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Family friendly 3br 2.5ba retreat in the heart of Cambridge

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Rates from USD $6800 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From December 20, 2024 until June 15, 2025


We are a family of four planning to travel abroad and looking for a family that will enjoy our home while we are gone as much as we do while we are here. Our home was built by renowned local designer David Aposhian as his own residence where he lived for two decades after building it in 1999. The home is crafted from reclaimed cedar sourced from the historical Riverside Press, and the expansive garden includes 7 dawn redwoods, each soaring more than 40 feet above the terrace. The combined effect of the landscaping and architecture is to create the feeling of a remote cabin, nestled in the heart of Cambridge and anchored in the history of this location. We love the location, right next to the Charles River and a fantastic path for biking, running and walking. There are five parks within a 6 minute walk, on top of the lovely and extensive private garden that surrounds our home. We're a short walk to Harvard, MIT and BU, with both a Whole Foods and Trader Joes within a quarter mile and the many restaurants and coffee shops of Cambridge all around us. The redline in Central is a 10 minute walk and if you do need to travel beyond Cambridge, we have a 2022 Rav4 Prime that we're open to renting with our home, a private garage to house it and an additional private guest parking spot included. Our home will come fully furnished, with a king bed, a queen bed, a twin bed, two cribs (if desired) and two additional twin mattresses (if desired). We have four bedrooms, though we plan to store our belongings in the smallest of them, so three will be available for you and your family. We have two full bathrooms, one with a standard shower/bathtub, the other with a walk-in shower paved with a mosaic of river stones. We also have a half bathroom on the first floor. We have fantastic neighbors, many with young children like ours. Our home is part of a Home Owners Association which provides landscaping, snow removal and other maintenance activities. Close friends of ours bought one of the other units in this HOA and they will be available if needed to help you get oriented on the neighborhood. We are looking for a responsible family or couple that will take good care of our home and create new memories here to build on the happy history of this home. If our home seems like a good fit for you and your family, please tell us about yourself and your plans for visiting Cambridge and we'll look forward to learning and sharing more. We would be pleased to do a video call and tour of the house so you can get to know the home (and us) ahead of your visit.




2,591 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From December 20, 2024 until June 15, 2025

Minimum Stay

4 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are planning to travel during this period and have some flexibility on our start and end dates


House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Harvard University

Nearby Universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Boston University | Northeastern University


Nearby Cities


Comments: 5 parks within 6 min walk, 4 min walk to charles river, 9 min walk to central, 20 min walk to Harvard or MIT

Explore the Area


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

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $6800 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: We are also willing to rent our car, a 2022 Rav4 Prime with less than 7500 miles on it for the duration of the rental.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with mail and deliveries

I would like help with plants or garden

Water our plants about once each week




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning


Security System









Comments: We also have a treadmill, peloton bike, nest programmable thermostats, automated blinds, coffee maker, chest freezer, a garage with storage, additional private parking, multiple sheds, a grill, patio furniture, 2 cribs, 2 high chairs and baby gates.


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Listing Owner

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