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Karen Cimini

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Quiet Cozy Ranch Nestled On 4 Acres In The Beautiful Berkshire Hills

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Becket holiday house

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom With Pool And Farmer's Porch

Bright and sunny, this home has recently been renovated with new carpet, paint, and bathroom tile. New cabinets and hardwood floors have just been added in the kitchen as well.

About the area:

Day hike on the Appalachian Trail, at Basin Pond, or Washington Mountain State Forest, all within a 10 minute drive.

The neighboring town of Becket has a general store with restaurant, a library, post office, art center and lake for swimming and kayaking. The world renowned Kushi Institute is just 2.5 miles away and the oldest internationally acclaimed Summer dance festival in the United States, Jacob's Pillow is also just a 15 minute drive.

10 minutes north on route 8, the town of Hinsdale has two lakes for swimming, kayaking and motorboats, as well as a playground, library, general store, post office and restaurant.

A bit further north, the town of Dalton offers a community center with gym and indoor pool.

25 minutes away in the city of Pittsfield, you can enjoy Bousquet Mountain Ski Area, which features winter skiing and tubing and water slides, a zip line and much more in the summer. Pittsfield also offers live entertainment at the Colonial Theater, Barrington Stage Co. as well as movie theaters and many restaurants and cafes.

Driving south will bring you to the towns of Lee, Stockbridge and Lenox. Activities abound in these communities including outlet shopping, summer concerts at Tanglewood, Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare and Co. and a myriad of other cultural activities that the Berkshires are famous for.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Cimini (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english

About Karen Cimini

A long-time resident of Berkshire County, I enjoy biking, canoeing, snowshoeing, and spending time with family. My husband and I currently live in Pittsfield Massachusetts.

Karen Cimini purchased this house in 1987

Why Karen Cimini chose Berkshires

The land that we built this home on was passed down to me by my father. I lived here for 27 years and raised 5 children so it is a very special place to me.

What makes this house unique

The privacy of this property makes it very unique. If you are looking for a quiet place to spend a summer afternoon or a home base for exploring this spot has everything you need.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveller reviews

Quiet Cozy Ranch Nestled On 4 Acres In The Beautiful Berkshire Hills
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
4

A lovely house in the countryside

  • 4 of 5

4 women stayed here for the weekend and found that the house met our needs for a comfortable and relaxing time. The beds were great and all of the equipment worked well. There were many things to do around Becket and lots of travel brochures available in the house to peruse. The house was well-stocked with movies and games to last the weekend and beyond. Overall, a very pleasant stay. Karen was very responsive to all inquiries and needs. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford, MA
5

Cozy, clean and charming

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a girls weekend and it was perfect. Karen left the outside and inside lights on as we arrived at night. The house is very well equipped, clean and spacious. Having two full baths was so nice. The 3 bedrooms were perfect. The kitchen was stocked with everything you will ever need. The furniture was comfortable and very clean. We are already planning on renting this home again. Karen was always available for any questions or concerns. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house with our 6 children. Karen was a pleasure to deal with from the get-go; so accommodating! The house was beautiful and very clean. linen and towels were so soft and comfortable. It was so relaxing because it is so secluded and private. The pool was nice but very cold at this point in the season. The best part for my boys was the fire pit - they loved setting it up and of course the fire itself! The piano was so much fun and a novelty for my kids! I definitely recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilbraham, MA
5

Wonderful home in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I (all around 30 years old) just got home from a wonderful vacation in Becket. The home is lovely, and the area is so beautiful and secluded. We spent our time relaxing on the front porch, swimming in the pool, going on hikes in the area, and just enjoying the scenery. The kitchen is very well-stocked, which allowed us to cook most meals instead of going out, and there are plenty of towels and other amenities available. Karen, the owner, was very helpful and in contact with us throughout our stay. We all loved staying here and highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Berkshire Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation in Becket. The owner, Karen Cimini, does a terrific job. She gets in touch immediately and is very helpful. The house is very well appointed and nicely decorated. The pool is a pleasure to use. The setting is the best: we saw wild turkeys and deer in the yard. I would definitely recommend staying there.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Adorable house hidden in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised how adorable the house was especially the fact that it well stocked, very clean and located in a beautiful secluded area of the mountains. Our groups took wonderful hikes off the property, swam in the pool and relaxed on the front porch while reading a book. This was the perfect get away in the Berkshires both relaxing and close to most of the cultural events. We plan on renting the house again in September.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
albany, airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Becket, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 25 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$202
A$1,411
A$5,643
 
 
Summer
26 May 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$349
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$309
A$2,163
A$8,652
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$336

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Becket, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Heated floors.
    Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower , Heated floors.
  • 2 full baths with new heated tile floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Twin beds can be combined to create a queen-size bed.
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom has a full bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing