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Djuna Perkins

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

Serene, Private Waterfront Cottage --Perfect Summer Retreat!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Sherwood Forest Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-4

Enjoy everything the Berkshires has to offer from this beautiful, secluded, newly renovated waterfront cottage set on two acres of forested land. Perfect for families or couples. Swim, fish, or boat from the backyard. (Canoe and lifejackets provided.) Explore the stream that runs through the property. Picnic down by the water, or lounge on the deck. Make a fire in the firepit and eat s'mores. Or just sit down by the lake and listen to the sounds of nature while feeling the warm sun on your face. Very private--just one near neighbor. And if you want more activity, head to cultural activities such as Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Company; Mass MOCA, the Berkshire Museum, and Norman Rockwell Museum; historic homes such as those of Edith Wharton and Herman Melville; outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking; and antiques and outlet shopping. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, full kitchen!

Owner History: This newly listed property is owned by experienced vacation rental owners with other rental properties on Homeaway with consistent five star reviews. Reserve with us with confidence.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Djuna Perkins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

About Djuna Perkins

My husband and I own this house with another couple. All four of us had long careers in education or criminal justice, and two of us are lawyers. We are also parents of both young and grown children, and dog owners.

Djuna Perkins purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Djuna Perkins chose Becket

Living in Boston, I missed the country I grew up in, and wanted to be able to recapture the country girl by having a foothold in the Berkshires. For my husband, it was the cultural attractions of the area. And for our kids, it was the lake and the wildlife!

What makes this cottage unique

We saw this house in the spring of 2009 and saw its great potential. At the time, the house was a one bedroom 600 square foot cottage, but it was on a beautiful, quiet piece of property with a lake and stream on two acres. We knew it could be paradise, and so we renovated it to add a second floor and take full advantage of the beauty of the land.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)
Serene, Private Waterfront Cottage --Perfect Summer Retreat!
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
5

Very nice stay....didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, lovely, comfortable, private. Exactly what the Dr. ordered.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great week by the lake

  • 4 of 5

Our second time at the house by the lake. Had a great time with the kids. It's peaceful, serene, with a gorgeous view off the back deck. Had the lake practically to ourselves. Next door neighbors were only there one night, otherwise mostly alone. Kayak and canoes were great (could use a few more paddles maybe). This is not a luxury property; more like one's own home where not everything works right 100% of the time. Sat TV not that reliable; heat didn't work the first night; but Djuna and her team do their best to fix problems when the arise. If you need granite countertops and luxury service, or if problems like those get you stressed out and angry, then you need someplace else. But if you love nature, enjoy a calm still lake, and want lots of space for sunbathing or frisbee, then this house is mello, affordable and a great escape from the outside world.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Dream weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time at this cabin, but not the last. From the moment you enter the scent of the wood stove fills the place, and that sets the tone for the rest of the stay. You get to enjoy the woods and nature, while staying at a house that still gives you all the amenities of home.

My wife and I were there with our two dogs. We were out all day every day swimming with the dogs, kayaking or just lounging on the balcony.

On Sunday we felt that the isolation was fun, but we wanted to see some more people for a bit. A 20 minute drive to the Lee outlets really did the trick.

To future renters I'd have some advice to make the experience perfect:

- If you bring dogs, get lots of towels with you. They will get wet and muddy faster than towels can dry.

- Bring a bug repellent. Learned that one the hard way.

- If you're on a diet, be ready to break some rules - the Sherwood Shoppe makes an excellent breakfast

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great quiet place to relax and think.

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted a quiet place to sift through life and I certainly got that. The place was great. The kitchen had everything I needed to make dinner. All you hear outside is birds. It's amazing. The pond and pier were very calming to be around. It was a great experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a cabin to spend a quiet couple of days indoors, and this place was perfect. It was cozy and clean, the bed was comfortable, and the fireplace was a bonus. Sherwood forest was adorable, we got a kick out of the idea of a Robin Hood neighborhood in the middle of the woods.we would definitely rent here again to experience the Berkshires in all seasons!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

A pleasant week

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. This was a pleasant property. The exterior is very slightly worn looking, but the interior was completely and attractively remodeled, with comfortable beds, very nice bathrooms, and a well equipped kitchen. The yard provided a hammock, two canoes and a kayak, and was on a small pond. Fishing is catch and release. The living room is small, with a three cushion sofa and rocker. For those with allergies, being on water, the basement is a bit musty, more noticeable to me than the other two guests. However the owner is considering putting in a dehumidifier. A concern about a couple of small maintenance issues, mentioned to the owner, received a courteous response. She expressed concern, and says she will deal with them. The house is in a wooded area, with only one near neighbor, so is quiet and private. It is on a maintained dirt road in a large rural home owners' association community with a variety of building styles and quality. There is a lake and several ponds.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Springfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 2
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Butternut
Car: necessary

Lakes, art, music, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, skiing, snowshoeing, foliage, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, theater, Berkshires, outlets, historic homes, gardens, Kripalu, Heartwood School, swimming, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing. House is on eastern tip of Nottingham Lake. The google map is mislabeled--the portion of Bow Ridge Lane that is south of Porcupine Ct. is actually Nottingham Court.

Other Activities: skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing

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Rates & Availability

Sherwood Forest Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$139
$795
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

Summer cancellation policy: 100% refund 60 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $200 cancellation fee up to the full amount of the booking if not re-rented. Off-season: 100% refund 30 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $100 cancellation fee up to the full amount of booking if not re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sherwood Forest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , first floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks
  • One full bath on first floor, one on second floor. Second floor bath is brand new, with double sinks, tiled shower and floor. First floor bath has hardwood floors and a stall shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , or full-size futon
  • The house has two bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Alternatively, there is a study with a full-size futon sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming

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