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Joshua Bowen Smith house
Joshua Bowen Smith house
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

2-BR private, well-appointed two level walkup with large windows in historic single family home. One of Boston Magazine's top ten "Most Beautiful Airbnbs" 2017. PLEASE NOTE: This August-October we will be doing major exterior work to our home M-F, 9-5.

The space

Well-furnished, 2-bedroom apartment in historic single family Greek Revival built in 1830. Private, quiet and clean. Respectful neighbors. Convenient access to public transportation and life's amenities.

- Free laundry shared with basement tenant
- Closet and dresser in each bedroom
- Alarm and wireless/wired internet provided
- Private entry
- One off-street parking space

If your trip doesn't fit within the posted reservation restrictions, please send an inquiry and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Guest access

Guests have full, private access to the apartment. Laundry access is shared with basement tenant.

Interaction with guests

We will be available 24 hours a day via phone for assistance.

Other things to note

Short walk to Whole Foods, Harvest Coop, and H-Mart grocery stores, as well as numerous restaurants, bars and clubs.

One block away from weekly Spring through Fall farmers market.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Self check-in with lockbox
Security deposit is $453

- No shoes in the house
- Quiet hours 10 P.M.–8 A.M.


17 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
November 2017
Michael's place was amazing. The house is beautiful and extremely tastefully decorated. All areas of the house (bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living spaces) were very spacious and immaculate. The location is barely a 5 minute walk to a very active part of Massachusetts Avenue (near Central Station) where there are many restaurants, shops, and services. Michael is a communicative, helpful, and thoughtful host--we were in Boston for my wedding and he left beautiful yellow calla lillies..he was also patient and understanding when my mother and sister-in-law accidentally set off the house alarm...eek. I would highly recommend Michael's place, I feel we were truly lucky to be able to stay there during our trip to Cambride/Boston.

Silvia User Profile
October 2017
The duplex meets the expectations set by the photos. Very comfortable, pretty, and super clean. Michael was a very responsive and lovely host. Whole Foods is a five-minute walk away and we were able to cook some meals because the kitchen is stocked with all one needs! Thanks again, Michael.

Tim User Profile
October 2017
Michael’s place is BEAUTIFUL with every amenity you need. Easy walk to public transit and lots of restaurants. Would highly recommend his home to anyone staying in the Cambridge area.

Stefanie User Profile
October 2017
It's a beautiful home in a great neighborhood. Nothing but good things to say!

Jacqui User Profile
September 2017
There is a reason that this is one of the most beautiful AirBNB stays in the area- it is stunning! The mid C20th design resonates in every room. It is large, beautifully appointed and the generous hosts were a pleasure to deal with. The neighbourhood is friendly with a very short walk to the red line and downtown Boston but (for us Brits) it had the feel of

Arwa User Profile
September 2017
The historical house was amazing with easy accessibility to public transport and on foot to Boston. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

Bob User Profile
July 2017
5 stars on this stay! House was great, clean, and absolutely amazing location for the price. Michael was a great host, immediately answered all questions

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Michael User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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