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Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 United States of America

Listing # 125597


Rates From USD 6100 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Harv/MIT Queen Anne Vic with gardens, driveway, fenced yard

National Historic Register Queen Anne Victorian located between Harvard and MIT in Cambridgeport. Recently renovated, this fully furnished single family home features 2 spacious queen bedrooms plus 2 twin bedrooms with large bath on the second floor. A spacious den with wood-burning fireplace and bookcases, living room with large screen flat tv, dining room with pantry, gourmet kitchen and half bath are on the first level. The deep front porch has rockers and the second floor porch is a private pocket porch with wicker couch and chairs. Fenced back yard has perennial gardens, trees, lawn, gas grille and a bricked patio area with fountain. Off street parking on a brick driveway for one car. Renovated laundry room in basement has high efficiency machines and a small area for storage. Cable TV, Wifi, 6 burner bertazzoni gas range, espresso machine, etc. All linens are included. All utilities included. Walk to Harvard, MIT, Kendall, BU and more. No smoking allowed in the house. No pets.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
4
Number of Bathrooms
1
Number of Offices
1
Surface Size
2800 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Saturday, December 1, 2018 until Friday, May 31, 2019
Available from Saturday, December 1, 2018 until Monday, April 1, 2019
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
The house will be available starting December 1 and can be rented for an agreed upon time frame.
*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
Closest University MIT
University nearby Harvard, BU




Rental Price:

Asked
USD 6100 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Yes
Utilities Included
Yes
Cleaning Services Included
No

Surroundings:

  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
No

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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Member Since Aug 10 2015
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About Me
My husband and I are both professionals. I have a graphic design background, having worked in newspapers and magazines, while my husband continues to perform non-profit real estate housing work. We have traveled extensively and are always looking forward to our next trip.

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Review for listing #106878 - Unique 2 bed in Queen Anne Vic close to MIT/Harvard: 1) I am the current tenant of this property and my lease is set to expire on 31 May 2017. 2) I do not recommend this property "Unique 2 bed in Queen Anne Vic close to MIT/Harvard" nor the person with the username "ALDONA" who listed, for the following reasons: 3) The property is advertised by a couple with a photograph and with the username "ALDONA". The owners are Alan Z. and Aldona C. 4) When I rented this apartment in July of 2016, electric and gas utilities were not included in the advertised rent which was $2,700 a month. The original lease I signed stated that I was responsible for electric and gas utility bills. 5) However, at time of signature of lease in July 2016, the Landlord had not disclosed that (at least one) system(s) in his house shared the gas supply with the advertised property. The advertised property is the converted attic above their house. Landlord only disclosed the fact that the gas bill I was responsible for also provided gas to at least one system in his house in October 2016, six weeks after I moved in and this only in response to me questioning a handwritten $5 deduction he made on a gas bill. 6) Landlord’s defense was that he also had a gas meter for his house. I protested that it was impossible for me to know the extent of the interconnection of his house’s systems with the gas meter that I was responsible for per the lease and requested a new arrangement where I pay a capped amount for heat and hot water. Landlord originally refused with an email where he threatened to cut off the heating if I did not pay whatever the bill showed in full. 7) Landlord followed up with rude, aggressive and sarcastic emails, including one where he said he thought I was smarter because I go to MIT… 8) When, as a result of the above unacceptable events and behavior, I terminated the lease with official notice, the Landlord’s wife, Aldona C., who is the person who listed this property on Sabbatical Homes, made an agreement with me that my gas bill would be capped to no more than $50 a month. This agreement was documented by exchanges of emails between me and Aldona C. 9) The new agreement for gas bills was observed by both sides from November 2016 to February 2017 (four months) with me paying reduced amounts for gas to the Landlord. On one occasion Alan Z. responded “That’s fine.” when I checked with him that I will pay only $50 for the gas and not the amount shown on the bill he had sent me. 10) Near the end of my lease, the landlord wanted to send prospective tenants to view the apartment with less than 4 hours notice to me. I protested and requested reasonable notice. I also insisted that every prospective tenant viewing the apartment should be accompanied by either myself, the Landlord or his wife, so that I could be sure that my personal property (and the Landlord’s furnishings in the apartment that I was responsible for) would be safe. 11) The Landlord was resisting my reasonable request and kept insisting that his real estate agent could also accompany prospective tenants when I wasn’t there. In connection with showing the property to prospective tenants, Landlord also claimed that his estate agent had “every right” to have a key to my apartment! I strongly protested to him and to his agent stating that no third party has ANY right to hold a key to the apartment where I am the Tenant and immediately after that his agent claimed that he doesn’t have and never had a key to my apartment. 12) Since then, the showings are coordinated between me and the Landlord’s wife. As always I make every effort to accept all appointments made with reasonable notice, without changing the times or days if I can help it. Several showings have taken place. 13) As soon as I paid the last rent on May 1st, the Landlord sent me two months’ worth of gas bills. 14) When I notified the amount I would pay for the gas bills of March and April, the Landlord disowned at first claimed that the agreement was different and demanded double of what he was owed for gas bills. The Landlord’s version of the agreement was not supported by the emails between me and his wife, Aldona C. 15) When I protested and sent all the evidence that we had a written agreement that he was aware of, he stated that he is the Landlord, that I had “manipulated” his wife, and then claimed that there is “no clear agreement” therefore “we must revert to the lease” and demanded an even higher amount. 16) With all that has happened I have not had peace in this otherwise charming apartment. I have already found another place to live. 17) When my new Landlord requested a reference from this Landlord Alan Z. and from his wife Aldona C. they did not respond and Alan wrote to me that they would not respond because he had never seen a tenant as difficult as me. I asked Alan to respond to the request for a reference and gave him permission to share all the emails I had exchanged with him and his wife with any Landlord asking for a reference for me. 18) The toilet blocks on a regular basis. Future tenants who aren’t experienced with unblocking toilets should be aware that the plumber recommended by Alan Z. charged $160 for a 5 minute toilet unblocking job. 19) The old panelled window in the study area lets in a draft when it is cold and windy outside, this draft goes straight to the spot where the study desk is. I had notified Alan Z. to fix it and the future tenant should check that the fix has been done.

***RESPONSE FROM LISTER**** This is a response to a review posted by GL about me and my rental, "Unique 2 bed in Queen Anne Vic close to MIT/Harvard”. I am Aldona Charlton. There are several misrepresentations and falsehoods in GL’ account of his issues... We have had many wonderful tenants through the years, but were quite unlucky this time. I cannot in good conscience provide a reference for GL and I sincerely wish the best to anyone he deceives into renting to him.

Disappointing GCL 5/11/2017 7:56:00 PM
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