3 MI. TO JACOB'S PILLOW, 25 MIN. TO TANGLEWOOD IN COOL FOREST

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3 MI. TO JACOB'S PILLOW, 25 MIN. TO TANGLEWOOD IN COOL FOREST

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7-9)

Use our airy, beautiful, new house as your base to visit the Berkshires' wonderful variety of performance venues, restaurants, museums and spiritual retreats. Breakfast on the dining deck in the cool morning breeze; watch the sun go down through the trees from the upper balcony.

Relax in the deep soaker bathtub in the master bathroom after an inspiring day exploring art museums, or walking a portion of the nearby Appalachian Trail, or shopping at the Lee Prime Outlets.

Walk the dirt road the distance of two or three city streets to the closest private lake. On the way, look for the native wildflowers, hear the streams that flow to the lakes, and listen to the variety of birds among the trees in the forest. Enjoy a swim in the clean, natural lake. Breathe the clean breeze that usually blows across our site.

When you come back from the lake, enjoy the double walk-in shower in the master bathroom to get ready for the evening.

Further Details: Shop at the local farmers' markets and prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Cookware and dishes for up to 8 are in the cabinets.

When you return from the evening's performance the windows open as needed for the weather, and cross ventilation lets you enjoy natural cooling. You'll fall asleep listening to the night sounds of crickets and frogs. You'll awaken to the sounds of woodpeckers and songbirds searching for breakfast .

Other members of your party will be upstairs. A double bed is in one bedroom and a twin bed- above a double-bed futon bunk bed is in the other bedroom. A full tub-and-shower bathroom is available to both bedrooms and the loft. The oak frame sofa in the loft is a very comfortable futon double bed.

Besides the choices among the fine arts, you will have the opportunity, if you like, to visit Ku-shi Institute of macrobiotic instruction and programs, 15 minutes' drive north; and Kripalu, Zen retreat house, a half-hour drive west.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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4.9
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3 mi. to Jacob's Pillow, 25 min. to Tanglewood in cool forest
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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3 mi. to Jacob's Pillow, 25 min. to Tanglewood in cool forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912640
+1 413 374-1772
Becket Berkshires
5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
The house was open, bright, and very comfortable.
Julia and Robb were very easy to contact and responsive to all of my questions leading up to the weekend. I actually appreciated paying a cleaning fee, because I had peace of mind that the place would be nice and clean on arrival, and it was!

The pictures of the house were spot on, although I was still surprised by how big the master bedroom was. I loved the recliners in the master bedroom and also the big double shower. The house comfortably slept 3 couples and 1 infant.

We did all of our own cooking for the weekend, so we found that the kitchen was well-equipped with the basics for cooking. I really appreciated not having to bring things like paper towels and dish soap.

I would definitely recommend this property in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the appreciation! It's so gratifying that our efforts to provide a satisfying vacation home away from home " hit the spot " for our guests.
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3 mi. to Jacob's Pillow, 25 min. to Tanglewood in cool forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912640
+1 413 374-1772
Becket Berkshires
west islip, long island new york
5

Could not have asked for better!

  • 5 of 5
What an enjoyable, stress free, fun filled vacation! Julia and Rob are truly gracious hosts, very accommodating, very helpful..interesting people. The house was clean, cozy comfortable and well equipped for the 2 family getaway. The beds were great and the setup of the home allowed for privacy yet togetherness. This Becket location is close to skiing, outlet shopping and small town Mass (Lee, Lenox, great Barrington....) . There really was something for everyone in our party. The wintry weather mix was exciting...never a dull moment in Mass!
Julia was helpful and available at a moments notice..(when all the keys were left on the kitchen island and we locked ourselves out within the first hour of our arrival, when we couldnt figure out the TV to watch the Olympic games at Sochi). problems were taken care of with swift efficacy ! Thanks Julia!
The food options in the area are broad, ranging from deli type places to nice restaurants . After a hard day skiing...we sent the kids out to pick up our takeout order from Arizona Pizza ($75.00 fed 9 of us with leftovers). The pizza was not your typical NY "fold your slice in half" but it was tasty, the hot wings were good as well as some of the other combination pies and calzones.
The food stores are not far either...we made a filet mignon on the gas grill on the back deck (after my husband shoveled a path through 3 feet snow! heehee) made baked potatoes, broccoli and cheddar cheese. Delish! We never made it to the Sherwood deli for breakfast which we regret . We heard from others the omelettes/breakfast food is something that should not be passed up.
We did however go to the Alpamayo in Lee, a Peruvian restaurant that i highly recommend . Small place, quaint...and the food was awesome. I had the Ceviche Mixto as an app (shrimp, calamari, octopus, shellfish, lime juice) OMG it was mouth watering. For dinner i had Pescado a lo Macho...equally fabulous. For drinks we tried the national Peruvian booze which was kind of described to us as tequilla like. They made it frozen..looked like a Pina Colada but was much more refreshing. Cant wait for next yr to try another interesting dish! The staff were very sweet, and the chef came out to meet us. Julia and Rob also supply the house with plenty of sheets, towels, extra pillows and blankets. The radiant floor heating was surprisingly effective, it was my first experience .
Lovely house, lovely people. thanks again!!! Sincerely Deb and John and fanily
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3 mi. to Jacob's Pillow, 25 min. to Tanglewood in cool forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912640
+1 413 374-1772
Becket Berkshires
5

