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Elegant Victorian Next To Smith College, Graduation, Parents Weekend, Vacations

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Gorgeous House near Smith College and Mill River. 4 Bedrooms, large private yard with perennial gardens and lush plantings. Walk to Northampton downtown, wonderful restaurants, five-college bus. Near river walk, ponds, hikes, waterfalls. Driveway parking. Completely furnished and perfect for New England getaway.

The house is located on a quiet street a minute's hop to the Mill River walk and Smith campus and waterfall. It is a completely private corner lot. The downstairs is open with large windows and lots of light. There are two decks off the kitchen and a wrap around front porch with French doors to the living room. There is a study and large open living room, library and dining room, along with a kitchen and bathroom on the first floor. The second floor has three bedrooms, and one room that will be used for owner's storage. There is a full bath and jacuzzi on the second floor. There is a basement with washer and dryer. The attic is used for owner's storage.


Owner
Lydia Kann Nettler
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Lydia Kann Nettler

I'm a therapist and artist and have lived in this home for over thirty-five years. I love travel and the outdoors, and therefore am able to share my house with guests whenever I am away. I grew up in New York City and Los Angeles, but have lived in Northampton my whole adult life, preferring its small town feel and gorgeous natural surroundings to the big city. When I want a dose of urban jazziness, NYC and Boston are a short ride away.

Lydia Kann Nettler purchased this house in 1981

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One double bed, two queen beds, one queen futon bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Elegant Victorian Next To Smith College, Graduation, Parents Weekend, Vacations
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Lovely house and welcoming hostess

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Lydia’s Victorian house in Northampton.

Lydia was very helpful and welcoming at all times, having received us a week in advance to show us around the house and the neighborhood. She was very generous and left us a beautiful basket full of goodies on top of the kitchen table to receive us on our Christmas stay at her place. She was also very nice allowing us to leave some load behind to be picked up later on, after our stay. The house itself is as cozy and comfortable as it looks in the pictures, very spacious and has a big backyard. Rooms and beds upstairs are specially confortable. Downstairs the living room and kitchen are very nice, but we felt needed better heating. This goes especially for the living room, which could be better appreciated if a bit warmer (sometimes the heating system could not keep up with the December cold, even if we set the temperature up). Also the oven/fireplace shown in the picture was out of order and could not be used. In spite of this, the house is lovely, nicely decorated and very well located, with a beautiful river walk leading right to Smith College just two blocks away. We highly recommend the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that you had a good stay, Sandra, and enjoyed the house and our town. I can imagine coming from Brazil that visiting a New England Victorian house in the winter with all that snow and the freezing temperatures must have been a shock. I'm happy that you left a snowman behind in the yard to show that you also found the winter fun. I hope you will come visit if you return to the area. Best, Lydia
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5

Charming house, comfortable beds, lovely hostess

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with three teenage boys in tow, stayed here to visit our daughter at Smith. The house was clean, comfortable and interesting, the yard (garden) beautiful and the hostess kind, prompt and through. We had a lovely stay and would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having your family in my home, and I'm thrilled that you had such a successful visit. I do hope that you will find a time to return...you are always welcome. Best, Lydia
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5

Lovely Northampton Victorian

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely victorian. Very close to town, lovely backyard, and host was very communicative and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Becky, for the sweet review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at my home, and I'm happy that it worked out well for you. You were great guests. Feel free to stay again when you visit the Valley. Best, Lydia
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5

This place was perfect for our group!

  • 5 of 5

This house is elegant and cozy at the same time. And the location can't be beat.

We were in Northampton for a wedding ... the same weekend as Smith College graduation (gasp!). Needless to say, it was pretty busy in the area. But Lydia's house is a wonderful respite. It sits within walking distance to downtown Northampton, and within walking distance away from downtown ;) It's nestled into a lovely grouping of trees and has a great lawn and patio for hanging out in the sunshine.

The house itself is clean and light and Lydia makes the whole place super accessible. Eight of us stayed here very comfortably, and very happy.

And Lydia herself is wonderful! She's communicative, kind and helpful. Thanks for helping make this a great weekend for us!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley, Hartford, CT
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Springfield, MA
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Northampton, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Season
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,698
for 3 nights
From
£514
£2,492
 
 
Smith College Graduation
19 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,674
for 3 nights
From
£506
£2,492
 
 
7/2017-5/31/2018 unavailable
1 Jul 2017 - 31 May 2018
90 night minimum stay
£8,335
for 90 nights
£2,882
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,674
for 3 nights
From
£506
£2,492
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £77.9
Property Damage Protection £77.12

The house is available for dates specified and for Smith College Graduation and events. Please contact me if questions about available dates. My cancellation policy is more strict around event weekends... if they are booked well in advance, I will require that the deposit is nonrefundable if the booking is cancelled less than six months in advance. The special event weekends such as a college graduation are usually booked many months in advance and I won't be able to fill the vacancy close to the date of the event. Thank you for understanding.

The house is big and excessive use of either heat or A/C can become prohibitively expensive and wasteful. I assume most people will be considerate and energy conscious. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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