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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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College Owned Sublets

Amherst College

Summer and fall sublet / large 2-bedroom in Amherst. Beautiful, spacious and quiet apartment available from end of June 2016 until end of January 2017. One very large bedroom, one smaller one (ideal for a study), a big kitchen and huge living room with wood panels. Windows everywhere, and tons of natural light. Garden in the back. Ideally located 4 minutes walk to Amherst College’s campus; 8 minutes walk to downtown Amherst. Outdoor parking spot available. The apartment is minimally furnished with design pieces. Rent: 1030 dollars per month, utilities paid by tenant (the rent is negotiable if the sublet is for the whole period). Email Raphael at rsigal@amherst.edu (posted 4/27/16)

 Beautiful fully furnished 2-bedroom 19th-century apartment (part of a very large house) available for sublet in June, July, and August 2016 (could possibly be extended about a week on either side).  Rent is $950/month plus electricity (usually about $40/month without extensive A/C use).  Deposit of one month’s rent.  The house is in walking distance to Amherst and Amherst College (5 mins walk to campus, 10 to the town center).  Rent is drastically below the market rate.  In short, this is an amazing apartment and an amazing deal.  The apartment has two bedrooms (one king and one queen bed) and a full bath upstairs; the downstairs has a very spacious living room with wood paneling, wood floors, and original bay windows, a large dining room with wood floors, a kitchen, an office nook, a mud room, and a half bath.  There is a dishwasher, washer/dryer (in basement), a huge front/back yard with massive lawns (shared), a front porch (shared) and a back porch (not shared) with a barbecue (propane), lawn furniture, and off-street parking.  Ample kitchenware and other amenities, and the possible use of two bicycles (one men’s, one women’s).  A/C window unit is available for an upstairs bedroom for the occasional hot night.  Limited but functional wireless access (please inquire for further details and options).  The apartment, owned and maintained by Amherst College, is adjacent to the golf course and to trails leading to the newly-repaved rail trail.  The other tenants are Amherst faculty.  No smoking or loud noise (out of consideration for the neighbors), please.  We prefer mature professionals only (i.e. not suitable for students).  For further inquiries and pictures, please email: cvandenberg@amherst.edu (posted 4/26/16)

Mount Holyoke College

No postings at this time. To post your property please send a detailed email to rhd@amherst.edu

Smith College

I am looking for a tenant for a large, sunny, furnished 1-2 bd 900 sqft apartment for the 2016-17 academic year.  It is the top floor of a three-story house and includes large eat-in kitchen, bathroom, a small deck that fits a little table, and three large rooms.  Currently only one room is being used as a bedroom but another room has a fold-out full sofa bed, so the apartment could work for a couple, a single person, or a pair of roommates.  The house is a few minutes walk from the Smith College campus and a five-minute walk from downtown Northampton.  Coin-operated laundry in basement (also tons of storage in basement), nice yard, quiet neighborhood.  No smoking please.  Rent is $1275/month plus utilities.  Heat and hot water are included, as is  snow shoveling and yard maintenance which is provided by Smith College.  Availability: August 1 2016 to July 1st 2017.  Pictures available on request.  Contact: ksoper@smith.edu (posted 4/26/16)

Local Properties

Amherst College

We are buying a house so are moving out of our rental. The rental will be available beginning June 15. The landlord asks that a lease be signed through July 31, 2017 (a year and 1.5 months) since you will essentially be taking over the last 1.5 months of our lease.   The property is a house but is divided into 2 apartments. Our upstairs neighbor has always been quiet and respectful. The location is perfect for anyone associated with UMass, Amherst College, or Hampshire College as it is on the 38 bus line. It is also a nice bike ride away from the campuses.   We are planning on selling our washer/dryer when we move, but can negotiate if you do not have your own.  The rent is $1250/month. No undergrads. Pictures available upon request. alashley@amherst.edu (posted 4/27/16)