Perfect Long Weekend with Friends

  • 5 of 5
A perfect snowy weekend in the Berkshires, thanks to Rob and Julia! They were extremely helpful hosts, and the house is very cozy and well stocked with kitchen supplies, linens etc. We were 6 adults and 4 young children ages 1-6, and spent a lot of time in the "great room" off the kitchen just talking, playing, and looking out the beautiful windows. We had a nice lunch outing in Lenox, and a perfect cross-country ski/skating/snowshoeing adventure at nearby Canterbury Farm - about a 10-minute drive from the house. This was a great meeting place for friends from both NYC and Boston. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
3 mi. to Jacob's Pillow, 25 min. to Tanglewood in cool forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912640
+1 413 374-1772
Becket Berkshires
5

Family Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5
House is very clean and spacious, with lots of natural light. The five of us had plenty of room to spread out. Julia made many suggestions for dining, etc, along with a full tour of the house upon our arrival. In spite of the rainy weather, we were unable to hike, but visited the Lee outlets, Sherwood Shoppe, Arizona Pizza Company, SoCo Creamery, and did some sight seeing of the area. House had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Thank you!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 mi. to Jacob's Pillow, 25 min. to Tanglewood in cool forest
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Becket Berkshires
New York, NY
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a weekend here with friends and it was great! The house is so open and airy; very clean and bright. We ended up just relaxing and grilling/cooking there for most of the weekend instead of going out and we all felt very at home and comfortable. We were a group of 9 and there was plenty of room! The rental was actually attached to the owner's main house by a long garage, but it was nonetheless very private and quiet. Julia was so kind and gave a detailed tour of the house upon arrival, and offered to be available should we need anything at all. We hope to return sometime in the future!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And our thanks to you guys for leaving the place in such good order ! You'll be welcome whenever you want to return and we have availability.
business
3 mi. to Jacob's Pillow, 25 min. to Tanglewood in cool forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912640
+1 413 374-1772
Becket Berkshires
5

Julia and Robb are wonderful people!

  • 5 of 5
I can write this on behalf of our entire group:

Dear Julia,

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the place!

Your property had everything we required from the essentials, comfortable stay and scenic view perspective.

Hope, to see you again soon!

Thanks
Gaurav
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Car: necessary

90 min. to Albany or Hartford; 2.5 hrs to NYC or Boston. Wooded private community including 5 local, private lakes with small beaches. Located in a forest clearing surrounded by native plants and wild flowers. Cross-country skiing available nearby and downhill skiing is within 45 min. drive or less.

Williamstown Summer Theater and Sterling & Francine Clark Art Museum are less than an hour's drive. Shakespeare & Co., and Berkshire Theater schedule performances year 'round 25 min. away. Tanglewood, the summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops is within 25 min. drive, and Jacob's Pillow Summer Dance Festival is three miles away.

Excellent restaurants locally, in Becket, and nearby in Lee, MA.

'Homemade' breakfasts and lunches are served in two small convenient stores with diners - both are wonderful! International and 'nouveau cuisine' restaurants are located in Lee, Stockbridge, W. Stockbridge, Lenox, and Pittsfield, too.

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Becket House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning USD100

Notes

  • $3000.00 / month
  • weekly: June 1 - September 1, 2012 - $850.00 Sept. 2 - Oct. 31 - $650.00 Nov. - May $500.00
    two weeks: ' $1600.00 ' $1200.00 ' $900.00
    monthly: June, July and August - $3000.00 ; September and October - $2200.00; Nov. - May $1500.00
    weekends per night: June 1 - Oct. 31- $225.00; Nov. 1- Dec. 31 - $150.00; Jan. 1 - May 30 - $125.00

    Deposit to reserve: 50 % of total; Some dogs and cats may be okay: leash required for dogs; poop must be scooped. References for pets required, and refundable damage deposit of $200. Cleaning fee: $100; with pets $200
    Minimum stays in high-demand seasons.

    Pets left alone must be crated, renter to supply crate/s.
    DURING JUNE 1 - SEP'T. 1 SEASON NO PARTIAL WEEKS OR WEEKENDS UNLESS SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
  • All payments must be made in full before arrival date. All payments by PayPal. Refund of damage deposit will be by PayPal. No checks, no credit cards. No ATM on site. Banks in Lee, MA, and Huntington, MA, have ATM machines, one local convenience store has an ATM

Amenities

Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st fl. en suite w M.B.R.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor off loft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1st floor off entry
  • Second floor bedrooms and loft share the full, tub-and-shower bathroom located off the loft, accessible to bedrooms and loft. This bathroom can also be available to visitors without entering either of the closed-door bedrooms upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st fl. w bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunks on 2nd fl.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd fl.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , loft open to below
  • First floor master bedroom with luxurious bath including jetted tub. Second floor has two bedrooms and a full tub-and-shower bath off the loft which also has a very comfortable futon that opens to a double bed. This is listed as a '4th bedroom' but note that it isn't a closed-door bedroom. The upstairs balcony is also off this loft.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
Cell phone service is quite good; internet is wireless DSL; one T.V. Located in great room, it has satellite Direct TV; balconies off dining area on first floor and off loft on second floor. Local publications listing attractions and performance venues are provided. Five lakes, private as common areas for residents and guests only, are within walking distance or a minute or two drive. Freshwater lakes permit catch-and-release fishing and swimming on small, clean beaches. No lifeguards. Two-car garage attached; additional parking off-street and close to unit. Pets should have their own crate if they are to be left alone; local rules require clean-up after dogs; dogs must be on leash.