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Affordable Country Living

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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This 2400 post & beam schoolhouse sits on the babbling Yokum Brook in Becket, Mass. The house has an open floor plan, a large front porch, a terrace off the master bedroom overlooking the brook, and a fire-pit in the back yard for cooking that fish you just caught in the brook. The property has apple trees and raspberry bushes to round out your homegrown meal.

All bedrooms are on the second floor, which has a separate street entrance if needed. There are 4 single bed bedrooms and a master bedroom with a full size bed. A second bedroom has a double size bed and the other two bedrooms have single beds. All bed haves have brand new mattress pads. All new doors through out the house. The single bed, bedrooms are by sliding wood doors. There is a full bathroom on both floors.

You will feel miles away from everything, yet just a short drive to restaurants, shopping, theatre and music. For the hikers, you are conveniently located 1 mile from the Becket trailhead for the Appalachian Trail. For kayackers you are surrounded by an abundance of unspoiled lakes and ponds.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The single bedrooms are divided by a sliding wooden door
  • There are 2 single beds and two double beds, along with a sleep sofa. Only six guest allowed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Affordable Country Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Country retreat for the family...

  • 5 of 5

Booking was a breeze and Denise made certain that I clearly understood her listing. This is a bucolic retreat. The home just oozes charm. The shed behind the house is charming and picture perfect. The brook is lovely to cool your weary feet and for children to splash in. The raspberries made a tasty treat. The kitchen is well supplied. The grill and large front porch allow for wonderful family meals. I highly recommend the Becket Country Store for your forgotten last minute items. The Becket Quary and Sanderson Brook falls are excellent family friendly hikes, a little challenging but manageable for my 9,10, and 14 year old. Communications were prompt and helpful. I have a family of giants so some of the beds could have been more stable but that was a very minor inconvenience. Overall, we had an idyllic country vacation with lots of family time. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we began planning our next trip on the way home. Thank you, Denise, for helping me to share the way I grew up with my Southern city boys. Definitely a successful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful house. Denise is very sweet person. She is quick is replying to your question. House is next to water stream which adds beauty to the house. Very big backyard to do grill and play volleyball/Frisbee. House backyard has area to lit fire as well.


Beautiful house

Beautiful location

Superstores are 5 miles away from the house


Many bugs outside the house

Bedrooms are small (We were fine with it as living room and kitchen is big)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Minutes away from Jacobs Pillow, Theaters, Red Lion Inn, Tangle wood, Norman Rockwell Museums, wildlife, lakes, Hiking-Appalachian Trail, October Mountain any many more places


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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