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  • Weekend Retreat Exceeded Our Expectations

    "My family chose Hudson Valley as a new destination to explore for our Mom's milestone birthday. Radcliffe was a lucky find and by the description nd photos we were sold. We had an easy and pleasant experience booking with the owner. Our arrival greeting and house tour by owner Elizabeth was thoughtful and very helpful. We were given a thorough introduction to the homes beautiful and extensive amenities. The property is everything described in the listing and delivers even more. The photos are very accurate and cleanliness is obviously a high priority for the caretakers. The standards and amenities are top notch and of luxury hotel quality. Beautifully made beds with clean white linens, bathrooms with lots of plush towels and very well stocked for any basic needs one might have. Extremely comfortable seating throughout the house allows for many places to lounge. A fantastic laundry room is available if desired. The gourmet kitchen allowed us to prepare great meals with many people working and never getting in each other's way. A superb Viking range allowed us to cook an amazing brunch including pancakes on the griddle. A nice stock of basics for cooking and baking made staying for a long weekend easy to handle. Oils, vinegars, spices, condiments, etc were all on hand and organized and ready for use. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking gear and a very large selection of serving pieces including china and other unique pieces. The owner has a great eye for detail and a very organized style. Baskets and bins are everywhere with all the amenities. Special touches including fresh cut flowers in all rooms and bed-side brought the aroma of lilacs throughout the house. Throw blankets in every room would be perfect for a cool night. An extensive book library adorns the little study area with a computer for use. Magazines and coffee table books outfit each room. If one must stay connected WiFi is available with reception all over the property. The grounds are great and the views of the river and mountains are just gorgeous. The heated salt water pool with water falls is a relaxing treat. The wrap around porch is perfect to enjoy the view and relax while eating or rocking in a chair. The proximity to great sights is perfect, however it's easy to never leave the house. Our weekend of relaxing and entertaining included grilling by the pool, lounging in the great room and watching sunset from the porch. I highly recommend this property!"
    Guest: Thetravelguy Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 14, 2014
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  • Wine Country Escape

    "My husband, mother, dog, and I stayed at Crawford Crest over Memorial Day weekend and had a wonderful time. The property is absolutely gorgeous and was a great place to relax after a day of wine tasting. Our dog really enjoyed all of the open space to run around and play in. Joni and Kip were wonderful hosts, answering all of our questions and making great restaurant recommendations. The cottage itself is beautifully updated and well appointed with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. It felt like we were away from it all, yet we were still very close to the conveniences of downtown Newberg. If we ever come back to the area, we (and especially our dog!) would certainly love to stay here again."
    Guest: Jaime H. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 20, 2014
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  • Puako Spring Break

    "Puako is a great location for a big island vacation and Aloha Sands is a wonderful home to spend a week. The house is beautiful, the views are spectacular, and the beach and lagoon are right out the back. We were a group of ten that never felt crowded. We all enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen and used the lanai for coffee in the morning, sun bathing during the day, and cocktails in the evening. There is a great general store just a couple of hundred yards away that always seemed to have what he had forgot to get at the grocery store. We had a wonderful week and I am sure we will be back. Thank you Marie and Catherine!"
    Guest: Bill T. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 17, 2014
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  • Excellent

    "What an excellent place to stay. I rented this house for my group of fisherman for our annual fishing trip and was not disappointed in any way. The location is incredible, and the house has everything you could need including a wonderful owner who made a nice welcome phone call. You are also in a perfect spot for multiple locations to go fishing, or just have a nice hike. Would definitely recommend and would stay again."
    Guest: Jim C. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 28, 2013
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Massachusetts Travel Tips

Choice Massachusetts Vacation Houses

In Massachusetts, you can choose from a wide variety of vacation homes. Many of the rentals in the major cities such as Boston are apartments. Many of these are conveniently located near the city center and major tourist attractions. In Boston, there are also several houseboats available as rental homes. Cape Cod beach rentals are situated along some of the country's most beloved coastline for the perfect summer vacation. In the smaller towns and more rural areas, you may find some magnificent old Victorian-style homes available for rent. Often these are furnished with antiques and restored in a way that reflects their former glory. In some of the smaller villages, you may find quaint cottages set along a country lane or tucked among the trees. Warm fireplaces tend to keep them cozy and comfortable furnishings make you feel right at home. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or cultural sightseeing tour, you can almost certainly find a vacation home to suit your personal style and budget.

Activities and Attractions near Massachusetts Cottages

Depending on where in Massachusetts you are staying, there are many attractions and activities. If you enjoy history, you can spend hours browsing the museums in Boston and surrounding areas. Even the smaller inland towns often have historical societies that maintain local museums. If you enjoy the outdoors then head to the mountain regions in the north or east. Here you can explore miles of mountain trails. There are both hiking and mountain biking routes so you can choose your favorite activity. In the winter months, you can head to some of the best ski resorts in New England and enjoy the top-quality ski runs available.

People Who Enjoy History Will Like Visiting Massachusetts

Many visitors to Massachusetts are from other major cities on the East Coast. It is conveniently located close enough to the big cities to be the ideal weekend break destination. It is a state with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Anyone who has an interest in American history will find it a fascination place to visit. There are numerous museums which detail various aspects of American life including art, writing, military history and constitutional history. There are also several battle sites and historic landmarks where famous personalities stayed and lived. It is also a state that is scenically very beautiful and for this reason, it attracts many artists and photographers. The fall colors are particularly striking in the autumn months. Boston is a cultural and academic hub of the nation. There is one of the highest concentrations of universities and colleges in the Boston Metropolitan area. Anyone with an academic interest will love visiting the college libraries and campuses.

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