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Rockwell Haven

14 1/2 Rockwell Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)

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1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH This cute apartment on the back of a pretty Victorian home just minutes from Harvard Square is newly-remodeled with clean, contemporary decor. It offers two levels of living space, with a full kitchen with sitting area and the unit’s only bathroom located on the first floor. The second floor is accessed by a steep, somewhat narrow staircase and contains a bedroom with a double bed, as well as a comfortable living room with flat panel cable TV, a desk, and a queen sleep sofa. This Harvard Square short term housing apartment offers hardwood floors throughout, window air conditioners in each room, individual heat controls, and is supplied only with unscented products. Entry is via the flowering back yard with a hammock, picnic table, and chairs. It is just a 10-minute walk to Harvard Square, a 7-minute walk to MIT, and an 8-minute walk to Central Square, the closest subway stop. All linens and kitchen items provided. No breakfast provided. There is a kitchen.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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wonderful time

4.8 on January 21, 2014

This review is 4 years too late as my husband and I stayed there in 2009. The reason I'm writing now is because we are planning a trip to the area sometime this year and I find myself wanting to stay here again. We went the weekend before Halloween so the main house was cleverly decorated with a huge fake spider on the house which I remember very fondly lol. The apartment was immaculate. The bedroom had a nice view with the leaves changing colors. The stairs are a bit on the steep side but nothing we couldn't handle. Everything about our stay was beyond our expectation. Jennifer had a basket with very useful maps that came in handy for us along with her recommendation's for dining out. Our experience was very lovely and we still talk about it to this day. Oh and we received a Merry Christmas card in the mail from Jennifer. What a thoughtful surprise! I highly recommend this place!!

Great memory

5 on November 20, 2008

I stayed there for a few days this fall with my family. The apartment was elegantly decorated and recently remodeled with all amenities needed for a short stay. Appliances were new and clean. It was also quiet. It was about 10 minute walk away from nearest subway station. There was no parking on site but I did not have trouble parking on a nearby street. Overall, this place was exceptional. Highly recommended.

What a wonderful experience!

4.8 on May 13, 2008

Dear reader, I took a chance with Rockwell Haven when I booked a room there in which my boyfriend's parents were to stay. Of course I was hoping for the very best, but Rockwell Haven exceeded everything I could have imagined. Jennifer, one of the owners, was so kind and gracious. She was very flexible and helpful throughout the weekend. She even made it possible for me to stop by earlier in the week to walk through the space and make sure it met my needs. Over the course of the weekend, when my boyfriend's parents had a little problem with the hot water, she took care of it right away and went out of her way to compensate us for any inconvenience. The space itself is gorgeous-- very clean, beautifully decorated. It was a lovely space for them and I know they really felt comfortable there. I highly recommend Rockwell Haven, so much so that I told Jennifer that if the B&B business doesn't work out and she'd like to rent, to please give me a call. Really, it was a fabulous experience! Sincerely, a happy Cambridge resident

Rockwell Haven ROCKS

5 on April 24, 2008

I was in Cambridge for a company conference and stayed at Rockwell Haven for 10 days. It's everything they said it would be - brand new, but warm feeling. Awesome location - I could just walk up to the T and I was at my conference in no time. They're also hands-off in a way that makes you feel like you're in your own apartment. But, when I needed to ask them something about, they were right there and very gracious. It's new and they're really trying to make it work - go and love it, just like I did. The value is second to none!!

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Rooms & Rates

Full Apartment

Bedroom has full bed on second floor, living room with queen size sofa bed, cable TV with DVD, wireless internet, full kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, dishes, linens included, A/C throughtout.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $160

Nightly Rate: $135 - $160

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Location Type



Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 6 miles

Directions to property:

From the Central Square station of the Red Line Subway, walk down River Street and take left on Rockwell Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Washer/dryer , full kitchen, washer/dryer in unit, linens, dishes/pots/pans

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Steep, narrow stairs
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required for all reservations.
  • Cancellations: Full refund with 30-day notice of cancellation



Jennifer Bragdon and Jennifer Hess

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About the innkeepers

Jennifer Bragdon is an operating nurse at Cambridge Health Alliance. She loves to knit, read, and bike. Jennifer Hess is a technical writer in Boston. She has been very active in local gay politics.

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self serve

  • Cost: none
  • Serving Location: eat-in kitchen


14 1/2 Rockwell Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)

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