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Gracious Home with Pool: Indoor/Outdoor Living At Its Finest!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 8 (guest house sleeps add'l 2 available for rent)

This gorgeous historic home has been fully updated, maintaining the beautiful details of a 200 year old house and adding the comforts of a modern luxury home. Perfect for a multi-generation family reunion, the 5000 square foot colonial features a state-of-the-art kitchen with a large center island that is fully set up with cookware for the most sophisticated chef. Sliding glass doors open from the kitchen onto a large blue stone patio, where guests will find a Weber grill, patio table and chairs, and fire pit.

Surrounded by a hedge of flowers, the in-ground pool is one of the largest private pools in Williamstown. Lounge by the pool or play bocce or badminton on the lush lawns surrounding the pool.

The stunning arts & crafts dining room opens onto a side deck, while the parlor opens onto a charming front porch furnished with wicker furniture. A further downstairs room has a flat screen TV and cable.

The house is furnished with eclectic artwork and furniture from around the world, collected on travels through Europe, India and Asia.

The huge master bedroom suite boasts a king sized bed, cathedral ceilings, a ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, and an adjoining bathroom with his/her sinks, jet tub, and elegant shower area.

An additional large bedroom has a queen sized bed and window seat, and a third large room has two twin beds and charming dormer ceilings. The second and third bedrooms share a bathroom, while the fourth bedroom features a sleigh bed and its own bathroom with original claw foot tub.

A private studio apartment with bath is situated in an outbuilding on the property, and sleeps an additional 2 people. The studio is included in the price of Graduation and Alumni rentals or you can rent separately if you like.

This house & property has a wonderful vibe - with so many wonderful spaces, it is a great place to entertain or to relax. Choose to visit the Francine & Sterling Clark Art Museum, Mass MoCA, or Tanglewood, or hike one of the many beautiful trains in the region - Mt. Greylock is on your doorstep! Or just relax at home in one the prettiest houses in Williamstown.

Choose indoors or out and make yourself at home in this lovely country setting - a perfect base to explore the beautiful Berkshires!

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Originally from Boston, I have lived in NYC, London, Paris and Florence. I love to travel - but I have been based in Williamstown for the past 20 years. In addition to travel, I love yoga, cycling, hiking, skiing, and sailing. If I'm not here, I'm probably off doing one of those things!

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Williamstown

The Berkshires offer a unique combination of natural beauty and cultural sophistication. I hope that my home, furnishings, and property mirror this! I am delighted to share my comfortable home with fellow travelers who will enjoy the eclectic furnishings from my travels and treat the house as if it were their own. Nothing is more delightful than to enjoy an outing at Clark or a hike up the Pine Cobble trail on a hot summer day, and to return to the house for a dip in the pool and a barbecue on the patio!

What makes this house unique

Beautiful home, indoor & out/Delicious Inground Pool/Close to town/Far enough away from town to feel completely rural/Close to hiking trails/Close to museums/Close to the theater/Close to Williams campus

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tacaonic Golf Course, Waubeeka
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Jiminy Peak
Car: necessary

The rich cultural life of the Berkshires is at your doorstep: the renowned summer stock Williamstown Theater Festival, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Museum's world class collection of paintings and sculpture, a trip to the fabulous MassMoCA, or an unforgettable evening under the stars listening to classical music at Tanglewood. Jacob's Pillow, The Mount, and Shakespeare & Company are also nearby.

There are dozens of scenic hikes nearby that will take you along streams, to waterfalls or to breathtaking views. And all the cycling that you could desire! Whether your are a culture vulture or an an avid outdoors lover, there is something for everyone in the Berkshires.

