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BIRD-WATCHERS DELIGHT, BERKSHIRE COUNTRY GET-AWAY WITH A POND!

Robin

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Robin

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014
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BIRD-WATCHERS DELIGHT, BERKSHIRE COUNTRY GET-AWAY WITH A POND!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Lee House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Beautiful, fully renovated getaway at the end of a dirt road, surrounded by protected woodland. The beautiful view of the pond is yours to enjoy. Hike around the pond, take out the canoe or ride a bike. The house is near the Appalachian trail and all area attractions.

Features include 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, brand new kitchen, open living and dining room and laundry room. There is a wood stove available, with gas heat back up. On the Lee/Becket Line, you are 5 minutes from Jacob's Pillow and 15 minutes from Tanglewood.

When you walk in you are on the main floor. It has the kitchen, living/dining room and a half bath. Upstairs is the master bedroom that has 1 queen size bed; 2nd upstairs bedroom has a double bed on the bottom and a twin on top (can't be separated) and a full bath with a tub/shower; downstairs there are three bedrooms--bedroom 1 has a queen bed; downstairs bedroom two has a queen and a twin bed; downstairs bedroom 3 has a twin and not much room for anything else. The downstairs bathroom has a large walk-in tiled shower.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

About Robin

We can get a lot of snow in the Berkshires! This is me on the deck during one of our blizzards!

Robin purchased this house in 2004

Why Robin chose Lee

If you want to feel you are in the middle of the woods, but still are really close to all the things going on in the Berkshires, this is the house for you!

What makes this house unique

Private road, surrounded by protected woodlands and state forest.

Gorgeous views, lots of hiking and fun things to do in both summer, fall and winter! In the spring it is the perfect place for a quiet get-away.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Bird-Watchers Delight, Berkshire Country Get-Away with a Pond!
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
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Bird-Watchers Delight, Berkshire Country Get-Away with a Pond!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124139vb
-(413) 243-2271 (Massachusetts, USA)
Lee Berkshires
Boca Raton FL
5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5
We spent "camp changeover weekend" at owner Robin's tree house perched over a beautiful lake. Her house is meticulously clean, comfortable, updated and just lovely. The master bedroom looks out on to the lake and in the morning you can watch the fog roll around on top of it. There is lots of room very large groups and no one gets in each others way, but the house is surpisingly intimate, so you can feel comfortable as a couple. You don't need to bring a thing, just stop at the store first, because it is about a 5 minute drive to downtown Lee where there is everything you might have forgotten. We hope to come again.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay at my house!

Warmly,
Robin
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Bird-Watchers Delight, Berkshire Country Get-Away with a Pond!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124139vb
-(413) 243-2271 (Massachusetts, USA)
Lee Berkshires
5

Buddy trip or gal pals- what a treat

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed here while on a golf trip in the Berkshires. The place is roomy, clean and very comfortable for larger groups. It is an ideal secluded location, and Robin is the perfect owner. She cares deeply about her tenants and goes out of her way to ensure that we had a great time. I would recommend this to any larger group.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much--it was a pleasure to have you and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Sincerely,
Robin
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Bird-Watchers Delight, Berkshire Country Get-Away with a Pond!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124139vb
-(413) 243-2271 (Massachusetts, USA)
Lee Berkshires
5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home with everything you could possibly need. The main floor is open and is the living area. Bedrooms are up and downstairs. No need to use those floors unless going to bed or showering so it worked very well for us since we had small children. The porch was amazing. W loved the access to the pond and used the canoe daily with my kids. The rickety dock was not as scary as it sounded!

The location was perfect. Secluded on a gravel road but only 10 minutes from Lee. It was also equidistant from Great Barrington and Pittsfield so we could explore all of the places around. Very close to Tanglewood as well.

Robin was helpful and gave us great tips for hiking and swimming places.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Bird-Watchers Delight, Berkshire Country Get-Away with a Pond!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124139vb
-(413) 243-2271 (Massachusetts, USA)
Lee Berkshires
4

Great fun, wonderful house!!!

  • 4 of 5
We spent a beautiful MLK weekend at this gorgeous house!! Highly recommended!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you!
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Bird-Watchers Delight, Berkshire Country Get-Away with a Pond!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124139vb
-(413) 243-2271 (Massachusetts, USA)
Lee Berkshires
NY
1

Let down by Lee.

