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Lovely Sunny Apartment in Culturally Rich Five College Area

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1000sq.ft. 2 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

A delightful second floor apartment in town with a rural aspect. Situated in a leafy, attractive suburb of Northampton, five minutes walk to Florence center or drive to lively downtown Northampton. This private apartment has a separate entrance and car space, an open aspect with natural light all day from the many windows and skylights. It is light and airy but also cozy in the winter with a spacious, comfortable living room with a jotul gas fire. The dining area, with a large table and seating for five, leads to a fully equipped sunny kitchen There is an outside deck with comfortable seating and views south to the old barn and maple trees, there is additional seating In the shade garden at the front of the house. The spacious fully tiled bathroom has a bath/shower combination with washer/drier. The larger bedroom has a large closet and sleeps 3 comfortably with a twin and a queen bed, the second bedroom has a closet and full size bed. Come and experience our gorgeous apartment in this delightful area to either relax or enjoy the many activities and beautiful scenery.

Culturally diverse Northampton in the 5 college area, rich in history and home to the esteemed Smith College has a large collection of restaurants, cafes, art studios, book stores, live music venues and eclectic shopping. It has a certain 'buzz' described as the 'Paradise of America'. Although it is a thriving, bustling town it also has a relaxed feel with many tranquil and recreational activities in the immediate area.

In less than an hour you can drive west to The Clark, Norman Rockwell's fascinating museum, Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or enjoy world class dance at Jacob's Pillow. Travel north to Historic Deerfield and drive the scenic Mohawk Trail. In winter months you can enjoy the snow and beautiful mountains and ski for the day. In the hot summer drive back through Shelburne Falls, walk the Bridge of Flowers then swim, kayak or tube down the Deerfield river. Travel 15 minutes east to picturesque Amherst, visit the Emily Dickinson or Eric Carle museums then stop on the way back at Atkins Farm for delicious food and locally grown produce. Visit in the Fall and soak up the gorgeous colors of autumn from the maple trees, orange pumpkins and numerous Fall Festivals.

Within minutes of the apartment you can walk to local restaurants and cafes for dinner or just coffee and ice cream. Cycle on the rail trail bike path, visit the numerous local parks or the nearby DAR state park to swim or kayak on the lake. There is plenty to do in this lovely area. Come and enjoy our delightful, comfortable apartment and see what western Massachusetts has to offer.

More Details

Owner
Amanda Dixon
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Amanda Dixon

I travel frequently and appreciate staying in comfortable, well equipped and interesting homes. I strive to offer the same experience for guests in Florence.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Amanda and Barrie, we enjoyed meeting you and the apartment was perfect...good, light space, comfy and well appointed. The gas/wood stove is just the thing for good heat and efficient good looks, love the skylights. Grateful thanks
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Spacious, fully tiled, bath/shower combination. washer/drier
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full size bed, sleeps 2. Closet
  • Large bedroom with closet, 1 Twin and 1 Queen bed, sleeps 3 comfortably. Second bedroom with double bed and closet, sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Lovely Sunny Apartment in Culturally Rich Five College Area
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 42 reviews
5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay for a long weekend while in town for a friend's wedding. It was really great to have the binder with suggestions on local restaurants and things to do. The apartment was cozy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely sunny fall weekend in this bright and spacious apartment. Immaculate throughout. Quiet nights for sleeping yet very convenient to all major highway routes. We needed nothing that was not already provided before we arrived.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Great time in Pioneer Valley

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time in this very beautiful part of the world. It was great to arrive, after a very long drive from New York, to find our accommodation better than expected. The facilities were excellent with comfortable beds and seats. Everything required was there to ensure our comfort.

Florence is a nice all American small town, friendly people with all you need, restaurants. bank , fuel and groceries. There are many towns in the valley of interest , Dearfield and Sturbridge are worth a visit for history and Berkshire locality for shopping etc.

We would strongly recommend this locality and the accommodation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great sunny apartment, terrific location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment if you are visiting Northampton. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds very comfortable. The apartment is larger than I had thought based on the pictures. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate so we were not able to enjoy the outdoor deck, which looks awesome. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Bright modern apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month in this very comfortable, spacious apartment and would happily stay there again. The owners carefully maintain it and are quite helpful answering all questions about the property as well as other questions of the area. The apartment is well situated within walking distance to downtown Florence and close proximity to Northampton.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect spot for a visit to Northampton and Smith College

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our daughter's graduation from Smith. It was a perfect location . The apartment is charming, bright and sunny and so comfortable. It was so nice to have the space. My only regret is not finding it sooner and wasting years cramped in a hotel room when visiting our daughter.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It makes me really happy to think of my guests having lovely family times together
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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Florence
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Northampton Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amherst
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I - 91
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Florence Main Street
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Berkshire East Ski Area
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Long Island Shore
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $100

Fees based on 3 guests, add extra $15 per person per night over 3. This may be reduced depending on the length of stay.
Security Deposit $100 for less than a 1 month stay with a 60 day non refundable cancellation fee.
Deposit for monthly rentals is $300 with a 60 day non refundable cancellation fee.
Cleaning $65
Taxes included
PAYPAL available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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