HILLSIDE HIDEAWAY WITH TROUT STREAMS

Rika Alper

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
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HILLSIDE HIDEAWAY WITH TROUT STREAMS

Becket House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

You can 'have it all' in the Berkshires! Our cozy contemporary home is less than 30 minutes from all Berkshire cultural and historical attractions, but tucked away in woodsy peace and privacy. Our four acres look out over a large lawn, lovely flower and herb garden, old apple orchard, and trout stream to a facing wooded ridge. Large windows and doors and a wraparound deck bring the beautiful views of trees and sky into the house. Our hillside location at 2000 feet elevation ensures cool breezes all summer and lots of snow in the winter.

The house provides everything you need for a comfortable and convenient vacation (or honeymoon!) All linens and towels, a wood-burning fireplace, completely equipped kitchen stocked with food staples, a Dux bed, 'smart' TV with internet and Netflix, sound system, and lots of activities for kids, including a tall swing, raspberries and blueberries to pick, and toys and games.

Within four miles from the house you will discover a sandy beach and boat launch on a large lake, horseback and trail riding, two cross-country ski areas, hiking on the Appalachian trail, blueberry picking, and access to October Mountain, the largest state forest in Massachusetts.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
This house provided a much needed break from the bustling streets of San Francisco. The four of us had a great time, and all agree that it was a much better alternative to staying at a motel 6 or some other motel here in the Berkshires....We are all native New Englanders and after staying in this house, there is a bit of sadness having to go back to the West coast.
Oct 2004
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Rika Alper

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
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Our family lives in New Jersey when we aren't spending time enjoying and working on our Berkshires hideaway. We are always excited to get here, and sad to leave......

Rika Alper purchased this house in 1997

We were renters here for several summers and fell in love with the house and location. When we heard that the house was on the market, we were horrified that 'our' country house was for sale. We scraped together the down payment, and bought the house! Now we can welcome renters like us to fall in love with the Berkshires too!

The quiet, the constant background sound of the river, the amazing fresh air and water, the fluffy rich soil that makes everything GROW, the fact that all you can see in every direction is TREES, all the good times at: Sunny Banks Ranch, Blueberry Hill, Center Pond, the Becket Arts Center, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Dreamaway Lodge, and all the other amazing Berkshire destinations that surround us on all sides.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Travel with confidence
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54176vb
(973) 783-0853
Becket Berkshires
Boston
5

FOURTH SUMMER VISIT -- BETTER THAN EVER.

  • 5 of 5
We've been visiting this house for four summers now. The owners think of everything you could possibly need to make this a home away from home. If you're bringing kids, there are lots of toys, games and dvds. For the grown-ups there are always lots of books, brochures from area attractions, streaming Netflix, even cookbooks. The kitchen is very well-equipped. The grounds and garden are beautiful and very well-maintained. The owners are very responsive to questions while you're there. This is a great combination of all the creature comforts you could want and a sense of being in nature -- hearing the babbling brook down the hill, and the birds singing, and gazing at open skies and swaying trees. Becket is quiet and peaceful with easy access to all the other towns -- Lenox, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, etc. This house absolutely lives up to its listing and more. The sense of comfort and calm to come from being there are the intangibles that can't be measured. I would highly recommend this house and hope to return again and again. Endless thanks to the owners for providing such a perfect home away from home.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love sharing the house with people who enjoy it as much as we do!
business
Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54176vb
(973) 783-0853
Becket Berkshires
Boston
5

OUR THIRD STAY, ANOTHER PERFECT WEEK

  • 5 of 5
Third summer visit to this wonderful place. As I wrote in the past, this house really lives up to all of its billing, and much, much more. Replacing the sounds of the city with the sounds of birds (including a woodpecker!), the glare of city lights with a spectacularly starry sky works its magic. And, at the same time, we're staying in a house that is as well-equipped as our own. Anything we think of is always at hand. Being a short ride from both Jacob's Pillow and the Dream Away is great -- and on pretty country roads. This house is clean and homey with lots of interesting touches. It's built to take great advantage of the views. And there's even a tree swing. And, the owners are immediately responsive to any questions or needs; including lots of good area information at the house and email and phone access any time. This hillside hideaway is everything we look for in a vacation rental, and reflects the care and attention of the owners.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54176vb
(973) 783-0853
Becket Berkshires
Windsor, ON
5

A WONDERFUL RETREAT--WE HAD A LOVELY TIME!

