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3 Mi to Jacob's Pillow, Clearing in the Forest, Clean and New!

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Great. rm. has TV & DVD in armoire; 2 ceiling fans, S. windows heat when sunny.

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Last updated: 09/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Becket house description

Use our airy, beautiful, new house as your base to visit the Berkshires' wonderful performance venues, restaurants, museums and spiritual retreats. Watch the sun go down through the trees from upper and lower west windows and balconies.

Relax in the deep soaker bathtub or enjoy the double walk-in shower in the master bathroom to get ready for the evening after an inspiring day exploring art museums, or walking a portion of the nearby Appalachian Trail, or shopping at the Lee Prime Outlets.

Walk our dirt roads through the forest to enjoy color, changing wildflowers, and the sights at the edges of the five private lakes. Listen to the streams that flow to the lakes, and the variety of birds among the trees in the forest preparing to migrate or readying for winter. Breathe the clean breeze that usually blows across our site. Trail rides on horseback are only a few miles away, and when it snows, cross-country ski trails and downhill skiing are nearby.

Shop at the local farmers' markets and farm stands; prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Cookware and dishes are in the cabinets. Celebrate holidays with a feast, or just enjoy the quiet beauty of meals in the great room.

The casement windows open as needed for the weather, and cross ventilation lets you enjoy natural cooling. The south-facing window wall provides passive solar heat. In cold weather, there's in-floor radiant heat, no dusty ducts blow scalding air in your face.

Other members of your party will be upstairs. A double bed is in one bedroom and a twin bed- above a double-bed futon bunk bed is in the other bedroom. A full tub-and-shower bathroom is available to both bedrooms and the loft. The oak frame sofa in the loft is a very comfortable futon double bed.

Besides the choices among the fine arts museums, live theater, shopping and the array of restaurants, you can, if you like, visit Ku-shi Institute of macrobiotic instruction and programs, 15 minutes' drive north; and Kripalu , Zen retreat house, a half-hour drive west.



Keywords: Beautiful, duplex. 1st floor master suite, private community, wooded lake area

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            must scoop poop; we have extra "blue bags", dogs must be on leash. Extra cleaning fee, crated if left alone, please. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Master suite, Double Beds (1) upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) upper bunk, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) two beds are futon sofas that flatten to full-sized beds, Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Fine cell-phone reception, Wooded setting and native wildflowers, clean private lakes in walking distance, large casement windows provide great cross-ventilation, no air conditioning , no interior wood-burning, master bedroom suite on first floor, master bath has double shower walk-in bath and jetted soaker tub, second floor bath has full tub and shower bathroom, half bath on first floor, well water not chlorinated....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                No premium, movie channels...moreless

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    small creeks throughout area and five private lakes in development...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    garage included in cold and snowy weather...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    bedding and towels included...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    must discuss in advance; size limitations...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    includes laundry supplies...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Tea pot plus Mr. Coffee coffee maker and electric toaster ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Two: one off dining area, one off second floor loft...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        soaker tub in master bath with jets and heat...moreless

                       

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                      weekly:  June 1 - September 2, 2013   $850.00     Sept. 3 - Oct. 31  -  $650.00
                      two weeks:   '            '          $1600.00         '       '        $1200.00
                      monthly: June 1- Sept 2:$3000.00; Sept.- Oct.31-$2200.00; wk'end 2 nights $450.00 
                      No Summer wk'ends. Cleaning fee $100.00. 50% dep. to reserve. All pre-paid before
                      check-in. Some dogs and cats may be okay; references for pets required. Cleaning 
                      fee is $200.00 w. pets; pets left alone must be crated, renter to supply crate/s.
                      All stays: Refundable damage deposit of $200.00.  Nov.- May 31: week-ends 2 nites
                      Fri. p.m. - Sun. a.m. $250; + Mon. a.m. $375; weekly $450; monthly $1500.00.
                      

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/02/2014
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                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      Car: Necessary

                      Fall color season in our forest is gorgeous! Drive briefly to state forests and public or private parks to hike; Appalachian trail entries nearby. Shakespeare & Co. and Berkshire Theater Festival , Barrington Stage, and Mahaiwe schedule offerings long after summer. Norman Rockwell museum, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Museum, and Live theaters in Lenox, Gt. Barrington, Pittsfield and Lee are open through fall and winter, Norman Rockwell Museum, MassMOCA and Sterling and Francine Clark Art Museum are all open year 'round. Visit international restaurants, and fine seafood and specialized restaurants in Lee, Lenox, and Stockbridge. Dream Away Lodge is one of Becket's best kept secrets for fine food and music in casual, country atmosphere.

