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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly renovated second floor, three room apartment in owner-occupied home. Central location and short drive to many area amenities including: the Town Center; Bike trails; Holyoke Range hiking; Amethyst Brook for nature walks; UMass; Amherst College; Hampshire College; Shopping in Amherst and Northampton; Great selection of restaurants; and more! A very short walk to various quick food options including Dunkin Donuts; Subway; Pizza/Calzones; Breakfast/Lunch restaurant; Chinese food; ATMs; and convenient stores. A great space for someone looking for a solo retreat in a safe, respectful home. Great too for a couple looking to enjoy some time away. A relaxing space for parents coming to Amherst to visit their children attending one of the local colleges. The home is a 1782 Colonial and consists of three apartments. Owner lives on first floor and there are two apartments on second floor. The other apartment is currently under an annual lease to a UMass doctoral student who is very nice and quiet.

The bedroom is large with a new, very comfy Queen bed, two relaxing chairs, cable TV, window AC (in season) and WIFI. A small den area has a dining table for two, a swivel chair for reading and some shelves for guests belongings. The kitchen galley has a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and cupboards are stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots, etc. The bathroom has a small shower and lots of shelving.

There is a front and back private entrance to the apartment. Guests may use the front porch for their pleasure (seasonal). There is off street parking in the back of home. The owner is a psychotherapist who works full-time in Springfield, MA., yet available in the mornings, evenings and weekends to support your various needs during your stay or by cell phone at anytime. The home is on the bus route which has very frequent runs during the academic year. It is a mixed neighborhood of owner-occupied and student rentals as is much of this college town.

The rate is $125/night. Special weekly rate of $750.!

The owner is friendly, open and caring and would be most interested and welcoming to guests with similar traits :) Looking forward to your visit/holiday!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017


Amherst Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • No tub--Small shower stall. See pictures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • See Photos. Large room w/Queen bed, sitting area, cable TV and WIFI.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Hampshire Fitness Health Club minutes away. Daily passes available at reasonable rates. Club includes multiple workout rooms, large pool, hot tub and sauna.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great cozy space.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our comfortable stay in Melanie's cozy little apartment close to the college community. We had everything we needed for our weekend stay. Thank you Melanie for all the little niceties and super clean space. Ruthann and Jay

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, comfortable, and clean

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here so, obviously, we like it. It's only a mile from Amherst center and a reasonable drive to both Northampton and South Hadley. Melanie is a gracious and conscientious host. Very comfortable and cozy for two.


  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for four nights in July and it was great. Plenty of room (bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, study) and nicely decorated. A/C was a godsend in the middle of summer and I was able to cook all my meals with the stove and provided utensils. Rear parking was very convenient and I had ample privacy (when desired). I look forward to my next opportunity to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dieter! It was a pleasure to host your trip. Your ability to attend your bike event in the incredibly high heat was impressive :) Thanks!
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Comfortable, convenient, clean, and hospitable

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very nice week in the Amherst area, and this apartment was perfect for us. Melanie, the owner, was friendly, made us welcome, and provided everything one would need for a comfortable stay. It is a pleasant one-mile walk to the town center, and there is a breakfast/lunch place, a small grocery, and other conveniences just around the corner. I would definitely stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy Retreat in Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

This sunny and spacious apartment served us well for our extended stay in Amherst. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed our mornings in the lovely sitting area, with its two reclining chairs with footstools. It was perfect for a couple, because one partner can close the door and read in the separate den/dining room while the other sleeps. Storage shelves and cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen were generous, so much more than is available in a hotel room. Plenty of closet room, too!. Melanie is a very responsive hostess, could not have been more helpful. She has created a well-thought-out environment for her guests and many charming touches in the apartment. We especially enjoyed knowing that the building had been built so long ago, yet still functions beautifully as a home and a place for travelers to relax while visiting Amherst.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This quaint apartment works out perfectly for us when we come to Amherst. It's a quiet, clean, comfortable and private - thanks Melanie!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Amherst Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 4 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 10 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $15

No pets; however, owner has one cat living on first floor. No smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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