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Amanda Dixon

Member since: 2010
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Lovely Sunny Apartment in Culturally Rich Five College Area

15 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Florence holiday apartment

Apartment, 1000sq.ft. 2 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

A delightful second floor apartment in town with a rural aspect. Situated in a leafy, attractive suburb of Northampton, five minutes walk to Florence center or drive to lively downtown Northampton. This private apartment has a separate entrance and car space, an open aspect with natural light all day from the many windows and skylights. It is light and airy but also cozy in the winter with a spacious, comfortable living room with a jotul gas fire. The dining area, with a large table and seating for five, leads to a fully equipped sunny kitchen There is an outside deck with comfortable seating and views south to the old barn and maple trees, there is additional seating In the shade garden at the front of the house. The spacious fully tiled bathroom has a bath/shower combination with washer/drier. The larger bedroom has a large closet and sleeps 3 comfortably with a twin and a queen bed, the second bedroom has a closet and full size bed. Come and experience our gorgeous apartment in this delightful area to either relax or enjoy the many activities and beautiful scenery.

Culturally diverse Northampton in the 5 college area, rich in history and home to the esteemed Smith College has a large collection of restaurants, cafes, art studios, book stores, live music venues and eclectic shopping. It has a certain 'buzz' described as the 'Paradise of America'. Although it is a thriving, bustling town it also has a relaxed feel with many tranquil and recreational activities in the immediate area.

In less than an hour you can drive west to The Clark, Norman Rockwell's fascinating museum, Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or enjoy world class dance at Jacob's Pillow. Travel north to Historic Deerfield and drive the scenic Mohawk Trail. In winter months you can enjoy the snow and beautiful mountains and ski for the day. In the hot summer drive back through Shelburne Falls, walk the Bridge of Flowers then swim, kayak or tube down the Deerfield river. Travel 15 minutes east to picturesque Amherst, visit the Emily Dickinson or Eric Carle museums then stop on the way back at Atkins Farm for delicious food and locally grown produce. Visit in the Fall and soak up the gorgeous colors of autumn from the maple trees, orange pumpkins and numerous Fall Festivals.

Within minutes of the apartment you can walk to local restaurants and cafes for dinner or just coffee and ice cream. Cycle on the rail trail bike path, visit the numerous local parks or the nearby DAR state park to swim or kayak on the lake. There is plenty to do in this lovely area. Come and enjoy our delightful, comfortable apartment and see what western Massachusetts has to offer.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amanda Dixon (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

About Amanda Dixon

I travel frequently and appreciate staying in comfortable, well equipped and interesting homes. I strive to offer the same experience for guests in Florence.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Amanda and Barrie, we enjoyed meeting you and the apartment was perfect...good, light space, comfy and well appointed. The gas/wood stove is just the thing for good heat and efficient good looks, love the skylights. Grateful thanks
Mar 2014
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Reviews

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based on 15 traveller reviews

Lovely Sunny Apartment in Culturally Rich Five College Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
5

Beautiful, well maintained and convenient apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Amanda's apartment. We were visiting local colleges with our two teenage daughters and the location was very convenient. The apartment is beautifully decorated and very clean and bright. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review my property. It is very much appreciated. Amanda
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5

Appartement très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Appartement très bien situé, très chaleureux, agréable, éclairé et aménagé.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, comfortable and just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is everything one could want from a rental. Clean, incredibly cozy and welcoming and in a perfect area. The hosts are wonderful and clear with directions and expectations. Couldn't have been better!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is greatly appreciated. Sincerely Amanda
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Wonderful retreat in MA

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time to stay in Florence, MA at Amanda's apartment. We have family in the area and really appreciate the ability to cook our meals at home. This apartment provides a well stocked kitchen with sharp knives and cutting boards. Any time the apartment is available and we are in the area, we will stay at Amanda's place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time to stay in Florence, MA at Amanda's apartment. We have family in the area and really appreciate the ability to cook our meals at home. This apartment provides a well stocked kitchen. Any time the apartment is available and we are in the area, we will stay at Amanda's place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florence getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautiful place to stay in a quiet neighborhood, this is for you. My wife and I both grew up in Florence and we absolutely loved staying here. Very clean, well appointed living space in a great location. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Florence
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Northampton Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amherst
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I - 91
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Florence Main Street
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Berkshire East Ski Area
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Long Island Shore
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Florence, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
A$181
A$1,141
A$2,349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
Cleaning A$87

Fees based on 3 guests, add extra $15 per person per night over 3. This may be reduced depending on the length of stay.
Security Deposit $100 for less than a 1 month stay with a 60 day non refundable cancellation fee.
Deposit for monthly rentals is $300 with a 60 day non refundable cancellation fee.
Cleaning $65
Taxes included
PAYPAL available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Florence, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Spacious, fully tiled, bath/shower combination. washer/drier
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Full size bed, sleeps 2. Closet
  • Large bedroom with closet, 1 Twin and 1 Queen bed, sleeps 3 comfortably. Second bedroom with double bed and closet, sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing