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

People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 330 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 full 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

Owner
Victor Oppenheimer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

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
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 330 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hot shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , A sturdy single 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops, Harvard Sq access , Free parking
average rating of 4.142857 based on 24 reviews
4

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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4

Comfortable one bedroom in a vintage home

  • 4 of 5

Victor was quite helpful in letting us drop our luggage off early in the day. The beds were comfortable and there was a small kitchen, although we didn't take advantage of it or the deck during our brief stay. We found the economical accommodations suitable for our site seeing trip, but with four people, leaving the hide-a-bed out would have made the space cramped for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Loved the home, only small problem

  • 4 of 5

The home is very beautiful, perfect size for a couple. The bed is also very comfortable. However, I am a light sleeper and the window faces a busy road, so it was very LOUD. I was unable to sleep for two nights. The airconditioner was also a bit loud, but otherwise I was very happy with my stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

As expected!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint suite was perfectly located for getting to and from Harvard Square easily for commencement -- on the bus. The stop was a very easy walk, located just around the corner.

The owner was very accommodating. He was very responsive in pre-trip communications, answering messages on the same day. Upon arrival, he and his son were very welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we knew they were there to help make our stay as comfortable as possible.

I'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint and very clean

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in West Cambridge, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£601
£2,403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.51

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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