Lake Cottage Waiting for You! Near Town, Attractions

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Last updated: 10/09/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A short drive from New York City or Boston, or a flight into Hartford or Albany and you're in a new world of peace - Gemini's Place in the Berkshires. Surrounded by tall pines and flowering shrubbery, kick off your shoes and relax on the screened porch with your summer read. Or if you're feeling energetic, you're steps to the lake - swimming, fishing, boating - or minutes to the Appalachian Trail for an afternoon hike.

The Berkshires are famous for their cultural opportunities - musical, theatrical and dance productions - and who could resist an evening picnic supper on the 'great lawn' of Tanglewood combined with a premiere performance of the Boston Symphony or Pops at their summer home.

Many guests take advantage of the Berkshire's fine restaurants but if you prefer to cook, the pantry is stocked with basics so you can spend your vacation funds visiting places of interest like Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Studio, Jacob's Pillow, the Edith Wharton House, the scenic railway, golf courses, secret waterfalls in Mill River, dozens of unusual antique shops and the hidden treasures of Stockbridge, Lenox, Lee and Great Barrington. Come, we promise you'll have a good time!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 150 paces to lake access/swimming area and lots of fun!


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Swim, bring your kayak or canoe, state boat ramp available, MA fishing permit required...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Come to the Berkshires for hiking, art, music, the scenery, and relaxation....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Arrival Day

  • Saturday


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda


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Last updated: 10/09/2015
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Tanglewood (summer home of Boston Symphony), live theater, concerts and dance productions; John boat with paddles (use at own risk) and life preservers; inflatable boat; fishing rods; water sports; DVD collection; 1 queen, 2 twin beds, sleeper sofa; state boat ramp; Norman Rockwell, Stockbridge, Berkshire Botanical Garden, regional outlet shopping, relaxation on screened in porch.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: We're boomers who work hard and play hard. Mr. J is retired from the telecommunications industry and Mrs. J continues providing conference, meeting and event planning and most recentedly added a client for fund development. Work took us to North Carolina but our love is the northeast and our vacations in the Berkshires every spring and fall.

Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington:
We first drove into Great Barrington in 1967 on our motorcycle. We never forgot the GB planting as you come over the Housatonic Bridge. In '84 we had opportunity to buy a family vacation place and the cottage was perfect. Close to lake for swimming, a state boat ramp, an airport for private planes and we were in paradise. Our sons loved exploring the woods, stream and nearby waterfall. Now it's our grandsons who explore. The cottage is waiting for you, too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The cottage is nestled in a quiet vacation community. Sounds of bird calls and the hum of boats from the lake tell you you're on vacation. No need to scurry for email. Instead, pick up a book, take a nap, go for a swim. Leisure is the name of the game at Lake Buel. But if you must do email - the house boasts WIFI. So come and enjoy!

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Speaks: english



  • Gemini's Place

    Gemini's Place

  • Heart of the Home

    Heart of the Home

  • Romance and Entertainment

    Romance and Entertainment

  • Computer Station with Wireless

    Computer Station with Wireless

  • Rainy Day Entertainment 1

    Rainy Day Entertainment 1

  • Linen Closet

    Linen Closet

  • Glass Fetish

    Glass Fetish

  • The real heart of the house - it's all about R&R.

    The real heart of the house - it's all about R&R.

  • Living room by night

    Living room by night

  • Master Queen

    Master Queen

  • Trundle Bed Sleeps 2

    Trundle Bed Sleeps 2

  • Boat's Eye View

    Boat's Eye View

  • Old Fashioned Games

    Old Fashioned Games

  • Dishes


VRBO #118701

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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