I stayed at Cambridge Vacation Rental Rooms, while taking a summer course at Harvard, for one week this july 2012. The house was easy to find and in a nice neighborhood. Be aware that you are truly staying in someone's house and NOT a B&B. There is no one that greets you or sees you off when you leave. In fact you will NEVER see anyone connected to the rental of the house unless there is a problem. My first night I thought I was the only person in the entire house but later found another young man staying in the first room. Later in the week I found that there was another young man staying in the third room in the attic that I had not seen. The owners of the house must have been away, as there was no sight of them.
I stayed in room #2 which was very clean and tastefully decorated. It was a perfect size and had a very comfortable bed and plenty of closet space. There was a large bathroom with plenty of towels and a jacuzzi tub (did not use so not sure how well it worked.) The only problem was that the air conditioning controls for room #2 are located in room #1 and this made it difficult as the temperature was either very warm or very cold and I had no control over it except to knock on the neighbor's door which was a little uncomfortable.
I had full use of the kitchen and living room and I never saw anyone else use it. The Whole Foods as well as a few other small connivence shops are quite close and easy to find. It's no problem to keep your food in the kitchen and cook meals in the house.
The house has a great location with MANY restaurants in walking distance and fun places to sit and have coffee or snacks. I used Yelp to find a different restaurant each night and was never disappointed.
The walk to class each morning on the Harvard campus (close to Harvard Square) was about 1 mile and a straight shot. Never had any need for a car as there was so much to do in walking distance and train was close by as well.
I would certainly stay there again but would probably stay in room #1 so I had control over the temperature or the attic in #3 (although room #2 was the quietest as it's in the back of the house.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This spacious and luxurious home is one of our finest Cambridge accommodations. The house has been fully renovated and decorated with a sophisticated eye and high-end materials. There are two guest rooms on the second floor. Occasionally a 3rd room can be rented on the third floor. Each has a private bath and a Jacuzzi. In addition to the lovely Cambridge vacation rental rooms you may use the first floor common area, with a living room, dining room and kitchen. Guests often enjoy a pretty front porch on the second floor and a back deck. There is also an air mattress for each room. It is just a 5-minute walk to the Central Square subway and one stop to Harvard or MIT. Or walk 15 minutes to MIT or 18 minutes to Harvard. There are two off street parking spaces and a permit is provided for one on-street parking for a larger car. They must be reserved. In winter, we rent these rooms monthly unless it is short notice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cambridge Vacation Rental Rooms Hotel Cambridge