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Lovingly restored Victorian in Lee's Historic District

Bedrooms 5
Space 221 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Former B&B With Five Bedrooms And Five Bathrooms, Comfortably Accommodates 12.

Welcome to the Victorian Manor in the historic town of Lee, know as the "Gateway to the Berkshires." Many features in our five bedroom, five bathroom house have been restored to its original period details. Enjoy the timeless charm of a house that is just a five minute walk to town and a short driving distance to many of the Berkshire's finest attractions. Ideal for family reunions or multiple families/couples.

Take a short stroll down the road and you are surrounded by some of the Berkshire's finest restaurants. Less than a 10 minute drive away in Lenox and Stockbridge are many other top rated restaurants.

For canoeing and kayaking, the Housatonic River is a short walk away, and we are only a block from the Greenock Country Club, open to the public for golf and tennis.

Other conveniences are right at your door step as well. In town, you can hop on the Lee Trolley, which runs for free to the Outlets and Stockbridge from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Our house is located two and a half hours from New York City and two hours from Boston, and only five minutes off the Mass Turnpike.

Some of the most popular places to visit in the Berkshires are just a short drive away!

- Lee Premium Outlets 1.5 miles

- Laurel Lake Public Beach 2.3 miles

- Shakespeare and Co. 4.7 miles

- Tanglewood 6.1 miles

- Norman Rockwell Museum 6.4 miles

- Berkshire Theater Festival 9.8 miles

- Jacob's Pillow Dance 9.9 miles

- Barrington Stage 11.4 miles

- Butternut Ski Resort 11.8 miles

Bedroom configuration:

- Downstairs bedroom with 1 x Queen Bed (Full bathroom with tub next to family room)

- Downstairs family room adjacent to bedroom with daybed

- Upstairs bedroom with 1 x King Bed (Full bathroom across the hall)

- Upstairs bedroom with 1 x Queen Bed (Full bathroom attached)

- Upstairs bedroom with 1 x Full Bed and 1 x Twin Trundle Bed (Full bathroom attached)

-Upstairs bedroom with 2 x Twin Beds pushed together as King (Full bathroom attached)

More Details

Jim Harter and Anneke Leffel
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, Afrikaans
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Jim Harter and Anneke Leffel

We started coming to the Berkshires a few years ago and just fell in love the area. We lovingly restored this home and filled it with our collection of antiques. We are looking forward to sharing this with you.

Jim Harter and Anneke Leffel purchased this house in 2015

What makes this house unique

As you walk into the Victorian Manor, built back in 1876, you are reminded of its history right away. The beautiful front porch features marble steps that came from area's quarries started in the late 1800's by one of the original owners of this house, the Deely family. The Lee quarries provided marble for many of the turn-of-the century estates that are now scattered throughout the Berkshires, as well as some of the monuments in Washington DC.

In our recent renovation, special consideration was given to restoring the house to its original form, as well as furnishing it with fixtures and antiques matching the time period. Most of the home's original wood floors have been restored, as well as the original doors and hardware. Enjoy the charm of the parlor room, with its bay window and adjoining library, with a very special antique Quarter Sawn Oak Secretary.

Modern conveniences can be appreciated in our renovated kitchen, with Carrara Marble countertops and large stainless steel stove. Cook to your heart's content, while friends and family sit around the ample butcher block island.

The upstairs bathrooms feature with subway and hexagon tiles, designed to match the period of the house. One special bathroom even has a pedestal sink from 1899! All bedrooms have their own bathrooms.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 221 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not move furniture and lamps around the house.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , On first floor
  • 5 Full bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed , Downstairs with adjoining family room suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Housekeeper required to clean at your own cost for stays over 2 consecutive weeks.


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Lovingly restored Victorian in Lee's Historic District
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Comfortable large house full of character

  • 5 of 5

I loved this property and the owners are super responsive. The first night the heat kept coming on (user error!) and the radiators are noisy. The owners solved our problem and the next night was quiet! Great open kitchen and dining plan for socializing with friends. We were 4 adults, 2 teenagers and 4 kids and there was plenty of room for everyone. All the amenities. Great location for a ski weekend at Butternut. We'll be back if they'll have us.

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back!
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Our second stay with 5 couples. Perfect house and wonderful trip. We’ll be back.

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed this beautiful and very clean home.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathleen. We hope you’ll be back again!
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Wonderful winter stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this home with two other families for a weekend ski trip. We had a group of six kids aged 3-7 with us and everyone fit perfectly. The charm in the home was fun to explore, lots of gorgeous antiques! Lovely well-equipped kitchen. Only 15 minutes to Butternut and easy drive. We are already talking about booking another weekend at this property for next year! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again!
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West Hartford, CT

College friends gathering

  • 5 of 5

5 couples get together each year. Great location. Plenty of bedrooms;, everyone had their own bath. Nice kitchen and 2 common areas plus DR. Very comfortable beds, heat was fine, had everything we needed. Some glitches with dishwasher, and complicated coffee maker. We'll return!

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

The home is spacious and welcoming, perfect for our large group. Owners were attentive and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Wonderful place!

  • 4 of 5

We wer 8 women staying here. The house was very clean, beds and bathrooms were clean. The house was very warm and cozy.

A small problem with the dishwasher but Anneka was always an email away to answer any questions. I would recommend this place . It is not far from anything in the Berkshires. There is some traffic noise from the street if you are used to complete quiet but not bothersome to us.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Moe's Tavern
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Greenock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Variety of restaurants
Nearest Ski
11.8 Miles
Butternut Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Laurel Lake Public Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$223
Pet Fee AU$127.43
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.