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Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams

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Hillside Hideaway in Summer


Last updated: 01/07/2015
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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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Low Allergen Environment
          • 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
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

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


              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                MP3 speaker system...moreless

              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                kids' videos...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • River
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible


                      • Dining Room


                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access:


                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Electric dryer and outdoor clothesline...moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Baseboard electric heat and wood pellet stove ...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        DSL and wireless router...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

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

                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone:

                        Local phone usage only...moreless

                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Wireless router connected to DSL...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Firewood supplied...moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

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


                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Mr. Coffee drip coffeemaker...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

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

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

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

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        Electric stovetop and oven...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster:

                        Toaster Oven...moreless


                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Deck / Patio:

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

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber gas grill...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Wood Deck


                      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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                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                      Last updated: 01/07/2015
                      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.

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                      Speaks: english

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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, January 07, 2015

                      Member since: 2004
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/07/2015
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                      (973) 783-0853

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