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Heart Of The Berkshires - Welcome

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Washington House Rental Photos and Description

Rural Home With Easy Access To All Of The Berkshires And Pioneer Valley

Located in Washington Mass, central Berkshires within 15 minutes of Jacobs Pillow and an easy 45 minute drive to the Pioneer Valley and 5 college area. Midway between MassMoca and Tanglewood, this property offers privacy on 10 acres of woodlands.Privacy with easy access, beautiful area for walking either on a little used road or the surrounding woods down to the pond 1/2 mile away. The transcontinental underground line just touches the rear of the property and allows for miles of walking, exploring old stone walls and cross country skiing.

Don't be surprised if you find a flock of wild turkeys or deer in the backyard!

The property is located just a mile from the center of North Becket Village where one can find the Becket library, local arts center, and the Becket General Store & Deli. (if they don't have it, you don't need it)

Our guests will find the country air and privacy a place to relax, enjoy the surroundings or as a central base for day trips. Our neighbor just down the road is the Kushi Institute, the leading macrobiotic educational center in the world. Students from around the globe attend residential-style programs to study the macrobiotic approach to health and healing.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Craig & Dottie Walton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2016

About Craig & Dottie Walton

Dottie and myself are semi retired. She was a professional educator and I was a tropical timber and wood products importer. She now spends much of her time with our two grandsons and I work as a real estate broker.

Craig & Dottie Walton purchased this house in 1980

Why Craig & Dottie Walton chose Berkshires

This was our home for over 30 years and we love it. We are somewhat rural with plenty of privacy but yet with easy access to everything you could ask for within a 1/2 hour drive. We can walk out the backdoor into the woods and walk for a day and never see anyone else or look out the window and see a flock of turkeys or deer crossing the yard.

What makes this house unique

Other than we love the changing seasons and opportunities that go along with them, the location is perfect as it is about 1/2 way between the Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts (MASSMOCA) and Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There are plenty of activities for every season including museums, concerts, theater, cross county and downhill skiing, swimming, boating, hiking, golf, just a great place to unwind and relax.

Reviews

Heart Of The Berkshires - Welcome
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Lovely property with lovelier hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The house is nice and spacious with room for everyone to spread out. There were 4 adults and 2 little kids.

Craig was super friendly, sharing recommendations and making sure we were nicely taken care of. The property is large and one can ramble for a while in the greenery. And it's very nicely situated with access to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow and the Norman Rockwell museum, all 20 minutes or less away.

We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gayatri, Thank you for your kind words. It was wonderful to meet you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again! Best Regards, Craig
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International, CT or Albany .NY
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dreamaway Lodge - great place for dinner too!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several in the area
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Pittsfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rte 90, Mass turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
BecketGeneral Store - Great Breakfasts
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Brodie Mtn, Jimmney Peak, Bosque's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Many local lakes and rivers
Car: necessary

All the above activities are between 5 minutes and 30 minutes away plus many more within 45 minutes. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival is 15 minutes, Tanglewood about 25 minutes, Several ski areas and golf courses within 1/2 hour...the list goes on.

Privacy with easy access, beautiful area for walking either on a little used road or the surrounding woods down to the pond 1/2 mile away. The transcontinental underground line just touches the rear of the property and allows for miles of walking, exploring old stone walls and snow shoeing.

Our neighbor, the Kushi Institute, is the leading macrobiotic educational center in the world.

The property is located just a mile from the center of North Becket Village where one can find the Becket library, local arts center, and the Becket General Store & Deli.

Our guests will find the country air and privacy a place to relax, enjoy the surroundings or as a central base for day trips around the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley.

For summer fun, the Center Pond public beach is about 4 miles away with a lovely picnic area. Also, about a mile from the house is the headwaters of the Westfield river w/ cold, clear water for great fishing, swimming and picnics.

Just 3 miles from the house is Canterbury Farm Ski Touring Center with 22 kilometers of groomed and tracked ski trails alongside beautiful brooks, beaver ponds, stone walls, lakes, fields and mountains where nature abounds. Trails meander through old wood stands, which gives the feel of being in the wilderness. Other trails are wider for excellent ski skating. Snowshoe trails are maintained just for snow shoeing for those who want that experience. Ski instructors will teach you the best techniques and skills so you can be off enjoying the woods and Linda is a professional ice skating coach who gives private lessons. Rental equipment is well maintained with the helpful ski shop staff ready to fit and fix your ski equipment.

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Rates & Availability

Washington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ski season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,955
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,955
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

over 4 guests/night $20
Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning $100

No smoking in the house
No pets (we have had bad experiences with "good "dogs)

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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Amenities

Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Off kitchen - with laundry room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Direct access from master bedroom plus access from hallway
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , mastr bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Living room - single pullout Family room- queen pullout Off kitchen - double pullout
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
A place to relax and hear the birds sing but with easy access to all area amenities. FALL FOLIAGE SPECIAL: BOOK TWO NIGHTS AND GET THE THIRD NIGHT FREE!

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