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The Lazarus Center for Career Development obtains information contained in this site from a variety of sources, and makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the accuracy, or suitability of the data, information, and/or links to other sites contained within "The Housing Board" and assumes no legal liability for the information on this site. All content is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind.

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To submit an ad, email Charlene at cimes@smith.edu with a
BRIEF description (100 word max.) including date of availability, price, and contact information. Also, please indicate your Smith College affiliation in your email. Sorry, we cannot post pictures. Ads will remain on the board for 3 months.

Listings & Resources by Location

Western Massachusetts


  • House for Rent - Vernon Street, Northampton. Adorable English cottage, close to campus: 3 b/r , 2 bath, d/r, living room, study, kitchen, pantry. Separate Garage. Beautiful condition. Hardwood floors. Available September 1 for academic year or longer. This house may be rented either empty or partially furnished. $2400/month plus utilities. Call 202-489-4885 or sophyb@verizon.net (posted 7/2/15)

  • Easthampton Ma: Looking for a housemate starting fall 2015. Fully furnished room in a four bedroom house in Easthampton Ma. Ten minute drive to campus. Bike path 3 blocks away. 30 minute bike ride. Utilities provided include: heat, hot water, water, wifi, laundry and kitchen access. Parking spot in the driveway. I have a small dog. $600 a month. Graduate student preferred. shappylox@hotmail.com (posted 6/30/15)

  • Northampton/Florence - Fully furnished 2-bedroom first floor apartment located two miles from Smith. Academic year rental from September to end of May. House located on quiet cul-de-sac with private entrance through garage. Parking spaces available in driveway. Washer/dryer. Smith Ada grad lives upstairs with husband. Nice yard with private deck. Landlord takes care of trash, snow removal and yard. $1,300/mo with utilities included. References, first/last month and security deposit due on signing. Photos available. Contact Jacqueline (978-290-2185) or Tom (978-314-2386). Email: tunder@underwoodphoto.com (posted 6/22/15)

  • Three bedroom house in Florence (3 miles from campus) available Sept 1 - December 15. Remodeled kitchen, lovely side yard. One block from bike path, also one block from downtown Florence. Asking $1600/month, including gas/electric/washer dryer. References required. For information/photos, email aegiardina@comcast.net. (posted 5/26/15)
  • Very large, 3rd floor room less than one mile from the center of campus; very large walk-in closet; fully furnished. Hardwood floor. Available now through August 31. 81 Vernon Street. Off-Street Parking. Shared kitchen. Semi-private extra room off the bedroom. No air conditioning. Ceiling fan. Very large bathroom with clawfoot tub shared with one other person. $650/month, all utilities (WiFi) included. Contact Elizabeth Solaka 413-372-2802 or esolaka@gmail.com (posted 5/18/15)

  • 3-4 bedroom house; fully furnished and equipped - everything you need to move in. Great quiet street, big back yard, 3 porches. Walking distance to everything - from YMCA to restaurants to bike path to groceries. Lease start date is flexible but ideally no later than August 1. Minimum lease term is 6 months. Preference is for longer. $2300 plus utilities. No cats but dog negotiable. Please contact me at: cwsperry@yahoo.com (posted 5/14/15)

  • Available for June and July, dates flexible. A spacious, sunny, convenient two-bedroom apartment, $850, in Easthampton. Close to the Manhan Rail Trail bike path, hiking, Eastworks, and Platinum Pony. One bedroom with full sized bed, and second room that is a study but can be converted into a second bedroom. Prefer one person but will definitely consider two. Gorgeous view of Mount Tom. Perfect for a responsible student or alum. Convenient to everything! Sorry no pets or smoking. Contact serenity.place.15@gmail.com. (posted 5/4/15)

  • For Rent: Charming, well-equipped, fully furnished 3-bedroom home with deck and shaded yard, on the bus line, located next to UMA campus, for months of July-August. $1100 inclusive. Friendly adult cat (indoor/outdoor) will keep you company. No additional pets please. Children welcome. Price negotiable in exchange for lawn care/houseplant care. Please contact: stephanieshafran@gmail.com (posted 4/24/15)

