The house was selected by the owners because it has both a presence on an upscale, residential street of grand homes and close proximity to dining, services, entertainment, culture, and transportation.

Within a five-minute walk are Chinese, Thai, Indian, Korean, Mexican, Irish-American, Cuban-French, eclectic American, short-order, pizza and sandwich restaurants and even an authentic Tokyo food court with sushi, noodle and wok offerings in various restaurants and a Japanese bakery.

Also within a five-minute walk are a bank and 3 ATMs, drugstore, dentist, UPS mail center, Bally’s health club, dry cleaners, laundromat, hair salons, Gulf gas station, bicycle shop, video store, wine shop, athletic store, and both a family-owned grocery and a large super market. Even names like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, a True Value Hardware and household store, and a 24-hour CVS drugstore and 24-hour Star grocery market are in the neighborhood.

Entertainment / Culture

Nearby entertainment includes perpetual cultural events of a wide variety at various settings on the Harvard campus, the Harvard Square and Brattle cinemas, Harvard University museums, the American Repertory Theatre, live entertainment in two Massachusetts Avenue pubs, and an independent video store with otherwise obscure film titles just a block away. A short subway trip into adjacent Boston expands entertainment and cultural options multifold.


Readily accessible transportation of various forms along Massachusetts Avenue, metropolitan Boston’s main thoroughfare, makes travel very convenient to places near and far. A six-minute walk away are MBTA Red Line subway and commuter rail stations. The house is located a half block off Massachusetts Avenue between the Harvard Square and Porter Square Red Line subway stops. Also at Porter Square is the Commuter Rail which originates at Boston’s North Station and connects with Waltham, Lincoln, Concord, and other towns on the Fitchburg Line. There is a Harvard campus shuttle stop nearby at the Law School and the Lesley University shuttle into Boston’s Kenmore Square is three blocks away on Massachusetts Avenue. Taxis originate at stands in the center of Harvard Square. Massachusetts Avenue bus stops are at the end of the block.


The house is off Massachusetts Avenue (Route 2A), just north of Harvard Square. Boston’s Logan International Airport is about a 15-40 minute cab ride, depending on traffic.
Harvard University’s campus map shows the proximity of the house, marked with a red star, to it’s various campus buildings.
Exclusions / Inclusions
• No fee. No extra charges.
• Rent inclusive of heat, utilities, furniture and furnishings

Initial Costs

Apartment rental requires that first month's rent, last month's rent and, a deposit be paid in advance of taking occupancy.

Telephone service is the responsibility of the tenant. Some prefer to use their own cell phones, others purchase cell phones upon arrival, and some elect to engage land line service. Land line subscribers are often also dial-up computer modem users. A telephone, physical phone lines and jacks are already in each apartment. A tenant would need to contact the local telephone company to set up telephone service in their apartment, either in advance or upon arrival.


Parking is on-street. The street has a relatively low density of vehicles but requires a city-issued resident or visitor parking permit for parking Monday through Saturday. A resident parking permit enables city residents to park anywhere in Cambridge that is designated resident permit parking. This permit requires Massachusetts license plates and Cambridge automobile registration. A visitor’s permit provides short-term parking for the visitors of tenants in resident parking areas. Complete information concerning parking permits is available from the Cambridge Traffic Parking and Transportation office. The web address is: Limited private off-street parking is available locally for a fee. As an alternative to an owned automobile, a National Car Rental agency is located 2-1/2 blocks from the house.

Specific furniture and furnishings shown in photograph are subject to replacement.


The rental process is initiated with an email or phone call. Within the rental process, prospective tenants would be asked to submit a completed and signed rental application. Click here to open a printable Rental Application form.


For more information about renting apartments, please contact us by calling 617-497-6535, between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.