Sunsplashed Serenity: elegant, furnished unit, walking distance to Harvard

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Listing #36078

House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $1500 | Weekly
Last Updated 17 days ago


This sun-splashed, elegant, expansive 1st-floor furnished unit has been completely redone with meticulous attention to detail. In 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-tiled 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 sun-room/study with a custom built-in office area. 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, walk-in closet and an additional wardrobe. The second bedroom offers a twin bed and small desk. A fold-out sofa that sleeps two additional guests is in the study. 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 leafy, perennial-bordered backyard. Relax in the double hammock or grow vegetables & herbs in the small kitchen garden. Two bluestone patios, enclosed by trellisses, and a cobblestone driveway were just completed. Entertain with a wood-fired barbecue and 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. 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), laundry and a bicycle. Easy on-street parking (garage parking, $175 extra). Storage is available in the basement. Available short term June-Aug ($3800/month, $1300/week, $200/night. except graduation weeks, $400/night. 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: Neighborhood info at: and




1,200 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From July 1, 2022 until August 31, 2022

Additional Dates

September 1, 2022 until May 15, 2023

September 1, 2022 until August 31, 2023

Minimum Stay

3 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Graduation wk $400/day, otherwise May-Aug $1500/wk,$250/day, 9/1-5/15 $3800/mo (academic year only)


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

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.


  • 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 $1500 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: May-August 2021 $250/day, $1500/wk (except graduation weeks, which are $400/day, $2500/week. From 9/1/21, long-term only $3800/mo (Graduation weeks $400/day)


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking


Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: 2 bicycles are included