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Great Home In A Perfect Location close to Town and Ski

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

The Perfect Home For Ski season In The Berkshires.

A sunny,comfortable,family home on 4 acres, close to town, and with a pool! Everything you need for a perfect Berkshire summer. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a well appointed kitchen,screened porch,garden,and a fenced in pool.

The home sits on 4 bucolic acres on one of the most desirable roads in Great Barrington. Very quiet and private with great loops for walking,biking, and jogging. It's a short walk to the Rudolph Steiner Day Camp, the little G. B. airport, a dairy farm, a sheep farm, and the Green river for dipping and fishing.It's only a 3 minute drive to down town,Guidos, The Triplex Cinema, and all the great restaurants and shops in G. B. Tanglewood is about a 15 minute drive, and Jacobs Pillow about 25.

Enjoy your meals on the screened porch, huge deck, or set the round table inside for up to 10 ( you can squeeze 12!) The recently remodeled kitchen, which has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen Renovation Magazine, has everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. There is a large pantry, as well as a walnut counter with seating for 4. The kitchen, dining, and living room, open up to each other for great flow. Off the living room is small study with a 52' flat screen TV, and a desk. There is also a powder room and a foyer with cubbys and coat hooks to catch all your clutter. Through the living room is the screened porch.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The master has a king sized bed, flat screen TV, dressing room, and an en suite bath with a large soaking tub and separate shower. There are 3 more bedrooms that share a full bathroom with tub/ shower combo. 2 bedrooms have queen beds, and 1 has 2 twins. There is also a washer and dryer in the upstairs hallway for easy access.

Best of all is out side! There is a large sunny yard looking out to our field with veggie gardens, and a corn field beyond. There is even a fire pit for cool evenings and toasting marshmallows. And of course, there is the pool! It's fully fenced in making it safer for any small kids in the house, and it's surrounded by its own lawn for playing.

This is not a luxury rental. It's a Comfortable, Stylish Home in a great location, with everything one needs for a perfect Berkshire vacation. Butternut and Catamount ski area is only 10 min away.

More Details

Owner
Robin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Map

Car: necessary

Flight lesson, theater festival, film festival, shopping, apple picking, blue berry picking, pumpkin picking,

Amenities

Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Great Home In A Perfect Location close to Town and Ski
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for the month of July and had an amazing time. The setting is beautiful - so peaceful and serene. The house is lovely and has everything you could need. Everything was very clean and all details were considered. The kids had a blast playing in the pool and running around the property. There are also great spots in the house for them to play games inside on rainy days. The house has enough room to spread out - a big outdoor deck overlooking the property and our favorite - the screened-in porch! It has a great open floor plan and wonderful spot for big dinners with family and friends. The kitchen had everything you could need to cook those big dinners as well! The landlords are lovely and responsive. They had also left terrific recommendations for dinners out! We took almost daily trips to explore the Berkshires from the property and everything was an easy drive. We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Chris! It was such a pleasure to have you, and to know how much you and your family enjoyed the house. We are looking forward to having you back!
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5

Amazingly Comfortable House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. The house was fully stocked with whatever you could possibly need, including fresh vegetables in the garden. We spent hours in the screened in porch and grilling on the deck. Beautiful pool. The location is great, minutes to the main street in Great Barrington, and close to outlet shopping, farmers markets and apple picking. The owners were very welcoming and responsive. We highly recommend this house for anyone looking for a Berkshire retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jen! We loved having you, and will hope to have you back!
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5

The best there is

  • 5 of 5

After four decades of renting houses in the Berkshires and throughout New England, this is the nicest and most welcoming place I have ever found. The house, grounds, location, and amenities were all more than I could have expected or anticipated (and the pictures don’t even begin to do it justice). The house is a perfect mix of classic and modern – furnished by two people with a fantastic eye for art and design – with a kitchen to please any chef (you can leave your microplane and Y-peeler at home); original and interesting art; modern, hand-crafted furniture and timeless antiques; large windows letting in natural light in every room; an updated fireplace; four spacious bedrooms with new beds; room to entertain and places to cozy up. A screen-in sunporch, deck with new grill, fire pit, vegetable and herb garden (with shears to take whatever you want), and pool lined with wild flowers next to an open-air barn with wind-chimes complete the experience. Set on an open field where you feel like you can see forever, with doves cooing to each other in the trees, and nestled among various farms on the prettiest road in the Berkshires, you approach something like vacation nirvana. None of my family wanted to leave, and we were only sorry we hadn’t found this house many years ago.

