THREE BEDROOM HOUSE IN THE BERKSHIRES MINUTES TO WILLIAMS COLLEGE AND BROIDY MTN

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THREE BEDROOM HOUSE IN THE BERKSHIRES MINUTES TO WILLIAMS COLLEGE AND BROIDY MTN

Williamstown House Rental Photos and Description

Quaint 3BR 1BA House In The Berkshires

Enjoy the beautiful Berkshires in this ideally located three bedroom farm house built in 1880 by the Darling Family. This house sits on the edge of the picturesque Williams College campus, tucked away in a breathtaking valley in the Berkshire Mountains. It is only a few minutes walk to the center of campus, the center of town, or the entrance of Hopkins Forest. The home is situated on a large lot with nearly an acre of fenced-in backyard. The back of the property is bordered by Hemlock Brook.

The first floor includes a large family room/dining room (12’ by 25’), featuring wide pine flooring, and is quaintly furnished. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped, including a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator and microwave. A laundry room off the kitchen with a washer and dryer is provided for our guests’ convenience. A sunroom is situated in the rear of the first floor with wonderful views of the backyard, extending down to the brook.

Also on the first floor, there is a bathroom with full shower and bath.

There are three bedrooms on the second floor. One bedroom has a king bed, another has a queen bed, and a third room has a pullout couch which may serve as a second game room by day and a bedroom by night.

The house has loads of amenities. These include two TVs, a VCR and DVD Player, and a video library. There are bicycles for exploring the abundant natural scenic wonders of Williamstown and beyond. There are several games and puzzles for both young and old. Available outdoor activities include volleyball and badminton. There is a picnic table and charcoal grill for your convenience.

It is said that in the Berkshires “nature sets the scene and culture steals the show.” Nowhere is this truer than in Williamstown. This idyllic setting boasts wonderful mountain views, including Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, (3,491 feet).

Mountain lakes and streams abound, for fishing, swimming and exploring. The Appalachian Trail and other alternative hiking opportunities are nearby. Hopkins Memorial Forest, a 2500 acre preserve, with hiking trails, Buxton Garden, and The Moon Barn, is 0.8 miles from the house.

The picturesque beauty in and around Williamstown provides four seasons of scenic wonder. In addition to the fall leaf-peeking, this area serves as a stellar backdrop for golfing and skiing. The Taconic Golf Club (semi-private) and Waubeeka Golf Links are nearby. Several options exist for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing can be enjoyed at nearby Jiminy Peak. Several antique stores, shops, and superlative restaurants are in the area.

Williamstown is the home of Williams College, one of the preeminent educational institutions in the country. Thus, the area bustles with cultural activity. The College offers a host of cultural activities throughout the year.

The nearby Clark Art Institute boasts an outstanding collection of European and American art. Located a few miles away, in North Adams, is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA), home to avant-garde and provocative art, theatre, and dance. Just a few minutes walk from the house is the famous Williamstown Theatre, home to the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Tony award winning WTF has been in existence for fifty years, presenting over 200 performances each summer, featuring the finest actors in America. Approximately 30 minutes away in Lenox, Massachusetts is Tanglewood. This spectacular outdoor theatre plays host to well known classic, popular, and jazz concerts each June through Labor Day and is the summer home of The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a great stay in the house in Williamstown- it was a perfect place for us to stay- enough room for 2 young adult kids and 4 adults... wonderful sunroom/deck & yard. Thanks
Aug 2009
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Ellen Schratz

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Three Bedroom House in the Berkshires minutes to Williams College and Broidy Mtn
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews
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Three Bedroom House in the Berkshires minutes to Williams College and Broidy Mtn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311008
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Williamstown Berkshires
Westmont Il
5

GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL!!!

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed our daughter's graduation from Williams College. Made especially easy and relaxing by being within walking distance of the commencement. The house was perfect, with enough sleeping for all and a kitchen fully outfitted. Thanks much
Margaret & Bill
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three Bedroom House in the Berkshires minutes to Williams College and Broidy Mtn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311008
+1 716 940-1496
Williamstown Berkshires
5

NEW ENGLAND CHARM

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed in the Williamstown house for five days in February. It is a comfortable house with a huge backyard. It has a outdoor deck (which we did not use since it was winter) adjoining an outstanding "porch room" with full windows on three sides, bamboo shades, and plenty of heat. This room was our favorite - someone was always out there relaxing in the sunshine. In fact, my daughter and her husband decided to sleep in that room. There are two big bedrooms upstairs and one quite small room with a futon. The living/dining room are spacious with comfortable furniture and a dining room table that can easily seat 8-10. The house was clean and well-maintained, the appliances all work, and it expanded easily to sleep nine (one on the living room couch). We are planning to rent this house again when we return to Williamstown to visit our daughter.

We have only three "downsides" to mention. There is only one bathroom and it is on the first floor - it works perfectly but is a little inconvenient. The stairs are steep and narrow and so could be a hazard for older folks and children - we managed just fine but it could be a consideration for some. The porch room for sleeping could easily solve the problem for Grandma! And finally, the lighting in the kitchen is dim - I had to go to the window a couple of times to read my recipes. My eyes are old so this wouldn't be much of a problem for most people.

