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Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 United States of America

Listing # 91280

Rates From USD 2775 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2018

Cambridge Urban Oasis Fully Furnished Apartment near M.I.T. & Harvard

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Newly renovated upscale one bedroom private apartment on first floor in an owner occupied Central Square Cambridge 2 family house - vibrant urban neighborhood steps away from the T, cafes, shops, live theater and music, and Zagat-rated restaurants. Walk 10 minutes to MIT or 20 minutes to Harvard or take the T and be in Harvard Square in 2 minutes.

Rated by walkscore.com as a Walker's & Biker's Paradise with Excellent Transit, it is a perfect location for the car-free academic!

Designed by a LEED-certified architect with an eye for natural light and an award-winning lighting designer, it gets its electricity through a 100% Green Renewable Energy program. PaperStone countertops, custom-built cabinets, wood floors throughout, a Liebherr fridge, Mitsubishi mini split air conditioning and a gorgeous granite vanity are just some of the touches that welcome you home.

Fully equipped kitchen, queen-sized bed, washer/dryer & free high caliber Wifi.

Another Boston area designer landscaped a magical green garden in spring 2013, completing the creation of what visitors have called 'a little piece of heaven' in the middle of the city.

Parking options include metered parking, local garages, or on-street Cambridge resident parking. Truly, a car is really unnecessary.

The owners, Bill and Carolyn, paid a lot of attention to detail as they created a modern oasis in the middle of bustling Central Square, Cambridge. The apartment is located on the first floor of their newly renovated home.

Just a block away from top-rated restaurants, including Little Donkey, Craigie on Main, Salts, Chi Chi's and Central Kitchen. Also, a block away is the Central Square Theater, home to The Underground Railway Theater and The Nora Theatre Company. The Middle East is renowned for their live music entertainment.

4 grocery stores within a couple of blocks. And, of course, there are the two world-class universities - MIT and Harvard - both within walking distance or one short subway stop away.

Check out our reviews on HomeAway. 90% of our tenants have given us a review and many of them capture what we love most about the apartment, our tenants and Cambridge. The review on SabbaticalHomes is from one of our tenants in the Harvard Square studio.


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


Available from Saturday, January 19, 2019 until Friday, May 31, 2019
Available from Saturday, January 19, 2019 until Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Available from Saturday, January 19, 2019 until Sunday, March 31, 2019
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
4 month minimum fall semester; spring semester minimum: Jan 19 - Mar 31 or Feb 1 - Mar 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 02139 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Central Square Cambridge
Closest University M.I.T. and Harvard
University nearby Boston University, Tufts, Northeastern, Boston College, Berkley School of Music, Emerson

Rental Price:

USD 2775 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
All utilities, high speed wifi, & monthly cleaning service included.
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
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


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Member Since Dec 11 2014
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About Me
My name is Carolyn and my husband, Bill, and I will greet you and give you the keys to the apartment or the studio (or our home if you are renting our guest room) when you arrive. Starting in 2010, we spent 3 years working with an architect, lighting designer, contractor and landscape designer to re-envision our home and to create an apartment on our first floor. Our home, our apartment and the garden have turned out to be delightful retreats in the middle of a bustling city environment. In April of 2015, we purchased the studio condo near Harvard Square. Over the next several months, we worked with the same architect, lighting designer and contractor to create a truly beautiful space near Harvard Square. One of the many joys of living in Central Square is that we walked to M.I.T. where we both worked in the IT department for many, many years. We retired in early 2018.

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This is a dream of a sabbatical set-up. First, the location is tremendous. A seven minute walk from Harvard Square, a seven minute-walk from Mass Ave west of the Square and a seven minute walk from Hi-Rise Bakery on Concord. Second, the unit is idyllic. Designed in the tiny-house tradition, modern design, with ample storage in gorgeous cabinetry, tricked out appliances (convection oven, induction stove top, great knives and cookwear), a tree-house view, laundry the easiest one can imagine. Finally, the best landlords ever--totally responsive, as interested as you are in prioritizing your comfort and convenience. We picked out a rug together, discussed my full-length mirror needs, and talked politics, all in one visit. The price can't be beat for all of the above. Parking available, close to public transport, and a really friendly but not intrusive building. I recommend most highly and without reservation!! All upside, no down. Excellent Daria Roithmayr 11/24/2016 8:15:00 AM