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Jennifer Novak

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Luxury Home Three Miles to Down Town Center

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Florence House Rental Photos and Description

Accommodates up to 8 People

Luxury Home Three Miles to Down Town Center

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer Novak (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Jennifer Novak

My husband and I fell in love with the lifestyle of managing properties. We rent an apartment and a house in Northampton Massachusetts as well as a spectacular tropical home on the Island of Culebra PR.

Jennifer Novak purchased this house in 2005

Why Jennifer Novak chose Berkshires

We bought this property originally for its simple beauty. We wanted to be in the woods yet close to town and this property gave us that woodland feel we were looking for while keeping us one mile from Florence center and three miles from down town Northampton. Through the years we've expand on the property, adding a caretakers apartment and have done extensive renovations to provide a more modern, streamline, simple and elegant feel.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this home because of its close connection to nature, the abundance of windows and skylights, The vaulted ceiling on the main floor and the sloped ceiling den; and we fell even more in love with this property through its renovations. The bathrooms, the kitchen, it feels like a retreat, that's what makes this home so special.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about staying at Jenny and Jason's gorgeous, comfortable, luxurious house in Northampton was perfection - from the host experience, the the facilities of the house itself. Jenny met us the evening we arrived, and showed us into and around the house. We were immediately blown away by how gorgeous, comfortable, and accessible the house is!! We were a large party staying for the holiday (memorial day) weekend, and the house couldn't have suited us better. There are more than enough beds, even little cots stowed away in an adorable, almost hidden reading nook in the master bedroom. Each bed is heavenly comfortable - they must have feather beds on each one! And as is listed in the listing - all 5 star hotel quality bedding. You open the drawers in the bathrooms to find all the supplies you could ever need. More than enough plush towels, and even bottles of fancy VOSS water in the bathrooms - truly a hotel experience! A lovely little balcony off the master as well! And the kitchen - perfection. We were planning on going out to eat in the area, and ended up cooking and grilling both nights instead! All-clad everything, the nicest cooking equipment we've ever used!! The location of the house is also perfect - a short 4 minute walk from a park where we went one afternoon with a cooler (that was in the house!) and had a little picnic! We actually ran into Jenny and Jason on the walk back from the park that afternoon - it was so lovely to talk to them, get to know them more, and learn about how passionate they truly are about hospitality, and the house itself. This house is a true gem - a must stay if you are in the area!! And if you aren't such a large group - they have an apartment listing in the area as well, I can only imagine how nice that property must be :) I can't say it enough - the house MADE our weekend what it was. We were so blown away by every detail, it made the entire weekend special, comfortable, magical, and lovely. If I could give more than 5 stars I would - thank you so much Jenny for an incredible weekend!!
May 2014
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Luxury Home Three Miles to Down Town Center
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 20 reviews
Hennepin, IL

Fantasitc Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Stay, beautiful home! This was the nicest home by far that I have stayed in through VRBO! Look no further this place is Awesome!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Ca

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This place was Amazing! Nothing but total satisfaction! If your in the Northampton area stay at Jennifers house!! My wife and I had the best time ever! We didn't barely leave the house because is was that GREAT!! Every corner spotless, the beds are 5 star and I thought I was in Gordan Ramsay's kitchen, Viking, Sub Zero and AllClad cookware.....Just Amazing! Right from the get go Jennifer was like having our own private concierge! She knew where to go, when to go and who to ask for! If your in the Northampton are stay at this beautiful home you won't be disappointed! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, Ma

pros and cons

  • 2 of 5

I would like to say that I agree with everyone that the house is absolutely beautiful and a total luxury stay. The cons that I would like to have known before renting the place were that there are literally security cameras outside the house and the owners live in a duplex that is attached to the house so if you are looking for privacy, it might not be the best option. I would also like to make sure people understand that even though other reviews say they has graduation parties and family reunions, this place is off limits for more than 12 people and they strictly enforce that rule.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Jennifer's place. It was exactly what we (3 couples) were looking for. We spent our time grilling on the deck and exploring Florence. Jennifer was a great host and we'd definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and the house was more than we could have imagined. Light, bright, airy and spotless! Parking was easy and the house quiet with pretty views. Would definitely recommend! Jennifer even managed an early check in for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, CA, USA

Open floor plan for visiting

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful for our family reunion/graduation celebration. The open floor plan allowed everyone to be together while cooking, dining and relaxing. The kitchen was conducive to cooking. The super stocked kitchen had every appliance you can imagine. The only problem there was the dishwasher top rack was missing so we had to wash glassware. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms very modern and well appointed. We had local company join us most days and the off street parking accommodated everyone. Beautiful wood floors and skylights galore! The house was very clean and worked very nicely for multiple couples.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
40.6 Miles
Bradley International Airport (BDL)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Northampton Country Club
Nearest Train
21.9 Miles
Amtrak Station-SPG
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Florence Pizza
Nearest Ski
27.5 Miles
Berkshire East Ski Area
Car: recommended

This Stunning home is nestled on a lovely, private, wooded lot and is located just 3 miles from the Smith College Campus and Down Town Northampton.


Rates & Availability

Florence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.25%

Weekly rate is defined as 6 nights /7 days
Check in is 3 pm / checkout is 11 am
Home Away Property Damage Protection is used in place of a security deposit.
Not suitable for parties.There are 3 - 4 parking spaces maximum occupancy is 12 people
There is a $100 fee per person per night for more than 8 people

** Travelers who wish to book into the 2017 rental season may do so however please note there will be a 4 night minimum stay requirement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Master en suite has a King size bed, private bath with a large his and hers shower and a soaking tub. The en suite has a private second floor deck. Bedroom #2: 1 Queen bed Bedroom #3: 2 full futon beds For parties of 10 2 cots can be provided for an additional fee of $150 per cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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