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Please note: This website is meant to serve as a resource to connect individuals in the Amherst, Smith and Mount Holyoke Communities who are in need of housing or subletting. The Rental Properties Department does not manage the listing, marketing or leasing of the properties listed. To submit a listing, please send a detailed email to rhd@amherst.edu.

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Beautiful 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom two-storied apartment available May 22 -August 22, 2017 (dates negotiable). Located on campus at Amherst College in an idyllic setting near the tennis courts and next to the bird sanctuary. Fully furnished kitchen, furnished living and dining area, two beds, study table, cabinets, etc. A bike is also available for use and a basement is available for storage. Paid washer/dryer in adjacent building. Rate: $910 per month, all bills (water/gas/electricity/cable/internet) included.  Please message 413-230-0514 if interested.  (posted 4/26/17)

Beautiful 3B, 1.5 Bath ranch house, available June 1-August 1. Located within walking distance (5-10 minutes ) of both Amherst College and downtown Amherst. Located on a peaceful side street with an extremely large back garden, this house comes fully furnished, including two beds. One main office, perfect for working. One smaller office. Washer/dryer downstairs in unfinished basement. Rate: $1800 per month, bills (water/gas/electricity/cable/internet) included. Willing to negotiate. Images of property at: https://goo.gl/photos/P6qtrgNp7msL3RSq9https://goo.gl/photos/P6qtrgNp7msL3RSq9 mhicks@amherst.edu (posted 3/31/17)

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Local Properties

Amherst College

Beautiful, well-maintained house which is 1/2 of a side by side duplex in Amherst is available for rent.  The home features 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, office/playroom, laundry, storage, nice yard, back deck, and storage shed.  Open fields, and conservation lands very close by.  The home is on a safe and quiet residential street - near a bus line, and 5 minutes drive to Amherst Center.  Rent is $1700, which includes trash removal&recycling, landscape maintenance, snow removal, water/sewer - tenant pays utilities.  1 year lease required.  Available August 1 (but start date may be negotiable)  Please contact Sheldon at rentbluehouse@yahoo.com, or 413-535-7220.   Sincerely,  Sheldon Ross 413-535-7220 (posted 4/24/17)

private room in large airy house on Puffer's Pond in North Amherst. You would have access to full kitchen, living room, family room, backyard, deck, sauna and the amazing swimming lake. (skating and skiing in the winter!)   Two bathrooms downstairs shared by four people. Storage room in garage or basement. Rent is $695/month ALL INCLUSIVE of heat, electric, laundry, internet, garbage/recycling etc.  On bus line - 2 miles from UMASS and downtown Amherst - yet in the wilderness! room available June 1. ONLY ONE PERSON PER BEDROOM. We would want a commitment until at least end of August 2018 sharkfin4@comcast.net (posted 4/17/17)

Listing a sublet for June, July, and half of August. Roughly $525 a month (pending increase) plus utilities. Townhouse at 22 High St, Apt 6., Amherst, MA 01002. 4 bed, 2.5 bath. Full kitchen and common room with dining room table, shared with 2 Amherst alums and 1 Amherst student. Small backyard area, and parking. 10 minute walk away from Amherst College campus. My 2nd floor room is small but really nice, with a full wall length mirror that slides away to reveal the closet. It has a big set of windows with lots of natural light. I'll also load some of my stuff into the room and even more of it into the basement, all of which you're welcome to use while you stay. I have a really nice full size bed w/ pillows and linens, and other room stuff (hot water kettle, coffee making stuff, string lights, posters etc.). I'm also going to get a desk and/or side table for the room, and hanging shelves for the closet, which I'd put in before I leave. Ideally, you could move in when my lease begins at the beginning of June (or potentially a bit earlier) and leave a week or two into August. (We'd split the rent for August appropriately.) Contact: 301-943-2683 or jamie.sandel@gmail.com. (posted 4/17/17)

Lovely, small furnished house is available for rent for the 2017-2018 year.  Situated on the north side of Amherst, the house has a one bedroom (king bed, living room, dining room, kitchen, bath, screened back porch and laundry room with washer and dryer.  Furnishings include all appliances, furniture, linens, dishes and all amenities.  Floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms give views to lawn and trees on 3/4 acre. The new roof and siding provide extra warmth in winter and coolness in summer.  The rent of $1475 includes water, lawn care and snow removal.  Just a 10 minute drive to Amherst College, it is located in a quiet neighborhood.  It is clean, quiet and comfortable.  Please contact Carole at ancar446@yahoo.com or (808)283-1449. (posted 4/17/17)

