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Caroline Summit

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Spacious Lakefront Home in Berkshires: with Dock, Hammock, Kayaks, Canoe+++

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Sherwood Forest House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, studio/office loft, sleeps 6. laundry and shed

Summary Description:

Wonderful Lakefront house in Scenic Berkshires! This home sits on Robin Hood Lake, the largest lake in the Sherwood Forest area of Becket, MA. The house has 3 bedrooms: A first floor master with a queen sized bed, an upstairs bedroom with two twin size beds, and a second upstairs bedroom with a queen bed. There are 2 full baths, one on each level. Loft has office and studio area.

Relax, Swim, Fish, Hike, & Boat! This rental comes with use of 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, 1 paddle boat and several floats. There is a small sandy “beach” area in front of the dock- perfect for children to dig and play. This yard also has a Hammock, a Picnic Table and Patio Table with Umbrella, and a full size Propane Grill.

The House: The full kitchen has an island with 4 stools, and is fully outfitted with a full size refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, oven and 4 burner electric stove. A propane fueled fireplace heats the house for chilly nights, ceiling fans from the 30' ceiling keep air circulating and there is AC available in each bedroom.

Robin Hood Lake is a peaceful, quiet lake, called a “no wake lake” because no fast boats are allowed. It is very safe for children and swimmers, and ideal for canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats. In addition to the dock, our lakefront is “walk-in” friendly, with a gently sloping sandy bottom, perfect for swim and play. Also, a lovely, cutting garden is yours to enjoy.

The Berkshires: The Berkshires are a noted cultural & arts center. Within minutes of this house… Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Shakespeare and Company, multiple summer theaters, Kripalu Yoga Center , Canyon Ranch Spa/Day Spa, Appalachian Trail Hiking area, museums, botanical gardens boutique shopping and more.

Extra Conveniences: Walk to “general store” for necessities, your morning paper or meals.

House has game tables (checkers/chess/backgammon/etc), scrabble, Monopoly, and Bingo, plus jigsaw puzzles and stocked bookshelves, and an entertainment area.

There is an office area with a desk, phone and wireless broadband internet , and a studio area with tales and shelves- perfect for any hobbyist.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Caroline Summit (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Spacious Lakefront Home in Berkshires: with Dock, Hammock, Kayaks, Canoe+++
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and peaceful time here. The house was lovely with everything you could possibly need. The location was fantastic..right on the lake, short walk to a little restaurant with great breakfasts and short drive to outlets, grocery store and restaurants. My husband, three children and I will have many wonderful memories to carry us through to next year's stay! Thank you Caroline for sharing your wonderful retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time in this comfortable house. My husband and I love the area, and it's very nice being right on the lake. Our grandchildren came up for the weekend, and hated to leave. They loved taking out the canoe, going to a very pleasant kind of children's beach, etc. And it's was nice having a small store within walking distance where you can get a newspaper, and a very good breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation get away.

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time here. Four adults and two toddlers. The house suited our need perfectly. Comfortable and well stocked with essentials with even toys and games for the kids. The location on the lake can’t be beat. Fishing at the dock was a favorite way to start the day for our grandchildren, boating and swimming for the rest of us. All in all a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Great lake vacation

  • 5 of 5

Really nice spot for a lake getaway with family and friends. The lake is lovely, with a sandy bottom and trees all around. We spent the bulk of the time out in the kayaks and paddleboat. The lake is small enough that an inexperienced kayaker can go around the whole thing without getting too tired. It's really pretty, particularly on a sunny day. The house is nice and looks just as it's pictured, with functional bedrooms and a nicely equipped kitchen. The only thing we didn't love--and it really doesn't matter because you want to spend all the time you can outside--is the living room. We found the couch and other living room seating to be pretty uncomfortable, and there's an older TV (no HDMI inputs for hooking up to a Roku or Chromestick, though there is a DVD/VCR combo). Again, this only really mattered on an afternoon where it was raining and we wanted to burrow in, and it was still fine. Otherwise, if you're not swimming or boating, it's great to lay on the dock or in the hammock and read. We also played a lot of games.

There's a nice grocery story in Lee about 20 minutes away--a beautiful drive. We also went to Great Barrington to wander around town one day and to see a movie; that's about 35-40 minutes away.

The owner is a delight to communicate with--very helpful and responsive. We followed her recommendation to see a free show at Jacob's Pillow and had a blast. Our four year old loved it; he enjoyed climbing on the rocks with other kids while we watched the 35 minute performance. It's a gorgeous spot. Thanks for supplying us with a great vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the house is wonderful and I want to thank the renter for the review. I would also like to add a comment. The living room furniture is by "Stressless", ergonomically designed for optimum lumbar and head support.
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5

Cozy cabin, great location, quiet lake

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for a family getaway. My son was happy to play all day in the lake, fish, kayak, and explore the trails around the lake. The cabin has a well-stocked kitchen and outdoor gas grill. If you don't want to cook, there is a family-owned country store a short walk away that serves homemade food all day. We took advantage of free dance performances at Jacob's Pillow, picnicked on the lawn at Tanglewood, visited the Norman Rockwell Museum, and shopped in Stockbridge. The owners had great suggestions for activities, area shopping, and area restaurants. The cabin is very family-friendly, the photos on the site were very representative. Comfortable living area and nice bedrooms and baths. The lake is great for swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. No fast boats allowed. The gravel roads that surround the lake are great for walking, and the Appalachian Trail is only a few miles away. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

A great, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

A charming house on a beautiful, quiet lake. I was able to kayak without motor boat wakes, swim, run and hike without interference. The corner store is an easy walk for a coffee, sandwich, supplies or the Sunday paper. It was a quick drive down the hill to the Appalachian trail and the shops in Lee.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I 90 Mass. Pike
Nearest Beach
waterfront
Car: necessary

Tanglewood Music Festival

Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival

Shakespeare Festival

Norman Rockwell Museum

And so much more

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Rates & Availability

Sherwood Forest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Fall Foliage 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
SPRING 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,625
 
 
FALL 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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Amenities

Sherwood Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs
  • Bedrooms each have individual heat and air-conditioning, closets, dresser, ample linens, pillows, and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The full kitchen has an island with 4 stools, and is fully outfitted with a full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, oven and 4 burner electric stove. A propane fueled fireplace, designed to appear as a romantic wood stove, heats the house for chilly nights, and there is AC available in each bedroom.

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