Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Charming Stone Cottage - Walk To Downtown Williamstown and Williams College

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Unique 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom 1930s house

This lovely little cottage was renovated six years ago by the marvellous Peter and Maureen Koppenaal. It has three bedrooms (two downstairs and one large bedroom upstairs), one bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, elegant dining room and relaxing living room. Outside there is a large yard with gas BBQ and table and chairs. In the basement there is a washer and dryer. There is also WIFI and an HD television.

There is no end to the attractions in the Berkshires. Whether you enjoy museums and theatres or want to bask in the gorgeous landscape by hiking, swimming, and skiing, the Berkshires has something for everyone.

Additional information:

Completely renovated in 2007 with fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.

Four blocks from campus - walk to Williamstown Theater Festival and town.

Quiet residential street with quaint luncheonette and deli around the corner.

Cable, HDTV, wireless internet included.

Washer, dryer and dishwasher

Location, location, location...Three hours from Boston and New York City, one hour from Albany International Airport. Five minutes to Vermont, 17 minutes to historic Bennington or Jiminy Peak.

Note: Fireplace not operational.

Sorry: NO PETS, no smoking, please.

** NOTE: Maximum 4 Adults, 2 Children **

More Details

Gayle Kennedy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Gayle Kennedy

I grew up in Williamstown and even as a child was awed by the beauty of its landscape and seasons. I moved to England 15 years ago, but I have always come back here once a year, even after my family moved away. I bought this house so we could keep coming back.

Gayle Kennedy purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Gayle Kennedy chose Williamstown

I rented this house twice as a vacationer (and learned to book it early!) and fell in love with its uniqueness and coziness. I love being able to walk to downtown Williamstown and the Williams campus, as well as to some of the trails like Pine Cobble. My sons and I also love to walk in the shallow Green River - if you come in the summer, bring a pair of watershoes and hop on in!

I'm also hugely in love with the history of the house, and I still have more to learn. It was built in the 1930s by Thomas Hart, an African-American former Williams student who worked at a stone quarry in Pownal, Vermont - hence the house's unique exterior. The Harts rented the house out for years - one of their tenants was an elderly couple that my father remembers shovelling coal for in the early 1960s.


Williamstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Integral bath and shower, toilet and sink. Towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two bedrooms downstairs with double beds; in attic room there is one double bed and one single bed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Stone Cottage - Walk To Downtown Williamstown and Williams College
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Cozy & Comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen is nicely done, great location to walk to town, quiet, clean, big back yard, would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Granby, CT

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time I've stayed at this sweet house in Williamstown. I keep coming back because I know it is comfortable and clean. Everything you need is there, comfortable beds, a/c, I don't normally cook there but I'm sure it is nicely outfitted. The towels are good quality and plentiful. It is on a quiet street so sleeping in is possible. Communications with the owner is always easy and reliable. Hoping to stay there again in 2 years.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Williamstown find

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations! Comfortable, tasteful well designed space lovingly restored and cared for. We were only a family of 3 but house has a great upstairs bedroom area that can easily accommodate a larger family. Highly recommend. Thank you to the owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Malden, MA

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three kids and my mother over Memorial Day weekend. It was perfect for us. We did a bunch of hiking and went to Mass Moca. The towels were so nice and soft. A rare find in house rentals!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quiet and comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a pleasant stay at this lovely cottage. It has all the basic amenities needed. The beds were quite comfortable and it is quite roomy for a small house. Williamstown is a charming town ,perfect for relaxation. The house is an easy walk to town and the college. There is a lot to do in the area from nature hikes to cultural pursuits . I look forward to visiting the area soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely place to stay. It has everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this adorable home. It was comfortable and clean and conveniently located to the town. So close to museums, historic areas, hiking trails. Every day was a new adventure. The beds were very comfortable. Definitely highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Albany International Airport, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hops and Vines, Water Street, Williamstown, MA
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Taconic Golf Club, Meacham Street,Williamstown, MA
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Albany-Rensselear Amtrak, Albany, NY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hops and Vines, Water Street, Williamstown, MA
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA
Car: recommended

The Cottage@60 Maple Street is located within walking distance or a short drive of the best Williamstown and the northern Berkshires have to offer - cultural attractions such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, museums including the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art and MASS MoCA, summer hiking trails including Pine Cobble (part of the Appalachian Trail), winter cross-country skiing in Hopkins Forest, downhill skiing and summer fun at the mountain resort Jiminy Peak, plus restaurants, the beautiful Williams College campus, free public swimming, and so much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

-Base rate for off-peak ($1,000 week; $400 weekend)
-Peak season rate periods* ($1,300 week; $650 weekend), include:
Winter holidays (Dec 20-Jan3)
Presidents' weekend
Valentines' weekend
Summer 2014 (see above)
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Fall Foliage (Oct)
Homecoming (Nov 2-4)
-Cleaning fee $75
*Excludes Graduation and Commencement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.