Ground floor fully furnished one-bedroom apartment all to yourself. Double bed and walk-in closet. Futon couch in living room. Dining room, lounge, study with desk, Kitchen appliances & utensils. Back porch. Your own key.
Sheets & towels & Cable TV included.
Short bus ride to Harvard Square, or bike ride along Brattle St.
Your hosts professional Australian-American couple.
Ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business & visitors to Harvard Cambridge campus, downtown Boston or MIT.
Apartment is in a three story 1909 era wooden building typical of Boston area, on residential street in western part of Cambridge (Fresh Pond/Strawberry Hill district) on the Cambridge-Belmont-Watertown line.
Fully furnished with walk-in closet, space to store bags and suitcases.
Cable TV and fully equipped kitchen.
Please doublecheck the description. This is a one-bedroom apartment.
There are two futon couches for extra guests in the living room. This is suitable for short-term guests or kids or for an additional overnight guest now and then.
Please note! Since these are in a living room, sleeping privacy is limited and not possible for all guests. Please note the price schedule on AirBnB for extra guests. Please enter correct number of guests when booking. Don't book for 2 people then arrive with 4 people and expect the same privacy and price. We will provide extra towels for extra guests.
Basic DSL internet. Ample for browsing & email. Internet NOT suitable for gaming or intense real time applications. The telecom provider enforces limits on upload and downloads. Please take note!
As your landlord, we live in the apartment upstairs of the rental unit. That means we are available within reason to solve problems.
You have the entire apartment to yourself with you own key and own mailbox. Access to a dedicated back porch that looks out on a common garden. Cable TV, WiFi with basic internet DSL service from our local phone company, local phone with local and USA calls included in price.
We offer to sit down and orient you to the area:
If you wish, we can sit down with a map of Boston and Cambridge, and show you what's here and how to get around. We will provide you with an annotated map of the local area in Cambridge, and also a wide area map of Boston, with our location marked. Any places you want to see or visit, we can mark down for you.
Anatole also offers a 1 day introductory weekend tour of Boston for a reasonable fee. A walk from Bunker Hill through the North End, through Boston Common, Commonwealth Avenue to Copley Square and the famous Boston Public Library. See the Guidebook of Airbnb and the tour called "Zday in Boston".
For extra price I offer a customized tour of Boston's military history, Revolutionary era sites, Civil War era sites and of of Cambridge are also available!
You host is a Boston history specialist.
Wifi has basic DSL speed internet suitable for casual browsing, checking emails. Please don't expect game-quality hi speed internet. If you need that for your personal entertainment or your job, we recommend you book somewhere else.
TV is Cable TV connected.
Cable TV has a middle-tier Comcast package, with many sports and movie channels available.
French channel TV5 & BBC America included with this cable package.
- Quiet time midnight - 7 am
- No smoking in the apartment
-Parking is on street except for snow or special emergencies when you can use the condominium common driveway overnight during the emergency. Condomonium rules to allow egress and access for all residents applies. You must move your car when asked to do so!
- We can loan you a Cambridge Guest Parking permit each time you come to the unit to park in font of the house on our street. You must give the permit back to us each time you drive away from the street! We do have friends and visitors who need to borrow it too!
- Cleaning policy for longer stays - For rentals longer than 1 week - cleaning, laundry are geusts' responsibility. Special arrangement can be made for a fee if you need someone to do a minimum weekly clean and laundry for you.
Spare towels and sheets on request. Toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, & starter set of soap and shampoo - initial supply provided for 1 month's stay. For longer term rentals, re-supply of toilet paper & light bulbs at host's expense. Guest must resupply all other materials.
For guests staying 1 month or more, you will need to make arrangement with City of Cambridge for a parking permit. We will help you by verifying your rental contract with us.
After retiring from hi-tech and telecommunications industry I have commenced a new career path as an amateur historian and independent scholar. To pay the bills, my spouse and I rent out on AirBnb and do some part time history teaching at local adult education centers in Cambridge and Brookline. The occaisional telecommunications consulting and research project still comes my way. Part of my old job was travelling and meeting different people. My past business travels have taken me repeatedly all over the US, a lot of trips to France, Germany and the UK. Through AirBnB that can happen again, but in a different way! Since I was born in Melbourne, Australia, we revisit there and stopped by in New Zealand many times too. We have hosted or rented to people from all over the US, France, Sweden, Israel, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Lebanon & Taiwan.