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John

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Greens Treat: Mt. View + Bamboo Suites. 5 min. to Smith + Downtown Northampton

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

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Overview

Northampton House Rental Photos and Description

Three bedrooms and two baths. Spacious and comfortable with gardens and 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

- Cookbook and Gardening Library

- Sonos Sound System w. Pandora and Rhapsody

- 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 Central Massachusetts

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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Greens Treat: Mt. View + Bamboo Suites. 5 min. to Smith + Downtown Northampton
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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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5

Peaceful retreat with gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late in the middle of the night and John was right there to greet us and get us settled in. With a 4 year-old and 1 year-old in tow we didn't know what to expect. By early morning, we had woken up to a gorgeous scene from the large picture window in the main room of the mountains and the garden below. We were struck by the attention to detail all around us from the stone garden and succulents in front flanked by huge white fragrant hydrangeas to the decor with the warm brick-colored walls lined with all sorts of books (I was thrilled to find one of my old favorites "A Confederacy of Dunces") and the kitchen stocked with the good quality cookware and sharp knives to the African black soap in the bathroom. We were thrilled to find fresh coffee for the french press, organic yogurt, milk, butter, goat cheese, and eggs from their chickens so we were able to relax that morning and have a lovely breakfast.

We mostly enjoyed the garden in the back. We asked for a tour and saw all sorts of different vegetables, herbs, flowers, and trees. There were two friendly dogs, Leaf and Dali, who were around and added an element of comfort to the place. Jim was essentially the Pied Piper with my son and our friend's son who was staying in the Bamboo Suite as he worked the garden. He was very patient and accommodating without being overindulgent and the kids just loved him. We actually stayed another night because our son loved being there so much.

The location was perfect and we were able to see so many places during our week there. So much to do and we would return to this quiet cozy place each day- what a respite! We would most definitely recommend and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Centerport, NY
5

Quiet and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay while we were in Massachusetts visiting our children and grandchildren. This was conveniently located, gave us all the space we needed and allowed us to bring our 2 cats. We stayed in the Bamboo Suite which looks out onto a grove of bamboo, and has a very peaceful and relaxing feel. The bed is extremely comfortable, the bathroom with the open shower was great and the kitchen has everything you would need.

John and Jim are very gracious hosts and go out of their way to make their guests feel at home. The farm fresh eggs and the homemade raspberry preserves that we found in the refrigerator were a welcome touch.

We would definitely stay here again when in the area, and recommend it enthusiastically.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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

Northampton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

50% deposit to reserve. Balance due on arrival.

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

Northampton 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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