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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 - 30 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018


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 Great Barrington

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Family and Dog Friendly Retreat from the City ! (insta/fb: @berkshirebluehouse)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 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: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Great house and fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a phenomenal vacation here. Grace was extremely attentive as was Gary, the caretaker. So many toys and games for the kids. Overall, a wonderful property.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully relaxing get away. The photos do not do this space justice. A great house on stunning and very private property. Grace was very responsive and helpful. ...and so many things to do and see in the Berkshires! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.15
Pet Fee £71.43
Damage Deposit £714.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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