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Family and Dog Friendly Retreat from the City ! (insta/fb: @berkshirebluehouse)

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

the perfect city escape

Insta: #berkshirebluehouse, @berkshirebluehouse

FB: @berkshirebluehouse

More pictures (from recent listing - now NOT listed)


Our home in Great Barrington is the perfect escape from city life without sacrificing any of its amenities.

Things We LOVE:

Wake up on your private 11 acre estate to the sound of birds, take a dip in the heated pool and drive five minutes to one of the most charming farmer's markets you have ever seen. Grill on the deck, let the dogs run loose and end the evening on the hill watching the sunset.

With a closet full of board games & puzzles and a fireplace waiting to be lit, our home provides the perfect stage for memorable weekends together. Dogs may have the best time of all. The 11 acre lawn (squirrels included) is a doggy paradise.

The house itself is situated up a long driveway providing absolute privacy and seclusion while being very close to town, Guido's (a must-see gourmet grocery) and the aforementioned saturday farmer's markets. The yard is large and flat - perfect for a sunday game of touch football or croquet.

We love our home in Great Barrington and can't wait to welcome visitors to share the peace & quiet it provides.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 August, 2017


NYC resident who loves the city but misses big open spaces, fresh air and peace and quiet.

GRACE LEE purchased this house in 2014

Why GRACE LEE chose Berkshires

We love our Berkshire escape. The big open lawn affords beautiful views and provides a playground for the kids and animals. The driveway is long and totally secluded. I often wake up early and take the dogs with a fresh cup of coffee just down the driveway and back.

What makes this house unique

Solitude and Privacy While Remaining a Five Minute Drive to One of My Favorite Grocery Stores of all Time and to Great Barrington City Center. the Best of Both Worlds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Great Barrington in Berkshire County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Skylight in Shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Kid's Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Kid's Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom large with vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan and balcony. Bedroom 2 upstairs features two twin beds and southern views. Bedroom 3 is a long kids hideaway with toys to keep the little ones occupied for hours. Bedroom 4 is on the first floor next to the kitchen and with a great view of the backyard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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Family and Dog Friendly Retreat from the City ! (insta/fb: @berkshirebluehouse)
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful setting, clean, wonderful home, perfect location in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

The reviewer who said the pictures do not do this house justice was absolutely right. The setting is picture perfect and the house itself is clean and well-appointed with great common spaces, an excellent kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms. We loved the pool and pool area, the outdoor barbecue, and sitting and relaxing on the porch. The owner was super-responsive to our questions and has equipped the house with everything a family would need to thoroughly enjoy their time here (including a very useful binder with information about the house and about the Berkshires). There were 8 of us and we all felt that we had plenty of room. And, our dog had the best time ever! We definitely want to return to this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I loved having you as guests and you're welcome back anytime. The house is such an important place to me and seeing others enjoy it brings me a lot of happiness. I hope to see you all soon ! PS - it's no surprise that the dog had the best time lol - it's a veritable dog paradise !
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  • 4 of 5

We loved our month at this delightful and comfortable dog-friendly house in Great Barrington. Beautiful lawns and meadows perfect for our golden retriever's explorations surround this simple house, the pool is refreshing on warm days, and the kitchen is fully equipped for family dinners. The owner was always readily available by text or email for questions or help with equipment or problems. Great!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

The house had no clutter and was clean and welcoming!

The property and pool was great also!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, quiet setting, close to town

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with a big backyard where the dogs played and played. In the summer the pool would be amazing! The property was clean and well-maintained and owner communicated with us throughout our stay. The house is on a quiet road for nice walks but only five minute drive from Great Barrington. House is well appointed with nice bedding. We hiked at Monument Mountain, walked at Beartown State Forest and took a day trip to Mass MOCA. Lots of nice little restaurants and shops in Great Barrington. Not enough snow to ski, but Butternut is very close. A great basecamp for a Berkshires adventure!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful house for your vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at this beautiful house!

The pictures don't do it justice. The house is much larger than it appears in the photos and has a great feel to it. The downstairs play area for the kids is fantastic (the gym area as well) and the pool is wonderful! Great location in a great little town. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Prairie Whale
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August 2017
16 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Labor Day 2017
31 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year 2017
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.53
Pet Fee £77.69
Damage Deposit £776.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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