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Front yard in early summerBird bath made of local stone
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Classic New England Cape Cod style house in beautiful setting. Only minutes from the village of Shelburne Falls, two "scenic byways", Great bicycling, and quiet walks and/or hikes. Guest room is nicely decorated with comfortable full size bed and a big bay window overlooking gardens and hills beyond. Private full bath across the hall/living room.

The space

The bright, nicely decorated guest room is in a traditional Cape Cod style house built in 1991 though often mistaken for being much older.

Guest access

The guest room is right off the front hall/entry. You're welcome to use that entrance or our usual entry at the kitchen. A private full bath is across the front hall/living area. You're welcome to use the yard and enjoy the gardens as well as our cozy porch for morning coffee..

Interaction with guests

Coffee and tea provided. We're not permitted to provide food. I'll generally be around during your stay to help with suggestions and directions to the many attractions in the area.

Other things to note

Shelburne Falls is five minutes away. A very quaint village with artist galleries and studios, the Trolley Museum, as well as a number of very good restaurants/cafes, some with live music. There's also the Bridge of Flowers and the Glacial Potholes.

Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $21 AUD
Security Deposit $686 AUD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

The house is generally pretty quiet and we respect everyone's space and expect the same in return, including "quiet time" after 10:00 PM. On the other hand we're quite sociable and are happy to offer suggestions for your stay in the area. We have a big, friendly dog but do not accept visiting pets. There is absolutely no tobacco use, "vapes" and e-cigs included, allowed on the property. We do not have cable TV but we do have Wi-Fi and your welcome to relax and enjoy the yard with it's beautiful flower gardens. Note: We require a minimum two nights stay on holiday weekends.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Big friendly dog
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

46 Reviews

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Jenny User Profile
October 2017
Jim’s place is very clean. Love the quietness and his lovely dog! Wish I have more time to play with this friendly dog. Thank you for hosting me, Jim

Nadine User Profile
October 2017
Jim and Cooper, the amazing and very friendly dog, are great hosts and a big thanks again Jim, for making us feel so comfortable in your house and the great coffee/ tea in the morning. Everything was great. :-) We had a very nice chat about this and that. Summing it up, we highly recommend to stay at Jim's house if you're looking for a beautiful private room and a host who is making your stay as good as it could be. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks a lot for our great stay in your house.

Hannelie User Profile
October 2017
Very beautiful and comfortable home and surroundings, lovely town, central for traveling in New England. Jim is a very gracious host and Cooper is the cutest and most lovable dog ever.

Colette User Profile
October 2017
Very easy to access, great location with great views and close to town. Very comfortable and relaxing. Would recommend to everyone.

Gwen User Profile
September 2017
A beautiful comfortable home with lovely gardens to enjoy! Nearby Shelburne Falls is a joy! Jim is a flexible, welcoming and informative host along with his sidekick Cooper! Very relaxing and impeccably clean surroundings!

Donald User Profile
September 2017
Jim's home is extremely comfortable, charming, and clean. I felt right at home and totally put at ease. The location is also perfect: close to town, yet remote enough to be quiet and peaceful. Cooper the super friendly dog is just the icing on the cake! I would be delighted to stay at Jim's home again if I get the chance.

Kat User Profile
September 2017
Jim was an exceptional host - very responsive and accommodating of our schedule. His house is pristine and beautifully sited - very close to downtown Shelbourne and its attractions!

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Jim User Profile

Divorced father of a Middlebury college sophomore. Cabinetmaker/owner of a small business.
Avid reader
health conscious
Neat, responsible and considerate of others

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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