I'm subletting my one room (9'6" X13')  in a 4 bedroom apartment townhouse from June 1st to August 28th (3 months). On 22 high street, Amherst, MA 01002.  All my roommates (all male) are graduate students at UMass. The rent is $475 a month and your part in paying utilities (Cable, high speed internet, gas, electronic) would be no more than $75. So all inclusive ~$550 at most. There are a total of 4 bathrooms. The lay out of the townhouse: two bedroom downstairs with full shared bath (standing shower), common area on main floor with a half bath, and upstairs has two bathrooms and two bedrooms. The room I am offering is downstairs - this would be the more comfortable, cooler room for the summer months. Backyard is sizable with propane grill available for outside activities.  Common area is furnished (dining table, couches, 40" LED TV, etc..) The apartment is located 2 blocks from Amherst Center (approximately 5 min walking distance) and is RIGHT NEXT TO a 30 PVTA bus line (30 second walk to bus stop, this unit is the closest to the bus stop). This bus line will take you into downtown, through UMass campus, and up to Puffton Village. There's parking available on site and coin operated washer and dryer. Recycle friendly as well. If you want to take a look at the apartment, just shoot me a text (601-447-5815) or email me at jthanhly09@gmail.com.(posted 4/26/16)

South Amherst  Beautiful, sun-filled home - 100 yards back from the street, squarely in the middle of two acres, mostly lawn. You have to work 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 deck just above ground offers a choice of bright sun or shaded relaxation (Weber Q gas grill). An open 1st floor plan gathers kitchen, dining area and living room. A den/TV room and small office are off the LR. The 2 full baths and 4 bedroom are laid out as follows: bathroom 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, now used as a meditation space and easily converted into bedroom. There is an outbuilding carpeted studio that offers a quite retreat space. Atkins Farms Country Market and Hampshire college are 1.5 miles and downtown Amherst is 3.8 miles. This house is available from June 18 through Sep. 5 at $2750/month. Stuart Bicknell  [413-237-7804] (posted 4/26/16)

 Summer Sublet June-August 2016: 1 bedroom available for sublet on 156 Old Belchertown Road, Amherst. Rent is $525 (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. There is parking, but there is a bus route right across the street from the house that goes into Amherst Center.  For more information or any questions please contact Sophia Hall at skhall@umass.edu. (posted 4/22/16)

 Looking for 2 grad students, professionals or responsible mature students to share a 3 bedroom apt in North Amherst. Available September 1st with flexible move in date. > Must see, like new, 3-bedroom/ 1 bath apartment in quiet neighborhood, just a short walk to Puffer's Pond and numerous hiking trails. Only a 1/2 mile from Cushman Market and 1.5 miles to UMASS. > This is the second floor apartment of a duplex with 2 entrances, 1 off the main road and one from the deck. The apartment will be furnished with exception of the 2 bedrooms available. > Amenities include: > *Heat, AC, electric, water, sewer, snow removal, lawn care, storage shed all included. > * Solar powered. > *Brand new central AC and heating System. > *Kitchen with dish washer and tile floor. > *Your own washer/dryer in bathroom. (free laundry) > *Oak wood floors throughout. > *Cathedral ceilings and contemporary style > *House is located in a peaceful, park-like setting, with large, open, sunny yard. > *Ample off street parking. Plenty of closet space in bedrooms. > * Deck and storage shed space available > * No smoking on premise. > * First/Last month, plus security deposit required. (posted 4/19/16)

House for rent in a country wooded setting, near bus route or 10 minute drive to Amherst center.  1350 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms, one bath, open kitchen to dining and living area and additional room for in-home office with separate entrance.  Single level with wood pellet and/or electric heat. Gardening possible. Wild grapes and a few young fruit trees planted. Outdoor 12x12 storage building.  Appliances include combo washer/dryer.  Tenants responsible for all utilities and lawn care.  Pets negotiable.  $1500/mo.    Please e-mail inquiries to beaulieu.business@gmail.com  (posted 4/11/16)

We are offering a large, beautiful, skylit room (2 roof-windows) on the 3rd floor of a cooperative home. We are looking for people who are open to sharing not just common living space, but aspects of family life, as well. The room has views of the town! Bathroom (which also has venting skylight) is shared with one other housemate. Downtown Amherst, on-site/off-street parking (no permit needed), WiFi and all utilities included (except telephone and TV), on-site laundry. Use of deck, hot tub, bike/misc. storage. 10-minute walk to UMass campus, 3-minute walk to all major bus routes.  RENT: $700/month, inclusive. Month-to-month rental. First month's rent due upon moving in.  NOTE: We must meet any prospective housemates face-to-face before making a decision. We would prefer to meet you face-to-face (as you probably would, too), but we could consider an extended Skype conversation, too, if you can't come into Amherst to meet. Contact:  alex.m.kent@gmail.com (posted 4/11/16)

Large upstairs bedroom in grad student house within easy walking distance to UMass.  Sublet dates: June 01-Aug 30. Preferred move in date: May 20.  Features: -Queen-sized bed, mattress and fold-out sleeper couch -Peaceful, quiet space with natural light from windows and skylight, view onto large backyard  -2 closets, large desk, chest of drawers, bookcase and private bathroom upstairs -Access to modern kitchen, washer/dryer, living room, garden and large backyard with deck -$600 Includes all utilities including high speed internet connection, washer/dryer -15 minute walk through wooded nature path to UMass, the 33 bus is a one minute walk away, the 34/35 bus eight minutes, the 30/31 bus ten minutes. One time refundable security deposit of $100.  Contact: Shastri 413-325-394. (posted 4/11/16)


Summer Sublet: I am subletting a 3 bedroom house on 38 south east street, Amherst. Rent will be 450 a person (negotiable). It has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Rooms are very spacious. Ideal move in would be June 1- mid August. Free parking in our lot and there is a bus stop across the street. For more information please contact Zinani Harriott at zharriott@umass.edu (posted 4/7/16)

Comfortable and spacious home in a quiet, wooded neighborhood surrounded by open fields and farm land — available Sep 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 (end date negotiable). 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, living, dining, kitchen+breakfast area, large outdoor deck, basement gym. Amenities include washer & dryer, dishwasher, air-conditioning, wood stove. Easy, ten-minute commute by car or bicycle to UMass Amherst; 15 minutes to Amherst College. House comes fully furnished. Rental rate includes reduction for cat sitting for friendly but shy cat (owners will cover all pet-related expenses). Monthly rent $2,000; tenant pays for utilities. See full listing at https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/Home_Rent_House_Rental_House_Sitting_Hadley_Massachusetts_United_States_of_America_103250.htm (posted 4/5/16)

Short term summer rental -- available June 1, 2016 - August 21, 2016 (minimum stay of 3 nights). Lovely  contemporary home filled with natural light on ¾ acre in Amherst Woods. 3 bedrooms and 1 study and 3.5 baths, living room (with baby grand piano), dining room, kitchen, study area with large wrap-around desk on balcony, finished walkout basement with exercise equipment. Walking distance to Amherst conservation area and bike path. Deck and garage. Our Amherst home is in Amherst Woods (on Wildflower Drive, Amherst) close to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (4 miles), Amherst College (4 miles) and Hampshire College (3.5 miles) as well as Smith College (10 miles) and Mount Holyoke College (10 miles). It is a ½ mile walk to the bus stop. Air-conditioning, wireless internet, cable TV.  Daily rate (minimum 3 nights) is $250/night. Weekly rate is $1487/week. Photos and additional details at:  https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=94538 Contact Paula at monaco@psych.umass.edu.  (posted 3/28/16)

