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Charming Post-And-Beam, Year-Round, Family-Friendly Berkshires Home On 3+ Acres

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Our Family's 'Second Home' That We Love And Rent Sparingly. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

A raised wood-burning fireplace is the literal centerpiece of the Great Room with cathedral ceilings, skylights and large windows providing exceptional light and views of the surrounding woods. The open kitchen and dining area are on the back side of the chimney making everyone feel together on the first floor.

The first floor also features a full bath, master bedroom with sliders to the back deck, and playroom with sleeper couch. The playroom is stocked with activities and games for grade school kids and adults.

Off the main dining area is a light-filled and newly renovated sunroom that leads into a screen porch with dining table.

The highlight of the back yard is a large deck that runs the length of the house, including a dining table that seats 6 and a large gas grill.

There are two bedrooms on the second floor as well as a second full bath. One bedroom includes a Queen bed and the other 'kids' room has two single beds.

This past summer, we replaced all the windows with premium Anderson windows as well as the sunroom and screen porch roofs.

There's a premium all-wood swing set with an elevated, covered 'tree house' tucked along the tree-line on one edge of the backyard. There's also a fire pit area with Adirondack chairs in one corner of the yard, adjustable height full-size basketball hoop in the driveway and several gardens throughout the property.

The washer and dryer are at the base of the steps in the full-size and well-kept basement. There's also a second refrigerator in the basement if needed for extra storage.

Our home is off the beaten path, but provides quick access to great things to do right in Becket: A wonderful town beach on Center Pond, world-renown Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, an amazing restaurant called Dream Away Lodge, and the year-round Canterbury Farm offering hiking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and more. There's also a nice town library, arts center, baseball field, horse farm offering pony and trail rides and a hiking trail to the Historic Quarry right up the street. The Appalachian Trail runs through Becket with a few easy access points.

Beyond Becket, the property is centrally located within the Berkshires, and the answer to most 'distance' questions is 'about 20-30 minutes to everything.' For example, Tanglewood is 30-minutes, 'downtown' Stockbridge and Lenox are 20-25 minutes, Lee Premium Outlets shopping is 15-20 minutes, and skiing is 15-40 minutes pending which resort.

More Details

Owner
Steve
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Steve

My wife is from the Midwest, and I'm from New Hampshire. We met at Syracuse University, and then moved to New York City together where we have been for the past 20+ years. We have two children, ages 9 and 11.

Steve purchased this house in 2006

Why Steve chose Becket

We rented for long weekends and then summers in many different areas of the Berkshires before falling in love with Becket during a 6-week summer rental. We began looking for a home of our own the following summer, and bought our home in 2006.

Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor
    Playroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa in playroom on first floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Post-And-Beam, Year-Round, Family-Friendly Berkshires Home On 3+ Acres
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Gorgeous house in tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

House was fantastic with gorgeous wood throughout. Lots of beautiful touches such as heated sun room and central fireplace. Very spacious with convenient amenities such as laundry, housed in very clean basement plus kid friendly play room and outdoor treehouse with slide.

Owner was very responsive and helpful.

Would highly recommend and return to this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing family home

  • 5 of 5

This home is just lovely - we spent a week here with our two small kids visiting family and had a blast. Its very kid friendly with a great playroom and backyard. Everything is cozy and comfortable. The owners were welcoming and helpful, and very accommodating to our needs. The location is convenient, even though we barely wanted to leave! The gardens and trees are beautiful, and we were perfectly happy to relax at the house. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cozy and warm

  • 4 of 5

The house was cozy, warm are very accommodating for 5 adult women enjoying girls weekend away.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Steve's home. It was perfect for our relaxing getaway to the Berkshires. We stayed in and cooked for two of our three nights, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The living room is cozy and welcoming. The house is located in a nice quiet area of Becket, but still within a convenient drive to the grocery store, restaurants, etc. We loved it so much and cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Open and Spacious House in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We made a last minute decision to visit the Berkshires for the FreshGrass festival and were thrilled to find this beautiful house with room enough for two couples and our 2 year old sons. It was an easy trip up to Mass Moca, and the dads enjoyed cliff jumping at the quarry just down the road. The house itself provided numerous comfortable places to enjoy each other's company, whether around the fireplace, the kitchen table, in the sun rooms, out on the deck, or hanging with the kids in the playroom. Steve was very responsive and accommodating to our schedule. A great getaway from both Boston and New York!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a tranquil area

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for a relaxing girls weekend! Our favorite feature was the fireplace in the home's large, airy living room. Would all stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany or Hartford
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dream Away Lodge, Uncle Larry's Tavern
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cranwell Resort
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dream Away Lodge
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Butternut, Otis Ridge
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Becket's new town beach on Center Pond
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

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.

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