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Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams

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Hillside Hideaway in Summer


Last updated: 06/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Becket house description

You can 'have it all' in the Berkshires! Our cozy contemporary home is less than 30 minutes from all Berkshire cultural and historical attractions, but tucked away in woodsy peace and privacy. Our four acres look out over a large lawn, lovely flower and herb garden, old apple orchard, and trout stream to a facing wooded ridge. Large windows and doors and a wraparound deck bring the beautiful views of trees and sky into the house. Our hillside location at 2000 feet elevation ensures cool breezes all summer and lots of snow in the winter.

The house provides everything you need for a comfortable and convenient vacation (or honeymoon!) All linens and towels, a wood-burning fireplace, completely equipped kitchen stocked with food staples, a Dux bed, 'smart' TV with internet and Netflix, sound system, and lots of activities for kids, including a tall swing, raspberries and blueberries to pick, and toys and games.

Within four miles from the house you will discover a sandy beach and boat launch on a large lake, horseback and trail riding, two cross-country ski areas, hiking on the Appalachian trail, blueberry picking, and access to October Mountain, the largest state forest in Massachusetts.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Tall swing, large lawn, croquet set, board games, kids' books and videos, raspberries and blueberries to pick...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            All staples are stocked -- sugar, salt, flour, spices, etc....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Blender, coffee maker, ice cream maker, toaster oven...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffee drip coffeemaker...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric stovetop and oven...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Toaster Oven...moreless

          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils


          • Living Room:

            Large living room with cathedral ceiling, large windows, fireplace, and access to deck....moreless

          • Heating:

            Baseboard electric heat and wood pellet stove ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood pellet stove - heats the whole house...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Electric dryer and outdoor clothesline...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Firewood supplied...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Fully stocked kitchen with all staples and spices, Large Wooden Deck, Tall Swing, Flower, Berry, and Herb Garden...moreless


              • Games
              • Toys
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • CD Player
              • VCR


              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless router connected to DSL...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                wraparound deck with table and chairs, umbrella, lounge chairs...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber gas grill...moreless

              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Lawn / Garden


              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Rural


                  • Restaurants
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Groceries
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Forests
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Skiing


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 16 traveler reviews
                  Jul & Aug .. $975/week .. $1900/2 weeks.
                  2 Weeks Minimum Preferred in Jul & Aug.
                  Holiday Weekends $575/weekend.
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                  Last updated: 06/26/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bradley International
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-90 Massachusetts Turnpike
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Center Pond, Becket MA

                  Car: Necessary

                  Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Children's Rodeo, Horseback Riding Lessons and Trail Rides, Blueberry Picking, Canoeing, Theatre, Historic Sites, Music Festivals and Concerts, Historic Train Rides, October Mountain State Forest, Canterbury Farm X-Country Ski Area, Otis Ridge Ski Area, Jiminy Peak Ski Area, Butternut Ski Area


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: Our family lives in New Jersey when we aren't spending time enjoying and working on our Berkshires hideaway. We are always excited to get here, and sad to leave......

                  Why the Owner Chose Becket:
                  We were renters here for several summers and fell in love with the house and location. When we heard that the house was on the market, we were horrified that 'our' country house was for sale. We scraped together the down payment, and bought the house! Now we can welcome renters like us to fall in love with the Berkshires too!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The quiet, the constant background sound of the river, the amazing fresh air and water, the fluffy rich soil that makes everything GROW, the fact that all you can see in every direction is TREES, all the good times at: Sunny Banks Ranch, Blueberry Hill, Center Pond, the Becket Arts Center, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Dreamaway Lodge, and all the other amazing Berkshire destinations that surround us on all sides.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Hillside Hideaway in Summer

                    Hillside Hideaway in Summer

                  • Dining Room with hillside view

                    Dining Room with hillside view

                  • Single bed room

                    Single bed room

                  • View from the house to the ridge over daffodils

                    View from the house to the ridge over daffodils

                  • Garden in summer

                    Garden in summer

                  • Winter:  the ridge facing the house.

                    Winter: the ridge facing the house.

                  • Wintry view from the deck:  ash trees along the old stone wall

                    Wintry view from the deck: ash trees along the old stone wall

                  • Firepit in the front yard

                    Firepit in the front yard

                  • Living Room and Wood Burning Fireplace

                    Living Room and Wood Burning Fireplace

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Spring in Becket!

                    Spring in Becket!

                  • Magical hillside

                    Magical hillside

                  • Hillside terracing project

                    Hillside terracing project

                  • Bunkbed room

                    Bunkbed room

                  VRBO #54176

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 06/26/14
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                  (973) 783-0853

                  Speaks: english
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