 15 Sunrise ave, Amherst ma. Cute house that has central ac, a big backyard, and a porch &porch swing! It's a 10-15 min walk to downtown and right near a bus stop. There are 4 rooms upstairs as well as a bathroom. The downstairs has a mudroom, living room, kitchen, and dining room. The sublet would be from June 1 to late August for $500 (plus utilities) per month, but the price is negotiable.  If interested/want pics, email mahealey@umass.edu (posted 4/17/17)

 Fully furnished Colonial Revival, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, in 2600 square feet of living space  Walking distance to downtown Amherst restaurants and shopping, and to UMass and Amherst College in the Sunset Lincoln Historical District 9 foot ceilings and refinished hardwood floors throughout. Sunny kitchen includes soapstone counters, dual sinks, and stainless appliances. Original woodwork throughout. 600+ square feet of furnished decks overlooking a 1/3 acre backyard ideal for families and entertaining.  The house is fully furnished and ready for you. Perfect for sabbaticals or professional relocation. Available 15 August 2017 through 14 August 2018.  Plus or minus. Rent is $3,900 per month for the first six months, and then $3,700 per month for the last six months. 6 month lease required (10-12 month preferred).   Lots of pics and contact details at http://goo.gl/Kl3mWq, or email us directly at amherst160lincoln@gmail.com (posted 4/10/17)

Sweat Your Rent Over the Summer. Apartment in owner-occupied home in Shutesbury, 15 minutes from Amherst.  You get the “el” of a salt-box, post & beam house: a large living room with kitchen and a bathroom downstairs and two rooms upstairs.  You give help with chores (feeding horses, mowing the lawn, etc), mostly outdoors.  Hours negotiable.  Utilities provided, including wi-fi.  Move in around June 10.  Move out after August 10.  Possibility of extending next academic year if the arrangements are mutually satisfactory. Email smarglin@harvard.edu (posted 4/10/17)

Looking for grad student, faculty or couple to share a 3 bedroom house in Pelham. This cozy, fully furnished split level ranch sits on five beautiful, private, wooded acres and is available for rent June 1st. House abuts Amethyst Brook Conservation Area and is one mile north of Pelham Elementary School – about 4.5 miles to Amherst Center. Owner lives in New York and is only at the house every 6th weekend. Available for short or long-term rental. House has 1.5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, wood stove, wood floors, new oil burner w/baseboard heat, new energy efficient windows, washer/dryer and large, fenced-in backyard. Pets ok with pre-approval.  Garden space available. Parking for two cars. Water, sewer and lawn care provided, share other utilities. $1000/month. Please contact David at 413-835-1673 or inexdb@comcast.net (posted 4/10/17)

FURNISHED 2-BEDROOM CONDO IN NORTHAMPTON FOR SABBATICAL RENTAL (approx. 7/1/17-6/30/18)—Superbly maintained 1300 sq. ft. condo includes 2 spacious bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Small, well-appointed kitchen with high-end appliances. Dining/living area flooded with natural light and views of a grassy meadow and wooded slopes. Finished lower level with full windows opens onto a patio. Separate laundry room with washer/dryer. Quiet building with friendly neighbors. Mini-splits provide A/C and heat on the main floor and upstairs; also baseboard heat w/ programmable thermostats. Located fewer than 2 miles from Smith College, 7.6 miles from Amherst College, and 7 miles from Mt. Holyoke College. Very close to the Norwottuck Rail Trail; biking distance to both Smith and Amherst Colleges or walk/bike to downtown Northampton and Florence Center.  $1700 per month. Landscaping, snow removal, and water & sewer are included, as is once-monthly housecleaning by our reliable housecleaner. Other utilities not included. 1-year lease required. No pets or smoking. Please contact Ted Melillo at emelillo@amherst.edu (posted 3/28/17)

Two-bedroom Condo available for rent near the center of town in Amherst, MA. Available June 1, 2017. Rent: $1,800 per month plus electricity.   Attractive townhouse style condo in quiet, well-maintained, mostly owner occupied condo community 1 mile/15 minute walk to Amherst College or UMass, short bus ride to Smith, Hampshire or Mount Holyoke Colleges. Living room with working fireplace, dining room, kitchen and half-bath on first floor, and two bedrooms and bathroom on second floor. Fully equipped kitchen with stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher. Small patio right outside the living room. Two parking spaces, one in garage. Water and sewer, trash removal and snow removal included in rent. All utilities are electric and paid by tenants. I currently pay $156 per month. Ideal for couple or small family or mature graduate students. No undergraduates Very friendly and quiet neighbors. Condo is on bus route. Supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacy and shops 5 minutes away. Photos available upon request. If interested, please contact me at: dr.moneill@comcast.net or call (413) 210-5379. (posted 3/27/17)