  • Spacious four bedroom house one block from campus available for rental graduation weekend. Parking available, as well as kitchen, wifi and television, private yard, and plenty of space for additional sleeping. For more information or photos, contact adinthayer@gmail.net (posted 4/20/15)

  • Furnished room available June 1st to Labor Day. Located in Easthampton, MA. Five minute drive from campus. Bike path located directly off backyard. Thirty minute bike to campus. Mount Tom across the street for views and hikes. Large backyard with views of Connecticut River Ox Bow. Utilities are provided including electric, gas, water, sewer, wifi, laundry and kitchen access. Kitchen, laundry, 2 bathrooms and yard are shared with a family consisting of a husband, wife (graduate of SSW), 6 month old daughter, and friendly black lab. Parking spot in driveway. $700 per month, email Sarah at gillio.sarah@gmail.com graduate student preferred. (posted 4/16/15)

  • Northampton - Lovely spacious 2-BR (or 1-BR plus dining room) on 3rd floor, excellent condition, great light, lots of charm, beautiful wood floors, wood trim, nicely painted walls, huge walk-in closets. Living room with French doors, nice kitchen with newer appliances and d/w, sunny four-season sunroom makes great home office. Friendly side street and neighborhood. Shared yard, off-street parking, your own washer/dryer, efficient gas heat, replacement windows, well-maintained building. Year lease, good credit and references, and first, last, security required. Tenants responsible for all utilities; landlords pay trash, snow, lawn. No smoking, prefer no pets. June 1st. $1450. merylc777@gmail.com (posted 4/14/15)

  • Northampton - Beautiful 2+ BR on 2nd floor, a short walk to downtown restaurants and fun! Great light, lovely wood floors, fully renovated kitchen with dishwasher, two bedrooms, living room, dining room, light and spacious fully-insulated sunroom for home office or den. Your own washer/dryer, finished room in the basement for gym or storage. Newer appliances, replacement windows, efficient gas heat, ceiling fans, well-maintained building. Friendly side street and neighborhood. Shared yard, off-street parking. Tenant pays utilities; owner pays trash, lawn, snow. Year lease, first, last, security, and good credit and references required. No smoking, prefer no pets. July 1st. $1550 merylc777@gmail.com (posted 4/14/15)

  • FURNISHED BEDROOM. Northampton: 1/2 mile Smith & downtown. Available: mid-August or Sept. 1st. Short or long term: month-to-month basis. $700 ALL-INCLUSIVE RENT. One bedroom in a two bedroom apartment. Includes full-size bed, dresser, desk, shelves, and large closet. Two high-set windows and spring green wall paint. A simple and quiet environment. A 2nd larger room is available for $850. Rent includes heat, electricity, wifi, recycling/trash, filtered drinking water, basic supplies, household cleaning, onsite laundry, and parking. Pet-free, chemical-free, artificial fragrance-free. The apartment is 100% free from recreational alcohol, smoke, and drugs. Contact Maya: 413-552-9008 or mayaliebermann123@gmail.com (posted 4/10/15)

  • LARGE, newly painted, furnished room for rent: Single family, owner occupied home in Florence, very close to Smith Campus. Corner lot, very quiet neighborhood, adjacent to the nature conservation trails, beautiful hiking right in your backyard. Private bathroom, large kitchen area great for cooking, 2 separate living areas, washer/dryer, parking, deck and yard. $650/mo includes all utilities, cable and wireless Internet. Available August 15, 2015. Email rodinthinkin@gmail.com or call Lisa: 413-636-2545. (posted 4/8/15)

  • Furnished room available June1st. Room is located across from Childs Park, a short walk from Smith campus. The newly remodeled room has a full bath and a separate entrance, both with radiant floor heat. Utilities are provided including electric, gas, water, sewer, wifi, laundry and kitchen access. Kitchen, laundry, and yard are shared with a family consisting of a husband, wife, 18 year old daughter and two cats. On street parking is available and off street parking provided during snow removal. References and security deposit required. $650 per month, call 413-204-9880, graduate student preferred (posted 3/24/15)

