Spacious Family room: near nature, pond and campus


Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Maggie

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 shared bath
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Our place is just around the corner from Puffer's Pond, waterfall, and great hiking trails. A short walk to Cushman Cafe and convenient free bus to Amherst center, UMass, and Hadley shopping. You’ll love the quiet neighborhood and country setting close to everything. The large kitchen and fireplace make for a cozy home away from home. The room is large and has two beds so especially nice for families on a budget

The space
The apartment is a very spacious ground level walk out with sunshine in the windows, a warming fireplace, great kitchen with everything you need, sunny front yard and a private side patio, two individual bedrooms (one is occupied by another guest ) and a deep quiet atmosphere surrounded by nature.
It is cozy, safe, and unique.

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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4.63 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews


Where you’ll be

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Nature lovers will enjoy the proximity to the well known Puffer's Pond with beach, waterfall and hiking trails. The quaint local Cushman cafe is in walking distance, as well as the bus stop to Umass, Amherst center and Hadley shopping. Less than two miles to campus, and less than 5 minute drive to Amherst center, yet surrounded by nature and a quiet atmosphere

Hosted by Maggie

Joined in September 2011
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I am both a host and a traveler. As a visitor I am quiet yet friendly, enjoying yoga and seclusion. I am a mother of two older teenagers and professionally a scientist. I enjoy exploring new places, sunshine, the ocean, long walks, and being in nature. As a host I enjoy immensely sharing my home and my library with my many international guests. Being so close to the University, most of my guests are from other countries coming to here to start a post doctoral fellowship or to teach or begin graduate school. Maggie's Place is an international guest house for visiting and transitioning scholars and we welcome everyone.. I love to care for people, and am very health oriented. When i travel I like to cook my own meals, so I provide a full kitchen and hope to create an environment welcoming and homey to all. I prefer a natural environment, with all cotton and natural fiber bedding, avoid use of chemicals in cleaning or laundry. Often when we have guests that are enjoying each others company we will have a shared meal together sharing cuisines from different cultures. My father served as registrar of the University of Massachusetts in the 60's and 70's. He saved all the stamps from the international applications coming from students applying from abroad for admission to the University in 1959 and 1960. I have in my home a framed stamp collection of those stamps. I am grateful to be able to receive so many wonderful guests from around the world into my home.
I am both a host and a traveler. As a visitor I am quiet yet friendly, enjoying yoga and seclusion. I am a mother of two older teenagers and professionally a scientist. I enjoy exp…

During your stay

I live in the house just upstairs and love to welcome my guests in person. I have cohost off site when i am traveling and am available when needed.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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