A three-bedroom, fully furnished house in a quiet Amherst neighborhood on the PVTA bus line, 2.5 miles from town center, is available for rent from September, 2017 until June, 2018. Exact dates are flexible. The house sits on a private, ¾-acre lot; it is a beautiful contemporary, open floorplan ranch, with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths; the mostly-finished, walk-out basement also has a 3rd full bath. There is an attached, two-car garage and a lovely three-season screened porch. Heating is by natural gas through a very efficient Buderus hot water system with six separate heating zones throughout the house. There are three Futjitsu split-system dual air-conditioning/heating units in the house. It is a very nice, energy-efficient home in the North Echo Hill neighborhood. The PVTA bus stops across the street. Telephone Peter Greenwald at 413-348-3660, or email him at peter.j.greenwald@comcast.net. Rent is $2200/month. Faculty or staff only, and no pets, please.

 The Landing, Furnished House on Main Street in Amherst Located just minutes from the center of Amherst, this furnished house offers the convenience of being right in town with the added comfort of having your own private garden retreat. Fully stocked kitchen, sunroom, gorgeous perennial garden, two comfy bedrooms, hardwood floors throughout, cable, wifi and right on the free bus line. Easy walk or ride to town. Great for couples or families. Private and convenient.  $2,200/month, All utilities and maintenance included. See pictures here: https://westernmass.craigslist.org/apa/6033316381.html

Subletting room in North Amherst Center upper level duplex $450 a month plus electricity. Lots of space, historic building very convenient location. Fully furnished room, two roommates (UMass students) share common spaces. Single shared bathroom, fully stocked kitchen with appliances, dining room, living room and semi-furnished foyer. Hardwood floor AND carpeting. Dishwasher and electric heat.   Located less than five-minute walk from North Amherst Center bus stop on North Pleasant street. Bus stop is serviced by 31, 33 and 45. the 31 stops right at Amherst college. Less than five minute walk from 24 hour cumberland farms, pizza shop, laundry facilities and liquor store. 10 minute walk from scenic puffers pond.   Roommate owns a kitten that lives at this property.  Sublet would extend from June 1 through the end of December. kkenny@umass.edu (posted 3/6/2017)

South Amherst   Beautiful, sun-filled home - 100 yards back from the street, squarely in the middle of two acres, mostly lawn. You have to try hard to see any neighbors through the foliage. Views of the Holyoke Range to the south and west with abundant light and gorgeous sunsets. A spacious south and west deck just above ground offers a choice of bright sun or shaded relaxation (with hammock and gas grill). An open 1st floor plan gathers kitchen, dining area and living room with cathedral ceiling. A den/TV room and small office are off the LR. The 2 full baths and 4 bedrooms are laid out as follows: bathroom/laundry off hall, 1st floor; one half flight up is a bedroom with queen bed; another half flight is 2nd bedroom with queen, as well as the 2nd bathroom, master bedroom with king bed, and a loft/office area; another half flight is the 4th bedroom with a queen futon, and doubles as a meditation space. Central air recently installed. There is a carpeted studio outbuilding that offers a quite retreat space. Atkins Farms Country Market and Hampshire college are 1.5 miles and downtown Amherst is 3.8 miles. House is available from mid-June into or through September (specific dates to be negotiated) at $2750+utilities/month. Will send pictures if interested. Contact: Stuart Bicknell [413-237-7804]  rsbicknell@gmail.com or  sbicknell@deerfield.edu (posted 2/20/17)

 A two bedroom apartment at 6 Salem Place will be available in April,2017.  It has 2 1/2 bathrooms.  Laundry is located in the basement.  Very spacious.  Walk distance to down town.  Please contact Connie Gao at 917 628 0162 or email: mmdoliver@gmail.com (posted 2/20/17)

Two-family home close to Amherst College, on Taylor Street, which has two units available for rent starting June 1.  Lease runs June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018  Apartment 1: 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, includes washer and dryer, off-street parking, and more. $2100/month. Large living room, huge kitchen, walk to college and town. Great sized bedrooms. 65 Taylor Street, Amherst. Contact Josie at Email: taylorstreetamherst@gmail.com.