  • Unique Rental Available 9/1/15 (Offered by Smith Alums). Live in Northampton’s historic Laurel Park, a charming community of individual Victorian Cottages in a tree-lined country setting, adjacent to Fitzgerald Lake Conservation area. 3.8 mi. from Smith and 1/4 mi from River Valley Market and Cafe (bus route) and I-91. Rent is for entire house, suitable for one person or couple. 1 bedroom, furnished, fully equipped kitchen, sunny porch. Rent (academic year) $730/month plus utilities. Sorry, no pets, no smokers. Contact: Mary Cowhey mcowhey@hotmail.com Tel. 413 584-8917 or Greg Kline gmk105@gmail.com Tel. 413 584-0172 (posted 3/24/15)

  • One and two bedroom apartments available in historic grand Victorian buildings on Bedford Terrace immediately adjacent to Smith College and one block to downtown. Mostly hardwood floors and lots of light. Appealing views. Kitchens and baths are simple but apartments offer lots of charm and perfect location. Rents vary by size from $850 - $1400 and include heat and hot water. Pets are permitted. Some units have laundry in building. Jordi Herold jordiherold@earthlink.net 413-587-4581  (posted 3/23/15)

  • Private room in quaint, historic New England home at 168 Ryan Road, Florence. Perfect accommodation for the Smith College or other professional looking for temporary accommodation. Comfortable double bed with heated mattress pad. Dresser, closet, three windows. 1.5 bath, home. One week min stay. Up to 2 months. Gorgeous gardens and tree-lined streets. The house is roomy enough for two and filled with curios, antiques and a calm, unobtrusive housecat. The home would be shared - interaction is inevitable but with two working people (tenant and host), would be somewhat limited. Use of kitchen, wifi, laundry. $140/wk, $550/month. call: Stephen 413 375 1057 (posted 3/23/15)

  • Furnished Room for Rent: Social Worker looking to rent to a Smith SW student for summer term. Single family, owner occupied home in Florence, 3 miles to Smith campus, on bike path and bus route. Bedroom with large closet and private bathroom, big eat-in-kitchen great for cooking, lots of open space, washer/dryer, storage, parking, yard. $650/mo includes utilities. We have two children, a dog and 2 cats. Sorry, no additional pets at this time. Available May 1st (negotiable). Contact Sarah Burnham, sarah.burnham@va.com (posted 3/9/15)

  • SHORT TERM RENTAL AVAILABLE: Smith grad/staff member looking to rent a one bedroom, partially furnished, apartment with sunny bedroom upstairs and kitchen, small living area, and bathroom downstairs. Located within a short walk from downtown Northampton and Smith College. Available for short rental (from a few days up to the whole time) in April and May (including graduation weekend). Includes parking space and washer/dryer in basement. Price dependent on length of rental. Please contact mcoburn17@gmail.com for more information. (posted 3/9/15)

  • Furnished/Unfurnished Room for Rent: Single family, owner occupied home in Holyoke Highlands, 8 miles to Smith campus with easy access to 91 and Rte. 5. Good size bedroom with large closet, includes semi-private bathroom, big eat-in-kitchen great for cooking, lots of open space, washer/dryer, storage, parking, central air, deck & private yard. $625/mo includes utilities. I have two friendly cats. Sorry, no additional pets at this time. Available May 1st (negotiable). Ideally seeking longer term renter. Contact Alison: alison.mcalear@gmail.com. (posted 3/9/15)

  • FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT: First floor bedroom with bathroom in home 3 miles from Smith. Kitchen and washer/dryer access. Lots of open space on 39 acres at Pathways Cohousing. $625/month. Also, entire house, 4 bedrooms, available for graduation week end, 575.00/night. No smoking. Pets considered individually. Email amylisametzger@yahoo.com or call 413-320-3505. (posted 3/2/15)

  • Room Available for Smith College School for Social Work Graduate Student May through August 2015. Small bedroom with adjacent study, private half bath on second floor of our home available for rent, shared shower on first floor. 5 minutes from Smith, close to bike path. $530 per month includes utilities, wireless internet, use of front yard, parking. We are a semi-retired professional social work couple. Sorry, no pets. Contact Shirley at ssicurello@comcast.net (posted 2/9/15)


