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Karen Cimini

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

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

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


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
  • 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.


based on 14 traveller reviews

Quiet Cozy Ranch Nestled On 4 Acres In The Beautiful Berkshire Hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

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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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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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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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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Private, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

A great home to kick back and relax! Karen's home was very clean and comfortable with plenty of space for 4. The property is beautiful, quiet and private! Karen was a great host, she met us onsite for a tour of the home and was helpful with questions about the area. I would recommend this home to anyone, I look forward to coming back! Thanks Karen.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Berkshire Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Becket. The home is exactly as pictured and described. Although it is tucked away off the "main drag", it is very close to all that the Berkshires has to offer. The Fall Colors are lovely, and the owner, Karen, is very responsive to any questions you may have. Definitely try this place for a quiet getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
albany, airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Becket, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 25 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
26 May 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$327

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Becket, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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