Apartment 2: 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, , includes washer and dryer, off-street parking, and more. $1750/month. Bright and spacious living room, large eat-in kitchen, great location. 65 Taylor Street, Amherst. Contact Josie at Email: taylorstreetamherst@gmail.com. (posted 2/16/17)

South Amherst   Beautiful, sun-filled home - 100 yards back from the street, squarely in the middle of two acres, mostly lawn. You have to try hard to see any neighbors through the foliage. Views of the Holyoke Range to the south and west with abundant light and gorgeous sunsets. A spacious south and west deck just above ground offers a choice of bright sun or shaded relaxation (with hammock and gas grill). An open 1st floor plan gathers kitchen, dining area and living room with cathedral ceiling. A den/TV room and small office are off the LR. The 2 full baths and 4 bedrooms are laid out as follows: bathroom/laundry off hall, 1st floor; one half flight up is a bedroom with queen bed; another half flight is 2nd bedroom with queen, as well as the 2nd bathroom, master bedroom with king bed, and a loft/office area; another half flight is the 4th bedroom with a queen futon, and doubles as a meditation space. Central air recently installed. There is a carpeted studio outbuilding that offers a quite retreat space. Atkins Farms Country Market and Hampshire college are 1.5 miles and downtown Amherst is 3.8 miles. House is available from mid-June into or through September (specific dates to be negotiated) at $2750+utilities/month. Will send pictures if interested. Contact: Stuart Bicknell [413-237-7804] or sbicknell@deerfield.edu (posted 2/13/17)

PRIVATE HOUSE for rent in Spring 2017 semester.   Immediate occupancy.  $2100/month + utilities. Unique house for nature lovers on 2+ acres in Shutesbury woods. 4.5 miles from Amherst center. 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 2300 square feet living area.  Contemporary design. Open floor plan. 3 levels.  Cathedral ceilings. Custom windows with treetop views.     Skylight in master bedroom.  Oak floors. 3 fireplaces. Extra large eat-in kitchen. Formal dining room.  First floor W/D. Game room. Large new deck overlooking babbling brook. Trails for skiing, hiking, biking.  Walk-out basement finished as family room / apartment / teen retreat.  Circular driveway. Amherst Regional schools. 5-college area: UMass, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College.  See SabbaticalHomes.com for photos. Showing by owner: Howard A. Peelle, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, hapeelle@educ.umass.edu, (413) 259-1593 (home), (413) 244-1894 (cell). (posted 1/30/16)

Summer subletting mid-May to August available in Crestview apartments (995 North Pleasant street, North Amherst). Two bedroom + one bathroom as well as an open space delegated to the kitchen (newly renovated) and living room. Communal porch. The apartment is ONE MINUTE away from the North Village and Crestview bus stops. UMass campus is .6 miles away- a mere 15 minute walk. Furnishings are negotiable. Crestview apartments is a quiet and peaceful living community that is bordered by Hobart and Puffton, as well as Presidential and North Village apartments. FREE parking space directly on the premise is included. Rent is $1,250 per month + utilities. If you are interested, please contact me at kamber@umass.edu and we can discuss pictures and visits alike. (posted 1/30/16)

Summer Sublet June-August 2017: 1 bedroom available for sublet on 159 Old Belchertown Road, Amherst Unit C. Rent is $537 (individual). There are a total of 4 bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen and a full bathroom. All utilities are included in the rent except for laundry and wifi. There is parking, but there is a bus route right across the street from the house that goes into Amherst Center (30 second walk to bus stop).  For more information or any questions please contact Sophia Hall at skhall@umass.edu. (posted 1/23/17)

Looking for 1 quiet student, grad student or working professional to share a 3 bedroom apt in North Amherst.   Room is available June 1st. With an early move in mid May $710 for room with utilities included. Newer 3-bedroom/ 1 bath apartment in a quiet neighborhood, just a short walk to Puffer's Pond and numerous hiking trails. Only a 1/2 mile from Cushman Market and bus stop also 1.5 miles to UMASS.  Please email: phoenix420sail@gmail.com if interested thank you. (posted 1/10/17)