Everything was spotlessly clean, stocked with all essential staples, all appliances worked perfectly, and everything was intuitively where you think it will be, i.e., no searching for teapot. And, for things you don’t always find in country houses, the beds are extremely comfortable, the floors don’t creak, the doors fit in their frames, hot water is plentiful and the house is virtually sealed off from bugs, and stays perfectly cool throughout in even humid weather (we never needed the air conditioner, though it was there). Finally, while feeling far away and secluded (look for the horse across the way, and the sheep down the road), you are 5 minutes by car from Great Barrington, which has anything you might need and is arguably the best town in the Berkshires. To top it off, Robin, the owner (and mastermind behind the house) is the perfect landlord: incredibly helpful, kind, and easy and efficient to work with, and was always available to answer even the smallest questions (plus nearby if you need her). It is so rare to stumble on a place so wonderful, and we will be back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG! Thank you, Connie, for your glowing accolades! We loved hosting you, and your family and will look forward to seeing you again soon. Now you have left me with a very high bar to live up to.....I'll do my best!
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5

The Perfect Berkshire Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect Berkshires home. We are a family of four from NYC. Stayed in this beautiful, bright and incredibly relaxing home from January 2015 to mid April. The house was a perfect size for our family and grandparents but can very comfortably sleep up to 8 or more on any night.

The home is well furnished and beautifully decorated on the inside and out. It is located on a quiet road through a beautiful landscape. Some of our best memories were staring out from the kitchen over a cup of coffee or glass of wine (or two).

The house is located within a 5-10 minute drive from downtown Great Barrington, Butternut & Catamount, Lake Mansfield and other local attractions. The front and back yards are large and fun for our kids to run and play all day...so practically no begging for TV, iPads...beautiful!

The owners are a very warm couple. Keep the home beautifully maintained year round. Provided great suggestions for activities, dining and local attractions for our family.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a family getaway: it's a comfortable, cozy and well-appointed home with all the things that you need for relaxation. Located just a few minutes from downtown Great Barrington and the gourmet Guido's grocery, you're close enough to appreciate town, but also far enough to feel like you're out in the country. And it looks like country on the 3 or so acres here: a stunning vista out the kitchen windows reminds you of the beauty of nature in the Berkshires. Even during our winter visit, the backyard was beautiful: tall trees dot a wood-fenced meadow, and the house abuts a dense forest. Inside, the rooms are spacious (especially the master, which has a large bath tub), and the multiple thermostats ensure that you won't be too cold in winter (a problem we've experienced in other homes). Best of all--at least for us--was the living room, complete with a wood-burning fireplace, and smartly-laid-out kitchen. Indeed, the kitchen is so well stocked, it's probably better than your home kitchen.

The house is quite clean and tidy--a very welcome environment for picky travelers. And the hosts are very hospitable. We had a great stay and we highly recommend this property. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for that rave review! You were the perfect tenants, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5

August 2014 stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house for two weeks in August 2014. We had a lovely time. The house was well furnished and tidy, entirely consistent with the pictures. Great, usable kitchen that came well-stocked for cooking. Nice vegetable garden that landlord lets you help yourself to. Landlord was very easy to deal with, and flexible when we asked to extend our stay by a bit. House was private from nearly every angle, with no close-by neighbors. Ideal location for easy access to GB. My only recommendation would be if you have young children, bring some toys/games as the house only had board games suitable for adults. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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