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Lakefront Cottage in the Tranquil Berkshires

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Sherwood Forest Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms,1 loft, 1 full bathroom. Sleeps 6 comfortably.

Becket is in the heart of The Berkshire Mountains and is a famous cultural and arts center. It is also a nature lovers destination. The area provides something for everyone: fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding. Jacob's Pillow is 5 minutes away, Tanglewood is @30 min. Also close by are: Lee Prime Outlets, Becket Arts Center, Appalachian Trail,Norman Rockwell Museum, summer stock theaters, Berkshire Museum, Jiminy Peak, Arrowhead, Botanical Gardens and much more!

Our cottage was built in 2006. Inside, there is a large Lr/Dr area that looks out at the lake. There is a large flat screen TV with satellite & DVD player plus a fireplace & dining table in this room. The 2 bedrooms each have a queen size bed. The kitchen is fully equipped. The large loft has a futon & 2 air mattresses.Washer & dryer included. There is an finished screened-in porch/3 season room & attached garage. Outside,there is a gas grill,chairs,portable fire pit, 20 ft.dock, a beautiful lake & wonderful fresh air!

Property Location: The cottage is located in The Sherwood Forest Private Community which is off of Rt 20 in Becket,MA. There are 5 lakes within this community and many miles of country roads. There is even a General Store where you can get GREAT, inexpensive breakfasts and lunches or perhaps pick up an item that you didn't bring with you!

Overall, 'The Forest' is a safe, relaxed, eclectic and friendly environment.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2016
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About Jennifer

My husband Tim, my brother-in law Dan and myself (along with the help of all the family & many friends) built this house ourselves in 2005-2006. We did this in our 'spare time'. Needless to say, we did not get much rest for that year!

Jennifer purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Jennifer chose Becket

It is situated on a beautiful double lot with 190 ft of lakefront. It is quiet & peaceful....the perfect place to get away & relax. We take great pride in it.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a custom built home with large rooms. It was built with the lay of the land in mind so there are no decks; you just walk right out to the backyard. There are only 3 stairs going up to the second level & 4 to the loft. The view of the lake is spectacular

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice, relaxing week. Fishing was a big success! Great cottage home!
Jul 2014
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Lakefront Cottage in the Tranquil Berkshires
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The week my family rented this home was the most relaxing vacation of my adult life!! The lake was gorgeous, clean and refreshing! The weather was perfect ~ literally a heat wave all over the east coast but perfection on Lake Robin Hood! The house was a dream ~ every amenity one would need for a week away. The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms and bathroom were super clean and the loft was perfect for four queen sized blow up mattresses to fit and there was a futon too ~ the kids had a blast up there!! The living room and the screened in porch were set up so well to enjoy a little relaxation and TV...which we barely did because the outside was just incredible!! We will definitely go back to this little piece of paradise!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needham, Massachusetts

Perfect place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation spot, a great place to escape Boston's summer heat for a week. The house is very well maintained, everything is very clean, nothing is broken. If you enjoy swimming in the lake, than a big community beach 100 yards down the road is a big plus. The cottage has everything you need to enjoy your stay there, starting from bicycles and kayaks, and ending with internet and access to netflix. Also the owners are very nice and accommodating people. We would definitely recommend this place to other travelers

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I rent a lake house on different lakes every summer and this is the first one I wanted to buy! It was clean, open, quiet, and pretty with gorgeous views of the lake. The house was actually stocked with paper goods (usually I have to bring them) and all the supplies needed for most cooking including silver foil and olive oil! The outside porch was so welcoming and the outside sitting area saw a few evening fires in the chiminea and much relaxing during the day. It was great to have the two kayaks available (we have had to rent some in the past). Swimming in the lake is easy, just a few weeds, but clean and refreshing. I expect we will return to this place as it was really a great get-away! Thanks Jennifer and Tim!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves! We try very hard to keep a lot of basic things on hand for our guests' convenience & enjoyment. Unfortunately, it is not for sale at this time....we love it & enjoy being there too! However, you will be welcomed back anytime you would like!! Thank you.
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lexington ma

excellent summer house

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent home to vacation in. Each morning we awoke to a view of the lake . The kitchen is furnished with all the needs of guests from mugs to dishes to pans for cooking. We ate outdoors often because there were comfortable chairs and tables. Having the wifi available was a added plus because in that area communication is limited. We swam in the lake right from the house although there is a nearby beach. Bike riding is a pleasure. Location is great for music and ballet.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation! Hope to see you again.
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Great fishing!

  • 5 of 5

Back for the third year in a row and it just keeps getting better.

Home is beautiful and the lake could not be cooler. House is terrific for family, cookouts, fishing, and relaxing. Very quiet area.

Will be back next year

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear that you had another wonderful vacation! The weather even cooperated this year. Thanks for everything & will look forward to seeing you next year!
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We had a wonderful vacation again!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our return visit. The home is lovely and well provisioned for our stay. So much to do because of the water crafts and the nearby beach. The fish were jumping.

Very quiet, relaxing and a beautiful setting.

Can not wait for next year

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catherine! It is always a pleasure to have you and we are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again next year!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Mass Pike
Car: necessary

Becket is in the heart of the Berkshires, which is a cultural, art and nature-lover's destination. Something for everyone including swimming, boating, fishing, antiquing, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, listening to the Boston Pops at Tanglewood, watching performances at Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Co., summer stock theaters, shopping at the Outlets or Berkshire Mall or just relaxing in your own backyard next to a beautiful lake.Close to Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Great Barrington. Rural without being remote!


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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

7 day minimum stay required..
.Refundable $350. security deposit is required.Will be returned immediately after inspection.
Cancellations will be given full refund up to May 1st. 50% refund will be given up to May 31st. Further refunds are only given if house can be re-rented. Rental must be paid in full along with security deposit 1 month prior to arrival.

Half of the rental period fee is due to confirm the booking. The remainder (half plus security deposit) is due 1 month before the beginning of the rental date. Payments accepted are Personal check, Bank check or Money Order (in U.S.Funds).Taxes, cleaning fees etc. are included in the charge.

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Sherwood Forest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bring towels & toiletries. Toilet paper & paper towels are provided. There is also a hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 air matresses
  • Bring your own linens. If you are unable to bring queen sized linens, the house is stocked with some. Pillows, blankets & quilts are provided. There are 2 alarm clocks.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
There is a Community beach 2 houses down where you can swim & sunbath. You can also sunbath & fish from our private dock. If you just want to relax on land, there is a nice hammock in the backyard along with adirondak chairs, many directors chairs and a Zero gravity chair! A gas grill & fire pit are provided.The screened in porch is also nice for morning coffee or afternoon nap! Kayaks(2) & rafts(2) are on site but use of the lake or anything else on the property is at your own risk. Pets are not allowed.

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