LUXURIOUS CONTEMPORARY BY STREAM IN PEACEFUL SETTING

Carol McCollough

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 31 nights

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LUXURIOUS CONTEMPORARY BY STREAM IN PEACEFUL SETTING

Becket House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Completely private, immaculate and spacious contemporary home in exclusive Indian Lake with access to a private like and pond offering swimming, boating, and tennis. The house is situated in a sunny, restful wooded setting. The spacious great room offers a high vaulted ceiling, natural wood and glass for viewing the soaring trees and rushing stream. The gourmet kitchen has every convenience, and there is a scenic dining area. The huge deck runs the length of the back of the house and overlooks the brook, connecting with all of the rooms on the upper level. There is also a large screened porch and swing. The downstairs family room opens to another lower deck and has its own fireplace and game table. The three wood fireplaces provide a cozy setting, and the hot tub in the master bath is soothing after a day of hiking or skiing.

Keywords: Contemporary and comfortable home in private community with beautiful lake and tennis courts. Immaculate and luxurious, near all cultural attractions of the Berkshires.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
At long last we discovered your haven of solitude and beauty. Thanks for your generous welcome, which greeted in even in your absence. The gentle stirring of spring winds in the the first tender leaves of spring, the steady murmur of the stream, the vibrant light that fills the house at all hours -- a rare beauty, to be sure. Every blessing and with much gratitude.
May 2008
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Carol McCollough

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Since my husband and I grew up in Texas, we have always yearned to be near trees and water. Finally we found the spot! I am a retired college teacher and administrator, and my husband is a minister and sculptor who has written 8 books. We enjoy having our family and friends at our home in Becket because we love the outdoors and the many cultural activities that are unique to the area. Our sons and grandchildren love fishing, boating, and swimming in our lake. The music at Tanglewood is my favorite. We enjoy traveling all of the U.S. including Hawaii, Europe, and Australia; but we always look forward to returning to Becket.

Carol McCollough purchased this house in 2003

Formerly we owned a vacation house on Cape Cod, but the traffic became too much for us. Listening to the stream beside our house brings us great peace. The cultural offerings of the Berkshires can't be beat. We never run out of things to enjoy. Our house is incredibly comfortable and easy to maintain. It has every convenience one can imagine and is well stocked with supplies. You really only need to bring your clothes and fishing rod or skis.

We can be at our house with total privacy and yet can have all of the activity we choose very nearby. The small towns of Lee, Great Barrington, Stockbridge, and Lenox are charming and provide unlimited good eating, shopping, and entertainment. We particularly enjoy Chesterwood and the studio of Daniel C. French, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Clark Institute. We enjoy everything from classical music with the BSO to Celtic fiddle nearby. There is also an art center right in Becket, along with a country store and an old quarry for hiking.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 31 nights

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Becket Berkshires
Framingham, MA
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We had a wonderful time. The house is very nice. We really loved the style and comfort and would definitely like to return for more.
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time. The house is very nice. We really loved the style and comfort and would definitely like to return for more.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2005
  • Stayed: Feb 2005
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Becket Berkshires
Providence, RI
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

I feel very lucky to have spent a week at this lovely home in the Berkshires. It's like having a private forest retreat. The house is roomy and comf...
  • 5 of 5
I feel very lucky to have spent a week at this lovely home in the Berkshires. It's like having a private forest retreat. The house is roomy and comfortable with every modern convenience. Carol is a wonderful host/landlord. A dream vacation!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2004
  • Stayed: Jun 2004
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Becket Berkshires
Windsor CT
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

This is an awesome House to stay in. We had some complications but Carol is such a understanding person she let us use the house for the weekend and t...
  • 5 of 5
This is an awesome House to stay in. We had some complications but Carol is such a understanding person she let us use the house for the weekend and the 8 of us were amazed at the beauty of the house. I cant WAIT to go back, i want to buy the place. Thanks again Carol.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2004
  • Stayed: Jun 2004
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Becket Berkshires
Upstate NY
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

This house is awsome! We had a group of 8 women stay for a "get away weekend". There was plenty of room for everyone. If you're looking for a place ...
  • 5 of 5
This house is awsome! We had a group of 8 women stay for a "get away weekend". There was plenty of room for everyone. If you're looking for a place to relax and be comforable, this is it. We're looking forward to returning next year. Thanks!!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2004
  • Stayed: Apr 2004
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Becket Berkshires
Worcester, MA
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

We spent Superbowl weekend in the house and had a great time. The accommodations are wonderful! We are looking forward to coming back. Thank you!
  • 5 of 5
We spent Superbowl weekend in the house and had a great time. The accommodations are wonderful! We are looking forward to coming back. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2004
  • Stayed: Feb 2004
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Pittsfield
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Indian Lake
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Otis, Butternut, Jiminy Peak
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Dalton, Lee, Lenox
Car: necessary

Berkshire attractions include Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Shakespeare, Shaker Hancock Village, Mahaiwe Arts Center, Museums, Becket Arts Center, Lee Outlets, fishing and swimming and boating in nearby pond and lake

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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
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
31 night minimum stay
$6,200
 
 
Winter
Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $120.00

Cancellation Policy

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

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Garage ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • In the Master bedroom area there is a double bath, side by side. One bath has a large Jacuzzi and the other has a shower. Downstairs there is also a full bath, and upstairs there is another half bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
Notes:
Beautiful stream off of huge deck, screened porch, vaulted ceiling in great room, three wood fireplaces, large family room with TV and game table, double bath with hot tub in master bedroom, totally private setting,
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