Living room: piano, HD TV, comfy couch and interesting  books

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Comfortable double bed with desk, bureau and closet in private room. Shared 2BR apt. 3 blocks from the Charles River; easy walk to MIT and Central Sq with many ethnic restaurants. Walking distance to supermarkets. I have a gentle dog named Max. Public transport (T) as well as Uber/Lyft or taxi. "T" Redline and Greenline are about 15 min. walk.

The space

Off-street parking, private bathroom.

Guest access

Private bathroom next to room, front porch; kitchen and dining room; coffee and tea anytime, living room with cable TV, piano, and books for you to peruse.

Interaction with guests

Usually at breakfast time. I am happy to help with tourist recommendations; I can look up info on the internet on my laptop; you are welcome to use my landline for US and Canada calls - as long as you don't expect to receive calls back on my phone line when you are out.
I have recently adopted a beautiful gentle dog named Max. He will be in his crate if I am out of the house. He loves meeting new people and is very well behaved. I'll post a pic very soon.

Other things to note

I have adopted a gentle dog named Max.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 14 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: 142
Weekly Discount: 23%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Quiet, no smoking, no pets.



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

2 nights minimum stay

55 Reviews

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Helen User Profile
August 2017
Rachel is such a sweet and lovely person. She's very responsive and helpful in terms of communication, moving in and out, getting around, among others. We had really lovely conversations about current events and social causes over wine. The room is very cozy with A/C and the bathroom is very clean. The house is cute and I love the decorations and tapestries inside. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Cambridge!
Rachel User ProfileRachel is a superhost.
Response from Rachel:
Thank you Helen. You are a charming person and a very easy guest. You are welcome back anytime.
August 2017

Philippa User Profile
June 2017
Rachel's home is comfortable and welcoming to any traveller. Great sized room and bathroom in the lovely neighbourhood of Cambridge. Rachel is a great host and made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. Walking distance to Mass Ave where you will find heaps of shopping and restaurants, plus coffee shops!. We used Uber and the T line to get around and had no problems! There is also a bus option. Max is also a lovely dog and we loved a daily cuddle from him! Would highly recommend Rachel's home to anyone visiting Boston.

Xinhao User Profile
June 2017
This is the second time I choose Rachel's place for my family and friends. Her home is cozy, warm and clean. It is a great place to stay if you want to visit MIT and Cambridge. Rachel has a lovely dog, very quite and friendly to people. If you plan to visit Cambridge and Boston, I really recommend Rachel's place to you.
Rachel User ProfileRachel is a superhost.
Response from Rachel:
Thank you for your kind review. All best wishes for your doctoral studies at MIT.
June 2017

Suaad User Profile
June 2017
Rachel is a very nice person,everything is arranged well and considerately, sorry for late confirm

Peach User Profile
May 2017
Rachel is kind welcoming and accommodating. Her dog max is kind and adorable, he might barks sometimes when he first met you, but it is very normal. He is the sweetest. The room and location is as described and it was a great stay.

Chong User Profile
May 2017
Lovely and generous host, a cute dog, a parking spot in a safe area, a quiet and comfortable bed. What more do you want for affordable price?

Betty User Profile
April 2017
Rachel is really a super host who always showed cares and kind suggestions during our staying. The house was beautifully decorated which made us feel comfortable and just like home, and it locates in a quiet place near MIT and Charles River. Rachel's dog Max was also nice and very cute. We'd like to stay with Rachel again once we have another chance to Boston.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Rachel User ProfileRachel is a superhost.

retired teacher, teach ESL part time, enjoy traveling, right now interested in staying in Airbnb's where I'm visiting;
Now I'm happy to put my apt on Airbnb for folks to stay in beautiful Cambridge - near the Charles River and the Universities. Soy bilingüe; aqui se habla español.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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