|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Enjoy a luxury home in the geographic center of New England. Three spacious floors offer privacy along with backyard patio & grill. Easy access to year-round cultural gems like Tanglewood, several art museums, healthcare at Baystate Medical & several Universities. Only 15 minutes from the Hartford, BDL International airport or 90 minutes from Boston Logan airport, 45 minutes to Lenox, MA, Tanglewood, the Clark Art Museum, & Mass Moca art Museums. The 5 College-Area of Amherst & Northampton is 25 minutes north with hiking trails and kayaking all around. You will be quick 75 minute drive from downtown Boston, 60 minutes to the Vermont boarder and 2 hours from Newport, Rhode Island. Also, only 1 mile from Bay Path University and 5 miles to Six Flags Amusement Park. A perfect base to explore the best of New England. Or simply enjoy the most beautiful town in the Northeast. Established in 1644, Longmeadow has a rich history and gorgeous tree-lined streets w/ sidewalks made for biking and pedestrian enjoyment. Our house is close to the Town Green & Historic District with easy access to the darling Library, 3 Parks, Community Pools and an environmentally protected wetlands, made for hiking. Enjoy the use of our kayaks, canoe, bikes & tennis rackets to enjoy the many local areas to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.
We have provided maps, brochures and information on the local area as well as the Greater Northeast and would be happy to advise on directions, offer suggestions customized to your interests.
The Town Center (only a mile away) has a Big Y Grocery store, several shops (Gap, Ann Taylor, Chico's, etc.) and many fantastic restaurants including Max Burger, The White Hut, Bertuccis, an Asian Bistro, Rinaldi's Family Italian, and Iron Chef (great Sushi). This is a friendly, pedestrian town with people out walking, biking, strolling w/ children, and neighbors talking 'across the back fence'. The High School track and Tennis courts are easily accessible and our Historic Town Library is a .5 mile walk on the Town Green. The largest Mall in New England is 20 minutes north with a smaller Mall just 5 miles south over the boarder into Connecticut.
We designed, built and have created our home with much deliberate thought and attention. We wanted a warm, inviting environment with touches of elegance mixed with a relaxed place where friends and family can gather. The main vaulted ceiling kitchen area accommodates a large group to our "chefs kitchen" that boasts every culinary feature imaginable. From a steam & convection oven to a warming drawer and 2 dish washers, our house is a delight for entertaining. There are also reading nooks on each of the floors and a beautiful cherry library with hundreds of books to enjoy.
We held our 'Girls Weekend Getaway' this year in New England and couldn't have found a better property and locaiton. We spent a day in Boston (easy drive in and out) and then another day in the Berkshires (Lenox--about a 50 minute drive) antique hunting and visiting Tanglewood. The house accomodated our group of 8 women perfectly and everyone had lots of bathroom & bedroom space. Loved the house, loved the town. What a great trip.
Our family (traveling from New Zeland) spent 2 weeks in Longmeadow (over Labor Day Weekend) and needed a large, spacious but comfortable house to accomodate our large group. The rooms in this lovely home were well-appointed & beautiful but very cozy and comfortable. The 4 bedrooms and bonus bunk room upstairs had large, queen and king size beds and each had wonderful sheets and pillows. The bonus room has a double bunk bed, along with a single futon, double matress on the floor and a TV/VCR which was a welcome extra. We were able to put all of the kids in this room and they had a ball together, while being very comforable. The chef's kitchen was a delight and we cooked some very nice meals during our stay. (Every gadget and applicance was available.) The basement also has a kitchenette, along with 2 large bedrooms that we were able to use on the weekends when we had family from NYC visiting. The Whites were very helpful getting us set up on WiFi, explaining the TV/Entertainment System and giving us an overview of the area grocery stores, etc. We will keep this property on our list to reserve everytime we visit the area. Worth every penny & a true gem.
I coach a community Basketball team in San Diego and we traveled to Western, MA to compete in a National Tournament. I brought 12 seventeen-year-old boys, along with my assistant coach and we loved the house. It was perfect for the size of our group and allowed us to spread out in the 7 bedrooms. We enjoyed the patio out back and grilled every night, held Ping-Pong tournaments in the basement and used the fire pit on one cool evening. The hosts have thought of everything to make for a perfect and pleasant stay adding thoughtful touches like making their kitchen staples available (so we didn’t have to go buy every small item needed). We plan to return every summer for this same tournament and appreciated the extremely comfortable beds and fabulous sheets, pillows and comforters. Worth every penny and we received our security deposit back w/in 24 hours of check out. Perfect in every way.
