|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Charming arts and crafts bungalow in Amherst, Massachusetts. Sleeps 7 or 8. Four to five bedrooms. Three bathrooms, two with full tubs, one with walk in beautiful shower. This house has a beautiful dining room with an expanding table and William Morris wallpaper. Wainscoting throughout entry, living room, dining room and sunroom. The house has 4 bedrooms downstairs and one refurbished attic suite with the bathroom. The master bedroom has its own bathroom as well. The kitchen is large and homey with a cozy booth for breakfast. The house is filled with interesting books; literature, biography, children’s books and more. There is a large deck off the kitchen with a screened-in gazebo for summer evenings. The house sits on 1 ½ acres in South Amherst – two miles from town, one mile from The Eric Carle Museum, The Yiddish Book Center, Atkins Fruit Bowl and very close to all 5 area colleges – Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, University of Massachusetts and Amherst College.
The house is fully equipped with dishes, cooking utensils, linens and towels. The basement has laundry facilities and a ping pong table and couch. Can come with cross country skis and snow shoes for slight charge.
The area (Pioneer Valley – 5 College Area) is well known for its cultural attractions, Puffer’s Pond for swimming, and its proximity to charming Northampton, Massachusetts (8 miles over the Connecticut River). Many recreational and cultural activities available. A great place for kids or for a quiet, romantic country getaway. No pets please. In close proximity to Emily Dickinson House, Fine Arts Center at UMASS, Smith College and Amherst College Art Museums, horseback riding, hiking trails and many fine restaurants.
Please note - the electronic calendar on this site does not necessarily reflect up-to-the-moment bookings. Please email owner for more information.
I am a poet and professor at SUNY Empire State College
The Owner purchased this house in 1993
This area is rich with cultural resources and filled with artists and writers.
The house is big, quiet and filled with interesting books. Nice full dining room and living room. The neighborhood is lovely with a sidewalk on the street. Near all 5 colleges.
About 5 minutes from downtown. Plenty of rooms. Easily can sleep 8 and more couches and places for people to crash if necessary. Great yard off to the secluded side of the house. A back deck with a screened in porch. Plenty of room for a cookout or yard games. Great place to stay. One issue was there was not a gas grill, just charcoal, but that's not a big deal. Owner was incredibly accommodating, very very easy to deal with.Highly recommend.
We stayed in this lovely home for three weeks in the fall of 2013 and had a wonderful time. The owner was delightful to work with and the house itself was exactly what we were looking for. The house and the area were described perfectly on the VRBO Website. There were no surprises. If we decide to go back to the Amherst area in the future, we will definitely try to rent this house again. I recommend this property without slightest reservation. You cannot go wrong if you decide to rent it.
We stayed here with my extended family and had an absolutely wonderful stay. The house is wonderfully charming and has such great character. The location is fantastic as you can get to town very quickly and there are lot of great walking trails close by.
I would recommend this place without reservation and will certainly hope to stay there again.
We rented this beautiful house over a long weekend in June, and were delighted with our choice.
The photos don't convey how lovely and spacious the house is, and how charming in a wonderful, rambling way. We loved the decor, the art, the books; we loved the light-filled rooms, and we really appreciated the screened gazebo.
Everything was comfortable and very clean. We wished we could have stayed longer, there is so much to do, and explore in the area. We'll just have to come back again!
The owner was nice and helpful, and the rental process quick and easy.
We would definitely recommend this warm and wonderful house to everyone. It is perfect for a family, or a group of friends.
Thank you, Barbara!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee upon exit||$125|
$450/night (3 night minimum)
+$125.00 cleaning fee upon exit
Holiday rates may vary. Month of May (Commencement) holiday rates apply.
Please note - electronic calendar does not reflect up-to-the-moment bookings. Please email owner for more information.
1/2 deposit fee due at booking
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.