Relaxing House on Westfield River- Great for Families & Pets!

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Last updated: 09/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This house is a wonderful retreat in the foothills of the Berkshires. It is the perfect location to spend your days relaxing on site or traveling to nearby tourist areas for daytrips. Has everything you need to just move in!

The house is on the middle branch of the Westfield River in Middlefield Mass. The river is 25 steps from the large backporch. The river is perfect for splashing around in! When you walk into this house, you will feel right at home. There are two tranquil bedrooms with a queen & full bed & ceiling fans. Enjoy the evenings relaxing in the large, comfortable living room watching a movie by a fire . There is a great DVD library to choose from or go 'old school' and listen to some records. This house is perfect for families- toys on site, great big yard, bikes, rope swing, and it doesn't end there! This is the perfect spot to get away!

For those of you looking for things to do, it is only 30-45 minutes in any direction before you find fun & entertainment! Art Museums, Shaker Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, Lenox, Waterslides, Butterfly Museum, Mt. Greylock; all just a short ride. Local blueberry picking and fairs in August. Rent by the week or month. No smokers need apply.

Keywords: Summer House


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    High chair, swing, toys on site. Great house for kids!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Other (See Description)


  • LAVENDER DREAMS: 1 double

    Room to set up an air mattress for 2 more to sleep....moreless

  • OCEAN ROOM: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    There is a futon in the room to sleep 2 more....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Pack & Play for babies & air mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • blow dryer

Other Amenities

  • Bikes, tent & air mattress on site for use.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games & card games on site....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Record player, CD, cassette. Records on site for your listening pleasure. ipod dock....moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    Property is located on the Westfield River. The river runs directly through the backyard. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In master bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood on sight...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room with sofa, chair & ottoman. TV, DVD player, record player, DVD's, records, books on site. Very comfortable!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No cell phone service in the area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    This is a summer house. There is no heat in the house, however, we do have 2 portable baseboard heaters as well as the fire place with wood on site. This keeps the house comfortable on cool nights. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 adult bikes & 2 children bikes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Great back porch to sit and relax on! Rocking swing for 2 on porch....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Great yard to play in. Lots of yard toys. Tire swing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill. Utensils on site....moreless



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2 night min stay

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  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included



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Last updated: 09/20/2015
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Car: Necessary

This house is a great home base- Art museums, Shaker Museum and Norman Rockwell museum, Mt. Greylock, restaurants & theatre in Pittsfield, waterslides & Magic Wings Butterfly museum for the kids - all about 30-45 minutes from the house. Or you can never leave the house, relax & enjoy the sights & sounds of nature- very private!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My husband and I are both teachers in Connecticut. We have 3 girls ages 9, 8, & 5 who love to go to the country.

Why the Owner Chose Middlefield:
My husband's family has owned a house in this area for over 50 years. There is something remarkable about the area every season of the year.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to swim in the river, go for hikes in the woods, ride our bikes, play in the yard, set up our tent & sit by the fire and star-gaze at night. We love to share our house with our family & friends.

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Speaks: english

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  • View of the river from the backyard.

    View of the river from the backyard.

  • front of the house

    front of the house

  • living room

    living room

  • Kitchen & dining area.

    Kitchen & dining area.

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • bathroom


  • The dogs love the river too!

    The dogs love the river too!

  • Rope swing.

    Rope swing.

  • fire pit

    fire pit

  • back of the house from the river

    back of the house from the river

  • view from the kitchen sink

    view from the kitchen sink

  • View of the back of the house from the river.

    View of the back of the house from the river.

  • living room

    living room

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom with queen bed.

    Master bedroom with queen bed.

  • Lavender room with full size bed.

    Lavender room with full size bed.

  • back porch

    back porch

  • kids playing in the water

    kids playing in the water

  • Floating in the river.

    Floating in the river.

  • house from the road

    house from the road

  • River view from the top of the steps

    River view from the top of the steps

  • yard with tent

    yard with tent

VRBO #196466

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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