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Unique geodesic dome home retreat in Sherwood Forest near 5 lakes & attractions

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Well appointed light and airy year round home with screened in porch 2 bedrooms and sleeping loft( can sleep 2) large open concept living room, kitchen and dining room, den with full sized futon, flat screenTV, radio with cd player, telephone, perfect cell phone reception, internet availability, washer/dryer, well stocked kitchen with dishes, pots/pans, utensils, microwave, dishwasher, linen closet with towels and sheets to fit all beds, ample closet space, several outdoor gardens, well water with new pump, spiral staircase leading to master bedroom with full size bed and own bathroom, queen sleeper sofa in living room, refinished cherrywood floors, cupola over bedroom, small Weber propane grill, 5 minutes from Jacob's Pillow dance venue, 35 minutes to Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony) 15 minutes to Lee shopping outlets and many restaurants, country store in forest which is known for delicious breakfasts at reasonable prices.


Owner
Sue Gillis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Sue Gillis

I am a retired RN who worked at Mount Sinai Hospital for over 40 years and currently live in Manhattan, NY. I rented in Becket many times before buying my dome home.

Sue Gillis purchased this house in 2004

Why Sue Gillis chose Becket

I fell in love with this geodesic dome because of it's uniqueness, openness and the feeling of tranquility it imparts. The multi-cultural environment is uplifting

What makes this house unique

High ceilings,cupola, the surround sound when you sing or play music in the very center of the dome. private setting, open concept,screened in porch, enabled me to garden (which is difficult to do in NYC) Closeness to Jacobs Pillow.

Amenities

Sherwood Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Sleeping loft has one full mattress and one single, one full futon, one queen sleeper sofa in addition to 2 bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
many nearby activities: swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing , sightseeing, museums, theaters, fine restaurants, blueberry picking, Shakespear & Co , hammock, wild raspberries,

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Unique geodesic dome home retreat in Sherwood Forest near 5 lakes & attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A comfortable, well-equipped house set in serene woods.

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my second stay in this unusual, but comfortable house in my favorite part of the world. Very well-furnished large kitchen and comfortable beds. Quiet, practically no traffic, except for occasional visits by mama bear and her 2 cubs, a doe with her 2 fawns, and a fox. Hope to return next summer !

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house !

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as promised. Very comfortable, convenient, and welcoming. We enjoyed the screened-in porch and outdoor grill and found the fully equipped kitchen a pleasure Also, the ceiling fans in every room really helped on very hot days. Looking forward to next summer !

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the house and found it to your liking and as advertised.. Also for keeping it in such good condition as if it were your own. Sue
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a beautiful location. The house has everything you need including a kayak. The owner are helpful, reasonable and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany/Hartford
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Mass turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sherwood Shoppe,Thyme in Chester, Sleepaway lodge
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Sherwood Forest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$925
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security deposit $300
House cleaning optional $80
Property Damage Protection $59

2 month option is negotiable. Please no smoking in house. Renter is expected to leave house clean and in condition as found. House keeper available if need is known in advance. Cost is $80 to be paid in cash to her. All rooms have ceiling fans. Garbage pick-up to be arranged. Do not leave any food or garbage outside. Lock all doors before leaving property, even the latches on porch doors.

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.
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