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Amy Broder

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beautiful lakefront home on pristine lake in the Berkshires

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

Overview

Becket House Rental Photos and Description

3 queen size bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Recently updated lakefront house in the beautiful Berkshires on Robin Hood Lake, a 'no-wake lake' in Becket, MA. Swim, fish, boat or kayak just steps from the house or relax in the hammocks or glider. Sip wine by the dock or on the wrap-around deck overlooking the lake.. The main level of the home has 2 very spacious (10 x 17 and 13 x 12) queen size bedrooms, a full bathroom and a great room (with-wall to-wall window views of the yard and lake) that includes a dining area and fully equipped kitchen. The deck off of the living area has a propane grill and 2 tables, with 6 and 4 chairs.

The lower level has the third large (16 x 8) queen size bedroom with window seat facing the yard and lake. There is also a den w/ cable TV, a full bath and laundry area. This level includes a ping pong table, mini pool table, water cooler and mini refrigerator.

The large front and back yards have lawn furniture and a picnic table. The property includes a 4-person canoe, two kayaks, and a small sailboat.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amy Broder (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Beautiful lakefront home on pristine lake in the Berkshires
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

A Most Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was even more beautiful than pictured online. Spacious, immaculately clean, all the comforts of home. Overlooks your own private boat dock on a pristine lake. Very close to Jacob's Pillow and a quick drive into Stockbridge and Pittsfield. Hiking through the Fall foliage was magnificent.

Steve and Amy (owners) were gracious and extremely friendly. They made sure everything was right and were always available to answer questions. They made us feel like "family".

We hope to go back again in the Spring and would recommend this property to all of our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely quiet week at the lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quiet, read in the hammocks, and had the lake almost to ourselves during the week for kayaking. The house was very clean and nicely equipped and designed. Jacob's Pillow is just down the road and nearby Lee provided some great meals. Owners are very welcoming and available for help and questions. A great place to decompress. Be aware that it is not an easy walk or bike to town location for those who want that. We were happy to trade that bit of convenience for the quiet of the lake and to hop in the car to head over to a market or out for dinner.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, just like it's pictured. We arrived and couldn't get over how clean it was. The house has hardwood floors and area rugs and the decorating was tasteful. Hardwood in my opinion is easier to keep clean and odor free compared to carpet. Like the other houses on the lake, the house is not huge, but the thoughtful layout makes the house seem much bigger on the inside, it's like an optical illusion! As the crow flies the house is close to Mass Pike and Route 20 but it was still super quiet.

Even though we were there during what is probably a busy week-- 4th of July, it literally felt like we had the entire lake to ourself on the weekdays, it was incredible. Didn't see another boat all day long. During the weekdays it was hardly over run either, we did enjoy the neighborhood fireworks display on the 4th.

The owner is very accessible for questions and instructions, the clear wish is for her guests to have a good time.

Maybe the only thing negative to say, if you're in to biking and running like I am, it is very hilly, there's no flat routes, especially if you find yourself on Route 20 for added distance. Route 20 felt very safe for cycling, but it is a four mile climb east bound on route 20 to get to the neighborhood entrance.

There are very few lakes in the Berkshires best I could tell, if you want a nice house in the Berkshires, you'll do great here, if you want a house on a lake, even better, you're not going to have many choices, and this is a very nice house.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful two-level home in the Berkshires provided the perfect get-away. It was immaculate, tastefully decorated, with nearly everything one could think of needing or wanting available. The lakefront setting was beautiful. There was plenty of entertainment in the basement for young and old (wide choice of TV channels, assorted table games, great movie selection) and a serene setting on the main level to enjoy the view any time of year. Also upstairs is an incredible music collection, as well as fantastic art.

The kitchen was well-appointed, the beds were super comfy, having two bathrooms was great, and the owners’ belongings were minimal and out of the way. The only thing that would have made this home completely perfect would be a fire place. We almost didn't choose this property because of it, but it would have been our loss.

The owner is very friendly and was prompt to respond to any questions. The transactions went smoothly and besides explaining everything over the phone, they also had a notebook full of helpful hints and tips for the home. They also provide a huge selection of information on the local area.

We enjoyed our weekend in this lovely home in the Berkshires and definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Serene, beautiful location; immaculate home

  • 4 of 5

This house, situated in a wonderfully serene spot on a quiet lake, was immaculate and left nothing to be desired. The owners have thought of everything (down to the very helpful list of area farmers' markets on the fridge). Highlights include the backyard setting, lake and forest views, wonderful deck with fantastic new grill; the canoe and kayaks; the well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms; and the tastefully appointed rooms throughout. We took advantage of the community's small sand beach, as well. A little slice of heaven. We'll definitely rent this place again next time we're in the Berkshires.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

7 Perfect Days

  • 5 of 5

This combination of a beautiful home and serene lake was the perfect place to relax and reconnect. Everything we needed to enjoy the lake and to feel at home were ready and waiting. Furnishings are handsome and comfortable from the roomy dining areas to the three appealing bedrooms. We took advantage of all that the Berkshires have to offer, but the bonus was returning to this lovely spot. Just thinking about that hammock will get us through the Chicago winter!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

The Berkshires are a noted cultural, arts and recreational center. Within minutes of the home is Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Shakespeare and Co., plus many summer theaters, Kripalu Yoga Center, Canyon Ranch Spa/Day Spa, Appalachian Trail hiking.

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Rates & Availability

Becket House Rental Rates

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summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

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Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , lower level
  • Both bathrooms are newly renovated with fresh paint, new tiling and fixtures. There are plenty of towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , queen size bed
  • All 3 bedrooms have comfortable queen beds and are spacious with plenty of closet space, dressers, linens, and new pillows and blankets. The master bedroom has a desk and chair. All have been repainted within the last 2 years.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Pluses: Walk to 'The Sherwood Shoppe' for necessities, morning paper , delicious breakfasts, muffins etc. House has board games, cards, ping pong table, and mini pool table, knock hockey set, horse shoes, badminton sets, CD and movie collection, children's movies and books. The property comes with a canoe/paddles and 2 kayaks/paddles as well as life jackets. There are several benches and hammocks positioned on the lawn making lovely spots to relax, read and view lake.

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