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Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Aug dates still open!!!

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Steve Simmons
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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.


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Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Aug dates still open!!!
average rating of 4.55 based on 20 reviews

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

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
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Waterbury, VT

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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A perfect weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

10 of us had an absolutely perfect weekend at Starry Night. The house is great-- lots of space, everything you need, and we appreciated the labeled light switches!

Thank you THANK YOU, Steve & Dave for a great get-away!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stayed. The weekend did not cooperate weather wise. We do hope to see you guys again.
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A Merry Christmas...!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the Berkshires from Southern CA and Australia hoping for a white Christmas...and although the weather did not co-operate (one of the warmest 24/25 December on record) it did not keep us from having a Merry and Bright time! There are loads of places to enjoy and explore close to Starry Night that kept us busy and entertained - we also loved the house - cooking and eating in a most nights...we had no trouble finding what we needed close to hand. And to top it off Steve had provided a table top Christmas Tree which we made good use of. We are grateful for the lovely memories we will carry of our stay at Starry Night!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and thank you for the kind words.
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Long Island, NY

Fantastic end of summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second trip to Starry Nite. The first was a whirlwind birthday celebration weekend in September of 2014. The house was so wonderful that I wanted to come back this year for more than a couple of days. It was a great decision! Our week at Starry Nite was exactly what was needed for our stressed out family. My mom finally got to spend some quality time away from it all and the Berkshires was a fantastic setting to do so. She got to take morning dance classes at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival five minutes away and we went to an incredible Martha Graham company performance later on in the week. Starry Night is just south of October Mountain State Forest, which was perfect for hiking and enjoying the summer weather. The lake, paddle boat, and kayaks kept us entertained for hours and the house itself is spacious, yet very cozy. Everything you could need (groceries, restaurants, outlet shopping, etc.) is available in nearby Lee, so we did not need to drive very much. After our two summer trips to Starry Nite, we cannot wait to visit during another season!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley international
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Becket House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Leave Peeping
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates (16-17)
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
2 night minimum stay

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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Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second floor
  • Spotless. Body and hand towels provided.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
Private Beach Frontage (1 minute walk), Access for Boats (power, sail, row), Clear and Clean Lake, Large Den Play area for children

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