About this listing
Space is a loft partitioned by curtain and bookcase. Complimentary full breakfast, espresso, organic food. Free use of snowshoes, bikes. Possible local transportation, contact us for particulars. Graduated from UMass, daughter from Hampshire College.
Home is located in a unique development within a pine grove. Just a 7 minute drive to Amherst Center and close to bike trail and conservation trails. 12 minute walk to bus.
House is post and beam construction and has an Asian flair. Loft area with futon is on the second floor. I describe the space as shared room since although it is a private space, there is a curtain and bookcase/partition for privacy, rather than a door (see photos). Shared bathroom is down the hall. Free wifi.
(We also have listed on Airbnb, a large private bedroom with king-size bed for $20 dollars more.)
Contact us for particulars.
All common areas.
Interaction with Guests
We try to make our guest feel welcome and at home, but also give them space for privacy.
This a 53 unit development nestled in the midst of a stunning pine grove and abutted by conservation land, trails and a pond.
Twelve minute walk to bus. Seven minute drive to Amherst Center. Ten minute drive to UMass and Hampshire.
Other Things to Note
Use of two bicycles. Close to bike path and nature trails. Also 2 pair of snow shoes, available
Quiet from 11PM to 6AM.
If something is not right or you have a particular need, please let us know since it's hard to fix something if we don't know about it.
Make yourself at home and share the common area with us, unless you require solitude.
Don't bother making your bed when you leave, we're just going to wash the sheets, anyway.
This was hands down my best airbnb experience ever. H.B. and Alice were so welcoming, accommodating, warm, and helpful from the moment I arrived - it really was a highlight of my trip to stay in their home and get to know them. It felt like staying with family. Thank you, H.B. and Alice! Hope to come again.
When I arrived this place first Alice waited me and my 5 year-old son outside of her house. During my staying they were incredibly wonderful to me and my son. Especially my son found out they are just like his grandparents. When we are back from sightseeing around Alice played with my son, so I could take a rest for a while. How lovely she is! HB and Alice were lovely, fun, generous, so helpful. I wish I could know more english words to express how wonderful they are. HB and Alice made our traveling memorably. When I am in trouble with another BNB they fully supported me find other one. So is gps problem. ^^ And HB,s food is just fantastic. He made us full breakfast as it said. He always provided us fresh fruit and vegetables. I really love them. I will strongly recommend HB and Alice's BNB. HB! I sent your gps yesterday. It will take 4 days to get to you. Thank you so much! *^^*
A beautiful and really unique home and a wonderful experience. Even though it was HB's birthday and reunion, he and his wife Alice went out of their way to make our last minute travel plans work out. We really enjoyed our conversations and my daughter loved it so much she wanted to stay another night. The home is quite nicely set up for visitors and it just had such a relaxing feeling to it. And the breakfast was awesome! Highly recommend staying here and we will be back if we are in the area again.
H B and Alice are the best host of airbnb, they are nice and hospitable. I lived in their house for 10 days which was my best airbnb experience ever!
I am in Amherst for my intern, and they made me feel like staying at home when I lived there. What is more, their house is so lovely, and neighborhood is quiet and beautiful.
Additionally, H B is the best chef and what he cooked are so delicious. I do love it!
I strongly recommend to live in H B and Alice Airbnb which is the best!
I felt completely at home during my week-long stay. HB and Alice have a cozy cabin-like place in the woods. They are warm, outgoing people who interact with their guests with casual ease. HB and Alice clearly enjoy meeting and hosting people in their unique corner of the world, as well as traveling and exploring many other parts of the world. It was great to hang out with them, a pleasure to meet the guests that stayed in the other room during my stay, and really interesting to learn from their long-term roommate about his research on eagles. HB takes his job as a B and B host seriously, and takes great pleasure in making his guests feel special. He gave me a driving tour around Amherst, took me to a fantastic farm market, and we shared a delicious dinner on the day I arrived. The room had special amenities like mints, soap and shampoo. Coffee and tea are available at all times. I enjoyed delicious breakfasts made to order every day, and learned some great new recipes. The futon room is as described – it is comfortable and has a giant window looking out into the woods. Although there is a privacy screen, there are not walls and door. Choose this room if you are comfortable with a little extra light and sound. If walls and a door are important, choose the beautiful private room with king-size bed and private bath.
Alice and HB are lovely, welcoming hosts. They provide you with all the little extras that you might need and are flexible and accommodating. Their space was gorgeous and relaxing and I got to wake up to a chorus of birds and fresh air.
Though our visit with Alice and HB was brief, my son and I felt welcomed at this ABNB. If you are looking for spacious luxury, this experience would not be for you. We found the accommodations to be very quiet and rustic, and it suited our needs. The conversations shared with our host formed a great connection between two people who would have otherwise been strangers.
Thank you for sharing your home with us and for the hearty breakfast!
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About the Host, H B (With Alice)
HB: Teach ESL, 1031 Exchange specialist, world traveller, foodie, Keyboard player. Alice: HR specialist, Jobcorp administrator, artist, gardener, poet, foodie.