Newly remodeled Victorian with all the Victorian charm, yet modern convenience in the best location. Our home features traditional soapstone counters and sink, luxury Japanese soaking tub with a huge rainfall showerhead, super automatic coffee machine to get you going in the morning, and tons of charm. Perfect for 4-5 Adults +/- children
Our home is a two bedroom in a beautiful 124 year old Victorian home surrounded by a beautifully gardened yard. We’ve just completed extensive remodeling to a modern style while paying homage to and by preserving much of its Victorian elements and charm.
Our home easily accommodate 4-5 adults. We do have an high end queen sized stay firm inflatable airbed for guests with children/teens if needed.
Inside we have two bedrooms each with queen sized beds with luxury mattresses. Either or both of the rooms can be setup for you to be a work-space/office configuration complete with internet, large screen monitors, keyboard, and mouse (just plug your laptop in and your good to go).
The bathroom has a stunning hand hammered copper Japanese soaking tub, and what we believe is just about the largest rainfall shower-head made. ((Due to the high walls on the tub it may not be suitable for folks with limited mobility))
Our home is right across the street from one of the best cheese, fresh baked bread, and luxury grocery stores in Boston, let alone Cambridge. Just down the street is another grocery, whole foods is also very close. Restaurants and other shops abound.
The neighborhood is one of the most sought after in the region, featuring some of the best preserved Victorian homes anywhere. Just a few blocks away is the historic Longfellow house and gardens, which we highly recommend folks visit.
For getting around the Cambridge and Boston area is simple and couldn’t be easier. There is a T Stop (Boston's mass transit system) right across the street, where via the trolley you can be in Harvard Square Station in minutes. Using the T you can be just about anywhere else in Boston and Cambridge in little to no time.
We encourage folks not drive in Boston and to use the T and Uber instead. We even offer an Uber discount code which will give you a discount on your fist Uber ride booked from your phone (q2bpq).
However, if you have a car we have one off street parking space in the driveway available for your use if you wish (rare find in and around Cambridge/Boston).
Our entire flat is available for guests. We provide all the towels, linen, dishes, soaps, and things you need to live comfortably even the coffee! All you need is your things. You can fill the refrigerator with food and goodies from the cheese and luxury goods store across the street, grocery just up the street, or convenience store just up the way. Washer and Dryer are there for your use as well.
Guests have the entire suite to themselves.
Monthly rental offers housekeeping services, laundry services are also optionally available
The Huron Village neighborhood has great local shops and restaurants to explore with a classic New England feel right in the middle of everything. The Longfellow house on Brattle is just a few blocks away.
ABSOLUTELY NO PARTIES or similar gatherings. We've never had issues with families or friends traveling together, family dinner/birthday party or things like that, we are specifically addressing parties.
Everything needs to be inside by 10 pm at a respectable noise level. Sorry to be so blunt but we have had a number of epic issues with this lately. It jeopardized guest safety/experience and our ability to host. There are many wonderful clubs and environments nearby for such activities. The area we are in is an upscale housing area not suitable for parties and similar events. As such you may find yourself without a place to stay. If in doubt please ask before booking.
We do collect a $200 deposit which will not be returned if there are noise complaints or issues from the neighborhood, if our cleaner has to completely reconfigure our home, or re-establish all the TV wiring after your stay. We've never had to hold it back, but, it's there to prevent large and loud college parties and the like.
Standard Check-in is 4 or After, however, we can almost always accommodate early bag drop-off and sometimes an earlier check-in as well!
We have very few rules except to enjoy yourself and be respectful of our home and neighbors. We've tried to set everything up so you have a 5-star experience all around all. So all you need is your clothes and to focus on having a good time in our home as though it's your own.
The few small rules we have are:
* No smoking
* No pets
* * Our home is not suitable for loud parties (PLEASE Please be good neighbors! The outside decks and patios are wonderful places to hangout out but, please be conscious of noise, be quiet after 10 pm, and move inside by 11). We have neighbors who sleep with Windows open and Cambridge has very strict noise laws that kick in around 10pm.
* Please note the tub/shower has a high wall and may not be suitable for folks with limited mobility
* Guests must digitally sign the agreement at (URL HIDDEN)
Our home was built in 1880.. Please do not flush Tampons, Baby wipes (even the flush kind), or paper towels as they will clog up the plumbing system while you are there
Please understand the home is well over 120 years old from a time when all the materials to build it would have been brought by horse and buggy. The house would have then been hand built by skilled workers from scratch. It's clean, exceptionally comfortable, and in a great location. However, we've very purposefully not blown out the charm of an old house. The doors are all hand made, so not perfectly square, the floors creek a wee bit here and there, and some of the windows are a bit wavy. We've tried hard to balance the old with the new.
I love anything with a story behind it. I really enjoy any sort of cultural event and great conversation.
In Phoenix we doing a green remodel on a home we recently purchased that was built in 1980. Our first step was insulation, power, and water quality. We are now 100% Solar powered, heavily insulated, and whole house carbon filtered. Next steps are interior and landscape.
In Cambridge/Boston we are working with a 124 year old Victorian. It's beautiful with a lot of New England charm. Many homes of the type in the area are gut remodeled and turned into condos or modern style living spaces. We are working hard to maintain its hand built Victorian charm while greening it's infrastructure where possible and protecting it for future generations. It's literally an antique we feel more as stewards than owners of.
We are now sharing these homes with others and using any money we earn to further the renovation projects. We hope to meet people that will continue with us on this journey and get to enjoy things each time they come back as we further improve the spaces for all to enjoy.