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Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 United States of America

Listing # 112401

Rates From USD 840 Weekly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Comfortable and well-located 3 BD/2BA in Cambridge MA, close to both Harvard and MIT

Our fully-furnished 3 Bed/2 Bath condominium occupies the top two floors of a house (as there are only two other apartments, both below ours, the place is quiet). Located on a pleasant and safe street in the Riverside/Cambridgeport area of Cambridge MA, it is very close to public transportation (5- or 6- minute walk to subway), to Harvard and MIT (15 to 17 minutes by foot), as well as to numerous restaurants, grocery stores etc. The Charles River is also an easy walk from here.

The rent covers utilities gas, electricity, cable tv, internet, and local phone calls. While the unit does not have central air-conditioning, it has individual window ACs in all rooms.

The two larger bedrooms are on the topmost floor, and share the main bathroom. The third room is on the lower floor, with a window looking out onto the deck/balcony; it has a sofa that opens into a double bed and serves as both office/study and spare bedroom. The second bathroom is located on this floor.

The apartment has a small private deck, with table and chairs, which leads down to a shared garden. The laundry facilities are located in the basement, and shared by all three apartments in the building. The flat is very comfortable and well appointed.

The rent will be prorated for partial weeks. A security deposit will be required, fully refundable, assuming the apartment is left in good condition.

More pictures available upon request. We can also put you in touch with prior renters for the past three years -- the most recent has left a review -- should you wish to get a sense of the apartment and the area from a family who has lived here over the summer.

Would prefer to rent to a single family. Well-behaved dogs are fine.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1259 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, May 30, 2021 until Monday, August 30, 2021
Minimum Stay
4 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*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 02139 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Cambridgeport, Central Square, Mass Ave
Closest University MIT, Harvard
University nearby Harvard, MIT

Rental Price:

USD 840 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
3500/month; partial weeks pro-rated accordingly. Security deposit will be required to book apartment.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

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


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: visitor parking, shared laundry


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a Professor in the Literature Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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It was a pleasure staying in Shankar’s apartment for eight weeks last summer. Shankar went above and beyond to answer questions about the apartment and Cambridge, to prepare the space for our visit, and to help us get settled in. I cannot imagine a more gracious or attentive host.

The apartment is spacious and well-appointed; it has everything you would need for a short or extended stay. The kitchen is set up for gourmet cooking with an amazing selection of pots and pans, gadgets, etc. We enjoyed having the pull-out sofa in the living room, a separate office, and two full bathrooms. We often ate meals on the lovely patio, which looks out onto the backyard. It was the perfect space for our family of two adults and a young child.

The location was ideal for us—a stone’s throw from Central Square, walking distance to Harvard and MIT, and easily accessible, via the red line, to Boston. Shankar’s apartment is on a quiet residential street, but only a 5-to 8-minute walk to the T stop and bus stops, CVS, grocery stores, and dozens of bars and restaurants. Shankar was kind enough to provide us with restaurant recommendations, which we enjoyed throughout our stay.

In short, my family cannot recommend this listing highly enough.

Excellent Hope McGrath 1/7/2020 7:11:00 AM