About this listing
This updated home offers comfortable and convenient accommodations, lovely views of an acre wooded backyard, and views of the MH range. The Pioneer Valley is a wonderful mix of outdoor recreation, historical sites, colleges, and local dining/cafes.
You will have the entire house for your use. As this home normally houses a toddler, we also have items like bed guards, gates, and plenty of indoor/outdoor toys and dvds to amuse small children. This house comfortably sleeps 4, but a 5th could sleep on the couch. There is also a crib mattress on the trundle in the child's room, and there is a double air mattress in the master bedroom window seat.
Guests may use appliances, washer and dryer, and upstairs computer.
Interaction with Guests
We will always be away when this listing is available. We do require a security deposit, to ensure that we find out home exactly as as we left it. At this point we are not charging a cleaning fee, with the expectation that guests clean up after themselves (excluding towels and sheets). We do have 2 cats which require feeding in the morning (and evening, if you are around). Their litter will need to be scooped as needed (usually every other day).
Semi-rural, we are diagonally across the street from a large organic farm stand (fresh eggs daily!). We have several conveniences nearby (Dunkin Donuts, gas station, CVS, liquor store, etc.). We are 5 minutes (2 miles) from Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, 10 minutes (~8 miles) from Hampshire College in South Amherst, about 5 miles from the MacDuffie School in Granby, and within 18-25 minutes access to the other colleges in the 5-college areas of lively Amherst and Northampton (U of Mass, Amherst and Smith). Also very close to hiking the Notch (MHC mountain range) and other hikes. Lastly, access points to the Connecticut River are also within 10-25 minutes.
Parking in the driveway. No public transportation.
Other Things to Note
There will be 2 cats staying in the home who will need to be fed in the morning. You will also need to scoop their cat litter about every 2nd or 3rd day, or as needed. We prefer to rent for the week, but if you need a shorter term, make your request.
Please leave the home exactly as you find it. Vacuum and swifter the floors, wipe counters and cabinets. Place all dirty towels and linens on the floors.
About the Host, Steph
I love traveling, and understand how helpful renting an entire place can be, when traveling with small children. My motto is "carpe diem," even with small children in tow!