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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly renovated second floor, three room apartment in owner-occupied home. Central location and short drive to many area amenities including: the Town Center; Bike trails; Holyoke Range hiking; Amethyst Brook for nature walks; UMass; Amherst College; Hampshire College; Shopping in Amherst and Northampton; Great selection of restaurants; and more! A very short walk to various quick food options including Dunkin Donuts; Subway; Pizza/Calzones; Breakfast/Lunch restaurant; Chinese food; ATMs; and convenient stores. A great space for someone looking for a solo retreat in a safe, respectful home. Great too for a couple looking to enjoy some time away. A relaxing space for parents coming to Amherst to visit their children attending one of the local colleges. The home is a 1782 Colonial and consists of three apartments. Owner lives on first floor and there are two apartments on second floor. The other apartment is currently under an annual lease to a UMass doctoral student who is very nice and quiet.

The bedroom is large with a new, very comfy Queen bed, two relaxing chairs, cable TV, window AC (in season) and WIFI. A small den area has a dining table for two, a swivel chair for reading and some shelves for guests belongings. The kitchen galley has a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and cupboards are stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots, etc. The bathroom has a small shower and lots of shelving.

There is a front and back private entrance to the apartment. Guests may use the front porch for their pleasure (seasonal). There is off street parking in the back of home. The owner is a psychotherapist who works full-time in Springfield, MA., yet available in the mornings, evenings and weekends to support your various needs during your stay or by cell phone at anytime. The home is on the bus route which has very frequent runs during the academic year. It is a mixed neighborhood of owner-occupied and student rentals as is much of this college town.

The rate is $125/night. Special weekly rate of $750.!

The owner is friendly, open and caring and would be most interested and welcoming to guests with similar traits :) Looking forward to your visit/holiday!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Amherst in Hampshire County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • No tub--Small shower stall. See pictures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • See Photos. Large room w/Queen bed, sitting area, cable TV and WIFI.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Hampshire Fitness Health Club is minutes away. Daily passes available at reasonable rates. Club includes multiple workout rooms, large pool, hot tub and sauna. This rental is for the use of booked guests only and is not for entertaining or to include any added persons.


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average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Suburbs of NYC

An owner who understands the value of the little things

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in Amherst! Sunny, clean, and comfortable apartment in a quiet, lovely, old house. Bathroom well stocked with toiletries and plenty of plush towels; kitchen stocked with coffee, tea, and a few drinks and snacks; afghans on the lounge chairs in two rooms; even a dish for your jewelry on the nightstand. Nice-smelling liquid soap in both the bathroom and the kitchen. Very comfortable bed, good pressure in the shower, safe parking, and a really nice owner. The whole place just has a great vibe!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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originally from Leverett Massachusetts

Trip back to Amherst

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment located back in my old neighborhood. Owner was so nice. Had little treats and coffee for us when we arrived. Made it feel very comfortable. I would stay there again if we were to go back . Great location, clean, and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a three night stay. Bed was super comfy, and plenty of space in the apartment. The location was perfect for visiting various places in the Pioneer Valley and Melanie thought of everything! I hope to be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot in Amherst!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this cozy, comfortable, and clean apartment! Delightful host with lovely touches. Would gladly stay again and highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot, wonderful hostess....

  • 5 of 5

Well located, clean, well equipped spot to stay while taking my daughter to college. I will be staying here again when I return to visit. Melanie is responsive and kind. Highly recommend staying here.

Thank you again for your hospitality Melanie!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Simple, Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has everything you need for a perfect weekend getaway. Melissa is a seasoned host and her professionalism was apparent from the first day of our stay. If you are interested in exploring the various sites in Amherst or you just need a quiet place to enjoy a good book, then this is your next booking. Finally, I must admit that the bed is one of the most comfortable and cleanest that I have slept on in my 15 years of traveling.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £10.56

No pets; however, owner has one cat living on first floor. No smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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