My family rented this house as a place to stay during the NE Food Truck Festival. We're new to the food truck business. From our very first inquiry email to the homeowner, our intended use for the property was made known. We were particularly drawn to the chef-style kitchen! We felt it would be perfect for any last-minute food prep for the Festival. The house had sufficient sleeping room for our family who were helping us at the Festival and everything in the home appeared to be in working order. That is where the positive review ends. WE HAD NO IDEA THAT WHILE WE WERE COOKING, CHANGING OUR CLOTHES, AND SLEEPING THAT WE WERE BEING WATCHED LIKE HAWKS ON A LIVE-FEED SURVEILLANCE CAMERA!! They filmed a 22-year old boy while he toweled off after showering and changed into his pajamas before heading to bed in the living room sleeping space. We feel violated. The owner invaded our privacy and gave us NO NOTICE that there were cameras within the living space that would be filming our every move.
We checked out at 11:10 AM. 21 minutes later, the owner sent us an email stating that we would not be receiving one penny of our security deposit back. Apparently, within those 21 minutes, the owner had scoured the 3-floor home and not only found that an “original oil painting was scratched” but that “3 of the All Clad Williams Sonoma kitchen pans were scratched.” She was also able to conclude that the “no smoking policy was violated” and “professional food was prepared in the house” and, therefore, the sofas and all 3 floors of carpeting needed to be steam cleaned…oh, and she obtained estimates for all of these “damages” within those 21 minutes. I can assure you that we did not scratch any oil painting or pans, that no one smoked in the house (a couple of people did smoke outside, they took their butts with them when they left), and that although we intended to prepare food for the Festival in the home, we ended up only needing to finish prepping a small amount of chicken. Of course, we cooked ourselves breakfast, lunch, and dinner which is to be expected during a 3-day rental. The owner estimates that we caused $9,000 in damages to this house when, in fact, we were model tenants. The house was left spotless. In fact, it was cleaner when we left than when we had arrived.
We were duped into thinking that this listing precisely fit our needs and then within 21 minutes of vacating the premises, were told that the owner was keeping our deposit.
We had a fantastic weekend in Longmeadow and never imagined loving this home as much as we did. It's in a great location and was a pleasure to enjoy the comfortable elegance of this house. We were able to quickly get to Northampton but also zip to the Hartford airport to pick up friends. And if you visit try the Iron Chef sushi about a mile away. Excellent!
My husband and I shared this stunning home with 2 other couples and we spent a fabulous week touring the local area. When we weren't in the Northampton/Amherst area we enjoyed the gorgeous Chef's Kitchen, cooking and relaxing. This house has EVERY high-end appliance and gadget which was fun and a joy to use. The beds and bedding were divine and we loved the craftsman style design of the home. We plan to return every year and repeat this perfect vacation.
Six Flags New England is approximately 6 miles away. Northampton, Amherst & Mt. Holyoke (home to the 5 College area) are all a short 25 minute drive, each with great restaurants, art galleries, live music venues and wonderful hiking trails. New Haven, CT is approximately a one hour drive south and NYC is a 3 hour drive or a short train ride from the New Haven train station. There is min-golf in nearby East Longmeadow along with Tanglewood (summer home to the Boston Symphony) about 45 minutes due West.) The towns of Lenox, Great Barrington and Stockbridge (along with Outlet shopping) are located in the nearby Berkshires.
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,500|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
Longmeadow is an upscale, residential community with several town ordinances and bylaws that guests should be aware of and follow during their stay. There are strict leash laws for dogs and noise ordinances that prohibit any loud noise (music included) before 7am. or after 10pm. EST. Additionally no more than 4 cars may be parked in the driveway at any given time and no RVs, Campers or large commercial trucks may be parked overnight (or visible from the street). This property is being rented as an informal, guest house for vacationers and no professional food preparation or commerce of any kind is allowed or authorized.
Inside the home no shoes are to be worn. And no eating on the sofas or living room carpet. Large gatherings of over 12 people are not permitted during the course of your rental. There are also security cameras on the property that record activity in public locations in and out of the house. There is an additional $75 per person for the duration of the stay after the first 6 guests that will be added to the overall rental prices shown.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.