We're on the 3rd floor. Guest room in the floor above.You're welcome to use the kitchen and prepare simple meals.
5 mins to Harvard, Comfy room, Charming & Serene
Hosted by Lee
Lee is the host.Lee is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
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2 beds
2 baths
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Situated in a charming serene neighborhood, just a quick 5 minute bus ride to Harvard Square. Unique shops, varied architecture and a beautiful reservoir popular for hiking nearby. You'll see many homes dating from the Colonial era on historic Brattle Street if you walk or bike to Harvard Square. We try to make guests feel "at home." We serve coffee and tea in the morning, along with a muffin or scone + a Keurig in your room. Discounts: 10% for 4-6 nights. 15% for a week+.

The space

This lovely 3-bedroom apartment in West Cambridge encompasses the top floor + converted attic of a three-story house. It's the most historic, architecturally-rich neighborhood in Cambridge, with easy access to the walking trail around beautiful Fresh Pond reservoir.

The available room has one very comfortable full-sized bed plus desk; it’s full of light from a window and skylight. We have a futon-style single mattress (very comfortable memory foam) available, too.

There’s a good-sized bathroom on the same floor (shared with one person who lives here). Living + dining room and kitchen on the floor below, and a peaceful balcony overlooking the neighborhood – great for reading and eating outside. [Note there are two flights of stairs up to the apt].

There's one other bedroom on the floor, on the opposite end of the hallway. Our friend Kris has been living here for over five years. (It's unlikely you'll run into him, and noise is never an issue).

We're not set up for kids, but we have the extra mattress if you're traveling as a trio. So we can make it work.

Traveling between here and Harvard Sq on public transit [ the "T" ] is a breeze. 3 bus lines to Harvard run nearby. You can walk to them in 2 to 3 minutes. [MIT is two subway stops from Harvard Sq. Also easy to reach by bus from Harvard. I have one bike available - you can bike to Harvard in 6 mins.] Detailed directions by car or T available.

On street parking is generally easy to find.

Guest access

You are welcome to use the entire apartment, with kitchen (and limited cooking) access. It's a great space and we like to see people enjoy themselves in it.

Interaction with guests

I work from home, so I'm generally available. I'm a Boston native, and I'm happy to share my recommendations for places to see and explore, and the best ways to get around. We really enjoy talking about travels and politics over wine and beer. But we're also fine if you prefer minimal contact.

Other things to note

We have a list of personal favorite places around Boston that guests have found helpful, in case you're planning to tour the city.


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Essentials

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee ₹334
Security Deposit ₹10012
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

There are condo-owners who live below us, so please be quiet on the steps in the late evening/ early morning when leaving and returning home. Thanks.

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Must climb stairs - There are two flights of stairs to our apt. We're on the third floor. (There's another short flight of stairs inside the apt to your room.)

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Ninad User Profile
July 2017
Lee and Carina are wonderful hosts. They were super helpful, kind and accommodating. Their place is located close to public transport and delicious Sicilian pizza (Armando's). The room was clean and comfortable.

Sandeep User Profile
October 2017
I stayed in Boston for a weekend. I chose Lee's place because of the sheer number of positive reviews he had and it did not disappoint me. Lee was very welcoming, always communicated with me. He even bicycled to return my jacket I left at his place. He was an amazing host. The place was extremely clean, well maintained and was worth it.

Ashraf User Profile
September 2017
Lee was a great host. He was very helpful with tips and had great communication. The room was clean and exactly as described. I would definitely stay with Lee again if in the Boston area in the future.

Anna User Profile
September 2017
Thank you Lee for your hospitality and giving us recommendations on nearby restaurants. We appreciated the directions you provided on taking public transportation to the Airbnb, they were easy to follow and spot on! The room was spacious and exactly as described. Lee was very quick to respond when I had a question. Thank you once again for your hospitality!

Marina User Profile
September 2017
Lee and Carina's place was on a lovely, quiet road in Cambridge, walking distance from Harvard Square and the T Line commute. The room was immaculate and I had everything I needed. Lee sent me additional instructions and gave suggestions for places I may want to go while in Cambridge. Great stay, wonderful hosts.

Timothy User Profile
September 2017
I enjoyed the location of Lees place it was 5-8 minutes to Harvard, incredible parks and restaurants. Lee offered me his bike but i rode mine. Friendly neighbors beautiful neighborhood.

Paul Weston User Profile
September 2017
Great host. Great location. Very comfortable stay. Thanks, Lee!

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Lee User ProfileLee is a superhost.

As hosts, we’ve lived here in Cambridge for 10 years and we love it. We’re art & culture enthusiasts and try to take advantage of the treasures that Boston & Cambridge offer. Carina makes cards when she finds the time, and Lee runs Cambridge Bread Rescue: a micro-organization that rescues bread from nearby bakeries and delivers it to pantries and shelters around town. He also writes marketing content, edits, coaches people in public speaking and bikes everywhere. Carina habla Espanol. Our travels have taken us to Siem Reap and Cambodia's first cooking school, Hanoi, Bangkok, the tropical undergrowth on the slopes of Pico Celaque [Celaque Peak] in Honduras, and the maze of alleys in the old section of Barcelona. We can easily live without wifi connections and social media, but not without a good notebook, a local market, and a plateful of figs.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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