Hello, I am looking to sublet my apartment for Summer 2016. Its a terrific deal as it very cheap for a very well kept and pretty space. It is a four bedroom located about 8 minutes from Amherst Center, so it is a reusable distance from all three colleges.  Single Bedrooms are available. It is very clean and neat, the appliance are new. It has a full kitchen with all amenities (stove, oven, fridge, dishwasher etc). It also has a washer and dryer in unit. It has hardwood floors. The bathroom is large with a shower/tub. It is four bedrooms of differing sizes and a spacious living room and a small yard.  It will be freshly painted and deep cleaned by June 1st. Trash pick up is included in rent. Utilities are not, but electricity is generally very cheap (20-25 dollars a month) and water is included. It is the bottom floor of a two story house. The upper story has another apartment with three girls who are all very quiet. The landlord is very friendly and will help with any problems. There are parking spaces for four cars. I am looking for someone to sublet a room from June 1st- Agust 15th, or really anywhere in between. I am open to a one or two month sub letter, or someone who needs to stay until September 1st. Rent is $425-$550 depending on which room the subleter would prefer as some are larger than others. I am also open to a rent negotatian. Please contact me at christin2377@gmail.com or text or call (413)209-2494 my name is Christin Howard. (posted 3/24/16)

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 any time after classes end, but not later than the beginning of June.  Move out in August.  Possibility of extending next academic year if the arrangements are mutually satisfactory. Email smarglin@harvard.edu (posted 3/21/16)

 Rental: 65 Taylor Street (.5 (half) mile from Amherst College) Restored 4 Bedrooms, 1 full bath and 1 half bath, large eat in kitchen, large and sunny living room, full-sized washer and dryer, plus a mud room and foyer. Landlord provides snow removal, lawn care, water/sewer, garbage service. Room for one or two cars for off-street parking. Rent: $2000/month. Open house Sunday, Feb. 28 4-5pm. Email taylorstreetamherst@gmail.com for more information. (posted 2/29/16)

Rental: 65 Taylor Street (.5 (half) mile from Amherst College) restored 3 Bedrooms, 1 full bath, large eat in kitchen, large and sunny living room, full-sized washer and dryer, plus a study and a foyer for storage/coats. Landlord provides snow removal, lawn care, water/sewer, garbage service. Room for one or two cars for off-street parking. Rent: $1650/ month. Open house Sunday, Feb. 28 3-4pm. Email taylorstreetamherst@gmail.com for more information. (posted 2/29/16)

 1 Bedroom Apartment Available March 2016! Located at 615 Main Street in Aspen Chase Apartments. All utilities are included: heat, AC, water, electricity, internet, and cable. Bus stop for 30 and 45 right out front. Very close to downtown Amherst and UMass.  The new tenant will be taking over my lease. I have to leave the apartment early for a family emergency. The lease ends August 15th, with the option to renew. Monthly rent $1105 until August 15. Laundry facility on site. Willing to leave some furniture (futon sofa, some appliances and a bookshelf), only if you like. (posted 2/23/16)

I am the owner of a farmstead in Pelham. The house is about 15 minutes drive to Amherst Center. It is surrounded by fields and woods and has been meticulously restored by a master craftsman (me). All utilities and fixtures are new. All woodwork is hand made of local or original materials. A collection of photos can be seen on my website: rlgroves.com. I am looking for a responsible tenant who will treat the house gently.  There is a barn on the property which could be available.  Bob Groves 413.259.1200 (posted 2/17/16)

Walk to Amherst College from our guest house, available for short term stays.  $130 per night, accommodates two guests.  Located on Woodside Avenue, Amherst.  Modern barn built in 2015 with radiant floor heating, natural light, quiet with privacy from main house.  1250 square feet open space living with sitting area, dining room and queen sized bed.  Located next to the Amherst College football and athletic fields.  Easy walk to the main campus and to downtown Amherst.  hiamproperties@gmail.com (posted 2/1/16)

