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Amherst Massachusetts 01002 United States of America

Listing # 138172

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Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2020

Rent or exchange our home in Amherst, MA, for house in Orange County, CA

We want to rent and/or exchange our home in Amherst, Massachusetts, from September 2020 to August 2021; and we want to rent/exchange for a house rental in Orange County, CA, for the spring semester 2021. Note that we we want to rent out our house in Amherst, MA, for a year if possible and we want to rent a house in OC for the spring semester 2021. The dates are somewhat flexible and we can either exchange houses or rent separately.
1. Our fully furnished house in Amherst is on 4 acres in a former apple orchard (very tranquil!). It adjoins conservation land and the large LR, DR, and most BRs have gorgeous views of meadows, forest, and distant hills. The house has a 2-car garage, swimming pool, renovated kitchen with modern appliances, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 2 studies/offices. Pets are welcome. The house is 10 minutes drive from the center of Amherst, 15 from Northampton, 30 minutes from Springfield, and 2 hours from Boston.

2. We'd like to rent our Amherst home separately--or exchange it--for a home in Orange County, California, preferably in or near Huntington Beach. We need a house in OC for the spring semester 2021, roughly late January to early June 2021. We'd like a 2-3 br house in a quiet neighborhood, preferably near the coast. Please contact us at mjk3@columbia.edu.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, June 6, 2020 until Sunday, August 1, 2021
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We'd prefer renting for the entire period June 202-August 2021 but would consider six month rentals.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Amherst
Postal Code - State or Province 01002 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords South Amherst
Closest University Amherst College
University nearby University of Amherst; Hampshire College; Smith; Mt. Holyoke

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach

State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
near the coast
Closest University
UC-Irvine; OCC; etc.

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, January 23, 2021 until Saturday, June 5, 2021

Rental Price:

USD 3500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Sub Urban Environment

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I'm a retired professor of political science from Columbia University. My teaching and research focused on Western Europe and the United States, with a thematic focus on political economy.

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