Total privacy/comfort-1mil to DT!

Apartment - Private room · Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060, United States
Kevin And Heather

This bright, comfortable room is located one mile from the center of downtown and all it has to offer, yet is quiet, completely private, and easy to park. Super comfortable bed, large screen TV with Netflix, high speed wireless, private back deck!

Your host, Kevin And Heather
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This bright, comfortable room is located one mile from the center of downtown and all it has to offer, yet is quiet, completely private, and easy to park. Super comfortable bed, large screen TV with Netflix, high speed wireless, private back deck!

The Space

Hello! This room, with it's own private entrance, is in a SECOND floor apartment in a beautiful old victorian home, one mile from the center of downtown Northampton. Easily come and go as you please with your own entrance, key and completely separate quarters of the house. It's like having your own little apartment. Minutes walk to Smith Campus, Child's Park, the YMCA, bike paths, hiking trails and more.

Room features a double platform bed with plenty of soft pillows and a fluffly down comforter in the winter, and beautiful cotton quilt in the warmer months. Windows on three sides gives this room plenty of bright sunlight, warming it in the winter and keeping things cool and breezy in the summer. Being in the back of the house, its quiet and private. For the super-hot summer nights we do have an Air Conditioner to keep the room cool for your stay.

You have your own private entrance, with a brand new deck out your back door and plenty of on-street parking. Absolutely no parking in the back! There are limited spaces only for tenants. There is always plenty of street parking right at the house. Park here and walk to town or to the beautiful Smith campus. House is directly on the bus route, and bike path is right outside. SHARED bathroom is on the guest bedrooms side of the house, giving you plenty of privacy and space. Bathroom has a great old claw foot tub with shower. We do request that you bring your own towel if you can! If not, we have them available so please just ask!

In your bedroom you will have a wall mounted 40" HD LED tv with Roku featuring free Netflix, streaming movies from Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Disney and more. High speed wireless is also available during your stay. Due to other guests staying with us from time to time, please be courteous with the volume.

We are an artist and musician who spend quiet time at home at night making a meal, reading a book, watching movies or making art. We love to host, and share the best spots we know to explore during your stay.

We also have a smaller, twin size bedroom available so depending on the time of your stay, you may see our other guest.

If you want an entire apartment, check out our other listing: Gorgeous home-1mil from dt!

• Quiet location
• 1 mile from center of town
• 40" LED TV with Roku
• Easy access to bathroom
• Own private entrance
• Newly furnished and decorated
• Bike path, bus route, parks and campus right out front

• PLEASE NO FRIENDS OR GUESTS unless we know about them. Thank you for respecting our home.

Absolutely no parking in the back! There are limited spaces only for tenants. There is always plenty of street parking right at the house

Guest Access

Guests have their own private entrance, and access to the beautiful back deck. There is a shared bathroom with the hosts. A door separates the guest quarters from the residence quarters for your privacy and ours.

Interaction with Guests

Because we both travel so often, there are many days we are not there to greet our guests, but we make sure everything is ready for them, easy to find, and we are easy to get in touch with. When we are home, we love to meet our guests when they arrive, and then give them all the space and privacy they need. We are a text or door away if there are any questions or they need advice on what to see or eat downtown

The Neighborhood

Everything. We are surrounded by beautiful houses from the 1800's and early 1900's. The Smith Campus stretches right up to a few streets away which provides amazing gardens, a river in walking distance, green houses, cafes and libraries. There is an art museum, and then everything that downtown has to offer...great food, live music, art galleries, shopping and more.
There is a large park a 2 minute walk away, a bike path the can take you through four surrounding towns, and the neighborhood is quiet, safe and beautiful at every time of the year.

Getting around

We are a one mile walk to downtown through the Smith Campus....very safe, beautiful and convenient. We are a mile from the Peter Pan bust station, and there is a bus system that runs all over downtown, northampton and the surrounding areas including Amherst. There is a stop at the smith campus less then a half mile from our home.
Parking is included and is free on the street in front of the house. Very safe neighborhood and lots of room since there is a bike lane as well. We both park on the street all the time.

Other Things to Note

Quirks we like to share about this old Victorian...We are on the second floor, an easy and wide new staircase leads you up to your deck and private entrance. Anyone with difficulty with stairs may have trouble, and always please be careful during the icy months!

Our water pressure is amazing! But be careful when turning on the water in the bathroom comes on fast! Also, the hot water in the shower is either on or off..use the cold to regulate temperature.

