Charming Housatonic Village Cape

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Renovated historic cape in the center of the quiet village of Housatonic. Five bedrooms, six beds, two full baths, private fenced backyard with hot tub and plenty of space for outdoor activities. Gas grill and outdoor seating. Lovely three season porch, antique furniture and contemporary appliances. Quiet and safe street, 2 minute walk to children's playground, town park and trails. Ten minutes from most popular Berkshire attractions.
You will have complete access and privacy in this tastefully appointed, colorfully furnished mid-nineteen century cape. Terrific curb appeal, three entrances and plenty of cozy spaces give you a sense of small town living in this artistic little river town. The living room is Very comfortable with the friendliest couch you’ve ever met, a 60” television and plenty of entertainment options. A second television is in the small bedroom upstairs. The traditional dining room is welcoming and convenient to the modern, well equipped kitchen. Appliances are top quality Sub-zero, Viking, Thermador and Bosch. Relax on the front porch, surrounded by plants and shaded by the maple out front with a view of quiet Kirk St. and the Housatonic river valley beyond. The office has a desk and bookshelves, several tables and a home gym that can be removed for the time of your rental if you prefer. Upstairs are four bedrooms furnished with antiques and large, exceptionally comfortable beds. There is plenty of light, storage and privacy. Outside you will find a yard fenced dramatically in bamboo with vines and gardens. The hot tub, outdoor ping pong table, grill and outdoor furniture is available for your enjoyment.
Five minutes from downtown Great Barrington, Tanglewood, Kripalu Yoga Center, Naumkeg, Lenox and Redlion Inn, Stockbridge. Great Barrington offers shops, restaurants and theaters; which including the historic Mahaiwe Theater and the Triplex movie house. This rental is less than five minutes to Berkshire Botanical Garden, Norman Rockwell Museum and Arlo Gutherie's Church. Walking distance to wine and spirits, Pleasant and Main Cafe and the Brickhouse Pub as well as the Pulse Dance studio and the famous Berkshire Mountain Bakery. Around the corner from the Housatonic Rail Trail, Flag Rock and Monument Mountain hiking. Butternut Ski Resort, Catamount Ropes Courses and Bard College at Simon's Rock are all within ten minutes. Local farm market Taft Farms, Guidos and the Co-op are favorites for groceries.



  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • River


  • Not Sure


  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Island


  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Smart TV
  • Books For Kids


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Deck/Patio


  • Pets Considered
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Onsite Services

  • Massage

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Pool / Spa

  • Spa Whirlpool

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Fenced Yard
  • Desk Chair
  • Desk
  • Wifi Speed


  • Exterior Lighting
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 10

Pets require an additional deposit. Please keep pets off of all of the furniture, included but not limited to all beds and couches.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

18 Reviews

    Charming house

    5/5 Stayed Mar 28, 2021
    Submitted Apr 5, 2021

    My family and I enjoyed our stay in this charming, older home. The kids got a kick out of the older features, such as the button light switches, and the grownups enjoyed the hot tub and kitchen. Fenced in yard was perfect for the kids and our dog. Seth was quick to respond to any questions. Note the steps upstairs are very steep and narrow and may be difficult for anyone with a mobility issue or small kids. Overall, a great stay in a cute home close to lots of attractions.

    Terrific home and experience

    5/5 Stayed Mar 20, 2021
    Submitted Mar 28, 2021

    We had the most wonderful stay at Seth’s home. It was clean, comfortable, charming and even better than described. Such a neat mix of tradition and modern with cool nature-y furniture. We spent a lot of time melted into the amazing couch, the sunroom and the hot tub. Seth was super responsive and collaborative in all our planning. The location is great. We took walks with our kids to the playground and park, and the nearby bakery. Thank you Seth!

    Charming Berkshires Home

    5/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2020
    Submitted Sep 20, 2020

    With many rooms and lots of charm, was a great place to go to get away with family. Hot tub was great. Barbecue was well used. Foosball was fun. Convenient to all the great towns in the Berkshires.

    Great weekend getaway

    5/5 Stayed Mar 6, 2020
    Submitted Mar 14, 2020

    Enjoyed a girls weekend and had a wonderful time. The property is perfect for a get together. We spent much of our time on the deck in the hot tub. The deck and fence provided plenty of privacy. Beautiful area to explore and a clean, quirky home to come back to.

    Great space with a lovely layout!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 14, 2020
    Submitted Feb 20, 2020

    We have stayed at this residence many times before and are more and more pleased with it each time! Clean with thoughtful amenities (in this case charming St. Valentine's decorations), the location is good and there is room for all of us! Thanks Seth & C for all your hard work!

    A great place!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 30, 2019
    Submitted Jan 2, 2020

    Convenient location. Beautifully clean and spacious house. There were a lot of house plants that made the place seem very inviting. Seth was very easy and accommodating to work with!