Amherst Center - Single Family Home for Rent - Available Mar/Apr - 3 BR, 2.5 bath.   Amherst Center Home for Rent in quiet, family friendly neighborhood: The home is within walking distance to UMass, Amherst College, Amherst Center, library, and restaurants. The street is full of families with about 18 kids from elementary school aged, through high school. Crocker Farm is the elementary school. Crocker also has a wonderful preschool program. The house is ~2200 sq.ft, all 3 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. The master bedroom has an en suite bath and there is also another full bath that the other 2 bedrooms share. Lots of closets, some walk-in. The first floor has a full size eat-in kitchen (electric stove), formal dining room, living room, office/study and half bath. Access to the deck is from the kitchen or dining room. There are hardwood floors throughout the home. The lower level is a partially finished walk-out basement. In the finished area there are 2 areas that can be used as a playroom/den, an office or family room. The other side of the basement has a storage room and the laundry area (washer/dryer included). Large backyard with a swing set and free standing "tree" house. The house is heated by oil. No pets, no smoking. Rent: $2600/mo, tenant pays all utilities, available for Mar/Apr move-in. (posted 1/27/16)

Hello,  I have a furnished house for rent that is available now until July 31. The house sits on 2/3 acre of lawn and trees. It has a living room, dining room, kitchen, one bedroom with king bed, bath, laundry room with washer and dryer, and screened porch.  There are two parking places off-street adjacent to the house.  It is quiet, clean and very comfortable.  All furniture, appliances, linens, dishes and amenities are included as well as water, gardener and snow removal of driveway.  It is  10 minutes from Amherst College.  The rent is $1475. Pictures attached. Please contact Carole at 310 247 1186 or cell 808 283 1449.  (posted 1/12/16)

Just renovated and available for rent immediately - 2 South Street, Montague, MA.  All new galley kitchen & newer appliances, all new full bathroom, refinished hardwood floors and new windows. Mudroom/entry room and lots of closet/shelving space. Full bathroom with new shower and more storage space. Owner occupied house provides an on-site handyman. Pictures located at http://westernmass.craigslist.org/apa/5389821134.html  Great location! Short walk from downtown, Montague BookMill, and trail systems. On the bus route and only 15 minutes from downtown Amherst and the Five College area - this Studio provides easy access to a very popular area without having to pay the inflated rent. This is a great space for a single person or a couple looking to be in a quiet and convenient spot.   Rental Specifics:  - Utilities are not included (electric baseboard heat, propane cooktop and oven, cable & internet, etc.) - No laundry facilities available in unit - No smoking in apartment - 1 off street parking spot (only room for 1 vehicle) - Plowing and landscaping included (can have a small garden if you want) - Well behaved pets (dog or cat only) accepted. Must be approved by landlord - Applicants must have excellent references and a good rental history - $800 First month and $800 one month security deposit required  This apartment never lasts long, especially since it has been renovated, so email/text/call to come to an open house ASAP. Thanks for looking!  Contact Jeff LaBombard labombardsullivan@gmail.com 413-687-7945 (posted 1/6/16)

Come live by the Quabbin! Conveniently located on Rt 202, just 7 miles from Amherst Center. Live within short walking distance of historic Pelham Town Hall and numerous hiking trails.  We are a young couple looking to rent the house adjacent to ours and our storefront (The Bower Studio). The rental house is completely private with two free reserved parking spaces.  Rebuilt in 1930 from one of the former Quabbin towns and updated in 2007, the house was given an extensive facelift Fall 2014. Fresh paint everywhere, a brand new oven/range, and cosmetic updates throughout.   The house has 1,600 sqft of living space with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths (full with shower only upstairs), eat-in kitchen, large living room with original hardwood floors and wood beams, and bonus room/common area upstairs. Washer and dryer hook-ups for a stacking unit in downstairs laundry/storage room. Closet and attic storage space. There is also a small private fenced yard off the living room and sectioned off front porch area at the front door. Back door off the kitchen is for emergency egress only as the lease does not include access to owner property.  Rent is $1000 per month, with 1 month rent and security (1 month rent) due upon signing. Utilities are extra. Heat is propane, with two heating zones (upstairs and downstairs), electric for everything else (working on getting solar approval). Water is well, sewage is septic (no cost). Trash pick-up is included. The house is wired for phone, DSL, and cable.   The house was originally built in 1910, with the upstairs likely having been an attic, so the upstairs ceilings are sloping and somewhat low. Because of this, it may be better suited to those under 6 feet tall.   $1000/month. Available Feb 1st. Non Smoking! Cats okay. Contact Vincent 703.973.1744  Photos available at http://westernmass.craigslist.org/apa/5373150854.html (posted 1/4/16)

