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Peaceful Country Retreat near UMass

1br privateroom
Shutesbury,Massachusetts,United States of America
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Excellent10 reviews


The Space

We built and have lived in our home for 23 years. Downstairs in the living area there are maple hardwood floors while upstairs the bedrooms are carpeted. Enjoy our shaded deck for outdoor lounging or dining. There is plenty of off-road parking and free Wi-Fi.

Guest Access

We provide a continental breakfast with gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options.

Interaction with Guests

We stay in Air BnBs whenever we travel because we love to meet people and learn about where they live. We are happy to get to know you and provide suggestions for places to visit and things to do, but we will also respect your privacy if you prefer to keep to yourself.

The Neighborhood

Our house borders over one hundred acres of protected woodlands with many miles of trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, or cross country skiing. Laze on the deck or in the backyard hammock. Fall asleep at night to the babbling of Dean Brook, the gentle hooting of owls, and the peeping of frogs. In winter, allow the sound of pure, hushed silence to envelop you.

Getting Around

Though our house is only five miles from UMass and six miles from downtown Amherst, public transportation does not come here. Cab service is available but a car is recommended.

Other Things to Note

We have another bedroom that is often available, as well as camping mattresses if you need to accommodate more than two people. Please inquire when booking. We are cat lovers and live with four of them so if you are allergic this is not the best Air BnB option for you.

Millions of people are using Airbnb to sleep in strangers' homes, beds, and even couches. They have an amazing selection and you can't find their stuff anywhere else. There is a catch: you often need to contact several hosts to actually get a place to stay, so make sure you give yourself some lead time.
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Breakfast
  • Pets live on this property
  • Cat(s)
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
2 - Real Bed

Place's rules

In order to provide a comfortable and safe atmosphere for guests, please adhere to these house rules. It is your responsibility to not only read these rules once, but to be aware of and follow all of them throughout your stay. The rules serve to protect you as a guest by helping ensure that the environment you find here is the one that we want to provide. Please keep in mind: You will be sharing common areas with our family, and thus the cleanliness of the common areas is more dependent upon guests cleaning up after themselves, than it is upon my once a week cleaning. House rules: Please leave things as they are in your room: do not remove pictures from walls and don't move furniture around. No smoking or "vaping" of any substance inside or outside house. No pets/animals may be brought to our home. If you like animals, we have four cats who will be happy to interact once they feel comfortable around you. For the better health of all, this is a fragrance/chemical free environment --no fragrances --no perfumes/colognes, “air fresheners,” laundry soap with fragrance, or fabric softeners. Shampoo with fragrance is fine. Due to danger of fire, no candles, space heaters or open flames may be used in the house. Please ask for assistance if you need to do laundry. When you are done using the kitchen, leave no dishes or food in the sink, on counters, on the stove, or in any common area. The kitchen should look as though you were never there. Kitchen hours are 7am to 10pm: you may quietly retrieve snacks outside of these hours but no meal preparation outside of these hours. No heavy/greasy cooking in the kitchen. Please wipe off counters and stove when you are done with the kitchen. Please don't store your items anywhere but in your designated storage space. Please do not consume food or beverage in the bed as this can cause damage to linens. Dishes may not be stored in the guest bedrooms. Do not leave personal belongings in common spaces when done with those areas. After use of the bathtub/shower and sink, please clean out hair from the drain/floor area and sink area and make sure tub/shower is basically clean. Do not remove the drain screens from tub/sink as those help prevent clogs. Do not use hair dyes in tub/shower as this will cause damage to the facility. Common areas are cleaned once a week, and guest rooms are cleaned in between guest visits. Apart from this, guests are expected to clean common areas after use and clean their own rooms during their stay. Guests may not bring any others to visit to our house, neither overnight or during the day. No exceptions will be made. House quiet hours are 10pm to 8am, and laundry hours are 9am to 9pm. To help preserve the tranquil environment, please keep electronic players and/or voices down at all times, and do not have cellphone conversations in the house after 10pm to avoid disturbing others. Guest agrees to pay Host for damages or loss for any of Host's property damaged/lost by the Guest. In order to save ourselves and my guests from trouble in the case of any guest refusing to follow house rules, significant violation of house rules may result in immediate termination of the reservation, forfeiture of the total cost of reservation, and/or a $50 fee per incident. When checking out, leave room door open, leave the keys on the blue shoe cubbies in the hallway, and lock and close the front door. Check out time is 10am. I will orient you to the house when you arrive. I look forward to meeting you!
Checkin time
4:00 PM
Checkout time
10:00 AM


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Overall Score: Excellent100% - 10 reviews
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