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Cottage in the Heart of Great Barrington

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

With the Great Barrington Cottage as your base you can explore the Berkshires.

The ideal location for your stay in the Berkshires, this charming cottage is set on a quiet hillside street within walking distance of all that Great Barrington has to offer. Walk to all the downtown shops, restaurants, the movie triplex, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, live music venues, the River Walk, even the Library!
The cottage is furnished with an eye to comfort and design,and includes linens, kitchen gear and tableware. There are three Bedrooms all with queen size beds. The Living Room has an HD TV with cable and Blu-ray/DVD player, CD player, radio and comfortable seating. The eat-in country Kitchen seats six around the table. Nearby is the gas-burning cast iron stove and a cozy leather sofa. The cooking area is completely equipped with stainless steel gas range, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker and grinder, toaster, food processer, mixer and blender. For outdoor enjoyment there is wicker furniture on the Front Porch and Adirondack chairs and a gas grill on the lower level Patio. And you’ll still be able to stay connected with our in-home WiFi.
We also have a beautiful and newly finished Basement Garden Room with french doors opening onto the Patio. It has it's own private Bathroom, queen size futon/sofa, flatscreen TV, and electric fireplace
With the Great Barrington Cottage as your base you can explore the Berkshires. Enjoy Tanglewood, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Theatre Festival, skiing at Butternut and Catamount, hiking trails, swimming at Lake Mansfield, and the many historic and cultural sites.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Each of the three bedrooms on the second floor has a queen size bed. The Master Bedroom has a flat screen HD television with a DVD player and cable including HBO. Each bedroom has an iHome that includes a clock and a iPhone or iPod player. There is also a Finished Basement garden room with a queen sized futon and a flat screen HD television and its own full Bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On the second floor adjacent the bedrooms....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Powder Room on the first floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Located in the finished basement with heated floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a charming covered front porch with a wicker sofa and wicker rocker. The street is a quiet, hillside street that ends at a wooded lot with a scenic path. ...moreless


  • Books:

    There is a collection of books in the bookshelf for your leisure reading....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is a DVD player in the living room and in the master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, chess, checker, puzzles and playing cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable including HBO...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player, radio, with ipod dock in living room with speakers and each bedroom has a iHome that includes a mp3 player, iPhone, or iPod dock and clock....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen HD television with cable and HBO in the living room and the master bedroom. Flat screen HD television in the finished basement with internet access to Netflix, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Collection of DVD's...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Great Barrington is a few minutes walk from the house....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Views of the Berkshires are all around us....moreless

  • Village:

    5 minute walk into the village of Great Barrington. Great shopping, gourmet and casual dining, movies, live music and theatre, even the public library....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating for 6 next to the fireplace and open to the Kitchen with views down the hill into Great Barrington....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas burning cast iron stove in the kitchen. Electric wall mounted fireplace in the finished basement....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water radiator heat, gas cast iron fireplace, heated floor in basement bathroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    Time Warner internet access via wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Queen sized sheets, and duvet covered comforters in each bedroom, and in the finished basement room for use on the futon....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Built in book shelves with books and games and puzzles, stereo with a CD radio and iPod or IPhone player and a flat screen HD television with cable and HBO....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway holds 2 cars in tandem. 1 medium size and 1 small or 1 large....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker, Cuisinart coffee maker, Chemex coffee maker, French press, single pour drip filter, and coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Grey dishes and glasses from Crate and Barrel. wine and beer glasses. An assortment of utensils that makes cooking easy. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops, garbage disposer, pots and pans, pizza/ cookie trays, food processor/blender, waffle maker, toaster, panini press, coffee maker, coffee grinder, Keurig, mixer, electric tea pot...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas range. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper and some spices, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel french door refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel gas range....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick patio with four Adirondack chairs and Weber gas grill. Accessible from the walk out basement garden room....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

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: 02/26/2017
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53 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY or Hartford, CT
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Castle Street, The Well, 20 Railroad, Gypsy Joint
43 Miles
Nearest Golf
Egremont Golf, Wyanteneck Golf
34 Miles
Nearest Train
Wassaic or Hudson New York
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 7
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Martins, Allium, Fiori, Bizen, Aroma, 20 Railroad
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Butternut
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Mansfield

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Scott is an architect and Ann is a teacher and we love the natural beauty of Great Barrington, hiking, the cultural activities and the great restuarants and local farm fresh food at the markets. The Berkshire Coop is in walking distance to our house and we are frequent visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington, MA, USA:
This cottage is charming, has wonderful light and a beautiful setting. We love sitting on our porch, or reading by the fire from our gas cast iron stove. At night the sky is filled with stars, and all is quiet and peaceful.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are in walking distance to town. We enjoy attending events at the Mahaiwe Theater, seeing movies at the Triplex Cinema, having coffee at Ruby's or enjoying pastries at Patisserie Lenox in the center of town. This is a real town with a wonderful library, hardware store, and the best Japanese restuarant we have eaten in - Bizen. We love the small gourmet resturant Allium, and the great pubs in town, all within waking distance of our house. There are a few different venues to listen to live music right in town. We walk to the Berkshire Coop and buy groceries, choose exotic cheeses at Rubiners Cheese shop. The Farmers Market that runs from mid May through October on Saturday mornings is a must. Once we discovered The Music Store, we were hooked on this town, a place to buy ukuleles and string instruments of all kinds. There is also an art supply store and three different high end toy stores, plus let us not forget the best hand crafted ice cream - SoCo. Within a twenty minute driving distance are cute towns, Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Hancock Shaker Village. There are so many high quality theater productions within twenty minutes, that there are too many to list. For skiers, it is a ten minute drive to Ski Butternut and about fifteen minutes to Catamount Mountain.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen island

    Kitchen island

  • Dining area with gas fireplace

    Dining area with gas fireplace

  • Gas fireplace

    Gas fireplace

  • Sitting area

    Sitting area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Finished Basement Room showing futon open as a bed

    Finished Basement Room showing futon open as a bed

  • Bathroom 3

    Bathroom 3

  • Lower level garden area accessed from walk-out basement

    Lower level garden area accessed from walk-out basement

  • View of town from the front walk

    View of town from the front walk

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Sitting area with gas fireplace and loveseat

    Sitting area with gas fireplace and loveseat

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Finished Basement Room showing futon and fireplace

    Finished Basement Room showing futon and fireplace

  • Hutch in Finished Basement Room

    Hutch in Finished Basement Room

  • Bathroom 3 shower.

    Bathroom 3 shower.

  • Lower level garden courtyard

    Lower level garden courtyard

VRBO #500940

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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