Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Location: Ideal for visiting faculty and scholars. Harvard and Porter Square MBTA stops on the Red Line within walking distance — 23 minutes to Harvard Square (and even closer to Harvard College, Harvard Law School and the Harvard Divinity School), 19 minutes to Porter Square (home of Lesley University). Pleasant, short walk to Somerville’s nearby, hip Union Square (cafes, restaurants, bars, weekly Farmers’ Market) and to Davis Square (restaurants, bars, movie theater). Well-connected by public transit to MIT and Tufts University. Comfortable biking distance (25 minutes) from Boston’s Back Bay, Financial District and Beacon Hill. Steps away from bus stops (Somerville Ave. and Summer St.) and a Hubway (Conway Park-Somerville Ave.) station. Number of family-friendly parks nearby, including Conway Park, Osgood Park, Morse-Kelley Playground and Albion Playground. Next door to Brooklyn Boulders climbing center, Artisan’s Asylum, the Aeronaut Brewery and the affordable Market Basket grocery store. Walking distance to Whole Foods Market and Shaw’s Supermarket. Endless options for eating out and entertainment (especially live music) between Union, Harvard, Porter, Inman, and Davis Squares—all at walking distance. Building: 1st floor apartment of an early 20th century two-family home on a quiet side street with easy pedestrian access and with no through traffic. The building has new front and back porches (2020) and a new roof (2021). Apartment: The apartment and the house just underwent extensive renovations (spring 2021). The bathroom is completely new; the kitchen has brand new countertops, new dishwasher and new electric oven and range, new ceilings with recessed lights; the rest of the house has been painted and floors refinished. Also, the unit is fully deleaded and it gets its electricity through a 100% Green Renewable Energy program and all lights are LEDs. South-facing, private back porch looking out on surrounding homes' yards, front porch entryway, large living room (four windows), dining room (built-in cabinet, three windows), master bedroom (two windows, queen-size bed available for your use), guest bedroom (convertible into office. Additional storage space is available in the tidy basement. Spacious, quiet garden with a picnic table and space for grilling outdoors. Street parking available steps from the house. Semi-furnished, but we are flexible with how much furniture is requested. Fully outfitted with refrigerator, dishwasher, electric stove and oven. Washer and dryer available free of charge in the basement. Other: Additional pictures available upon request. No pets, no smoking. No broker fee. If rented short-term, all utilities can be included for an extra $300 per month. About us: I am a professor of Mathematics in a nearby College and live in the upstairs unit with my wife -- who also works in higher education -- and our two children, age 3 and 7.
September 1, 2021 until August 31, 2022
6 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing
Comments: Starting and end date are flexible. We do require a 6-month minuimum stay.
Boston | Cambridge
Comments: The apartment has just been thoroughly renovated. It is located in a quite, dead end street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Somerville. It has a spacious sideyard, laundy in the building and storage space.
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