134 Tracy Circle, Amherst MA 01002 Classic well maintained ranch home located in Amherst less just a few miles from campus. The house is ideal for graduate students or faculty and their families. Recently renovated, the home has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, wood floors, new energy efficient windows, basement with washer, dryer and pool table, 1 car attached garage, vinyl siding, a large deck and big back yard. Wonderful neighborhood close to public transportation and good schools. Pets ok with pre-approval. Utilities included: water/ sewer, trash, lawn care. $1800 per month. References required. Call Alison at 805-276-8207. (posted 1/10/17)

57 E Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002   Furnished two bedrooms with two bathrooms, This unit features a full kitchen, two bathroom, large livingroom with a 42'' flat screen television mounted on the exposed brick wall. The Bedroom has a queen sized bed, as well as an ihome radio/alarm clock.  Complimentary wifi internet and basic cable included in rental  Rent: $1200   contact: josephpacker@outlook.com  phone number: 2242449492 (posted 1/5/17)

Mount Holyoke College

Stunning bright two-bedroom duplex in South Hadley Falls with access to the Connecticut River. Recently remodeled. Spacious open floor dining room, huge kitchen, living room, sun room, 1 1/2 bathrooms, two bedrooms, balcony with river views. Huge clean basement (high quality LG washer/dryer can be purchased from former tenant), lots of closet and storage space. Shiny wooden floors in living and dining area. Incredible river views, huge yard with boat dock. A wonderful landlord who takes care of everything (including snow shoveling). Lots of opportunity for gardening. Very nice quiet neighbors. Availability flexible between June 1-June 15th (ideally June 5th).  $1200/month. Pictures at https://goo.gl/photos/1d2ofMCtNPvkgisbA. The sphere lamp is up for sale as well as some furniture.  Email croeder@mtholyoke.edu.(posted 4/17/17)

 I am looking for a responsible mature FEMALE to share a home with my 29 year old son who is a musician with mild disabilities (high functioning autism). He attends Berkshire Hills Music Academy in South Hadley and is very independent, takes the bus to school 5 days a week and does his own cooking, grocery shopping and laundry.   RENT and UTILITIES and WIFI are FREE in exchange for being in the apartment at night and helping him with transportation to the grocer store every 10 or so day. He may also needs rides to the school on days when the weather is bad and/or buses are not in service. Therefore you must have a car. It is a plus if you can provide him with some guidance and companionship as well.   You will have your own spacious room on the second floor of the apartment which is part of a lovely new housing complex in South Amherst, 2.8 miles from Amherst Center right off route 116.   Move in date is June 1, 2017 with some flexibility around the exact date.   For more information contact Jan Perley at janperley@msn.com, text me at 617-233-9339 or call me at 617-864-8591. (posted 2/16/17)

I am a property owner in Granby Mass,with a single family home available for rent. The property is located at 249 Chicopee Street in Granby. The house is a two bedroom ranch on over an acre of property. Also has one newly renovated Bathroom & kitchen with appliances, finished basement (with extra third room), pellet stove, large shed, private driveway, new siding,new windows, solar panels & personal well so there is no water bill. Electric cable & phone would be the only out of pocket utilities.  My husband & I have always maintained this home very well. Unfortunately he passed away unexpectedly two years ago & I currently live back at my parents, home also in Granby. I would greatly appreciate any word of mouth to your professional team if anyone might be interested in renting my home. I would like to lease yearly. I would require first, last & security. I am currently asking for $1700.00 a month, but negotiable to discuss options with any interested parties. Please contact Cherie at 413-250-9053 for more information. (posted 1/23/17)

Large, light filled, furnished room for rent in South Hadley,  May 1, 2017.  This room has been happily occupied by a MHC professor for two years.  He has a post elsewhere next year.  This is a quiet, quality, apartment complex with large rooms and hardwood floors, lots of closet space and some deep storage available.   Shared bath and kitchen.  Less than three miles to campus.  I am a professional with a 9-5.  $590.00, all utilities and parking included.  Please email me if you would like to see pictures. Thank you.  Contact:  Lisa @ (413) 657-8091 (posted 1/12/17)

I am looking to rent one or two rooms in a single family home in South Hadley, down the street from Mt. Holyoke College. Both rooms are located on the second floor with a bathroom and living room space. Kitchen and downstairs living area would be shared. The home is currently occupied by myself, a professional female in my late 20s and my 8 year old dog, Morgan. Animals are definitely welcome (yet subject to Morgan's approval).   Rent is dependent on whether or not one or both of the rooms are occupied. If both rooms were occupied, rent would be $550, including utilities and internet. If one room was occupied, rent would be $1,000, including utilities and internet. First, last and security are negotiable, however, a one year commitment is request.  Both rooms are available immediately. If interested, please contact Kayla at 817ktaylor@gmail.com or 413-531-3237. (posted 1/3/16)


