The apartment is sunny, very spacious, very quiet, and fully renovated. It has 7 rooms in all, a private back porch, a shared brick patio in the yard with cushioned patio furniture and table, a basement, and two parking spots – one in a garage, and the other in the rear part of the driveway. The driveway spot is not blocked by anybody — you can get in and out of it whenever you want.
The price is $2,900 a month, and I cover snow removal and monthly cleaning (4 hours of dusting, vacuuming, taking out the trash, mopping etc.) that on average comes to $150 a month, so you’re basically getting the place for $2,750 . I might be willing to go down $50 to $100 per month on the rent. If you check with other places, you’ll find that only a tiny percentage of them cover snow removal. You’ll have to spend the time to locate snow plowers to get quotes from them, and set up an agreement and oversee them, so besides saving the money, you’re saving probably over 3 hours of time. With a monthly cleaning done, you probably don’t need to go to the effort of finding a cleaner. If you need cleaning twice a month, you can likely hire the person I use to come again if you want.
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The house is available starting October 1st, 2013 and going until May 31st, 2014.
If you are a professor, grad student, or person who travels during the summer, you’re welcome to rent it on an annual basis, and store some items there while you’re gone during the summer. I stay there between June 1st and late September. I might be able to do something like September 20th to May 20th each year, or September 15th to May 15th.
The house is in excellent condition and fully furnished. I just bought it two years ago so almost all the furniture is new, including a new 52 inch HD TV with dual DVR, DVD, VCR and a surround sound system. Both bedroom sets are brand new, as is the dining room, and the area rugs. The whole house has beautiful hardwood floors except the bathroom, which is tile. There is nice artwork on all the walls. Every room has fresh paint and refinished wood floors. The apartment has a new electrical system and new plumbing, and everything in the beautiful kitchen is brand new, including lovely beadboard woodwork on the walls, new stainless steel appliances, granite counters and maple cabinets.
The house is located on a quiet side road with a lot of trees on it in a nice neighborhood on a hill. A one minute walk to the top of the hill gives you a nice view of the Boston skyline, which you’ll also see when you drive down the road.
The apartment is on the 2nd floor of a 2-family house so there is no one above you, and you won’t have to listen footsteps walking around above you. You also can’t here the people downstairs. There is no noise from TV or voices or radio. My neighbor downstairs is a professional woman who works at Harvard.
Two references are required. I can provide references if you want from people who rented my previous place in Watertown (I recently moved to this one), including a retired businesswoman; a Harvard scholar who rented it with his girlfriend; a married couple, and a Northeastern University professor. I can also provide a reference of the retired lawyer who rented my new place last year.
I’m located less than a mile from the Charles River, and 5 minutes from 4 sizable parks (two on the Charles, one at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, and one at Fresh Pond) — and 5 smaller parks with things like playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, and playgrounds. See below for details.
The condo is 1,600 square feet. I encourage you to ask other places what their square footage is and check it at real estate sites like Trulia or Zillow, because most places are 1,100 to 1,200 and this place is much bigger than most.
In the kitchen, there is a new dishwasher, garbage disposal, water filter, automatic ice dispenser (crushed or cubes), gas stove, full oven, microwave and toaster oven. There are lots of pots and pans, a nice dish set, and lots of cooking utensils and eating utensils, and assorted odds and ends like tupperware, a banana tree, oven mitts, strainers, cutting knives and pretty much everything you’d use in a kitchen.
There is a brand new high efficiency washer and dryer in the unit, so you don’t have to walk up and down stairs to do your laundry, and you can leave your laundry there as long as you like with no one else touching it. Both were newly purchased in September 2010, and are Energy Star approved so you save money. They have all the options and features you could need, and they run very quietly. And it’s free, not coin-operated.
The HVAC heating and cooling system is new, which will help you keep your bills low (compared to older systems). The hot water heater is brand new. And the windows throughout the house are double-paned and new, which will also keep your energy bills low. It’s central air so you don’t have to deal with buying window ACs and putting them in and taking them out.
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My contact info is:
Email: peter at dailysource dot org
Telephone: 617-459-7709 (cell). I always turn my phone off when I sleep, so you can call anytime of the day or night. Leave a message if I don’t pick up and I’ll call you back very soon.
Have a nice day.