Mount Holyoke College

Small house for rent near Mount Holyoke College. Furnished or unfurnished. Two bedroom, 1 & 3/4 bath, with large fenced-in yard, and attached one-car garage. Two-minute walk to MHC Upper Lake and a 15-minute drive to Amherst College. Lots of light and nice views, sits on one acre. Small but fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer in basement. Rent: $1,800, includes lawn care and snow removal, tenant pays utilities. No smoking/no cats. Dogs negotiable. First/Last month rent plus security deposit. Contact: deborahsharp@umass.edu or (413) 539-9156. (posted 4/26/16)

Summer sublet: beautiful one-bedroom apartment right next door to Mt Holyoke College. Available between May 1 - August 9. Fully furnished, tons of natural light, hardwood floors, huge sunroom overlooking college fields, clawfoot tub. Includes parking space. On the bus line for the R29, 38, and 39 buses (it's easy to get around without a car). $1000/mo. Email Bella at bellaweek@gmail.com. (posted 3/30/16)

 Large, very quiet room in large, light-filled and clean apartment in South Hadley Falls.  Hardwood floors, large closet, partially furnished (or not).  This attractive complex is well maintained with stable, longterm clientele.  Kitchen and bath share.  3 miles to campus.  Fragrance, cat, and t.v. free environment.  Available May 1, 2016 for summer or longer.  $565.00 a month covers everything.    I will send pictures upon request.  Call Lisa at (413) 657-8091 (posted 3/2/16)


Smith College

Spacious, fully-furnished apartment in Northampton available for summer sublet (exact dates negotiable). This is a two-level apartment located on the second and third floors of a recently renovated house located within easy walking distance of Smith campus and the YMCA. The master bedroom and bathroom are located on the top level. On the second floor, you'll find a large kitchen, cozy living room, sunny office, guest bathroom, and two more rooms that can be used as either additional bedrooms or offices. Hardwood floors throughout, with a carpeted master bedroom. Amenities include an in-unit washer/dryer, a dishwasher, and one off-street parking spot. There's also a backyard and porch with seating. Would be ideal for a couple or family. $1800/month + security deposit, not including utilities (gas, electricity, internet). Trash and recycling are included. There is a possibility of starting a full-year lease after the sublet ends. Please email mmaydanchik@amherst.edu if interested (posted 4/26/16)

SEEKING HOUSEMATE – SUMMER SEMESTER - 2016 Seeking graduate, faculty or professional individual who is quiet, clean and responsible to share large 2 bedroom, furnished apt. on 1st floor of 3 family home in downtown Northampton;  within walking distance of downtown Northampton, Smith College and on the 5-college bus route;  lovely yard, gardens and views. Rent is $750 including utilities.  Require 1st and last month’s rent plus security.  If interested, please contact Faye at fmfaith@aol.com and please put “housemate” in the subject line.  Photos are available upon request.  This share might be available into the 2017 school year if interested, but that is optional.


