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Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Sherwood Forest - Excalibur

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4

Remember the simple pleasures of a country, lakeside vacation where you can spend the day swimming or boating, exploring new towns and attractions, or just spending a lazy afternoon reading on the screened-in porch? Get back to those simple pleasures in our cabin, which is located in a beautiful, quiet country setting far from the chaos of modern life in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains. The cabin is just a five minute walk to a lake where you can swim, fish or canoe (canoe and life jackets provided). Or spend the day exploring the many surrounding towns with antiques, restaurants and shopping galore. Other activities nearby include: hiking, horseback riding, Tanglewood, children's arts programming, The Mount (Edith Wharton's home), Arrowhead (Herman Melville's home) Jacob's Pillow Dance, outlet shopping, summer stock theater, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Museum, Clark Museum of Art, Eric Carle Museum, Heartwood School and Becket Arts Center among many, many others. Now offering high speed internet and satellite TV.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Djuna Perkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Djuna Perkins

I am a lawyer living near Boston with my husband and three children, but I grew up in Woodstock, New York.

Djuna Perkins purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Djuna Perkins chose Becket

Living and working in the city, I missed the country and thought the best way to teach my kids to care for the earth was to make sure they had a place where they could actually see and appreciate the natural world, and where we could all get away from the madness of the electronic world.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is an incredibly restful place. From the breeze on the screened porch to the unbelievable stars and the air at night, to the simplicity of its furnishings, it is just the place to get away from it all and remember who you are.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating
average rating of 4.625 based on 48 reviews
Upstate New York
5

Truth In Advertising

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the end of June and were delighted to find the cabin as advertised; clean, neat and with every convenience but, thankfully, with no Internet. Enjoyed the canoe and the many cultural offerings nearby. The owners put a great deal of thought into their home, and it shows. Reasonably priced in a funky, eclectic development. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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5

Grait

  • 5 of 5

We had great time at Becket .The cabin is clean and has everything .thanks to the owner Irena and Dave.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Excaliber! We loved making fires at night and doing puzzles and napping on the screened in porch. We canoed in the lake both days and one day it was warm enough to take a dip. It was perfectly quiet and serene in the cabin. We also enjoyed walks on the dirt roads. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tacoma,WA
3

Affordable accommodations in the Berkshires. Suits 2 people fine.

  • 3 of 5

Accommodations were affordable for the area. Enjoyed the privacy and living in the woods. The bathroom and bedrooms are incredibly small-definitely not good for tall nor wide people! No adult would be comfortable in the room with bunk beds (too cramped) and my travel partner thought this room smelled like urine and mold. I couldn't smell it but I'm not sensitive to odors. Bathroom was not as clean as we would have liked. Kitchen stocked with sufficient cookware and good to have a washer and dryer. Good wifi.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great 10-day getaway with pet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a place to get away to with our dog as our house was undergoing renovations. This Becket cottage was great. Though small and snug, it lives bigger because it is very well-equipped and has a huge screened-in front porch. My dog and I loved walking all around Sherwood Forest in the mornings and my husband and I loved exploring the Berkshires in the afternoons and evenings. We were very busy, highlights include: visiting and dining at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, hiking Keystone Arches in Chester, attending a great play in Stockbridge, visiting the excellent Clark Museum in Williamstown, enjoying Shaker Village in Hancock, antiquing all over the place, and more.

We were able to accommodate visitors, too. Our 25-yr old son stayed over for a weekend and my 78-yr old mother and her friend dropped by on the way through from Maine to Michigan. Guests reported that the bunk beds were comfortable and easily entered/exited.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampton, New York
5

The Right Choice for a Week in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week at our rental in Becket, MA. The cabin (“Excaliber”) was perfect for what we wanted for our week away. It was an economical choice – the daily rate is quite modest. The amenities provided are in good condition… linens, dishes, pots & pans, washer/dryer, air conditioning, gas barbecue. Djuna Perkins was most welcoming in the communications with us in the planning of the week. The cabin is located at a convenient distance from various points of interest, museums, Jacob’s Ladder Dance Festival, Tangelwood , etc. Because of the washer/dryer, don’t overpack for your time away. Our dog, Chloe, enjoyed the cabin also. We recommend going to Becket and staying at Excaliber!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bradley Int'l Airport
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Springfield
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Mass. Pike
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles

Becket, Massachusetts is in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, an arts, culture and nature-lover's destination. Rural without being remote, the area has something for everyone, including many summer arts festivals, art classes, museums, dance, theater, antiquing, outlet shopping, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, rafting, museums, and countless wonderful towns with terrific shops and restaurants to explore.

Other Activities: cultural events

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Sherwood Forest, Berkshires

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter/Spring
31 Oct 2016 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£207
for 2 nights
From
£78
From
£117
Fri,Sat
£598
 
 
Summer I
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£254
for 2 nights
From
£102
From
£138
Fri,Sat
£755
 
 
Summer II
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£755
for 7 nights
£755
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£223
for 2 nights
From
£86
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £51
Pet Fee £16

Summer II cancellation policy: 100% refund 60 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $200 cancellation fee up to the full amount of the booking if not re-rented. Off-season: 100% refund 30 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $100 cancellation fee up to the full amount of booking if not re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sherwood Forest in Berkshires

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbed
  • The twin beds in the second bedroom are bunkbeds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Portable boombox for iPod, CD player

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Portable wifi hotspot

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