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Holly

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Rustic 'Wood and Windows' Berkshire Hideaway Home

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Berkshires House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cozy rustic Berkshire Home. Lots of charm with modern amenities. Centrally located less than two miles from Tanglewood, and a stone's throw from the Stockbridge bowl. Fishing in season, many walking and climbing trails, and lake swimming. Town beach, private for residents - renter's get passes from owner- is a i mile drive away. Most seasons, you can hear and see a waterfall from the deck and upper floors. Beautifully sited opposite the waterfall this charming loft-style, wood home has been described as a 'treehouse for adults'.

With an open airy design, the first floor is one space, complete with small kitchen, dining area, living room, half bath and French doors which open to porch, hot tub, and sprawling backyard. Stairs wind up, past two window-seats to the second floor which boasts a small bedroom (full size bed), a full bath, and a large airy study with full size futon couch.. More stairs lead to the master bedroom (queen bed), which is part of the open-air design but private nonetheless. This is a true artist's dream.

Midway between Stockbridge and Lenox - All the cultural and recreational attractions of the Berkshires are nearby (Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob's Pillow, Chesterwood, Berkshire Theatre Festival) as are golf, tennis, horseback riding, boating, swimming and hiking in the state forests. Canoe, Kayak or swim in local lake ( equipment not included). Wintertime recreation includes skiing at Butternut Basin, Bousquet, Catamount and Jiminy Peak as well as snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice skating.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Holly (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Holly

Andy was a psychiatrist from NY who went to Harvard for his residency and stayed in Cambridge. He had this house built about 45 years ago because he loved the Berkshires and he loved Tanglewood. Holly is also from NY, born in the Bronx, and who now lives, teaches and practices psychology in the Boston area. Step-daughter Rachel is a filmmaker who lives with her wife and new baby Wiley in Los Angeles. There have also been a succession of canine family members who roamed the property. Molly was a golden, Jesse James was a springer/lab and Anvik is a 13.5 year old magnificent malamute who still visits when he's up to it. In addition to her therapy practice, Holly paints and writes. Please enjoy our spices, books and CDs.

Holly purchased this house in 1970

Why Holly chose Berkshires

Stockbridge Massachusetts is the perfect blend of nature and culture, old town charm and progressive ideals - whether you've come for rest and relaxation or to finish your 300 page novel on a deadline, you couldn't have picked a better place! The house is very charming and is equipped with modern amenities but is basically low key. While only 1.5 miles down the road from Kripalu and 2 miles from Tanglewood, It is extremely private and a great place to get away from it all. The cabin is located in a wooded area near the Stockbridge Bowl (main Stockbridge lake). It is off one of the back roads so it is also equipped with all the things nature brings to a house in the woods :-) In other words, keep the screen doors closed and enjoy the view.

What makes this house unique

My personal favorite is the hot tub on a cold day, but listening to birds compete with a waterfall is a close second. Staring out at the sunrise over the water as it pours through the trees is also pretty terrific as is having a dinner on the small screened in porch. There's something also really sweet and 'home-y' about the open design. The house was designed by graduates students from MIT's architecture program about 45 years ago. It has a modern 'Frank Loyd Wright' feel which is also rustic, funky and tasteful.

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

Rustic 'Wood and Windows' Berkshire Hideaway Home
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Great architecture. Clean and comfortable. We had a fine time.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5

Waking up to the sound of the waterfall was how we started each day in this Berkshire paradise. Beautiful, private property in a fabulous location! We couldn't have imagined a better home base, providing access to nature,water sports, and all the cultural venues in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House in the Woods!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful winter weekend in Holly's home in the Berkshires. The house is a very special place, and the pictures don't do it justice. Even though we came during a snow storm, we thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub (with great views), the rustic house, and the wood burning stove. Holly was extremely helpful before and during our stay. We hope to enjoy this magical house again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Enchanting Escape

  • 5 of 5

For my girlfriend's birthday, we spent the weekend at Holly's home in Stockbridge. The charming nature of the house and all of the included amenities (hot tub was great!) truly made for a magical experience. The home is warm and inviting and full of interesting nooks to explore. Holly was a most gracious host and ensured that our stay was a pleasant and enjoyable one. The town of Stockbridge is quite lovely and perfectly captures that small town New England feel. The Starving Artist Cafe & Creperie in nearby Lee serves the most delicious crepes for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. For dinner options, Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant in Great Barrington is another must try.

As others have said, pictures simply do not do this home justice and I enthusiastically encourage a stay! Hope to return someday! Thanks, Holly!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Cosy country house

  • 5 of 5

Mu husband, 1 year old daughter and I stayed here for a two night escape from the city. Although the weather was very cold, the house was warm and welcoming. The location was perfect for exploring the picturesque nearby towns and countryside. The hot tub was a perfect way to unwind in the evening! The house had everything we could ask for and Holly was quick to respond to queries prior to booking.

We highly recommend a stay, we might just be back in summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Great Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Everything we needed was there. We enjoyed hanging outside on the porch and soaking in the hot tub after hiking. The living area is perfect for conversation, cards and games while warming up by the fire. The house is located perfectly to explore all the towns in the Berkshires.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Rates & Availability

Stockbridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,850
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/hot tub maint. $150
Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $125

Cleaning fees are $150/week.
For rentals over three weeks cleaning can be done by the renter and should be set up with owner.
Extra guest fee for over four people (max six), is $50/guest /night.

Refundable security deposit is $125 for short stays up to four nights. Please check with owner for rentals over four nights.

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Amenities

Berkshires House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has one window and ample shelf space.
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Multi-purpose rm w futon; desk; play space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3rd fl. Queen Bd. loft style, sky light, sml deck, 2 windows
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The house has an open 'airy' style. The top floor bedroom is enclosed on three sides with a railing that leads down to the 2nd floor. It is sunny, airy and has been described as 'a tree house for adults'. It is visually private but not enclosed on the third railing side. The 2nd floor has two sleeping areas, one is completely enclosed and private; and the other is in an 'open' room though the futon is against the back wall which offers some privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beautifully sited opposite the waterfall on the outlet for the Stockbridge Bowl. Approximately eight months a year you can see and hear the waterfall from the house with nothing built between the lake and the property. The house is 2 mi. from Tanglewood; 1.5 mi from Kripalu; 1 mi from the town public beach - on the lake and 1 - 1.5 mi from the Botanical Garden, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood.

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