  • I am a recent Smith College graduate looking to rent a room / split a sublet in Northampton from July 6th to October. I am quiet, clean and studious (will be taking on an editorial internship at Interlink Publishing). I do not smoke-- neither do I have pets. I can cook too. Ideal space would be within close walking distance to my office (46 Crosby Street-- I do not drive), partially furnished (with a bed), private and with lots of natural light. Looking for something that's $550 and under if possible. Please contact me, Wei Wen, at wsng@smith.edu. Thank you! (posted 6/8/15)

  • Fall semester housing needed: My partner and I are seeking a 1 bedroom space for August through December (perhaps January). I will be a second-semester senior at Smith and my partner will have just finished a Fulbright fellowship in Bulgaria. We are quiet, clean, and studious (we will both be taking classes and working as research assistants). We have no pets and do not smoke. Ideal space would be private, with excellent natural light, at least semi-furnished (bed), and within close walking distance to Smith (neither of us drive). Email: jmaasch@smith.edu (posted 5/12/15)

  • Summer Sublet Needed- I am a graduating Smith senior looking for summer housing for 10 weeks this summer starting June 1st or earlier while I do research at Smith. I am organized, responsible, very tidy, good with children and all pets, and I can cook. I would be interested in an available room or splitting a sublet with 1-3 other roommates. You can reach me, Kate, at kbrien@smith.edu. (posted 4/29/15)

  • Room for 2015-2016 academic year, Monday nights through Wednesday nights. Responsible quiet commuting Ada seeks bedroom with internet for three nights a week during term and J-term. Does not smoke or drink. Pet friendly. Contact mgrahamshaw@smith.edu. (posted 4/23/15)

  • Summer sublet needed: June 1-August 15. Clean, quiet, 30 year old female seeking clean, comfortable summer housing (preferably with separate entrance). I will be attending Smith's Social Work PhD program for the next three summers. I am a social work faculty member and a therapist in Colorado. I have two small, quiet and well-behaved French Bulldogs so will need something pet-friendly and will also have a car so will need parking. Would prefer something with a kitchen. We read, craft, spend our free time outdoors and pay our rent on time. stephaniegangemi@gmail.com 719-233-8735. (posted 4/15/15)

  • I am a staff member at Smith, looking for housing for my mother from October 2015 through May 2016. She will be staying in the area caring for my newborn daughter, and because we do not have enough space in our house her ideal housing situation would be house sitting. We would be willing to pay minimal rent, and she would be willing to do light housework to keep the house clean (plants watered, etc). She is responsible, trustworthy, and a homeowner in Pennsylvania. All possibilities welcome. Please email jgodlesk@smith.edu with any information. (posted 3/5/15)

  • Summer sublet needed! Mid-30s married couple seeking June 1-August 15 sublet (dates are flexible). We’re dream tenants: mature, responsible, SUPER clean & quiet, non-smoking, considerate, always pay on time. Husband is in grad program. We’ll have a 8-10 wk old baby boy by June (he’s due in a few weeks!). Looking for clean, quiet, convenient sublet for our sweet little family. We’re open to possibly extending into academic year depending on location, etc. Furnished or not - we’re flexible. We have excellent references & credit. Near MHC in South Hadley is ideal. Open to Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst. Thanks! Email: manityler@yahoo.com $800-1200. (posted 3/4/15)

  • Smith grad '12 (and current MSW student) seeking summer housing near Smith College for self and partner June-August. I am a current social work student in my final summer and my partner is from Spain with a background in agricultural engineering and writing. We are looking for our own studio, or one bedroom, where we can spend a relaxing summer together. Must have wifi, kitchen and/or kitchenette available for cooking. We love to read, garden, and enjoy western MA, and have lived together before. Budget is less than $1000. Email me at mnikitovich@smith.edu. (posted 11/25/14)



  • This 3-4 bedroom has charm of a house. Occupies the 2nd and 3rd floor of a 2 family house. Hardwood throughout with beautiful details such as china cabinet and fireplace. Unit has gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, and washer/dryer hook-up in basement. Property on the Newton/Brighton line by Oak Square. Easy access I-90 and walk to downtown MBTA buses and #57 to Fenway. 2 parking spaces (garage and tandem). One year lease, 1st, last month and 1/2 month security deposit. Cats ok, no smoking. $2,800/month, utilities separate. For rent by owner. Available June 1st. Contact Michele Baxter '90 (617)346-9706 daytime, (617)964-1185 evenings or baxter_michele@hotmail.com. (posted 4/3/15)


