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Rustic 'Wood and Windows' Berkshire Hideaway Home

Holly

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Holly

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015
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Rustic 'Wood and Windows' Berkshire Hideaway Home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Special Offer! SPRING SPECIAL April 24 - June 29

Stockbridge House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cozy rustic Berkshire Home. Lots of charm with modern amenities. Centrally located less than two miles from Tanglewood, and a stone's throw from the Stockbridge bowl. Fishing in season, many walking and climbing trails, and lake swimming. Town beach, private for residents - renter's get passes from owner- is a i mile drive away. Most seasons, you can hear and see a waterfall from the deck and upper floors. Beautifully sited opposite the waterfall this charming loft-style, wood home has been described as a 'treehouse for adults'.

With an open airy design, the first floor is one space, complete with small kitchen, dining area, living room, half bath and French doors which open to porch, hot tub, and sprawling backyard. Stairs wind up, past two window-seats to the second floor which boasts a small bedroom (full size bed), a full bath, and a large airy study with full size futon couch.. More stairs lead to the master bedroom (queen bed), which is part of the open-air design but private nonetheless. This is a true artist's dream.

Midway between Stockbridge and Lenox - All the cultural and recreational attractions of the Berkshires are nearby (Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob's Pillow, Chesterwood, Berkshire Theatre Festival) as are golf, tennis, horseback riding, boating, swimming and hiking in the state forests. Canoe, Kayak or swim in local lake ( equipment not included). Wintertime recreation includes skiing at Butternut Basin, Bousquet, Catamount and Jiminy Peak as well as snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice skating.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Holly (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015

About Holly

Holly teaches and practices psychology in the Boston area, while step-daughter Rachel (helping to manage the rentals) is a filmmaker in Los Angeles.

Why Holly chose Stockbridge

Stockbridge Massachusetts is the perfect blend of nature and culture, old town charm and progressive ideals - whether you've come for rest and relaxation or to finish your 300 page novel on a deadline, you couldn't have picked a better place! The house is very charming and is equipped with modern amenities but is basically low key. While only 1.5 miles down the road from Kripalu and 2 miles from Tanglewood, It is extremely private and a great place to get away from it all. The cabin is located in a wooded area near the Stockbridge Bowl (main Stockbridge lake). It is off one of the back roads so it is also equipped with all the things nature brings to a house in the woods :-) In other words, keep the screen doors closed and enjoy the view.

What makes this house unique

My personal favorite is the hot tub on a cold day, but listening to birds compete with a waterfall is a close second. Staring out at the sunrise over the water as it pours through the trees is also pretty terrific as is having a dinner on the small screened in porch. There's something also really sweet and 'home-y' about the open design. The house was designed by graduates students from MIT's architecture program about 45 years ago. It has a modern 'Frank Loyd Wright' feel which is also rustic, funky and tasteful.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Rustic 'Wood and Windows' Berkshire Hideaway Home
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful House in the Woods!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful winter weekend in Holly's home in the Berkshires. The house is a very special place, and the pictures don't do it justice. Even though we came during a snow storm, we thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub (with great views), the rustic house, and the wood burning stove. Holly was extremely helpful before and during our stay. We hope to enjoy this magical house again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Enchanting Escape

  • 5 of 5

For my girlfriend's birthday, we spent the weekend at Holly's home in Stockbridge. The charming nature of the house and all of the included amenities (hot tub was great!) truly made for a magical experience. The home is warm and inviting and full of interesting nooks to explore. Holly was a most gracious host and ensured that our stay was a pleasant and enjoyable one. The town of Stockbridge is quite lovely and perfectly captures that small town New England feel. The Starving Artist Cafe & Creperie in nearby Lee serves the most delicious crepes for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. For dinner options, Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant in Great Barrington is another must try.

As others have said, pictures simply do not do this home justice and I enthusiastically encourage a stay! Hope to return someday! Thanks, Holly!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Cosy country house

  • 5 of 5

Mu husband, 1 year old daughter and I stayed here for a two night escape from the city. Although the weather was very cold, the house was warm and welcoming. The location was perfect for exploring the picturesque nearby towns and countryside. The hot tub was a perfect way to unwind in the evening! The house had everything we could ask for and Holly was quick to respond to queries prior to booking.

