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Ideal Location, Freshly Renovated, Sleeps 6; Four minutes from Butternut!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Classic, quiet 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath in-town home near everything you seek!

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!

More Details

Kendra St. John
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Kendra St. John

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.

Kendra St. John purchased this house in 2013

Why Kendra St. John chose Great Barrington

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.


Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Brand new, with barrier-free tiled shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - Kids' Room - 2 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , Includes a window Air Conditioner unit
  • Master: Art Deco Double Bedroom 2: Antique Double Bedroom 3: Bunk Beds Living Room: Queen Sofa Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Ideal Location, Freshly Renovated, Sleeps 6; Four minutes from Butternut!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great location, super clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four plus a dog had a wonderful time staying at this house. The house is in a residential area and it is a pleasant 10 minute walk to downtown Great Barrington. The town itself is very nice and we enjoyed walking there and browsing different stores. We were doing lots of hiking and visited local towns - everything was within a 20 minute drive. The house was immaculate and well appointed. My wife and daughter who love to cook were very impressed by the kitchen and the layout and were happy to show off their culinary art. Even though the description and pictures were accurate, I believe the house is even better. It was extremely cold during our stay but the heating unit worked wonderfully. We have only great things to say about the house and Kendra - the owner. I highly recommend this place to any family interested in exploring Berkshires.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location, well stocked, very clean and kind and attentive owners

  • 5 of 5

Easy location to town and hiking spots. Immaculate. Great owners

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming Great Barrington house with beautiful kitchen

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a lovely week in the house for a ski/Berkshires vacation. The house is very warm and welcoming (thank you for the lovely goodie basket). The kitchen was fun to cook in ad the open space of the kitchen and the dining room allowed to a family atmosphere. There were plenty of activities for the children in the house (including the bunk beds with plenty of stuffed animals, toys, books, games). The house was very clean and well-kept. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of bedding, towels, etc. The owners were very responsive to any concerns. It was a short distance to all the things that we needed - very convenient. It was everything we hoped for. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Weekend Rental ~ Comfort, Convenience, & Charm

  • 5 of 5

My family celebrated Thanksgiving at the charming, well appointed home in Great Barrington. The house is well located, convenient to downtown restaurants and shopping (less than 15 minute walk to Main Street). Close to Butternut and Catamount Ski Areas as well as towns of Stockbridge, South Egremont, Lenox. An easy drive to Hudson, NY (40 minutes). Owners have nicely updated this home ~ terrific and spacious kitchen and dining area, compact but comfortable living room/parlor, and bathrooms.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful house in a beautiful location! We comfortably fit 5 adults and 2 children. We were greeted with a welcome basket, tips on things to do, and toys and puzzles for the kids. Very responsive hosts. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, spacious home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this wonderful house - beautifully restored with fantastic amenities, including a wonderful kitchen, back yard and new shower room.

The house was perfect for six of us - my parents and our two kids. The kids loved the bunk beds, and the neighborhood was perfect -close to Main Street, and quiet and peaceful. Thanks for making our stay so special - all the personal details meant so much, including a welcome hamper and fridge that was already well stocked. A pleasure!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany, NY (commercial), Great Barrington(private)
Nearest Barpub
Several to choose from on Main Street
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
North to Lenox or Pittsfield; South to Canaan
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Pittsfield (from Boston) or Wassaic (from NYC)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Mass Pike / I-90
Nearest Restaurant
2 Blocks...or lots of choices on Main Street
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Ski Butternut is 5 minutes, Catamount is 15
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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