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3bd/3ba HOUSE/yard 2 Car! walk to Hvd! Yearly Best


3bd/3ba HOUSE/yard 2 Car! walk to Hvd! Yearly Best

6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Rare to find a single-family home with yard and parking that is walkable to Harvard! Annual rental is preferred.

This 3 BR, 2.5 baths single family home, with a large eat-in kitchen, is perfect for the whole family. Walkable to Harvard University and Porter Square, it also has two in-line parking spots and a LARGE, private yard!
This property was just renovated in early 2017.

Walkable schools include St Joseph, Cambridge Montessori School, Cambridge Friends School and Tobin.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


4 Reviews

Kathy User Profile
November 2017
We had a good week in this charming Cambridge house. It was built in 1890, and renovated earlier this year with all new appliances (including the washer/dryer). The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking (we prepared dinner for our son and daughter-in-law several times during th…
Nels User Profile
Response from Nels:
Thanks for the very thorough and constructive comments. I guess we should put the square footage in the description so people know. In the world of tiny Cambridge apartments and condos, this is not small, but I can see how in comparison to houses in just about any other part of the country, our place is rather compact (though the yard would probably be considered decent sized in most places). The noise situation is certainly not ideal, though Cambridge is a pretty busy place and our house is not on a side street. We are trying to think of ways to re-arrange the living room so that it might a bit more spacious. Thanks for all of the comments.
November 2017
Zhuang Rui User Profile
Zhuang Rui
October 2017
Thanks, Nel's, for a pleasant stay, cute house. Amazing location for runners who want to jog around Fresh Pond.
Zhihong User Profile
October 2017
Nice house, big, clean, quiet and convinent to sport. Very comfortable to live.
Lauretta User Profile
August 2017
Our family of 7 had a great stay at Nel's home! From the plush rugs to the antique/vintage furniture, from the newly renovated rooms to the stainless steel appliances, this was a comfortable home for our week long vacation. We easily walked to Harvard, enjoyed walking around the …

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in October 2013
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Born in Boston, I live between Cambridge and Shanghai. Over the last two decades, I have lived all over China in Taipei, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Dalian, Chengdu, Beijing, and Shanghai as well as in Berlin and Chicago. I have worked as a business consultant, entrepreneur and freelanc…
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