About this listing
Picturesque Berkshire house that sleeps upto 10 people comfortably with BBQ, central air, fireplace, WiFi, Netflix, gazebo, private pond & row boat, garden grown fruits & vegetables, sleep number bed, 16ft couches, indoor garage parking & more.
Newly purchased for Summer 2015 are 2 single kayaks, a tandem kayak, a standup paddleboard and inner tubes.
The foundation, both bathrooms are newly repainted, new carpets on the entire stairs and upper floor. As well as NEST wireless thermostats, new 16 foot C shaped couches too in the living room.
Experience a Massachusetts Berkshire get-away in this huge secluded luxury modern house. It's the only house that is surrounded by 10,000 Acres of protected Hawley State forest. Escape from headaches and the rat race. No cell phone reception here! But we have WiFi, a large flat screen TV with Netflix and FREE USA and Canada phone calling. We like to define our country home as a place to dream and relax. We care about your comfort and we think we are not only a place to sleep, but a real home for your lovely holidays.
The house is 2700 square feet, with 3 private bedrooms, 2 renovated bathrooms (full bath [shower and tub] & a hot steam shower), a large living room with fireplace, and TV & DVD player. It has a one-car garage, central air-conditioning and wireless internet. The house also has a clothes washer and dryer, a smoker and BBQ grill, a screened in gazebo, a porch, Hallockville Pond just behind the house and 10,000 acres of marked trails to hike and explore.
-2 king size beds, a queen sleep number mattress, 1 double bed, a queen futon in the living room, an inflatable queen mattress, a crib and two couches.
-Fully stocked kitchen, microwave, toaster oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, coffee maker, electric stove and oven and eat-in kitchen
-Smoker BBQ and charcoal grill (for use on the patio please)
-Everything you could possibly need for breakfast as well as a delightful dinner.
-Iron, Hairdryer, Radio, Harpsichord
-42" Flatscreen TV, Roku streaming device, VCR & DVD player, surround sound amplifier with headphone jack
-WiFi wireless Internet
-Central air conditioning
-Fans and space heaters depending upon the season
-Wood-burning fireplace with wood provided
-Pet and kid friendly (with childrens toys and crib)
In the summer, we offer our guests organic fruits and vegetables from the front lawn, fishing rods for pond behind the house, and inner tubes to float down the Deerfield River. Located half a mile away is the Plainfield Pond, with a kid-friendly sandy beach.
In the winter, the house includes cross country skis, snow shoes and wood for the fireplace. It also has an indoor parking so you won't need to brush and scrape! The house is 10 minutes to Berkshire East Ski Area and Notch View Reservation for cross country skiing. Southern Vermont ski areas such as Mt Snow and Sunapee are an hour's drive.
The house is ideally located close to Smith College and all of the shops, restaurants and cultural activities of Main Street, Northampton. Also in the area is Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass MoCA in North Adams, Clark Art Institute & Williams College in Williamstown and Jacobs Pillow in Becket.
Rental is for entire property, two-night minimum. All prices are shown in USD.
During major school vacation weeks, holidays and other high demand times (please ask for an offer). However we often prefer a minimum 1 weeks stay.
Available for short to medium term sublease. Please ask us about prices for stays of more than one month. Perhaps you'll bump into Rachel Maddow who has a house in town!
Complete access to the entire house. Access to use the 10,000 acres of marked trails viewable from the bedrooms, bathrooms and living room.
We'll provide you trails maps.
Interaction with Guests
Our guest have "light picking" accessibility to the garden homegrown organic vegetables on the front lawn in the summer that includes kale, spinach, pole beans, berries and more.
In the winter use our cross country skis and snow shoes
It's in-between North Adams and Northampton. Convenient for travelers coming from both Boston and New York.
There is no public transportation.
A car is required.
The closest transit system is Greenfield MA and train access to Springfield on the Vermonter Line.
Other Things to Note
The house comes with a 4 digit wireless lock combo, thus avoiding the need to meet anyone to transfer keys. The house is always prepared prior to guests arrival. We have indoor motion sensors.
We do request a supplemental pet cleaning fee for those bringing dogs.
-No stealing of any kind.
-Any overseas long distance telephone calls must be mentioned to the guest manager and paid for. Local telephone calls within the USA and Canada are FREE.
-No damaging the house.
-Smoking is only permitted in the screened in back porch area (gazeebo), the porch and is not allowed anywhere else in the home.
In the Winter:
-Please restock the wood box from either piles stacked against the house, or in the gazeebo
-The house has wireless programmable locks, and video camera on the exterior of the property.
-Please return the boat to behind the house
About the Host, Molly
I'm a freelancer writer/researcher living and working in Berlin but commuting back and forth to the states. I love this city, ask me for my favorite spots!
I love traveling, seeing bands live, baking, gardening and dabbling in amateur photography.
In November 2011 our lives changed forever when our son was born. He is a monstrous eater, but his cuteness makes up for any of the screaming he does! We love being parents and can't wait to travel the world with him and teach him many languages.