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Member since: 2009
Speaks english, swedish

Cozy guesthouse studio, private woodland setting, close to town.

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Housatonic holiday studio

Cozy 1 BR, 1 bath studio apartment with full kitchen, sleeps 4

Cozy, peaceful, and private. This property, nestled in the woods by Long Pond, is nonetheless convenient to everything. It is less than 5 minutes from downtown Great Barrington and 10 minutes from Stockbridge, Butternut, and Catamount. The detached, second floor studio with maple floors and vaulted ceilings has been recently renovated, and is appointed with a mixture of antique and contemporary furnishings. Amenities include a full kitchen, full bath, laundry center, TV/cable/DVD, and high-speed Internet access. Outside deck with large enclosed yard, grill and outside furniture included with rental during the warmer months.

Additional 2 bedrooms, 1/2 bath available on main floor of guesthouse for additional fee. Please inquire.

Whether you decide on the extra space or not, be reassured that you will be the only renter in cottage during the rental period you choose. I do not rent to more than one party at the time. Additional space does allow for friends or family to join you and it is there as an option to expand on the rental space if you need it.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anni (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, swedish


based on 18 traveller reviews

Cozy guesthouse studio, private woodland setting, close to town.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Very comfortable and enjoyable property

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience renting a vacation spot through VRBO and we've been very satisfied. The description of the studio and location were accurate and the property and unit itself are clean and well maintained. Although small, the space is used well; plenty of storage and full of thoughtful amenities and supplies. Being used to timeshare rentals, we brought a few cooking and cleaning items with us, but we didn't use them as Anni supplied everything we needed. It was nice to not have to run to the store for sundries as soon as we unpacked. David and Anni were very responsive and immediately took care of a couple of things that needed attention, such as a burnt out light bulb. Our stay was quiet, peaceful, scenic, and thoroughly enjoyable. We're looking at returning next year and will recommend this studio to others. The location is close to many of the small towns throughout the Berkshires and there are numerous restaurants, shops, and historical attractions nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Immaculate. Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

As a seasoned vacation renter, I come equipped with everything we might need during our stay. But at Anni's sweet Guesthouse, I didn't use any of it, everything was already there - salad spinner, olive oil, ziplocs, coffee, hair dryer, ETC. Tucked away on a pretty wooded road, the studio is immaculate and thoughtfully laid out to maximize the space; we were very comfortable during our 5 day stay. The deck is very pretty, the grill was great and the location provides easy access to all of our Berkshire/Hillsdale favorites - Guido's; Berkshire Mountain Bakery; Crossroads Food Shop; Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe; Tanglewood. Anni was a delight and we look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

The studio was truly immaculate. The layout including tasteful furnishings, lighting, skylights, ample closet space, and heating made the place very pleasant and comfortable. The studio is perfect for a couple, even with a child. (We did not use the additional space on the ground floor, so no comments on that.) The kitchen had all the amenities for preparing simple meals. The less-than-full-size refrigerator was surprisingly efficient. Despite the fact that the guesthouse is located close to the owner's main house, there is no sense of invasion of privacy. The deck with the bbq grill and the fire pit on one side and the picture window (perfect for relaxation and reading) on the other side face wooded areas. Anni was friendly, quick to respond to a couple of small unexpected situations, and respectful regarding interactions between visitors and her dogs. She was also very efficient and responsive while setting up the reservation. The place is located within walking distance to a trail that leads to Long Pond and a few minutes drive to a farm and to downtown Great Barrington with its shops, restaurants, groceries, etc. Overall, this guesthouse is a great deal.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Visit to the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time using VRBO to stay domestically and it was fantastic. Our adorable cottage nestled in the woods of Great Barrington was perfect. It was well appointed, comfortable, and had everything you would need for a few days stay - generally just great energy in the space. There were only two of us using the space but there was more than enough room to accommodate a couple more. Being here during the amazing change in season was an added bonus but this would be a lovely place to stay anytime of year. In addition the owner was accommodating with our schedule and allowed us to check-in a few hours early. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, wonderful use of space, very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Anni was so easy to work with! She was quick to reply to my inquiries, very accommodating (opened up extra space for our use), and has created such a warm, beautiful, space. The cabin is out of town, really quiet, and easily accessible to all the fun things available in Great Barrington and beyond. Highly recommend zip lining above the fall foliage!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation, good location

  • 4 of 5

The studio was fully nicely appointed and fully equipped on the kitchen with all a guest could want. It's very quiet location was great and just minutes from Great Barrington's downtown. The comtemporary furnishings worked well with a few older pieces and the building itself. Communications with Mrs. Mintz was timely, thorough, but never intrusive. It is a place I will happily consider again for future short stays in the Berkshires.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Set in the Beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, this property offers easy access to to the best of nature and the best of culture. In the Winter, we are 10 minutes away from Butternut and Catamount, and there is easy access to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing right out the door. In the summer, we are within easy driving distance of Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, the Berkshire Theater Festival, and countless other activities and attractions. The property is less than 5 minutes away from 'downtown' Great Barrington, and less than 10 minutes away from Stockbridge. There are over 50 restaurants within a 20 minute radius. This location has something for everyone.

Other Activities: snow-shoeing, symphony, dance


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in Housatonic, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates apply for a maximum occupancy of 2 adults, plus children. For parties with more than 2 adults, a surcharge of $50/person/night applies for each additional adult.
There is an option for renting additional two bedrooms, plus 1/2 bath on main floor of guesthouse for additional fee. Please inquire.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Housatonic, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Newly renovated, the bathroom is beautiful and simple.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • This warm and cozy studio bedroom is appointed with a mixture of antique and contemporary features. Beneath a spacious cathedral ceiling, there is a queen size bed, a window bed, and a pull-out sofa bed. For entertainment, there is a flat screen TV with cable, a DVD player and a video library. Additional space available on main floor of guesthouse for additional fee. Please inquire if interested.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis