Ideal Location, Freshly Renovated, Sleeps 6; Enjoy Autumn in the Berkshires!

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This charming 115-year-old home has just been renovated from floors to ceilings and is better than ever!

The gorgeous new Kitchen features a large marble island with seating area, white Shaker cabinets with quartz counter tops, Bosch whisper-quiet dishwasher, convection oven, garbage disposal, stainless appliances and plenty of kitchen gadgets and supplies for the chef of the family to cook and bake up a feast! (But if you'd rather not cook, it's only 2 blocks to the nearest restaurants!) The Kitchen is open-plan to the Dining Room, with a table that expands to seat up to 12 if you'll be entertaining.

Upstairs, you'll find the 3 bedrooms, all with newly refinished floors and freshly painted walls: the roomy Master, with sunny east and south windows, Art Deco furnishings (but new mattress!) and European linens on the double bed. Bedroom 2 offers a double bed with antique furnishings, and Bedroom 3 is perfect for children, complete with bunk beds.

The upstairs bathroom includes a tub and shower, updated lighting and storage, and linen closet with plenty of towels, hotel-style soaps and shampoos, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and more.

On the main floor, relax in the Living Room with its TV/DVD, Wi-Fi (throughout the house), games, books and puzzles. The full sized sofa-bed also provides a sleeping option without climbing the stairs, if that's easier for you. Just off the living room, the semi-enclosed, east-facing front porch is perfect for your morning coffee or tea.

The beautiful, brand new main floor bathroom features Kohler fixtures and a barrier-free shower. (Although not fully ADA compliant, it is wheelchair-friendly.)

If you have laundry to do, you're welcome to use our brand new Whirlpool front-loading washer and dryer, located in the basement.

Outside, the spacious yard with its southern exposure and colorful maple trees will invite you to linger at the outdoor table. In the winter, there's plenty of room for building snow forts and snowmen, too! In summer, try out the grill and enjoy dining outdoors.

The 2-car garage with electric door openers is available for your use and there is also plenty of additional off-street parking.

We will do anything we can to make your stay wonderful and memorable -- and hope you'll come back soon!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    We have a Children's bedroom with bunk beds, a few games, etc. If you need other items, ask the owner, please....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only in yard or on front porch - thank you for respecting this rule. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please talk with the owner if you are interested in special arrangements in order to allow pets, based on type....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are 4 steps to the back entry, but a mobility-challenged person could sleep on the main floor sofa-bed and use main floor bathroom with barrier-free shower. Please ask owner....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3 - Kids' Room: 2 bunk bed


  • Master Bedroom: 1 double

    Includes a window Air Conditioner unit ...moreless

  • Master: Art Deco Double Bedroom 2: Antique Double Bedroom 3: Bunk Beds Living Room: Queen Sofa Bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Brand new, with barrier-free tiled shower...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower



  • Books:

    There are some here, but lots more available at the library just 4 blocks away....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some family-friendly board games, cards, puzzles ...moreless

  • Television:

    It's not huge, but it's flat screen and has 200+ Cable channels as well as a DVD player....moreless

  • Toys:

    We have a few games and puzzles and a few stuffed animals, but you might like to bring your own favorites, too....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a couple dozen, but there are also lots available 1 block away at the video store, or at the library a few blocks away....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    The heart of the Berkshires, Great Barrington is a year-round destination...wonderful arts, great restaurants, skiing and more. Easy walking distance to the center of town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining area is now open to the kitchen; table has leaves to expand seating to 12, if desired....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Although the house usually stays comfortably cool even in summer, we have an A/C unit downstairs which cools the Kitchen / Dining / Living areas and one upstairs in the Master bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new Whirlpool front-loading dryer...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car garage with electric door openers available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil furnace, quiet radiators (not the kind that clink and clank)...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed Wi-Fi available; information in Arrival Packet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens for the house are provided - cotton, mostly European. Pillows and comforters do not contain feathers....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is approximately 14 x 20 and has a 3-person sofa (with sleeper bed), 2 chairs and a long leather ottoman that can seat 2-3. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of off-street parking in driveway (4-6 cars)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no 'land line,' but you'd probably bring your cell phone anyway, wouldn't you? =)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and kitchen towels provided -- if you need beach towels, please ask owner....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new Whirlpool front-loading washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand new coffee maker with timer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glassware, utensils, table linens all provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new Bosch super-quiet dishwasher - love it!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful, new kitchen, all appliances plus pots, pans, baking supplies, gadgets....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Counter top microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new convection (or traditional) wall oven mounted in island...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, coffee, tea, flour, sugar, condiments, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new GE stainless steel French-door refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new electric cook-top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Brand new toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Please ask owner if you are interested in using bicycles....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious front '3 Seasons' porch with screens and storm windows....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our property is in the center with an empty lot on either side (which we own), so there's plenty of elbow room outside....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a new gas grill with cooking tools and an extra propane tank, as well as a small charcoal grill if you prefer that....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Just 5 minutes from Ski Butternut and 12 minutes from Catamount. Come and SKI for yourself!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Just a little over a mile away is the Berkshire South Regional Community Center, which has a lovely pool and exercise facilities, open to the public for a nominal fee...moreless



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from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Oct 2 - Nov 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,400 $3,000
Holiday Weeks
Nov 24 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,850 $3,750
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,500 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Housekeeping on Checkout $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY (commercial), Great Barrington(private)
Great Barrington, MA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Several to choose from on Main Street
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
North to Lenox or Pittsfield; South to Canaan
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Pittsfield (from Boston) or Wassaic (from NYC)
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mass Pike / I-90
Great Barrington, MA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
2 Blocks...or lots of choices on Main Street
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Butternut is 5 minutes, Catamount is 15
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Mansfield...great for families

Car: Recommended

Nature and culture are both abundant in the Berkshires and Great Barrington is in the center of it all! Hiking on the Appalachian Trail, or many other trails...nearby Tanglewood for world class summer music; Berkshires Jazz, Berkshire Bach, as well as a variety of dance and theater year round. The Norman Rockwell Museum (a must-see!) and Daniel Chester French's Chesterwood are just 15 minutes away. If you like Impressionism, Old Masters and more, The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown is outstanding.

If antiques and collectibles are your passion, Great Barrington has many options...and Route 7 thru the Berkshires is lined with charming antique shops, too.

When winter's here, Ski Butternut offers 22 trails on 110 acres, just 2.5 miles from our house! The best in Massachusetts, snow-making on all trails, affordable and family friendly...check it out!

There is always something interesting happening, outdoors or indoors, in the Berkshires!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: The three of us grew up in very different parts of the world, but we all love mountains, nature, the arts, ethnic foods and skiing! The Berkshires are rich in all those, and Great Barrington is in the heart of it all. After years of coming here, we finally have a place of our own, and look forward to sharing it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington, MA, USA:
This lovely old house had the perfect location, lots of character and 'good bones' hidden beneath layers of linoleum, fake-wood paneling and 1960s carpeting! It was crying out for attention and we fell in love with it! If you'd like to see the 'before and after' photos, we're proud to show off the transformation.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german


  • Beautiful new Kitchen with island

    Beautiful new Kitchen with island

  • Kitchen opens to Dining Room

    Kitchen opens to Dining Room

  • Living Room TV and hallway

    Living Room TV and hallway

  • Master bedroom in summer

    Master bedroom in summer

  • Master bedroom from hall

    Master bedroom from hall

  • Bedroom 3 - Kids' haven

    Bedroom 3 - Kids' haven

  • Front Porch - a favorite morning coffee spot

    Front Porch - a favorite morning coffee spot

  • Front entryway

    Front entryway

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • Upstairs bathroom from hall

    Upstairs bathroom from hall

  • Kitchen view from hallway

    Kitchen view from hallway

  • Back entrance / mud room -- come back soon!

    Back entrance / mud room -- come back soon!

  • View of Kitchen toward pantry and back door

    View of Kitchen toward pantry and back door

  • Partial living room view

    Partial living room view

  • Living Room toward front porch

    Living Room toward front porch

  • Master Bedroom Art Deco dresser

    Master Bedroom Art Deco dresser

  • Bedroom 2, double bed

    Bedroom 2, double bed

  • Dining Room toward Living Room

    Dining Room toward Living Room

  • Kitchen island - great work space & seating area

    Kitchen island - great work space & seating area

  • Driveway & garage

    Driveway & garage

  • Barrier free shower in main floor bathroom

    Barrier free shower in main floor bathroom

  • Upstairs shower

    Upstairs shower

  • Mudroom / back door / corner of garage from kitchen

    Mudroom / back door / corner of garage from kitchen

  • Front of the house in early autumn

    Front of the house in early autumn

VRBO #640319

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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