Small but bright, comfortable and cozy room is located one mile from the center of downtown and all it has to offer, yet is quiet, private, and easy to park. Super comfortable bed, large screen TV with Netflix, high speed wireless, private back deck!
Though small, this room truly is cozy and comfortable. The airy and artistic room is in a SECOND floor apartment in an old Victorian, 1 mile from the center of downton Northampton. It sleeps one, in a very comfortable twin bed, and has a private entrance...complete with spacious deck and wicker chairs to sit out in the sun. It's a small room with it's own AC unit, so it stays super cool during the hot summer months. During the winter, it has a super toasty radiator that truly makes this the warmest room in the house. You have your own 32 inch HD TV on the wall, and streaming Netflix. The room is right next to the shared bathroom...you can hear the water running or a shower in the morning, but it's not loud at all, and it also gives you first dibs on the bathroom! :)
With the bathroom and your entrance being on one side of the apartment, you have wonderful privacy and quiet. We do ask that you bring your own towel if you can! If not, we have them available so please just ask!
There are plenty of hooks for storage of bags and coats, towels and keys. Two bright windows that overlook the deck. Easy parking on the street in front of the house (no meters), Absolutely no parking in the back! There are limited spaces only for tenants. There is always plenty of street parking right at the house. super fast Wi-Fi, and wonderful touches throughout the room that feel warm and comforting. Every time we walk by this room we want to curl up and take a nap!
Downtown Northampton is a beautiful 15 minute walk through the Smith Campus, and there is easy access to the bike path, Child's Park and the bus route.
We also have a room with a full bed to accomodate two people if needed, listed under "Beautiful victorian, 1 mile from dt", so depending on the time of your stay, you may see our other guests.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
• Quiet location
• 1 mile from center of town
• Super-cool AC
• 32 inch HD TV with Netflix
• Easy access to shared bathroom
• Own private entrance
• Newly furnished and decorated
• Bike path, bus route, parks and campus right out front
Guests have their own private entrance, and access to the beautiful back deck. There is a SHARED bathroom with the hosts. A door separates the guest quarters from the residence quarters for your privacy and ours.
Interaction with Guests
Because we both travel so often, there are many days we are not there to greet our guests, but we make sure everything is ready for them, easy to find, and we are easy to get in touch with. When we are home, we love to meet our guests when they arrive, and then give them all the space and privacy they need. We are a text or door away if there are any questions or they need advice on what to see or eat downtown
Everything. We are surrounded by beautiful houses from the 1800's and early 1900's. The Smith Campus stretches right up to a few streets away which provides amazing gardens, a river in walking distance, green houses, cafes and libraries. There is an art museum, and then everything that downtown has to offer...great food, live music, art galleries, shopping and more.
There is a large park a 2 minute walk away, a bike path the can take you through four surrounding towns, and the neighborhood is quiet, safe and beautiful at every time of the year.
We are a one mile walk to downtown through the Smith Campus....very safe, beautiful and convenient. We are a mile from the Peter Pan bust station, and there is a bus system that runs all over downtown, northampton and the surrounding areas including Amherst. There is a stop at the smith campus less then a half mile from our home.
Parking is included and is free on the street in front of the house. Very safe neighborhood and lots of room since there is a bike lane as well. We both park on the street all the time.
Other Things to Note
Quirks we like to share about this old Victorian...We are on the second floor, an easy and wide new staircase leads you up to your deck and private entrance. Anyone with difficulty with stairs may have trouble, and always please be careful during the icy months!
Our water pressure is amazing! But be careful when turning on the water in the bathroom sink...it comes on fast! Also, the hot water in the shower is either on or off..use the cold to regulate temperature.
Since we rent another room out on this private side of the house, you MAY see another guest but we are always conscious of who is staying in our rooms and consider each persons comfort and safety.
A few rules...we do not allow pets, and definitely no smoking in the house. We prefer no smoking on the deck as well, but are flexible. We cannot allow friends of our guests to come over or stay without them being registered as guests of that room. Obviously stopping by to pick you up or drop you off, etc is fine.
Absolutely no parking in the back! There are limited spaces only for tenants. There is always plenty of street parking right at the house
The residence quarters is private, as is our office which connects with the guests hallway. Please respect our space as we do yours and your privacy.
Kevin and Heather were wonderful! The house is beautiful, the room is cozy and adorable, and I loved my stay. I visited Northampton to get away from the hustle and bustle of graduate school in Boston, and this was the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway. When a snowstorm cancelled my return bus to Boston, Kevin and Heather made arrangements with me to ensure that there was no issue with staying another night.
The space was very thoughtfully arranged and maintained! The room was exactly like it looks in the photo: tiny and charming. The sheets were so soft. Heather and Kevin were away, but made it very easy to get in and out, and left detailed instructions about everything.
This apartment, and the Victorian house its in, is really cute. You can tell how much thought Kevin and Heather put into their space by all the personalized touches, happy little notes, and easy to find items like hooks, shampoos, and towels.
This room is small, but it's well laid out. The twin bed is comfortable. Northampton is quiet, as is the rest of the house and apartment so it makes for great sleeping. It was easy to find the key and check-in instructions. I would love to come back!
I stayed here for a week and had a very good experience. I never met the hosts, but everything was well explained with clear instructions. My impression was that Kevin and Heather take this business seriously, which is really nice. (I find that sometimes there's an overly casual attitude with hosts). The few times I needed to ask a question I heard back from Kevin or Heather almost immediately. The room was cozy and quiet, and decorated beautifully. The location is fabulous- close to beautiful parks as well as the town center. And the old victorian that houses the apartment is quiet charming and well kept.
I am familiar with the neighborhood as I have stayed for years only two doors up at an inn, and always have found it ideal...a stone's throw from the beautiful Smith College campus and a short walk to downtown. This is my 3rd stay via airbnb, and each time my host/s were not present throughout, except for one returning home the night before my leaving. Still, each time I found the accomodations very good and efforts by all hosts to be in touch from afar. Kevin and Heather have great taste, imagination and (email hidden)l the little touches throughout gel. I would definitely consider staying again as I visit twice yearly...if they will have me. Enjoy to those who want to visit a great college town and be welcomed throughout. KMB
Things went well on this visit. Room is small (no storage or closet) and simple, but everything I needed. Hosts were very accommodating of my coming and going and provided info if I had any needs. A great price for a sleeping room right in town. Thanks to Kevin and Heather.
This was a perfect, quiet place to stay! I booked with Kevin and Heather last minute to stay close to an interview that I had scheduled the following morning, and it was just what I needed. Great location - essentially right across the street from Smith College, and minutes to downtown Northampton. Relaxing with Netflix was a definite plus, too!
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Hello! We are a couple living and creating (a touring musician and an artist and photographer) in Northampton, MA. We have spent our days hunting antiques, found objects, repurposed furniture and making art to fill and decorate our home. We love to share this space with people, and hope one of our rooms will suit you!
As hosts, we treat our guests the way we like to be treated when we travel...at times you want to ask where the best places to eat and explore in a new town are, and at times you want to simply slip into a comfortable bed, watch a movie, read a book and relax. We give you all the space and privacy you need, and are also here if you need anything or have any questions.
We look forward to hosting you!