    (Older) guys weekebd

    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2019
    Submitted Nov 13, 2019

    Wanted to get away for a few days with my college buddies in the Berkshires and came across this wonderful property. So glad we booked it! Everything is exactly as described, but you have to be in the house to realize how charming it is. Kitchen is completely updated. Hot tub was a bonus (we visited in November). The house had everything we needed and the owner was very responsive to all my questions and concerns. There were only four of us during the trip, but obviously we could fit a few more in the house (maybe next year!) The surrounding town was equally as charming with a bakery, grocery and bar and grill within walking distance. Highly recommend!!!

    Spacious and well appointed!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 25, 2019
    Submitted Nov 3, 2019

    Staying at this house is always great: Seth is nice to work with and accommodating, the house is lovely year round; clean and with many amenities. We look forward to staying here!

    The house was comfortable and spotless! Easy drive to downtown Great Barrington.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 13, 2019
    Submitted Oct 16, 2019

    The house was comfortable and spotless! Easy drive to downtown Great Barrington and terrific restaurants. I highly recommend going to Pleasant and Main Cafe for breakfast: which is just a 2 minute walk from the house!

    Great stay and will be back!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 17, 2019
    Submitted Aug 22, 2019

    This was the perfect location and house for my and my brother's family to stay while visiting my mom in Great Barrington. We had 3 kids, aged 3-7, and my sister also stopped by with her 2 kids. There was a separate TV room where kids could hang out, games, and kids books, as well as a ping pong table that was a big hit. Adults really enjoyed the garden patio room. Kitchen was great for cooking although we were a little confused by the oven at first. Enough beds for everyone. I have Verizon and didn't have cell reception, so that's something to keep in mind, but wifi worked fine. It was hot while we visited, so air conditioning was appreciated. It is a historic home -- main quirk to be aware of with young kids is to keep the upstairs windows closed because they are lower than normal. Overall, we had a great stay and will be back!

    Really nice place , everything one needs near everything one wants to go to

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 17, 2019

    All in all an enjoyable experience. Would come again!

    Old but charming house.

    4/5 Stayed May 28, 2019
    Submitted Jun 6, 2019

    We enjoyed our time together in this house. Even though it's clearly an older home,the kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated with more modern updates. It was roomy enough for all six of us and we were able to do a lot of cooking in the kitchen. We were all able to fit comfortably on the couch and watch TV at night. The hot water came and went when showering though. Overall pleasant stay.


    5/5 Stayed Apr 19, 2019
    Submitted Apr 22, 2019

    My husband, 5-year-old and our dog stayed here with my parents and in-laws. Everyone was comfortable and the beds were wonderful to sleep on. When my parents showed up ahead of schedule Seth was very welcoming in spite of being in the midst of cleaning from the previous guests and he made them feel at home. The location was also great!

    Comfortable and colorful!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 5, 2019
    Submitted Apr 22, 2019

    We love staying at this house: the beds are roomy and comfortable, the kitchen large and easy to use, and the living spaces pretty and accommodating! Housatonic is close to town and the farms and stores we frequebt while visiting the area.

    Charming house, well appointed and comfortable!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2018
    Submitted Nov 17, 2018

    We rented this lovely Housatonic home with family for a long weekend; the house was both spacious and cozy, the kids loved the steps and tv room! The furniture, if you are into antique furniture, is fabulous! The beds were comfortable with enough pillows. The kitchen had lots of equipment. The grounds were well kept and the house was tidy! We would definitely stay there again!

    We enjoyed ourselves. It was very comfortable.

    4/5 Stayed Oct 30, 2018
    Submitted Nov 2, 2018

    The house is very clean. It has a lot of charm. The first morning there was no heat or hot water. It was a particularly cold morning outside. We spoke to the owner and we went to the basement, hit a switch and eventually we had both heat and hot water. It was a very small inconvenience and the issue was resolved quickly. We were very comfortable in the house and it had a great kitchen for cooking. We would stay there again! Thanks Seth!

    Comfortable Home & Quiet Village

    5/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2018
    Submitted Oct 9, 2018

    Thank you, Seth! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your comfortable and well apportioned home. It was a pleasure to meet you as we were heading out and hopefully we'll have occasion to stay again sometime in the future. Thanks, again!

    A fun and relaxing place to stay

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2018
    Submitted Jul 26, 2018

    We had five members of our team in this house for a month and the place was perfect for us. Comfortable beds, a nice place to do yoga and relax, a hot tub for the evening, and a ping-pong table to unwind after a day at the office. In addition to that, we were able to walk to the river, up to a trail up the mountain and to a couple local cafes and bakeries. Really nice. The host was always very responsive and went out of his way to help meet our needs. Thanks!


      Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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