  • 1 of 5
Although set in a beautiful area on a secluded road my issues are less with the house and more with the owner. We spent a long weekend there recently with friends and children. At first glance the home seems very nice but as you settle in the details emerge. The bedrooms downstairs have hands down the most uncomfortable beds I have ever had the misfortune of laying on. In addition there were little green rodent poison pellets everywhere throughout the downstairs. The home is either 99 degrees or 50 degrees no matter what you try. The shower is equally fickle as the temperature fluctuates between scalding and freezing every 8 seconds. If you bring electronic devices don't plan on using them as the wifi is nonexistent. The main level is smaller than it appears and there is literally one place to sit on the entire floor. The staircase down is meagerly protected by a broken wooden gate that could not keep out a guinea pig. The stairs have no railing on one side which leaves a 10 foot fall wide open. By some small miracle none of the children fell to their doom. The dining furniture was either completely broken or rendered unusable by broken legs. Essentially you have a 12 foot table with 8 broken chairs around it. We had more than one child fall backwards to the floor. Unless you like sitting on the floor I recommend bringing a chair or 12. After our stay the owner informed us that we caused all sorts of damage to the home and would not return our security deposit citing damage to a floor that you can literally see through from one story to the next, and damaged dishware. Literally every cup and bowl I used over the weekend was in some state of disrepair from chipped glasses to cracked mugs. The owner decided to stick our group with the cost of repairs to the sum of over 200 dollars. In the end I would go there again if I brought the following items:
My own bed, no children, a space heater, an air conditioner, a working toilet, a working shower, my own bedding, cups, plates, pans. A mountain lion to combat the apparent rodent infestation, a tent, 14 usable chairs, a new couch, glasses that don't cut you when you drink from them etc.
You get my drift... A great time with great friends was soured by an unscrupulous owner who decided to take advantage. STAY AWAY!!! It's also great to see armed men get out of a truck and walk into the woods your children are sledding in. PS No birds in sight...
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow. I will try to address these accusations.
These renters were warned about the stairs...and the fragile nature of the antique furniture. They said it wouldn't be a problem.
There are 3 heating zones, one for each floor. However if you use the wood stove indiscriminately it is going to make the house very hot. I showed them how to use the stove and warned them about the heat.
The downstairs beds are all new (two years old), and no one has ever complained about them or the water in the showers.
These folks moved furniture, damaged floors, ruined pots and pans and left the house a disaster. They were only there for 3 days but it took over 10 hours to clean the house. I emailed them photos of the damage they had done. Every dish, bowl, cup, pot and pan had to be rewashed. Major pieces of furniture had been moved and not put back. they stained brand new towels, left garbage and crumbs over every floor.
The house is in the woods, next to a state forest. It is hunting season and anyone can hunt on state land. I had told them it is not a good place for kids to be unattended.
The alleged $200 for damages was the $150 cleaning fee, and the cost of replacing things they broke...bowls, mugs, towels, fancy waste baskets. I didn't charge them for much of the damage.
I am sorry their experience was under par, but unfortunately, i tried my best to meet them half way.
Finally, the gate was not broken until they got there. And, there are very few birds in the middle of winter.
This is not a house to come and have a careless 3-day binge while your kids run unattended. Sorry for the unhappy experience.
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Bird-Watchers Delight, Berkshire Country Get-Away with a Pond!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124139vb
-(413) 243-2271 (Massachusetts, USA)
Lee Berkshires
NJ
5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5
Robin has a lovely home. She has kept it very clean and inviting. We would definitely rent her house again.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Nimish!

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Tanglewood Music Center
"I love the special shows, or just to relax on a Sunday afternoon listening to great music."
Jacob's Pillow
"Every Wednesday through Saturday from 6-7 they have a free outside performance in a beautifu..."
Norman Rockwell Museum
"I love the art of Norman Rockwell and the other illustrators they display."
Shakespeare & Company
"World class theater in a beautiful country setting."
Downtown Great Barrington
"vibrant main street with lots of fun shops and things to do."
Berkshire Co-op Market
"local grown produce and a great selection of organic food."
Baba Louie's
"great fresh oven-baked pizza."
Hiking
"so many beautiful hikes around here...just take a walk in the woods, or climb Monument Mount..."
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
"One of the best collections of impressionist painters in the world!"
Farmer's Market
Lee Premium Outlets
"great deals on quality products."
Gypsy Joynt
"fun and funky environment, good food and great music."
Guthrie Center
"wonderful concerts at this historic venue!"
Route 7 Grill
"organic and local grown. Great food and great service."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Laurel Lake, Goose Pond, Monterey Lake
Car: necessary

This area is a cultural and nature mecca. Beautiful hills, mountains, rivers and lakes, as well as dance, music and theater.

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Lee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall/Holidays
Jun 25 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$1,850
$6,900
 
 
winter off season
Mar 1 2015 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,500
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
housecleaning $150
Notes CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation.
Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any
Security deposit is required within 7 days of booking. An advance payment of 50 % of the rental rate is required 60 days before arrival. The advance payment will be applied toward the room rent. Full payment is required within 30 days of arrival. Please make payments in the form of traveler's checks, bank money orders, cashiers checks or personal checks payable to Robin O’Herin. The advance paymen
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Amenities

Lee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , main floor half bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , lower level bathroom with large shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Gorgeous View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd upstairs bdrm with double on the bottom & twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , lower level bedroom, with entrance to outside
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , cozy lower level bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , small, cozy bedroom with a twin bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
the house also has a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

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