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Book Spring.Summer reservations may include Tanglewood lawn tkts. Week

Gayle

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights

Gayle

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Book Spring.Summer reservations may include Tanglewood lawn tkts. Week

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights

Overview

Great Barrington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

This fabulous house with a cook's kitchen, boasting a Wolf 6 burner range and two Miele dishwashers is well located close to all area venues.. Exquisite wood floors and a gas fireplace grace the morning room adjacent to this kitchen where you will have wonderful meals. The dining/living room adds an additional spacious sitting and eating area. Lunches on the patio are splendid reminders of lunches in small inns in Tuscany or Provence.

You will have an oversized one car garage and parking for three additional cars. Deer Trail is a private street with 4 other homes that are not visible from this house which sits so beautifully at the top of a hill. This is truly the illusion of seclusion, as you are five minutes from the center of Great Barrington with super markets, specialty food shops, clothing stores, restaurants, live theater and movies. A good walk will take you Taft Farms, which sells their own fresh produce, baked goods and flowers.

With the lake nearby for kids and adults , hiking up monument mountain just a few minutes from the front door and with every other imaginable sport available as well as a small airport, this Berkshire house is the one for you.

Keywords: This gracious residential home provides guests with both private areas for quiet moments and wonderful space for family and friends to gather. A separate owner's three room suite may be available for rental as well if owners are not in residence. Either way, guests will enjoy the wonderful amenities at their disposal for the lenghth of their stay. Home chef available for dinner or bar-b-que upon your arrival. Licensed and insured car service available for all destinations.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gayle (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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

About Gayle

We are a couple who have residents in the Berkshires and Florida. We have three married children and seven grandchildren and a host of friends who love to visit us here in Mass. We enjoy golf, bridge, music and theatre and find that our lives here are so full that it is hard to imagine not having a presence in the Berkshires. We have been here for 18 years. I volunteer at VIM which is a free clinic for people without health insurance and I also volunteer at Tanglewood. My passion is cooking and I am a CIA trained home cook. My other passion is writing and my book, 'Having Guests Means Never Seeing the View' by Gayle Harmelin, is a humorous memoir about what life is like when you entertain all the time. It also has an appendix detailing all the activities in the Berkshires. This book will be available for renters reading while in the house. I also write a humor column for a local newspaper. My husband is a licensed and insured driver and sells real estate only to selected clients. Our home is truly our castle and we are giving you a chance to enjoy this environment and see what we saw 18 years ago.

Gayle purchased this house in 2000

Why Gayle chose Great Barrington

We first looked at the Hamptons and then the Jersey Shore. Only the Berkshires offered us a wealth of entertainment and sports options so varied, that everyone in our family from small children to adults could easily find enjoyment here. Just driving over country lanes fills the eye with exquisite mountain views and meadows lined with stone walls behind which you may see hundreds of sheep or Scottish steers. You will see clear lakes an the Housatonic River as it cascades from the far north through Western Mass. into Conn. Our senses are filled with a serenity particular to the Berkshires. Imagine taking your picnic to Tanglewood as your children or guests relax on the lawn enjoying film night with the Boston Pops as narration takes place by Steven Spielberg.

This is what is in store for anybody who chooses the Berkshires, rated #7 in the world as best tourist destination by National Geographic Magazine in 2009.

What makes this house unique

This is a house for entertaining. The number of sleeping spaces coupled with the number of private sitting areas allows for quality time together as well as often needed time apart. The house is perfect for two families or five adult couples.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Book Spring.Summer reservations may include Tanglewood lawn tkts. Week
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Libertyville, Illinois, USA
5

Perfect for large family

  • 5 of 5

This is quite simply an amazing property! We had 11 family members in our party for 5 days, and we were amazed at how this home met our needs with a high level of comfort and privacy for everyone. Every detail was taken care of by the owners who were gracious hosts and really nice people, too! We entertained a total of 17 for New Years Eve and there was ample space and seating for everyone. (great house for entertaining) The chef's kitchen with professional Wolf range made the cooks in our party very happy. 2 dishwashers made cleanup easy. 3.5 miles to Great Barrington made it easy to get to town for coffee at "Fuel" after a morning run.

