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Country Home with Babbling Brook and Pond View

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, bath and a half, sleeps 9

3 Bedroom house, know as Flight's End, is for rent by day(two day minimum), weekend, week or month. Great for romantic get away or a family outdoor vacation. Not a party house. Fifteen minutes to Charlemont, Ashfield and Shelburne Falls.

House is located on a brook and across the road from a private pond (not suitable for swimming). Fifteen minutes to Berkshire East for skiing and zip line tours or Zoar Outdoor and Crabapple Rafting for rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip line tours, etc. Kenneth Dubuque State Forest is a 5 minutes walk. Good for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Drag a lawn chair over to the pond, fetch a glass of wine and watch the antics of geese, ducks and maybe a beaver while the sun sets beyond the pond. The babbling brook has places where kids can play in an old swimming hole, catch minnows, and build rock dams. House sleeps 8-two rooms with double beds, one room with a queen bed, and bunk beds and a fold out couch in the basement for young people.

New equipment and furnishings: House has a new Energy Star washer, dryer, dishwasher and new carpeting in the living-room and dining-room. Wi-Fi satellite internet is available and reaches the back yard and the nearby pond and brook areas.

We have a new gas grill, a small fire pit and a folding picnic table along with many outdoor chairs.

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Owner
Kirby Thwing
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Kirby Thwing

My grandparents bough the properties in Hawley in the 1920 and I spent summers in Hawley as a youth and my kids grew up spending vacations in Hawley, and now the grandkids come to visit.

Kirby Thwing purchased this house in 1986

Why Kirby Thwing chose Massachusetts

I bought this house for my parents to live in and planned to retire into it when they no longer needed it. I retired while they were still in it and I bought the house of my aunt and uncle, just up the road.

My cousin lives next door to me and just up the road from this rental house. He is a wealth of information about the area and the countryside. He'll be sure to stop by if you are outside.

What makes this house unique

What is unique about this area is its quiet. No stores, no street lights, no stop signs. But, there are plenty of birds, turkeys, moose, bear, deer, rabbits, hawks. You get the idea i think. The stars are very bright at night and the brook can be heard from far-away. Trees, stone walls, ponds abound. Hawley's population is a whopping 320 hearty souls. Just sitting and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature is rejuvenating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lots of Geese and ducks on your partially snow-covered pond. Your wonderful "Flight's End" Retreat is so clean and fresh and peaceful. The brook was a cascade of white water . It was music to our ears each night - Great "White noise" for sleeping. Your fields were bare but there was still lots of snow on the wood roads for skiing. . We saw a moose!!..down on one of the pools in the Deerfield River. What a thrill!! Can't wait until our next visit next fall.
Apr 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Country Home with Babbling Brook and Pond View
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 49 reviews
5

Sweet country home in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating a small family Christmas in this lovely home. There was plenty of room for the 6 of us, and the house was clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed to make our visit memorable, including a fresh layer of snow and a sweet, little Christmas tree to enhance our festivities. We even joked that it was named "Flight's End" because it was the reindeer's last stop. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. My mother named it years ago because the ducks and geese were always landing on the pond, and because it is where they landed for their retirement years.
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5

Weekend in charlemnt and shelburne falls

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house during a weekend visit to my brother. It was exactly as described and very satisfactory.

I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful farm area/comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable home in a beautiful area.

We had a wonderful 3 days in Hawley. loved the organic farm up the road and the beautiful farming area.

My husband and I were completely comfortable ,but the kids would have liked stronger internet.

This was our 2nd visit here and liked the improvements.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our lovely stay at Flights End

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in September 2016 at the house on Pond Road, Hawley, MA. It was delightful to be in the north woods. We got to see a flock of about 40 geese land in the pond. Only one stayed behind and squawked at us for several days. We also saw several wild turkeys. The house was very comfortable. Beth and Lark were great to get to know. It was so quiet and relaxing. The weather temp was perfect. We visited with friends and listened to one preform in the area. Had delightful meals at Elmers and connected with another New Orleanian. We also also recommend the Lake House Restaurant in Ashfield. All in all the atmophere was perfect and just what we wanted.

Ray and Bev Nichols and our GSD Rocco

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ok

  • 3 of 5

The owner was very nice and it was a nice location. My son had a lot of fun chasing the beaver in the canoe. The house itself was ok, but was listed as sleeping 8. There was a bedroom in the basement that had cinderblock walls and a bunk bed but was much to musty to stay in. my kids ended up sleeping on the floor in the pond room.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, Restful and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Country Home. It is set in a peaceful, restful location. The Pond across from the house is a lovely place for a quiet coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. A great place for kids and family time - kayak on the pond, watch the birds and insects, try to catch frogs, play in the stream, croquet in the yard, camp fire in the evenings. The house and garage are clean and well equipped with everything you might need. The yard is pretty and well kept. We did need to use the fans provided in the warm weather. It is also worth bringing some groceries with you. If you need some time away from the hustle and bustle of life, this is a perfect location.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Shelburne Falls, Ma
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ashfield, MA
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Springfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I-91 Greenfield, Ma
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Shelburne Falls, MA
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Berkshire East, Charlemont,MA
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Cape cod, MA
Car: necessary

Surrounded by state forests and flowing rivers for kayaking, tubing, fishing and zip lining.

Great fishing in the area rivers and streams. Boating available on several area ponds, lakes and rivers.

Fifteen minutes to Shelburne Falls and great shopping, dining, sightseeing, the Bridge of Flowers and the Glacial Potholes. Greenfield, Amherst and Northampton are less than an hour away. Historic Deerfield and Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory are 30 minutes drive.

Other Activities: kayaking, tubing, zip lining, shopping, boating, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, and a brand new mountain coaster at Berkshire East.

Ski: Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont offers the full range if skiing experience from beginner to expert-Just 15 minutes from rental home

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Rates & Availability

Hawley House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One time cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $50

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Amenities

Hawley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Washer/dryer are in the half bath on the first floor. Wall mounted hair dryer in 2nd floor full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First floor bedroom - 1 double
    2nd floor south bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd floor north bedroom - 1 double
    Cellar bunk room - 2 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunk beds and futon are in an unfinished cellar
  • 2 bedrooms on second floor with a full bath on same floor. 1 bedroom on first floor with a half bath and the washer/dryer. 1 bunk bed in unfinished basement for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a pond across the street and a brook in the side/back yard. Household heat is supplemented by two solar hot air heater panels, one on each floor

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