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Listing # 121671

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Last Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021

Furnished 1BR 1BA on T, Central Sq. between MIT & Harvard

1 Bedroom with new King size bed, 1 full bath, leather pull out couch, sleeps 4. All utilities included: heat, a/c, electric, gas, water, high speed internet. Move in ready, fully furnished with kitchen equipment, towels, linens, smart tv, and all furniture. On the edge of MIT's campus.

Neighborhood: Central Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139
The 'Port' is a quiet historic neighborhood with lots of parks and playgrounds, tucked a few blocks off Mass Ave where you find dozens of excellent restaurants, bars, live music, theater, museums, book stores, MIT and Harvard. Central Square is a Cultural District that is home to diversity and the universities. There are lots of events in the arts, music, and science. It is the epicenter of the tech hub, walking distance to many biotech, research, pharma labs.

Public Transport: 5 min walk to Central Sq. Red Line subway and only 3 stops to downtown Boston, easy access to airport. 1 stop to Harvard Sq & Kendal Sq. On the edge of MIT's campus.
Walk score: 94 /100, transit score: 70/100, bike score: 100/100
On Street Parking (Guest Parking permit available with $75 refundable deposit), Close to zipcar, hubway bikeshare, bus and subway.

About the space: Recently completed gut renovation of entire unit with high end finishes, available February 13th, 2019 onward.
Sunny first floor apartment of a 2 family in downtown Central Square. About 650 sq ft. area, it features bright open plan kitchen, living, dining. Central A/C, Gas Fireplace, high speed internet with Ethernet and Wifi, High efficiency in unit washer/ dryer. Unit is furnished and brand new!

You will have access to whole apartment. No Parties, No Smoking, No Pets.

Interaction with guests
We live next door, and are around to answer any questions you might have. We can give some great local recommendations, but will greatly respect your privacy if you prefer. There is keyless entry for easy access. Welcome to Cambridge! We look forward to hosting you and your family and friends.

-Dan & Kat


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


Available from Thursday, April 1, 2021 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Available from Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Friday, December 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
2 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals available. Price varies upon season, please inquire for rates.
*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 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Central Square, Harvard, MIT, Port, Area 4, Tech Square
Closest University MIT
University nearby MIT, Harvard, Leslie, BU, Northeastern, Simmons, BC, Berklee, NEC, Emerson, Emanuel, Beth Israel, Wentworth, HMS, BCH, BMC, MGH,

Rental Price:

USD 1250 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Price varies upon season, please inquire for specific dates and pricing.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

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


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Dan and Kat and their kids are a wonderful family, super friendly and helpful landlords. They live in the house next to the apartment and are there when help is needed; at the same time, they are very respectful of your privacy.

I had a small accident and damaged something in the apartment. While I was very concerned, Dan was very extremely nice, fixed it himself, and I only had to pay very little in return.

The location of the apartment is ideal, in close walking distance to pretty much everything in Cambridge with plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping options. Highly recommended!!

Excellent Nicolas Ziebarth 9/9/2019 5:41:00 PM
The owners are friendly, helpful and responsible people. The apartment is in a quiet neighbourhood close to Central. Excellent Satoshi Kawamoto 9/7/2019 10:33:00 PM
We were lucky enough to spend 7 weeks in Dan and Kat’s beautiful rental this summer. We could not recommend their accommodations more highly! They are terrific hosts. Their space is immaculate, comfortable, and in an ideal location.

The space

The apartment is spotlessly clean. There are many thoughtful touches throughout the apartment, including a great kitchen, comfortable furniture, and plenty of linens. As I said, we stayed there for 7 weeks so we cooked many meals in the apartment. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, as well as some “extras” like coffee, olive oil, salt, and more. The washer and dryer are new and a breeze to use. I loved the color scheme and just the way the hosts put the space together. You might not think design and décor matter to you (I didn’t!) but after spending the summer in this apartment, I realized it makes the experience so much calmer and more enjoyable.

Location The location is ideal for accessing restaurants, stores, playgrounds, and major Cambridge landmarks.

Shopping and restaurants – you are a 5-7 minute walk from Central Square with an H-mart, Target, dozens of restaurants, and the T to take you to Boston. We enjoyed the ease of being able to get into Boston on several occasions. There is a Whole Foods a short walk away. There are also a number of restaurants (Asian, Greek fast causal, tacos, Bertuccis) deven closer (3 minutes?) on Main Street.

Kids – We could walk in under 8 minutes to five different playgrounds with my 4-year-old. Three playgrounds were actually visible from the apartment! Cambridge is a phenomenal place for kids overall, but I can’t imagine a better location from a playground point of view. You are a 30 minute walk or 10-minute drive away from a public city swimming pool on Memorial Drive.

Harvard – My husband was taking class at Harvard, and the location was perfect. He was able to walk every day to class (about a mile to his building, just under 30 minutes).

The Hosts Dan and Kat were extremely responsive via texts, emails, calls leading up to our visit and during our stay. They are friendly but not obtrusive--the perfect balance of helpfulness and letting you have your privacy. Their home is located just behind the rental, which gives you a nice sense of security. And they can give you advice about the neighborhood, restaurants, parks, etc. We did not have any issues arise during our stay, and I would not anticipate having any, but they are very responsive if you need them or have questions. You will not regret staying with them.

Excellent Hope McGrath 9/6/2018 10:26:00 AM
Dan and Katinka are fantastic hosts and I would not pass on an opportunity to rent from them. They provided me with a warm welcome, checked in to see if I needed anything, and were overall kind and generous folks. They live next door, which was nice in the event I needed them.

I stayed in Cambridge for two weeks to research at Harvard, and I found the apartment's location to be quick and convenient-- a one stop trip on the red line from Central to Harvard Square. The apartment is also ideally located if you need to be at MIT. The apartment is located on a side street, which provides a nice getaway from the noise of Mass Ave.

The apartment is gorgeous-- well appointed and well designed. The king-sized bed is super comfortable, and Dan and Katinka have gone above and beyond when it comes to amenities. You'll have everything you'll need to create a home away from home while in Cambridge. The upstairs guests who lived above me were never too loud, and I had a really cozy and comfortable stay. I certainly wish I could have stayed longer-- thank you, Dan and Katinka for a wonderful experience!

Excellent Ashley Ruderman 7/12/2018 12:45:00 PM
My family of six stayed in Dan and Kate's apt for two months. The hosts are very nice and available. For example, knowing we were arriving from Europe late at night and with small kids, they asked us what we needed for breakfast and bought everything for us. The apartment has been entirely renovated and it's really nice. Be aware that there is only one bathroom. Not a big deal for us but it might be inconvenient for others. Nice location, convenient for restaurants, shops, subway, and playgrounds. Overall, the whole family had a really good time in this house. Excellent Claudia 6/15/2018 2:33:00 AM