Smith College

Seeking grad student (or responsible undergrad) to sublet spacious 2 BR apartment in huge, old farmhouse in Whately, up the hill from Northampton (15 mins to center) on beautiful 13 acre property. The apartment has tons of natural light. Available June 1- August 10th (a week earlier or later also doable) Rent is normally $860, all included. I am asking $600 because I am offering a discount for cat care: I have a Siamese cat who needs a feline-loving human to live with during that time. No cable. WIFI available. Laundry machines in basement. Air conditioner available. please contact: jereino@spanport.umass.edu (posted 4/25/17)

$1950 Fully-Furnished Single Family Home in Quiet Neighborhood  5 Blackberry Lane, Northampton, MA  This is a unique offering in Northampton -- a fully-furnished single-family home at the end of a quiet, dead-end street, on a tranquil 1/3rd of an acre.  This cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house offers easy access to everything Northampton has to offer: five minutes to Smith College,  two minutes to Cooley Dickinson Hospital,  seven minutes to Calvin Theater.  The property backs up to the bike path.  There is a full basement for storage, including a washer and dryer.  The kitchen and bathroom were recently renovated.  The house features hardwood floors throughout and a tiled sunroom. Private driveway for off-street parking.  There is ample closet space in each bedroom.  Included in rent: lawn care, snow removal, wireless internet.  No smoking, small pets negotiable.  Monthly Rent: $1950 Flexible availability between 8/1/17 and 9/1/17, with hopes for a one-year or academic year lease.  First, last, and security due at lease signing.  Contact information: Joe Martinez joe.c.mart@gmail.com or 203-249-0068 (posted 3/27/17)

 Looking for a graduate student or faculty to share my home in Greenfield. Available is a large bedroom, share the rest of the house, 2 car garage, storage, hottub, small gym, large yard and very private.  Call or text at 413-275-3785.  Rent $750 includes everything.

 Available September 2017 - June 2018.  Lovely 3-bedroom, 2 bath home in Haydenville.  We are advertising our fully furnished home for Sabbatical housing for the 2017-2018 school year. Our Haydenville home is beautifully situated on a cleared hill on 7 acres of woods and field 8 miles from Northampton Center.  Haydenville is part of the charming New England village of Williamsburg, Massachusetts.  The house is adjacent to protected Audubon Society lands.  A stream borders our property; there's wonderful walking and Mountain Biking; hiking areas within a few minutes' drive with waterfalls or river.  In our town (2 miles from the house and bike-able) is a full service market; wonderful library; bank; pharmacy/hardware store, gas station; and a few restaurants. There is a small lake with beach 5-10 minutes from our home, and a large, beautiful lake for swimming and canoeing 15 minutes away.  We are one hour's drive from the Berkshires.  Boston is two hours East; N.Y.C. is 3 1/2 hours south. Our home is very picturesque.  Our renovated upstairs has a large master bedroom with cherry floors; a second bedroom also with fine wood floors, and a full bath.  Downstairs, with the exception of a third bedroom ( or guest room), is a mostly open floor plan, with living room with piano and wood stove fireplace; spacious sunroom with dining area  and window seat overlooking field and woods;  a separate office area; kitchen with appliances; another full bath with old-fashioned claw-foot tub adjacent to the guest bedroom which also has a T.V. and VCR/DVD; stereo (extra speakers in the kitchen) and another desk area with computer.  Our mudroom leads out back where there is also a one-room guest cabin.  Out front is a large front porch for sitting and enjoying the peace of nature.  We can clear rooms of most personal belongings.  We also can offer our 2-car garage. Rent is $2,500 monthly plus utilities, and includes lawn care, plowing, and town sticker for trash disposal.   Please contact Laura Pravitz at laura.pravitz@verizon.net for more information.  (posted 2/20/17)

3 bedroom fully furnished home in a quiet neighborhood, close to downtown Greenfield, $1,600/mo. My wife and I will be out of the country from February to July, but availability is flexible. It is about a 30min drive to Smith campus and a car can be available for use if needed. There is plenty of private parking available.  Please email tkblanken@gmail.com, or call / text 508 688 4809, and see our listing for more details...http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=109917 (posted 1/10/17)