                      Cross-country and Alpine skiing available when the snow starts. Our 'hard packed' dirt roads are well-maintained and always passable soon after a snow. We're very near Rt. 20, Rt. 8 and the MassPike.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: We're both semi-retired, husband is a union stage hand, wife is a family lawyer. We live with a friendly dog and two cats, and have spent the past two years building this beautiful two-family project, living in one unit and renting the other. We built it to provide privacy to both units while being available to our renters as they may need. We're restoring the native plants that were cleared when building started.

                      Why the Owner Chose Becket:
                      Becket is an old, rural community that also has a 50 year old forest development, Sherwood Forest, where we live and rent. This is not 'old growth' forest, so the forest floor is vital with ferns and wildflowers. We have three swales and creeks that flow around and across our place. They feed wetland plants and tiny frogs. We're developing meditation spots that seem to be naturally for the purpose. The eclectic community ranging from 70's-era A-frames, and older cabins to carefully tended year-round homes is fairly described as, 'funky.' We had no interest in a big condo complex, and this isn't just our vacation home, we live here, too. We built with goals to be, 'green' and as light on the land as year-round living can practically permit. The drinking water is filtered, but not chemically treated. After city life for decades, the cleanliness of Becket's air is a treasure.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The country store a couple miles up the road makes great breakfast and lunches; 4 nights a week they make fine pizza . A mile from us in the development is a convenience store and cafe that features fresh-baked muffins daily and excellent hot breakfasts. There are creeks flowing under many of Sherwood Forest's roads, feeding the five lakes. The dirt roads are lightly traveled, making a great place to walk on the level or up and down hills. The beaches in walking distance are graveled or grassy. Take a chair and a book and relax and enjoy! We take our dog along the roads of the Forest, (dog walkers all scoop poop), and enjoy the changing views of the lakes and streams. The house is oriented so the sun rising shines on our balconies and setting shines on the rental unit's balconies. As soon as the cool weather begins, the sun shines brightly on the south-facing window wall providing passive solar heat. It supplements the in-floor radiant heat that we don't need to turn on until late in the fall. The breeze is almost constant, and the air is perceptibly cleaner than the city air we were accustomed to breathing before we came here to live.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                      • Great. rm. has TV & DVD in armoire; 2 ceiling fans, S. windows heat  when sunny.

                        Great. rm. has TV & DVD in armoire; 2 ceiling fans, S. windows heat when sunny.

                      • Master Bath has walk-in double shower, Rt., jetted soaker tub, Left.

                        Master Bath has walk-in double shower, Rt., jetted soaker tub, Left.

                      • Stairs in Gr. Rm. to loft, 2nd fl. bedrooms. Laundry, down hall from Kitchen.

                        Stairs in Gr. Rm. to loft, 2nd fl. bedrooms. Laundry, down hall from Kitchen.

                      • 1 B.R. on loft; lower futon: double bed, upper:twin; chest, closet. Share bath

                        1 B.R. on loft; lower futon: double bed, upper:twin; chest, closet. Share bath

                      • Lower balcony, has gas grill, views woods, upper balcony off loft.  Face west.

                        Lower balcony, has gas grill, views woods, upper balcony off loft. Face west.

                      • Winter 2010. Owner-occ.: info.,  snow removal, help avail; yet very private.

                        Winter 2010. Owner-occ.: info., snow removal, help avail; yet very private.

                      • Welcome ! Private and easy to reach.

                        Welcome ! Private and easy to reach.

                      • Master suite, Queen bed, rocker-recliners,view woods and stone wall; priv. bath

                        Master suite, Queen bed, rocker-recliners,view woods and stone wall; priv. bath

                      • Half-bath, 1st fl. around corner from M. Bed.; private, front hall entry

                        Half-bath, 1st fl. around corner from M. Bed.; private, front hall entry

                      • Loft overlooks grt. rm., two B.R., bath, lin. closet; futon, L. is double bed.

                        Loft overlooks grt. rm., two B.R., bath, lin. closet; futon, L. is double bed.

                      • 2nd B.R. on loft: Double bed, chest, closet; share bath. Skylite opens.

                        2nd B.R. on loft: Double bed, chest, closet; share bath. Skylite opens.

                      • Din. area seats 8+ with leaf in table.  S. window-wall heats space when sunny.

                        Din. area seats 8+ with leaf in table. S. window-wall heats space when sunny.

                      • Full kit., mobile ctr. island. Loft  w.  2 B.Rs., bath. Double bed futon on loft

                        Full kit., mobile ctr. island. Loft w. 2 B.Rs., bath. Double bed futon on loft

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 09/02/14
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 09/02/2014
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