Bright and spacious, warm and colorful. Two quiet, comfortable, bedrooms with fresh sheets and comfy beds. Fine for children over 6 years of age.
Low allergen environment: no pets, no smoke of any kind and no vaping.
We are on Eastern Daylight Time. Messages should be sent between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. EDT only. We require a heads-up message alerting us to your arrival 90 minutes in advance.
Three adults maximum. Family reunions and wedding guests please book elsewhere.
Flooring is bamboo, with some area rugs.
Open area kitchen, dining and living room.
Bathroom is stocked with fluffy towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo and all other necessities. Hair dryer is in the bathroom dresser. Washer and dryer are two floors down and are meant for the whole house.
The suite includes a large porch furnished with chairs, a cafe table and a loveseat, with a sweeping view of North Adams, the Berkshire Mountains and the Mohawk Trail.
Bathroom is roomy and clean with both a fan and a window for fresh air. Full tub and shower with excellent water pressure, an abundance of towels, all necessities and plenty of hot water.
Kitchen has fridge, stove, toaster oven, blender, popcorn popper, pots, pans and vintage dishes, flatware, cooking tools, and linens. No dishwasher, no microwave.
You must ascend one staircase to access the suite. We are not suitable for those with mobility limitations.
Good cross breezes, no AC, heating is convection/electric and is controlled in the suite.
The TV gets basic cable but it is tiny, smaller than a computer screen. We do offer excellent wifi, fast enough for smooth media streaming, and expect you will be able to make use of the blue tooth speaker in the suite.
Send us a message on the Airbnb platform when you are 90 minutes away from arriving. We absolutely rely on that.
We use digital locks that take pass codes. Every pass code is unique to the user. You will receive yours on the day or your arrival. Once you're gone, the code will be removed. There are no keys to the house, everything is digital.
Interaction with guests
Flexible but minimal.
We are always available via email or the Airbnb app. We receive messages the moment you hit the send button. They always ring through on our phones. Please do not call us after midnight or before sunrise EDT.
Before you book you should know, we have stopped hosting wedding parties, wedding guests or any member of a wedding party, including photographers.
"Boys" or "Girls" weekends, concert gangs, bridesmaids, parties, people who are dipping their toes into the Airbnb experience because it's a cool thing to do and it looks like a bargain - no.
Please read Airbnb's article on paying cleaners a living wage. We do that.
Please leave the suite as you found it. Cleaning costs cover things like laundering linens, mopping floors, vacuuming rugs, washing toilets and the bathtub, doing windows, making beds, etc. The cleaning fee does not cover washing dishes or restoring order in the suite. Leave the furniture where it is.
We've set our nightly price low, this is a two bedroom apartment with a self-catered breakfast, full kitchen, private sitting room, dining room and porch for under $100 a night. That is not possible without breaking out the cleaning fee and making that fee realistic.
Other things to note
We work hard to keep the house flowing with happy, positive energy.
*Leave the house and the apartment as you found it.
Be nice to the animals who live in the neighborhood, we are on the edge of the forest and they consider our yard to be partly theirs, bunnies, skunks, groundhogs, possums, bats, squirrels, all bounce around from time to time, they're welcome here - same goes for the spiders and ladybugs, please let them live.
Tell us about anything that is not to your tastes, that comes as a surprise or that does not meet your needs while you are still at the house so we can fix it, and be brave, be honest, we're brave, we're honest. It's okay.
We seem to be a particularly good fit for European travelers, our sensibilities mesh well - this might be because of the time Steven spent in France, or because Stephanie's father lived for a decade in Yorkshire. Whatever the reason - that is a fact. Our European guests are always our happiest guests and in return, we love them and we do go out of our way to help them navigate the County.
We have hosted so many wonderful guests and we'd really like for that streak to continue.
Please send us a message on the Airbnb app when you are approximately 90 minutes from arrival.
Check in is 4:00 p.m at the earliest. Guests that need access to the suite between the hours of noon and 4:00 will need to book the night previous to their arrival day.
Please text when you check-out.
No wedding guests. We are not suited to your needs.
In general, we are not comfortable with groups - we're set up well for families but two couples traveling together will find the space tight and, to be frank, we have always found clean-up after these groups to be much more trouble than it's worth. (We're not a hotel and we don't want to be anyone's crash pad or party house) Please choose one of the many, many party friendly whole-house listings available to you where everyone can be happy, there are lots to choose from, you don't lose anything by finding someone who is a great fit for your needs.