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Abe Rybeck

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2 bedroom home with yard near MIT, Harvard, BU and Longwood

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Listing #142638

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home
Rates from USD $2950 | Monthly
Last Updated 187 days ago


The warmth of old-school Cambridgeport housing with clean, modernist décor and a strong sense of color. The location is terrific, just a 15 minute walk from MIT, Harvard, Central Square or Boston University. Longwood Medical Area is just a little further and right on the #47 bus line that stops 1 block away. Because Glenwood is one-way and only one block long, the spot is very quiet and peaceful. Enjoy our large, well-kept back yard with new fire pit and space-heated Back Porch for safe-distanced winter socializing. The Charles River is 1½ blocks south, with paths for running, walking, biking, and cross-country skiing, as well as an exercise area, and a boat launch. The apartment comes with the use of my kayak as well! Just one block West is Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, and the MicroCenter tech superstore. Whole Foods and Walgreen’s Pharmacy are just one block further. The neighborhood is peppered with local gems, like Alive & Kicking Lobsters & Seafood, often featured as one of the best neighborhood spots in the Boston metro area. Central Square, the heart of Cambridge, is a 15 minute walk away with a great variety of shopping spots, restaurants, theaters, arts venues, and businesses. I’ve lived in this house for 35 years. Until recently, it belonged to MIT Literature Professor Louis Kampf. Back in the early 60s, Louis convinced MIT to hire his best friend and protégé Noam Chomsky, when everyone in academia still considered Chomsky’s linguistic theories to be heresy. If you’re a Chomsky admirer, you can enjoy knowing that he took part in countless boisterous discourses over delicious meals in this house. On-street parking is plentiful. But if you have a car and would like to rent a spot in the driveway, we can work that out. If you’d prefer to rent my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for the period of your rental, I might be able to work that out as well. During the rental period I can be reached in Costa Rica by email or WhatsApp. That said, I have engaged a management company that can solve any problems, and will handle things like snow removal. My husband Roberto is a visual artist who trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The apartment is filled with terrific works by many of our friends as well as several by Roberto himself. If I find out about your visual taste in time, I can make sure that what’s up on the walls are the pieces that are the best fit for you. Roberto and I both love to cook, so the kitchen is also well equipped, with a large, well-supplied pantry, some useful equipment, and plenty of counter space. Free laundry washer and dryer are included in the basement. This third floor space is light and open, with lots of windows holding broad views of the Cambridge rooftops and across the river into Boston. The two bedrooms are newly remodeled. (The curtains in Bedroom #2 are still on the way, so they’re not in the photos.) Bedroom #2 has a very comfortable Queen Size Bed. It also has a large desk and file cabinets, so it could alternatively serve as a great office. Bedroom has a very comfortable Double Size Futon Bed on a metal frame that super-easily transforms to a couch. #1 also has an office alcove. I feel tremendously privileged and delighted every day I get to be in this home. I hope you’ll enjoy it too!




950 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From January 1, 2021 until March 31, 2021

Additional Dates

January 1, 2021 until April 30, 2021

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: I am seeking renters for January-March but could extend up to the end of April,


Apartment or Condo in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Boston University

Nearby Universities
Many Others

Comments: Cambridgeport


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2950 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio












Comments: Yard Fire Pit & Back Porch w/Heater


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Abe Rybeck user icon

Abe Rybeck

Member Since 2020

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Individual Outside of Academia