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Berkshires MidCenturyHideaway-Private, Yet Close To Town

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This property is very private, back a long driveway on a quiet road, yet is less than 4 miles from the center of Great Barrington, approximately 20 minutes to Tanglewood (closer via the back roads shortcut!), close to Butternut and Catamount ski areas, as well as all the Berkshire attractions. Very close to some of the nicest swimming places in the Berkshires. Hiking nearby / and on the property.

On the property there are 8 acres of hiking trails, plus another 35 acres adjacent of trails, plus 90 acres across the road of trails (great for XC skiing in the winters too!). In the front of the house is a very nice open field which we keep well mowed, so nice to amble around in. Lots of outdoor seating too! And a fire-pit.

The house is a 2 bedroom / 2 bath house newly renovated; we are designers who eschew excess, yet enjoy comfort. Drawing upon our collection of mid-century furniture, we have outfitted the house with some iconic pieces. The house is fully furnished, yet deliberately spare, a blank canvas for you to use for a few days, a week, a month or longer.

It is perfect for a family or 2 (or 3) couples.

Upstairs is a HUGE BEDROOM, with king sized bed. It's a loft-like open sitting area with plenty of light, and also a small exterior balcony. Approximately the size of a nice large studio apartment, with high ceilings and forest AND mountain views. And a bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower. This room is also excellent for practicing yoga...high ceilings, wood floors; 6 mats will easily fit in here (and we can put you in contact with several excellent yoga instructors who will come to the house to give you private classes). Or put all the kids up here, it's like a separate private apartment.

Downstairs there is a streamlined COZY BEDROOM, like a large stateroom in an ocean liner...cozy does NOT mean cramped though. Full sized bed. Full bathroom adjacent.

BEDS are new pillow top mattresses, very deluxe and comfortable; 300 thread count all cotton sheets and duvet covers; down pillows, down comforters OR hypoallergenic comforters and pillows, as you wish.

The LIVING ROOM has a fireplace, a great desk for working / writing (and a fold out / fold flat sofa bed. Flat screen for DVDs, reasonably fast wireless connection as well, so you can stream films with a Netflix or Amazon account (there is a DVD library in the house as well; there is no network or cable television at this location).

There are sliding glass doors out to a small deck, and a step down to a large meadow and beautiful woods with hardwood copses, beech woods, old stone walls.

DINING ROOM is well appointed, good light, very convivial possibilities, seats 10 comfortably, but is not huge, you won’t get lost in it. Great light and views.

The KITCHEN is well outfitted; VIKING RANGE, with convection oven, vented hood, dishwasher, Cuisnart food processor, a blender, drip coffee pot, & French Press, also a coffee grinder. China is also mid-century; there is a lovely deck off of the kitchen, with outdoor seating and grill.

Small covered deck off of living room, and small deck off of upstairs bedroom as well.

Clean and empty 2 car garage + work area.

Washer / dryer.

Bicycles available, plus many other useful things. We live just up the road, and so are available if there is anything you need.

Excellent high efficiency / low noise hot water circulating furnace / solar powered for electricity.

Cost is as noted in listing, plus a cleaning fee and deposit, depending upon length of stay. Your weekly cost also includes as much as you need from our organic farm, including eggs. Locally raised organic meat also available (at cost).

We are very flexible about checking in / checking out. However unless you specifically confirm the times you're coming (and going) we must ask that you check in after 4pm, and check out by 12:00 pm

Thanks and feel free to ask any questions.

Oh - and a note regarding reviews - several of these reviews are from another site; we pasted them in. I put them in here so you could see that we work as thoroughly as we know how to do, in order to ensure our guests have a wonderful and memorable experience in this house. If there were a review with critical feedback, we would have posted that as well, and also responded with how we changed things so as not to have the issue occur again. This house is a serious venture for us, and our strongest wish is that our guests are completely satisfied. (and please don't take this as a challenge to give us a poor review!). VRBO reviews are marked as such. Thanks again!

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Naomi & Ron
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Alford, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) New pillow-top mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Full sized bed, not pillow top mattress, Danish headboard with interesting sliding storage for books etc., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable - rare for a convertible sofa bed! Italian design, based on Ligne Rosset I think, but not made by them - but very nice nonetheless.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Alford, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 24 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 10 2017 - Oct 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
November Special
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 4
2 night minimum stay
President's Day
Feb 13 - Feb 19
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, not to exceed C$218.64
Property Damage Protection C$80.62

Holiday weekends - with great reluctance, we have changed the rate and request a 3 day stay for holiday weekends. We had noticed that often we were being booked way ahead for 1 or 2 nights only on a holiday weekend, which then prevented us from booking for the whole weekend. Regardless though, if you need to book shorter for a holiday weekend, just ask! Thanks, Naomi & Ron

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