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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.

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Weekly Discount: 15%
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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.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

172 Reviews

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Eyal User Profile
August 2017
The place is great, very comfortable. Communication with host was easy. Highly recommended!

Meera User Profile
August 2017
The apartment is very clean, great location, walking distance to many things, comfortable, great for young kids.

Bill User Profile
August 2017
Pleasant well equipped apartment that is as described. Hosts were out of town for our stay but communication and access was all fine. We had slightly broken nights due to the lively dogs on the floor above (apartment ceiling) but this may not be the normal routine. We aimed to try the recommended Highland Kitchen but they do not take reservations but told us there was a 45 min wait for a table even though there were empty tables as they were holding tables for others - not reservations?? In any case is is too loud to enjoy a meal but may be good to enjoy a drink at the bar.

Dan User Profile
July 2017
Chantal and Robert offer a wonderful home away from home. The apartment is clean, nicely decorated, and well stocked with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We can't think of anything they could have done better. The location is great. While we had our own car, public transportation was not far away. We greatly appreciate their attention to detail and ease of communication. We will definitely hope to visit them again upon our return to Boston. Thanks again, Chantal and Robert, for a great Airbnb experience! Celeste and Dan.

Jocelyn User Profile
July 2017
Central location. Family-friendly with a parking spot. Close to restaurants, bars and grocery.

Gregg User Profile
July 2017
True as advertised! The place was quiet, clean, and safe. It was 15 mins drive from the city, yet close to MIT and Harvard. We drove to the city and parked our car in one of the garages in the theater area where we took the trolley.

Wouter User Profile
July 2017
Great place. It was very clean. We loved the airco.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Chantal User ProfileChantal is a superhost.

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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