In sum, this is not a fancy house but it is well kept, centrally located, and has all the necessary amenities. It is loaded with the charm of old New England. For the price, it is an outstanding value. We will go back!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three Bedroom House in the Berkshires minutes to Williams College and Broidy Mtn
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Williamstown Berkshires
Chatham, MA
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PROPERTY #55466

  • 1 of 5
We had reserved this property for two nights beginning on October 21, 2012. Upon arriving, we noticed heaps of garbage overflowing the rubbish cans, the screen totally missing from the side storm door, and the front door very difficult to pry open. We entered the house to find all dirty sheets and pillow cases thrown in front of the washer/dryer, bed spread and pillows on the carpeted floor in an upstairs bedroom, very dirty shower curtain liner, and no telephone anywhere in the house. Using my cell phone, I called the owner who maintained that the cleaning company had always been reliable, and his absence was most unusual. Many hours later after waiting for the cleaning crew, who didn't arrive, we departed the rental after 5PM. This was a very costly lesson for us using VRBO-- we could never recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly apologize for any inconvenience to this guest. It was a communication breakdown with our cleaning company. The house was a quick turnover and the cleaners made a date mistake. The previous guests had just left which is why the house was in such a mess. This guest called us a little after 3PM and the cleaners arrived a little after 5PM. We did refund the guest for their stay. We had offered to reimburse them for their inconvenience if they had wanted to stay. We have used this cleaner for many years and they have been reliable and do a good job. It was an odd day (Sunday) for a quick turn and they just got mixed up. As I said we have apologized and refunded this guest their full payment. We have talked to the cleaning company and are assured this will not happen again.
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Three Bedroom House in the Berkshires minutes to Williams College and Broidy Mtn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311008
+1 716 940-1496
Williamstown Berkshires
Boston, Massachusetts
4

GREAT LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
My friends and I had a great time at the darling house over Thanksgiving.Although some of my friends found the house to be hounted (lol) I slept soundly every night.I loved the big backyard and the bikes available too.This house was the most equipped both in Kitchen and bathroom.I don't think you can consider the room with the futon a bedroom.It's too small and anybody who dares sleep on that futon will wake up very achy all over...Also,the stairs are very slippery.we had 2 adults,2 children and a dog fall down it.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Three Bedroom House in the Berkshires minutes to Williams College and Broidy Mtn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311008
+1 716 940-1496
Williamstown Berkshires
Upstate NY
5

BERKSHIRE GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Perfect weekend getaway. Comfortable beds, well-equiped kitchen and close to everything. Plus a great sun room and deck!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comment. We try to keep things clean and comfortable for our guests. Our location in the Berkshires is close to many wonderful activities.
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Three Bedroom House in the Berkshires minutes to Williams College and Broidy Mtn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311008
+1 716 940-1496
Williamstown Berkshires
brooklyn, new york
5

COSY, ROOMY HOUSE WITH GREAT BACKYARD

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week at the Darling House. The layout was perfect for our two families with small children and had every amenity including lots of books and videos for everyone. We went in February and the house was always warm and cozy and the backyard was perfect for our 7 year olds to sled. The house was also very clean, beds were comfortable, and there was more than enough of everything (including towels, bowls/plates/flatware) so that we felt very much at home from the first day.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We try hard to make our homes family friendly and to make sure you have a memorable getaway! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Tanglewood Music Center
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
"World renowned art institute minutes from the house."
Williams College
"The house is on the edge of the Williams College campus"
Stop and Shop Supermarkets
"Great place to do your grocery shopping."
Mass Museum of Contemporary Art
"Wonderful modern art museum about 25 minutes from the house"
Bousquet Ski Area
Jiminy Peak
"Great family skiing"
Mezze Bistro + Bar
"Nice restaurant with good reviews"
Spice Root
"Good Indian food"
The Purple Pub
"A nice pub with good pub food"
Water Street Grill
"Very nice atmosphere with good food."
Williamstown Theatre Festival
"Famous for summer stock theatre"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 2

The house is less than a five minute walk from Williams College.

Other Activities: Theatre

Golf: Based in Williamstown, the Darling House is an ideal comfortable location, from which one can explore the Berkshires, visit with friends, explore Williams College, or immerse oneself in scenic beauty and cultural activity.

Amenities: The house includes a stack washer/ dryer, dish washer, microwave, 2 TVs, DVD/VCR, video library, game table, games, bikes, fully supplied kitchen, linens, volleyball net and picnic table.

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Williamstown House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1110-2000Week.
  • We require half the rent as deposit upon signing the lease.

    The balance plus a $400 security deposit are due one month prior to the rental dates.

    Two nights $450.
    Three nights $525.
    Four nights $700
    Week $1100.
    Month $2750.
  • Property will be reserved once initial payment is received. Rates inlcude all management fees, linens and cleaning.

Amenities

Williamstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Dialup Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting