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Serene, Private Waterfront House --Perfect Summer Retreat!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-4

Enjoy everything the Berkshires has to offer from this beautiful, secluded, nicely renovated waterfront cottage set on two acres of forested land. Perfect for families or couples. Swim, fish, or boat from the backyard. (Canoe, Kayak and lifejackets provided.) Explore the stream that runs through the property. Picnic down by the water, or lounge on the deck. Make a fire in the fire pit and eat s'mores. Or just sit down by the lake and listen to the sounds of nature while feeling the warm sun on your face. Very private--just one near neighbor. And if you want more activity, head to cultural activities such as Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Company; Mass MOCA, the Berkshire Museum, and Norman Rockwell Museum; historic homes such as those of Edith Wharton and Herman Melville; outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking; and antiques and outlet shopping. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, full kitchen!

Owner History: This property is owned by experienced vacation rental owners with other rental properties on Homeaway with consistent five star reviews. Reserve with us with confidence.

More Details

Owner
Djuna Perkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Djuna Perkins

My husband and I own this house with another couple. All four of us had long careers in education or criminal justice, and two of us are lawyers. We are also parents of both young and grown children, and dog owners.

Djuna Perkins purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Djuna Perkins chose Becket

Living in Boston, I missed the country I grew up in, and wanted to be able to recapture the country girl by having a foothold in the Berkshires. For my husband, it was the cultural attractions of the area. And for our kids, it was the lake and the wildlife!

What makes this cottage unique

We saw this house in the spring of 2009 and saw its great potential. At the time, the house was a one bedroom 600 square foot cottage, but it was on a beautiful, quiet piece of property with a lake and stream on two acres. We knew it could be paradise, and so we renovated it to add a second floor and take full advantage of the beauty of the land.

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Springfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 2
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Butternut
Car: necessary

Lakes, art, music, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, skiing, snowshoeing, foliage, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, theater, Berkshires, outlets, historic homes, gardens, Kripalu, Heartwood School, swimming, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing. House is on eastern tip of Nottingham Lake. The google map is mislabeled--the portion of Bow Ridge Lane that is south of Porcupine Ct. is actually Nottingham Court.

Other Activities: skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , first floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double sinks
  • One full bath with a shower on the first floor, and one full bath with double sinks and a full size tub on the second floor. First floor bath has hardwood floors and a second floor bath is tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , full-size futon in separate study
  • The house has two bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with full size bed and a twin bed. Alternatively, there is a study with a full-size futon sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 deck chairs
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Serene, Private Waterfront House --Perfect Summer Retreat!
average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews
5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

House was even better than expected. Bedrooms were large and house was nicely redone. Sound of the brook was so relaxing and atmosphere was peaceful. Definitely a nice retreat away from city.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exactly as advertised... excellent getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We booked last minute because our family trip to London for spring break had to be cancelled. After carefully reading the reviews we decided to give it a try. Price was very reasonable, house was clean and comfortable, and we all really enjoyed it. Not much happening out there in mid-April, but the weather was great, the lake is very clean, and it's a quiet and private setting. We ate in mostly because of the limited restaurants in the area but a good kitchen made it convenient. We fish a lot as a family but unfortunately has no luck and really didn't see any movement in the lake. May have been too early.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful weekend getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Djuna has a clean, welcoming home. It was spacious and had the necessary equipment for my weekend trip with 3 other people. I wish the heat was controllable by the us and not the owner. Besides that the communication between Djuna was minimal. Once in contact with her, she was flexible and nice. I'd consider returning back to the property in the summer. Thanks for renting out your space!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

Great spot to see the lake and relax! Beautiful scenery and very convenient. Beds are comfy, kitchen is nicely stocked with supplies. Thank you Djuana!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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5

Peaceful haven by lake

  • 5 of 5

This house in Sherwood Forest was just what we wanted. It is situated next to a small lake in a private, woodland community. The area is full of trees which were all the most wonderful autumn colours. There are many walks around the area, through the forest and around another much larger lake, which was stunning with the reflection of the autumn trees. The house was well equipped and the beds were incredibly comfortable - better than ours back home! There's a great fire pit by the lake and plenty of outdoor seating. There are also a couple of row boats, so we enjoyed an evening row around the lake - beautiful. There is much to explore in the surrounding area - though some of the attractions close from mid October until spring. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend here. The instructions to get there and get in were perfect and easy to follow. Very private and quiet here. The kayak and canoe were a good touch, paddling around the pond was lots of fun. Would go back in an instant and recommend this to anyone looking to get away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage 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
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
for 2 nights
From
£113
From
£148
Fri,Sat
£826
 
 
Winter 2017-18
4 Nov 2017 - 5 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
for 2 nights
From
£113
From
£148
Fri,Sat
£826
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£298
for 2 nights
From
£113
From
£148
Fri,Sat
£826
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.03

Summer 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

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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