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Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States of America

Listing # 104350

Rates From USD 2650 Monthly
Academic Verified Referred
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Sunny, Furnished, Home Away from Home Comfort in West Cambridge by Fresh Pond

Take advantage our private, cozy Cambridge home. It is minutes from Harvard Sq. and Boston. Its close proximity to Fresh Pond is a bonus. Our friendly, Strawberry Hill neighborhood offers easy parking, great local eateries or a quiet night in. So comfortable, all the comforts of home. One dog is allowed.
The nearby Charles river and Fresh pond offer walking jogging or bike baths.
Guests have access to the entire private 1st floor apartment and 1 parking space in front of the house or on the street. We are located in West Cambridge, near Harvard Square and are an easy commute to Boston. Within a ten minute walking distance, there are many local places to eat and drink.
(See below*)The Spacious 2 bedroom private apartment can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. Our apartment is a collection of new and vintage furniture interspersed with art. The bedroom has a queen size bed with a memory foam mattress.

The front sitting room doubles as the second bedroom and has a twin size day bed with new pillow top mattress and a pop up twin size trundle bed underneath. There is a portable crib available as well.
The living room has a 32"TV, Cd/DVD player, games and books for your use. the spacious couch, rocking chair and comfy chair offer ample sitting space to relax in.
The newly renovated eat in kitchen is fully equipped with a new microwave, dishwasher and Italian tile floor. The vintage stove works flawlessly. There is a full size refrigerator and an assortment of cooking supplies.
The kitchen has dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans and some baking supplies. All the amenities of home are stocked in this kitchen. There is laundry if needed(owner supplies laundry soap provided because of allergies), please inquire. (there is no cooking with peanut oil and no Fabreze allowed due to allergies) No soy candles.

Guests have access to the entire 1st floor apartment (door on the left) and 1 parking space in front of the house. There is steam heat and the apartment is warm and cozy. In the summer, there are two air conditioning units in the apartment that cool the entire apartment. One in the bedroom and one in the sitting room. Please keep these on energy saver mode.

Neighborhood overview
Strawberry Hill is a very friendly neighborhood between Huron Ave and Mount Auburn Street. There are numerous little places by local owners offering a multitude of food within a ten minute walk. Sofra ( a spinoff from Oleana) is a quick walk away. Intelligentsia Coffee is across the street. Shangri-La offers a great dim sum and is just around corner. Across the way Conleys Pub and sports bar is always serving up food and drinks. Homemade Greek yogurts and foods can be found at Sophia's on Belmont St, and just before that Linda's Donuts makes the best home made donuts from scratch every morning. At Aram's Cafe, one can get a breakfast or lunch cooked by Aram himself, whose establishment has been cooking up delicious entrees for over 30 years. Moozies Ice cream nearby for homemade ice cream. There is a large supermarket and drug store in Star Market as well as local food shops- Russo's, Eastern Lemejuan. The Fresh Pond Golf Course and Waterworks have a beautiful walking/jogging path and public golf course just minutes away. We are a short walk to Star Market, Fresh Pond Shopping Plaza, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, and the Charles River.
Getting around
We are just over a 1 mile from Harvard Square. A quick walk to the 72 or the 71 & 73 buses and a 10 minute bus ride gets you to the square and the T. There are 2 reload able Charlie T cards for use. There is a large map on the wall and maps you can take with you. The app - open MBTA - will tell the bus arrivals if you put in the bus #. Walking to Harvard square takes 30-40 minutes. We are close to Storrow Drive and Memorial Drive for an easy drive to Boston and Rte 2. An Uber ride to Harvard Square costs @$8.00. There is a subway bicycle rental at Fresh Pond.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
900 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, January 10, 2021 until Saturday, May 15, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
please inquire about a shorter stay.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Cambridge
Postal Code - State or Province 02138 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Strawberry Hill, Sofra, Fresh Pond,
Closest University Harvard University, Bentley
University nearby MIT, BU, Lesley, Bentley, Lesley, Babson

Rental Price:

USD 2650 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
All Utilities are included, additional cleaning fee, Inquire for weekly rates
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Please inquire about dates, flexible @ start/end


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

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About Member

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Academic Confirmed School Teacher (Primary and Secondary)
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Member referred by Diane

This party posted the following feedback for me:
'Laurie is a warm friendly person. She is a teacher that carefully shares her skills in art with children and exposes them to new media. She is considerate landlord and goes above and beyond to take care of guests.'
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I am an artist, cook, gardener, mom and teacher. I love to bike around Fresh Pond, kayak on the Charles River, watch my children's sports games, head to Rhode Island (my hometown ) for the beach. I love the city and all it has to offer.

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