An artist's elegant home and garden

Private room in home hosted by Joyce

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Joyce has received 5-star ratings from 95% of recent guests.


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This light filled cozy room with views out of it's three windows onto exuberant gardens & surrounding woods overlooks the peaceful neighborhood of Baystate village. The small, charmingly appointed bathroom is just steps away. Welcome...

The space
The guest room is the one, originally, I wanted for myself. I was so charmed by the intimate scale of it, by the light coming in from its three long windows. And by the views out those windows onto the long gardens, the surrounding woods, and the rooftops of Baystate Village where this New England Dutch Colonial house has stood, solidly, for well over one hundred years. The room is imbued with a peacefulness and harmony that is, I decided, perfect for my guests...

The guest's room, with its quite comfortable double bed futon, is one of two bedrooms on the second floor; I occupy the other. Between them there is a hallway and a small, charmingly appointed bathroom - with a deep claw foot tub/shower - that is exclusively the guest's. As in all the rooms in the house, the furnishings are a mélange of modern and vintage pieces carefully selected and edited over the years by me, your host, who, in a long ago adventure with my mother, owned a Midwestern antiques shop, and who has, over these many years, enjoyed cultivating an artist's discerning eye and sense of design.

I have provided a coffee/tea station in your room with an electric kettle, coffee, various teas, a teapot and a French press for your pleasure. Enjoy

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
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4.91 out of 5 stars from 300 reviews


Where you’ll be

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States

I live in Baystate, a small village of residential streets in Florence, 6 - 8 miles up Route 9 from Smith College and Northampton's vibrant downtown - a 10 minute drive to parking or a 25 -- 30 delightful minute walk. Or, if you take the wooded path along the Mill River, just blocks away from my house, which leads you to Smith's gardens and vintage greenhouses, to Paradise Pond and on into town with its many shops and restaurants, it will take 15 - 20 delightful minutes longer. i'll be happy to tell you where to get the best lobster roll, the freshest, most well prepared sushi; where to find the most interesting hand made crafted goods, and the finest breads and pastries in town.

Hosted by Joyce

  1. Joined in October 2015
  • 300 Reviews
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An artist. a mother, a gandmother, an activist for social justice...

During your stay

I am an artist who works at home leading a pretty quiet life - reading, writing, gardening making. At any one time the living room/studio might hold a collage in the making or an assemblage in process... A large part of my creative process is hosting - friends, family, my guests. I am an avid cook of Mediterranean and southern California/Mexico inspired dishes using the local, organic bounty of this rich valley. I offer meals by reservation and at market prices. I provide a small breakfast and very, very good coffee...

I'm happy to share what I've come to know and love about this part of western Massachusetts where rural farmlands spread out beneath the surrounding mountain ranges, where the Mill River weaves through the little towns, and the Connecticut River enriches our fertile valley. I'm happy to share what I've come to know of our museums, our art, music and dance venues, and nearby Hilltowns. The Five Colleges, the verdant state parks, the walking and bike trails - all are easily accessible and offer rich and varied experiences.
I am an artist who works at home leading a pretty quiet life - reading, writing, gardening making. At any one time the living room/studio might hold a collage in the making or an…
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Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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