Close to the bike path and walking distance to Florence village and Look Park. There's a serene back deck, a comfortable and tidy bedroom, and a private bath. Cook a meal in the spacious modern kitchen and enjoy a home away from home!
Come stay in this spacious room with double bed and private bathroom, plus access to a gigantic kitchen, lovely living room, back yard and basement romper room with a pool table and a ping pong table. Parking is on site. And there's Wifi, of course!
Two bicycles are available for you to ride to Smith College or downtown Northampton on the safe, beautiful bike path. Look Park or a gorgeous lake trail walk are .25 miles away.
Retro diner and cozy cafe walking distance from house.
Five minute drive to downtown Northampton.
Interaction with Guests
I keep a busy schedule so sometimes I may see very little of my guests after we have met and I make sure they are settled in. I very much enjoy the conversations that come up when we do connect, but have found that my guests are generally as busy as I am!
I do make it a point to be available via phone and text to address any questions or concerns.
I ask that my guests do not smoke or light candles or incense during their stay at my home.
She left clear instructions and welcoming messages so that, although she wasn't home when I arrived, I could settle in comfortably and find everything I needed. Her cat was delightfully welcoming to this cat lover. And to my surprise there was a pet turtle who greeted me by bouncing up and down in this pond. quite delightful. My room was ready and comfortable and the kitchen attractive and easy to use. The residential neighborhood is lovely and shops are a short distance away. The hostess was personable and helpful with directions.
I have stayed with Hilary before, and again, had a wonderful experience. Hilary is always hospitable and the pets, Rocky the dog, Tom the cat and Ed the turtle are a lot of fun! The space is homey, clean and close to many of Northampton's restaurants, grocery stores and other local venues.
Thank you again, Hilary for another wonderful stay in your home. I will definitely be back! :-)
Hilary was communicative and left good directions for us when we arrived before she got home! Our room was sunny and warm and cozy and the bathroom was clean. We very much enjoyed our stay. :)
All stars!! Hilary was a very inviting host. Her home is beautifully decorated, clean, and easy to find. I was in town for an interview and felt right at home when staying with Hilary. Her cat, Tom, is extremely friendly and sweet. Also, the bed in the guest room is very comfortable. Overall, I highly recommend this airbnb. Thank you Hilary!
My host and I communicated earlier via text message and phone about details of my arrival, and a few questions I had about the setup in her home. Hilary was unable to be there when I arrived, but left outside lights on welcoming me since I arrived late in the evening. She had briefed me on her pets, and since I have multiple pets at home I was very comfortable with meeting/greeting them on my own.
Hilary has a very thorough set of house guidelines, amenities, idiosyncrasies, etc. which I recommend that you read before your stay. Her home is charming from the outside, and beautifully renovated/decorated inside. The guest bedroom and bathroom are perfectly located for access (near the front door) and privacy (private hallway on the first floor).
There are thoughtful touches, such as the availability of a fan in the bedroom as well as a room air conditioner, wireless internet access, and a TV in the bedroom. Everything was clean and neat, and Hilary was friendly while also respecting my space and privacy in her home.
Given that I was visiting family nearby but staying alone overnight, I really enjoyed the company of Hilary's cat Tom. He has a lot of personality but is also mellow (not many cats like to be petted on their tummies!), and he slept at the foot of my bed for two nights. [Hilary has thoughtfully made provisions for guests who might not want close relationships with her pets, so if that's you, Tom and Rocky the dog are also comfortable sleeping in the living room.]
Although I didn't eat meals there, Hilary does provide access to her lovely kitchen/dining area as well as the living room, all on the first floor. There's room in the fridge if you want to bring in snacks, breakfast stuff, etc. Hilary was available via text msg when she was away, and provides a back-up contact for any house emergencies.
I enjoyed the safe, quiet residential neighborhood and the central location of her home relative to the local (small) downtown and parks. I highly recommend it!
Hilary was very helpful, communicative & pleasant. Nice private accommodations on a quiet street about 2 minutes from the center of Florence, & maybe 4 minutes from Northampton.
Everything was exactly as described and pictured. Our accommodations were perfect and the location was just right for us (6 minute drive from Smith College). Hilary allowed us to bring our dog, and was very helpful in letting us know about nearby running and dog-walking options. Just the right amount of friendly and helpful, along with giving us privacy and space.
Hello future guests!
I decided to open up my home after having had a great experience with Airbnb in California.
I've lived in Northampton for over a decade and am a big fan of this area. Each season brings its own delights.
Look forward to meeting you sometime soon!