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Lakefront Cottage in the Tranquil Berkshires

Jennifer

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Lakefront Cottage in the Tranquil Berkshires

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Becket Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms,1 loft, 1 full bathroom. Sleeps 6 comfortably.

Becket is in the heart of The Berkshire Mountains and is a famous cultural and arts center. It is also a nature lovers destination. The area provides something for everyone: fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding. Jacob's Pillow is 5 minutes away, Tanglewood is @30 min. Also close by are: Lee Prime Outlets, Becket Arts Center, Appalachian Trail,Norman Rockwell Museum, summer stock theaters, Berkshire Museum, Jiminy Peak, Arrowhead, Botanical Gardens and much more!

Our cottage was built in 2006. Inside, there is a large Lr/Dr area that looks out at the lake. There is a large flat screen TV with satellite & DVD player plus a fireplace & dining table in this room. The 2 bedrooms each have a queen size bed. The kitchen is fully equipped. The large loft has a futon & 2 air mattresses.Washer & dryer included. There is an finished screened-in porch/3 season room & attached garage. Outside,there is a gas grill,chairs,portable fire pit, 20 ft.dock, a beautiful lake & wonderful fresh air!

Property Location: The cottage is located in The Sherwood Forest Private Community which is off of Rt 20 in Becket,MA. There are 5 lakes within this community and many miles of country roads. There is even a General Store where you can get GREAT, inexpensive breakfasts and lunches or perhaps pick up an item that you didn't bring with you!

Overall, 'The Forest' is a safe, relaxed, eclectic and friendly environment.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2015

About Jennifer

My husband Tim, my brother-in law Dan and myself (along with the help of all the family & many friends) built this house ourselves in 2005-2006. We did this in our 'spare time'. Needless to say, we did not get much rest for that year!

Jennifer purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Jennifer chose Becket

It is situated on a beautiful double lot with 190 ft of lakefront. It is quiet & peaceful....the perfect place to get away & relax. We take great pride in it.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a custom built home with large rooms. It was built with the lay of the land in mind so there are no decks; you just walk right out to the backyard. There are only 3 stairs going up to the second level & 4 to the loft. The view of the lake is spectacular

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice, relaxing week. Fishing was a big success! Great cottage home!
Jul 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Lakefront Cottage in the Tranquil Berkshires
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

We had a wonderful vacation again!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our return visit. The home is lovely and well provisioned for our stay. So much to do because of the water crafts and the nearby beach. The fish were jumping.

Very quiet, relaxing and a beautiful setting.

Can not wait for next year

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catherine! It is always a pleasure to have you and we are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again next year!
5

wonderful home in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jennifer and Tim, your home is just as you described only better ! the lake is so peaceful especially during the week, I really enjoyed using the kayak and sitting on the dock. Everything was clean and comfortable and can't wait to go back.

Definitely recommend to families , couple or friends. We also enjoyed going to Jacobs Pillow outside evening performance

Thanks

Joan and Steve Fitzgerald

Portsmouth RI

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joan & Steve. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure to meet you both.
5

Colleen & Sean

  • 5 of 5

We love Sherwood Forest and spend a lot of time in the area...Your home was absolutely beautiful, we cant stop talking about what a wonderful time we had and how much we enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you Jennifer & Tim for sharing your home with us we will definitely be back!

Colleen & Sean

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colleen & Sean. We take great pride in our cottage & are always thrilled when people really enjoy themselves. You are always welcome back!
5

The Magnificent Hawks Nest

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the Berkshires for many years and no place has ever been so special. The house is situated on a magnificent lake that provides a beautiful landscape to enjoy with all senses. The swimming, boating, bird watching and catch/release fishing are all right out the door. The amenities in the house make you feel as if you are home without having to bring along those comforts. The owners were a pleasure to work with. We will be returning again!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian!! Even though you put us to shame with the "record holding" amount of fish that you have caught, you & your family are always welcome at the cottage. You are great!
5

Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

this is a beautifully decorated,quiet and well appointed vacation home with everything you need for comfort. Patio, screen porch, living room and master bedroom all look out at the lake ,only feet away. Good beds, nice linens, plenty of kitchen dishes and pots and pans. Quiet lake is great for canoing or kayaking. We hope to be back this summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary. We try very hard to make it comfortable & relaxing. You and your family are welcome anytime.

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Springfield
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Mass Pike
Car: necessary

Becket is in the heart of the Berkshires, which is a cultural, art and nature-lover's destination. Something for everyone including swimming, boating, fishing, antiquing, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, listening to the Boston Pops at Tanglewood, watching performances at Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Co., summer stock theaters, shopping at the Outlets or Berkshire Mall or just relaxing in your own backyard next to a beautiful lake.Close to Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Great Barrington. Rural without being remote!

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Rates & Availability

From $1,400 Per week

Becket Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Notes 7 day minimum stay required..
.Refundable $350. security deposit is required.Will be returned immediately after inspection.
Cancellations will be given full refund up to May 1st. 50% refund will be given up to May 31st. Further refunds are only given if house can be re-rented. Rental must be paid in full along with security deposit 1 month prior to arrival.
Half of the rental period fee is due to confirm the booking. The remainder (half plus security deposit) is due 1 month before the beginning of the rental date. Payments accepted are Personal check, Bank check or Money Order (in U.S.Funds).Taxes, cleaning fees etc. are included in the charge.
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Amenities

Becket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bring towels & toiletries. Toilet paper & paper towels are provided. There is also a hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 air matresses
  • Bring your own linens. If you are unable to bring queen sized linens, the house is stocked with some. Pillows, blankets & quilts are provided. There are 2 alarm clocks.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a Community beach 2 houses down where you can swim & sunbath. You can also sunbath & fish from our private dock. If you just want to relax on land, there is a nice hammock in the backyard along with adirondak chairs, many directors chairs and a Zero gravity chair! A gas grill & fire pit are provided.The screened in porch is also nice for morning coffee or afternoon nap! Kayaks(2) & rafts(2) are on site but use of the lake or anything else on the property is at your own risk. Pets are not allowed.

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