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COMFORTABLE BERKSHIRE HOME - 2 BED/BATH; AC; FIREPLACE; BBQ; SM. KEYBOARD PIANO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

UPSCALE COMFORT - 2 BED/2 BATH; 2 COTS; FIREPLACE; BBQ; GREAT FALL FOLIAGE VIEWS

SUPER COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED, MULTI-WINDOWED, CONTEMPORARY "Post and Beam" home - Fireplace, Cathedral Wood Beamed Ceiling in Great Room. (See detailed description below). It sits on two acres in pristine woodlands on a quiet country road. PERFECT FOR AUTUMN LEAF VIEWING SEASON and FOREST WALKS/HIKES! House encourages relaxation and even romance (a wedding proposal was made and accepted here!). Enjoy your PRIVACY and PEACEFUL LOCATION while viewing the autumn leaves/winter views from every room AND still have EASY ACCESS to many outdoor and cultural venues (See Below) .

HOME DESCRIPTION DETAILS: 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. Light Housekeeping provided weekly at owner expense for guests staying more than two weeks. The sunny, multiple-windowed, beamed VAULTED 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 ( w/ piano keyboard and card table) that can be converted into a sleeping area for two, and a SEPARATE DINING ROOM. All rooms 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.

OUTDOOR VENUES IN FALL/WINTER:

WALKING/ HIKING TRAILS : BECKET QUARRY Trails and Outdoor Museum, APPALACHIAN TRAIL, BASIN and FINNERTY'S POND TRAILS, ; CHESTER RR BRIDGES, OTIS/ BECKET/BLANFORD FOREST TRAILS, the residential, country road from the driveway -- 2 to 18 min.

BIKING TRAILS: We are central to two excellent trails -- the COLOMBIA GREENWAY from MA to CT. (starts in Westfield, MA to CT.) and the ASHUWILLTICOOK TRAIL (starts in Pittsfield to N. Adams, MA.) - 25 min.

X-CO SKI and SNOW SHOE CENTER: Equiptment Rentals are available if you do not have your own - 15 min.

DOWNHILL SKI CENTERS: OTIS RIDGE, BOSQUET, BUTTERNUT: 15-45

GOLF (as weather permits): See Summer Below

OUTLET SHOPPING and ANTIQUING: BECKET ANTIQUES/ LEE OUTLETS/ SHEFFIELD and LENOX SHOPS : 12- 30 min.

OUTDOOR VENUES IN SUMMER --

CENTER POND ( a NEARBY SWIMMING - KYACK/CANOE LAKE); BUCKLEY-DUNTON POND ( a KYACK/CANOE/FISHING ONLY LAKE -- 8 and 15 min.

TENNIS: at Town Court -12 min.

GOLF COURSES : Waconah, Taconic, Cranwell 30 - 45 min.

NATURE WALKS/HIKING: see above info.; BIKING: see above trail info.

SUMMER DAY CAMPS: GREYLOCK/ WATITO/ CHIMNEY CORNERS/ CAMP LENOX : 8 - 20 min.

CULTURAL VENUES IN SUMMER:

BECKET ARTS CENTER - 15 min.

JACOB'S PILLOW INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTER - 12 min.;

TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER - 30 min;

YEAR - ROUND CULTURAL VENUES ---MUSEUMS, ARTS CENTERS and

THEATERS

BECKET MULLEN HOUSE; BECKET ARTS CENTER,

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM in STOCKBRIDGE,

"THE MOUNT" ( Edith Wharton's home ) in LENOX,

CHESTERWOOD in STOCKBRIDGE,

VENTFORD HALL in LENOX,

CHESTER THEATER,

SHAKESPEARE & CO.,

BARRINGTON STAGE,

BERKSHIRE THEATER FESTIVAL,

MAHAIWE/ TRIPLEX/ BEACON CINEMA -- 5 - 35 min.

INTERNET can be accessed ONLY via your OWN HOT SPOT/CELL PHONE. Free connectivity is 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.

RESTAURANTS (list and recommendations provided).

GROCERIES/ STAPLES/ DELI can be found at our nearby Becket "Country" Store/Deli (6 minutes) as well as great pancake breakfasts!

More Details

Owner
Ann
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 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!! Super clean and comfortable!! Rural ambiance yet close access 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 Fall GREAT LEAF VIEWING from every window. In Winter -- Enjoy romantic aura of the authentic wood-burning fireplace while relaxing on the posh leather furniture and viewing snowscape outside. Linens/Towels/Light Housekeeping provided weekly at owners expense for guests staying 2 weeks or longer. Small Keyboard Piano in Study/Den.

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

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 ...
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:
Private Pick-Up and Deliver Laundry Service can be arranged by guests who want to contract w/nearby Laundry . 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, Keyboard Piano. Cribbage game, Croquet set. Berkshire Attractions Guide Book and brochures. NO smoking on premises (inside, on decks, on driveway, on lawns).

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COMFORTABLE BERKSHIRE HOME - 2 BED/BATH; AC; FIREPLACE; BBQ; SM. KEYBOARD PIANO
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful Berkshires countryside location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this Berkshire home over the Columbus Day weekend despite the unrelenting rain! The home is very clean and well appointed, especially the living areas, kitchen and beautiful master suite on the upper level. The bedroom on the lower level would benefit from a more comfortable bed and exposure to increased natural light. Ann and David were gracious hosts, left us a lovely bottle of wine and attended to our requests promptly. An upgrade to the wireless network is expected in the future and that would be a great boon.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thanks for alerting me to the mattress firmness. This is the first I heard of it. I am adding another mattress pad to create more softness and will test it myself. Take care - Ann
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere to escape to that was an easy drive from NYC - somewhere that we could spend three days just doing nothing. This was the perfect place. A beautiful, comfortable, home tucked away in the woods but convenient to all the Berkshire things to do, had we wanted to. The host/owners have thought of everything. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I had a lovely time in this lovely home. The owner was gracious and kind and helped get us oriented to the house and its surroundings. We highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $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 $125. 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 $20.00. Check-in time is generally between 2 - 4 pm but we are flexible; Check-out by 11 am, but we are flexible. No Smoking on premises. Internet access ONLY via YOUR OWN HOT SPOT. Connectivity is available at our local library,down the road, which has private work stations and comfortable couches, and at nearby Country Store.

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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