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Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams

(16 Reviews)

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Hillside Hideaway in Summer


Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

You can 'have it all' in the Berkshires! Our cozy contemporary home is less than 30 minutes from all Berkshire cultural and historical attractions, but tucked away in woodsy peace and privacy. Our four acres look out over a large lawn, lovely flower and herb garden, old apple orchard, and trout stream to a facing wooded ridge. Large windows and doors and a wraparound deck bring the beautiful views of trees and sky into the house. Our hillside location at 2000 feet elevation ensures cool breezes all summer and lots of snow in the winter.

The house provides everything you need for a comfortable and convenient vacation (or honeymoon!) All linens and towels, a wood-burning fireplace, completely equipped kitchen stocked with food staples, a Dux bed, 'smart' TV with internet and Netflix, sound system, and lots of activities for kids, including a tall swing, raspberries and blueberries to pick, and toys and games.

Within four miles from the house you will discover a sandy beach and boat launch on a large lake, horseback and trail riding, two cross-country ski areas, hiking on the Appalachian trail, blueberry picking, and access to October Mountain, the largest state forest in Massachusetts.

Keywords: House


Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Duxiana bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    The bunkbed has a double on the bottom, and single on top....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double size bed on the bottom, single size bed on the top...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fully stocked kitchen with all staples and spices, Large Wooden Deck, Tall Swing, Flower, Berry, and Herb Garden...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    MP3 speaker system...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    kids' videos...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer and outdoor clothesline...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning fireplace in the living room...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard electric heat and wood pellet stove ...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL and wireless router...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room with cathedral ceiling, large windows, fireplace, and access to deck....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Local phone usage only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless router connected to DSL...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood supplied...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood pellet stove - heats the whole house...moreless


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee drip coffeemaker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Blender, coffee maker, ice cream maker, toaster oven...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    All staples are stocked -- sugar, salt, flour, spices, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric stovetop and oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven...moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    wraparound deck with table and chairs, umbrella, lounge chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-90 Massachusetts Turnpike
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Center Pond, Becket MA

Car: Necessary

Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Children's Rodeo, Horseback Riding Lessons and Trail Rides, Blueberry Picking, Canoeing, Theatre, Historic Sites, Music Festivals and Concerts, Historic Train Rides, October Mountain State Forest, Canterbury Farm X-Country Ski Area, Otis Ridge Ski Area, Jiminy Peak Ski Area, Butternut Ski Area


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Our family lives in New Jersey when we aren't spending time enjoying and working on our Berkshires hideaway. We are always excited to get here, and sad to leave......

Why the Owner Chose Becket, MA, USA:
We were renters here for several summers and fell in love with the house and location. When we heard that the house was on the market, we were horrified that 'our' country house was for sale. We scraped together the down payment, and bought the house! Now we can welcome renters like us to fall in love with the Berkshires too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The quiet, the constant background sound of the river, the amazing fresh air and water, the fluffy rich soil that makes everything GROW, the fact that all you can see in every direction is TREES, all the good times at: Sunny Banks Ranch, Blueberry Hill, Center Pond, the Becket Arts Center, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Dreamaway Lodge, and all the other amazing Berkshire destinations that surround us on all sides.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Hillside Hideaway in Summer

    Hillside Hideaway in Summer

  • Dining Room with hillside view

    Dining Room with hillside view

  • Single bed room

    Single bed room

  • Spring in Becket!

    Spring in Becket!

  • Magical hillside

    Magical hillside

  • Winter:  the ridge facing the house.

    Winter: the ridge facing the house.

  • Wintry view from the deck:  ash trees along the old stone wall

    Wintry view from the deck: ash trees along the old stone wall

  • Living Room and Wood Burning Fireplace

    Living Room and Wood Burning Fireplace

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bunkbed room

    Bunkbed room

  • View from the house to the ridge over daffodils

    View from the house to the ridge over daffodils

  • Garden in summer

    Garden in summer

  • Hillside terracing project

    Hillside terracing project

  • Firepit in the front yard

    Firepit in the front yard

VRBO #54176

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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