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Peaceful Berkshires Retreat

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Enjoy all seasons in the amazing Berkshire Mountains in this uncluttered, zen-like retreat, on 4 1/2 serene acres, with beautiful and pastoral views of Mt. Washington. Minutes away from renowned Great Barrington, and within 20 minutes of Lenox, Lee, and West Stockbridge, and all the amazing seasonal cultural offerings. Family-friendly Butternut and Catamount ski mountains within 15 minutes.

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Owner
Kim Block
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2016

About Kim Block

We have been married for 30 years, have two grown sons, and live most of the year in South Florida, where we have a textile business. Kim is a recently minted psychotherapist. We are fans of yoga, hiking, swimming, cooking, theater, and independent films.

Kim Block purchased this house in 1998

Why Kim Block chose Berkshires

After renting for two summers in Great Barrington, and partaking in the amazing cultural experiences and soaking in the natural beauty of the Berkshire Mountains, we knew we wanted a permanent retreat to return to, year-round. We can have peace and tranquility when we want it, at the same time being minutes away from great restaurants and entertainment.

What makes this house unique

We love experimenting with different hikes and bike rides, and exploring the various lakes and rivers available within minutes of leaving our property. In summers, Tanglewood is a weekly excursion. Summers also offer abundant locally grown produce. Whatever we don't grow in our garden, we can purchase from the amazing nearby markets. In winter, skiing at Catamount and Butternut is minutes away.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Berkshires Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

A large and beautiful home with great views of the countryside from every room.

  • 5 of 5

We wife and daughter just finished a wonderful stay in this home over the holidays, and it was the perfect place to be. The area is gorgeous, the house is beautiful, and it is far more spacious than we imagined. Great Barrington is a lovely little town with very nice shops and restaurants, so there are great places to go. Everything was arranged perfectly for us in the house, so it was simple to show up and start relaxing. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, roomy home. Everything we needed and Kim was a pleasure to work with and easy to reach with questions. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic setting for a Long Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was a perfect location for getting away from it all, yet being convenient to shopping and dining in Great Barrington. The beds were very comfortable and the views spectacular. We had every intention of going out to dinner our first night, but were so captivated by the views from the front deck we sat back and enjoyed. We spent our days exploring the several towns within an easy drive. It was a relaxing weekend and we hope to come back and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Massachusetts
5

Picturesque Property in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to share with family and friends for the weekend! The property was beautiful, clean, and there was ample space for all. At night, the sky was perfect for stargazing, and several shooting stars were seen! We had a fantastic weekend and highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a retreat in the Berkshires!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven. Would love to have you back any time!
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Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
5

Summer in Great Barrington and Tanglewood

  • 5 of 5

We are part of two couples who travel to the Berkshires each year to attend concerts at Tanglewood and the theater. This was our first year that we rented a home rather than stay at one of the local Inns. The home was indeed true to its listing. The views of the mountains were great, the house spacious and well maintained, and the master suite and bedrooms nicely furnished. We had one small problem with the home during our stay and Kim promptly responded to our concerns and followed up after our visit. The other couple stated at the end of the weekend that they thought we should repeat our rental in the coming fall or next year and we agree.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of our home. You're welcome back any time.
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5

Comfortable and laid back in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

First, it's important to note that Kim was the most attentive VRBO/Homeaway host I've ever had. She checked in with us to be sure we'd arrived okay, she checked in to make sure everything was all set, and she responded promptly when we had a question. She's great!

The house is similarly great. We were three women and our three (8-10 month old) babies, so we were a handful. The house was perfect, with a semi-open plan, large spaces, and not a lot for the little guys to hurt themselves on. The beds were incredibly comfortable, especially with the cool breezes coming in the windows. The kitchen was spacious and allowed us to pull together group meals even with all the kids crawling around our legs. Everything matched the listing exactly and we weren't met with any unpleasant surprises. (One pleasant surprise -- there's a piano in the semi-finished basement!)

We especially loved the outdoor space -- the wraparound porch and the expansive lawn -- and how close we were to great hiking (Bash Bish Falls & the Iron Works were beautiful and easy even when carrying the extra twenty pounds of kid) and the charm of Great Barrington. All told, loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cori, It was our pleasure to host you and the babies! So glad you felt at home and got to enjoy a hike at Bash Bish. Spectacular. We think our beds are comfy, too:) We'd love to have you back any time. Kim
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Alford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

3 night minimum July 4th weekend and Labor Day weekend

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Peach and apple trees

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