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John

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Bamboo and Mountain View Suites. 5 minutes to Smith and Downtown Northampton

18 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Florence House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Fireplace. Spacious and comfortable with views.

Calming southern views overlooking food and flower gardens.

- 1800 Square Feet

- 2 Queen Bedrooms

- 1 Double Bedroom

- Quality Mattresses, Down Pillows, Natural Linen Bedding

- 2 Bath Rooms with Showers and Tubs

- Organic Cotton Bath Linens

- Well-equipped and Stocked Open Kitchen

- Spacious Living and Dining Rooms w. Wood burning Fireplaces

- Cookbook and Gardening Library

- Sonos Sound System w. Pandora and Napster

- Private Terraces w. Charcoal Grills

- Food and Flower Gardens (seasonal)

- 36 Laying Hens

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John

We owned and operated a popular natural foods restaurant for over 20 years on the Smith College campus (closed 1/21/12).Green Street Cafe has been featured in many national and international publications (Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Yankee Magazine and Editors' Choice, NYT, ...) We now 'farm' Greens Treat and provide organic locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers for 25 garden share members.

John purchased this house in 1999

Why John chose Berkshires

The house and gardens sit on a south slope. Sunny and warm all year round with spectacular soil for our garden. And the view - calming.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Bamboo and Mountain View Suites. 5 minutes to Smith and Downtown Northampton
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax and recharge you're batteries.

It'll be my first choice if I'm over that way again in the future.

Thanks for the stay

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Simply Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

My family was in town for a wedding and opted for Jim and John's wonderful house, renting both suites to accomodate all six of us. When we arrived, there were garden-fresh tomatoes awaiting us outside as well as fresh eggs and butter in the fridge. My mother is 85 years old and was delighted that I found a place with no stairs. I can't say enough about how hospitable and gracious our hosts were. Our only drawback is that they were having a 'heat wave' and the units had no AC. Highly recommended property.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montana
5

As Wonderful as Ever

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Jim and John for the third time in as many years. Their place is absolutely lovely, quiet, and restful. The living room overlooks the vegetable gardens with views of the mountain. A more-than-well-equipped kitchen reflects Jim and John's years operating restaurants in New York and Northampton. Lovely beds and linens in both bedrooms and the bathroom. The garden holds exotic peonies, which during the season they share with those staying there, and sweet, tender lettuce and veggies which they also share. Behind the home are chickens who produce delicious eggs. Jim and John are congenial hosts, perfectly hospitable, never intrusive. We loved spending time talking with them. Their dogs are also a treat. Leaf would visit us as soon as we opened the front door, and then go on about her way. The location is less than ten minutes from downtown Northampton, but you feel completely in the country. We will be back as soon as our schedules permit, and it remains our favorite place to stay whenever we get to central MA!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The three of us had such a wonderful time at John and Jim's place. The mountain view suite was just what we needed and so much more. The place was so quiet with such beautiful view. The suite was clean and well-maintained. The amenities were generous. The kitchen was a perfect size. There were fresh eggs in the fridge for us, which we cooked for breakfast. We spent time walking around the vegetable garden and watching the chicken. We also enjoyed spending time with John and Jim. They gave us a basket of fresh peas from the garden to take home. Definitely recommend this place!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Warm hosts, beautiful views, peaceful space

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a romantic winter weekend at this wonderful house. The enormous picture window and tasteful decor offered a deeply peaceful, cozy, and private space to relax, let go, and just be. We felt welcomed and at home. The towels were indeed amazing, the kitchen well-appointed, and there were so many different cozy nooks to sit and read or watch the world go by. Beautiful. Would highly recommend to all!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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treadwell, NY
5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the pictures, I knew that we would enjoy the weekend in the Bamboo Suite, but John's attention to details and rare, thoughtful esthetics well exceeded my expectations! John is an exceptional host—both present and helpful, yet we felt alone in the little paradise surrounded by bamboo. He even lent me his computer to try to resolve a technical problem with my phone. And the raspberry jam is worth the trip there...

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Northampton
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pine Ridge
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Springfield
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 91
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Easthampton
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Berkshire
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Florence
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Florence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Graduation
May 5 2017 - May 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , cedar couples shower and deep copper soaking tub with view
  • Large with a double sink, skylight, heated floor and oversized tub with shower. All natural linens and body products.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , single floor futon also available.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The main suite has a queen bedroom, as shown, with lots of light, great view and a comfortable bed with all natural linens. The second bedroom is a cozy double. The Bamboo Suite is the master bedroom - with a cedar wet room and copper soaking tub.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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