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Coach House in summer


Last updated: 07/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

NOW TAKING WINTER RESERVATIONS - a beautiful time to be in the Berkshires. This cherished hillside retreat has been our family home since 1940. It was renovated in 2008 for vacation rental, after our parents move. Two acres of lawn and field surround the house. Views of the neighborhood and distant mountains can be seen from anywhere on the property. The house is located between Lee and Lenox, off Route 20, central to the wide array of activities that the Berkshires offer throughout the year. In winter, Butternut Ski Basin is just 1/2 hour away, a great place for family skiing. Tanglewood is within 5 miles, Laurel Lake (swimming, boating, fishing) is 1/2 mile away. Shops and restaurants on Main Street are within walking distance (1 mile). Other Berkshire attractions such as the Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Daniel Chester French studio, Edith Wharton's The Mount are all within ten miles. Winter skiing is within 20 miles, and fall foliage viewing abounds anywhere. Come, enjoy!

The kitchen and bath were completely renovated in 2008, with new fixtures and appliances, including Bosch washer and dryer. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, a television in the living room, and one in the master bedroom.

There are three rooms downstairs: eat-in kitchen with a pantry; dining room, living room and a 1/2 bath. The second floor has three bedrooms and a full bath, shower only (no tub).

There is a comfortable, open porch that overlooks the hillside where lovely sunsets can be viewed. The hill continues behind the house into the Town Forest and walking trails are nearby on Golden HIll Rd. We would love to share this home with you and your family.

The surroundings.......: The house is located at 75 Circular Avenue in Lee. This street is off Route 20 (Laurel St), between Lee and Lenox. It is central to the many cultural and outdoor activities that the Berkshires offer. Laurel Lake is within 1/2 mile, and Tanglewood is within 5 miles. You can walk to Main St. and downtown Lee (1 mile), where there are many shops and restaurants. Backroads for fall foliage viewing abound - and winter skiing areas are within 10 miles.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    sorry, no pets due to allergies in the family ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    airy, 3 windows...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Master BR is air-conditioned. Pack-n-Play is available for toddlers. Lovely views from all three bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    first floor, powder room only...moreless

  • Bathrooms are both newly renovated. The full bathroom is shower only, no tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can provide sheets and towels, and make up the beds for you for an extra fee, depending on the number of people. Rates are $10 per bed....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Budget
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Laurel Lake is just 1/4 mile away! ...moreless

  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Hillside retreat with distant mountain views....moreless

  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


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


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi is available!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    sorry, no dishwasher...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500 $5,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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We do have a no pets, no smoking policy.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/03/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International Airport, Windsor CT
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sports Bar
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Greenock Country Club
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Springfield, MA
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 90
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several - Main Street Lee
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Buttenut Ski Basin - Great Barrington
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Beach, Laurel Lake

Car: Recommended

This lovely 1940 newly-renovated home is located on Circular Ave, off Route 20, between Lee and Lenox. There is easy access to the wonderful array of year-round cultural and recreational offerings. The home sits on a quiet hill surrounded by over two acres of lawn and field, and borders a Town Forest. Winter ski areas are within 20 miles. Tanglewood is within 5 miles. Edith Wharton's The Mount is within 3 miles. The Norman Rockwell Museum and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival are within 10 miles, and Kripalu within 3 miles. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Clark art museum are a 45 minute drive. The Berkshires also offer excellent summer theatre, as well as the Shakespeare summer festival. There is great hiking at October Mountain (5 miles) or Mount Greylock (12 miles). This wonderful area offers a wide range of experiences, from simple relaxation on the porch or an evening at Tanglewood in summer, to great hiking in the fall and skiing in winter.

Other Activities: Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Mount, Daniel Chester French Studio

Golf: Greenock Country Club, a public golf course facility, is located in Lee, and is a 5-minute drive from Coach House. Greenock is a lovely course, surrounded by mountain views.

Ski: Coach House is within 20 minutes of Butternut Basin, a wonderful family ski area, especially for beginning skiers. We are also within 20 minutes of Bousquets in Pittsfield, and 45 minutes to Jiminy Peak. This house on the hill offers lovely winter views! We would be pleased to welcome you to Coach House.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1940

About the owner: This house is our family home, which our parents purchased in 1940. They spent 70 years together in this hillside home, raising six children. My father was a local teacher and coach, my mother a local newspaper reporter and author. The house is now owned by the six children. Because the house is such a special place to all of us, we wanted to keep it in the family so that family and friends can continue to enjoy it. Come visit us!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Coach House in summer

    Coach House in summer

  • The dining room -  morning sun

    The dining room - morning sun

  • The living room

    The living room

  • The master Bedroom

    The master Bedroom

  • The twin bedroom

    The twin bedroom

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • The living room  - quiet relaxation

    The living room - quiet relaxation

  • The porch - a gathering place

    The porch - a gathering place

  • The queen bedroom

    The queen bedroom

  • Morning coffee on the porch

    Morning coffee on the porch

  • ...........the backyard

    ...........the backyard

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