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Charming Berkshires Lakefront House Near Jiminy Peak with Beautiful Views

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cheshire house description

Comfortable house situated on the shore of Hoosac Lake with beautiful, long views stretching across the large lake. It's fully furnished, with cable TV, stereo, and high-speed Internet. There's a big kitchen, with a central island for dining. The expansive living/dining room and attached study, with distinctive wood paneling, are flooded with light and look out on the lawn and lake. One bedroom is on the main level, and one is upstairs with a roof window (AC in both bedrooms). An additional bedroom may be available for week-long summer rentals. The furnishings are pleasant, with some antiques. Windowed basement has washer & dryer, ping-pong table. The house is situated on large grounds gently sloping to the lake. It has upper and lower decks with outdoor furniture, and one screened deck. The location is quiet, on a dead-end road that extends into the middle of the lake. Rowboat and dock, kayaks available. Jiminy Peak skiing, Ashuwilticook bike trail, Tanglewood, Williamstown, Lenox, MASS MoCA, and gorgeous fall foliage all within a short drive.


Wading is possible from right off the property (the water is clean), but the lake is not yet weed-free enough for swimming (like many of the Berkshire lakes). It is highly suitable for boating, kayaking, and fishing. The glistening lake is surrounded by mountains in all directions and the location of the property in the central Berkshires town of Cheshire is very convenient, with all the premier outdoor and cultural attractions of the area only a short drive away.

Jiminy Peak with summer activities and skiing is less than 20 minutes away. For fall, the house is 20 minutes from the Mohawk Trail, with some of the best leaf viewing in the country.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Main floor #1: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Upstairs: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Has TV...moreless

          • Main floor #2: 1 double

            Bedroom only rented by prior arrangement, otherwise locked. ...moreless

          • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed (new Sealy posturepedic pillow top) and twin bed (Sealy firm); bedroom #1 has firm double bed, with with overlay of 2' memory foam pad; main floor bedroom #2 is moderately firm. All excellent beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Upstairs deck has picnic table and bench seating all around. Lower deck has outdoor dining table (can seat 8) in a screened and lighted section and several lounge chairs. Ping pong table in the basement. In addition to the dining area table (which can be expanded for more than 4), the kitchen has a center island with seating for four. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                40' flat screen HDTV in living room; smaller flat screen HDTV in upstairs bedroom....moreless

              • VCR

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lakefront:

                Beautiful lake view--30 windows in all! On Cheshire Lake....moreless

              • Mountain

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    In two of the bedrooms. (The third bedroom--occasionally rented--has great cross-breezes.)...moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access:

                    Time Warner Cable...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available:

                    Windows 8, guest access....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Covered garage...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Forced hot air on the mail level. Efficient electric baseboard heat in the upstairs bedroom. Cozy as needed....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Good, stable connection, wired or wireless....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    One car in the garage, space for two more in the driveway....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone:

                    Works well, as do mobile phones....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Good wireless N throughout the house (and on the decks outside in summer!). ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All sorts of pots & pans. ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Service for 6-8. Many dishes and utensils....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    18' dishwasher (small size, works well)....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Central island has four stools and is comfortable for eating and cooking....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Natural gas...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Staples, spices, coffee filters....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Natural gas cooktop...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles:

                    Please bring your own helmets....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    rowboat and oars. Boating and swimming at own risk....moreless

                  • Boat Dock
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    One on main level with picnic table and benches all around. One on ground level, with open area and screened area with table & chairs...moreless

                  • Inflatable Boat
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 kayaks (inflatable) with paddles--one seats two persons and the second seats one person. Boating and swimming at own risk....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Terrace
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 15 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 12 - Sep 8, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,300
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  The house is normally rented with two bedrooms only (the owner's room and a storage room are kept locked). By prior arrangement, three bedrooms may be available for longer stays when available. The house is not normally available for monthly or longer rentals.


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                  Last updated: 12/06/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Location

                  58 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Albany, NY
                  9.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Donnybrook Country Club
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Rte 8
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bass Water Grill
                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Jiminy Peak
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Onota Lake

                  Car: Necessary

                  The house is very close to the new Ashuwillticook Rail Trail (great for biking and for long walks) and is near Jiminy Peak for winter skiing and summer activities. The house is also right next to the Appalachian trail and close to Mt. Greylock. For contemporary art and an art scene, MassMoca in North Adams is 20 minutes away to the north. The superb music center at Tanglewood, with magnificent concerts all summer long in the shed or on the beautiful lawn, is only 30 minutes to the south. The same length drive to the northwest brings one to the charming town of Williamstown, with great theatre at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and lots of good restaurants. For cinema, the Berkshire Mall is about a ten minute drive and a selection of supermarkets, Barnes & Noble, etc. are about 10 minutes away.

                  Other Activities: concerts, art museums

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1986

                  About the owner: College professor and author, live in NYC and the Berks. Spend quite a bit of time up at the Cheshire house, but rent it whenever possible.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  House is wonderfully situated on Cheshire Lake, with incredible views. Near the high Berkshires (Mt. Greylock, and now the 'Ashuwilly' bike trail), but still only half an hour to most Berkshire attractions.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french

                   

                  Photos

                  • The house in winter.

                    The house in winter.

                  • The house and grounds in fall

                    The house and grounds in fall

                  • Living room with view to deck and lake

                    Living room with view to deck and lake

                  • Study alcove, with beautiful views on lawn & lake

                    Study alcove, with beautiful views on lawn & lake

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • View of the house from the lawn

                    View of the house from the lawn

                  • Lawn and lake from upper deck

                    Lawn and lake from upper deck

                  • View of upper and lower decks

                    View of upper and lower decks

                  • The grounds and lake from the lower deck in winter

                    The grounds and lake from the lower deck in winter

                  • The lake from the yard in autumn

                    The lake from the yard in autumn

                  • Living room with view to kitchen

                    Living room with view to kitchen

                  • Interior view

                    Interior view

                  • One of the downstairs bedrooms

                    One of the downstairs bedrooms

                  • The lake in summer from the lawn.

                    The lake in summer from the lawn.

                  • View of the deck and the lake from inside the house.

                    View of the deck and the lake from inside the house.

                  • Summer view from upper deck

                    Summer view from upper deck

                  $200 - $250 per night (USD)
                  15

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/06/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Response time: Within a few days
                  • Response rate: 70%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/06/2014
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