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Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 United States of America

Listing # 98656

Rates From USD 3300 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 27, 2021

May 15, 2021 onward ~ elegant 2 Bedrooms or Bedroom + Study COVID PROTOCOLS furnished for comfort & elegance, 15 windows sunny 1250 sq ft ~location great 3 blocks to Harvard Sq & walk to MIT ~ nr T ~

Availability: May 15, 2021 open onward

Rent: $3,300 somewhat negotiable but FYI I have already discounted from our usual rent of $4000/mo in order to accommodate current challenging times.


The flat has had only 3 occupants since January 2020 - 1. Prof at Kennedy School of Government, who went home to California for Feb-June so flat was empty. 2. this Fall Prof Law at Boston Collage who will be here thru end of November. 3. Prof Economics ay Harvard Business School. Tested regularly in order to be on campus. ALL EXTREMELY COVID 19 CONSCIENCE WITH PROTOCOL CLEANING IN BETWEEN.

I live above this flat so am very careful for my own safety as well as tenant. The First floor tenants (2 roommates & only others in building) BOTH work at the BRODE CENTER AT M.I.T. (forefront of testing & vaccine for the Boston area) Very very conscientious and tested continuously for work.


This SECOND floor apartment consists of an entry foyer off of which open: living room with bay windows into an old oak tree, 2 couches one of which is a brand new queen foldout; the dining room with bay windows and build in china cabinet, with table sits 6 with inserts to expand up to 10ish, two bedrooms, (or one usable as a study). Also open off of foyer is the newly refurbished bathroom with walk in glass shower warm bench seat and marble weave floor, [has a shower only].

Through the dining room is a full eat-in kitchen with two pantries as well as access to a private pleasant back porch, with hammock, and eat outside setting.

It is the second floor of an owner occupied “three-decker”, (three floor-through apartments) with lovely urban garden to look out upon and share season permitting. The unique aspect of this flat is that it feels like a lived in home … in fact it was our home for 18 years, hence it has absolutely everything you might need for an extended stay. Art is original work collected over years of having been a Newbury Street Gallery Director.

This apartment is sunny (16 windows), elegant exposed wood trim & wainscoting with shinny hardwood floors throughout. As mentioned fully furnished. The level of furnishing include towels & sheets in addition to fully equipped kitchen, dishes & kitchenware. Amenities Includes free washer & dryer in basement, cable and WIFI hookups, AC window units and heat on your own thermostats.

If you ARE looking for an elegant, homelike & fully equipped place to live, this is an apartment you want to look at, and CONSIDER!

LOCATION: It is located albeit on a tree-lined street in Cambridge, it's literally blocks away from Harvard Square, a 5 minute walk to the Harvard Business School or a 10 minute walk to MIT, blocks from subway and literally around the corner from bus into Boston.

The flat is so wonderfully situated between Harvard and MIT on a tree lined residential street in the Riverside Neighborhood. Close to the River for great walks and running, next to Cambridge's two main squares, the famous Harvard Square to the left 3 blocks and Central Square to the right 3-4 blocks out the front door. It's a beautiful period apartment, all original woodwork yet newly remodeled kitchen and bath. See more detail below - but I am confident after 35 years of renting this flat ... that it is a special find. Friendships have been born here, lovely memories created and no disappointments upon arrival yet ... that's a good track record!

TRANSPORTATION: One block from a (Mass Ave) bus line and blocks from either the Harvard Sq. or Central Sq. MBTA stations, it is an ideal location for all of Harvard, Tufts. M.I.T., or for Boston area commuting. There is a shuttle bus to the LONGWOOD MEDICAL CENTER for those affiliated with a Hospital there. (a shuttle bus directly from one block away).

NEIGHBORHOOD: is full of great places to eat, Plow in The Stars, The Cellar, India Palace, Waypoint, Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow,
The House of Dumplings - all kinds of eateries within a block, most doing well wit TAKE OUT for now. A pleasant coffee shop Durgans, which feels like San Francisco just a few steps away at the end of the block. Whole Foods, Broadway Market, lots of grocery store choices. ZipCar space across the street!!

The nice thing about Green Street is that you are on a tree lined quiet street with neighbors who know each other & yet one block from Massachusetts Avenue, the central artery through Cambridge and into Boston.

On-Street parking which is always available Visitor's Permit available



Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1250 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Saturday, May 15, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
May 15, 2021 ~ open onward
*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 Riverside - next to Harvard Square & M.I.T. and Charles River+ great Public Trans to Boston/Longwood
Closest University HARVARD ~ Harvard Kennedy School, Law School / MIT, + Longwood Medical facilities shuttle-bus

Rental Price:

USD 3300 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
rent has already been discounted by almost 25% from established $4000 over years of rentals ~ but we're negotiable
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
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other: Internet / WIFI included but cable TV additional


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Member Since Sep 3 2015
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About Me
OWNER OF PROPERTY My husband and I are retired, he's a native Cantabrigian and I've been here 50 some odd years, still a newcomer. We've owned this property since 1984. The second floor flat is considered the "owner's unit" as it's insulated above and below and slightly more elegantly finished. We love having a welcoming feeling here. We understand good boundaries but don't mind sharing a nice drink on the patio from time to time and wee're always here to assist with any needs.

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What a special place! This is Cambridge at its very best, just steps away from Harvard Sq., the Charles, yet incredibly peaceful, intimate and welcoming. The apartment is charming, comfortable and decorated with eclectic artistic flair, surrounded by trees and featuring a magical porch complete with a relaxing hammock. The owners couldn't be more kind and accommodating and and have made us feel very welcome from the moment of our arrival. I highly recommend Rika's beautiful apartment. Excellent emily powers 8/4/2020 11:29:00 AM
This is a fantastic apartment in the heart of Cambridge. Everything you could possibly need is in walking distance and very convenient to public transportation. The apartment is large, comfortably furnished and eclectically decorated. Rika the landlord is wonderful and will do virtually anything to make you feel at home. Excellent Eric 1/11/2020 4:59:00 PM
This was a great rental. The apartment was very spacious and comfortable, well and tastefully furnished, in excellent condition, with a very well equipped kitchen. A classic triple-decker at its best. It is wonderfully located on a quiet street that is a short walk to Harvard Square and Central Square. Rika Welsh, the owner, lives in the building and was available when needed and extremely accommodating. We were very pleased and can happily recommend this listing without reservation. Excellent Marc Gerstein 1/14/2016 6:01:00 PM