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Lovely Sunny Apartment in Culturally Rich Five College Area

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 February, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Florence in Northampton

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • 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
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Hob
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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 4.964286 based on 46 reviews
Fountain Hills, AZ

Nice and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

I had busy days visiting family and friends and appreciated a nice quiet place to return to in the evenings!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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San Jose, CA

Very Homey

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 4 year old and I stayed in this lovely home over the Christmas holiday season. It was a perfect home away from home. Very clean (we are allergic to dust mites so that was a huge deal for us), lots of light and a great lay out. The beds we're super comfortable as well as the bedding and pillows. It was very quiet accept for the occasional noise of the garage doors down below (but this was during the day and never bothered us). We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described. Comfy and cozy spot .

  • 5 of 5

The weather outside was frightful....but we were hunkered down in a very comfortable spot. Thanks Amanda!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Very clean and comfortable. Plenty of living space.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented here twice and enjoyed both stays. It’s a good location to get around the area. We have family in the area so it is nice to have a comfortable apartment to stay when we are there to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay for a long weekend while in town for a friend's wedding. It was really great to have the binder with suggestions on local restaurants and things to do. The apartment was cozy and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely sunny fall weekend in this bright and spacious apartment. Immaculate throughout. Quiet nights for sleeping yet very convenient to all major highway routes. We needed nothing that was not already provided before we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices 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
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £46.94
Refundable Damage Deposit £72.21

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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