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Modern cottage in the heart of the Berkshires!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Secluded Cottage in the Heart of the Berkshires

Drive down our private road to find an adorable and spacious cottage, nestled on four secluded wooded acres, with every modern amenity including central air conditioning, Internet TV and WIFI. Stay plugged in or disconnect and enjoy the faint whooshing sound of the Housatonic River and the exquisite natural beauty around our property and in the Berkshires. Our home has three bedrooms and a den with a pull-out couch. The three bedrooms are on the second floor comprised of a spacious master bedroom suite with attached, walk-out deck, private bathroom and a large walk-in closet that is big enough for a pack-in-play for the little one. The two other bedrooms have full beds and ample closet space and a full bath for those bedrooms to share. There is also a half bath on the main level. All of the mattresses are new and extremely high quality. On the first floor there is a den with a full-sized pull out couch which doubles as a peaceful reading room or a playroom for the kids. If you like to cook, enjoy the spacious open concept kitchen. There is a lovely screened-in porch for al fresco dining and a covered porch to relax and unwind.

Alison Baker & Robert Podgursky
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Alison Baker & Robert Podgursky

We are a fun-loving family of 6 (two parents, two kids, a pug an a gecko) who share an absolute love of the Berkshires, "our happy place". Nothing beats hanging out under a shady tree while the kids frolic in the lake or a hike that ends in a waterfall. We live full- time in Maplewood, NJ, where we have access to NYC for our jobs.

We warmly welcome adults (and dogs) of any ethnicity, color, religion and sexual orientation.

Alison Baker & Robert Podgursky purchased this house in 2016

Why Alison Baker & Robert Podgursky chose Stockbridge

It was love at first sight. It's such a cute home! It has the perfect balance of privacy and comfort while being a quick drive to amazing restaurants and all the Berkshires have to offer. My kids love the large backyard.

What makes this house unique

Location and modern amenities such as central air, which is wonderful on hot days. This house is suitable for a "working vacation" because of the excellent Wifi but it is also an ideal place for unwinding and discovering the Berkshires. The house is very kid-friendly and dogs are considered.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stockbridge in Berkshire County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom with bathroom, walk-in closet and porch.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Modern cottage in the heart of the Berkshires!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Open, private, and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Valentine Lane is a short few minutes' drive to Stockbridge. The house is off the road quite a bit on a sunny secluded lot. There's a lovely back porch looking over the large back lawn, which is surrounded by trees. There's a nice 45-minute loop walk from the house along country roads, past the golf course, the Housatonic River, and many interesting homes, from classic estates to rustic chic. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. Alison was responsive and helpful when setting up our stay.

May was the perfect time to visit - the leaves and flowers were just coming out and the weather was perfect - no too cold and not too hot.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet, Charming, Clean & Fun!

  • 5 of 5

This house is just lovely. Perfectly located just ten minutes much but secluded and private. Every room in the house is simply and beautifully furnished. We stayed during a bit of a cold snap but we were cozy the whole time with great heating and a great fire. We had 4 kids with us ( ages 9,6, 2 and 1) and two adults. I felt very comfortable from a safety perspective and the kids had a great time. The house is completely updated with great bathrooms and a wonderful kitchen. The property is surrounded by beautiful trees and has great light. It snowed 6 inches while we were there and we were thrilled when the prearranged ( by the owners) snow plow showed up to dig out the driveway. The beds were super comfortable and the sheets and towels were fantastic. There were plenty of extra pillows and blankets all over the house. We used the washer and dryer ( also seem brand new) and loved the convenient entrance to the house from the garage. We enjoyed Ski butternut and Baba Louies in great Barrington during our visit -- both were only 10 minutes away. I communicated with Alison the owner a few times before the visit and once during and she was super quick to respond and super helpful. I highly recommend this home and we will be sure to visit again during the summer. The property must be stunning during the summer months!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and great for kids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in Feb 2018 and had a great time. The home is in a nice, quiet location but located conveniently close to town. Kitchen is well equipped and we cooked all of our meals at the house. The owner even left us a basket of snacks which were greatly appreciated. We used the cozy fireplace every day. The kids really enjoyed the books, toys, and sleds that were available at the house. We frequent this area and look forward to staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private but not secluded. In the heart of what's happening in the Berkshires.

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time at the cottage on Valentine Lane. I love it! I

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our weekend stay here. This home is really beautiful and totally private without being isolated. Spotlessly cleanse and very comfortable. Minutes from Stockbridge and Great Barrington. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing ski weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Valentine Cottage for a long ski weekend at nearby Butternut Ski Mt. and it was perfect! Alison was such a gracious hostess and the cottage was warm, relaxing and comfortable. We felt more like guests than renters! It is the perfect house for two families and I cannot wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shakespeare & Company
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
Bousquet Ski Area
Stockbridge Bowl
Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health
Wheatleigh Dining
Haven Cafe & Bakery
Nudel Restaurant
Church Street Cafe
Boston Symphony Orchestra Inc
Norman Rockwell Museum
Catamount Ski Area
Bash Bish Falls
Baba Louie's
Cranwell Resort’s Golf Course
The Dream Away Lodge
Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar
Prairie Whale
Old Mill
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
Lake Garfield
The Monterey General Store
Lake Mansfield Park
SOCO Creamery
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Berkshire National Fish Htchry
Ski Butternut
Very close to house.
The Farmhouse Deli at Taft Farms
Great market - everything fresh!
Brick House Pub
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Brick House Pub
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Stockbridge Golf Club
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Hudson, NY Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Red Lion Inn
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Ski Butternut
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Stockbridge Town Beach (Stockbridge Bowl)
Car: necessary

The house is in the beautiful town of Stockbridge, off a private road, and is in the epicenter of the Berkshires, very close to Great Barrington and Lenox. You will be surrounded by all of the cultural and recreational attractions of the Berkshires such as Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob's Pillow, Chesterwood, Berkshire Theatre Festival. You'll also find tennis, horseback riding, golf, boating, swimming and hiking in the state forests. (Equipment not included). Wintertime recreation includes skiing at Butternut Basin, Bousquet, Catamount and Jiminy Peak as well as snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice skating.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.38
Additional Guest Fee £37.6
Pet Fee £37.6
Damage Deposit £375.95

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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