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Tom & Susan

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Just became available for the 2015 / 2016 ski season - $7500 - Dec - Mar

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Williamstown House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom 1 Bath Sleeps up to 6 - Other combos available. Free EV Charging.

Free Electric Vehicle Charging Station!

(240V 40A no J1772)

Ski Season Dec 1 - Mar 31 $9000

April $50/nt

Summer Cultural May 26, 2014 - Sept 2, 2017 $7500

Other combinations and units may be available.

Need an extra bathroom/bedroom - just call.

The main house has 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, panoramic views, and a 1000 sq ft Ballroom on the top floor. It is:

1) Centrally located in the Beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts;

2) Walking distance to Jiminy Peak – ½ mile;

3) 22 minutes from the Mass Pike;

4) 2 ½ hours from Boston;

5) 25 minutes to the Taconic State Parkway;

6) 3 hours to NYC;

7) 20 minutes to Williamstown/The Clark/The Theater at Williams College;

8) 20 minutes to Pittsfield;

9) 30 minutes to Mass MOCA;

10) 35 minutes to Tanglewood;

11) 45 minutes to Albany.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom & Susan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom & Susan

Tom & Susan are both workaholics. Tom’s an active scientist and Susan’s a homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and wonderful ballroom dancer – hence the Ballroom on the top floor.

Tom bought the property in 2009 and removed the 1977 modular home that was there. He designed and built what you see today. It's a work in progress and continues to grow.

It is a large but simple spacious lived in comfortable country home. The main and top floor have 10 foot ceilings and the Ballroom has a 16 foot high cathedral ceiling. There are wood stoves throughout and free firewood. All kitchens have gas stoves (Tom likes to cook).

When the house is done we’ll start on the conversion of the post and beam barn.

Tom & Susan purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom & Susan chose Berkshires

North Hancock is a pristine rural area nestled in the Beautiful Berkshires yet very close to everything – just minutes from Jiminy Peak, Tanglewood, Theaters, Museums, The Mass Pike, The Taconic State Parkway, Colleges, Pittsfield, Albany, etc. It’s 2 ½ hours from Boston and 3 hours from NYC. It is also less than 1 ½ hours from Mt Snow and many other ski resorts.

What makes this house unique

Brand New, owner/builder occupied, with panoramic views.

Walking distance to Jiminy Peak.

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Just became available for the 2015 / 2016 ski season - $7500 - Dec - Mar
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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Clean and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property. The property was very clean and well appointed. The friendly owner greeted us shortly after arriving and made sure to inform us that if we needed anything, just ask. There was a large bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen table which was a nice touch. The property is situated in a peaceful wooded area with great views of Jiminy Peak Mountain. For a one bedroom apartment, the unit is very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom was quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Stay at Blonde Apartment in Hancock

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed, along with our one-year old dog, at the Blonde Apartment in Hancock, Massachusetts, in mid-August. We were e-mailed great instructions on how to get there from owner Tom, as it is one of those places where a GPS will only get you to the general vicinity. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by Tom himself who stayed around to chat and answer any questions we had about the apartment and the surrounding area. A full fruit basket greeted us. The ad on VRBO mentioned the kitchen had a coffee grinder and I brought some beans along to make coffee. There wasn't a coffee grinder, and I mentioned it to Tom when I saw him; more as a reminder for future renters not a demand for action. But the next day, lo and behold, there was a coffee grinder in the kitchen. That's responding to feedback! We enjoyed the wide screen TV as the Olympics were on.

There are lots of things to do in the area that are within half an hour's drive of Hancock. We enjoyed Mt. Greylock State Preserve and the Bascom Lodge where we had a casual dinner on the summit (though reservations are required). The vast art museum complex housed in an old factory, Mass MoCa, was only a half hour's drive away for a different kind of culture.

For those bringing dogs, there is plenty of green space on the site along with woods for walks. Just take normal precautions driving up to the house as the driveway is steep, uneven, and not paved. But this is the country not a condo development.

All in all, we had an excellent stay at the Blonde Apartment and would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a unique place in a rural setting but with all the amenities you would expect in a high end rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Modern comfort in pristine nature

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent six unforgettable days in Tom and Susan's delightful rental house, the blonde apartment.

With all the conveniences of modern life (I have never seen so many power outlets in one house), our stay was relaxing and comfortable, in what can be only described as a magic natural setting.

Tom is extremely knowledgable about the natural attractions in the Berkshires, and gave us several excellent tips on what to do, where to hike, swim and eat.

Highly recommendable.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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excellent

  • 5 of 5

It's the first time I used vacation rental, and Tom & Susan's house is an starting point. House is spotless clean, great location.

Tom & Susan are both very helpful. Before our vacation he provided details in how to get around; during our vacation, he was very kind to show us around. It's a great vacation and I am sure we will come back to this place for winter activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Our trip could not of worked out better. Tom and Susan are such great people and were totally accomadative to our every need. Highly recommend this home away!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great hosts. Great apartments, but blonde apartment is better than red

  • 4 of 5

Tom and Susan are wonderful hosts and have very beautiful apartments. The first time I rented an apartment, my boyfriend and I stayed in the blonde apartment, which is large, spacious, and beautiful.

The second time my boyfriend and I rented an apartment, we rented the red apartment. The red apartment is a great option if you are renting and will be out and about and do not plan to watch a lot of tv or movies.

However, when my boyfriend and I rent these apartments to get away from the city, we primarily hang out, watch movies, and relax. If this is the purpose of your rental, then I do not recommend the red apartment, but the blonde apartment. The reason why I do not recommend the red apartment for relaxing, hanging out, and watching tv/movies is because of the layout. The largest tv (the best size for watching movies) is in the kitchen and you will have to move the couch into the kitchen, which means you either block the stove or the door way to get into the outside room. If the window next to the stove is closed off and the large tv is placed here, then the layout to the red apartment would be great for this purpose as well (and if shades are added, too).

Also, my boyfriend and I paid a price for the red apartment that is similar to the blonde apartment cost, however, the blonde apartment is much larger in size.

Overall, renting through Tom and Susan is great and all of their properties are wonderful, clean, and cozy!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Albany,NY
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Powder Hounds
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Williamstown
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Pittsfield,MA
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt 43
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Powder Hounds
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Jiminy Peak
Car: necessary

In Winter All wheel Drive / 4 Wheel Drive is recommended. It's ski country and the House is on 'The Hill'.

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Rates & Availability

Williamstown House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Williamstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Additional bathrooms may be available.
  • Additional bathrooms may be available. Call. The main house has 5 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • There are 2 queen sleepers in the front room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are a few, but not many, rules;) 1) Don't die; 2) Have fun or leave; and 3) This is a non smoking property.

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