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2 Bedroom Riverhouse in the Heart of the Berkshires

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The Riverhouse in Housatonic, MA. Your front door to the private upstairs apt.

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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Upstairs apartment of duplex, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Located between the villages of Stockbridge, Housatonic and Great Barrington. Most unique Riverhouse property located on the bank of Rising Pond of the Housatonic River.

Built around 1860, the Riverhouse has been updated and outfitted for modern-day convenience but retains its charm and unique appeal. From original painted-board floors and claw-foot bathtub with shower to modern amenities this property offers spectacular views of foliage and wildlife from the deck, picture window and bathroom of this upstairs artist’s aerie, filled with original art by local artists.

The only house located directly on the banks of Rising Pond of the Housatonic River, it offers spectacular views of fall foliage and wildlife and makes for an authentic Berkshires experience. Easy access from the bank of the property for small boating and sculling. Located in the heart of the Berkshires; the Appalachian Trail, Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co., the Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, summer stock theater, music, and dance are all just minutes away. Easy access to Butternut Ski 5 miles and Catamount 12 miles. Fully equipped kitchen with all cooking utensils and serving dishes make eating on the deck and entertaining a delight. Walking distance (1/4 mile) to the fabulous Berkshire Mountain Bakery with delicious french pastries and bread for your morning coffee and take away pizzas for easy meals. Taft Organic Farms is 1.25 miles down the road for local products and produce.

The open floor plan and lovely views make this efficient upstairs apartment seem much larger than it’s 700 square feet. ALL NEW BEDS IN 2015! The two private bedrooms include twin beds that can be made into a king in the first and a queen-size bed in the second. The large bathroom features an antique full-size claw foot bathtub (with shower) that gives out to a incredible view as you soak! Full laundry facilities available. Parking for two cars.

Smithsonian Magazine has voted Great Barrington one of America's 20 Best Small Towns! Find out for yourself...a hidden gem.

High summer season rates: $1300/week; $4500/monthly
Low season (September-July): $150/night; $750/week; $2250/month
$75 cleaning fee
$500 refundable security deposit

Please check out our sister properties:
VRBO #737825 (2 bedrooms unit downstairs in this beautiful house)
Perfect for overflow!
And
VRBO #484655 (1 bedroom unit 300 yards down the road)
For additional lodging space/options for larger parties.

Either of the above fully-equipped, beautiful properties will easily accommodate 4 more if you are traveling with a larger group and need more space and/or more privacy.


Keywords: Stockbridge, Housatonic, River house, Great Barrington, Housatonic, upstairs apartment, spectacular view, 2 bedrooms, Tanglewood, Berkshires, unique property, river view, water view, sleeps 4, full kitchen, Butternut, Catamount, Kripalu, Charcoal grill.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    This is an upstairs unit so be aware of children on the second floor deck. We are located next to a road and on the pond so children should be supervised outdoors. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking allowed on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Two twins can be made up as a King Bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Can be separated and made into twin beds, Queen size Beds (1). Quality linens provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large full bathroom with antique claw foot tub & shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lovely deck with table and chairs offering idyllic views. Located upstairs in historic house built in 1860. Not handcapped accessible. Be aware the property is located on the riverbank and near a road. Small children must be supervised at all times when outdoors. Centrally located to summer cultural events and winter sports venues. Very good cell phone coverage with ATT and Verizon....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Monument Mountain across the street!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Foliage and wildlife! Binoculars available....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This is the only residence located on the banks of Rising Pond along the Housatonic River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Full size table overlooking the Pond...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit in main room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi code in the apartment...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All Linens and towels provided...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Off street parking for two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need to cook full meals and entertain easily...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with all necessary cooking/serving utensils and appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small attached deck overlooking Rising Pond. Spectacular Berkshire foliage vistas and wildlife just outside your window. Perfect for morning coffee or cocktails at sunset....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Shore access to Rising Pond. Bring your own canoe or kayak!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill with chimney lighter. Supply your own charcoal, please....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300 $4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$750 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

$1300/week July 1-September 11(one week minimum rental)

$750/ week September 13-June 11(3 night minimum $450)

Shorter stays in high season possible with availability at $200 a night.

$75 cleaning fee

$500 refundable damage deposit

Long term stays at discounted rate. Please inquire.

50% due to reserve.

Balance due two weeks prior to arrival.

When we take the property off the calendar, we lose many booking opportunities so no refunds unless we are able to re-book the dates. Thank you for you understanding.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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Location

Car: Necessary

5 miles to downtown Great Barrington and 6 miles downtown Stockbridge, Tanglewood 9 mi., Jacob's Pillow 19 mi., Shakespeare and Co. 11 mi., Rockwell Museum 4 mi., Chesterwood 6 mi., Monument Mountain, numerous swimming lakes nearby, Appalachian Trail, Biking, Butternut Ski Area 5mi., Kripalu 8 mi., Catamount Ski 12 mi.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

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Photos

  • The Riverhouse in Housatonic, MA. Your front door to the private upstairs apt.

    The Riverhouse in Housatonic, MA. Your front door to the private upstairs apt.

  • This is what you came for....

    This is what you came for....

  • Open floor plan maximizes 700 square feet.

    Open floor plan maximizes 700 square feet.

  • Sitting area with local cable TV and wireless internet access.

    Sitting area with local cable TV and wireless internet access.

  • Full kitchen with cooking and serving necessities.
Views from every window.

    Full kitchen with cooking and serving necessities. Views from every window.

  • 1st bedroom made up as twins. Original artwork by local artists throughout.

    1st bedroom made up as twins. Original artwork by local artists throughout.

  • Soak up the view while you soak in the antique tub (with shower).

    Soak up the view while you soak in the antique tub (with shower).

  • Rising Pond from deck out the back door. Umbrellas provide afternoon shade..

    Rising Pond from deck out the back door. Umbrellas provide afternoon shade..

  • Autumn at the Riverhouse

    Autumn at the Riverhouse

  • The Riverhouse with Monument Mountain.

    The Riverhouse with Monument Mountain.

  • View of the Riverhouse as seen from Route 183 leading to it.

    View of the Riverhouse as seen from Route 183 leading to it.

  • Welcome to the Riverhouse!

    Welcome to the Riverhouse!

  • Dining and sitting area with views from every window. Original painted floors.

    Dining and sitting area with views from every window. Original painted floors.

  • Dining and sitting area with 2nd bedroom in background.

    Dining and sitting area with 2nd bedroom in background.

  • 1st bedroom made up as king bed. Adjoins the small entry. Across from bathroom.

    1st bedroom made up as king bed. Adjoins the small entry. Across from bathroom.

  • 2nd bedroom adjoins main room.

    2nd bedroom adjoins main room.

  • Wake up to birds singing and coffee on your private deck.

    Wake up to birds singing and coffee on your private deck.

  • Sunset on the pond....Cocktails, anyone?

    Sunset on the pond....Cocktails, anyone?

  • Rising Pond by New York photographer Arnold Weissberg, a regular annual guest.

    Rising Pond by New York photographer Arnold Weissberg, a regular annual guest.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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