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Parkside on Ellery

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74 Ellery Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Naperville, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great experience at the Parkside. David was an amazing host - I spoke with him by phone and email several times in advance of our visit and he could not have been more helpful. He went out of his way to make our stay easier, and was an incredibly gracious host. We stayed in the Cambridge... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Charming book-lined rooms (especially books on architecture and gardens), warm welcome, great location near Fogg Museum and Cambridge Public Library (where there is free internet, comfortable places to read, and a nice lawn in front). Near Harvard Square but out of the bustle.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Our family stayed for three nights in August in the Victorian and Scholar's room. David helped enormously by giving us a parking permit for our car (which we didn't use at all while we were in Cambridge) and with general advice. The rooms were comfortable and had everything we could want in them. I definitely preferred the Victorian room as... More 

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Mendocino County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I spent three nights in the Scholar room at Parkside on Ellery early in October. I had read earlier reviews and was looking forward to the experience, but I wasn't prepared for the beauty and thoughtful touches that surrounded me on all fronts. The house itself is engulfed in a glorious hidden garden (landscaped by David, the owner/host) and my... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights in their "Scholar's Retreat" basement room. Very comfortable. Nice breakfast. Walking distance to Harvard and Harvard Square. The room needed a dehumidifier which was a bit noisy, but which could be turned off. Host nice and helpful. Price reasonable for Cambridge, especially in this location.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were thrilled to be able to take in much of Cambridge within an easy walking distance. David was a perfect host and gave us some great tips for dining and for how to manage the limited parking. Parking turned out to be a complete non-issue at no cost!

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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My husband and I were moving our daughter into her new apartment nearby. Our room was very comfortable, clean, spacious and very homey. It was a hot weekend, and we happily slept very well in our cool room and comfy bed. David was very gracious and warm. Our breakfasts were so nice. Wake up and open your door to a... More 

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new york city & palm beach gardens Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

great location, across from the library; walk everywhere. Beautiful room...traditional but hadeverything you need (could use a larger bed)...desk, loveseat, towels, books, guides, street view, victorian feel (view the photos online)...nothing new, but it all worked.heater, fan, shower, windows, shades-and this is much appreciated....breakfast can get boring...english muffins and cereal delivered at your specified time...david...add some fruit! Lights could be... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Our stay here was perfect. David is very particular about details which made for a really comfortable, super clean room (The Victorian). Some of the reviews mentioned breakfast. We found the breakfast to be personalized and very good and enjoyed eating it in our room while in our pajamas. Perfect location for walking to Harvard and the river. Would definitely... More 

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I stayed 4 nights in the Victorian room and enjoyed it very much. The bed was comfortable, the room beautifully decorated and the bathroom well equipped. WiFi worked fine. The breakfast was perfect for me and my dietary needs were taken in to account. I hope to return!

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