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BEAUTIFUL 1920'S COLONIAL 20 MINUTES FROM TANGLEWOOD

Owner

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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BEAUTIFUL 1920'S COLONIAL 20 MINUTES FROM TANGLEWOOD

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Great Barrington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Elegant 1920s colonial in a lovely setting on 4+ acres by the Williams River. The house is centrally located 2 miles north of Great Barrington center and approximately 20 minutes from Tanglewood, 5 miles to Butternut, 9 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. The house is fully furnished and full of intricate architectural details and beautiful chandeliers and sconce lighting. The space is appropriate for two couples or a family of up to eight people.

Downstairs, there is a large living room with fireplace and adjacent music room with a fireplace and a recently reconditioned baby grand piano, a dining room, kitchen, and half bath/laundry. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms and a full bath. There are two large bedrooms with queen size beds, connected to the common full bathroom. There are two smaller bedrooms with two twin beds, each connected to one of the larger bedrooms.

Cable TV, DVD, VCR and CD Player/Stereo are located in the living room. Wireless broadband internet is accessible from any room.

Enjoy drinks or meals on the patio overlooking the Williams River. Swim in one of the many lakes in the vicinity. Climb up Monument Mountain for an uninterrupted view of the area.

Keywords: Frontage on Williams River, set back from road

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am an electrical engineer, and my brother is a retired cardiologist. Over the past decades, we both spent many happy days in this house visiting our parents with our children.

The Owner purchased this house in 1960

Why The Owner chose Great Barrington

My parents bought this house in 1960 as a vacation house. My brother and I now use it for vacation rentals as well as our for our own enjoyment.

What makes this house unique

Tanglewood Music Festival is just 20 minutes north (about 11 miles). For skiing, it's just 2 miles to Butternut, 10 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. For hiking, there are trails everywhere including the Appalachian trail which passes by only 4 miles east of Great Barrington. Swimming and fishing are available at the many nearby lakes.

One of our favorite jaunts was the family climb up Monument Mountain at least once during each stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. I already miss the house. It has great character, and I love the architectural details. We appreciated the improvements you made. We also enjoyed using the fireplace and your collection of DVDs. We also appreciated the wine and goodies you left for us. We would like to rent the house again next summer.
Sep 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346304vb
Great Barrington Berkshires
5

Perfect stay in lovely home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, along with our Westie, Zipper, spent 5 wonderful weeks in this lovely home, coming from Georgia to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were charmed by the many exquisite architectural features in this house; one has only to look closely at the pictures, which are an accurate representation. The kitchen and bathrooms are small by today's standards, but are true to size for a home almost 100 years old! The home was very well maintained, and I would guess it had been a beloved home of a happy family. A couple of things it may be helpful for a large group to know..... All 4 bedrooms are upstairs, and guests staying in the two with twin beds must pass through an adjacent bedroom to access the bathroom. It wasn't an issue for the two of us as we only used 1 of the bedrooms, but a large group of non-family members would want to be aware of this layout. A small claw foot bathtub was added to the half bathroom downstairs, making it a full bath, immediately prior to our arrival, and it was perfect for our needs. In fact, everything about this house was perfect! The owners were delightful to work with as well--responsive, kind, and considerate. There is a river on the property running parallel to the driveway, where we enjoyed coffee every morning. While the house is only about 5 minutes from downtown Great Barrington, the setting is so private that you feel as if you are in the country. The house isn't air-conditioned, and we were a little concerned that we might be trading the heat and humidity of a Georgia summer for one in Massachusetts, but that was a needless worry. Abutting a hillside, the house remained cool throughout our 5 weeks there -- even upstairs (and there are fans in every bedroom). Not only was the location perfect for its proximity to downtown GB, it was also ideal for short day trips to Connecticut (we especially enjoyed Kent), western New York, and the entire Berkshires area. GB itself, as well as 90 minutes in any direction, promises a variety of culturally rich offerings including concerts, plays, etc. And, you must visit the Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic (about 10 minutes from the house) for the amazing variety of breads and home-made pizzas. The "bread with dark chocolate" was worth every pound gained from our (MY) almost daily indulgence. And, if you're traveling with a dog, you'll want to visit Tina at Ben's Dotter Pet Store and Robin at Wash & Wag for grooming. A delightful stay all around!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
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Great Barrington Berkshires
Connecticut
5

Great Home Base for Ski Holiday

  • 5 of 5
Short drive to the slopes, this quaint, nicely detailed home offers the nostalgic coziness characteristic of the gentle Berkshires. Gracious hosts and plenty of snow made our stay pleasantly memorable. After ski, many delicious food choices: Berkshire Mountain Bakery; Old Inn in Marlborough for dinner; Guido's Fresh Market; Taft Farms just down the road. After a long day this is the perfect place to curl up and read a good book. There is a cell signal which is a luxury in the Berkshires. Thank you for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
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Great Barrington Berkshires
new york
5

Wonderful vintage home

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just returned from a wonderful stay at this home It is ideally situated near a main road (but well far off to avoid any road noise), only a few minutes from downtown Great Barrington, Ski Butternut. It is very well equipped and beautifully restored Excellent communication and follow-up from the owners!
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
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Great Barrington Berkshires
5

Wonderful ski season in an Amazing House

  • 5 of 5
We rented this amazing house for the entire 2013 ski season at Butternut and were so happy we did. Our children did weekly ski school at Butternut and having a wonderful house to go to every weekend sure beat booking the Comfort Inn(where we stayed for 2011) and was better value. The house is beautiful and has much character. Our family of four had so much space and we also had lots of room for visiting grandparents. The location was great - close to Butternut and Great Barrington but a very peaceful location. Our children enjoyed the huge yard for snowmen and snow fort building and they even found a sledding hill down the side of the house. It was so nice to come back after a day of skiing and have our own kitchen with wonderful large lounge rooms and fire place. Russ and Kathy were the best of hosts. They were very responsive to our questions and any things that came up. The added bonus of being able to email Russ ahead of coming for the weekend to let him know our arrival time, then arrive to the house being warmed up was great for those cold night drives from the city. I wish we could rent the house again for 2014 but we have moved away from the Northeast. Thanks Russ and Kathy for a wonderful season at Butternut! Hope all is well.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346304vb
Great Barrington Berkshires
5

Charming House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5
A very comfortable house close to Tanglewood Music Festival, Berkshire Theater Festival, Jacobs Pillow, and lots of other fun things to do. Nearby lake swimming for the kids. Great little towns to explore in The Berkshires. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We'd recommend it and we'll stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
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Great Barrington Berkshires
Atlanta, GA
5

Great house in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I took my parents here for a week's stay in the Berkshires. The house was beautifully appointed, accommodating, and perfect for people who love books and music! The grounds were also lovely--and the best part? A noisy river right within steps of the front door!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Great Barrington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat
$900
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

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Refundable damage deposit $300
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Amenities

Amenities

Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand-held shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) A queen bed in each large bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twin beds in each of two other bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming

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