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Lovely Sunny Apartment in Culturally Rich Five College Area

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Amanda Dixon
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

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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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Northampton Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
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


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Spacious, fully tiled, bath/shower combination. washer/drier
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Lovely Sunny Apartment in Culturally Rich Five College Area
average rating of 4.95 based on 38 reviews

Bright modern apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month in this very comfortable, spacious apartment and would happily stay there again. The owners carefully maintain it and are quite helpful answering all questions about the property as well as other questions of the area. The apartment is well situated within walking distance to downtown Florence and close proximity to Northampton.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a visit to Northampton and Smith College

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our daughter's graduation from Smith. It was a perfect location . The apartment is charming, bright and sunny and so comfortable. It was so nice to have the space. My only regret is not finding it sooner and wasting years cramped in a hotel room when visiting our daughter.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It makes me really happy to think of my guests having lovely family times together
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excellent place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is well-maintained, clean and nice location. Full kitchen, roomy bedrooms and laundry make it a great "home-base".

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time! Very close to Northampton, a great little town.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and amply supplied. The kitchen had every appliance, utensil and gadget you could possibly need. There were games and dvds to keep us amused. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This clean, bright, roomy apartment was ideal for four adults and one small child.

The owner had thoughtfully provided all that one might need in a holiday rental and it felt very homely.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Florence, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$81.99
Additional Guest Fee A$18.92 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$126.14

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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