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Charming Arts and Crafts Bungalow in Amherst, Massachusetts

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


South Amherst House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4+ Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

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 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 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. BBQ grill outdoors. The basement has laundry facilities.

The area (Pioneer Valley – 5 College Area) is well known for its cultural attractions 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 horseback riding, hiking trails and Puffer’s Pond for swimming 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.


More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2016
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About The Owner

I am a poet and professor at SUNY Empire State College

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

Why The Owner chose Amherst

This area is rich with cultural resources and filled with artists and writers.

What makes this house unique

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.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming Arts and Crafts Bungalow in Amherst, Massachusetts
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for my daughter's graduation from Amherst College. It was perfect for our extended family and the wonderful deck and yard was used for a fun cook-out. My 89 year old mother had her tea each morning in the inviting screened in porch and we all loved gathering and cooking in the good sized kitchen.

After looking at crazy hotel prices, the home was actually more affordable for our 3 night stay.

Plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms; my husband and I particularly liked the dormer bedroom and bath.

I have already recommended this house for future Amherst graduating families.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay and Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this for my son's wedding weekend in Amherst and stayed with 7 adults and a 9 month old. Plenty of room for each family unit with a beautifully appointed private hideaway suite for mom and dad upstairs. We hosted a family brunch for wedding guests and there were plenty of pots and pans, serving dishes, condiments, and dinnerware for all. Great outdoor space including a huge yard, wraparound porch and screened gazebo. Owner was extremely pleasant and responsive. We'd love to come back and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings at our leisure. This wonderful home lacks nothing! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great all around

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best place,,we stopped looking when we found it..we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hendersonville NC


  • 5 of 5

This is the best place,,we stopped looking when we found it..we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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South Amherst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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