Amenities

Williamstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • 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
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , En suite master bth with double sinks, black marble and teak
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Three bathrooms upstairs include a glamorous master bathroom, full bath for the two large upstairs bedrooms, and a further en suite bathroom adjoining the single room with sleigh bed. Downstairs, there is an elegant half bath with designer wallpaper, cherry wainscoting and tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master bedroom w/king size bed and en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with queen bed and window seat
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Charming dormer with 2 twin beds ( with option for third)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Single sleigh bed with en suite bathroom
  • The house features four bedrooms. The private, large master bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings, arts & crafts architectural details, a king sized bed, private stair to the kitchen, and a master bath suite with jet tub, double sinks and sky light. Follow a corridor to the main house to find four additional bedrooms: two extra large bedrooms feature a queen sized bed in one and twin beds in the other. These two share a full bathroom, while the fourth bedroom, a single with designer wallpaper and sleighbed, has a private en suite bath with claw foot tub. There is room for an additional bed in any of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful and well equipped home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with our extended family. This is a beautiful, well maintained and furnished home that made our stay together a joy. The house is situated on a beautiful and large lot and the pool was a treat for both adults and children. the location across the street from a park/preserve area make for great impromptu walks. the kitchen was more than fully equipped with lots of condiments and essentials available for our use. all in all a terrific week in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for college reunion weekend with several other couples. The house is extremely well-kept and beautifully decorated with pieces from all over the world. The owner is very nice and easy to work with. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lynnette! So glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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5

A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Our family - 5 adults, an 8 year old and a 2 year old - had a lovely week's vacation staying in this home. The house and yard are spacious, and gracious. The pool, with diving board, chairs and umbrella, and float devices, was very nice. The large flat lawn was great for bocce and for kicking around a soccer ball. The patio was also spacious, well equipped, and attractive. The huge kitchen with dining area - and even a second sink - worked wonderfully for us, as did the general layout of the house. Its location felt rural but was close to town and much else - the Clark Institiute, MassMoCA, Hancock Shaker Village; several nature preserves for walking, and hiking areas as well. All this less than 3 hours from NYC and Boston. We were very happy with our choice of this house and this area.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely spot to reunite with friends

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and three other couples, stayed at this beautiful, welcoming house for four days in June 2015. The house is even more spacious than it appears in photos, and is artistically and comfortably decorated with interesting artifacts from the owner's trips. There are many sitting rooms to settle in for a good read or conversation, but our favorite spot was the big farm table in the spacious kitchen to catch up with one another over coffee and tea in the morning. The front porch with hanging flower baskets was our spot for early evening cocktails, and the back patio by the pool was our spot for late night conversations over a dram of whiskey after returning from activities at the college. The whole experience was comfortable and civilized, with the lovely murmurings of the river across the road to lull one to sleep at night. This house was a gracious backdrop to a fun and relaxing reunion with friends. All eight of us want to return again, and other friends are signing up to join us on a waiting list, having heard what a lovely time we had.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jon F - this is an amazing home - great for enjoying life, entertaining, and having a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for a week preparing for our daughters wedding and it was truly amazing - beautiful, welcoming, comfortable and great for socializing and entertaining. The grounds are very pretty, there are outdoor spaces for enjoying the pool or BBQ'ing, and the house has a wonderful family room, dining room, and kitchen, and the master is amazing -- it's very nice in the pictures but it is way better than that in real life. We also entertained there and the property and home were perfect for that - a great floor plan and very comfortable and special place. We would return in a heartbeat and highly recommend that you vacation here -- you wont be sorry.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place for a family reunion! Conveniently located on the outskirts of town, this home is spacious and well-equipped, with a gorgeous new kitchen and lovely pool, large yard, and patio. The owner greeted us warmly, showed us around, and encouraged us to treat the home as our own, which we truly appreciated. We were extremely comfortable with four adults and two small children, ages 3 and 5, and we would recommend the home to anyone except those who might have difficulty with stairs (access to the bedrooms). Our visit was in mid-July, but we would love to come back in the winter--such a wonderful spot, and so much to do in Williamstown and the surrounding area!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200

Please note that nightly rates are higher during special events including Williams graduation & alumni weekends, and concerts at Mass MoCA.

$200 cleaning fee and $500 refundable security deposit, refundable after cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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