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Arlington Massachusetts 02474 United States of America

Listing # 110562

Rates From USD 2499 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Newly Reduced Rent!!!!! Lots of Green Open Space, Abundance of Light, Safe, Convenient and Children-Friendly! 2 Bedroom and 1 Sunroom Home with Parking!

Are we going to let Covid-19 to keep us from living our best lives? No! Are we going to prepare for the worst but expect the best? Yes! We are offering a wonderful place that is ideal for anybody to make a home, away from home. The unit (place) is on the first floor of an owner-occupied two-family house in East Arlington, MA. The unit has two bedrooms, one sunroom (which could be used as an office/guest room or a bedroom), a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a bathroom. There are beds for up to 8 people but we recommend no more than 4 or 5 to live in the unit long term. On the side of the house is a shared driveway for parked cars!

The kitchen and bathroom have been renovated in 2015 and are furnished with new appliances, including stove, refrigerator, dish washer, microwave, washer and dryer. The entire unit has been winterized in 2017 with insulation and new windows. In 2016, a new hot water tank and heating system were installed to provide central heat and AC. In 2017, the entire unit had been winterized with blown-in cellulose insulation (batt insulation in the kitchen and bathroom), and new Energy Star-rated windows.

Lots of Space:
The unit comes with a backyard that is spacious and full of potential. Beyond the backyard fence is Magnolia Park and Playground, offering plenty of open space for enjoying the outdoors.

Abundance of Light:
The house is South-facing and benefits from the sun's trajectory from sunrise to sunset.

We are located in a neighborhood with families with children and benefit from neighbors and a community that values safety of life.

The house is ideally located for all sorts of interests and activities. There are numerous eateries that serve take-out, cafes, shops, library, banking, a movie theater, and even an art gallery all within walking distance. You will not have to look far to enjoy the amenities of living in a big city, but without the noise, hassle and congestion. Our neighborhood is quiet and safe.

We pride ourselves in being able to provide a place with all the comforts of home. The washer and dryer is located within the unit. No need for going up and down the basement steps to do laundry! The kitchen is fully-loaded so that you can begin to cook as soon as you move in, just as long as you've done the groceries. The sink has a garbage disposal and there is a dishwasher. The unit has two convertible sofa beds and can accommodate up to 8 people which is important for hosting out-of-town guests. There is plenty of bedding, and other small touches that make a place a home.

The house is 7 minutes walking distance from either the MBTA Red Line’s Alewife Station or the #77 bus on Massachusetts Ave. We are also on the Minuteman Bikeway for those who enjoy getting out on their bikes or going for long walks.

Children Friendly:
Our household includes me, my partner, Eric, and my two boys, ages 17 and 12. They are with us every other week and when they are here you will sense that this house is a place for families with children. The nearest elementary school is the Hardy School, just 3 minutes away on foot. You will have free and clear access to the enclosed backyard. Our goal is to make our house as family-freindly, as possible and are accommodating towards that goal!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1300 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, January 17, 2021 until Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Available from Sunday, January 17, 2021 until Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
During the summer months the minimum stay is a month.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Arlington
Postal Code - State or Province 02474 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont, Boston
Closest University Tufts
University nearby Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Lesley, MGH

Rental Price:

USD 2499 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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This party posted the following feedback for me:
'Katherine is an amazing friend and colleague - we've known each other for many years through the Cambridge parent community, we share children in the same school and have seen them grow and mature through the years. Katherine has always been a very thoughtful, honest, and responsible person, a true friend. She's worked as a fitness instructor over the years, and is very inspiring and motivating to her students. More recently, I worked with Katherine and Eric on designing their new home in Arlington; they're a lovely couple who are open to dialogue, discussion, and creative solutions, always searching for answers that challenge the status quo. I fully support and recommend Katherine as a sabbaticalhomes member!'
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I am a mother of two boys (16 and 11), an artist, and a fitness instructor. Previously, I developed affordable housing in the Boston and Cambridge areas. In my various roles, I aspire to bring joy and lift people up from their daily grind. I am passionate about telling stories through whatever means necessary: art, food, dance, fashion, and writing. I am trilingual in English, Japanese and Korean. I have lived in very large cities in the past and so I love living in this area (Arlington/Cambridge) because of the easy access to all things a first-rate city offers, with much less hassle.
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The short story: these are the best landlords ever! We have lived here for half a year now and have about half a year left to rent before we head back home. The landlords Kathrine and Eric have met us with outstanding helpfulness and hospitality even from before we arrived. Communication is excellent and we can contact them whenever we feel like. They are simply awesome. It will be sad leaving. Regarding the location of the apartment, we find this the best area close to Boston, especially if you are a family. We have lived in East Arlington both times we have been in Boston for sabbaticals. Even if we work at MIT and Northeastern University, we prefer living a little bit outside the busy downtown areas. Commuting by bike to both places takes about 25-40 minutes (my husband has actually biked the whole year). East Arlington is quiet and safe but still has a lot to offer. The apartment is located in a quiet and safe street, facing a large recreational area with a playground at one end. Here you can play a lot of games, soccer, frisbee, etc. On the backside of the house is a nice and sunny porch and the garden allows you to have a grill and keep your bikes safe. From this house, you are close to commuting down to Cambridge and Boston by the subway or by bus, close to commuting to Arlington High school and Middle School by bus (our oldest daughter takes the bus every morning), really close to the elementary school (our youngest girl walks by herself every day), close to the highway if you are heading somewhere during the weekend, right on the Minuteman bike path taking you all the way up to Bedford, close to cinema, cafes and restaurants. This apartment has everything you want and need during your stay in Boston. It is fully equipped with all the furniture and household items you need and it has a high standard. You will no doubt enjoy living here for your sabbatical! Excellent Beate Garcia 2/3/2017 9:40:00 AM