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UPSCALE BERKSHIRE HOME - 2 BED/BATHS; AC; BBQ; NEAR J.PILLOW/SWIM-KAYACK LAKE/

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 26 nights

Overview

About the property

SUPER COMFORTABLE- 2 BED/2 BATH; 2 COTS; AC; 12 MIN-J.PILLOW, 6 MIN-LAKE& HIKING

SUPER COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED, MULTI-WINDOWED, CONTEMPORARY (cathedral ceiling/wood beamed/fireplace great room), "Post and Beam" home. It sits on two acres in pristine woodlands on a quiet country road. Ambiance encourages relaxation and even romance (a wedding proposal was made and accepted here!). Enjoy your privacy while viewing the changing seasons from every room and the back deck AND enjoy easy access to J. Pillow and Tanglewood.

The home has TWO SEPARATE BEDROOMS - each w/OWN BATHROOM. The HUGE master bedroom in the CATHEDRAL-CEILING LOFT features a KING-SIZE bed, en-suite bath (jetted tub), floor to ceiling windows, skylight, ceiling fan, TV/DVR sitting area, wall-to-wall carpet, walk-in closet. The main level second bedroom features a QUEEN-SIZE bed and en-suite bath. All linens are provided. The sunny, multiple-windowed, beamed CATHEDRAL-CEILING LIVING ROOM has an authentic brick wood-burning FIREPLACE, a 48" TV/DVR, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled w/books, games, and brochures describing local Berkshire attractions/venues. There is a fully-equipped MODERN KITCHEN, a quiet carpeted LOFT STUDY area that can be converted into a sleeping area for two, and a SEPARATE DINING ROOM -- all of which oversee woods and the spacious yards. Wood floors add rustic appeal. There is also a REAR SUNDECK w/ BBQ and outdoor furniture. In the summer, Central AC is available as needed. No smoking on premises.

INTERNET access is via your OWN HOT SPOT/cell phone. Free connectivity is also available in our nearby newly renovated local library (12 minutes) and at the Becket "Country"- General store (6 minutes). Our Town is in process of acquiring fiber optic connectivity, but it is not here yet.

VERY EASY ACCESS to: CENTER POND - A NEARBY SWIMMING - KYACK LAKE; BUCKLEY-DUNTON KYACK/CANOE/FISHING ONLY LAKE; JACOB's PILLOW DANCE CENTER; Children's Summer CAMPS (Greylock, Watito, Chimney Corners Day Camp); TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER; HIKING TRAILS (BECKET QUARRY Outdoor Museum & Trails, the Appalachian Trail, Basin Pond); MUSEUMS (Norman Rockwell, "The Mount" - Edith Wharton's home, Chesterwood, the Mullen House, and more); THEATERS (Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theater Festival, Chester Theater); LEE OUTLET SHOPPING; Restaurants (list and recommendations provided); SKIING (X-Co, Downhill at Butternut, Otis Ridge, Jimney Peak); Antique Shopping. Our nearby Becket "Country" Store/Deli (6 minutes) has groceries, free WIFI, and great pancake breakfasts!

More Details

Owner
Ann
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Ann

We are retired professionals who discovered the Berkshires after our children had grown up in our previous home. The increased traffic and congested/"built-out" community there no longer suited us. So we moved to Becket! Love the small town ambiance/facilities AND access to all kinds of cultural events and offerings in the Berkshires. One of us totally enjoys outdoor activities in all the seasons and the other mostly enjoys playing tennis year round. We both enjoy the cultural offerings here. The fact that we never lack for company is certainly indicative of the popularity of Berkshire living!

Ann purchased this house in 2015

Why Ann chose Berkshires

Beautifully constructed and furnished house in quiet area. No traffic noise! Many windows! Rural ambiance yet close to theater, music venues, museums, sports venues all year round.

What makes this house unique

Fresh Country Air. Privacy. Spacious, yet Cozy. Bright and Sunny Year-round. In Summertime -- CENTRAL AC comfort available if needed. In Winter -- Enjoying romantic aura of the authentic wood-burning fireplace from the posh leather sofa.

Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Master bathroom - jet tub/shower, large closet, full length stand alone mirror - en-suite Second bathroom - shower, etc. All linens provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Size Bed in Loft Bedroom Queen Size Bed in Main Level Bedroom 2 Cots can be set up as needed in the Study (Wall-to-Wall Carpet, Skylight, Windows) See Photos
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Turn-key kitchen -- full walls of cabinets, granite counters, all dishes, silverware, pots, glassware (including wine glasses), wine rack, center island, towels. DVD player and a few DVDs, Two TVs, books, playing cards, Cribbage game, Croquet set. Berkshire Attractions Guide Book and brochures. NO smoking on premises (inside, on decks, on driveway, on lawns).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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UPSCALE BERKSHIRE HOME - 2 BED/BATHS; AC; BBQ; NEAR J.PILLOW/SWIM-KAYACK LAKE/
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

A big, beautiful house, with many amenities, a well-stocked kitchen and lovely hosts. Two very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, perfect for two couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great house. Not as convenient or easy to drive to as we had hoped, from cultural events.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

These hosts have created a home that's welcoming and warm. Our family reunion was a total success ...we wanted for nothing. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with another couple, and it was perfect for us. Each couple had plenty of privacy and their own bathroom. We barbecued one night and had everything we needed for a convivial dinner in this spacious, lovely house. The lake nearby was perfect for a swim and picnic. Ann couldn't have been nicer and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed (including olive oil!). There's also lots of good hiking nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great place and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This house was upscale, clean and comfortable. Great high ceilings, huge loft bedroom suite upstairs, great Jacuzzi bath upstairs, great back porch with grill, comfortable and high quality furniture, etc. Great house to stay if you want a nice country retreat. Owners were very friendly, organized and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review! Ann
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Sharon, MA
5

A very nice getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Ann's home is so warm and inviting, it was clean and well kept, and is even nicer than the photos. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it, she is a wonderful host and very accommodating. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Ann :)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bradley at Hartford, Ct OR Albany, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Blandford, MA
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Pittsfield or Albany Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Route 20
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Canterbury Farms X-CO Ski Center; Butternut
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Center Pond
Car: necessary

See Owner-provided suggestion/information sheet

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Rates & Availability

Becket House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aug.4 - Sept. 1
Aug 4 2017 - Sep 1 2017
26 night minimum stay
$180
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
AUTUMN I
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
AUTUMN II
Oct 11 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER I
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
X-MAS/NEW YRS
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER II
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,100
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refund 100% within 60 days of cancellation; 50% within 30 days of cancellation. Pay a $59. Damage Protection fee. Cleaning fee is $120. Mud room and/or rear deck are available for outdoor gear/boots/shoes. Weekly light cleaning service will be provided at owner's expense for rentals longer than two weeks in length. Children require approval by owner. Extra guests require approval by owner at added fee per night of $15.00. Check-in time is generally between 2 - 6 pm but we are flexible; Check-out by 11 am, but we are flexible. No Smoking on premises. Internet access (beyond using your own hot spot) is available at our local library,down the road, which has private work stations and comfortable couches. Nearby Country Store also has internet access.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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