EXPOSED BEAM! OPEN SPACES! 3MIN GREAT BARRINGTON&SWIMMING LAKE!11MINMONUMENT M

Lauren Bunn / owner

Speaks english, german
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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EXPOSED BEAM! OPEN SPACES! 3MIN GREAT BARRINGTON&SWIMMING LAKE!11MINMONUMENT M

Great Barrington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Office + Loft play space for kids, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

This beautiful and immaculate historical home, with large open living spaces and beautiful exposed beams, has a perfect location It is a 3 min drive to the center of beautiful Great Barrington, only 10 min drive to the Ski Resort Butternut! Great swimming only a few blocks away at Lake Mansfield! It easily accomodates two families with areas for privacy and quiet as well as beautiful spaces for family and friends to build special memories together. The house sleeps 10 very comfortably.

This spectacular home was built by one of the Berkshires' most outstanding post and beam builders, D. Lanoue. The frame, first raised circa 1858 in Duanesburg, NY, was restored and reassembled in 1993. The 42 feet by 30 feet form is hand-hewn of mostly hemlock timber held together with wooden pegs.

In addition, the wide pine plank flooring is from the threshing room of the original barn. Deceptively simple in outward appearance, the interior is beautifully decorated with French Provincial antiques and Primitive accessories. Many modern conveniences include all new appliances, dyed plaster walls, an excellent central air conditioning throughout the house, WIFI, Ipod docking station, a DSL line and cable tv with 200 channels.

Keywords: Post and Beam beautiful country home,skiing Berkshires, Butternut, Great Barrington, Tanglewood, Mahaiwe, Jacob's Pillow, Lake, Summer, Fall, Winter, rental,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lauren Bunn / owner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english, german
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Exposed beam! Open spaces! 3min Great Barrington&swimming lake!11minMonument M
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Exposed beam! Open spaces! 3min Great Barrington&swimming lake!11minMonument M
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Great Barrington Berkshires
4

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
This was a beautiful clean house with great open space. I would definitely recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Great Barrington Berkshires
New York City
5

WARM AND WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from an extended family Thanksgiving at this cozy and generous red barn of a home. We were three generations and all three agreed, this was our best Thanksgiving ever. With four bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs, everyone had a place of their own. The reclaimed barn post and beam construction is a visual delight, especially in home with every modern convenience, including a large, well-supplied kitchen. The location feels like pure country, but you can be on Main Street in Great Barrington in five minutes and on the shore of Lake Mansfield in half of that.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely description of the "red barn". We are so glad that you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration together. Wishing you and your family all the best!
Lauren
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Great Barrington Berkshires
Wakefield
5

WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time in this beautiful barn conversion built by one the Berkshires' master craftsman! The setting was tranquil and the layout perfect for a dual family adventure. We would highly recommend the house to others visiting Great Barrington year round!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great Barrington Berkshires
Boston
5

FABULOUS HOUSE, EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN A QUIET AND PEACEFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Large extended family stayed here and it met everyone's needs. Best features: sunny, full kitchen with absolutely everything, 1st floor laundry, deck with a grill, hammock, open floor plan on 1st floor, lots of magazines and tourist info. about all sorts of things in the Berkshires. Website photos 100% accurate. Owner responded promptly to all my questions when planning and reserving (and believe me, I had a lot of questions).

Can walk into downtown Great Barrington with a great choice of restaurants, shops and cafes in addition to the Mahaiwe Theatre. While in the Berkshires, I also recommend plays at the Barrington Stage Co. in Pittsfield, Baba Louie's pizza, Home Sweet Home Donut Shoppe and the GB Farmer's Market.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Great Barrington Berkshires
Maryland
5

GREAT PLACE INA GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The photos represent what you really see- only the sum is greater than the parts! The house is beautifully maintained and decorated on a quiet almost end-of-the road street. The backyard looks out on woods and the area is very quiet. For one night, we had 9 people staying with us and no one was in anyone's way. The property manager was great, waiting for us when we arrived at the appointed time and fixed a clogged refrigerator ice maker hours after we reported it.

