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Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Summer 2017 dates open!!!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Charming year round lake house in the Berkshires with private GreenWater Pond beach access across the street. Three bedrooms plus a 440 sq foot rec-room and two full baths. Sleeps 7 to 10. Brand new: living room, dining room, and kitchen in an open 3 room layout. Views of the lake from the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom.

**** Inquire via VRBO and I will send you a link of pics and full video of interior of home. ****

House is situated on ground gently sloping towards the lake across the street, abutting forest on the side and back. Gigantic wrap around deck overlooks your private lake, accessible from kitchen and living\dining area. Master bedroom balcony overlooking lake and mountain. Finished rec-room basement with a walk out patio.

Fully furnished. 3 TV's. 3 DVD players. 1 VCR player. Games. Karaoke Machine. CD player. Gas Log Fireplace. Microwave. Coffee maker. Dishwasher. Plate sets and silverware for 10. Barbeque grill. Cooking utensils. Pots and Pans. Baking Utensils. 2 Swinging Benchs. Washer and Dryer.

*** Please note ***

There is NO high speed internet in all of the town Becket, hence no wifi at the house. We are currently working as a town to rectify this. To get around this, guest use their smartphones and we have excellent service with ATT, VZ, Sprint, and TMobile data. And if you must use computer, we recommend that folks use their smartphone as a mobile hotspot.

Twenty-five minutes to Tanglewood. Five minutes to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Other nearby attractions include Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare and Company, Norman Rockwell Museum, Barrington Stage Company, Cranwell Resort and Golf Club, and Prime Outlet Stores 5 minute drive away(65 brand-name shops). Many historic sites are throughout the area and you can certainly find an abundance of restaurants and bistros with a scenic drive.

This is a year round base camp to enjoy all that the Berkshires have to offer for the outdoor lover.

In the spring and summer, you have full access to a crystal clear, clean private lake across the street for fishing, waterskiing, swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, snorkeling or scuba. You do have to bring your own equipment. Great trout fishing in the spring (lake is stocked) and the bass hit all summer long. MA fishing License Required which you can get online at the MassOutdoors website. Note: You will want to accompanying small children crossing the street to get to the lake.

Fall activities include prime leaf peeping and cider drinking on the Scenic Rt 20. There are also recreational hunting grounds at nearby October Mountain. For the hikers, you are conveniently located 1 mile from the Becket trailhead for the Appalachian Trail.

Wintertime activities abound as Bosquet (20 minutes) and Jiminy Peak (30 minutes) ski areas are close by. In addition, there is a SMA (Snowmobile Assoc of MA) club maintained trailhead for snowmobiling. Please visit their site for details on laws, maps, registration, operator age reqs, etc)

Getting there:

1 hour from Northampton,MA; Amherst,MA; and Springfield, MA.

2 hours from Boston, MA and New Haven, CT

2.5 hours from NYC and Northern NJ

4 hours from Montreal Canada and Burlington, VT

** This house is 5 minutes off Exit 2 on the Massachusetts Turnpike **

The property is in a great centralized location to really explore what the Berkshires have to offer ... Best of all there are many more things not listed here or in any of the guides, but rather tucked away, in the nooks and crannies amidst the forest, stream and mountain, awaiting the discovery of your inner Frodo!

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More Details

Owner
Steve Simmons
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Steve Simmons

We all chipped in with the rebuilding of this house. We finished construction in the fall of 2009. Here are Dave and Steve drilling a well pipe access point. As you can see, we literally started from scratch. We also enjoy two other family homes on GreenWater, and we visit all summer long! And btw, we are always looking for people to wakeboard!

Steve Simmons purchased this house in 2007

Why Steve Simmons chose Berkshires

We are an extended family that all fell in love with Becket and can especially appreciate the recreation that GreenWater Pond has to offer. Our family all went in and bought a rundown old cabin and decided to rebuild it. It was really a no brainer. With gorgeous Mountain and Lake views, private access to the lake across the street, and close proximity to year round activities, it really is a great place to bring the whole family.

What makes this house unique

This is where we go to decompress from the craziness of Boston. Whether it is soaking up sun, wakeboarding, hitting the shoppes, hitting the slopes, catching a James Taylor concert in the summer (always around the 4th by the way), catching some Hollywood folk starring in summer stock, or grabbing hot cider at the Red Lion Inn after a day of hiking the Trail in the fall ... One cannot help just feel the stress of life just melt away.

Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second floor
  • Spotless. Body and hand towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , There is also a twin bed in the room.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is also plenty of room for massive kid slumber area.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with walkout deck and views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , First floor
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size .. Brand New
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private Beach Frontage (1 minute walk), Access for Boats (power, sail, row), Clear and Clean Lake, Large Den Play area for children

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Summer 2017 dates open!!!
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews
Abington, MA
5

Back again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Starry Night again last week. The house is clean and comfortable with awesome views of Greenwater Pond from the spacious decks. The big, full kitchen is very useful too. The owners are very accessible if you should need them. We are big fans and highly recommend Starry Night!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fun times in Starry Night!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful New Years at Starry Night. The kitchen is the best equipped one I have cooked in of all the houses I have rented over the past 15+ years. The house is conveniently located near the interstate, the outlet mall, and historic Berkshire towns (Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge). The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the open living/dining/kitchen space made it easy to feel connected with everyone. It wasn't even a huge problem not having wifi. We enjoyed walking around the backyard in the snow and exploring the nearby towns.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Helen ... we do hope to see you again!
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5

A wonderful house with exceptional owner hospitality! Highly recommend for any family!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from Florida with our toddler son and stayed at Starry Night to celebrate Christmas with our family from Vermont. From the very start of our communication with the owner we experienced exceptional service and the owners always went above and beyond with their hospitality. We were greeted with a lit Christmas tree and Christmas music on when we entered the house. We even received a phone call on Christmas Eve to check on us and to make sure we were ok with icy/ snowy weather. Our family had a delightful visit in a home that felt like a home away from home. Our two year old son experienced snow for the first time in the woods in the backyard and thoroughly enjoyed it! We loved singing karaoke and the fireplace and piano were a delight! Thank you for helping to make our northern Christmas so memorable!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, please let us know if you plan on returning. We are glad to have you! Glad everything worked out. Cheers, Steve
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3

Great location but noisy highway ! Use of the paddle boat and kayaks a plus. Nice large house !

  • 3 of 5

Nice large house ! Good central location.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts
3

Beautiful Place but Unattended

  • 3 of 5

We really wanted to love the place, but unfortunately it was very dirty, and infested with ants.

After we arrived, we noticed the couches were not vacuumed and were thoroughly stained, the fridge was not clean and there were ants everywhere in the kitchen. When we asked the owner to take a look, he responded very quickly, but really did nothing. We heard a bunch of excuses - there should be new sofas, there was no time to fumigate etc. etc.

A day later, I tried to find the source of the ants, and when I moved the toaster oven I found an empty box of Oreo cookies. After cleaning the counter top with Lysol, the number of ants decreased significantly. We couldn't afford fumigating while we were in the house, since we came with two babies.

I really wish the owner would start hiring an actual cleaning service (we would have happily paid a fee for that), and keep in mind that fumigation is crucial - even if it means a few days without guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For those who read this, please refer to the subsequent posts. I feel this review was a bit harsh and embellished. Understand there are 2 sides of the story. Regardless, that is the home rental business and take full responsibility. Sometimes mother nature wins.
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Waterbury, VT
3

Weekend with the family and friends

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights, my husband and I, 3 of our daughters, 4 of their friends. We spent most of the time away from the house. We didn't realize we were going to be transporting kayaks back and forth across a busy road. We did however enjoy the paddle boat. Plenty of room, and games to play. No wifi, luckily we had a good cell connection. My suggestions is make sure you know what you plan to do, if you plan to just hang at the house, or if you want to travel for entertainment.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Michelle, As this is the first time we ever got a 3 star review, I would like to understand what we can do better. Our aim is to provide a spotless home, with access to a gorgeous lake, attractive price point, and ensure our guests enjoy their time. It looks like we fell short with you, your husband, your 3 daughters and their 4 friends in providing the amenities and\or information to enjoy your stay. I am sorry you were not aware that the lake was across the street. It is explained in the first sentence of the property description as well as reinforced further down in the property description. We are open to suggestions as how to communicate this even further. Please understand, we keep the kayaks at the house across the street as we have had others stolen. There is no high speed internet in all of Becket, which understandably is unheard of in today's age. We are, as a town, fighting to get this service in. That unfortunately is out of our control. I will use your feedback to update the description to make this clearer for future guests. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to ensure folks have proper expectations and my sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations. Thank you for your honest review. Steve
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley international
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cranwell
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 90\MassPike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many to choose from depending on taste
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bosquet Ski Area
Car: recommended

The Berkshires offer a wonderful mix of history, culture and recreation. There is an abundance of all these qualities here in the hills of western Massachusetts. Whether you're looking to feed your mind or your body, this is the perfect vacation destination.

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Rates & Availability

Becket House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Rates (16-17)
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$500
$1,100
 
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.25%

If you wish to pay by personal U.S. check, you can split your payments in 2, with the second payment due 1 month from the day of your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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