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Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops, Harvard Sq access , Free parking

Bedrooms Studio
Space 330 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sunny studio apt - cozy - private - in historic neighborhood.- free parking

Our studio apartment is sunny, cozy, self-contained, and privately accessible.

New kitchen stove, refrigerator, toaster oven, sink, and microwave. Stocked with cookware, silverware, and dishware.

Sleeps up to five people. There is a standard queen sized bed suitable for two people, a couch in the living room area that easily converts to an additional comfortable two person queen sized bed, and a single cot.

We supply clean bedding, blankets, and towels.

Studio bathroom with comfortable shower.

The large studio room has sliding pocket doors allowing quick reconfiguration into two smaller rooms. This allows uses such as having a child sleeping in one room while parents remain awake in the other.

Built-in spacious closet.

Plentiful shelving for storage of books, nick-knacks, etc.

Dimmable adjustable track lighting.

Heating controlled by separately zoned studio thermostat.

Large (~230 sq ft) private deck suitable for pleasant candlelit outdoor eating in warm weather.

Window Air conditioner in summer.

Shared use of basement laundry room with washer and dryer.

Single car off-road driveway parking.

The House:

Easy access to Harvard Square and near MBTA bus stop.

High speed wired and wireless Internet access.

Large shared back yard (~66' x ~44') with tall trees.

Wisteria covered trellis over back deck with summer furniture.

Comfortable hammock in yard.

Basement laundry room with shared washer and dryer.

No smoking inside please!

More Details

Victor Oppenheimer
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Victor Oppenheimer

I have owned the Cambridge property for around forty years. During that time I have taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, run a successful software company, studied and taught yoga around the world and been the proud dad of my two sons.

I spend the winter months in Cambridge and the warm summers Maine Lake.

Why Victor Oppenheimer chose West Cambridge

I chose this property for it's beauty, it historic location and its propinquity Fresh Pond with its peaceful natural beauty and the culturally rich offerings of Harvard Square.

What makes this apartment unique

I love the house's design. I am told that the design was originally created by its first occupant, an emissary from France to the USA. I also delight in its location and its expansive and private back yard and decks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really cute apartment, perfect for our stay
Nov 2014
  • 1 of 3


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in West Cambridge in Watertown

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 330 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hot shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , A sturdy single bunk bed cot is available if needed.
  • The living room couch easily converts to a comfortable full sized bed. We also keep a full sized fold-up in the apartment for use by children and other guests.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
The house is close to MBTA buses that go back and forth to Harvard Square throughout the day. If you prefer to walk, it is 1.4 miles and approximately a twenty minutes walk from Harvard Square.


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops, Harvard Sq access , Free parking
average rating of 4.269231 based on 29 reviews

Charming, perfect location, nice host, all things needed regarding bath and kitchen faciilites

  • 4 of 5

I was attending a conference and needed a place to stay in Cambridge at a reasonable price for 4 nights. Victors charmingly decorated studio apartment turned out to be a good choice - also for a person travelling alone, as the neighborhood seemed safe and friendly. Upon my arrival Victor kindly explained all practical details of the place and pointed to some shops and restaurants close by.

Besides episodical heavy traffic on the road next to the house and a fridge that was quite loud at times, I found everything right in order for relaxing and sleeping after a long day about town.

Busses ran regularly at three minutes walking distance, but I enjoyed walking to downtown Cambridge by foot, which took about in 30 minutes. This was a great way to enjoy the amazing houses and surroundings and get to know Cambridge. I also enjoyed running along the fresh pond.

I would recommend the place to people travelling by them selves or couples.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

The place fit our needs exactly. It was comfortable, clean and conveniently located. We will be visiting this area occassionally and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location- very comfortable !

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the area with walking distance to shops and restaurants- very nice neighborhoods and walking trails nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We felt very welcome and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super stay!

  • 5 of 5

Super place and great hosts. I hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and terrific accomodations

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here when visiting my daughter in Cambridge. Everything I needed was available. Apartment was clean, warm and inviting!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Head Of The Charles Regatta
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Harvard Square
From the HarvardSquare.com website: Each year, over 8 million men, women and children visit ...
Nearest Airport
8.9 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Fresh Pond Golf Course
Nearest Train
6.5 Miles
Boston South Station
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Full Moon Restaurant
Nearest Beach
9.3 Miles
Castle Island Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in West Cambridge, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.18

Pet fees are $10 per pet night for approved pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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