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Victorian home (Furnished) modern Living/great room betw Harvard & Porter

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Rates from USD $6950 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From June 3, 2024 until June 30, 2025


On quiet street near Porter Square Red Line station, commuter rail and Rt 2. Walking distance to Harvard sq., restaurants, shopping, parks, and amenities. A charming, beautiful, furnished Victorian home and modern great room (28 ft x 23½ ft); 4 bedrooms that have desk for office work; eat-in kitchen; formal dining-room, perfect for entertaining with marble fireplace. Hardwood floors and oriental rugs. Deck and private patio-back yard is through sliding doors off of dining room. Parking in driveway. Full bath with shower & tub on second floor and ½ bath on ground floor. Full, hard-wired internet connection in every room with Wi-Fi, multiple TVs and stereo systems. Located on Arlington Street in Avon Hill neighborhood, 02140. THE HOUSE CAN BE RENTED ON FOR A MONTH OR MORE (ONLY FOR THE SUMMER OF 2024). ALTERNATIVELY, IT CAN BE RENTED FOR THE 2024-25 ACADEMIC YEAR (SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY OR JUNE). GROUND FLOOR : Landscaped front yard with parking. Back private yard with stone patio has sunlight and shade, flowers, dinning table, chairs. Bikes can be stored under deck in back yard or in basement. Great Room/Living room (designed by Eduardo Catalano) 28 ft x 23½ ft. with working fireplace. Floor-to- ceiling windows on one side, maple tables and bookshelves, high-end furniture and chess table, oriental rugs, two sofas, stereo system, 52” HD TV w roku; no TV subscription. Dinning Room: Elegant marble fireplace (not usable for fires) with Charles Webb cherry table that can be extended with leafs from 68 to 82 or 96 inches. Stereo system. Dining room opens out through sliding French window-door onto deck and brick and stone patio with table, garden, gas grill. Kitchen: Features granite counters and is fully stocked for cooking and baking needs in western and Asian cooking. Super-quiet Bosch dishwasher; Whirlpool fridge with French doors and freezer on bottom. LG gas stove with 4 burners and griddle; TV, receiver & speakers; overhead fan; 2 large windows and ample recessed lighting. TV & Roku One-half bathroom downstairs, off hall, leading to kitchen. Second hall off kitchen has front load washing machine and dryer. SECOND FLOOR 4 bedrooms and full bathroom with shower and tub. Each bedroom has two large windows and overhead fans; (AC by mini-split heat pumps in all rooms). Master bedroom has cherry queen bed, desk & dresser. The 3 other bedrooms have full double size beds, dresser & desk. Two bedrooms have stereo systems. Any bedroom can double as office. Electronics Living Room: 52-inch Samsung HD TV with Marantz amp; Marantz CD player; Yamaha and Dennon network audio player, CD player, Thorens turn-table player, Blu-ray player, multi-region VCR, Paradigm speakers. Dinning room: Marantz Receiver and NAD CD player, paradigm mspeakers Kitchen: 26-inch flat panel TV, DVD player, Yamaha receiver and parading speakers Master bedroom: Kyocera Receiver; 30 inch TV, amplified Parading speakers. Bedroom 2: 26” TV; Onkyo receiver; Dell computer; blu-ray player; Aiwa speakers Bedroom 3: Paradign amplified speakers for computer. Bedroom 4: Boston Acoustics speakers; TV optional. kitchen has TV by Roku Rentable for less than a month at a higher rates. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND VIDEO AVAILABLE




14,000 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From June 3, 2024 until June 30, 2025

Minimum Stay

4 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Flexible start date fl.


House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Harvard University

Nearby Universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Tufts University

Avon Hill-Porter Square

Nearby Cities


Comments: Auiet street. Walk to Harvard, Tufts, & Porter Square T to MIT, Near shopping, restaurants, parks; Back yard. Tastefully furnished and fully stocked with kitchen dinning supplies, linen & towelsetc.

Explore the Area


  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Historic Home
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $6950 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Hi speed internet , Roku TV; electric & utilities included; No pets.;


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: 1 off street parking space in driveway. You supply the car.

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

Water plants





High Speed Internet



Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: AC (mini-split heat pumps)., kitch & dinning rm. Overhead fans in bdrms & kitch. Fan in large living room. Hi speed cable & wifi; Roku for TV.Walk to Danehy or Ramond Park, shopping, restaurants, Red Line subway


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