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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 a full bath with a 55" claw foot tub and hand-held shower. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms and a full bath. There are two large bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other with a queen size bed, connected to the common full bathroom with full tub and shower. 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. Visit the Guthrie Center only a short walk from the house.

Keywords: Frontage on Williams River, set back from road

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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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Amenities

Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand-held shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful family weekend in a beautiful home and close to everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owners Very Accomodating

  • 5 of 5

Four sisters stayed for a knitting girls getaway. The house has a lot of charm, and the owners have stocked it well with a lot of toiletries and kitchenware so we didn't need anything during our stay. A lot of room, beds very comfortable. We hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely large Colonial

  • 5 of 5

We just spent MLK weekend at this home. It's really spacious. We were 2 families and there was plenty of room for us. The house is really warm and well appointed. I would definitely recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this home 10 stars, I would - that's how much we loved it. My family and I stayed for 5 days and couldn't have been more impressed with the lovely home and generous accoutrements with which Rich and Kathy appointed the house. We felt more like we were staying at their home while they were away, rather than a vacation home. The house was warm and inviting, nicely decorated, had a great selection of music, movies and books, well stocked kitchen and bathrooms (complete with all toiletries and dryers), and the list goes on and on. The grounds were lovely and the location was perfect, being only about 5-10 minutes from the cute little town of Great Barrington.

I've stayed in many vacation homes over the years and this was by far my favorite. Thank you, Russ and Kathy!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful property. The bedroom layout was perfect for our two families of four. The house was so well stocked with everything you could imagine (sugar, olive oil, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tons of towels), and it was even decorated with little pumpkins for the fall. The property is beautiful and private with a small creek running along the edge. We spent a good deal of time outside, and there's a very long driveway- perfect for the kids to run around safely or even ride bikes. the property is centrally located, but also feels remote and private. Russ was wonderful to work with and even came to our home to pick up one set of house keys we inadvertently stole. Talk about service! The best part, however, is that the only check-out requirements were to leave the beds we used unmade. That's it! We have stayed at many properties where we were required to do loads of laundry, run the dishwasher, take out the trash, sweep the floor, etc. and it was so nice to not feel like we had to wake up early to do everything required. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible value for house with character

  • 5 of 5

This house has a lot of character--from architectural details and high ceilings to a well-chosen selection of books, music, and games and even a baby grand piano. The internet is fast and reliable and TV includes a network-connected Blu-ray player so you can connect to your own Netflix account. The location is near stores but feels like it's away from everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking
Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming & Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking

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Rates & Availability

Great Barrington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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