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New York City


  • Loft in Upper East Side studio apartment with Smithie roommate. $925/mo plus utilities. Available July 1st (3 month minimum lease or longer). One bathroom. Laundry in building. No pets. Great opportunity for recent grads & current students with NYC summer internships! For photos and additional information contact Laura Chesney at lauraechesney@gmail.com (posted 5/6/15)


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  • Educational Housing Services (EHS) - NYC'S #1 most referred student/intern housing. EHS has provided hundreds of thousands of students and interns with a place to call home. With EHS, you get safe, all-inclusive, quality housing by the academic year, semester, or summer. It is our mission to create strong student communities in partnership with schools and universities that encompass a scholastic environment and promote the values of diversity, independence, growth and life long friendships.
  • New York City Rent Guidelines Board - Features

    rent guidelines, Tenants' Rights Guide, and an Apartment Guide, which details everything you need to know about finding an apartment to rent, and what to do once you locate one.

  • International House is a vibrant residence and program center of more than 700 graduate students and trainees representing more than 100 countries. It is perhaps the most culturally diverse student community in all of New York City.

  • Jazz Hostels offers budget accommodation in dormitories and private rooms at four locations in Manhattan, New York City. Individuals and groups are welcome.
  • Metro International Housing Booklet - Advice on types of housing, housing search, housing laws, navigating NYC, housing listings and more.
  • NYC Intern.org - Furnished apartments and residence style rooms to interns and students living in the city for a semester, an entire school year, or a summer.
  • New York University Summer Housing - Safe, convenient and affordable housing in New York City for both students and interns.
  • The Webster - Affordable housing for women from all over the world who work, study or intern in New York City.

Washington, D.C.


  • Summer and Fall Housing in Washington, DC area, walking distance to Metro. 2 bedrooms with bathroom on first floor of house, family out of town. Charming bungalow, good front porch, great neighbors. House has laundry in basement and all the comforts of home. May 23 - Nov. 15, 2015. $500 a month each, covers utilities, AC, cable, and wifi, and biweekly cleaning, plus a couple of hours a week sorting mail, mowing the lawn (electric mower) and making the house look lived in. Be one of our several excellent Smith summer house sitters! Contact: Jane at jane.hurst@gmail.com or call 301-257-4673 (posted 4/9/15)


  • Summer sublet or house-sitting opportunity needed: I am a Smith alum (class of 2011) and a current Umass Amherst graduate student looking for a sublet in the DC area from the end of May through the end of August. I will be interning at the USDA during that time. I am clean, quiet, non-smoking, with no pets. Budget is $1000 or less per month. I would also be interested in house-sitting opportunities. Please contact Kathy: kathybethlynch@gmail.com (posted 5/6/15)


Other U.S. Cities


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  • Smithie '08 and soon-to-be husband looking for a furnished apartment in Paris for the academic year 2015-2016. Please contact Zoe, zoe.mindell@gmail.com (posted 4/17/15)

General Resources

Housing & Budgeting (PDF) - The Lazarus Center's Guide to the Relocation Process. Covers the basics of renting and budgeting.

CNN Money Cost of Living Calculator - How far will your salary go in another city?

Educational Housing Services (EHS) - NYC'S #1 most referred student/intern housing. EHS has provided hundreds of thousands of students and interns with a place to call home. With EHS, you get safe, all-inclusive, quality housing by the academic year, semester, or summer. It is our mission to create strong student communities in partnership with schools and universities that encompass a scholastic environment and promote the values of diversity, independence, growth and life long friendships.

Hostels.com - Lists hostels throughout the US (and worldwide)

PadMapper.com - Is a free tool to help you find an apartment or sublet to rent by putting listings from Craigslist and other sources on a large map.

Roommates.com - The world's largest roommate database!

Smithies Housing Board Group on Smith Women Connect LinkedIn - Join the group to post housing you have available or are seeking.

Sperling's Best Places to Live - Data on thousands of metro areas, cities, and neighborhoods. Learn about people, health, economy, housing, rankings, crime, transportation, cost of living, religion and more.

Sublet.com - National and International listings of rentals and sublets.