A quaint, rustic cottage hidden in the heart of Harvard Square in an off-street community with all amenities.
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A rustic, secluded garden cottage with skylight located behind a private residence in Harvard Square. Quiet and peaceful, yet only a few steps from the center of the square and the Charles river.
The cottage is filled with mostly vintage things, antiques and pieces constructed from reclaimed wood. It has it's quarks and imperfections, true to old Cambridge, and exactly why I love it. The cottage used to be a film editing studio back in the 70's by a documentary film maker at Harvard. I've been in the process of renovating it over the past couple of years. It now has radiant under-floor heating, which is nice on the toes.
Next on the renovation TODO list is the old bathroom tub and tiles…they are old and stained and in need of replacing. (Note that although they don't look awesome, everything is sterile and clean.)
There is one very comfortable, full-sized (double) bed. Full bathroom and a kitchenette with a fridge, toaster oven, microwave, kettle and french press for coffee. Cutlery, dishes and some pots and pans are available. There's a 40in HDTV with basic over-the-air channels, a ROKU device with a live streaming cable TV app with most channels available, and an Apple TV for streaming other movies, Netflix, HBO, etc.
Two blocks from public transport (Harvard T stop on the Redline) and around the corner from Burdicks Chocolate, Tuscanos italian eatery, Anthropology (men be warned) and Darwin's Cafe for excellent espresso and gourmet sandwiches (not to mention a fantastic wine and beer selection). There's a post office, Fedex/Kinkos, laundromat, salon, record store and pretty much any amenity you might want within a block.
A great getaway for writers and artists who want a peaceful but central retreat or the tourist who wants to be in the middle of everything without feeling like it.
NOTE: The cottage locks by deadbolt. Although there are remnants of a former chain lock system, most of the hardware has been removed save the chain which can't be removed without replacing the doorframe trim.
The cottage is in the heart of Harvard Sq and is 2 mins from everything it has to offer. Laundry facilities can be available for stays over 4 days, alternatively there is a laundromat on our block for wash and fold services.
Interakcija s gostima
Most often I will be on premises to help/answer any questions.
Please note: I provide a guest parking pass for use on resident street parking spaces. Do not park in the onsite parking spots upon arrival unless instructed to do so. Thanks!
Note: do not park in the private parking space unless directed to do so. Parking is accommodated by use of a parking pass in the resident street parking spaces. The cottage is behind a private residence on a private way with close neighbors. It is important that guests exercise discretion and privacy due to the nature of it's location (i.e. no loud noise/music or partying). No smoking is aloud on the property. Guests will need to walk out to the main street (not the private drive) to smoke. There will be someone on the premises looking after things around the property and will be available to help if there are any questions.
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I'm originally from British Colombia but have lived in Boston for the last 15 years. I work in the music industry and am involved with a non-profit that does work in Kenya. Amateur gardener and handyman when it's called for and I'm learning to ride a bike again.