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Location Location! Comfort and Privacy So Close to Downtown

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Extraordinary privacy and convenience just a 10-minute walk to Main Street.

You don't have to choose between privacy and convenience when staying at this grand 1863 home - it offers the best of both! This 5 bedroom, 2 bath single-family home was the Sunset View Inn in the early 1900's. With all new electrical wiring in 2017, it rests proudly on 3 acres at the end of a dead-end street. At this house you can spread out, sleep in, and enjoy a game of croquet or badminton on the lawn. Use the WiFi and flat-screen TV to stay connected, or turn devices off and tune into the birds singing and the wind rustling the trees instead. It will feel so far away, yet it's so close. The woods behind are part of East Mountain and the land to the front is wooded park land. Many of the Berkshires' best attractions are within a 15-20 minute drive including Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Theater, and Chesterwood. Several hiking and skiing locations are also very convenient with Monument Mountain and Ski Butternut just 5 minutes away. Enjoy sunsets on the fully screened front porch. Pack up the picnic items provided and enjoy a concert at Tanglewood. Take these same items along with our beach towels to enjoy a swim at Lake Mansfield – just five minutes away! You can choose to stay in and cook using our fully stocked kitchen and outdoor grill, or you can dine at one of the many fabulous restaurants in town. When done, you can enjoy varied entertainment downtown – whether you walk or drive is up to you!


Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • All five bedrooms are on the second floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
All new electrical wiring throughout the house; installed spring 2017.


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Location Location! Comfort and Privacy So Close to Downtown
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Lovely, Light-Filled and Well-Appointed!

  • 5 of 5

Every year our far-flung group of seven childhood friends gather somewhere away from home to reconnect and enjoy one another's company. This year we were fortunate enough to have secured this lovely home for a weekend in the Berkshires. The house sits high on a hill and is surrounded by lush greenery offering plenty of privacy and quiet. It's a short walk to town for lunch, but eating in is also a delight as the house is very clean, well-stocked and super comfortable. The owner has installed air conditioners in each of the bedrooms, but we never needed to use them despite the very warm daytime temperatures. It was wonderfully cool at night with the windows open upstairs. We were able to visit sights in both Stockbridge and Lenox as well as strolling in downtown Great Barrington. Our group discussed a return visit next year, we loved it so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkshire escape!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in this home and we had a great visit....the house is located on a hillside at the end of the street and is very quiet and restful. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking for a crowd or grilling outdoors. We spent many lovely days and evenings on the screened porch or lounging outside on the lawn furniture! The beds were comfortable and the air-conditioning in each room a welcomed amenity. It was less than a mile stroll into beautiful Great Barrington allowing us to take advantage of the many stores, restaurants and coffee shops!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly wonderful for our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The house is very inviting and suited our casual, laid-back style, with just enough formality to know we were enjoying something very special. It's quiet and somewhat removed. And yet, it's a quick walk to Great Barrington's Main Street.

We had the opportunity to meet Amy, the owner. She is responsive and helpful and we wished she could stay with us, she is very delightful.

Our trip was a combination family reunion and an opportunity to memorialize a sibling who had passed away in the winter. The house made all of those celebrations and events comfortable in so many ways.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house worked very well for our group of six adults and three children. The kids loved playing on the enclosed porch. Unfortunately, it was a little too buggy this time of year to fully enjoy the lovely outdoor area of the house, but we still had a nice picnic from Taft Farms (excellent sandwiches and donuts!). The kitchen was very well stocked with pots and pans and dishes. We cooked most of our meals at the house and there are two grocery stores just over a mile away and a coop market in walking distance. One negative for the light sleepers: sound seems to travel a lot from room to room and from downstairs to upstairs, so you might have trouble sleeping in or turning in early if you've got noisy housemates.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A weekend we will never forget!

  • 5 of 5

This weekend was beautiful and memorable for our family. The home is very roomy and clean and has everything you need. Love the history in the home. This was our first time in Great Barrington. We just loved it with the fall colors. Will be sure to return and rent this home as it was so perfect and Amy was wonderful. Anyone would be happy in choosing this property as a vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for mini-reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our mini-reunion of 6 friends. It is spacious and well-equipped with everything we needed. The house is on a private, very quiet, and beautiful property with an easy walk to the main streets of Great Barrington. The owner was very responsive to our inquiries. We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amy - Property Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Wyantenuk and Egremont Country Clubs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walk to a variety of restaurants downtown!
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Lake Mansfield

The Berkshires of Massachusetts remains one of the premiere cultural destinations in the country with world-class music, theater and art all nestled in small towns bursting with classic New England charm. Experience Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival. Shakespeare and Company, Norman Rowell Museum, Clark Art Museum, Chesterwood and Jacob's Pillow just to name a few. Enjoy quality dining and plenty of recreational opportunities including hiking, swimming, skiing and antiquing. You will find a unique blend of scenic beauty and cultural experiences typical of a major city. Famous authors such as Edith Wharton and Herman Melville have found inspiration in the hills of Berkshire County. Come visit and experience the magic of this land for yourself!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

No pets are allowed. Please note seasonal minimum stay requirements. There is a $75 cleaning fee. Check in on your arrival date at 4:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM; earlier and later times will be accommodated if possible. All holiday weekends require a minimum of a three night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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