Cozy, medium size room in a sunny, clean, spacious, pet-free first floor apartment. 5 minute walk to downtown, 10 minutes to Smith, and a quick ride to the bike path. Laundry on site. The apartment includes wireless internet, parking, bike usage, kitchen access, TV for movies, record player, guest computer, a big porch, and friendly hosts!
The apartment is one block from public transportation in a great neighborhood. The area is great for hiking, shopping, biking, and dining. Five local colleges (Smith, Hampshire, Amherst College, UMass Amherst, and Mt. Holyoke) are all nearby.
We're young professionals who would love to show you around or give you recommendations for places to visit. We're flexible, open to as much conversation or privacy as you would like. Open to shared meals. Child and LGBTQ friendly.
We'd love to have you!
Claire and Ben's Place was awesome! We spend the weekend in Northampton for a friend's wedding, and it was great to have a little slice of Northampton Life, staying in such a beautiful home, with the ability to just leave our car at their house and walk all over town.
When we arrived, Claire was outside and was eager to greet us and show us into our home, we shared a cider she recommended a couple cool bars in the area (which were very fun!)
Next day we saw Ben who was equally welcoming and also gave some great suggestions!
We left falling in love with Northampton, their beautiful apartment, and the people of Northampton! Highly Recommend!
I had a great stay at Ben's place. The show at the Iron Horse Music Hall got moved up a few hours, so I arrived very close to show time and didn't see him at night, but got easy instructions to find the key. The room was comfortable and clean. I saw Ben in the morning and got to briefly chatted with him (I never met Claire). It turned out that he knew members of the band I was going to see, which was fun. Ben gave a great recommendation for breakfast (Jake's) and I had a wonderful stay despite the freezing rain outside. Thanks!
We had a very good time at Claire and Ben's place! They are excellent hosts, the room is very clean, organized and quiet. Both are too helpful! They dropped me off and picked me up at the bus station for two times. Also both did their best to speak in Spanish (sometimes Portuguese) lol with my boyfriend who doesn't speak English. I recommend their place to anyone!
* Portuguese version:
Tivemos uma ótima hospedagem na casa de Ben e Claire! Eles são ótimos anfitriões, o quarto é super limpo, organizado e silencioso. Ambos são muito prestativos! Eles me buscaram e levaram no ponto de ônibus as duas vezes que precisei. Eles fizeram o melhor que pode para falar em espanhol (algumas vezes em português rsrs) com meu namorado que não fala nadinha em (website hidden) recomendo o quarto/apartamento deles a qualquer pessoa!
Claire and Ben are the best hosts you could ask for - welcoming, helpful and happy to recommend all of the great places Northamton has to offer.
Their home is very comfortable and we were able to cook, watch tv, have space to ourselves but also have some great conversations with them about the area and travelling in general.
I cannot recommend these two, their home and this lovely town highly enough.
I had a good time in Northampton, it's a very lively town. Claire and Ben were very nice and gave me all the needed information. The room was clean and the bed is quite comfortable. The neighborhood is also really peacefull.
Claire and Ben were top notch hosts - They were super personable and interesting. I was delighted to join them for dinner at a local burger joint and felt like we had been friends for a long time.
The bed was mighty comfy and the home super cute. One should note that you'll be sharing a bathroom with the hosts. Further, the only drawback was a clanky radiator I experienced one morning; that was in the process of getting fixed.
Northampton is a delight and so was Home Sweet Home - you'll love it!
Ben and Claire were wonderful - everything went very well. We were visiting our daughter at college and due to her roommate's mother needing a room for the night Claire and Ben were very graceful in letting our daughter sleep on a mattress in our room. Worked out very well. Close to town, but opposite end to the college.
They were great - room was nice.
Spent this past weekend in Northampton Mass. It was a wonderful fall weekend with all the colors at their peak. We were able to rent a bedroom from Claire and Ben in their apartment just minutes from the center of this great college town. The room, and the apartment, was very nice, clean and comfortable, and our hosts, although we only saw them when checking in, were extremely hospitable, making us feel right at home. Thanks Claire and Ben.
We had a great stay with Ben and Claire. The room was very comfortable and clean. It was a short walk to downtown. They were helpful with suggestions of places to go. I would recommend this place and it is a good deal for this area.
Ben and Claire were great-they let us use bikes for the bike trail which was just down the street. We used the kitchen for breakfast, everything was clean and neat. The bed was comfortable. No noise from the upstairs renters. The street was safe for parking. We were able to take a 10 minute walk and be downtown for meals and shopping.