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Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States of America

Listing # 29399

Rates From USD 1100 Weekly
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 2, 2021

"The Treehouse": A stylish, architect-designed, furnished 1-BR+study, 15' walk to Harvard. $2800/mo, $1100/wk,$180/day, (higher during graduation weeks)

A stunning, furnished, contemporary apartment with 360┬░ tree-top views. Architect-designed, skylit, elegant, 1+ bedrooms (bedroom+study) apartment, walking distance to Harvard for single person or couple. (Two pull-out foam mattresses sleep two guests; a convertible chair/bed sleeps one more.)
Gleaming light ash hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves & cubbies, dramatic dormers, European cable lighting, 14' ceilings. Contemporary compact kitchen; large bath with shower & tub, dimmable low-voltage lighting, & roomy storage. With a mix of charming antiques & contemporary pieces, this top-floor unit in quiet, leafy, Huron Village offers a calm, light-splashed space for writing. Take your computer down to the newly-renovated backyard, host a barbecue on the patio, relax in the double hammock, or pull out a trowel and plant some herbs in the small kitchen garden. Walk to Harvard (15 min), Radcliffe (10 min), Fresh Pond (5 min), Huron Ave. cafes & shops (Formaggio, Hi-Rise Bakery, 5 min), Fresh Pond Mall (Whole Foods, Trader Joe, CVS, Staples & TJ Maxx, 10 min). The Harvard Square subway is a 15-minute walk or on a direct bus connection 2 blocks away. Easy access to Rts. 2 & 128. Near jogging paths, bike trails, & parks. Fully furnished, including linens & kitchenware. Price includes all utilities, air-conditioning, cable TV, "instant office" (wireless internet indoors and out) , housecleaning, laundry, & a bicycle. Easy on-street parking. A garage may be available for a compact car.
Just bring your suitcases. A perfect writer's retreat.
No-smoking, no pets.
References & a security deposit will be requested for long-term stays.
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These links have information about the neighborhood: www.bostonmagazine.com/fashion-style/article/2013/03/26/observatory-hill-cambridge-shopping-eating/
2021 Graduation season rates $300/night. Summer 2021 rates mid-June to Sept, $180/night, $1100/week
Academic year rate, $2800/mo inclusive
Garage parking may be available.
Prof. Janet Randall
Please use the 'contact party' button or phone me at: 617-510-9550 cell


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


Available from Thursday, May 20, 2021 until Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Available from Wednesday, September 1, 2021 until Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
3 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
From 9/1/21, 4 month minimum. Short stays available from 5/20 to 8/31.
*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 Fresh Pond, Harvard Square, Radcliffe, Huron Village, West Cambridge
Closest University Harvard University
University nearby Harvard, BU, MIT, Tufts, Brandeis

Rental Price:

USD 1100 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Graduation week $300/night, otherwise $1100/wk, $200/night, $2800/mo.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Wireless extends to the garden.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Member Since Apr 5 2004
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I am a professor at one of the local universities. I live on the second floor with my 15-year old daughter. We very much enjoy meeting all the interesting visitors who come to Cambridge for brief stays.

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I have worked with Janet on two rentals; the first did not work out and the second did.

In both instances, it has been a pleasure working with Janet: she has been clear about her needs and probing about mine, working to ensure a good fit between the two.

When the dates and actual offering did not work out on our first attempt, we both left the door open for later opportunities because the communications were clear, quick and friendly.

When Janet's second posting came up for different dates that worked out well for me, we were able to strike an agreement quickly and I'm very much looking forward to being Janet's neighbor for a full year. Again: our dealings have been professional, with everything in writing and nothing left ambiguous (down to a written inventory of the contents of the apartment!); at the same time, they have been warm, with a glass of wine being shared as we were signing documents.

I hope all my interactions with SabbaticalHomes.come over the coming years are as successful as these have been.

As a side note: this is my second rental through SabbaticalHomes, with two different "landlords" and both have exceeded my expectations.

Thank you for the great site and the great people on it!

Martin S.

Excellent Martin Sinozich 2/5/2014 6:46:00 AM
I've rented three times before with Sabbatical Homes and been delighted by the trust, transparency and spirit of our exchanges. However, from the time we began our exchange on this property, it was evident that the owner was renting her Cambridge home purely as a business venture. After agreeing on a price and rough dates she effectively reneged on her offer because someone better came along just before the deal was signed. (We were just going through the paperwork.) She then claimed it was my fault for having been slow in responding to her request for a credit checks and "in America there is competition" (I had submitted my forms but my wife was out of town so there was a few day delay -- in the mean time I was arranging to send her a deposit). Just as I was preparing to submit, she came back saying if we wanted to keep the place we would have to pay more and rent for longer. While I begrudgingly admire her mercenary spirit, it does not seem in the spirit of sabbatical homes. If all she is after is money, then I would encourage her (and encourage you to encourage her) to rent through a property management company.

I just thought I should let you know.

Disappointing Loren Landau 2/5/2014 6:27:00 AM