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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.

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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 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.

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.

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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

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Starry Nite - a Lake & Mtn Getaway. Summer 2017 dates open!!!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews
5

Compassionate Owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a different sort of review as due to unfortunate circumstances we had to cancel our stay close to our reservation. Steve was so kind and understanding of our situation and so easy to work with. He responded right away. I will definitely be booking here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay for Tanglewood weekend

  • 5 of 5

The stay at Starry Nite was a great weekend getaway for the group of us. The house was clean and up-to-date, with a large kitchen abundantly stocked. The outdoor area with the gas grill was an outstanding place to barbecue. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come back anytime.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location great price.

  • 4 of 5

Modern house with a fully stocked kitchen.

A supermarket is just 9 miles down the road.

The lake is crystal clear and the house isn't on the lake but it had its own beach and dock.

The only thing the pictures don't show it that route 20 is between the house and the lake.

It's a little noisy and you have to be careful crossing the road. But for the price, you're in the Berkshires in a great location. You probably won't sit outside without a lot of bug spray now, it's mosquito season so you don't hear the car noise with the AC on.

Bring your own music, there's none in the upstairs.

I'd do it again even with route 20.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
4

Amazing location- huge house on beautiful lake

  • 4 of 5

Starry Night has tons of room, was really clean and well stocked. Has everything you need and more. Thanks for a great week- we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for a quick getaway

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location on Route 20, so close to Lee and other area spots. House is clean, tidy, safe and owners are great.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $100

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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