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Idyllic Berkshire Get Away: Balance of relaxation and convenience

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

A charming 3-bedroom contemporary on one-acre property in lovely residential area of Great Barrington. The house has a screened porch that is perfect for enjoying nature. A recreational area on the lower level with access to the outside includes wet bar, pool table, 50” plasma TV, DVD, surround sound. The idyllic home for both relaxation as well as entertaining friends.

The house is perfect for families or couples who want to get away to the countryside but yet still want the convenience of modern services and amenities.

Located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, just 3 minutes to the center of town--bike ride to town--and 15 minutes away from Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Canyon Ranch, Kripalu and Butternut ski resort.

Upstairs bathroom and porch recently remodeled and upgraded.

More Details

Noriko and Dale
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Noriko and Dale

We bought this house as a vacation home in 2005. The same year that our twins were born.

Noriko and Dale purchased this house in 2005

Why Noriko and Dale chose Great Barrington

We wanted a country get away that was close enough for a weekend away from our home. We wanted a place that was quiet, yet close enough to the town center. We also wanted a home that was driving distance to all of our favorite destinations such as Tanglewood, Lake Mansfield and Butternut ski resort.

What makes this house unique

We loved the fact that it had a three season porch that helped us experience the outdoors without actually being outdoors. We also loved the downstairs entertainment area and wet bar.


Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Idyllic Berkshire Get Away: Balance of relaxation and convenience
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Thanksgiving 2017

  • 4 of 5

Another wonderful Thanksgiving in the Berkshires. Spaces for everyone including kids..The porch is my favorite space.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting in the Berkshires.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family Thanksgiving weekend. There was plenty of space for young and old to spread out. Close to shopping, restaurants and all that the Berkshires have to offer all year round.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased that our guests were able to enjoy the house during the Thanksgiving week.
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Peaceful, private house near everything in the Berkshires

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in this very private home in a lovely, quiet neighborhood in Great Barrington. We enjoyed being a few minutes away from the "downtown" of Great Barrington and its shops and restaurants and also having the relaxing privacy of our rental. The house is also near Stockbridge (about 10-minutes) and Lenox is about a 15 - 20 minute drive. We especially loved the very large, attractive screen porch with its array of comfy furniture, dining table/chairs and the ceiling fan. It has sliders leading to the dining room/kitchen area.

The house is well suited for two couples since it has two full bathrooms. The main floor has a nice two-sink plus tub/shower bathroom that has been newly remodeled and the downstairs (basement level with its large entertainment room) has another bathroom with a walk-in shower. There is also a laundry room in the basement area. Given that it was summer, we did not spend time in the basement entertainment area but I can imagine it would be a nice feature in the colder months with its big screen TV and pool table. The living room on the main floor is spacious and offers a large fireplace which would also be lovely on a cold day.

There is a brand new deck but apparently because it is new, there is no deck furniture per se (although one could move furniture from the screen porch area). The deck is right off the porch room.

We enjoyed our stay at this house and were also pleased with how Noriko dealt with a few concerns/glitches we encountered.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoying having lovely guests at our home. We do try our best to make them feel comfortable. That's our responsibility to our guests who choose our home over all others.
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Winter getaway

  • 4 of 5

Place was as described and the right size for a family of 5. Comfortable and located within short driving distance of Great Barrington center and Ski Butternut. We enjoyed the fireplace and pool/pingpong table in the finished basement. Owners were very responsive and they have a caretaker in town if needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Spacious, convenient, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a weekend with my boyfriend and the house is very spacious and well-kept, so it would be fun to go back again with a big group of friends to take advantage of the space and amenities. It's very close to town, where we found some good restaurants and a lot of great antique stores. It's also near a pretty lake (although the weather was not quite nice enough for a swim). I would recommend this for anyone looking to get away to a nice, clean house for a relaxing time in nature and for exploring a great town. It would also be fun in the winter for a skiing vacation, there's a great big fireplace.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Princeton NJ USA

Comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

The description is accurate and the house is very clean and well-maintained. The area is very quiet and relaxing although very convenient. The location is excellent, close to Great Barrington where we went for restaurants, shopping, and the movies. It's a short drive to Tanglewood and Stockbridge. The beds are very comfortable. The screened porch is delightful for meals and relaxing. We would recommend this to anyone who wants reasonably-priced accommodations.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Wassaic Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 7
Car: necessary

The Berkshires is a perfect four season getaway for people who enjoy sports, nature, the arts to total relaxation. The Berkshires offers ample opportunity for hikers, skiers and golfers with various mountain ranges for summer climbing as well as winter skiing (Jiminy Peak, Butternut, Cranwell golf resort). People who enjoy the arts can choose between Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Opera and Theatre Festivals. While others who want to get away from it all can visit Kripalu or Canyon Ranch for yoga or for spa get away. Great for families with young children with petting farms (Ioka Valley Farm), strawberry, apple and blueberry picking, swimming lake (Lake Mansfield) as well as the summer highlight of the David Grover Band at the Great Barrington Town Hall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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