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Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4

Remember the simple pleasures of a country, lakeside vacation where you can spend the day swimming or boating, exploring new towns and attractions, or just spending a lazy afternoon reading on the screened-in porch? Get back to those simple pleasures in our cabin, which is located in a beautiful, quiet country setting far from the chaos of modern life in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains. The cabin is just a five minute walk to a lake where you can swim, fish or canoe (canoe and life jackets provided). Or spend the day exploring the many surrounding towns with antiques, restaurants and shopping galore. Other activities nearby include: hiking, horseback riding, Tanglewood, children's arts programming, The Mount (Edith Wharton's home), Arrowhead (Herman Melville's home) Jacob's Pillow Dance, outlet shopping, summer stock theater, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Museum, Clark Museum of Art, Eric Carle Museum, Heartwood School and Becket Arts Center among many, many others. Now offering high speed internet and satellite TV.

Djuna Perkins
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Djuna Perkins

I am a lawyer living near Boston with my husband and three children, but I grew up in Woodstock, New York.

Djuna Perkins purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Djuna Perkins chose Becket

Living and working in the city, I missed the country and thought the best way to teach my kids to care for the earth was to make sure they had a place where they could actually see and appreciate the natural world, and where we could all get away from the madness of the electronic world.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is an incredibly restful place. From the breeze on the screened porch to the unbelievable stars and the air at night, to the simplicity of its furnishings, it is just the place to get away from it all and remember who you are.


Becket Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunkbed
  • The twin beds in the second bedroom are bunkbeds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Portable boombox for iPod, CD player


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating
average rating of 4.532258 based on 62 reviews
Upstate New York

Truth In Advertising

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the end of June and were delighted to find the cabin as advertised; clean, neat and with every convenience but, thankfully, with no Internet. Enjoyed the canoe and the many cultural offerings nearby. The owners put a great deal of thought into their home, and it shows. Reasonably priced in a funky, eclectic development. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Perfect for a weekend trip in the summer looking to relax in nature

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our time at Excalibur. It’s located in a rural setting so may not be the best for everyone, but we really enjoyed the location with a short walk to the beach and the tranquil setting it provided. The cabin itself is super cute, with a lovely porch we sat reading our books at dusk. The only thing I wished was for the cabin to have more information printed out regarding the surrounding areas like restaurant suggestions, hikes, etc. since it was our first time in the area. The area as I said is pretty rural, so you definitely get the nature feel.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute!

  • 5 of 5

First time we stayed at the Berkshires and this place was really cute. It rained the days we stayed we did not care because we have not gone away in so long. We have a granite company in Cranston RI and we can never seem to have any time for anything so this was great. Like to go back again sometime and hopefully the weather will be nicer so we can enjoy the outdoor .

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toilet did not work. Little to no effort made by Djuna to get it fixed.

  • 1 of 5

Before we arrived at the house, Djuna called me to let me know that a tree fell and took out the power lines near the house. We had no power for a few hours. The power company fixed the lines very quickly. The outage was not a big problem.

The big problem with an otherwise great weekend was the house's only toilet, which stopped working a few hours after we arrived and did not work for most of the weekend. Our options for going to the bathroom were to go in the woods, or drive a few miles into Becket or Lee.

I told Djuna about the toilet in a text message as soon as I discovered it. She gave me some advice on what might fix it. I tried turning valves, checking under the cover, and resetting the circuit associated with the water. These did not fix the toilet. On Saturday morning, Djuna asked if it was okay for the housekeeper to come by and check on the toilet. I said yes. The housekeeper never came to the house before we left on Sunday morning.

After we left I told Djuna that I wanted a partial refund. A nonworking toilet is not what was advertised. We exchanged emails for a week. One week after we left, Djuna sent me an email telling me that the housekeeper had visited the house after we left, and the toilet did work. She told me she was not obligated to offer a significant refund. She has not communicated with me since then.

The Berkshires and the town of Becket are wonderful places. My friends and I stay in town every year, and we will not be returning to Djuna's house. We do not recommend doing business with Djuna.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that Thomas and his group had difficulty with the toilet. I am not certain why the difficulty occurred, as the toilet was completely functional when the housekeeper cleaned before their arrival and again right after their stay. As Thomas points out, I gave him several suggestions to solve it, and offered to have someone come Saturday morning to investigate. I contacted three different people--a plumber I frequently use, our handyman, and our housekeeper. Unfortunately, none of them was available. When I did not hear back from Thomas, I assumed the situation had resolved itself. I would have been happy to provide some refund as a gesture of good will, but it was not clear from Thomas's emails how much he expected. I try very hard to respond promptly to guest concerns and take great pride in helping people enjoy the Berkshires.
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Quiet, cozy cabin near the lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I loved our stay here at Djuna's cabin. The information about the rental that we received after booking was very thorough & helpful. It's conveniently located near (about 20 minutes) many shops/ restaurants in Lee, Ma. We went hiking, canoeing, and swimming. It was a very peacegul & relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin is very nice, well equipped, comfortable, close to the lakes, in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cabin very much. It is in a lovely natural setting, close to the lakes and many things to do in the Berkshires. The cabin was comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bradley Int'l Airport
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Mass. Pike

Becket, Massachusetts is in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, an arts, culture and nature-lover's destination. Rural without being remote, the area has something for everyone, including many summer arts festivals, art classes, museums, dance, theater, antiquing, outlet shopping, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, rafting, museums, and countless wonderful towns with terrific shops and restaurants to explore.

Other Activities: cultural events


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $20

Summer II cancellation policy: 100% refund 60 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $200 cancellation fee up to the full amount of the booking if not re-rented. Off-season: 100% refund 30 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $100 cancellation fee up to the full amount of booking if not re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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