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  4. "The Treehouse" near Harvard Square

"The Treehouse" near Harvard Square

1br home
Cambridge,Massachusetts,United States of America
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Good12 reviews
airbnb$125 - $300

Description

The Space

This stylish, contemporary, architect-designed, skylit, tree-top, compact (650-700 sq. ft.) apartment can sleep 4: 2 in queen bed + 2 on fold-out floor mattresses in either the 2nd bedroom (which is set up as an office) or the living room alcove. Enjoy the lovely shady patio (with wi-fi), lounge in the quiet backyard in the double hammock. Stroll to Fresh Pond & Harvard Square in quiet, leafy Huron Village after breakfast at Hi-Rise Bakery. A perfect Cambridge experience! A beautiful, contemporary architect-designed, skylit, tree-top apartment. Private entrance. Sleeps 4: queen bed in bedroom plus 2 extra pull-out mattresses available for guests or kids in either the nook off the living room or in the separate study. Gleaming light ash hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves & cubbies, dramatic dormers, European cable lighting, 14' ceilings. Contemporary compact kitchen; large bath with shower & tub, dimmable low-voltage lighting, & roomy storage. A charming mix of antiques & contemporary pieces in a top-floor unit in quiet, leafy, Huron Village. The just-redone backyard (new photos coming) welcomes you for drinks or a barbecue on the bluestone patio and a nap or a good book in the double hammock. Walk to Radcliffe (10 min), Harvard (15 min), Fresh Pond (5 min), Huron Avenue cafes & shops (Formaggio, Hi-Rise Bakery, 5 min), Whole Foods (10 min). The Harvard Square subway is a 15-minute walk or a direct bus connection, 2 blocks away. Easy access to Rts. 2 & 128. Near jogging paths, bike trails, playgrounds, & parks. Fully furnished including linens & kitchenware. Air-conditioned, cable TV, "instant office" (wireless internet & color all-in-one printer/fax/copier), CD/DVD player & bicycles. Easy on-street parking. (Visitor parking pass included.) Non-smoking, no pets. Just bring your suitcases. A perfect writer's retreat. Relax in our just-redone backyard with patio, double hammock, lounge chairs and barbecue. Enjoy a meal, a nap, or a good book, or work on your laptop with wireless access. For longer-term guests, a garage parking space is available for $175/month extra. Your host, Janet, will greet you and happily share information about the neighborhood: restaurant recommendations, shopping tips, fun things to do, playgrounds, beautiful walks, bike rides and anything else you might need. The Treehouse is conveniently located between Harvard Square & Fresh Pond, in the heart of Huron Village, with its galleries, boutiques, antiques, used bookstore, and teeny-tiny fire station, which kids love. Food options include Formaggio (a take-out gourmet shop with wine tastings, cheese samples and weekend outdoor barbecue), Hi-Rise Bakery, and several local restaurants. At Fresh Pond Mall, a 10-minute walk, are Starbucks, Trader Joe, Whole Foods, & TJMaxx), and another array of food options: sushi, Whole Foods cafe, Panera, Chipotle, and Greek specialties at Ma Magoo's. Fresh Pond is 2.5 miles around with jogging/bike path, which continues to the Minuteman Bike Path, 11 miles long, through Arlington & Lexington to Bedford. We are between Tufts and Harvard, and the other universities are easily accessed by public transportation. Here are 2 links about the neighborhood: (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) Two bus lines stop within 3 blocks and 3 T stations and the commuter rail are within walking distance (Harvard Square, the closest, Porter Square, and Alewife, where the GO bus leaves for NYC). We have bikes to lend, one child's and two adult bikes. On-street parking is available right in front of the house. If you stay for a month or longer, a house-cleaner will come every two weeks. Laundry facilities are available in the basement. Just please empty the dryer lint trap before and after, for safety.

Guest Access

Two or three bicycles may be available. Laundry. Lovely backyard (just redone with wireless access) with a large patio, a double hammock and firebowl.

Interaction with Guests

You host lives in the second floor unit and is available (or not -- as you prefer) for local tips on where to find the best clam chowder or tapas restaurant, the nearest farmers' market or jogging trail.

The Neighborhood

Huron Village is known for its charm. We have playgrounds, a reservoir, small artisans, a used bookstore, antiques, and two bakery-cafes all within walking distance of Harvard Square. Not to mention the scrumptious take-out, available in several local places. (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN)

Getting Around

Two bus lines stop within 3 blocks and 3 T stations and the commuter rail are within walking distance (Harvard Square, the closest, Porter Square, and Alewife, where the GO bus leaves for NYC).

Other Things to Note

(Please note: the 30% discount applies to the base nightly rate, not to the additional guest or housecleaning charges and not to the special hi-season periods -- college graduation weeks and Christmas/New Year's.)

Millions of people are using Airbnb to sleep in strangers' homes, beds, and even couches. They have an amazing selection and you can't find their stuff anywhere else. There is a catch: you often need to contact several hosts to actually get a place to stay, so make sure you give yourself some lead time.
Amenities
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Private entrance
  • Bathtub
  • Hot water
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Stove
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Long term stays allowed
Bedrooms
1
Sleeps
4 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
1

Place's rules

NO SMOKING is permitted in or around the house, please. Shoes should be left in the entrance to the Treehouse to keep the light ash floors gleaming and beautiful. No pets, please.
Checkin time
3:00 PM
Checkout time
11:00 AM

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Good90% - 12 reviews
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