This was truly exceptional! Can't wait to come back in summer! Thanks Gayle and Joel for a memorable holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to spend the month of Sept. 2014 in the Birkshires in this lovely home. All the amenities one could ask for are here. Our hosts Joel and Gayle were most gracious, their suggestions for things to see, places to dine and shop are a big part of why we enjoyed it so much. Would reccomend this home to anyone who enjoys a truly comfortable place to stay where it is quiet and in a park like setting. Should the opportunity presents itself we will certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eastford, CT
5

Perfect home for our weekend in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

While I chose this home because of reviews and photos, this home was even more beautiful in person. Immaculate and well maintained, it was helpful and comforting to have the owners on site to answer any immediate questions/concerns. We chose this home to accommodate four couples and a toddler. Plenty of space, plenty of privacy for everyone. We also hosted a rehearsal dinner for 26 one evening and there was more than enough seating for everyone. This is a perfect home for entertaining large groups, to accommodate multiple couples and still have plenty of space and privacy. If I'm back to the area and am in need of a house to rent, I will definitely be back to this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Harrison, NY
5

Big, Beautiful, Comfortable House

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this house for the winter season and it has been a real pleasure. We rent it with another family, so 4 adults and 7 kids under 12, and we can all find our own space to spend some down time or share meals, games and talks by the fire. The place is immaculate and it has all you and your family might need.

We love cooking and the kitchen is just the place you want to hang around, or sitting by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate (or a glass of wine), especially after a full day of skiing. Gayle and Joel are great hosts and were always ready to answer our doubts and help us with any requests. The setting is beautiful and secluded, surrounded by woods. We´d definitely love to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City, NY
5

The most extraordinary country weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home with 3 other couples in early December. Gayle and Joel were great hosts from the minute we walked in to the second we waved goodbye. The house is immaculate and spacious with room for friends to be together working puzzles or games. Also, spots to chill out on our own in front of the fire.

We decided to take adavantage of the cooking class followed by dinner. What an incredible experience. Chefs Allan and Gayle sent us a choice of menus from which we made our selections. While munching on delicious Gravlax and, of course, with wine glasses filled, they gave us a cooking lesson on how to be a "Hero in Your own Kitchen Made Easy". The lesson was great and we can't wait to impress our guests at our next dinner party.

The four course dinner, complete with wine was not only delicious but not having to drive ourselves home from a restaurant really made it the perfect evening. Just crept upstairs to our respective rooms when we decided it was time. We left the next day with menus to take home and a bottle of Allan's fabulous imported olive oil. We will return. Just like being in Tuscany or Provence, no passport necessary.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North Miami Beach, FL
5

Exactly as advertised-- and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our family-- eight adults and three children under six-- recently spent a delighful week at this wonderful property.

Researching vacation rentals on the Internet, we were almost taken in by a scam. But you can be sure that everything listed on this site is absolutely true-- and even more so. You may not appreciate from reading the site, for instance, just how large and comfortable this house is or how beautifully it is situated. You truly feel that you are in a quiet, secluded, private place despite the fact that you are really just minutes from everything.

All the details about the rental contract were handled in a prompt and business-like manner. Gayle and Joel are gracious hosts, full of helpful suggestions and "insider" tips on the area.

If you are looking for this type of vacation rental, I highly recommend this home. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
bridgeport
Nearest Train
35 Miles
metro north, amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
butternut,catamount
Car: necessary

Every conceivable activity to enjoy a great time is available within 5-25 minutes of this house. Tanglewood, summer home of the BSO, featuring the symphony as well as special nights with James Taylor and the extraordinary Jazz weekend. Kid friendly on the lawn. Large water park about 50 minutes. House is 5 minutes from Lake Mansfield, which has a small beach and life guards. Rental of kayaks which will be put into the lake is available from the sports shop in Lenox. Two families with kids, or three adult families can easily share this large well kept home.

Licensed and insured car service available from all destinations.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Great Barrington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Mar 9 2015 - May 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
$1,800
$3,500
 
 
high season
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
$3,500
$13,500
 
 
shoulder season
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$575
$2,000
$4,000
 
 
holiday weeks
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
$4,000
 
 
Winter rates
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 7 2016
60 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
$1,800
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $175
Property Damage Protection $89
Refundable damage deposit $750
Notes The above rates are for high season, July 1-September 7th.
For rates from September through June, please inquire. Long term rental available.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 3.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) All are large sized bedrooms. The lower level suite consists of one of the king bedrooms and a private attached den with queen sleep sofa and large tv. The two king bedrooms on the upper level each have access to their own bathrooms, the queen bedroom has an ensuite 1/2 bath. The Master bedroom has a queen sofa bed for additional sleeping arrangements.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
This immaculate house easily accomodates two families. three king sized bedrooms, 1 with attached den with sleep sofa, 1 queen bedroom. State of the art kitchen has everything the committed cook needs and overlooks the morning room, with 14X27 eating/sitting area with. t.v. and fireplace. Also dining room/living room and den. Sleeps 10-12 .Beautifully landscaped property overlooking dense woods and gardens from patio. Minutes to restaurants and theatres in Great Barrington,Stockbridge,Lenox. 25minutes to Jacob/s Pillow. Housekeeping available. Areas for privacy and quiet as well as wonderful spaces for family and friends to gather together..pets at owners discretion,no smokers. Utilities included in short term rentals.

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