Lake Mansfield is a 5 minute walk away- to the boat area (non-motorized only), but more like a 20 minute walk away. There is a parking area where the lake beach is located, which I'd advise if you're bringing chairs, towels, and other things to the lake. Great Barrington is always a lot of fun, and the quality of their restaurants is very good. Guido's, a specialty gourmet market, and 2 other grocery chain stores are a 10 minute drive from the house. There's so much to do in Western Mass and the house has a well-stocked kitchen and is well-equiped with a ping-pong table, games, and puzzles.

If you're looking for a great rental in this area, stop looking!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Judy for taking the time to write a review.
I am so glad you all enjoyed being at the house!
Wishing you and your family all the best!
Lauren
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Great Barrington Berkshires
new york city
5

TWO FAMILIES WITH KIDS HANGING OUT TOGETHER

  • 5 of 5
While the previous reviews of the red barn where justifiable in the their respective praise of this place, they still fell short of how perfect the house, its character and location were. We were to two sets of adults and four kids holed-up. The house is ideal for all us - plenty of room for the kids to run around (and we were there in between ski season and summer so it must be even nicer); rustic, cozy and warm for the adults. Well equipped. Great location near the slopes, a walk to the lake, Bard College campus and of course the town of Great Barrington. We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So lovely! Thank you Steven! I am so happy you all enjoyed being at the house!
Best wishes,
Lauren
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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. Check out what is playing at the beautiful Mahaiwe theater in Great Barrington. House is 3 minutes from Lake Mansfield, which has a small beach and life guards (beach chairs at the house) . Rental of kayaks is available from the sports shop in Lenox. Large water park about 50 minutes.

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Great Barrington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$800
From
$800
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,400
 
 
early fall
Sep 3 2014 - Oct 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,900
 
 
columbus day
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$840
 
 
late fall
Oct 15 2014 - Nov 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$480
From
$480
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
 
thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
december
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,900
 
 
holiday season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$800
$4,200
 
 
ski season
Jan 7 - Mar 15
3 night minimum stay
$540
From
$540
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,660
 
 
spring recess
Apr 11 - Apr 22
3 night minimum stay
$540
From
$540
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,660
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Notes SKI SEASON INKL. NEW YEAR'S EVE 14,800 (dec. 27th - march 15th)
SKI SEASON 11,000 (3. january - march 15th)
SUMMER SEASON
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Amenities

Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Beautiful, large. modern bathroom w/ walk in shower - toilet , shower , Beautiful bathroom connected to the master bedroom
    2nd bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is close to the 3 remaining bedrooms upstairs
    bathroom on the main floor - toilet , Main floor bathroom. It's close to bedroom on the main floor
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • bedroom on the main floor - 1 queen , sweet bedroom w/ exposed beams. Access to 1/2 bath.
    master bedroom w/cathredal ceiling & TV - 1 king , large and spectacular. oversized king, modern private bath
    queen w/ cathedral ceiling and skylight - 1 queen , this very sweet bedroom shares bathroom w/ tub & shower
    1 king (high qualiy mattress over 2 twin beds) or 2 twin bed - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , very pretty cathedral ceilling, shares bath w/ tub & shower
    kids bedroom w/ loft play area (w/ single mattress) - 2 twin/ single , They love the loft area for playing. Shares bathroom
  • If you would prefer to have the King sized bed instead of the 2 twin beds, please make sure to specify!
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • sledding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
This spectacular and immaculate, newly renovated, historical home is tucked away on queit cul de sac overlooking dense woods and gardens. It easily accomodates two families with areas for privacy & quiet as well as wonderful spaces for family & friends to gather together. The immaculate kitchen overlooks the dining and living room. This main room (42'x30') features hand-hewn hemlock timber held together with wooden pegs. It opens onto the deck and garden. The house sleeps 10 very comfortably. There is 1 king sized bedroom, 1 queen bedroom, 2 single bedrooms & 2 bedrooms w/ twin beds. There is also a study & a finished basement with a ping pong table. The house has an excellent location! It is only 3 minutes to the quaint town of Great Barrington with wonderful restaurants & theatres. The ski resort Butternut is only 10 minutes away! Lake Mansfield w/ it's beach & hiking trails is only 3 min away. The music festival Tanglewood is a 18 min drive & Jacob's Pillow approx 25 min.
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