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BEST OF CITY AND COUNTRY LIVING - HISTORIC VICTORIAN - FULLY MODERNIZED

Tom Horton

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Tom Horton

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

BEST OF CITY AND COUNTRY LIVING - HISTORIC VICTORIAN - FULLY MODERNIZED

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Northampton House Rental Photos and Description

Rural, in-city, 5 bedroom, updated Victorian, 4 acre estate

Hello World Peeps!We are offering our big, bright, beautiful home to groups and families. Our (7,000 square foot) home is a fully renovated, family and pet friendly historic (underground railroad) iconic Gothic Victorian in down town Northampton. There are 5+ bedrooms, a large (cooks) kitchen with professional gas range, complemented by a already planted raised bed vegetable and herb garden, swimming pool and hot tub, multiple private mahogany decks, large lawns, a 100 tree fruit orchard, large screen porch, and many many other wonderful amenities. House comes with (weekly) cleaning, pool and lawn service. We have WiFi connectivity throughout the property. We back up onto 1,200 acres of federally protected agricultural land, so you feel like you are in rural Vermont, yet we are a couple hundred yards from downtown Northampton, with dozens of restaurants, several famous music venues including the Academy of Music, the Calvin Theater, and the Iron Horse. The Roost, just a few blocks away serves wonderful baked goods, salads and some of the best lattes you have ever had. The Connecticut River is about a mile away, where you can rent kayaks and canoes or even pontoon boats if that's more your speed. The Tri-County Fairgrounds is also a five minuet walk where there are multiple outdoor venues including horse shows, auctions, art fairs and classic auto shows. The rail-trail is three blocks away, where you can take 30 mile bike rides san-autos and under a tall canopy of trees.There is really not a more beautiful town than Northampton, famously safe, family friendly, open and accepting of all, populated by young people (close to 100 matriculated students between the 5 Colleges). There is not a more beautiful home/property in all of Northampton.

The master bedroom suite is the entire top floor of the carriage-house (king-tempurpedic bed) which is connected to the main house via a bridge. It's four stories off ground level and has fantastic views over thousands of acres south to the Holyoke Range. It features two walk-in closets, a water-closet with two sinks, a large Jacuzzi bathtub inside a walk-in shower. There are four other upstairs bedrooms (all with queen-size beds) a down-stairs guest room with a private porch, a living-room/library with attached screen porch, laundry room, large mud-room, formal dining-room, large kitchen with (6 person) farm table, large walk-in pantry, home office off kitchen, and large decks on three sides of the house. We have a small yoga room (about 8x12) at the highest point in the house (copula) that has spectacular views of the city, fields, and mountain ranges. We have begun to populate the site with photo's, which really don't do the property justice. Much of the work we did ourselves over a 15 year period of time to create a Utopian environment in which to raise our kids. This is the first year we have considered renting our home -sanctuary. We hope you will like it and we look forward to hearing from you.

PS: I had an accident a few years ago, so most of the house/property is wheelchair accessible, via lifts, chair-lifts and ramps. This could be a plus for multi-generational users!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom Horton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

About Tom Horton

I am a hard-core social-entrepreneur. I work in clean technology and energy and real estate businesses. I have a wonderful partner who is a writer and fine artist as well as an educator who taught (early childhood) young children for more than a decade. We have three children, 10, 13 and 15, two dogs, two parrots, and 100 fruit trees. We love living in Northampton, rubbing shoulders with smart young people, great locally grown food, great live music walking distance from our house, every night of the week. Because I'm in a wheelchair, our house is fully accessible, and I have committed tremendous energy assisting others with disabilities, even helping to finance and start an innovative greenhouse company.

Tom Horton purchased this house in 1999

Why Tom Horton chose Northampton

It's our home. There's no place like it anywhere. Having started a resort development company (Canopy Development), I know a thing or two about destinations.

What makes this house unique

Though we are right down town, you will feel embraced by the mature landscaping, which was specifically chosen to attract bird-life and provides a sanctuary with multiple outdoor 'rooms', framed views, and private decks. We have a park and playground across the street (Bridge Street School) so kids will love both on and off property activities. The rail-trail (35 miles) is a couple blocks from the house and is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. There is a small airport less than a mile from the house, so you can fly in and walk to the property. The house is thoughtfully restored and large enough to accommodate large groups.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Best of City and Country Living - Historic Victorian - Fully Modernized
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Big City Living In... the Country - We Loved It Here!!

  • 5 of 5
First and foremost, you could not ask for a more accommodating, generous, and kind host. I would liken the client service to a white glove Michelin Star restaurant. The staff seems to appear when you need them but never is intrusive. Tom is simply first class.

The home is expansive. HUGE. But, the spirit of family that permeates the home with all its knick knacks and family photos makes it feel extremely cozy.

Personally, I love to cook. Whole Foods is a quick and easy drive up the street. Literally, 4.4 miles. And there kitchen is every chef's dream. It has the space (the kitchen is larger then most NYC apartments) and is fully stocked with all anyone needs to make a scrumptious gourmet meal. Once the meal is complete you can enjoy it on the deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds.

The Harvard Square like atmosphere is a short walk from the home. The people in the community are helpful, and genuinely kind. It was surprising to discover so many varied restaurants that cater to the farm-to-table cuisine my wife and I demand as part of our whole plant nutritional lifestyle.

We missed nothing in this little community. Frankly, there was a moment we considered staying for good. We will be back again, and again. I would highly recommend a visit.

Tom will leave the lights on for you!!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley Hartford BDL
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fitzwillies and the Roost
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northampton Country Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Springfield + Amherst
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 91
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Roost and 100 more
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Berkshire East
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sunshine on the Connecticut River

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Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Northampton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 4 2014 - Sep 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,200
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Notes We welcome dogs, but will require a small deposit to cover (potential) cleaning costs. We have no heirlooms or antiques, so encourage folks to settle in and not worry too much about the little things in life. Food from the garden is free, but we ask folks to replant what they remove. We will add new photos as we take more. I just uploaded what I had on my desktop.
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Amenities

Northampton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , separate water closet (two sinks / toilet) large shower-tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , walk-in closet and large master bath with Jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • We have an additional guest room with a queen bed, there are three full baths and one half bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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