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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Great Barrington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Elegant 1920s colonial in a lovely setting on 4+ acres by the Williams River. The house is centrally located 2 miles north of Great Barrington center and approximately 20 minutes from Tanglewood, 5 miles to Butternut, 9 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. The house is fully furnished and full of intricate architectural details and beautiful chandeliers and sconce lighting. The space is appropriate for two couples or a family of up to eight people.

Downstairs, there is a large living room with fireplace and adjacent music room with a fireplace and a recently reconditioned baby grand piano, a dining room, kitchen, and half bath/laundry. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms and a full bath. There are two large bedrooms with queen size beds, connected to the common full bathroom. There are two smaller bedrooms with two twin beds, each connected to one of the larger bedrooms.

Cable TV, DVD, VCR and CD Player/Stereo are located in the living room. Wireless broadband internet is accessible from any room.

Enjoy drinks or meals on the patio overlooking the Williams River. Swim in one of the many lakes in the vicinity. Climb up Monument Mountain for an uninterrupted view of the area.

Keywords: Frontage on Williams River, set back from road

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am an electrical engineer, and my brother is a retired cardiologist. Over the past decades, we both spent many happy days in this house visiting our parents with our children.

The Owner purchased this house in 1960

Why The Owner chose Berkshires

My parents bought this house in 1960 as a vacation house. My brother and I now use it for vacation rentals as well as our for our own enjoyment.

What makes this house unique

Tanglewood Music Festival is just 20 minutes north (about 11 miles). For skiing, it's just 2 miles to Butternut, 10 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. For hiking, there are trails everywhere including the Appalachian trail which passes by only 4 miles east of Great Barrington. Swimming and fishing are available at the many nearby lakes.

One of our favorite jaunts was the family climb up Monument Mountain at least once during each stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. I already miss the house. It has great character, and I love the architectural details. We appreciated the improvements you made. We also enjoyed using the fireplace and your collection of DVDs. We also appreciated the wine and goodies you left for us. We would like to rent the house again next summer.
Sep 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Charming, immaculate, extremely well provisioned!

  • 5 of 5

Russ and Kathy are wonderful to work with and very accommodating. Their home is unique, comfortable and private. The location is central to all the attractions in the area.

We plan to return in the Fall!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Easter blessing

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. This is a beautiful home with so many amenities! We enjoyed the home, the yard, and a great location. We hope to come back many more times. Russ was very responsive and easy to work with . Thanks for sharing your home with our family, we made wonderful memories there!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Russ and Kathy's beautiful home for a month. It was perfect for our family of 5 and small dog. The house is completely furnished and has everything you need to include shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc. You don't need to bring a thing.

Prior to our arrival, Russ and Kathy were very thorough and prompt with communication. They gave us very detailed instructions about anything we would need to know.

During our stay, one of the bed frames broke when our daughter was sitting on it. I mentioned it to them right away because I didn't want it to affect our security deposit. They responded immediately and a new bed was delivered promptly the following morning which I did not expect! It was not a big deal as we had enough beds, but they were very apologetic about it and took action instantly.

The home is located just a short ride to town and to skiing. It is quiet and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and couldn't have asked for more accommodating hosts. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great owners

  • 5 of 5

8 of us (2 families of 4) stayed here over the MLK weekend and went skiing at Butternut and Catamount. Very convenient to Great Barrington and Butternut. The owners were very accomodating, leaving nice touches like tons of towels. The board game collection was a lot of fun too! We've stayed at several places in the area and this is by far the best.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt right at home immediately

  • 5 of 5

This older home has so much character. The setting is convenient to Great Barrington and Stockbridge. It has a lovely property complete with a river running through it. The owners thoughtfully supplied everything we needed including soap and shampoo in the bathrooms. This was a wonderful find. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything and more

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved this house. As stated by other guests it is so much more than the pictures show. We had a full schedule for our trip to the Berkshires but found ourselves arranging to be home in the early afternoon/evenings to enjoy this lovely home. The garden by the river, the expansive lawn and the overall ambience made this a great retreat from a busy day sightseeing or hiking. Great Barrington/Stockbridge seem to be the best places to be in the Berkshires. The locals were so welcoming and the house was central to everything we wanted but still away from everything. We were a little worried when we realised there was a rail line nearby. Needn't have worried - we only heard a train twice in five days and even then only during the day. Everything you need is supplied - plenty of towels and lovely bed linen and furnishings. Families with young children will need to watch them in the garden but it is a great place to sit anyway...

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate all the renters said - but would like to clarify that the train that was mentioned is about 500' from our house and behind our neighbor's house which is across the street from our house.
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Rates & Availability

Great Barrington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand-held shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) A queen bed in each large bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twin beds in each of two other bedrooms
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming

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