Since we rent another room out on this private side of the house, you MAY see another guest but we are always conscious of who is staying in our rooms and consider each persons comfort and safety.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $5
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Kevin and Heather's lovely, meditative space was just what I was hoping for--respite from an extremely exhilarating singing workshop I was involved in for five days at Smith College just down the street. The room was exactly as described, the bed wonderfully comfortable, and the air conditioning in 90+ degrees a blessing. Parking out front, never a problem. I was sorry not to have met Heather, who was away (she did leave me a welcoming email)--but I did get to chat with Kevin, who was most easygoing and gracious. (Thanks again to them for being flexible with my departure time!) I'd love to stay here again, probably for a shorter visit (alas, no kitchen privileges, although Kevin was kind enough to let me keep a few things in the fridge this time around)--and I recommend the listing without qualifications!

    July 2014
  • great! easy check in, easy (effortless!) check out. Very comfortable bed, slept well. Amenities, all good. Nice scenic walk into town.

    June 2014
  • The room offered a lot of privacy and was very clean and cozy. The location was great for visiting Smith campus and not far from downtown Northampton. We appreciated all the nice touches like a pitcher of water in the room and signs on the door that made us feel like we were in a true BnB. Check-in and checkout were a breeze and Heather was very accessible by text. Overall a great experience.

    June 2014
  • Heather and Kevin responded quickly to every question, and the room was beautiful. Thoughtful notes & info were scattered about the room & bathroom. Heather checked in throughout our stay. We felt very welcome. Room is in a beautiful neighborhood near Smith, with easy access to everything. Having Roku in the room was great too.

    June 2014
  • Our experience at Kevin and Heather's place was absolutely perfect. Carey and I had always used her airbnb account in the past, so this was my first time planning our stay on my own. And thanks to Kevin and Heather, it was a huge success. Their room was incredibly comfortable, clean, and just as advertised. They were very helpful in the days leading up to our arrival, and while we were there. And at the same time, our privacy was always maintained. The neighborhood couldn't be more perfect for access to Northampton. We were walking distance from where the rest of my family (wedding weekend) were staying, and also from the reception on the Smith campus. We were lucky enough to briefly meet Heather, who was delightful, and we're hoping to run into them again in the Berkshires - a place all of us often visit.

    June 2014
  • Kevin and Heather were the perfect hosts. Everything worked like clockwork. We found the posting about 24 hours before we hoped to stay, and they confirmed extremely quickly--an hour later (at 11pm!). Their directions were perfect, and everything went exactly according to plan. We arrived at the house about 10pm (after a lovely walk and dessert in Northampton) and found a room that looks just like the picture waiting for us. There were little notes everywhere to guide us, and a really fun chalkboard in the hall with lots and lots of names of prior guests. It was just what we needed--a comfortable, convenient, welcoming place to stay for the night. The shared bathroom was no problem at all (even with someone staying in the other room). With a great night's sleep, we were on our way the next morning, just as planned, after a lovely breakfast (which we brought with us) on the deck outside. As our first airbnb experience, we're now hooked.

    June 2014
  • This room was exactly as described - thoughtfully curated, clean, comfortable, and very conveniently located. Although we didn't get a chance to cross paths with Heather and Kevin during our stay, they left helpful notes throughout the apartment, which was perfect! They even have a fun chalk wall for visitors to leave their names and the city they live in. The neighborhood is gorgeous, with beautifully maintained Victorians and tree-lined streets. We would definitely stay here again, and will be recommending it to friends!

    May 2014
  • We got there later than expected, and K&H were totally accommodating. With their instructions via email, we admitted ourselves and found everything we needed without interrupting anyone's sleep. 3 nights there, we were totally comfortable. The room is charming and set up so that you don't need a lot of instructions (and when you do, they have little notes on the walls). The bed was cozy & warm, the shower was hot. Everything was pristine. We never ran into anyone in the bathroom, even though it was a full house over the weekend.

    May 2014
  • Experience (my first w/airbnb) worked flawlessly. Right location, right size (cozy). Charming decor, very comfortable bed. Easy to follow directions and guidance. Felt right at home. Would stay again. Outdoor steps up to second floor entrance are steep.

    May 2014
  • Kevin and Heather's home is absolutely beautiful! My girlfriend and I had the best time staying there for a weekend. The room was very comfortable and exactly as pictured. The complimentary shampoo and cookies were a very sweet touch :) We'll definitely be coming back!

    May 2014
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Hello! We are a couple living and creating (a touring musician and an artist and photographer) in Northampton, MA. We have spent our days hunting antiques, found objects, repurposed furniture and making art to fill and decorate our home. We love to share this space with people, and hope one of our rooms will suit you! As hosts, we treat our guests the way we like to be treated when we times you want to ask where the best places to eat and explore in a new town are, and at times you want to simply slip into a comfortable bed, watch a movie, read a book and relax. We give you all the space and privacy you need, and are also here if you need anything or have any questions. We look forward to hosting you!
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