About This Listing
We have a fully furnished three-room apartment in our home that has a bedroom with a king size bed, private full bath, dining-living area, and a small, fully equipped kitchen. I'm sorry but we cannot accommodate any pets.
Three movies in two years have been filmed in our Town!
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My wife and I have a fully furnished three-room apartment in our home that has a bedroom with a king size bed, private full bath, dining-living area, and a small, fully equipped kitchen w/ pots, pans, paper goods, etc. Kitchen is all set up with coffee and tea ingredients and makers. We will provide items like fresh eggs and bread for toasting, biscotti, juice and milk for your use in the kitchen on the first morning of your stay.
We are not a bed & breakfast. The apartment is comfortable, clean and eclectically furnished. It has its own private entrance and adjacent parking area. We live in the quiet rural Shingle Valley area only minutes away from Greenfield, Deerfield and Shelburne, ninety miles to Boston. Not far from Massachusetts and Vermont Ski areas.
We are close to restaurants, shopping, local attractions and many private schools and colleges. 25 Minutes to UMass. 15 Minutes to Deerfield Academy and Eaglebrook Schools. 15 minutes to the historic village of Shelburne Falls. 20 minutes to Northfield Mt Herman School.
HD TV with local channels, HBO, CNN, Cinemax, DVD w/ movies, etc.
Excellent (ATT) mobile phone coverage.
Ironing board & iron
Air conditioned in the summer.
We have a large gazebo overlooking the valley that you may use for an outdoor picnic, or just relaxing.
Occupancy limit for apartment: 2 persons, one bed.
We do not serve food. The apartment kitchen is for your use, should you wish to use it. Sorry, pets are not invited due to potential guest allergies and conflicts with our own pets. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. We do not provide daily maid service.
Public transportation is available in Greenfield.
Guests have access to the apartment and the grounds.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests as much as they wish. My architectural office is in our home so I am available much of the time.
We love watching the change of the seasons in our little valley.
Public transportation is available in Greenfield.
1. We expect that you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of our little valley, and assume that you will respect that while you are staying here.
2. Linens changed depending on the length of stay.
3. We are not responsible for power outages. We have an emergency generator that powers a portion of the apartment, heat, water & hot water, refrigerator, and microwave.
4. NO TV after 11:30 pm.
The Shingle Valley Apartment was the perfect get-away my parents and I were looking for. Surrounded by green trees, many species of birds, and a charming downtown, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Joseph & family were friendly, helpful and generous! We hope to come again and send our family & friends.
A perfect, idyllic and peaceful spot, yet close to where we needed to be- our son's school for Parents' Weekend.
Exactly as advertised, better even with so many little extra touches.
Can't think of anything to make it better!
Just wish we had discovered this place earlier - we would have made it our base when visiting our son!
Thank you Mattei Family !
Jane and Alex
Joe remains one of the most gracious, accommodating, and kindly hosts I've ever had the pleasure of staying with. My wife and I always appreciate his hospitality fully as much as, if not more than, the beauty of his home and land.
My husband and I spent 2 nights at Joe's.
The apt was incredible and Joe and his wife made us feel right at home. All we had to bring was our clothes. What a beautiful place to spend an autumn weekend.
Our thanks once again for a great weekend.
Joe was extremely friendly and helpful. He treated us like family. The unit is clean, comfortable and private. The king size bed is amazingly comfortable. This was by far our favorite airbnb rental. Can't wait to return!
The apartment was just like the pictures; cute, quaint and comfortable. The hosts made us feed super welcomed with a nicely stocked fridge. Joe and Susan were friendly and easy to reach if we had any issues or concerns. Joe and Susan made sure we knew they were available, but allowed us our privacy and space. Beautiful surroundings, and easy access to fun things to do. Would recommend for a great peaceful retreat.
About the Host, Joseph
I'm an architect and my office is in our home. I have primarily worked in Western New England but during my early career I designed several building in Kansas and Colorado. My wife Susan and I live in this rural area of Western Massachusetts, close to Rt 91, with easy access to all that Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire have to offer. I have my own practice and Susan works in development for a local college. We have an In-law apartment as a part of our home that has been unused, so we decided to try out Airbnb. We have 7 1/2 acres of land, mostly open. Our home has a panoramic view, from above a wet meadow, looking down on a beaver pond, in our "little" Shingle Valley. At night, when the lights are off, it's dark. You can actually see the stars here! Originally our property was part of a larger family farm.