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SunsplashedSerenity: stylish, furnished home $225/day; $1500/wk; $4500/mo.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Rates from USD $4500 | Monthly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From July 22, 2024 until August 30, 2024
Additional Dates:
From September 1, 2025 until May 15, 2026

Description

This sun-splashed, elegant, expansive 1st-floor furnished unit has been completely redone with meticulous attention to detail. The first level of a 2-family house on a quiet street in leafy Huron Village/West Cambridge, walking distance to Harvard and Fresh Pond, the open, airy space offers stylish architectural elements and high-end finishes. The contemporary eat-in kitchen with its large bay window & window-seat overlooks the garden; a storage pantry leads to stairs to the laundry. The kitchen office nook with wireless internet doubles as a bar for entertaining. A brand-new marble-floored bath offers built-in storage, a vessel sink, shower, full tub and dimmable low-voltage lighting. The dining room, with its copper chair-rail and built-in sideboard, is furnished with an expandable table seating 8. French doors through the living room lead to a beautiful office/sun-room with a custom built-in desk & shelving. Among the designer furniture in the living room is a BKF butterfly chair, a leather club chair, a handmade wool rug, and a sumptuous sofa. The master bedroom features a queen bed and walk-in closet. The second bedroom offers a twin bed and dresser and a wardrobe. In the study is a fold-out sofa that can sleep one or two additional guests. Throughout the unit are hardwood floors, European cable and recessed dimmable lighting, roomy storage and a central sound system. Drink your morning coffee on the covered back porch overlooking the perennial-bordered backyard. Relax in the double hammock or pick some chives, mint, and oregano from the small kitchen garden. Two bluestone patios, enclosed by trellises, and a cobblestone driveway were just completed. Serve cocktails around the fire bowl, challenge your guests to a game of croquet, and serve them dinner at a table seating up to 10. Walking distance to Radcliffe (10 min), Harvard (15 min), Fresh Pond (5 min), near Huron Ave and Fresh Pond cafes & shops (Formaggio, Hi-Rise Bakery, Whole Foods, Starbucks). Subway at Harvard Square is a 15-minute walk or a direct connection via 2 different bus lines, all 1-2 blocks away. Easy access to Rts. 2 & 128. Near jogging paths, bike trails and parks. A Blue Bike station is 3 blocks away. No smokers; no pets. The unit is furnished and fully appointed with kitchenware, small appliances, TV with DVD player, and linens. The furniture can be adjusted to fit your needs and your family. Price includes all utilities: air-conditioning, basic cable TV, "instant office" (built-in desk space, wireless internet), housecleaning (every 2 weeks), and laundry. Easy on-street parking. Laundry and some storage space are in the basement. Possible garage parking negotiable. This home is not a sublet. It is a furnished apartment, perfect for a single, couple, or small family. It has been designed and outfitted with attention to the needs of the visiting scholar, faculty, diplomat, or business person who wants a stylish, serene, comfortable, and tasteful residence. Additional photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/janet_randall/sets/72157615975552978/with/3400221931/

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
1

Offices
1

Size
1,175 ft2

Suited For
5

Property Type
House

Availability

From July 22, 2024 until August 30, 2024

Additional Dates

From September 1, 2025 until May 15, 2026

Minimum Stay

3 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Spring/Summer short stays are available. Starting in Sept, academic year preferred.

Location

House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Harvard University

Nearby Universities
Harvard, Radcliffe, MIT, Tufts, BU, Northeastern, Brandeis | The Fletcher School at Tufts University | Lesley College | Harvard Kennedy School
Neighborhood

Huron Village

Nearby Cities

Arlington | Watertown | Belmont | Somerville

Comments: Walking distance to Harvard Square, Huron Village , Fresh Pond, and the Charles River. Close to the cycling path and Route 2.

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $4500 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Daily rate is $225. for stays shorter than one week. Weekly rate is $1500/week. Monthly rate is $4500. Cleaning is included for long-term academic year stays.

Considerations

The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: This apartment is close to playgrounds & parks, to the bike path and to Fresh Pond for jogging. On a quiet street in leafy Huron Village, it is perfect for a single visitor, a couple or a small family.

Features

Interior

Furnished

Baby Furniture

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Cable or Satellite

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Comments: The wireless network extends into the garden.

Reviews

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