  • 5 of 5
The house is great, and well-outfitted for a family of four (two adults, two kids). You could easily have one or two more people without feeling cramped, except that there is only one bathroom. The view is great, the furnishings were comfortable and there is appealing art on the walls. We very much enjoyed our stay and are already trying to plan our summer 2013 to be able to return!

Try to plan your arrival to show up while it's still light out...it can be a little stressful finding your way along the back roads in the dark. Also, if you are in Lenox or Pittsfield there is a northern approach to the cabin that is much easier than the directions from Lee.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54176vb
(973) 783-0853
Becket Berkshires
Boston
5

SECOND VISIT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST!

  • 5 of 5
We loved it here so much last year that we came back again this summer. As we found last year, this property totally lives up to its promises. The house and grounds are lovely and beautifully kept. Everything you could possibly need is there. Sitting on the deck and listening to the birds, watching the trees sway in the breeze, soaking up the sun is an experience of complete relaxation. And, it's a perfect launching point for visits to Jacob's Pillow, the Dream Away Lodge, Tanglewood, Stockbridge, Pittsfield, etc. The owners are extremely helpful and make themselves available for any questions that may arise while you're there (although their thorough resource binder in the house pretty much answers any anticipated questions.) The house is immaculately clean and very comfortable. We hope to return again next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54176vb
(973) 783-0853
Becket Berkshires
Boston
5

EXCEEDED OUR HIGH EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
Never before have we found a summer rental to live up to its description or to our expectations. This wonderful house did -- and more. Rika and John have made a perfect getaway and thought of everything that one may need while there. We were so comfortable and very quickly felt very much at home. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for, the views spectacular. Easy access to all the cultural attractions of the Berkshires but when you're at the house, it's quiet and secluded and private. The perfect combination. We hope to return again and again. It is heartening to find such a haven and the people who created it and are willing to share it!
Rika and John provided excellent directions, suggestions, instructions, etc. and were available for questions, even while we were there. Couldn't ask for better owners or a better spot to spend a lovely vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hillside Hideaway with Trout Streams
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54176vb
(973) 783-0853
Becket Berkshires
Boston
5

EXCEEDED OUR HIGH EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
Never before have we found a summer rental to live up to its description or to our expectations. This wonderful house did -- and more. Rika and John have made a perfect getaway and thought of everything that one may need while there. We were so comfortable and very quickly felt very much at home. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for, the views spectacular. Easy access to all the cultural attractions of the Berkshires but when you're at the house, it's quiet and secluded and private. The perfect combination. We hope to return again and again. It is heartening to find such a haven and the people who created it and are willing to share it!
Rika and John provided excellent directions, suggestions, instructions, etc. and were available for questions, even while we were there. Couldn't ask for better owners or a better spot to spend a lovely vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Pittsfield
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-90 Massachusetts Turnpike
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Center Pond, Becket MA
Car: necessary

Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Children's Rodeo, Horseback Riding Lessons and Trail Rides, Blueberry Picking, Canoeing, Theatre, Historic Sites, Music Festivals and Concerts, Historic Train Rides, October Mountain State Forest, Canterbury Farm X-Country Ski Area, Otis Ridge Ski Area, Jiminy Peak Ski Area, Butternut Ski Area

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Availability & Rates

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Becket House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $900-$1000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Jul & Aug .. $975/week .. $1900/2 weeks.
  • 2 Weeks Minimum Preferred in Jul & Aug.
  • Holiday Weekends $575/weekend.
  • Call or Write for Off-Season Availability.

Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double size bed on the bottom, single size bed on the top
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • skiing
Notes:
Fully stocked kitchen with all staples and spices, Large Wooden Deck, Tall Swing, Flower, Berry, and Herb Garden