From Los Angeles California.
If you would like to throw your money away, which is what I did, (I ended up going to a hotel after a one night stay in this dump.) then this is the place for you. If not, find somewhere else.
We have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years, and we have been running one for 15 years. I have standards for my rentals, and I wanted to support others who are also in the business. But this place is giving us all a bad name, with very low to no standards. By the state of the place, it seems they are more focused on the money than the service.
First off, we were asked in several communications to lie to neighbors and landlord and tell them we are friends visiting from out of town. I prefer to have my dealings be above board. If it is not okay with the landlord, then they should not be renting.
Things were not as advertised. A futon bed is one thing, but an old lumpy futon, on a floor frame, and the second a mattress on the ground is not what you advertised and not a cozy bed to sleep on. The hosts were aware that an elderly woman, my mother, was one of their guests, and failed to tell us that the guest bed was a mattress on the floor. Secondly, the bedding was dirty. The bed in the bedroom had one clean bottom sheet, a comforter with an unwashed cover and several other very dirty blankets. The other bed had covers that were just as dirty.
The trash in the bathroom was up to the top with dirty items, very unsanitary, and the one under the sink in the kitchen was not much better. I understand that the cat might keep the rodents away, but it is still an unsavory situation to walk into. There were dirty linens in the bathroom, and a dirty rag on the counter in the kitchen. The stuffing was falling out of the rocking chair. There was no room in any closets and the one in the main bedroom was so overloaded it did not even close. It was not welcoming.
If you would like to throw your money away, which is what I did, ( I ended up going to a hotel and although they promised to return half my rental fees, I have not seen it) stay in this dump. If not, find another place where they people want to provide a cozy place for you to stay.
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We were very pleased with our stay.
The apartment was clean and comfortable, with gracious views and a convenient location for Amherst and Northampton.
Vanessa was very organized, leaving us clear instructions and promptly answering any questions that arose.
Vanessa and Cass were wonderful hosts. Their apartment is clean, beautiful, and in a great location. And we loved Bear the cat!
Vanessa's place is beautiful, clean, and well located to Rt. 9. Vanessa was great with instructions and details for the apartment and responded quickly. Also, Bear really is an awesome cat. I would happily stay here again when visiting the Valley.
Vanessa's place is really nice, quiet and spacious. It's a beautiful old building with great views out over farmland, with two good sized bedrooms and a wide open sitting/dining room. Everything was very comfortable and beautifully designed--obvious that artists live here. Vanessa was quick to respond to our messages. The nearby college towns have great food and there's plenty to do.
Also, Bear is a great cat! If we're ever in the area, we'd be happy to stay again.
lovely place - perfect for a weekend of writing. And Bear is a great cat.
Highly recommend it!
Vanessa was very well organized, especially considering this was her first time hosting! She gave me precise directions and was readily available for any questions that I had. I was amazed by how conveniently located the apartment is (close to route 9) yet I felt like I was in the countryside! Very cute and charming place. I did not see much of Vanessa and Cassie but they seemed really friendly and genuine. Bear, the cat, has a great personality and is good company while sipping tea and reading in the living room. I would stay here again and would recommend Vanessa’s place to anyone coming to the area.