About the property
- House1946 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 30 nights
Lovely 4 bedroom, 3 story classic Victorian home in Castle Hill neighborhood!
Amenities: 4 bedrooms, 2 and ½ baths – sleeps 8 total ( max 6 adults), WiFi, cable TV, good cell service, central AC, fenced yard, screened-in porch, covered front porch and deck with Mountain views.
Built in 1903, this updated and yet stunning example of Victorian craftsmanship is a perfect place for family and friends looking to find an easy getaway in the Berkshires. The interior is sunny and bright with a clean and modern design. The exterior is classic Victorian with several outdoor features such as a covered front porch with outdoor seating, screened-in supper porch, and large back deck with barbeque and views and access to the fenced-in yard, this home offers wonderful possibilities.
The sought after, well-regarded neighborhood called “The Hill” is a throw back to an easier time where children actually climb trees and ride their bikes in the street. An easy 5-minute walk will find you in the center of downtown Great Barrington for a meal, shopping, shows, cinema, galleries and much more. This home is also an easy walk (or 1 minute drive) to Lake Mansfield Park for swimming (sandy beach with lifeguard on duty!) picnicking, or having fun on the climber/swing sets. No motorboats allowed but canoes/kayaks are available for rent in town or bring your own! This lovely in-town location is 5 minutes from Ski Butternut, 15 minutes to Catamount, 25 minutes to Tanglewood and 25 minutes to Jacob’s Pillow.
The house is well appointed on the ground floor level with a large living room, music parlor including a grand piano, large eat-in kitchen (at the counter seats 5), separate dining room area with large farm table and French café chairs with seating for 8, ½ bath, and large pantry/laundry room. The living room and parlor comfortably seats 10 guests. There are inviting touches throughout the house such as: lovely artwork, books, games, puzzles and toys to entertain both children and adults! The kitchen is well equipped with high-end stainless appliances and All-Clad and Le Creuset cookwear. All tools needed for baking are available including a Kitchen-aid stand mixer. Kitchen includes a large assortment of high-end small appliance including microwave, food processor, blender, coffee maker and 4-slot toaster. At the kitchen sink, a Multi-Pure water filter system is built-in. The deck and screened porch are accesses from both the kitchen and the living room.
The second floor has 2 bedrooms: the master suite with a king bed and full bathroom with tub/shower combination, ensuite. The second large bedroom has a queen bed and access to the 2nd floor porch. A second bath is on this floor and shares a full bathroom, shower only.
The third floor is a delightful converted attic space with two rooms. One bedroom has 4 twin beds: 2 extra long singles and the third is a twin trundle, which can be made up as a twin, two twins or a king-- perfect for a group sleepover. The other room has one extra-long twin and small trundle bed. All three floors have central air-conditioning.
The extra-long twins have organic rubber mattress and due to their generous length and quality, these mattresses are very comfortable for adults as well as children.
Outside you have a delightful front sitting porch and lovely cottage gardens with pathways leading to the front walk and side parking area. The back sun deck is private, with outdoor seating and a grill for dining al fresco. There is also a cozy screen tea porch, on the side of the house, accessed through the family room. The yard is fenced with a delightful playhouse!
Most mattress and pillows are organic natural rubber. Bed and bath linens are high-quality. The house is cleaned and maintained with only natural chemical-free products.
NO Smoking and Please inquire about (well trained!) pets.
-E-check is our recommended payment method because there are no additional fees as per below.
-Credit Card: Renter is responsible for the additional 3% credit card fee when booking through this site. In some instances, an additional 2% international surcharge may apply for a credit cards issued outside of United States.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The rental payment is non-refundable. However, if the Tenant is unable to use the Premises as stated, Berkshire Rental Properties agrees to make a reasonable attempt to lease the home on Tenant's behalf and shall rebate to Tenant the net amount of rental received by Homeowner, less a 15% re-booking fee.
Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties
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About Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties
Hello! I am Claudia Laslie, owner and creator of Berkshire Rental Properties, specializing in both long and short term vacation rentals, throughout the Southern Berkshires, since 2005. My role is to act as liaison between renter and homeowner and to assist the owner in preparing their rental so that renters have a wonderful experience and want to return to the Berkshires again and again. I moved to Great Barrington in 2003 along with my two children who were quite young at the time. Looking to supplement my income, I would clean my house top to bottom, pack my kids into their car seats, and rent out my house for weekends. In talking about it with friends, one thing lead to another and before long I was helping others to do the same! My company has come a long way from those early vacation rental pioneering days... thank goodness. BRP provides seasoned guidance to both homeowners as they prepare their homes as well as to potential renters to help them find the best property that fits their needs. I also assist with long term rentals, both furnished and unfurnished. I am a licensed MA real estate broker represented by Lance Vermeulen Real Estate Inc. If are ready to think about buying your first home, down-sizing your current, looking for an investment property (my specialty!) or finding that second home, I'd be happy to discuss your goals with you and go see some properties! The Mission: Berkshire Rental Properties aspires to deliver clean well-prepared homes, through honest advertising, to the mutual satisfaction of both homeowner and guest, by making meaningful connections.
Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties purchased this House in 2012
Why Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties chose Great Barrington
This is a fabulous rental in a perfectly charming Great Barrington location. The owners have taken much attention to detail, providing a well-prepared home complete with a beautiful fenced lawn and gardens, several restored porches and a new deck out the back. You will love this beautiful home!
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LEASE: All renters will be required to sign a lease agreement specific to the property, outside of VRBO. PAYMENT INFORMATION -E-check is our recommended payment method because there are no additional fees. -Credit Card: Renter is responsible for the additional 3% credit card fee when booking through this site. In some instances, an additional 2% international surcharge may apply for a credit cards issued outside of United States. CANCELLATION POLICY: The rental payment is non-refundable. However, if the Tenant is unable to use the Premises as stated, Berkshire Rental Properties agrees to make a reasonable attempt to lease the home on Tenant's behalf and shall rebate to Tenant the net amount of rental received by Homeowner, less a 15% re-booking fee.