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Lovely Victorian Flat @ Smith College

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ideal for teaching/studying in the 5 college area.

Large Victorian fully furnished first-floor flat available for weekly or monthly rental. The house is directly across the street from Smith College. We're a short walk to the great restaurants and stores of downtown Northampton. The flat includes a large bedroom, two large living areas, kitchen, bath, and laundry, and has a private entrance. We have a Knabe console piano that loves to be played. And there is a secluded little garden in the back with a small deck and gas grill. The house is on a quiet, friendly street and is comfortably and tastefully furnished. Northampton is in a great area to bike and we have bicycles you can use. Free parking is provided.

The flat is suitable for one person or a couple. No extra overnight guests, pets or smoking.

We are literally steps away from the site of the Smith Graduation. During Commencement weekend, the flat is available with a 4-day minimum booking. It is perfect for grandparents or others preferring a first floor location, with parking.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Mari

I live in Northampton, Massachusetts, a lively and friendly college town in the western part of the state (not Boston!). I am married and love to travel to cities to explore neighborhoods, architecture and local cultures. What I most love about living in Northampton (and I say this as someone who lived in the Bay Area for 20 years) is how much this great little New England city has to offer. Our house is directly across the street from Smith College, which itself has amazing things going on all the time - music, drama and dance performances, art exhibits, lectures, beautiful walking paths and gardens. My husband and I believe in walkable and bikeable communities, with vibrant downtowns. Our house gives us and our guests exactly that. We can walk or bike to almost everything we need. We are also a 5 minute walk to the bus to Amherst, another lively college community. I love to meet new people and am fascinated by other cultures.

I'm a foodie in every way - I love to cook, eat, grow food on the little plot at the side of the house, go out to restaurants and support our local farmers at our year-round farmers' markets. I also am a violinist (love playing Beethoven quartets), am a no-mercy Scrabble player and an avid reader and walker.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We offer this flat from April through November. For winter rentals, we would consider a long term arrangement with utility deposit to cover heat cost.
  • 1. Please keep in mind that this is our home-we live on the second floor. 2. No pets, no smoking; applies to your guests too.
  • 3. Please keep all doors locked at all times unless you are within sight of the door. 4. Additional Guests -only for rentals 1 week or longer.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 queen sized bed. Apartment suitable for one person or a couple.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property ideal for 5 College-related activities. Directly across from Smith College and close to bus to UMass/Amherst.


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Lovely Victorian Flat @ Smith College
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

A lovely flat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during our daughter's graduation from UMass. The flat is large, very clean and well appointed. Mari and Joel have thought of everything and are extremely accommodating. It is a beautiful place. We loved being across the street from Smith, and walked the campus, which has a botanical garden, but the entire campus is like a botanical garden. The Smith Museum of Art is first rate. All in all, a great trip and a perfect stay at Mari and Joel's place.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Vivian. We enjoyed having you both Here and are so pleased that your stay was a good one. Mari
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A perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Mari and Joel's flat is a treasure. It's spacious, bright, quiet, and beautifully decorated. The large kitchen is furnished with good appliances, generous shelf space, and a handy breakfast table. When I needed to serve lunch to a few guests, Mari brought down a colorful tablecloth to fit the work table in the dining room/parlor. We appreciated the large armchairs in the living room, the spacious closet in the bedroom, and the excellent mattress on the king bed. I liked having our own washer/dryer, as well as a separate thermostat that enabled us to control the heating in the flat. The handsome. in-tune piano in the living room was a great bonus. When I was sure Mari and Joel would not be disturbed, I was able to practice! We had lovely walks across the Smith campus, around the neighborhood, and down into town. It was a memorable two-weeks in which I got a lot of work done. Superb!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fran! You and Bill were ideal guests and both Joel and I so enjoyed meeting you. I'm pleased the flat worked out well for you.
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Close to campus, comfortable, attentive hosts

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this property. The location couldn't be better for visiting Smith campus -- it is right across the street from the Quad and blocks from Admissions and the Campus Center.

Mari is an attentive host who provides breakfast and tea and accommodates dietary preferences. The bed is comfortable and warm. It is set up well to have one person go to bed and other stay up later socializing or reading. We hope to keep staying there as long as our daughter is at Smith.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I enjoyed hosting both of you. I am pleased that you returned and found our flat accommodating and comfortable. I'll look forward to seeing you next year. Mari
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  • 5 of 5

I just stayed at this apartment last week. It was perfect. Very clean, super location, especially if you are visiting someone at Smith College. Mari, the owner is super nice, helpful, and a gracious owner. It was like staying at a good friend's house!! She provides a parking pass and even purchases a few groceries for breakfast! I've stayed in many VRBOs, and this one is the best, hands-down. Very comfortable, and cool even in warm weather. i will be staying here again over the next three years, that's for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen! You were the perfect guest - super clean, friendly, and respectful of our home. I will welcome you back any time. Mari
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.79
Damage Insurance £41.53

1. This is our home so we'll be on the second floor.
2. Key Exchange - We will provide you with 2 keys for the first floor doors, to be returned at the end of your stay.
3. Parking - across the street. For overnight parking (11pm - 6am), we will provide you with a parking permit to place inside your car.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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