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Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Djuna Perkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating
average rating of 4.5849056 based on 53 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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4

Quiet Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was very nice and well stocked. We didn't need to bring anything but clothes. There was one fault, the bathroom could have been designed better. Our stay was cool and rainy so we used the woodstove so then it was warm and cozy. Not much to do in April so we made a puzzle. was a good place to read too.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and quiet, everything was there.

  • 4 of 5

Good stay and happy to have been there

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 had a lovely time. We enjoyed the snow, a walk around the small lake, the surrounding towns, and the peace. The place is as cozy and well stocked as advertised...the open air living area and the wood stove getting most use! Although the bathroom is small and the hot water limited, we really enjoyed our family time there. By the way, the snoopy puzzle is missing one piece, to the right of his nose, just as an FYI! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

The house was clean and well equipped with all of the essentials.

  • 4 of 5

Excalibur is a cozy place to hibernate for a weekend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time (yet again) staying in this cabin! It's perfect for a couple nights tucked away! We love that it's secluded and in the winter it's perfect for holing up by the woodstove and staying cozy inside. The kitchen is wonderfully functional for cooking and dining and the beds are comfortable. We especially adore the sectional couch for lounging!

We also love that the Sherwood Shoppe is just down the road. We always enjoy staying in Djuna's properties and she has been a lovely host over the years

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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

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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
£203
for 2 nights
From
£77
From
£115
Fri,Sat
£587
 
 
Summer I
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£135
Fri,Sat
£742
 
 
Summer II
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£742
for 7 nights
£742
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£234
for 2 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Fri,Sat
£611
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£219
for 2 nights
From
£84
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50.25
Pet Fee £15.46

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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