the North End for dinner, or reverse! Nearby, is Posto, in Davis Square, mostly Neopolitan style woodfired pizza and handmade pasta. In case you like brunch: The Neighborhood Restaurant (You have to try the Cream of Wheat!!! ) This one is a lovely 10 min walk into Union Square. And stop by Union Square donuts! Soundbites Cafe Ball Square Cafe (but go early, there are lines down the block to get in) Some new restaurants I just discovered in our nearby in neighborhood: Dwelltime (coffee, incredible scones) Bloc 11 (coffee, sandwiches, scones, salads) Puritan & Co. Kirkland Tap & Trotter Dali For quick fast food in almost any neighborhood in the area, find the nearest CLOVER. It's incredibly delicious, local vegetarian food, so good you won't miss the meat. Amazing to eat healthy, fast, inexpensive. We love them. They are all over Boston, Cambridge, Somerville. And look for food trucks! Getting AroundEverything is walking distance. Subway station is in Harvard Square or Central Square, 10 minute walk to each one. Harvard Square and Central Sq. stations are on the Red Line, directly into Boston and Boston Common (Park Street Station). Uber is a simple, easy way to get downtown fast, 5 minutes drive from our location. A new Whole Foods is one block away. Other Things to NoteWe have a Visitor parking spot in a covered parking lot behind our building, and an overnight Visitor Parking pass for free street parking. Both are available for your use, so you may bring up to two cars here.
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In Inman square, steps from Harvard, MIT, and Central square, this newly renovated one bedroom is a quiet refuge from the city nearby. Comfortably fits two in its king sized bed, with the second bedroom converted into a music studio - play on!
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The SpaceYou will be living with other PhD students from MIT. My room is upstairs, away from any common areas, so whatever your schedule is you will not have to worry about noise from others. The bedroom has a queen bed (less than 1 year old) as well as a dresser, bookcase and desk. If you have a laptop the TV can be used as a second monitor. Guest AccessThe kitchen is well stocked with pots/pans and utensils (everything can go in the diswasher, not need to wash anything by hand) The TV has cable and an apple TV with netflix for use by anyone. There is also wifi, the ssid/password will be written on the blackboard. Laundry available in the bathroom, and a roommate can set you up with iron/ironing board if you need. Interaction with GuestsI may not be present, but some of my roommates will be from time to time. They are all friendly and will offer up advice on local recommendations if asked. Other Things to NoteIf the room is available on my schedule calendar, it is available for you to book! So if you want the room and the dates are open on the calendar, send me an official request if you want to stay.
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Good
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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The Space5 blocks from Central Square, Cambridge, and the Red Line, MBTA Subway station. Walking distance (less than a mile) to both Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). In addition to the queen bed in the room, we can add a very comfortable queen air mattress and/or a single foam pad for extra people. Guest AccessOn the first floor, adjacent to where the room is located, there is a limited kitchen with simple amenities. Microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, eating utensils (plates, bowels, spoons, forks, knives) and sink available. We do not provide breakfast. Interaction with GuestsMinga & Jonathan live on the 2nd floor. At least one of us, or one of our trusted friends, will be present during your stay. The NeighborhoodWe live on a quiet dead end street very close many of Cambridge and Boston's amazing places Getting AroundWe are five blocks from the MBTA Red Line Central Square, Cambridge stop. Other Things to NoteOur 15 year old Siamese cat died in the fall of 2014. We miss him dearly. The good news is that if you have cat allergies, our home is a safe place for you.
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Excellent
4 reviews
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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Short-long term furnished rental at the Windsor Inn , Cambridge Room 104. Suite has private keylock, private bathroom, Cable TV, Wireless internet, linen changes, and cleanings. Located 7 minutes walk to MIT and Central Sq, 15 minutes walk to Harvard. Convenient to shopping and over 50 restaurants.