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Private, quiet & modern w/ parking
Private, quiet & modern w/ parking
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Newly renovated one bedroom apartment located within walking or easy public transport to Universities (Harvard, Tufts, Lesley, MIT, etc.) and Squares (Porter, Harvard, Davis, Union, Inman). Off-street parking included. Great for 1-4 people. New for Spring 17: Central air conditioning with units/controls in each room.

The space

Visiting one of the Universities or exploring one of the many squares in Cambridge or Somerville? Look no further! This private oasis is conveniently located in Spring Hill, West Somerville within easy reach of universities and squares.

Our modern one bedroom garden level apartment is perfect for couples, professionals, young families or groups up to 4 people.

The apartment has it's own private entrance directly from the garden, so you will feel comfortable coming and going as you want.

There are an outside table and chairs for your morning coffee or evening drink.

The whole house was gut renovated by an award winning architect and is green certified. This walk-out to garden apartment features large triple class windows and over 8-foot ceilings. While technically in the basement the slope of the backyard and the ceiling height makes it feel like a true apartment.

Guest access

The bedroom features a king-sized bed and plenty of closet space.
The living room space features a sleeper sofa(sleeps 1-2 people), Cable/Apple TV and seating for 2-4. Air mattresses available upon request.
The full kitchen includes a microwave and small dishwasher and a coffee maker. There is comfortable seating for four people. There is even a high-efficiency washer/dryer opposite the bathroom.

The apartment has a private front door opening directly to the garden.

Interaction with guests

We respect your privacy but are available to help answer questions, give suggestions or interact as wanted.

We live upstairs in the house and sometimes in the early evenings spent in the garden with our kids (6 and 3) and two very well behaved white german shepherds. We do have our separate private deck on the 3rd floor where we tend to retreats around dinner time, so you will often have the garden by yourself.

Other things to note

Single parking spot included in the price. Please use the left driveway spot (furthest from the house). We use the right spot to charge our electric car.

We're child-friendly! Child/Baby chairs, cribs, stroller, book & toys available upon request.

There is no need to check-in with us when you arrive! We will send you a digital code to your door the day before your arrival. So when you come go through the garden gate to the right of the house; walk down the side of the house (towards the shed), and your door is in the back of the house. There are newly installed LED lights to show the way! The house guide (available once booked) shows pictures.

We do our best to accommodate early arrivals and late departures, but our place is popular so most time someone else is staying in there before and after you. If that is the case, then you can at least store your belongings in our shed. Note! While shed is very private and in our yard, it is not locked, and we do not take responsibility for lost items.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $91 CAD
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

No smoking (including in the garden).
Socialized dogs allowed - We have two white German Shepherds living on the property.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

191 Reviews

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Martine User Profile
October 2017
I had a great journey in Boston. Chantal's place is clean, well furnish and a nice place to stay. Also, it's near multiple buses and trains station. So going to Boston or other areas is easy. Cambridge is also close. The neighbourhood is very charmy and a great discovery. Chantal and Robert were easy to reach for information. I well certainly go back there for my next journey in Boston.

Sophie User Profile
September 2017
This was a great place to stay, very clean and cozy, in a nice quiet residential area. Arrival and stay all went smoothly, and we enjoyed walking and bikingto get around somerville and cambridge. Also walkable and very accesssible by subway to get to the central boston area. Interactions with hosts were all positive; would definitely come back or recommend!

A beautiful well equipped, clean apartment in nice area, but not for anyone who is not a very sound sleeper. Very noisy early in the morning (from 5:30 a.m.) a basement apartment with two large dogs playing overhead and inadequate soundproofing--evenings were quiet.

Neil User Profile
March 2017
Stayed there for work, super communicative and flexible. Would definitely stay again. Check in was easy and everything was as stated in description.

Joel User Profile
March 2017
It was a very nice place, well organized and lots of windows.

Damon User Profile
August 2016
We really enjoyed our short stay at Robert and Chantal's. Everything was really clean, well furnished and appointed. The apartment is close to Harvard University, bike paths, transit, and the neighbourhood is lovely. There is also a large playground a short walk away if you are travelling with kids.

Cristina User Profile
June 2016
Wow, Robert and Chantal's place was absolutely beautiful!! It was just as beautiful as promised in the photos and was equipped with many helpful essentials! Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming, providing us with umbrellas because it was a rainy day in Boston! Would absolutely go back and would recommend for anyone looking to stay in Boston and who needs a place to park! This was my first AirBnB and it was definitely a great one!

Somerville, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Chantal User Profile

We are a small family with two kids: Harry(3) and Josephine(6), two Dogs and one cat. We live in Somerville, MA, USA. We rent out our great in-law apartment in Somerville, MA, USA as well as out ski cabin in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. We also use AirBnB when we go on family vacations.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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