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Cambridge Massachusetts 02141 United States of America

Listing # 120063

Rates From USD 3800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2021

Entire family home w/private garden, walk/bike to MIT/Harvard/MGH

Seeking family for a fully-furnished, 3-level detached house with private garden and patio on quiet residential street in a friendly neighborhood while close to shops, restaurants, transportation, and universities.

15 min walk to MIT (Sloan)
15 min walk to Kendall Sq/Red line subway
30 min walk to Harvard (10 min bike ride, 15 min bus ride, bus stop 3 blocks away)
9 min walk to Green line subway
4 min walk to bus stop

Large kitchen, high ceilings, lots of windows and french doors with multiple garden views. Kitchen also opens to the dining room.
Fully equipped and well stocked kitchen including a Miele oven/range, raclette/pierrade machine, rice cooker, and fondue set.
Kitchen door opens to garden and patio with outdoor seating and dining -- makes meal preparation for alfresco dining and entertaining easy and enjoyable.
Eat-in kitchen equipped with bar height table and 4 bar height stools.
Dining room has extendable table, seats 4-8 people.
Living room has upright piano.
2 bedrooms with closets (one with queen/double bed, master BR with two single beds) on 2nd fl.
1 office includes copier/scanner/printer with convertible arm chair (single bed for child or petite adult) on 2nd fl.
2 full bathrooms (located on the ground floor and basement).
Basement/guest bedroom is finished with large flat screen TV and convertible sofa (full size bed).
Storage available.
Linens provided.

Garden/Patio has an outdoor gas grill. Outdoor dining table and benches seat 6 comfortably for meals, 8 for drinks/beverages.

Visitor's parking permit provided.
On-street parking.
Bicycles + helmets available (2 adults, 1 child).

1-2 min walk to Cambridge public primary school (including program for non-English speaking children), 11 min to another newly built public school.
3 min walk to local public library, 11 min to another newly built library
5-7 min walk to 3 playgrounds, running track, and ice-skating rinks.
10 min walk to Charles River walking/jogging/biking paths.
10 min walk to supermarket.
10 min walk to Cambridgeside Galleria shopping mall.
15 min walk to the Museum of Science.

House is detached and allows for comfortable family living without worrying about noise/disturbances to and from surrounding neighbors in a dense urban setting.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1700 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, August 21, 2021 until Saturday, July 2, 2022
Minimum Stay
10 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
10-month min, but arrival and departure dates may be flexible.
*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 02141 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords East Cambridge
Closest University Harvard, MIT, Harvard, Tufts, Boston University
University nearby Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University

Rental Price:

USD 3800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Utilities include water and internet, not gas and electric.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Basement guestroom - convertible sofa (full bed)


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

About Member

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Non-Academic Individual
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Member referred by Rosie Jones

This party posted the following feedback for me:
'Jane is a reliable and responsible host with a lovely home with garden.'
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Member Since Jan 29 2018
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Hello, We are a bi-national family. We have lived in Cambridge for many years. It is a wonderful city to raise a family. With our children getting older, we would like them to experience the other half of the culture into which they have been born. We will spend the academic school year abroad and return to Cambridge for the summer. For the academic school year, we would like to offer our family home for your sabbatical stay in Cambridge.

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We rented this home for our family of four (two parents, and two middle-school-age children) through the 2019-2020 school year and had the best experience possible. Our hosts graciously furnished and maintained the house with our comfort in mind. Everything was in perfect order when we arrived and they did not hesitate to send maintenance people during the year when required. We felt at home.

The house suits a family well. The COVID quarantine hit during our stay and even with all of us in the house 'round the clock we found we had enough room and privacy to be comfortable. The kitchen is particularly well-furnished. We appreciated being in a historic and beautiful space, and loved the hand-hewn beams in the living room and basement and the pumpkin pine floor in the kids' room upstairs. Our favorite feature, however, was the private garden. It is a beautiful green space that is all your own, a luxury in the city.

Finally, we found the location remarkably convenient. We were just blocks from public transportation and the bus stop for the local schools. We loved being located between the Harvard part of Cambridge to the west and downtown Boston to the east, and could reach either destination in minutes. The house is also within walking distance of shopping (at the Cambridgeside Mall) and the walking/biking paths of the Charles River.

In short, we enthusiastically recommend this rental property. The owners are gracious and accommodating and will do their best to make your stay a good experience.

Excellent Patricia 2/5/2021 6:19:00 PM
We rented this house for the academic year 2018/19 and quickly fell in love with it as well as with the neighborhood. The house is beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished. It is spacious, bright and very well equipped. We did not have to bring anything except for our clothes. The house is in a quiet, residential area with many amenities such as playgrounds, supermarkets and sports facilities very close. The landlords do everything to make us feel comfortable and help us out. Communication with them is swift and efficient. We would not hesitate one moment to rent the house again if we were to stay longer in Cambridge. If you are looking for a cozy home in a welcoming neighborhood, I cannot recommend this home highly enough. Excellent Chris 2/7/2019 4:45:00 PM