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Serene, Private Waterfront Cottage --Perfect Summer Retreat!

  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 6
17 Reviews

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Serene, Private Waterfront Cottage --Perfect Summer Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p293009
+1 -6178175140
Becket Berkshires
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for the wonderful time at your house. We/kids loved the pond, canoe, swimming, toads... Hope we can make it back
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Serene, Private Waterfront Cottage --Perfect Summer Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p293009
+1 -6178175140
Becket Berkshires
South Hadley, MA
5

Perfect lake vacation for families!

  • 5 of 5
My family (2 adults, 1 toddler age ~2) had an incredibly relaxing vacation at this remote, scenic home. It was exactly as described. In fact, I think it was better than we expected -- much of the home has been remodeled, the backyard is huge and gorgeous, the house was clean and well-cared for, the lake access was perfect for our little family, even the life jackets look new. The welcome packet that the owner emails to you prior to your arrival is incredibly helpful, truly welcoming, and very sweet. The kitchen is well-stocked: everything you could need to prepare meals, including some non-perishable staples that the community of tenants adds to over time (it appears). I'd recommend stopping by the house to check the pantry stock before getting any pantry staples (or do what we did -- leave extras of things for future renters).

We have no complaints and can't wait to return next summer. We fell in love with this vacation rental. It makes for an easy family vacation.

Tips for families with young children -- the house is easy to baby/toddler-proof: bring at least a dozen outlet covers (minimum, we'll bring a few extra next time), and bring one or two babygates with extenders. The stairway is lovely and wide -- almost too wide for the ordinary tension gate we brought! Next time, we'll bring our step-through gates with extenders so we're less nervous about the stairs. I'd recommend 2 gates (top and bottom of the stairs), but you can survive with one (or none, if your child is less of a daredevil!). You may want to bring one door knob cover as the door to the basement is easily opened. (We didn't have a problem with this since our child doesn't open doors yet, but we'll bring a knob cover next year.) Otherwise, we had no babyproofing needs.

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