Studio Apartment, Williamsburg, MA  Large sunny second floor room with private entrance.  Large closet, new kitchenette, full bath, WiFi.  Located just outside of village center.  Seven miles to Smith College campus.  Two blocks to grocery market and library.  One block to catch bus to Smith.  Access to laundry room and porch. Parking space.  Available June 1 – end of August, possibly longer.   Rent: $700/month, utilities included.  Contact: Bob at rbuchele@smith.edu. (posted 4/5/16)

Summer sublet in Northampton center 2-bedroom (June-August) 700$/month  A beautiful Northampton 2-bedroom apartment, located off Market Street, seeks a summer subletter for one of the two bedrooms. The sublet is June through August. 700$/month not including utilities (gas, electricity, Internet). Trash, recycling, compost included (Pedal People).  The first-floor apartment has a spacious and sunny living room, huge and updated kitchen with dishwasher and garbage disposal unit. Hardwood floors throughout. The full basement has an energy-efficient washer/dryer for the unit and lots of storage space. One bathroom with full shower/bath. Front and back porches with seating. There is a grassy fenced-in backyard, shared with the upstairs tenants. Free off-street parking, and ample street parking for guests.     Total monthly rent is $1,400, rent is split between tenants for $700/each. The room for rent is the back bedroom, spacious and quiet with a mid-sized closet and two windows. All but your bedroom is furnished. Your roommate would be a woman in her mid-thirties who works full-time in human services. No smoking at all, and minimal drinking/partying. It's a quiet but friendly house. A lovely mid-sized dog also lives in the house, she is extremely sweet. We look forward to meeting and talking with you! (posted 2/25/16)

Beautiful, spacious and sunny 4BR, 2.5 bath colonial available on Petticoat Hill Rd in Williamsburg. 8 mi to Smith College, 15 mi to Amherst College and UMass Amherst. 0.5 mi to the Meekins Library, the Williamsburg Schools (PreK-6), public transportation, and restaurants. 1st floor foyer, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, pantry, washer and dryer hookups, and a half bath. Second floor comes with a master bedroom with walk-in closet, master bathroom, 3 other bedrooms, and a full bathroom. Large walk-up attic with plenty of storage space. Finished walk-out basement with a playroom, a home office, and an entry room. Private deck with seasonal mountain views. One-car garage and parking spaces for 4 cars. $1850/month. Utilities (heat and hot water, high speed internet, lawn, trash and snow, etc) are not included. Water and sewer are included. First, last, and security deposit. Contact owner at petticoat.hill@yahoo.com. Available immediately. (posted 2/23/16)

2 Bedroom home in Northampton cohousing community available to rent for 2016-2017 academic year.  Fully furnished, including Yamaha upright piano. House has two full baths, screened porch, bedroom on 1st floor, basement, friendly neighbors in warm, child-friendly community.  Use of common house, walking trails, etc. included.  First floor can accommodate a WC.  Located 2 miles from Smith, close to bike path. $1,500/month.  Pictures available upon request.  Contact: Kathleen Kelley, kelleykm@comcast.net, 413-584-0927, 413-588-4141. (posted 2/17/16)

Seeking COMMUTER professional ~ (for example, ADA Comstock scholar, employed graduate or PhD. student/pilot/airline crew/doctor/lawyer/visiting professor) for sunny & safe space. Must be clean and sober; neat and tidy for fully furnished unit & bedroom with ample closet space. One full bathroom, Free parking, no maintenance fee, no smoking, laundry in basement of building. Must be animal friendly and not allergic to cats. Will have full access to kitchen and fridge for your own cooking and food. OK to be vegetarian/vegan. Best to have own car but site is on PVTA bus route. Conveniently located across food plaza, dry cleaners, laundromat and office supply stores. No party events on premises allowed. 5mins by car to downtown Northampton and Smith campus. 20mins by bicycle to same locations. Vibrant 5 college community offers plenty of free cultural events. Must be open to a background check per Leasing Management office policy, if needed. Not needed if arriving on Mondays and leaving by Fridays. First and last month's rent due up front by cash or money order only. Can share photos of room and space via email, if applicable. Send phone number and intro/bio., if interested.  Kind Regards, TANIA HART 617.784.3779 (posted 2/11/16)