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2BR near Harvard and MIT

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This is a 2 bedrooms apartment on lower level, each room features a queen size bed, large closet, working desk and reading lamp.

Private entrance and bathroom with walk-in bathtub;

Free high speed Wifi;

Small kitchen with coffee maker, kattle, bowls, and mugs;

Soft & clean towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer are provided;

Free laundry in unit;

Private parking;

Safe and quiet neighborhood, nice walking, biking area. Close to Harvard Square, MIT, Charles River.

Great Location:

-Very quiet and safe neighborhood, convenient access to everywhere

-Transportation, restaurants, Shops are in walking distance,

-Whole food, Star Market, Trader Joe's, CVS, Dunkin' Donuts, Hand & Nails Manicure shop and Mt. Auburn Hospital are all in walking distance,

- A very nice Turkish café (Sofra) is just around the corner.

- Nice running, jogging area, excellent bike lanes, biking score is 89!

- 1 mile from the Charles River;

- 1.7 miles from Harvard University;

- 2.9 miles from Boston University;

- 3.2 miles from MIT;

- 3.4 miles from Fenway Park;

- 9.6 miles from Logan International Airport;

- A few minutes walk to Bus Stop, short ride will bring you to Harvard Sq, Red Line subway which bring you to MIT, MGH, downtown Boston, UMass Boston and David Sq. in Somerville.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Kitty

Reading, travelling, making friends, cooking and planting

Kitty purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Kitty chose Strawberry Hill

Very good location as it is very close to Harvard or MIT and beautiful Charles river

What makes this apartment unique

Beautiful Fresh Pond is extra award


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Strawberry Hill in Cambridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Not what I expected

  • 2 of 5

First off I have to say the neighborhood is great and Kitty and Mark were fantastic. My daughter and I were comfortable once we got used to the quirks of the apartment. It is a basement apartment with steep stairs to go down into the apartment. The floors were uneven (wavy) from the living room to the kitchen and ceilings that were very low. The shower head was not above my head and I am only 5'2". It stated that it had AC and being from Florida I expected window units or central AC but we had two boxes on the bedside table that was really just a fan. The beds, well if you like firm like plywood you will like these. The parking is not private it is on the street. When we arrived I was unaware of the parking situation and contacted Kitty they moved their vehicle and let us park in the driveway to unload the luggage which Mark carried for us. Laundry was wonderful I didn't have to go home with dirty clothes. As I said they were wonderful. I had read the reviews on this place but notice there were none for 2018. Also expect a lot of traffic.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space in Cambridge! I’d stay longer if I could.

  • 4 of 5

There is a ton of space in this garden apartment. Four of us slept comfortably in three rooms, as the futon pulled out for a full sized bed. The beds are firm memory foam and the linens are cozy.

The kitchen has brand new appliances and great dinner service for four. It has many supplies for cooking, but could use just a few more. I bought a baking sheet to cook a frozen pizza as there was none. I had to improvise oven mitts. Overall we managed fine and prepared several meals happily.

The bathroom had everything you need but is a tad cramped. Don’t plan a luxurious soak. However, all your basic toiletries are there.

Laundry worked great! So nice to have soap and fabric softener on hand. New appliances. I did however bump my head on a low hanging cabinet that was not padded. Almost all low hanging edges were covered for safety.

Kitty and her family were very friendly and helpful. As I first pulled up on their driveway I was offered help with my bags. They offered help finding local amenities and transit. They were always accommodating and kind.

Plan for about an hour to the North end of Boston, door to door. Transit is easy to use but takes time. Busses come frequently; we never waited for more that a few minutes.

I’d use this space again for sure and wish Kitty and her family all the best as they continue to share their home.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice host, very comfortable accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well stocked and conveniently located property. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was great and in a beautiful neighborhood. Beds were very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We mainly were at the property in the evenings and to sleep. Slept great, very comfortable beds. Kitty was readily available and easy to work with. House was very clean and has everything you need. Shower is unique. Would highly recommend this house and is within a mile walking distance to great neighborhood restaurants. We walked to Harvard and the Charles River. Beautiful scenery along the way.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay at Kitty's house

  • 5 of 5

Kitty's house was comfortable and well set up for our family to enjoy the Cambridge/Boston area. The house was very clean and ready for the five of us when we arrived. The location was great for our trips into the city. Kitty was easy to communicate with through the process and gave us all the info we needed to make our stay easy.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean property

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property for its close proximity to Harvard Square. Very clean place, my friends stayed there and enjoyed their stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.8 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Fresh Pond Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Harvard Square


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Strawberry Hill, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Head of The Charles
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £113.32
Cleaning fee £52.88

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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