We highly recommend a stay, we might just be back in summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Everything we needed was there. We enjoyed hanging outside on the porch and soaking in the hot tub after hiking. The living area is perfect for conversation, cards and games while warming up by the fire. The house is located perfectly to explore all the towns in the Berkshires.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Incredible house for a girls weekend or otherwise

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I rented this house to celebrate two of our other friends 30th birthdays and it was the perfect place to spend two nights! This rental originally stood out on the site because of the wood burning stove and outdoor hot tub (both of which we used and loved!) but when we arrived for the weekend it was the unique architecture that blew us away. The pictures on the site really don't do this rental justice- the all wood house is open and cozy with many landings, thoughtful details, and interesting spots to relax. It truly feels like you are in an adult tree house and we all felt lucky to get to spend the weekend in it. Although it rained while we stayed, the house is so special that none of us had any problem staying in, making a fire, cooking, and hanging out together. It was awesome!

Holly was very responsive and easy to work with throughout the process, and I am already thinking of weekends to come back! This is a gem of a rental and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a gorgeous house to stay at in the Berkshires.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lexington, MA
2

Cute house but in need of maintenance

  • 2 of 5

My husband, 10 yr old daughter, and I stayed here for the week with our small dog. It is a charming house, but unfortunately hasn't been well maintained. The washing machine was broken and there was no cable tv, despite both features being advertised in the listing. Also, the roof leaked and there was a hornet's nest in the patio table umbrella and another nest nearby. We weren't able to use the deck and hot tub because of the hornets. Lastly, the house was not very clean, there were about 8 lightbulbs out, and there was a lot of opened food remaining in the fridge. Overall, the house just didn't feel like it was set up for rental. Ultimately, the owner refunded a third of our rental fee for our troubles. This helped, but we would have preferred to stay in a house that was in the condition advertised and ready for visitors.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response to Karen's review: First of all we are very sorry that Karen did not have the experience she wanted. How people react to a rental is very subjective. For example the previous review, from the same summer as Karen's stay, was quite different. That couple loved the house and wrote an extremely positive review. I have since changed the listing to make it as clear as I could that this is a country cabin in a wooded area, near the lake, it is rustic, subject to the elements, and not a "luxury" high end home. As such there are the usual insects and pests - unavoidable but easily dealt with. I called our exterminator immediately and he removed the nests. Rachel and I were not aware that our cleaning woman left food in the refrigerator. We don't know how much and we doubt that will happen again - however, we do leave our spices, condiments and basics for everyone's use - even assorted teas. We have an "owner's" cabinet for non-perishables stored for our use. It is always cleaned between rentals though sometimes as in all country homes, cobwebs and a few flies might "move in" suddenly. Perhaps the extra light bulbs I left were hard to find. I've since upgraded my "House Manual" with such things. And yes, the cable TV was indeed surprisingly not working. I had neglected to have it turned on when I opened the house that Spring. Again, I am very sorry that Karen had so much trouble with the house. I want to pass along that most renters over the past 20 years have loved it - basic and rustic as it is. Though it now has a new roof, there are a few battle scars acquired over 45 years. I stay there often, have a handyman who checks on things, a cleaning woman and exterminator, all whose numbers I leave on site. I trust that you will find the house as described: A clean, tastefully furnished, rustic cabin in the woods, with beautiful views and woodland landscaping, and all the amenities you see listed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you make the decision to rent this lovely house.

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Rates & Availability

From $243 Per night

Stockbridge House Rental Rates

Special Offer! SPRING SPECIAL

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 24, 2015 to Jun 29, 2015

Reduced "Pre-Summer" rates for stays six nights or over between April 24th and June 29th. For this period stays for six nights or over are charged a reduced fee of $1500/week.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Aug 14 2015 - Sep 2 2015
6 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,850
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning/hot tub maint. $150
Refundable damage deposit $125
Notes Cleaning fees are $150/week.
For rentals over three weeks cleaning can be done by the renter and should be set up with owner.
Extra guest fee for over four people (max six), is $50/guest /night.

Refundable security deposit is $125 for short stays up to four nights. Please check with owner for rentals over four nights.

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Amenities

Stockbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has one window and ample shelf space.
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Multi-purpose rm w futon; desk; play space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3rd fl. Queen Bd. loft style, sky light, sml deck, 2 windows
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The house has an open 'airy' style. The top floor bedroom is enclosed on three sides with a railing that leads down to the 2nd floor. It is sunny, airy and has been described as 'a tree house for adults'. It is visually private but not enclosed on the third railing side. The 2nd floor has two sleeping areas, one is completely enclosed and private; and the other is in an 'open' room though the futon is against the back wall which offers some privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beautifully sited opposite the waterfall on the outlet for the Stockbridge Bowl. Approximately eight months a year you can see and hear the waterfall from the house with nothing built between the lake and the property. The house is 2 mi. from Tanglewood; 1.5 mi from Kripalu; 1 mi from the town public beach - on the lake and 1 - 1.5 mi from the Botanical Garden, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood.

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