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STARRY NITE - A LAKE & MTN GETAWAY. WINTER RATES $500\WEEK

Steve Simmons

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Steve Simmons

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2015
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STARRY NITE - A LAKE & MTN GETAWAY. WINTER RATES $500\WEEK

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Becket House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Charming year round lake house in the Berkshires with private GreenWater Pond beach access across the street. Three bedrooms plus a 440 sq foot rec-room and two full baths. Sleeps 7 to 10. Brand new: living room, dining room, and kitchen in an open 3 room layout. Views of the lake from the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom.

**** Inquire via VRBO and I will send you a link of pics and full video of interior of home. ****

House is situated on ground gently sloping towards the lake across the street, abutting forest on the side and back. Gigantic wrap around deck overlooks your private lake, accessible from kitchen and living\dining area. Master bedroom balcony overlooking lake and mountain. Finished rec-room basement with a walk out patio.

Fully furnished. 3 TV's. 3 DVD players. 1 VCR player. Games. Karaoke Machine. CD player. Gas Log Fireplace. Microwave. Coffee maker. Dishwasher. Plate sets and silverware for 10. Barbeque grill. Cooking utensils. Pots and Pans. Baking Utensils. 2 Swinging Benchs. Washer and Dryer.

Twenty-five minutes to Tanglewood. Five minutes to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Other nearby attractions include Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare and Company, Norman Rockwell Museum, Barrington Stage Company, Cranwell Resort and Golf Club, and Prime Outlet Stores 5 minute drive away(65 brand-name shops). Many historic sites are throughout the area and you can certainly find an abundance of restaurants and bistros with a scenic drive.

This is a year round base camp to enjoy all that the Berkshires have to offer for the outdoor lover.

In the spring and summer, you have full access to a crystal clear, clean private lake across the street for fishing, waterskiing, swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, snorkeling or scuba. You do have to bring your own equipment. Great trout fishing in the spring (lake is stocked) and the bass hit all summer long. MA fishing License Required which you can get online at the MassOutdoors website.

Fall activities include prime leaf peeping and cider drinking on the Scenic Rt 20. There are also recreational hunting grounds at nearby October Mountain. For the hikers, you are conveniently located 1 mile from the Becket trailhead for the Appalachian Trail.

Wintertime activities abound as Bosquet (20 minutes) and Jiminy Peak (30 minutes) ski areas are close by. In addition, there is a SMA (Snowmobile Assoc of MA) club maintained trailhead for snowmobiling. Please visit their site for details on laws, maps, registration, operator age reqs, etc)

Getting there:

1 hour from Northampton,MA; Amherst,MA; and Springfield, MA.

2 hours from Boston, MA and New Haven, CT

2.5 hours from NYC and Northern NJ

4 hours from Montreal Canada and Burlington, VT

** This house is 5 minutes off Exit 2 on the Massachusetts Turnpike **

The property is in a great centralized location to really explore what the Berkshires have to offer ... Best of all there are many more things not listed here or in any of the guides, but rather tucked away, in the nooks and crannies amidst the forest, stream and mountain, awaiting the discovery of your inner Frodo!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steve Simmons (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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:
January 23, 2015

About Steve Simmons

We all chipped in with the rebuilding of this house. We finished construction in the fall of 2009. Here are Dave and Steve drilling a well pipe access point. As you can see, we literally started from scratch. We also enjoy two other family homes on GreenWater, and we visit all summer long! And btw, we are always looking for people to wakeboard!

Steve Simmons purchased this house in 2007

Why Steve Simmons chose Becket

We are an extended family that all fell in love with Becket and can especially appreciate the recreation that GreenWater Pond has to offer. Our family all went in and bought a rundown old cabin and decided to rebuild it. It was really a no brainer. With gorgeous Mountain and Lake views, private access to the lake across the street, and close proximity to year round activities, it really is a great place to bring the whole family.

What makes this house unique

This is where we go to decompress from the craziness of Boston. Whether it is soaking up sun, wakeboarding, hitting the shoppes, hitting the slopes, catching a James Taylor concert in the summer (always around the 4th by the way), catching some Hollywood folk starring in summer stock, or grabbing hot cider at the Red Lion Inn after a day of hiking the Trail in the fall ... One cannot help just feel the stress of life just melt away.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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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Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Winter rates $500\week
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Winter rates $500\week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283894vb
-(401) 282-8488 (Rhode Island, USA)
Becket Berkshires
5

Great Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had an Excellent Girls weekend at Starry Nite! Beautiful spot, very clean, well stocked, and comfortable. Steve was great to work with and very helpful with my questions. We enjoyed cooking on the grill one night, foliage, shopping, a tour of The Edith Wharton House, enjoyed dinner at Brava in Lenox Sat night, and let's not forget some Kareoke!! What fun!! Rt 20 traffic did not bother me -you can take the back bedrooms if it's a concern. All in all, we had a wonderful time!!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you had an awesome time and hope to have you back again!
business
Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Winter rates $500\week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283894vb
-(401) 282-8488 (Rhode Island, USA)
Becket Berkshires
5

Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
On short notice I was looking for a place to meet with our son and his family that live in MA so the drive we had would not be quite as long. We were fortunate to locate Starry Nite and the owners were very accommodating. We even extended our stay at the last minute for an extra night. The home is everything you would want in your own; clean, well furnished and a beautiful location across from the lake with a view of the mountains. The weather was absolutely beautiful, we used the kayaks on the lake and enjoyed the fall colors. Definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you guys back again the next time you head to the Berkshires!
business
Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Winter rates $500\week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283894vb
-(401) 282-8488 (Rhode Island, USA)
Becket Berkshires
New Britain Ct
5

Family

  • 5 of 5
My whole family had such a great time we want to do it again and probably will
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rose, we would love to have you again ..!
business
Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Winter rates $500\week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283894vb
-(401) 282-8488 (Rhode Island, USA)
Becket Berkshires
5

Great Spring Break Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment Steve answered the phone he was nothing but polite and helpful. Newenglandvaca. com was set up so well that I was left with answers to any question I had. Starry night is exactly how its pictured. It's located on Route 8 over looking a gorgeous lake. If you're looking for a getaway, but still want to be close to the real world then I would highly recommend this rental. I will most definitely plan on returning!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emilee, we try and make the booking as easy as possible, and all the information easily available to make an informed decision. We look forward to your return.

Steve
business
Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Winter rates $500\week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283894vb
-(401) 282-8488 (Rhode Island, USA)
Becket Berkshires
5

Very accommodating owners!

  • 5 of 5
We had been looking forward to renting Starry Nite for the month of August 2013. With the help of the owners we worked out each detail of our stay. Unfortunately unexpected circumstances occurred and we had to cancel our plans and ask for our deposit to be returned. The owners were extremely understanding and our funds were returned within a week. We would definitely consider renting Starry Nite again!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Winter rates $500\week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283894vb
-(401) 282-8488 (Rhode Island, USA)
Becket Berkshires
Fanwood, NJ
5

What you see on the site is what you get, and it's all good

What you see on the site is what you get, and it's all good
  • 5 of 5
I waited really late to reserve lodgings for an anniversary weekend and chose this very large house because of its location, overlooking a lake (but not lakefront) and near Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Co., Lee/Becket/Stockbridge/Lenox restaurants. The owner was very responsive and easy to deal with. HIs private website is detailed.
We were glad for the extra space as Hurricane Irene came to visit, forcing us to stay in on Sunday. The house is on a lovely wooded lot. There is a small house nearby but we wouldn't have known they were there if it wasn't for seeing their cars.The photos and description are accurate: the kitchen is huge and well stocked--2 couples vacationing together or a family could cook for longer than a weekend with no problem. Nice having a dishwasher during a vacation. The main floor open floor plan includes a lovely dining table that faces the sliding glass doors that face the woods at the side of the house and the pond across the street. There is a wraparound deck facing the pond with a porch swing for relaxing, a very large table and chairs for outside dining on the side of the house, together with a gas grill. Irene intervened with our cooking plans, but we're sure it would be great in the summer time. We spent a lot of time in the upstairs living room, watching The Weather Channel and CNN about the storm hitting NJ and reading on the comfy couches. Didn't play with the karaoke machine downstairs, but did turn on the gas powered fireplace with some difficulties (couldn't figure out the mechanism), but once it got on, it was charming. There are plenty of games and some DVDs for entertainment.
There is a master bedroom and bathroom on the main level and 2 bedrooms plus bath on the upper floor. The upstairs "master" bedroom also has sliding glass doors and an upper deck, with even better views of the pond. Huge closets, comfy beds, plenty of towels and linens, all spotless. The only con about the property isn't the property itself, but its location right on the Route 20, a busy, double-yellow road. For getting around, being on Route 20 is convenient but if you like to sleep with the windows open and are a light sleeper, the traffic going by until midnight might keep you up. Solution is to use the large bedroom on the main level, which is at the back of the house facing the woods.
If you want to shop for groceries or go out to eat, Lee is closer than Becket. I'm not a shopper but the Lee Outlets are about 15 minutes from the house.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley international
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cranwell
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 90\MassPike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many to choose from depending on taste
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bosquet Ski Area
Car: recommended

The Berkshires offer a wonderful mix of history, culture and recreation. There is an abundance of all these qualities here in the hills of western Massachusetts. Whether you're looking to feed your mind or your body, this is the perfect vacation destination.

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Availability & Rates

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Becket House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Rates
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$500
$1,000
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.25%
Notes If you wish to pay by personal U.S. check, you can split your payments in 2, with the second payment due 1 month from the day of your arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second floor
  • Spotless. Body and hand towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , There is also a twin bed in the room.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is also plenty of room for massive kid slumber area.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with walkout deck and views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , First floor
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size .. Brand New
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private Beach Frontage (1 minute walk), Access for Boats (power, sail, row), Clear and Clean Lake, Large Den Play area for children

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